I am really excited to participate in The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves hosted by Reading Reality.
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.
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?
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.
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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I hope that you enjoyed your day off on Monday, Jessica!
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.
Thanks so much! I am looking forward to finally getting to some of those JD Robb books!
I’ve had stuff like that happen and it’s frustrating to miss an event. Wow you did well with your reading this week and got some awesome books too! Enjoy your day off.
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Thanks so much, Anne!
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!
Thank you so much!
Sorry you spent so much time in traffic and missed it. Oh no, sorry to hear your dog is having more difficulties.
I hated missing their concert. I am sure that it was really cute!
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!
I just finished The Book Spy and really enjoyed it!
Long trip for nothing :/
I hope your dog is ok
I hated missing their concert! I really tried to make it.
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.
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!
How cool that your library checks out puzzles. I don’t think mine offers that. Love that pic of your reading area! Looks so comfy. 🙂
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.