Weekly Wrap Up #350

Posted February 19, 2023 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 12 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. We were excited to watch the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, although I have to admit that I was working on my computer while keeping an eye on the game. I went a little, okay more like a lot, crazy on NetGalley this week with all of the books listed as “read now” and requested a few more. Don’t judge me when you get to the part of this post where I list the books added during the week. Or maybe you should judge me, what do I know?

I have had some should pain for most of the year. Oh, the joys of getting old. My husband suspects that I have done something to my rotator cuff. This week it hurt a lot more than it has in other weeks so I stayed off the computer more in the evenings (and fell behind on blog hopping and comments). I have a doctor’s appointment next week so we will see what he says.

Last night the extended family gathered at my mom’s house to celebrate my sister’s and her husband’s birthdays. Pizza, brownies, ice cream, and a good time was had by all.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 6 books this week. I started the week off by listening to A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn and found the book to be a perfect example of why I love the series as much as I do. Hold on to Me by Karen Grey was a fantastic romance that I am glad to have finally had the chance to read. The Charley Davidson series is getting better and better with each book and I thoroughly enjoyed Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones. I decided to listen to The Angel Maker by Alex North while following along in the book which was a good choice since there was a lot going on in this story. I adored Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto. I found What Have We Done by Alex Finlay to be an exciting introduction to the author’s work.

I am about halfway through Dog Days Forever by Shannon Richard and am really enjoying it! (It feels great to be able to talk about HarperCollins titles again!) I have listened to around 25% of Best Served Hot by Amanda Elliot and am having a good time with this foodie romance.

Books Added

Someone Just Like You by Meredith Schorr (Publisher); A Love Catastrophe by Helena Hunting (Publisher); The Last Word by Katy Birchall (Publisher)

Play to Win by Jodie Slaughter (Publisher); Skip to the End by Molly James (Publisher); Bookshop Cinderella by Laura Lee Guhrke (Publisher)

Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts by Kristyn J. Miller (Publisher); My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine (Publisher); The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy (Publisher)

Will They or Won’t They by Ava Wilder (Publisher); Speak of the Devil by Rose Wilding (Publisher); Best Served Hot by Amanda Elliot (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

12 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #350

  1. Sorry to hear about your shoulder! Oddly, the last blog I just visited commented on her dad having a surgery on his shoulder because of pain. Weird. I only watched about half the game myself. I was more in it for the commercials which were a bit disappointing again. Although I did like 2 of the ones I saw which is about 2 more than all the past years combined! Lol.

    Oh wow! What a horde! Lol. I saw the My Roommate is a Vampire and admit, I kinda want to read it, but haven’t requested it yet. I probably should, but I was trying to make 2023 the year of the TBR pile and I already have a few review books piling up. Luckily over half of them release in the later half of the year, but I am conflicted as always! Lol!

    Hope you enjoy all of your awesome new reads!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. haha LOOK AT YOU!!! I also recently grabbed up some netgalley reads too! I have been neglecting requesting lately, I was due for it haha YAY for 6 books read though! Darynda Jones has great covers, she is an UF author I have been wanting to get to.

  3. I resisted those St. Martins read-nows. Only downloaded one (I already had the Birchall – love her!) Dog Days is one I want to read. It looks adorable. Hope all goes well with the doctor.

  4. Those are some great additions. I am also trying What Have We Done as my first intro to the author. I sidetracked though to read library books for the current COYER RAT and I just got Encore in Death, the latest JD Robb but then I’ll go back to it.

    I hope everything works out with your shoulder. I had a problem with mine about 10 years ago, couldn’t read to unhook my bra, and chiropractic took care of 70% and physical therapy got to 90% and the last 10% with dry needling. Then it was totally normal. I had a thing with my hip 3 years ago which I still do the PT exercises twice a day from that but I don’t get the pain anymore. PT has been a good thing.

  5. Glad it was a normal week and lots of good books read and listened to. I had the Superbowl on and worked on a puzzle. Bummer about your shoulder pain. My husband ended up having the surgery for that and it took well.

    LOL, no judgment from me. I got two from NetGalley and requested a third one. Doing better about resisting the invitations, but still taking a few. πŸ™‚

    Have a good week, Carole!

  6. My husband had a torn rotator cuff injury. Hopefully that’s not what it is and it will heal on its own with no medical intervention necessary.

    Sometimes I go and add a bunch of books on NetGalley too. I had 6 but now just have 2 on there after submitting some reviews.

  7. Sorry to hear about the shoulder. I had some issues a couple years ago, they couldn’t decide if it was arthritis or bursitis, and sent me to physical therapy twice a week. To be honest it didn’t do much good and the problem finally resolved after six months or so. I hope you can get some answers at your appointment. That’s a whole lot of NG requests! LOL

  8. Hope your shoulder is okay! I have shoulder issues from doing ultrasound for 23 years. I’ve been trying to do my PT exercises to help. It won’t ever be 100% though.

    I’m looking forward to so many on your list! Forgot about Forever’s “read now” and so I didn’t download before the 17th. Oh, well. I might request the Helena Hunting one.

  9. I hope you have gotten some answers about your shoulder and it’s an easy fix! NetGalley is dangerous! I try not to visit the site too often because my self control is not great. I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!

  10. You made me want to go check what’s new on Netgalley. Hope your shoulder is better soon and that it’s not something serious. I’m also looking forward to A Sinister Revenge and The Summer Girl. I always like Laura Lee Guhrke, but I haven’t seen that book before now.