Weekly Wrap Up #325

Posted August 28, 2022 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 12 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

My husband and I have quickly slipped back into our normal routines with just two people in the house. We really didn’t do much. We walked the dogs. He did things that I don’t understand with his ham radios. I read books, wrote reviews, and blog hopped. I love quiet boring weeks like this.

The only bit of excitement that I had was going to see Megan Banner at one of the local libraries. My older daughter came with me and I was able to visit with Jessica (from a GREAT read) for a bit. The event was fun and I left with a few signed books to add to my ever-growing collection. I was very excited to see that Deanna Raybourn will be at another library on September 6th!

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 5 books this week. Last Sunday, I read Dead Flip by Sara Farizan which was a fun book set in the late ’80s and early ’90s. I listened to The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen early in the work week and really enjoyed it! I then moved on to Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings and found it to be a delightful romance. Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen was just as good as I had hoped it would be. I ended the week with Suburban Hell by Maureen Kilmer which I found rather hard to put down.

I have only listened to a little bit of Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid and have to admit that I am not loving it yet. I have a feeling that it will pick up very soon based on all of the glowing reviews so I am not giving up yet.

Books Added

The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth (Publisher); The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis (Publisher); White Lies by Lisa Renee Jones (Publisher – Unsolicited)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

12 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #325

  1. How fun you got to attend a book event. It’s been forever since I went to one. I heard great things about that book too. I was excited to get the Shalvis. I have Eddings’ book coming up this week, so glad to hear you enjoyed it. I loved Other Birds. I wouldn’t say I was blown away by the magical elements, but the story was beautiful.

  2. Hooray for quiet, boring weeks. I love those, too. πŸ™‚ And a book event! Boy do I miss those. Oops, I forgot to add The Backup Plan to my new books this week! I’m really looking forward to that one.

  3. Quiet weeks are nice. πŸ™‚ And that event sounds fun! How cool you were ablr to see another blogger! Deanna raybourn would be neat to mee too.

    I keep seeing the Soulmate and it looks good.

  4. Ah how I love a nice boring week. It gives one time to read and relax but most of all time to mull over ideas and plan. I love planning most of all. That’s exciting you have so many authors come to your area.

  5. Ann

    That cool you got to attend a book event and get some signed books. Last week I got to go to an indie author event at the mall.

    Have a great week.

  6. Lover of Romance

    I am happy that you and your husband are getting back into your routine and finding your own jive. Looks like you were able to read some great books though. I hope that Taylor Jenkins Reid book ends up getting better for you.

  7. The book event sounds so fun and I’m fangirling a bit about the idea of meeting Deanna Raybourn. What fun! I got the Jill Shalvis book too and I’m so excited about it. It looks so fun. Have a great week!

  8. I love boring weeks too! I just want to stay at home and to home-y stuff and read, lol. Glad you enjoyed the calm. It’s nice meeting authors in person! I’m excited for the Shalvis book too. I might try and request it, but Harper/Avon is hit and miss, mostly miss if I’m honest, with granting my requests.