Apr 14 2018

Sunday Post #38:

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Sunday Post / 48 Comments


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!

This week seemed to go by fairly quickly, and it was a better week than last. This is a little personal for me to go into, but we decided to pull our son out of school and he’ll be starting classes for getting his GED. In Tennessee it’s called the HiSET, and covers more than the normal GED does. He’s been having a hard time, and we’ve tried everything we can, so it was time to get him the help he needs. Not very many people know, but I am bi-polar, and they are thinking that he is as well with everything that has been going on. It breaks my heart for him, I know it’s a struggle and the stigma that comes with it, doesn’t make it any easier. And it isn’t easy for him to deal with it at school. His school hs pretty much no tolerance for someone who has any type of mental health issues. The guidence counselor proceeded to tell him to “suck it up” when it came to his mood swings, and go back to class, it’s just teenage hormones. They handle his anxiety attack he had in school horribly, so needless to say we weren’t happy and they got to see Bitch Mom. That’s my son. As a guidence counselor, you should know how to deal with many aspects of teenagers and their issues and work with the parents to help the student. This isn’t what ever wanted for him to go through, but he is getting the help he needs, and will be able to attend a school locally that will prepare him for taking the GED test. It’s going to be a rough road for him for a little while, but this is going to be a much better situation for him, but we feel it’s for the best. Now, that I’ve ranted a little…

Our weather here has been warm, I actually had to turn on the air conditioning. But we have severe thunderstorms coming today and tomorrow, so the Bristol race will be probably be postpones and there snow in the forecast on Monday. What the hell Mother Nature?! Other than that, not much went on. My foot is heeled enough to not have to have it in that awful shoes. Sandals here I come!!!

Blogwise, it was a good week, all posts went up like they were scheduled to, got a few new goodies. And Amazon called to me, so I had to give in. Lol… I’m a littl behind on commenting back and visiting, but I will catch up over the next few day. 🙂

How was everyone’s week?




Monday: Review for Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Tuesday: Reviews for The Girl In The Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1) by Robert Bryndza
Wednesdayday: Can’t Wait Wednesday #36: The Search for Maggie Ward by Andrew M. Greele

Thursday: Mini Reviews for What the Moon Saw by D.L. Koontz & Blackhurst
Friday: Review for The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn #2) by Lisa Regan



-Review for Come from Away by Genevieve Graham

-Review for How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

-Can’t Wait Wednesday

-Book Blitz: The Promotion: A Reverse Harem Novel by Mika Lane

-Review for The Family at Number 13 by S.D. Monagha








Lies by T.M. Logan
From St. Martins Press

One Day in December: A Novel by Josie Silver
From Crown Publishing Group

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbel
From St. Martins Press



The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
From St. Martins Press

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
From Harlequin

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
From Graydon House/Harlequin




Forgotten Time (Ravenhurst Series #1) by Lorraine Beaumont
Goodreads / Amazon

A Life Well-Hidden by Emily Neali
Goodreads / Amazon

Trusting A Scandalous Duke by Cassandra Michael
Goodreads / Amazon



The Lament of Queen Elizabeth: A Tudor Alternate History by Lucy Lancaster
Goodreads / Amazon

A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire #1) by T.E. Sivec, Tara Sivec
Goodreads / Amazon

Locked Tight (Mindjack/Zepher #4) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Goodreads / Amazon







Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

48 Responses to “Sunday Post #38:”

  1. Sam@WLABB

    I am really sorry they were so insensitive to your son at his school, but I wish him all good luck getting his degree. One Day in December looks really good, and I need to get to the new books in the Mindjack series. I am a SKQ fan, and want to see where she took the series after the last book.

  2. Greg

    Good luck to your son, and sounds like you’re putting him in a better situation. That guidance counselor *sigh* that is NOT what they’re supposed to do, obviously. Geez. Somebody’s not doing their job… anyway good for you.

    Glad your weather was nice even if it didn’t last. We have a winter storm warning so I’m not happy with spring’s progress at this juncture!

    A Life Well Hidden looks good.

  3. Laura Thomas

    I was lucky and my son’s school recognized he needed something different and got him into another school. He still wasn’t able to graduate but will be getting his GED also. So sorry you and your son weren’t given the help and consideration you deserved. I hope everything works out. Enjoy all of those fabulous books:)

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  4. Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)

    Hope your son likes his new school. It’s horrible when the school doesn’t know how to deal with students with health issues or just don’t help them out at all. I hope your son gets all the support he needs!

