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!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [28 Jan] Weekly Recap #37: Week of 1/21 – 1/27
- [29 Jan] Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner ★★★★½
- [30 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Books I Can’t Believe I Read
- [31 Jan] Can’t Wait Wednesday – ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI by Kerri Maniscalco
- [1 Feb] Turtles All the Way Down by John Green ★★★½
- [1 Feb] Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George ★★★★½
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
I think this may be a first for me, but I have acquired no new books this week.
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!
Honor Among Thieves is a great read too. I’d highly recommend it 🙂
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!!
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.
You had a great reading week! I can relate, ARC’s are so hard to resist. Enjoy your week and yay for straight A’s!
They really are hard to resist and I guess it’s a good problem to have. Rejections would make me sad.
Ugh, yes, it’s definitely winter again! But it makes for a lot of good reading time! Have a great week!
Yes, it does. I spent a large chunk of my weekend curled up in bed reading 🙂
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.
Wow, what is with March 6th? Woo hoo, we can do it!
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
That is me all the way, lol.
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…
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.
Ahhh, I still need to read Our Dark Duet. I feel like I’m scared of the ending. LOL. I am trying to read Honor Among Thieves this week though. 😀 Happy reading, Suzanne!
Have a great weekend. =)
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
Our Dark Duet is AMAZING!
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
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!
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.
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.
I’m glad you had a good reading week. Congrats to your son for the As. That random is hilarious. Have a great week!
Thanks, you too!
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!😊
It’s so good! Even better than I hoped it would be.
I would like to read Honor Among Thieves, it looks like it will be a good read. I had a pretty decent reading month for January but I’m hoping top that for this month. Enjoy you week!
I really enjoyed Honor Among Thieves. It kind of reminded me of Illuminae in some ways, which is another great read.
I’d rather read than be social too. Unless it’s at home with hubby and pups – I’m social with them. Hope you get to lots of books this month!
Thanks, you too!
March 6 is the new October 10, I remember I had no less than 8 ARCs for that release date. I hope you get some good reading in this week as well!
Oh wow, now that you mention it, October 10th is the last time this happened to me as well, lol.
Hahaha, the old ARC drop.. It’s both awesome and NOT when that happens 😀 I can so relate. I hope you manage to read them all on time 🙂
I have just started a book Big little lies and going to watch series right after, hope I will love it as you do
I hope you enjoy them both!
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!
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.