Weekly Wrap Up #333

Posted October 23, 2022 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 19 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 normal week. I would say that the only thing out of the ordinary was the fact that I spent a lot of hours obsessed with a puzzle. My daughter and I sometimes work on puzzles together and can finish them in a single marathon session. I decided to pull one out even though she is off at college. Of course, I grabbed an incredibly hard puzzle which took me all week to finish with my husband’s help.

I asked my husband what we did this week and he summed it up as work, sleep, walking the dogs, and working on the puzzle. So I guess that’s all we did…lol.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 4 books this week. Early in the week, I read Under a Wicked Moon by Zoe Forward which I really enjoyed. I listened to The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik and liked it even more than the first book in the series. American Demon by Kim Harrison was a fantastic listen and my favorite book in the series so far. A Sucker for You by Marlene Perez was a fun YA paranormal that kept me glued to the pages.

I have only read the first chapter of Dead Man’s Hand by James J. Butcher but am excited to really dive into this book.

Books Added

The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten (Publisher); A Sucker for You by Marlene Perez (Publisher); Sugaring Off by Gillian French (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

19 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #333

  1. I used to make puzzles with my mom and grandmother all the time! In my new house I only laid out my Diamond Painting, but I’d love to do some puzzles. The one you’re making looks, indeed, kinda hard!

    Havee a great week 🙂

  2. Great job with the puzzle. It’s been a long time since I have done one, but I love doing them. I want to get my dad into it to keep his mind fresh.

  3. Puzzles are fun, but can be tiring…and time consuming! That one did look rather difficult, so kudos to you both finishing it! My problem is always needing to find the room to do such a large puzzle. Either it goes on the table where we all congregate or I need to setup a card table somewhere that will take up more room.

    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones for the most part! I still need to read Whitten’s first series to determine that I will want to read Foxglove King. I have a feeling I will enjoy it, but I’ve been wrong before, so yeah. Lol. For whatever reason I couldn’t quite get into Perez’s vampire books. I wanted to, but it just didn’t jive with me for some reason. I hope you enjoy all of your lovely new reads!

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  4. I’m hoping to squeeze the Scholomance finale in at the end of this week.
    My daughter and I mindlessly binge tv shows when she’s home from uni, we probably should do puzzles instead.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. I love doing puzzles in winter when I can’t get outside much. Glad you enjoyed this one with your husband and glad you had a quiet ‘normal’ week. Nice stack you got read and glad they were good.

    Have a great week, Carole!

  6. I haven’t done a puzzle in ages but they’re fun! Great Instagram pic too, using the puzzle pieces! 🙂

    The Marlene Perez cover is fun, I remember liking the cover for Afterlife of the PArty as well.

  7. Looks like you had such a solid week there! I am glad that you had such a great time with that Kim Harrison. Puzzles are such fun to work on though, so I am happy that was such a fun one for you.

  8. I love working puzzles and I used to do them all the time! My daughter as well. I have about a million Charles Wysocki puzzles. I recently completed a Jane Austen puzzle which had characters and setting from her books. It was really pretty and fun! Looks like you puzzle is perfect for the season. Sounds like you had a lovely week Carole!

    Love the cover to Sugaring Off.

  9. There’s nothing quite as humbling as a really difficult puzzle! They’re always fun though. Work, dog walking and puzzles sounds like a pretty good week though. Have a wonderful week!

  10. I love puzzles. I just recently bought a set of Thomas Kincaide Disney puzzles that I’m excited to start on. We gave up on our last one. It was a 1,000 piece puzzle of soda cans and it was just too hard. Took the fun out of it.