Weekly Recap # 1: Week of 5/14-5/20
Hey everyone! This will be my first time doing a weekly recap post of all things happening on and off the blog. I’ll be linking to the Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and to Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
First, let me apologize for my lapse in responding to comments on my blog and on blog hopping this past week. My son’s soccer team, which my husband coaches, has been preparing for their playoffs all week and had their first playoff game yesterday (we won, yay!), but it has made for a busy week of hauling my son back and forth to practices, etc. Aside from some pre-scheduled posts, I wasn’t very active at all in the blogosphere. Weather permitting, the championship game is Tuesday night, so after that I should be much more active around here. Thanks so much for your patience while I fulfill my soccer mom duties. 🙂
As far as blog life goes, up until this month I had been making great progress on my Beat the Backlist challenge, having read 14 backlisted books so far this year. Sounds great, but I did get so caught up on that, that I’m now playing catch up on ARC reviews because some publication dates have crept up on me that I had let slip through the cracks. It’s all about that balance that I’m still trying to perfect, haha! Anyway, so I’ll be churning out quite a few ARC reviews during the next few weeks to meet those deadlines.
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [15 May] Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller ★★★★★
- [16 May] Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10 Favorite Book Moms
- [17 May] Waiting on Wednesday – Spotlight on Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
- [18 May] Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant ★★★★
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
Pfft, the passive-aggressive raven made me laugh.
I need to read The Upside of Unrequited! Need to get my hands on it. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks, me too! Made my week to get the notice from the library saying it was finally my turn to read it, haha!
Congrats on winning the game and good luck for the championship game! I have wanted to read A Tragic Kind of Wonderful so I am excited to see what you think. Have a great week!
Thank you! Yeah, A Tragic Kind of Wonderful has been on my TBR for a while. I went to the library to pick up a book I had on reserve, saw that someone had just turned this one back in, so I grabbed it up. You have a great week too!
Yay, how nice about the soccer games 🙂 Happy reading, I like Jane Green’s work. Looking forward to your thoughts on Once in Lourdes, I think I saw that one over on AmazonVine. lol about that Poe meme, very cute. Enjoy your Sunday!
Thanks, happy reading to you too!
I just love that Poe imagine. Always manages to crack me up. xD LOL
I’m glad I’m not the only one who found it entertaining, haha! 🙂
It’s ok. Life happens and we need to prioritize family. Glad to hear that you had a great week. Sounds so fun. I love watching soccer, so I know the joy of it. Watching our kid playing must have been awesome. I hope you enjoy your books and have a wonderful week, Suzanne. 😁
Thanks, I love watching soccer too so it has been great fun, even though I’ll definitely be glad to have a break from it until the next season. I hope you have a wonderful week too!
Congrats to your kid’s team! I hope you get back into the swing of things very easily. 😀 Most of your books/reads are new to me, except Empress of a Thousand Skies. The cover of book two was recently revealed, and it is quite gorgeous. Happy reading, Suzanne!
Have a fantastic week. =)
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
I just saw the cover for the second book in that series today and thought it looked pretty amazing. Thanks, you have a great week too!
Congrats to your son, hopefully his team will when the Championship game. I don’t miss those day’s of driving my children back and forth to practices, I do miss the games though and now that their older I wish they were more active.
I picked up The Upside last week, hopefully I can get to it soon since I’ve seen wonderful reviews posted about it. Enjoy your reads this week and have a wonderful day.
Yes, I’m the same way. I really do love watching him play. He’s talking about wanting to give it up after this season and I’m really hoping he changes his mind. Thanks, Happy Reading to you as well! 🙂
Happy reading this week!
Thanks Beth, you too!
Good luck to your son on his championship game!! I love that cover of The Sunshine Sisters, it looks very summery. 🙂
No Turning Back looks good too. Hope you have a great week!
Thanks! I just finished No Turning Back and ended up really liking it. Lots of twists and turns that literally kept me guessing up until the very end as to who the murderer was.
I have heard SO many things about The Upside of Unrequited. I probably should add it to my TBR. I hope you enjoy it!
Have a great week!
Thanks, you have a great week too!
The balance between ARCs and backlist books can sometimes seem completely impossible. If only we had more hours in the day—maybe some that were designated “reading only hours.” 🙂
Oh wow, “designated reading only hours” sound heavenly, don’t they?
Lmaoooooooo, the passive aggressive Raven is hilarious! The Party is one I’ve had my eye on — I hope it’s good!
I just finished The Party a little while ago. Strange read for me because I actually hated literally ALL of the characters but still ended up really enjoying the book.
Yay congrats on winning! The passive aggressive raven made me laugh. You mentioned so many good books I want to read especially The Upside of Unrequited.
Thanks! The Upside of Unrequited is the one from that list that I’m most looking forward to. I love Becky Albertalli’s books so much.
That’s awesome about your son’s team – and no worries about not getting around much last week. We all have those times!
I feel you on the spring sports. Our son played Rugby and all of my kids played baseball/softball which my hubby coached, so it was a tad crazy. Enjoy it, we miss those crazy times now. Delighted to have you linking up with us!
I hear you. My son is talking about quitting soccer after this season, and as crazy as it has been, I really hope he doesn’t give it up because I do love watching him play. Thanks, hope you have a great week!
Welcome to the Sunday post!!!!!!!!! Yay!
I’m still doing some huge amounts of catchup on my blog so I’m scampering around trying to catch up on all the wonderful posts that I missed as well as commenting back on blogs AND trying to catch up my content creation. Phew!
I am still not entirely sure how to juggle ARC vs backlist… It’s always nosing one in front of the other and then scrambling to catch up the neglected pile. I’m sure it has a little something to do with the ‘request’ button too… But we’ll ignore that part for now, shall we?
Okay, the passive aggressive raven was a little hilarious!!!
Let me be off to try catch up on more of your blog posts! There’s a few reviews I’m dying to check out!
Thanks! I’m playing catch up as well so I’ll be on my way to your blog to do the same 🙂