Weekly Wrap Up #316

Posted June 26, 2022 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 10 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

It’s been a rough two weeks. I missed posting a Weekly Wrap Up last week because of how I was feeling. I had been dealing with Covid all week and was just wiped out. My symptoms were considered mild but I still felt horrible. The worst sore throat that kept me from sleeping, fever, chills, and aches were what filled my week. I work for a very small company and I had to handle orders from home regardless of how bad I felt because the owner was in another state and there was nobody else that knew how to do it. Just as I felt good enough to go to work Monday morning, my husband’s symptoms started. His symptoms were much milder and resembled a head cold with some fever more than anything.

We had some work scheduled on the house and they decided to move forward with the job this week even though my husband was home with Covid. He stayed away from them as much as possible so hopefully, he didn’t spread it. We are having a backsplash installed and they are almost done. It has taken a lot longer than I expected. I have a saw taking up most of my counter space and their stuff all over. Cooking dinner has been a challenge and since my family has Celiac disease ordering in isn’t really an option.

I have been incredibly tired this past week. I am sure that it is from being sick for 7 days straight. I am usually awake for around 2 hours before I need to start getting ready for work but this week, I just took that time to sleep. Needless to say, my reading, blogging, and ability to engage on other blogs have suffered as a result. It was hard to focus with the things going on in the world and I have to admit that I am probably angrier than I have ever been over politics. I hope to get my mind in a better place next week.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I really enjoyed For the Throne by Hannah Whitten and was satisfied by how the duology wrapped up. Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft was different than I thought it would be but definitely worth the read. I absolutely loved Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid but would warn others that it is very dark. Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noel was a very entertaining time-travel story and I look forward to seeing where the series will go from here. The Legacy by Elle Kennedy was my least favorite book of the series but still an entertaining read. I made it halfway through Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and decided to mark it as a dnf since I didn’t care how things would work out. I have enjoyed all of Karen Grey’s work that I have read so far and You Get What You Give continued that trend.

I haven’t read much of December ’41 by William Martin but hope to this week. I have listened to more than half of Man of War by T.J. London and am enjoying it.

Books Added

A Sliver of Darkness by C.J. Tudor (Publisher); You Get What You Give by Karen Grey (Author)

What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher (Publisher); Project Namahana by John Teschner (Publisher); Man of War by T.J. London (Author/Publicist)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

10 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #316

  1. Sorry to hear you got taken down to hard by Covid, Carole. It sounds miserable. Glad your husband’s symptoms were on the milder side. My sister has told me the fatigue was the worst for her. I so hope this week finds you feeling better!

  2. Hope you’re feeling better. I got covid too and I’m finally starting to feel better. I just have a cough that’s lingering.

  3. I hope you and your husband are feeling much better very soon. I hate when contractors put their stuff all over places where you eat. I moved everything to the dining room with microwave there. We did a lot of carefully planned takeout which resulted in my daughter really appreciating eating at home with my cooking. Hopefully your project is much shorter. I am also very angry. I hope people wake up about voting for the GOP who isn’t looking for solutions but to dismantle government and stuff their own pockets. Sorry for the political rant. You got some great reads!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. I am so sorry that you have had such a rough time recovering from COVID–it’s always interesting how each person recovers differently from it. I am sorry that Legacy wasn’t your favorite, I have heard it about that one but I still need to read it. But I love this NA world this author has created.

    I hope this week is a much better one for you.

  5. You poor dear. Sorry you are unwell and you can’t get the sleep you need. The fatigue and headache were the worst for me, but I was able to sleep. I do hope you start feeling better.

  6. You really went through the wringer with Covid and now your hubby. Wishing you both well. Had no idea for some reason that you had dietary health concerns. That would complicate matters. Hope your backsplash is fab once it is installed. Way to go getting through a goodly stack of books. Take care, Carole!

  7. I’m so sorry you had such a rough time with covid but hope you are feeling a little better. That mind numbing fatigue can be so frustrating. I’m glad to hear your husband’s symptoms were milderand hopefully he is also feeling better. Frustrating about the kitchen upheaval but I’m sure the backsplash will be gorgeous and it will feel amazing to have your counter tops back! I hope you are having a better week.

  8. I need to read more by CJ Tudor – I loved The Chalk Man.

    I’m so sorry that Covid knocked you down so much, and then having to work at the same time! that just sounds awful. It really seems to be hitting people hard lately. I hope you and your husband are on the mend (or soon!!!)

    And yeah, politics and all that has made me so angry. It’s been a bit of an anxious/stressful week.