Weekly Recap #24: Week of 10/22-10/28


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.

Thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday last week.  I had a lovely day and as you’ll see from my Stacking the Shelves this week, I did indeed score a lot of new reads as birthday gifts, not to mention a couple of gift cards so that I can purchase more once I work my way through these.  Aside from birthday activities, it was actually a very quiet week. I’ve been trying to get out every day and take a nice, long walk now that the cooler fall weather has arrived.  I’ve also been making my son go with me, and it’s amazing how much more information I can get out of him about his school day when I have him completely away from all of his electronic distractions.

We did have a last minute dash a couple of days ago regarding Halloween costumes. For the past two months, my son has been telling me that he didn’t want to dress up this year, that he would rather stay home and hand out candy.  “Are you sure?”  “Yes.” “Are you absolutely sure?” “YES!”  All of the sudden on Thursday, he comes to me “I think I want to go trick or treating.”  “Seriously?”  Thankfully we have a Spirit Halloween store in town and they still had a few costumes left in his size.  Otherwise I would have forced him to wear his soccer uniform and carry a soccer ball with him, lol.

As far as the blog goes, it was pretty much business as usual for me this week.  If you haven’t entered my twitter follower celebration giveaway, make sure to do that. It ends tomorrow.  Also, if you’re interested in reading Dear Martin, there’s a blog tour giveaway on my review post so be sure to enter that as well.

I did get a lot of reading done, finishing One Perfect Lie, The Tethered Mage, and about half of Artemis this week, and I’m of course still plugging away on Hillary’s book. I’m about 350 pages into that and still wishing she had been elected President with every page I turn.  I don’t know that I’ll be able to objectively review that book since I’m obviously a huge Hillary fan, but we’ll see how I feel once I finish it.  I definitely think it’s one of those reads where if you love her, you’ll love the book. If you hate her, you’ll find nothing redeeming about it.

Anyway, I think that’s it for me.  Have a great week, everyone!

















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12 replies
  1. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    I’m so happy to see that you bought Speak Easy, Speak Love! It’s hands down one of my favorite books of the year. Beatrice is just such a fun, feisty character, and some of her one liners in this are downright hilarious. I hope you love it! That story about your son makes me remember how indecisive I was as a kid (though who am I kidding I’m still like that) lol I think I pulled that halloween stunt with my mom at least once too but I’m glad to hear it worked out in your case. Have a great week, Suzanne!

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I loved having that small chunk of time to talk with my daughter without distractions. It’s nice that you and your son are doing daily walks. I miss that so much. Gotta love kids! At least your son changed his mind about the whole halloween thing a few days out, my daughter was famous for the night before antics. You have some great books there. I loved Letter to the Lost and Speak Easy. Girl Made of Stars caught my eye, that cover is exquisite. I hope you love them all.

  3. bookworm
    bookworm says:

    awww lol about the Halloween costume. I went to Spirit myself on Friday night for a white wig. Such great books, the Hillary one looks interesting. Happy reading!

  4. Jenea's Book Obsession
    Jenea's Book Obsession says:

    Luckily, my kids are teenagers now, so they don’t want to trick or treat. But now they just want to go to friends houses for Halloween parties, I think I would rather have them go trick or treat. You got some really good books this week. I just adored Speak Easy, Speak Love. I hope you have a great week ahead. 🙂

    Jenea’s Book Obsession’s Sunday Post

  5. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    I’m glad you’re loving Hillary’s book – I do wish she had won, and that feeling just seems to grow day after day.

    I’m glad you could find something for your son to wear! Kids man, always changing their mind last minute! lol

    I’m glad you had a nice birthday week. 🙂


  6. Geybie's Book Blog
    Geybie's Book Blog says:

    Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating your birthday last week.
    Oh wow, you have a lot of great looking books. I hope you enjoy them all. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁❤️

  7. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Sorry I missed this one! I was away and thought I would have time to blog…. But I totally didn’t. Not even a little bit.

    Oh gosh – your son changing his mind made me laugh a bit! Kids prerogative, right?

    Lots of great looking new books last week! Glad you managed some excellent birthday books 🙂

    Looking forward to your update today! And as always, catching up. 🙂

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