Weekly Recap #11: Week of 7/23 – 7/29

 

Hey everyone!  It’s time for another weekly recap post of all things happening on and off the blog. This week 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.

This week was kind of an up and down week on the blog.  Thanks to the library not allowing me to renew two books that other people had placed holds on, I had to switch up what I had originally planned to read so Caraval got pushed back to this week and I read  Words in Deep Blue and When Dimple Met Rishi instead.  I guess I could have just turned the library books back in unread, but I had waited so long to get my hands on them in the first place,  I just figured it was best to get through them and get them off my TBR.  Caraval will happen this week though. I’m determined, lol!

Girl in Snow, another book I planned to read this past week unfortunately ended up being a DNF.  I didn’t get far enough into it to do a full review on the blog, but it just wasn’t for me.  It was supposed to be a murder mystery, but the pacing was just so slow that I kept losing interest.  I also didn’t particularly like either of the main characters, which didn’t help matters.

Off the blog, it was a fairly quiet week.  Work has been hectic because we’re currently short-staffed, but I did finally put in for a week of vacation. I can’t decide if I’m going to travel or just relax and make it a stay-cation, but either way, I’m excited to have some time off before my son goes back to work.  I also started a new low-carb diet this week, which has been pure hell, because carbs are my life.  Hopefully I’ll adjust to the diet soon because right now I’m the epitome of the word ‘Hangry.’ I also spent way too much time online looking for easy-to-make low-carb recipes.  So many of the recipes I see are too complicate or too time-consuming to make, or they’re just so overloaded with ingredients that I don’t even want to think about what my grocery bill would look like if I bought all of them.  A little frustrating to say the least.

Oh well, that’s pretty much it for me.  Have a great week, everyone!

 

WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK

 

 

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK

 

    

UPCOMING REVIEWS

 

      
 

 

STACKING THE SHELVES

 

    

TOTALLY RANDOM

22 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Haha, I love that ecard. That’s basically my life, and why my house is never totally tidy! I hear you on the low-carb stuff. Every time my husband wants to do low-carb, he gets a migraine the day he starts it. I just love carbs too much so I don’t even try. Everything in moderation!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha, mine too!

      Yeah, low-carb is tough. I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep it up, but hopefully once I lose what I want to lose, then I can eat them in moderation.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really hope you’ll enjoy Girl in Snow more than I did. It sounded so promising so I was really disappointed not to connect better with it. Have a great week!

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  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Good luck with the low carb thing. I love them so much. I actually have a book called The Carb Lover’s Diet, and I followed it for a while. The food was good and most of the recipes I picked were raw. I will say, I felt great. I always bumped books when my holds come available at the library. I mostly use Overdrive, and I will wait months for a book, therefore, it has priority when I am reading. I loved both the books you got (and Caraval too).

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Caraval is one of my most anticipated reads for this year so I’m really hoping I love it, especially since I’ve waited so long to finally read it. Hopefully we’ll both love it! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    Aw sorry that Girl In Snow was a dNF. Caraval though- looking forward to your thoughts on that since I’ve been undecided forever. Warcross is another one I think I’m going to get. I need to try Marie Lu, so why not with that one lol?

    Hope you liked One Of Us Is Lying.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Just published my review for One of Us is Lying. I had one issue with it but still enjoyed it overall. Warcross will be my first experience with Marie Lu as well, so hopefully it will be a great one. 🙂

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  4. Elise @ Roaming Reader
    Elise @ Roaming Reader says:

    I need to read One of Us is Lying! I honestly don’t know anything about it but that title is really intriguing… I’m super curious to read it! ALSO Caraval! That has been on my TBR since it first came out! I really need to get to that one

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Caraval has been on my TBR forever too. It’s actually one of my most anticipated books for this year so I can’t even believe I haven’t read it yet, lol.

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  5. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    Oh gosh, it’s so difficult to find easy, but healthy food to make. I need to find new things too! I was doing well with meal planning, but I’ve been off for awhile now!

    -Lauren

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It is very difficult and then there’s the added frustration that I get bored with food easily, so even if I find a few recipes that work for me, I’ll get bored with them pretty quickly. Someone else who commented mentioned a carb lover’s cookbook so I might take a look at that and see if it meets my needs.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Caraval is one of my most anticipated reads of the year. Still can’t believe I’m just now getting around to it, but I’m glad to hear how much you enjoyed it. Hope you have a great week!

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I just started The ReadyMade Thief yesterday. It has been kind of an up and down read for me, but it reminds me a lot of The Divinci Code so far, just with younger characters. Hope you enjoy it when you start reading!

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