Weekly Wrap Up #310

Posted May 8, 2022 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 22 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

Another week is in the books! Last Sunday, we drove to my daughter’s college to pick up some of her stuff. She lives on the 3rd floor so we were up and down the stairs more times than I want to think about. The round trip drive was about 5 hours. When we got home, I carried everything to the basement while my husband mowed the yard. I am out of shape because carrying all that stuff was hard!

The rest of the week was filled with work and more than a few dog walks. Yesterday, I was able to spend some time in the hot tub and we took my mom out for Mother’s Day. My youngest should be home from college sometime this afternoon which will be a bit of an adjustment for the next little bit.

Happy Mother’s Day!

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 3 books this week. I was able to listen to most of I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston during our drive last Sunday and found it to be a wonderful distraction. The Island by Adrian McKinty was a rather exciting book that kept me glued to the pages. Book Lovers by Emily Henry was a fun romance filled with fantastic banter.

I have no idea why I am juggling 4 books right now. I have not made a lot of progress with The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz but hope to focus on it more this week. I am about a third of the way through Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky and am enjoying it so far. I have just a few hours of Battle Ground by Jim Butcher left and cannot wait to see how things work out. I have read about 25% of A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong and look forward to getting back to this time travel adventure.

Books Added

For the Throne by Hannah Whitten (Publisher); Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Publisher)

Tons of bookmail this week!

Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare (Giveaway win courtesy of Anne – Books of My Heart); Carolina Moonset by Matt Goldman (Publisher); Project Namahana by John Teschner (Publisher); December ’41 by William Martin (Publisher); Wake of War by Zac Topping (Publisher); Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor (Publisher); The Change by Kirsten Miller (BOTM); Book of Night by Holly Black (BOTM); Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez (BOTM)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

22 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #310

  1. You have me wanting to track your steps exclusively for dog walking. I am curious about the distance you travel just for them. Henry really is the queen of great banter, if you ask me. My library hold came through, and I am reading Book Lovers this week. Hope it’s as big a hit for me as it was for you.

    • We always walk the same path with the dogs are they act like bigger idiots than usual. My daughter says that it is a mile and I trust her. We do it every day and 2 or 3 times on weekends. It’s not great exercise though since we have to stop and roll on things and other such nonsense.

  2. Happy Mother’s Day Carol! Hope you have a fantastic day! That sounds exhausting to go up and down all those stairs to pack up your daughter’s dorm. I feel tired just hearing about it! Lol.

    Nice new reads! I sooo need to read For the Wolf still! It sounds like my kind of read! Hope you enjoy your newest additions!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    • Thanks, Jessica! Those stairs showed me just how out of shape I really am. I really enjoyed For the Wolf and think that you would too!

  3. Oh, yes, it is very hard to go up and down stairs carrying things! Nowadays, even carrying all the Amazon boxes out to the garbage a few steps away feels challenging, but I tell myself every little bit helps.

    Enjoy your week and your books. I am eager to read The Latecomer. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

    • A few things that I was carrying made it hard to see the steps which made things even worse. I need to push myself to be a little more physical in my daily life.

  4. Busy week. There’s a lot of that kind of graduation, school session ending happening. I get into the multiple book scenario mostly because I am buddy reading and adjust my schedule to someone else and end up reading other books when I have “leftover” time after reading the day’s plan. The hot tub sounds good for any aches.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    • I usually have a book in print, one on my kindle, and an audiobook going at any given time. When I start going above that, it seems weird.

  5. I’m utterly impressed you carted stuff down from a third floor room and up and down stairs in your basement. I’m way out of shape, too. 😉
    That Book Lovers looks good and way to go getting to three this week and starting some others. Quite a haul that will keep you busy.

    Have a good week, Carole!

    • There was a point while I was carrying things to my basement that I considered quitting and waiting for my husband’s help. I decided I didn’t want him to think that I couldn’t do it so I put on my stubborn face and finished the job.

  6. The stairs are harder as you get older. I am way out of shape but I also have osteoarthritis in my knees and hips so I hate the stairs. Happy Mother’s Day.

    • I have one knee that sounds like it has gravel in it but it doesn’t hurt too bad. The joys of getting older!

  7. I can’t wait to read Book Lovers. I put it on hold at the local library.
    Your wrap up was lovely–good going, girlfriend.

  8. Between the driving and carrying all the stuff I think I would need a 3 week nap. I hope you’re having a wonderful week!