Weekly Recap #38: Week of 1/28 – 2/3


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.

As far as weeks go, I have to say this past one was a great reading one for me.  I finished 3 books and started a 4th, and am hoping I’ll have an equally good week this week.  Even though I did great with my backlist challenge last month, I don’t think February is going to be as good a month.  Why?  Because at some point I got request happy and requested 5 ARCs that all have publication dates of March 6th.  I didn’t anticipate getting approved for all of them, but now I have my hands full of ARCs that I need to get read between now and March 6th.  I’m still going to try to squeeze in a few older reads because I loved the progress I was making on  my backlist, but I definitely need to prioritize those ARCs.

Off the blog, it was a pretty quiet week.  After a brief warm up, we’re back to wintry weather again so I spent much of the week curled up under a pile of blankets wishing for Spring.  I did manage to watch a couple more episodes of Big Little Lies and I’m officially hooked on that show, which is probably a good thing since I’ve gotten bored with almost every other show I watch and actually deleted a bunch of my series passes off the DVR.  I’m on the hunt for new shows now.

Aside from that, I’ve just been busy with work and with keeping my son on track with his school work. He brought home his first semester report card this week and I was thrilled to see he had earned straight A’s.  We also had middle school orientation recently, so it’s really hitting me just how fast he’s growing up.  My baby is definitely not a baby anymore.

I think that’s it for me for now.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!













I think this may be a first for me, but I have acquired no new books this week.



36 replies
  1. Nina
    Nina says:

    Honor among thieves, that cover is super pretty. I would for sure buy it if I saw it at the bookstore. 🙂 I hope it’s good!
    Zero books? What! That’s pretty amazing. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog says:

    Wow great reading week!!! I hate when I get approved for all the ARCs and they are all at the same time. Such a pain – but a good one I guess. Big Little Lies was such a great show. Can’t wait to see where they go with season 2. Hope you have a great week!!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, I’d definitely rather get approved for the ones I wanted than rejected. Just can’t believe I didn’t pay more attention to the dates. I was trying to be better about that, haha.

  3. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    I have 12 ARCs with March 6th publication date, but I believe in us! We can do it! Wow! Middle school orientation. Where did the time go. Curious about Venus Black and the new Kristin Hannah. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

  4. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)
    Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) says:

    Oh man, I never look to see when books are actually released. So, that’s happened to me one too many times, too. I also don’t tend to notice until their release date is only a couple weeks away. So then I scramble to plug them into my calendar for the blog. LoL

  5. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    Ooh Big Little Lies was good, I’m glad that they’re doing a second season and that Liane Moriarty is involve in the writing. That’s a good sign!

    Glad you had a good week! Honor Among Thieves looks good to me, especially since I saw a pretty good review for it last week…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m writing my review for Honor Among Thieves now. I really enjoyed it. It will probably sound weird to say but it has almost a Jonah and the Whale vibe but it’s set in space.

  6. Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict
    Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict says:

    Amazing week, Suzanne! Surprisedly I had a great reading month, which is a first for me. However, I got sick and blogging went all the way down the list for me.
    I’m sorry all your ARC’s got approved, I never think they would approve all of mine either. Which has happened more often than I’d like it too? 😆
    I hope you have a great week ahead.
    -Helena 💋 xoxo

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one this happens too. I really need to plan better and be more optimistic about my chances of being approved, lol.

      I’m so sorry to hear you got sick. Hope you’re feeling better now!

  7. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    Yay for getting some backlist books in last month. I did okay, but I do want to focus on more of the physical backlist books I own – I focused more on e-books last month.


    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      And I need to do the exact opposite. All of the ones I read last month were physical copies so now I need to focus on the ebooks that I’ve had forever.

  8. Rebeca
    Rebeca says:

    AHHH YOU READ HONOR AMONG THIEVES?!?! I can’t wait to read the book!!! It sounds amazing and the cover is stunning, can’t wait to read your review!😊

  9. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I am glad you had a good reading week last week! Those review books are dangerous, particularly to our backlists, I know. I wish you luck with your reading in February. Hopefully you can find a good balance of new and old.

    Our weather looks like it’s cooling off, and we may even get rain toward the end of the week. I sure hope so! Every drop helps. If I’m ever in a position where I can move out of state, it will be somewhere where rain is much more common. I’ve heard such good things about Firefly Lane. I hope you like it! I have only read one John Hart book, which I really enjoyed. I don’t know why I haven’t read more by him. Hopefully you are enjoying Hush. I hope you enjoy your other books as well!I love that little cartoon you shared! That’s how I feel most of the time. LOL

    Have a great weekend, Suzanne, and week ahead!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! I’ve had a pretty good reading week. I managed to get all of my February ARCs read and have just finished the first of my 5 ARCs for March 6th. I’m feeling a little better about getting the rest of those read and reviewed before the publication date. The Hush was quite good, although a bit different from the other John Hart books I’ve read. His books are usually straight mystery/thrillers, but this one has a bit of the supernatural in it, which was unexpected but well executed.

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