Weekly Wrap Up #358

Posted April 16, 2023 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 14 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 week was exhausting. I spent Sunday at my mom’s house celebrating Easter. On Monday, I went to jury duty. This was my first time having to do this and I was not a fan. I was stuck in a room full of other potential jurors for approximately 6 hours. I did get a lot of reading done but that is a long time to be stuck in an uncomfortable chair. My company doesn’t pay employees for days missed for jury duty so I had to waste a vacation day which seems wrong.

The work week seemed to crawl by even though I am still behind and have a ton of work to do. I should get caught up soon enough. My daughter and I went to an author event on Wednesday night which was fun. House of Cotton by Monica Brashears sounds like it is going to be one that I will really enjoy.

I finally got my internet working correctly again at the end of the week. I was so tired of fighting with it that I kind of gave up this week. I was just so drained at the end of every workday that I didn’t have the energy to fight with trying to get a post up. I should be able to go back to my normal routine at this point.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 5 books this week. The Instructor by T.R. Hendricks was a very exciting story. I spent my day at jury duty reading Salvage This World by Michael Farris Smith. I really liked Happy Place by Emily Henry and thought that the narration was spectacular. I had a fantastic time listening to Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King and look forward to reading more of the trilogy soon. I wrapped up by week with Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb.

I am about a third of the way through Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean and am loving it. This series is fantastic and doesn’t seem to get the attention that I feel it deserves.

Books Added

I Did It For You by Amy Engel (Publisher); When I’m Dead by Hannah Morrissey (Publisher); Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman (Publisher)

Maddalena and the Dark by Julia Fine (Publisher); Pieces of Me by Kate McLaughlin (Publisher); If Only You by Chloe Liese (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

14 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #358

  1. Wow, it does sound like a long week for you. I’m exhausted. Short staffed at work and so tired of working overtime. I need a vacation! LOL

  2. I had to see who narrated Happy Place. No surprise it’s Julia Whelan. She really is the audiobook queen. I thought all businesses had to let you do jury duty without penalty. I had no idea they could make you use vacation for that. Jury Duty is a drag. I was getting called a LOT in the summer back when I was teaching, but haven’t been called in a many years.

  3. Sounds exhausting! Jury duty and internet woes. Glad to hear you got the internet up and running though! I debated about going to this author event, but I felt a little hesitant about the book for some reason. Could just be the 500+ books calling my name from my TBR pile and I’m afraid to add another one too whimsical like! Lol!

    Nice new reads too! Hope you enjoy them all!

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  4. I have never had jury duty and I have always been curious what it entails! lol Sounds boring. Its why I always keep a few vacation days around, just in case of that. lol JR Robb is always fun to read, and I know fans of Henry have really been loving Happy Place!

  5. Both the times I did jury duty, I had a lot of time sitting and waiting. I feel your pain. 🙂 Glad your internet is back up. Fun that you got to go to an author event. Emily Henry’s books always look so good. I’m glad you enjoyed this latest.

    Have a good week, Carole!

  6. It does sound tiring, at least you had some great reads. Are you finished with jury duty after the one day? My daughter just got called but she is in her last semester of school so she got excused. I hope this week is better!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  7. I am reading Scarlett now and enjoying it. It differs from her other works. Ugh, to jury duty. I don’t mind either, but think employers should pay. My son may have jury duty and if he is called he won’t get paid at all.

  8. Jury duty is frustrating and I don’t think it’s fair that you had to take one of your vacation days for it! I’m per diem now so I won’t be able to do that either, but my company used to pay for up to 3 days, but I was always worried if a trial took longer. It took all day just for them to determine they didn’t want me one time. My husband’s work will pay 2 weeks and he’s been on a couple of cases. One really ticked him off because the person was totally guilty but got a mistrial because of a woman who should’ve been excluded from being a juror but wasn’t because she didn’t report prior similar experiences as the guilty party. He wasted 2 weeks!

    I really liked The Instructor as well and I’ll be listening to Happy Place soon.

  9. Definitely sounds like an exhausting week! I am lucky that I’ve never been called for jury duty though pretty much everyone around me has and were not big fans! I’m glad you got your internet going. That’s so frustrating when it doesn’t work and it’s always shocking to see just how much we rely on it. I hope this week is going much better!