Weekly Wrap Up #354

Posted March 19, 2023 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

This was probably our last week of normalcy for a while. My Stella’s surgery is Thursday and I admit that I am nervous about it. We now have a soft cone for her to wear and a sling to use to help her get around when necessary. She will spend the next 6 months on a leash every time she needs to go outside to stop her from running or jumping. I am not looking forward to those 5 am potty breaks.

I received so much book mail this week! Some of the packages came as a total surprise. It felt a little bit like Christmas! I have been reading faster lately but I am going to have to speed it up a bit more if I want to have a chance at keeping up…lol.

We ended the week by going to my daughter’s concert. She joined a local community band since she has been home student teaching. We also did a small shaped puzzle. We usually only do puzzles with at least 1,000 pieces but we thought this 300-piece puzzle looked fun so we decided to give it a try.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 7 books this week. Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen was a fun zombie story that I enjoyed despite having some problems with the audio. Dial A for Aunties by Jese Q. Sutanto was very entertaining so I decided to jump right into Four Aunties and a Wedding. All That Is Mine I Carry with Me by William Landay kept me guessing until the very end. My favorite book of the week was Both Feet in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. I didn’t have as much luck with The Witch and the Vampire by Francesa Flores which I thought was just okay. Roaring Dawn by Colleen Gleason was a great conclusion to the Macey Gardella & Max Denton series.

I just started Smolder by Laurell K. Hamilton and I haven’t formed an opinion just yet.

Books Added

Happy Place by Emily Henry (Publisher); Smolder by Laurell K. Hamilton (Publisher)

The Prospector’s Only Prospect by Dani Collins (Publisher); Highland Beast by Heather McCollum (Publisher); How Not to Marry a Duke by Tina Gabrielle (Publisher); Night’s Edge by Liz Kerin (Publisher); Girl Forgotten by April Henry (Publisher); Why Fathers Cry at Night by Kwame Alexander (Publisher); Before She Finds Me by Heather Chavez (Publisher); Simply Lies by David Baldacci (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

10 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #354

  1. Looks like you’ve prepared for the post-surgery and yeah, the early AM bathroom wake up will not be fun. Nice that you got to go see your daughter’s concert. Fun puzzle with the shape like the picture.
    Wow big stack for your book haul this week and great dent in your reading stack with what you got read.

  2. I will keep your pup in my thoughts and am hoping all goes well. My sister’s dog had the same surgery. The hardest part for her was that the dog didn’t understand that she couldn’t jump and run. That puzzle is beautiful even if it was a too easy for you experts. How wonderful that your daughter found a local group to play with. It must make please you to see her still playing (I know I was thrilled when I heard my daughter joined a dance company). I loved the Auntie books, and I am enjoying Vera Wong so much. You got Happy Place. I didn’t request, but I do have a hold already at my library. I am sure it will be amazing. Have a great week!

    • I was able to get the audiobook of Happy Place. My NetGalley request was denied but I would rather have the audiobook anyway.

  3. Hope all goes well with Stella’s surgery! I remember those times when we had to help our doggo out with bathroom trips. A soft cone is a good idea! I think we used one for a time, but then our dog figured out how to work around it to get whatever area he was supposed to not touch. He was too smart for his own good most times. Lol. I mostly remember him having to wear the regular plastic one that he loved whacking us in our shins with, and then he figured out how to get to those spots again and we had to add extensions to the cone. It was a bit of a nightmare but it helped get him through that recovery time!

    Nice new reads! Lots of new to me ones here! I still need to read Bones’ book from last year, so I skipped requesting it this time around, but I did preorder it. Hopefully I can read those this year! Hope you enjoy all of your lovely new reads!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. You did get a pile of books! I hope everything goes well for Stella. I guess you just have to remember it’s not forever. That’s fun about your daughter in the community band. I was in a band for work when I got out of college. It’s great to hear you enjoyed Both Feet in the Grave because that is coming up shortly for me to read.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  5. I hope Stella’s surgery goes well! And Smolder is the 29th book in the Anita Blake series??? I stopped reading it after book 10 or 11 I think so I wonder what you’ll think of it!

  6. 6 months! Yikes.
    And sighs the cone. I had trouble keeping my cat¨s just for a few days. And had to take him out for his potty breaks on a leesh

  7. I will send your Stella all the good vibes. I hope the surgery and recovery go smoothly. Yay for book mail! Always such fun and I love the green books picture. Have a great week!