Weekly Wrap Up #359

Posted April 23, 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 normal week. I did go to an event at one of my local bookstores and was able to meet April Henry which was a lot of fun. I thought that the advice that she shared was really good and I enjoyed learning a bit about the research that goes into each book.

I spend most of the day on Saturday at a family gathering. It has been a long time since I last had the chance to catch up with a lot of my family members so it was really nice to see everyone. Unfortunately, the weather was rather cold for an outside event but we survived. Before we left, my husband and I made plans to visit some relatives that live out of town which should be a fun time.

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I finished 4 books this week. I started the week out listening to For You and Only You by Caroline Kepnes and enjoyed the hours spent with my favorite serial killer. I needed a change of pace so I decided to dive into Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts by Kristyn J. Miller and thought it was a lot of fun. It took me all week but I finally wrapped up Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean and thought that it was a fitting conclusion for the series. My favorite book of the week was Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros. Once I started listening to this one, I did not want to stop and finished this 20-hour audiobook in 2 days.

I have just started reading The Stolen Throne by Abigail Owen and have high hopes for it since I enjoyed the first book in the series. I also just started listening to The Ferryman by Justin Cronin but am looking forward to it since I have heard great things about it.

Books Added

Hemlock Island by Kelley Armstrong (Publisher); The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston (Publisher); Witch King by Martha Wells (Publisher)

The Ferryman by Justin Cronin (Publisher); The Swiss Nurse by Mario Escobar (Publisher); Small Animals Caught in Traps by C.B. Bernard (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

13 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #359

  1. How fun that you have been able to attend some book events. It’s been eons for me. I was thinking about Seven Rules, so I am happy to see you thought it was fun (that’s important for me with my reading)

  2. Ooh nice! I still have an April Henry book that I need to read that I got the last time she visited St. Louis! So behind, as always! Lol! Glad you were able to have a nice time with your family despite the weather. At least it wasn’t subzero temps.

    Nice new reads! I received Hemlock Island a little while ago. Because of its date, it’s kind of in the middle of the priority pile, but I am looking forward to reading it! Hope you enjoy all of your new reads!

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  3. Meeting authors can be such fun! I am glad that the Rebecca Yarros was such a good read for you. Looks like you picked up some pretty books. I am curious about that Abigail Owen though.

    Have a great week!!!

  4. I honestly can’t wait to get Fourth Wing! I ordered a physical copy but would love to listen to the audiobook as well!

  5. It’s great you got some nice family time. It looks like another great reading week. I looked at the picture thinking, that doesn’t match with the picture in my head and realized I was thinking of Emily Henry not April Henry. I’m still just not comfortable with events or at least not without masks. I hope you had fun though! You seem to have great bookstores in your area.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  6. The book event and the family gathering both sound like a lot of fun! I’ve had my eye on The Swiss Nurse. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it. Have a great week!

  7. I know I’ve read and enjoyed The Night She Disappeared by April Henry. So fun that you got enjoy a book event for her. I’m looking forward to Hemlock Island and now I’m curious about that Rebecca Yarros book.