Weekly Wrap Up #355

Posted March 26, 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 the week of Stella’s surgery. I spent the first part of the week trying to get caught up on everything both at work and at home so that I would be free once the surgery day got here. The plan was for Stella to go to the animal hospital to stay the night on the day of the surgery. The surgeon called me once the surgery was over and before the call was over he recommended that I just bring her home since I seemed to be comfortable with providing the care that she would need. So we came home with some injectable medication and adjusted our plans.

She is doing well but has perfected the art of crying. She hasn’t tried to lick her wounds so we haven’t needed to use a cone. She is starting to feel better so we are having to keep calm to stop her from injuring herself.

I know that I am behind with commenting and blog hopping. I hope to be able to keep up better next week. Thank you for hanging in there with me.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 5 books this week. I started the week out with Smolder by Laurell K. Hamilton which was a bit of a disappointment. I was feeling a bit of a slump coming on after finishing Smolder so I decided to pick up an audiobook that I knew I would like and Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb was a perfect choice. I then switched my focus to Beyond That, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash which I found to be incredibly well done. A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher was an enjoyable listen with a nice dose of humor woven throughout the story. I had a great time with The Cuban Heiress by Chanel Cleeton which I found to be very exciting.

I have read about one-third of Camp QUILTBAG by Nicole Melleby and A.J. Sass and am enjoying this middle-grade book filled with wonderfully diverse characters. I am also reading Someone Is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong and can’t wait to see how things work out.

Books Added

Hex Education by Maureen Kilmer (Publisher); The Sweetheart List by Jill Shalvis (Publisher)

Dead Eleven by Jimmy Juliano (Publisher); Salvage This World by Michael Farris Smith (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

12 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #355

  1. Glad Stella is doing well and didn’t have to stay overnight. I can relate to the lack of commenting and blog hopping as I’ve been away (sick) for the last two weeks and didn’t post or visit once. Looks like you had some really good reads this week!

  2. Poor Stella! Good luck with her recovery. I can imagine it’s challenging for everyone involved. Glad to hear the new Cleeton was great too

  3. Glad to hear the surgery went well for Stella! Hope her recovery is smooth and speedy! Yeah, when the doggos start crying, it can really hit you hard sometimes. I remember the different cry our dog had after his bro left us. It was heartbreaking. I don’t remember too much cries from our dogs due to pain, so I guess that’s good in the long run! Kudos for Stella not licking her stitches or anything! Hope that continues as well!

    Nice new reads! Those are all new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all! I did see Kelley’s newest thriller out and about, but I am soooo behind on her books, I feel guilty for requesting one, so I didn’t. Lol! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. How long does Stella have to keep immobile? I’m reeling with Lulu needing to be immobile for a month and no jumping or stairs in the future. It’s certainly changing our schedule a bit. At least the reading can happen with some audiobooks while doing chores.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    • Stella’s activity needs to be limited for the first 8 weeks and then she can gradually do more. BUT her second surgery is scheduled for week 9 so we are looking at 4 months of keeping her calm with 6 months total before she is completely free of restrictions.

  5. What a relief for you that your puppy got through surgery and is home recovering well. I know you’re kept busy giving her after care so no worries about blog visits and comments.
    Nice stack of finished books. I loved The Cuban Heiress, too.

    Have a good week, Carole!

  6. Oh Stella! My heart would break if she was crying! Glad to hear she’s feeling better now.

    I requested the new Shalvis. We’ll see if they approve. I have my eye on Someone is Always Watching. I look forward to your thoughts.

  7. Don’t worry about blog visiting! Just take care of Stella. Poor pups! But it looks like she’s doing nicely and definitely good she hasn’t had to wear the cone. Audio books are always great for a stressful week and a reading slump and I really want to try Chanel Cleeton’s books. I’ve heard they’re wonderful. Have a great week!