Weekly Wrap Up #345

Posted January 15, 2023 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 22 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

For this second week of 2023, I was back at work for five full days. I decided to take a vacation day on Martin Luther King day since the rest of my family is off so I am looking forward to another short week next week.

Our week was pretty calm. We tried to go see my 8-year-old niece’s and nephew’s violin concert Tuesday night but it wasn’t meant to be. We got close but there was a major accident on the highway. We ended up spending 2 hours in the car and didn’t get to even see a concert. It was a long day for all of us. Later in the week, I noticed that my dog with a torn ACL was walking even worse than before and seemed to be limping on both legs. I suspect she has torn her other ACL but I am not sure. We will be going back to the vet tomorrow to see what is going on.

My daughter and I spent an exciting Friday evening working on a puzzle while listening to audiobooks. She seems to like working on puzzles as much as I do and is probably better at it than I am. I love that we are able to check these out from my local library. So far every puzzle from the library that I have done has had all of the pieces!

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 6 books this week. I started the week out with Glory in Death by J.D. Robb which I really enjoyed. I then moved on to Breaking All the Rules by Amy Andrews and absolutely loved it. All Hallows by Christopher Golden was a nice change of pace. I was in the mood for more vampire stories so I picked up Raging Dawn by Colleen Gleason which was a Kindle Unlimited read. I finally got to a book that I featured on one of my Books from the Backlog posts over a year ago More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn and I am now officially caught up with this author’s books. I spent much of my Friday listening to Ruby Spencer’s Whiskey Year by Rochelle Bilow which I thought was really well done.

I am currently reading The Book Spy by Alan Hlad and am finding it to be a very interesting WWII story.

Books Added

This Time It’s Real by Ann Liang (Publisher); A Witch’s Guide to Fake-Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley (Publisher); On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel (Publisher)

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood (Publisher); The Plus One by Mazey Eddings (Publisher); Just My Type by Falon Ballard (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

22 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #345

  1. What a shame about the accident keeping you from the event. Frustrating to be that close! Hope you enjoy your day off. I love a federal holiday because I am usually off for all of them. Nice haul. You get so much pub love. I was happy to get Hazelwood’s new book though my daughter seemed even more excited. That’s the only contemporary author she reads.

    • Yes, it was incredibly frustrating to spend so much time in the car and still miss the event. Those things happen.

  2. Sounds like a busy week! Sorry to hear about the traffic jam that prevented you from going to your nephew’s concert. MLK day is one of the only “non-standard” holidays we get off, so I’m excited to be off as well! Planning to read more of my book since I didn’t get around to it yesterday. Battling a cold (again!) and I was rather lazy yesterday after a few morning errands. Hope your puppers does okay until you get him to the vet! Poor baby!

    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all once you get to read them!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. I am so happy that you enjoyed that JD Robb, I have also been enjoying that series and its a good reminder to read them more this year. I just LOVE your shelves, they look fabulous. Traffic can be the worst though. Hope you have a fun reading week Carole and pick up some fabulous ones.

  4. Nice that you can take a day off with your family. Bummer about the 2-hour car jam. Fab job of getting to a Books from the Backlog feature book and finishing off the author’s backlist. Hope the vet visit gives you an answer for your dog’s pain.

    I enjoy pairing puzzles with audiobook time, too. Love the instagram pick of your home library and reading area.

    Have a great week, Carole!

  5. Your poor dog. I hope the vet is able to help. It’s got to be hard though. That’s too bad about you having to miss the concert. It must have been a bad accident. I hope you are enjoying The Book Spy! I want to read that one too. I hope you enjoy your week and happy reading!

  6. Puzzles and audiobooks sound absolutely fantastic. It’s been awhile since I did a puzzle but I used to love them. Definitely need to get back to them. Your reading spot looks like absolute perfection and so cozy. I’d never want to leave!

    • Puzzles have become something that my daughter and I really enjoy doing together. She’ll be home until August so I hope we get to do them often.

  7. That sucks about the concert! Sitting in standstill traffic is no fun. I hope your dog is okay!

    I work puzzles with my daughter too. We both love them. I finally got a setup at my house for puzzles. I have a rough wood dining table so working puzzles isn’t the best. My husband cut a piece of leftover drywall for me so I’ve been doing one on that. I might have to have him paint it though so the piece slide better on it.

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed Ruby Spencer. I think I requested the print book. We’ll see.

    • I still haven’t bought a table that I like so we are using a folding table that actually works great for puzzles!

    • I love that my library offers puzzles! They have a variety of different sizes. I believe that they also have board games that you can check out.