Weekly Wrap Up #363

Posted May 28, 2023 by Carole in Stacking the Shelves / 8 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

Long time no see! I didn’t have a post last weekend because I was in Detroit visiting family. My Aunt and Uncle have lived in Detroit for around 12 years so it was nice to finally get to go see them. They are technically my Aunt and Uncle but are only 10 years older than me and even closer in age to my husband. We had a good time and my husband wants to go back after we get passports so we can cross the bridge into Canada. More than anything, it was just nice to have a break from everything.

Coming back home was a rude awakening. There was laundry to do, dogs to walk, dinner to make, and a job to go to. I am feeling much better in regards to my shingles outbreak but I did have one night that my nerves were on fire. We ended the week with a pre-surgical appointment for my Stella, who is scheduled to undergo her second surgery on Thursday, and a birthday party for my niece and nephew who are already 9 years old!

How was your week?

What I’m Reading

I only finished 8 books in the 2 weeks since my last weekly post. I even thought that I was in a slump for a bit so the number actually surprises me a bit. I couldn’t wait to listen to Demons of Good and Evil by Kim Harrison and it was just as good as I hoped it would be. Magic Claims by Ilona Andrews was perfect. I honestly don’t think that this writing duo can write a bad book. Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman was quiet different than her Invisible Library series but definitely worth a read. Good as Gold by Sarina Bowen was a swoon-worth romance that took me back to the world of True North.

After my trip, I decided to dive into Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb and thought it was a solid entry in the series. I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed Planes, Trains, and All the Feels by Livy Hart. The Celebrants by Steven Rowley was a wonderful book that made me think about how much friends mean and how precious life really is. Rehearsed by Death by Frank Anthony Polito was a fun cozy that kept me guessing until the end.

I have only read a couple of chapters of The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren but hope to finish before I go back to work on Tuesday. I have barely started Witch King by Martha Wells but can’t wait to get back to it.

Books Added

The Block Party by Jamie Day (Publisher); Rehearsed to Death by Frank Anthony Polito (Publisher); Becoming the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar (Publisher)

Favorite Instagram Post of the Week

What books do you add to your shelves this week? 

8 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up #363

  1. Oh wow…my comment just got erased when I tried to submit! Now what was I saying…?

    Glad you had a nice trip! I’m hoping all goes well next month when we have a little weekend getaway! Glad to hear you’re feeling better from shingles!

    Nice new reads too! New to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. I had no idea you could cross a bridge from Detroit to Canada. Look at that! I have stayed in the Lake Placid area, and we would go to Canada for like lunch. It was so close. Glad to hear the shingles are winding down. Vacations are great. Back to reality is tough. I hope all goes well with the pup. I adored the CLo book. Hope you do too

  3. I’m glad you were able to have a nice getaway with relatives. But yes, the things at home are just waiting. I hope things with Stella go well and your shingles continues to improve. You are reading some great books! I am in the middle of The Witch King right now.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. Fun that you were up in my neck of the woods in the Detroit area. I was away in Utah around the same time. Glad you relaxed and enjoyed family, but bummer you had a nerve flare up with the shingles.
    Hopefully, your reading will get back on track as you restore post-trip order.

    Have a great Memorial Day, Carole!

  5. I’m so glad your shingles are better and your nerves have calmed down a bit. I’m sure getting away for a bit was amazing after all the craziness you’ve had. It is amazing just how much laundry ends up needing to be done after any time away though. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful week!