Weekly Wrap Up #347

Posted January 29, 2023 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 13 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 good week. I think that the highlight of my week was the fact that I was able to stay home from work on Wednesday due to bad weather in my area. I did have to answer emails but the day was mostly quiet so I was able to spend time working on a puzzle with my daughter in my comfy clothes instead of heading into the office.

I spent a lot of time working on the blog. You may have noticed that I doubled up on reviews this week, including 2 reviews per post, and as you would expect, it took me twice as long to get these posts ready. I have a few other ideas that I might try in the next few weeks. I tried to keep up with comments as much as I could but there were a few nights this week when my arthritis demanded that I put the computer away and take a break.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 6 books this week. I started the week out with Episode Thirteen by Craig DiLouie and I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed it. I have had Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz on my NetGalley shelf for more years than I want to admit and I am happy to report that I had a good time with it. I spent my snow day listening to The Drift by C.J. Tudor while working on a puzzle with my daughter. I did finish another book but it is published by HarperCollins so I will wait until the strike is settled to talk about it. I understand that they have agreed to mediation so that is a step in the right direction. I wanted a lighter audiobook so I listened to Imperfect Angel by Christi Barth and thought it was a lot of fun. I listened to The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston in less than 24 hours and loved it.

I have only read a bit of Roaring Shadows by Colleen Gleason, but I am happy to get back to the series. I have had the Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series which is a middle-grade series on my tbr for a few months so I decided to get started with the first book Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce when I noticed the audiobook was available through Hoopla.

Books Added

I Will Find You by Harlan Coben (Publisher); Maeve Fly by CJ Leede (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

13 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #347

  1. That’s nice that you got to stay home on Wednesday! I don’t think the weather was as bad as they suspected. Which I guess worked at well for everyone! Lol! I’m always happy to not to have to drive in crappy weather! Especially in St. Louis! Can’t wait to see your thoughts on Poston’s book! I randomly bought that one awhile back as it intrigued me! Hoping for some ghostly action amid the romance parts! Lol.

    Nice new reads too! Those are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them both!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. Good for you keeping up on the blog stuff and doing more reviews! I love that! Happy to see you enjoyed that Christi Barth though. Hope you have a wonderful reading week.

  3. You are on tear with reading! I go in spurts of trying to continuously improve things on the blog. It seems lots of people had snow days this week. We might get snow showers next weekend which will cause a total shutdown here. lol. I might try to get that new Harlan Coben on audio.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. Hooray for a work day at home. Even better that you could work on puzzles while doing it. 🙂 Glad to hear you enjoyed the Ashely Poston book. I see so many great reviews for her books but have not read anything by her yet.

  5. I’ve started doing puzzles again while listening to audio books and it’s addictive. Yeah, for getting that old NG read off the shelf. Episode 13 sounds good. I’ve just requested it from my library.

  6. Hope that your arthritis is feeling better and doesn’t act up for a while. it’s nice that you were able to stay home and work form home for a while.

  7. I’m always impressed when someone can condense down their review thoughts and do multiple reviews in a post. I’m glad you got to stay in safe on your bad weather day. I love listening to audios when I’m working on a puzzle. Way to go getting to the older Dean Koontz and knocking it off your NG list.

    Have a good week, Carole!

  8. I don’t remember where I first heard of it, but I’ve had Episode 13 on my radar for a while. I’ll look for the review. Harlan Coben is a pretty reliable “good book” author so hope you enjoy that one. Have a terrific week and thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  9. An unexpected day off is always so wonderful and staying home in comfy clothes is the absolute best! I’m really curious about Episode Thirteen. It looks like such a good and creepy read!