Stacking the Shelves #266

Posted June 27, 2021 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 14 Comments

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

My Life

Another week is in the books. It was a pretty normal week. I still don’t know where my company will be moving but I am going to have to start packing up my office soon and I am not looking forward to it.

I went to the eye doctor on Tuesday and my prescription changed just a little bit. I went ahead and ordered a new pair of glasses since the pair I picked out last year has never been a great fit. I decided to get the kind of glasses that will turn into sunglasses in the sun. I will either love them or hate them but I am looking forward to picking them up in a couple of weeks when they are ready. I also had my mammogram yesterday which marks another task from my annual to-do list.

I am incredibly behind on commenting but I am working on it. I can’t tell you how much it means that so many of you stop by my blog on a daily basis. I was able to stay on top of commenting when I spent my mornings before work focused on it but that was my reading time. I found that I am not happy if I don’t get some time to read on a daily basis. I usually have some time to do comments in the evening but the eye doctor appoint put me behind. If I haven’t made it to your blog yet, I should be stopping by very soon!

What I’m Reading

I finished three books this week. I really enjoyed We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman (my review) which was a rather quick read. I am kind of surprised by just how much I liked The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti. This book has been sitting in my NetGalley account for years so it will be nice to post a review next week and cross it from my list. I finished For the Wolf by Hannah F. Whitten yesterday and am glad that it was a story that worked well for me.

I am almost halfway through The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews and must say that it is helping the workdays pass a little quicker.

Books Added

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Publisher via NetGalley)

Seeing Ghosts by Kat Chow (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

14 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #266

  1. Wait! You all are packing, but you don’t know where you’re moving? That’s so strange to me. I do the bulk of my reading in the morning when my eyes are fresh. This work from home thing has been great, and I can comment slowly throughout the day, but when I return to the office, I will go back to commenting in the evening when my eye pain is worse. I have not read anything from Andrews in a while, but that book interests me. Cannot wait to see what you think.

  2. I’m excited about The Last House on Needless Street. Sounds super creepy! It’s tough to find the right time balance between reading, blogging, and commenting — and bookstagramming! I want to do all four, but there’s just not enough free hours in the day.

    I hope the new glasses work out for you! Enjoy your week. Here’s my Sunday Post post this week. — Diana

  3. I spent a bunch of time at the end of May and early June doing all those appts I didn’t do during Covid. I am a little worried about them all being at the same time next year because it was a tiring couple weeks. But every time of year has something which has to be done right now. I’ll be glad when I get the house projects done so I only have to scramble when something fails like the hot water heater.

    I’m not a good person to ask about moving an office. I don’t like it unless I plan it. Once when the company wanted to move me to an office in a different city (ST Paul), I just said no I’d quit and they didn’t want that so they kept me and my team in the current city office (Mpls). But they had offices in both cities. I really hope it goes smoothly and it’s a good location for you or you find a better position.

    Enjoy your pool and flowers and your new home now that you don’t have those changes this year.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. I need to get my eyes checked – last time was in the Before Times and I’m sure my eyes have gotten worse from all this computer strain! I hope the work move isn’t too chaotic, and I’m happy For the Wolf worked for you!

  5. I love the new glasses I got earlier this year and hope you enjoy the new shading feature. I don’t envy you having to get ready for your office move. Glad you had a good reading week.

    Have a good week, Carole!

  6. Packing up for a move is lame no matter if it’s home or office. I hope the new glasses work better for you – and that you like the Transitions. My husband has a pair like that and he likes them. I hope your week is off to a good start!

  7. I hope the new glasses work out great. Like you I’ve heard everyone I know who has had those glasses have either hated them or loved them. I hope you love them! I’m looking forward to your review on The Blackbird Season. I didn’t care for it but it was one of those books I really wanted to talk about! Have a great week!

  8. I struggle with commenting too. I’m trying to be better about it. I try to visit when I can. I hate moving too, so I don’t envy you that at all. Even if it is just an office and not your whole life. I hope you’re having a great week.

  9. I have the kind of glasses that change in the sun and I like them but sometimes it takes a bit for them to lighten up…lol. Glad you enjoyed The Blackbird Season it’s on my netgalley list of shame and I need to get to it! 🙂

    Hope this has been a great week!