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Marvelous Monday

Monday, July 10, 2017
#MarvelousMonday, Currently Reading, TBR, On My Kindle Book Reviews

Last week was relatively quiet because the client I was working for through the staffing agency abruptly decided that my services were no longer needed.

It's quite frustrating; in spite of the limitations I've set, my schedule is surprisingly flexible and I'm willing to work on weekends (when hotels are typically full). Adding to my frustration, when I did show interest in a job via the staffing agency's online app, I received a text message from one of the agents confirming that I could arrive to work for the client at the start time posted for the job. I texted back immediately; only to be informed that the job was given to someone else. If the agent had spent less time expressing unwarranted concern about my ability to show up on time to the job and spent that time accepting me for the job, I would be working today. I also just discovered that I was declined for the jobs I showed interest in for this week.

If you live in the Springfield, MO area and have a disability or illness that requires frequent doctors' appointments, don't bother registering with the agency I'm with now. Despite the agents' assertions that you can "set your own schedule," the agency does little to nothing to work with a person's availability.

Currently Reading

Even though last week was frustrating for me, something positive has come of my downtime; I'm able to read more and write even more reviews! Here's what I'm reading now:

Get Disturbance & Destruction by P.S. Winn on Amazon, Currently Reading
In an unstable world, disturbances and destruction can occur. It happened to Earth many years ago. Now, in 2047 Craig and Marla Reynolds are headed back to Earth with their twenty five year old daughter Nadia. They are traveling from a parallel world where they had once escaped to. Hoping to find the world has been rebuilt, they are going to find, nothing will ever be the same.

Up Next

Pre-order Ramp Rat by CC Standish, TBR

Gen X malcontent Conrad Jacoby is rapidly approaching the big 2-0. Although the rebellious scamp has skated by on minimum wage jobs throughout his teens, Conrad is now in search of a more meaningful pathway into his 20s to supplement the stagnant doldrums of mid ‘90s Minnesota. After landing a baggage-handling job at the airport, Conrad hits the ground running as the challenge of learning a new craft mirrors the struggles in his personal life. As he navigates difficult relationships with both his parents and long-time girlfriend—Minnie, Conrad uses his new trade to rise above the everyday frustrations and push forward into adulthood in this rollicking New Adult comedy.
If the name, CC Standish sounds familiar, it should! I reviewed his book, The Customer is Always Wrong, back in March 2016. Ramp Rat continues Conrad's story and I am sure it will be as witty and snarky as its predecessor.

Add The Coven by Chrissy Lessey to your Goodreads list!, TBR
The future queen awakens…

Newly single mother Stevie Lewis divides her time between raising Charlie, running a store with her best friend, and avoiding the meetings of her mother’s Beaufort Historic Society. Although her life has its challenges, it’s altogether average. Just the way she likes it.

When Vanessa, a ruthless dark witch, launches an attack against young Charlie, Stevie’s simple life derails, and her long-dormant powers awaken. A 300-year-old secret is exposed, revealing her destiny to one day rule the clandestine community of witches who hide in plain sight.

Now she must master her own magical powers before it’s too late. Because Vanessa’s on the warpath, and only Stevie can stop her.
I'm reading this book for Readers' Favorite so the review will be posted there, and not on the blog. I'm just starting out with them and this is one of two reviews that will be proofread by an editor before I can become a full-fledged reviewer over there. Once I'm "officially" a Readers' Favorite reviewer, I'll post a badge on the sidebar.

About a month ago, I posted an informal poll asking my readers what type of post they'd like to see on the blog at the end of the week. The results are in and the majority voted for me to bring back "Featured Title" posts and share "Flashback Friday" posts when I don't have any books to feature. Since I have a couple of new releases to share with you soon, I'm holding off on asking for titles to feature; however, I'll start "Flashback Fridays" this week.

This week, I'm asking indie authors which service they'd like to see me offer on On My Kindle. I have added this small poll the blog's sidebar and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

I hope you had a marvelous Monday and have a spectacular week!