Weekly Wrap Up #342

Posted December 25, 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

I hope everyone out there is having a Merry Christmas! We celebrated Christmas with our family on Friday. We are planning to just stay home and relax today and I sure do hope those plans work out!

It has been a busy week. Last weekend, a house about 6 down the street from us had a fire and 3 different fire departments responded. We had firefighters in full gear carrying hoses in front of our house. Everyone got out okay but I do feel bad for them. My youngest daughter is home from college now and her boyfriend came over to visit for a couple of days since they don’t get to see each other all that often since he goes to college in Ohio.

We had a bit of snow and ice with incredibly cold temperatures. My husband works maintenance for the local library system and since he was on call ended up having to work all night Thursday night when the power went out at one of the branches to keep a generator running so the pipes wouldn’t freeze. It was not a good night. He was still gone when I needed to leave for work on Friday so instead of driving our 4WD Jeep, I had to take my Mustang which is less than ideal with snow and ice on the roads.

One of my dogs has been limping a bit so I took her to the vet this week. I was slightly devastated to learn that she has torn her ACL and will need to have surgery. It is a very expensive surgery with a long recovery and the vet warned us that in a lot of cases dogs will need to have it done on their other leg at some point. We love her so, of course, we will do whatever we need to do to make her better.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 6 books this week. I started out the week finishing Bad Girls Bite by S.L. Choi and thought that this book was just as good as the first book in the series. I then switched gears and finished listening to The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling which was an entertaining gothic story. I decided that I was in the mood for something light and fun so I picked up Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano. I had to read Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews as soon as it hit my Kindle and it was even better than I could have dreamed. The audiobook of Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison was great and I am now officially caught up with the series. I decided to wrap up Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson on Christmas Eve and really enjoyed the mystery.

I just started listening to Showdown in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon and can’t wait to see where the story goes.

Books Added

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix (Publisher); Dog Days Forever by Shannon Richard (Publisher); Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews (Publisher)

Beyond That, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash (Audiobook – Publisher); All Hallows by Christopher Golden (Audiobook – Publisher); The Angel Maker by Alex North (Audiobook – Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

10 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #342

  1. Yeah the weather this week was rough! I am so glad I get to work from home, because I hate driving in weather. Just weather period. Lol. That’s terrible about your neighbor’s house! And so close to the holidays! Glad to hear everyone made it out safely though. I remember seeing a destroyed house that was burned in my cousin’s neighborhood at Thanksgiving. It was bad. And the neighboring houses suffered too.

    Glad to hear you had a nice early Christmas! Hope today is very chill and relaxing! Nice new reads too! Some new to me ones here but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Merry Christmas!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. Thank goodness we only had a little squall here. Lots of rain, then really cold, but no accumulation. Sorry to hear about your pup. I think my sister’s dog had that surgery. I hope all goes well. Dog Days is on my TBR. Hope it’s great!

  3. I wish you that peaceful and relaxing holiday Carole! This week was very cold (for here) and our Internet is out, so I’m on tethered to my phone. But we are supposed to get back to 70 this week! I’m going to read Magic Tides today and am so excited to have received it. Merry Christmas Carole.

  4. I hope your plan for a quiet Christmas Day worked out. Sounds like you needed it after the past week. There’s so sad about your neighbors. How devastating. And your husband having to work all night… I hope that doesn’t happen too often.

  5. Sometimes the best Christmas days are the ones relaxing with family right? I am glad that it was a good day for you. and I am SO excited for that new Ilona Andrews, I can’t wait to read it. Hope you have a wonderful week of reading.

  6. Glad you had a relaxing Christmas and a good early gathering with family. Bummer about your pooch tearing the ACL. Yay for getting a huge stack of reads done. I need to read the latest Kate Daniels, too.

    Have a good week, Carole!

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your neighbors’ house. I’m glad everyone got out okay but how scary! It’s been so cold here and the roads are super slick and we don’t have salt trucks or anything so things have been quite an adventure. I’m glad we were able to just stay home! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. I hope your quiet Christmas Day wish came true! We had a nice Christmas–ours was quiet too with just my mom and the three of us. I’m kicking myself now for not going outdoors to enjoy the pleasant weather we had, but I think I was feeling bad for those of you who were stuck inside because of the cold and storms.

    I am so glad everyone got out of that one house in your neighborhood okay! How scary! I was sorry to hear your dog needs surgery. Hopefully it will go well and the she’ll defy odds and nothing will go wrong with her other leg.

    I was hoping I would have more reading time this week, but it hasn’t turned out that way. Work isn’t as busy as it usually is due to the holidays, but with so many out sick with the flu and COVID and others on vacation, there’s plenty to do.

    I hope you enjoy your reading and have a great week, Carole!