I am really excited to participate in The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves hosted by Reading Reality.
This week we said goodbye to my mother-in-law. It was a week of funeral planning, looking through old photos, and spending time with family. We attended the visitation on Wednesday and the funeral on Thursday. My youngest daughter drove home from college once again and the newlyweds were also able to attend. As you would expect, it was an emotional week.
We are trying to get our life back to normal. My husband and I have lost quite a bit of sleep over the past couple of weeks but that seems to be getting better. I went back to work on Friday. I had only planned to be away from work for 3 days, not 7, and to say that I am way behind is an understatement. I am hoping to get back to our normal schedule and activities this week.
How was your week?
What I’m Reading
I am trying to get back to reading. I really enjoyed Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison. I finally finished listening to The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison when I went back to work on Friday. A Little Too Late by Sarina Bowen was the perfect escape while I did a few things around the house on Saturday.
I am still reading Bad Girls Drink Blood by S.L. Choi and hope to dedicate some quality reading time to it today. I have only read a few pages of Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe and am ready to see where the story goes. I have listened to about 20% of A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik and am finding it enjoyable. I am going to attempt to get caught up with this series during the month of October if I can – wish me luck!
Premeditated Myrtle, How to Get Away with Myrtle, Cold-Blooded Myrtle, and In Myrtle Peril by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Publisher) – The ducks are my impractical purchase of the week and I have no regrets.
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?
I can imagine how much had piled up while you away from work. The return is never easy. Sending hugs.
I have the kind of job that the work just kind of waits for me to come back to tackle it. I am slowly working my way through things.
My condolences to you and your family ❤️
Thank you, Heather!
Sorry again to hear of your loss. Hope things are going better for your family.
Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones! Cute duckies too! I saw these as well and bought myself the Mummy one and maybe an extra one for my Halloween giveaway…which I still need to pick a book for! Eek!!
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Have a GREAT day!
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I think that the Frankenstein duck is my favorite of the bunch.
I’m sure you’re emotionally exhausted along with the physical side of lost sleep. Wishing you well as you work to get things back to normal even as you still grieve.
Lots of spooky books in your reading pile. I read a few last month, but hope to add a few more during Kimberly’s Fraterfest.
Hopefully things start to get caught up and you have a good week, Carole.
Things are definitely starting to get back to normal. Thanks for your kind words, Sophia Rose.
I am so sorry for your loss, know that we are all here for you if you need anything! I do want to read that Sarina Bowen!
That is very kind of you! Sarina Bowen is always a good bet!
I can only imagine how emotional and hectic this past week+ has been. Normal sounds great. I hope you enjoy the Naomi Novik series. I just finished it and loved it. El really has a lot of growth for one so young.
It has been exhausting, Anne! Normal is a very good thing.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
That means a lot, Mary!
I think I’m definitely in the minority about Upgrade. That’s okay – every book can’t be for every reader. Thanks for stopping by.
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It would be very boring if we all liked the same things!
I imagine you felt like you needed to sleep for a week after the past few months! It sounds like an emotional week but I’m glad both of your daughters were able to be there. I love the ducks! Totally worth it! Good luck getting caught up with everything and have a great week!
Thanks so much, Katherine. We are finally getting back into our normal routines.
My condolences to you and your family, Carole! I hope you’re able to get some sleep and peace. Have a lovely week!
Thanks so much, Rachel!
I know how my work stacks up when I’m away, so I can only imagine you’re in a similar boat. That being said, you’ve had some big milestones happening in life this week, and there’s no shame in taking the time you need to attend to those. Work can always wait!
I am slowly working my way through the stacks on my desk. I won’t stress about it. Things will get done as soon as I can get to them.
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. Sending lots of prayers and well wishes to you and your family.
Such sharp Teeth looks so good, I read the sample over at Amazon and decided I needed to get it. 🙂
Such Sharp Teeth was definitely a winner for me!
I can imagine it was a very emotional week. Hope getting caught up at work isn’t too stressful. Thank goodness for the escape of books at times like this.
It has been a roller coaster in a lot of ways. Books are a wonderful escape!
Love that last pic 🙂
Aww, thank you!
It is a difficult time. I hope you catch up quickly at work, although your heart might not be in it.
I will get caught up eventually. Right now, I am trying to get to the things that cannot wait.