  5. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    So sorry the troubles you are having with your son and that the school wasn’t helpful or understanding. You have to do what you have to do. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  6. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    So sorry your son hasn’t been treated the way he should have been treated at school! I’m glad you are strong enough to take him out of an infertile environment and get him the help he needs! I’m sure that helps, even if might also need more help than that.
    Your new books look great! I hope you’ll enjoy them all, Jenea.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

  7. sjhigbee

    How very disappointing that your son’s issues were so poorly handled at school – these days there is absolutely no excuse for such a boorish response – there is all the research and knowledge out there for schools to call upon. This is why I’m employed by our County to teach my friend’s autistic son at home… There was nowhere suitable that could adequately address his specific needs. I hope you have a much better week and that your son now gets the help he needs – my young student is now flying surrounded by a team of tutors who are sympathetic and mindful of how he learns.

  8. Michelle @Because Reading

    I am sending virtual hugs because I know. I have fought tooth and nail to get my son the help he needed. The school wouldn’t even think of help until I completely lost my mind. My son has Autism, Bi-Polar, depression, anxiety, OCD and the list goes on. He is on meds to help him even though I wasn’t sure I wanted him on meds. They work and he is doing great. It has been a rough rode but worth it for him and to have him feel comfortable. You need to do what is best for him and your family and if that is what you think will help then you are doing an awesome job. You are a good mom!! (((HUGS)))

    I hope this week is awesome for you, Jenea! Happy Reading! ox

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      I am so happy to hear that your son is doing well now. They will start our sons medication on the next visit, so we are hoping that it will help. And that’s all we want is for our son to feel better. Thank you for your positivity. {Hugs}

  9. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I hope this is a good move for your son. It’s horrible that his school was so completely ill-equipped to help with his needs. Obviously you have to be his #1 advocate but when the school is completely unwilling to help… that’s shameful. From A/C to snow? This spring has been crazy! I’ve yet to read anything from Diane Chamberlain but I have one by her on my Overdrive wish list. Hope you (and your son) have a good week, Jenea!

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      Thank you. I think he will be so much better off, he can concentrate on his health more.

      Yep, air has been on all week, and now we’ll have to turn the heat back on. The Dream Daughter will be my first from Chamberlain, so I am hoping that it is really good, it sounds like it is.

  10. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, I can relate to how frustrating it is to deal with the school systems…my youngest son also did independent studies to get his high school diploma. He also deals with mental health issues.

    The schools want “easy kids,” and I guess they have too many kids to deal with…but there is something wrong with our system that kids fall through the cracks.

    As for your books, I’m intrigued by the newest Diane Chamberlain book…and I also got a copy of Lies this week.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      Why is so hard for the schools to be supportive? I’ve had to deal with the stigma for most of my life, but I never wanted our son to. I think the program they have here in Tennessee will be a good one for him so he can finish his education.

      The Dream Daughter by Chamberlain sounds really good, so I am hoping it turns out be just as good as it sounds. 🙂

  11. Ronnie @ Paradise Found

    Hi there! I hope your son will get the help he needs now and that he can adapt to the changes as smoothly as possible. It cannot be easy for him, nor for you to help him through it. I hope everything will go well for you guys!

    The Witch of Willow Hall is on my wishlist at the moment, it sounds so promising! Happy reading!

  12. Astrid @ Vanilla & Spice Books

    I’m sorry to hear abut the school situation of your son. Guidance counselor is a a joke job description for this person. I’m glad that you took action and it’s helping your kid.

    I actually got The Christmas Sisters too! Can’t wait to read it!

    Nice haul 🙂

  13. Samantha

    Sorry to hear about the school struggles. I think the rise of online education options is great for students who struggle in traditional educational settings. I have always said school isn’t for everyone! If you can’t fit into that setting, there should be other options! Hopefully things get better with him not having the additional stress of dealing with issues at school.
    Enjoy your books and have a good week!

