Stacking the Shelves #260

Posted May 9, 2021 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 17 Comments

I am really excited to participate in Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.

My Life

I feel like I didn’t get a lot done this week even though I felt very busy. Last Sunday, we went to my daughter’s college to pick up the bulk of her items since the semester ended on Friday. Her college is about 2.5 hours away so that was a lot of time in the car. She is now home until August so that will be a bit of an adjustment around the house. We took Monday off work with plans to get some new mulch for our flower beds but my husband and I were so tired that we decided to relax a bit instead.

I received my 2nd Covid 19 vaccine on Friday morning. By the time I was able to leave work Friday afternoon, I felt pretty rough. Later that night and on Saturday morning, I felt horrible. I am feeling better as I write this and hope the trend continues.

I have been trying to claim my new blog on Bloglovin’ since I moved it. I finally got some help and was able to get that sorted out. I did some things with my feed to make that happen. Yesterday, an email went out to my followers for a post that was two weeks old. I am not sure what might have caused that to happen but suspect that the changes to my feed may have sparked the email. I apologize to anyone who received that older posts in their email this week.

What I’m Reading

I only finished two books this week. They were both okay reads for me which probably slowed down my reading a bit. I listened to The Project by Courtney Summers during my work week finishing at the end of the day Friday. I also read When We Were All Still Alive by Keith McWalter and kind of thought that the book fizzled out before it ended.

I am still reading Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon. I am liking it a lot but I just haven’t had a lot of time to dedicate to reading.

Books Added

Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell (NetGalley), The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green (LibroFM)

She Wouldn’t Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha (Publisher/Bookish First), Brat: an ’80s Story by Andrew McCarthy (Publisher), The Siren by Katherine St. John (Publisher), How Lucky by Will Leitch (Purchased), People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Purchased), Arsenic and Adobo by Mia Manansala (Purchased)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

17 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #260

  1. My second dose of the vaccine was a bit rougher than the first but I bounced right back after a day or two. I hope you’re feeling better today! And hopefully the Bloglovin issues are sorted out!

  2. Sorry to hear the second dose was tough for you. I am taking the whole day off for my first, and plan to do the same for the second, if I cannot get an afternoon appointment. My company gave us two half days to get vaccinated, and I have a ton of sick time accumulate with work-from-home.

  3. Yeah, my second Covid shot was not kind. My sister and I both got sick, but my parents were perfectly fine. I felt better the second day after the shot, maybe still a little tired…but I was also taking care of my mom’s old grouchy dog, so that could’ve been a part of it too! Lol. It really was just the day after I got it that I felt like crud. Glad you got your daughter all settled back at home for the summer and that things went well there!

    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all! Happy Mother’s Day!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. I hope you’ll be feeling better this week, I hear a lot of people talking about being sick after the first and even worse after the second!

    I still have to wait, probably till after September to get the 1st…

  5. I love your book stack…and the way the dog is eyeing the books. LOL

    I am curious about Andrew McCarthy’s book.

    Congrats on getting your second shot, and on finally getting your Bloglovin’ sorted out.

    Have a great week!

  6. I’m hope that’s done and you’re just feeling better now. I had no issues with either dose but maybe I couldn’t feel
    it over my hip pain. I’m glad to hear you are getting things sorted like Bloglovin. It’s a process but hopefully it will only require minor adjustments / work after this initial spurt. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  7. Happy Mother’s Day, Carole! Neat that your daughter is home and settled. Bummer your second dose kicked you in the butt. Fun books in your new stack. I’m hoping to read Arsenic and Adobo soon.

    Have a great week, Carole!

  8. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I love that picture with the dog in the background. I swear my dog photobombs me every chance he gets.

  9. Hope you’re feeling better! My arm hurt like crazy the evening of my 2nd vaccine and I felt a bit like I got hit by a truck the next day but then started to feel better by that evening. I hope you’re feeling much better now Happy Mother’s Day! Have a great week!

  10. I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better. And how nice that your daughter is home for a few months. I can imagine it will be a little adjustment having her home again.
    I love the instagram stacks 😉
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  11. I get my second dose in 10 days.. looking forward to getting it but not the side effects.
    I wish I had the time to read two books in a week.

  12. I hope you are feeling completely better after your second vaccine dose. My husband gets his tomorrow. He scheduled to take Wednesday off just in case he has a reaction. He’s hoping he won’t though so he can just enjoy a free day. I can’t blame him. 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your new books! I loved Arsenic and Adobo and hope you will too. Have a great week, Carole!

  13. Our second dose will roll out at the end of June, but I can’t wait! I’ve heard it’s a rough one, but honestly, I’m just over everything and can’t wait to hopefully get back to normal. Sigh.