Weekly Wrap Up #305

Posted April 3, 2022 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 30 Comments

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I am really excited to participate in The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves hosted by Reading Reality.

My Life

This was a pretty uneventful week. The sleepover with my niece and nephew was a success and they went home just before lunch last Sunday. The rest of the week was pretty routine. I went to work, walked the dogs, tried to figure out what to make for dinner, and read every chance I had. It’s a glamorous life, isn’t it?

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 4 books this week. Unmasked by Paul Holes was a captivating blend of memoir and true crime. Watchers of the Dead by Simon Beaufort was a quick listen but probably ultimately forgettable. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor was an interesting time-travel tale but I doubt I will read more of the series since it looks like the third book will never be released. Do Not Forsake Me by Rosanne Bittner was an incredibly well-done western romance and I am eager to continue with the series very soon.

I started reading Peace Talks on Jim Butcher on Friday. I am so excited to read this one since it is a past due NetGalley read and the last Edelweiss book that I owe a review on. Once I get this one reviewed, I will be completely caught up on Edelweiss. Woo Hoo! Plus the book is excellent so far. It is a win-win situation! I just started reading When a Princess Proposes by Kerrelyn Sparks and I am excited to be back in a world that I love with a new generation of characters.

Books Added

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (Publisher); I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

30 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #305

  1. The kids are adorable. Glad the sleepover went well. Yeah, life is glamorous for us all. I am still so bitter about Into the Dim. So many questions after book two. This is why I no longer commit to series.

    • Yeah, they are pretty cute 🙂 Into the Dim ended nicely so I am just going to stop here. I hate it when a series is abandoned.

  2. Glad the sleepover finally went well! That’s good! I was a huge fan of Into the Dim, so I was DEVASTATED that the publishers canceled yet another beloved series of mine! I read the first one as an ARC, so my memory is fuzzy on things ended there…but yeah, book 2 had a wicked cliffhanger, so save yourself the torment! That one is on my list where I cry over losing that final book!

    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones for the most part! I of course know Sabaa’s! I’m just not a contemporary reader, so I passed on that one. Hope you enjoy them both!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • It really is a shame that the series was canceled by the publisher, especially with a cliffhanger. It is always great when an author self-publishes in these situations.

      • I really wish authors would do that more! I know they have their reasons as to why they decided not to go that route but I’m always left in tears over it. I find it’s always been series I got reallllly excited over too and the cliffhanger killed!! Ack! Lol. It kind of looks like Janet might have stopped writing altogether because I have not seen anything from her in years. 🙁

  3. An easy quiet week can be nice at times. Looks like you got through a good stack of reads and listens this week. Woohoo for arriving at your last Edelweiss review book! Glad the slumber party went like a charm. My week was quiet with a trip to the theater for The Lost City on Saturday. It was an entertaining lightweight and reminded me of an 80’s movie.

    Have a good week, Carole!

    • Yes, it feels so good to be completely caught up on Edelweiss! I will not let myself get in a mess as I had before.

  4. I’m glad the sleepover went well. How fun! I’ve been trying to read as much as possible these days too. LOL April will probably be a busier month with some fun events coming up though!

    Lauren

    • I just love Harry! I am almost caught up with the series now. I will miss my monthly Dresden book once I get caught up.

  5. Oh the kids are adorable and they look like they’re having fun! Glad the sleepover went well! My life is just about as glamorous – especially about the dinner. I wish a meal plan would get magically delivered. I don’t even mind cooking most of the time it’s the planning that kills me. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

    • I do think that they had a good time. I hate trying to plan what I need to defrost and figure out what to put together for meals. It is a bit easier now that it is just me and my husband at home.

  6. Yes, trying to decide what to make for dinner is a challenge! It’s been an uneventful week for me too, just packing still. Must get back to the Jim Butcher series. Love Marsters’ narration.