  14. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    Oh my god.. I can’t believe it they told him to suck it up!! What a load of baloney.. OMG… I’m so glad you’re pulling him out. I hope this works out for you guys. I’m honestly so glad they got to see Bitch Mom!!! I mean, they deserve Werewolf Mom. In my opinion 😀

    And congrats about the sandals 🙂 I wore them for the first time today too! I can’t believe the weather finally permits it. That’s so cool 🙂

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      I couldn’t believe it either, until he called me to come and get him and asked what was said to him at the front office. No one wanted to take responsibility for it, “that wasn’t what I was meaning for to take it as”. Ugh…

      Hopefully our snow will melt quickly, so I don’t have to get out my other shoes. It’s spring dammit! 😉

  15. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    Oh, I feel for you and your son. My son has Asperger’s, Severe Anxiety and more. School, particularly high school was so hard for him. If we had it to do all over again I would have homeschooled my children or sent them to private school. The public school system is not set up to handle these things and sadly not all staff members understand mental issues.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      Thank you. I wish there was something we could do to help make the schools understand that is somethings they need to fix. I am talking to the Mental Health Bard they have where we live to see what we can do for future kids who are going to go through something like this.

  16. Lily

    oh I would go Bitch Mom on their ass too, how are you a guidance council without taking psychology classes in college? You aren’t suppose to tell kids to Suck it up.. that’s terrible 🙁 I’m sorry that your school looks at kids like that. My niece is on the spectrum but NYC is more accommodating to that. Hopefully everything will be better now <3 sending you best wishes.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      The school system already knew who I was from when he was bullied, so you would think they would have handled everything a little better the students sake. I glad to hear the NYC is willing to work with the children, that is how it should be. They need to welcomed and helped if needed.

      Thank you.

  17. Cricket

    I know so many people that experience this with schools and they shouldn’t have to. I hope everything works out for your son. I’m ready for sandals too. Glad you foot is better and hope you have a great week!

  18. Jovita @ Inky Impressions

    So sorry to hear about what has been happening to your son, that’s horrible that his counselor doesn’t understand mental health issues. Your doing what your son needs and hopefully everything will work out for the better.

    You have a lot of wonderful books that you add to your shelves this week. I have a Diane Chamberlain book, I’m looking forward to reading one of her books. Enjoy all your new reads and have a wonderful day.

  19. Cahleen @ The Alt Story

    I think it’s very brave of you to share what you’re going through with your own mental health. Being honest about this stuff is the first step towards destroying the awful stigmas attached to mental health issues! I hope your son is able to get the rest and recovery in a safe space that he needs and deserves. Good for you for pulling him out!

    That Tudor alternate history looks interesting! I love historical fiction, but I haven’t read many alternate histories.

  20. Daniela Ark

    I can only imagine how hard it must have been for you and your son to make that decision. Bi-polar runs in my family and I think I understand some of what you both may be gong trough. Bipolar mood swings are definitely not just teenage hormones. I’m glad Bitch Mom give them a piece! You did the right thing Jenea, My heart goes to you! Sending you love and Hugs! YAY for Sandals !!!

  21. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    We have family with mental illness and my kids have some anxiety/ADD issues, so I completely understand. And yes, your school needs some definite help in that area. I hope things go better for him and he does well on the test. I always say that high school is overrated anyway. College is so much better! Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

  22. Vi @Inkvotary

    I will never understand why teachers explain everything a teenager does or feels with “teenage hormones” and handle situations like your son experienced so poorly. All the best for him and his tests and I hope he will have now a better time with the new teachers.

    Best wishes

  23. Lover Of Romance

    I hope you have had a great week and I agree that mother nature just can’t up her dang mind on the weather. I swear one day its sunny, then its snow then its sunny then rain then snow….I feel like I am getting whiplash. hehe

  24. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    Awww I’m sorry to read of the trouble your son has been having! Bi-polar is so stereotyped that many people even counselors don’t know how to properly handle it. We need more training in schools! I hope you can get him through this rough patch successfully.

    The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox sounds super good! I think I need to read this one, thanks.

    • Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

      Thank you. The school need more training in this area, I wouldn’t want any other child to go through what my son did.

      I am pretty excited for The Witch of Willow Hall, I had just featured it as my Can’t Wait Wednesday pick. 🙂

  25. Lola

    Sounds like you made the right decision for your son. I am sad to hear the school treated his mood swings so badly and the stigma is so strong there. Mental health issues are thought to deal with and maybe even more so at that age. I hope this will work out better for you and your son. I hope you’ll have a great week!

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