Weekly Recap #43: Week of 3/4 – 3/10


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.

I started off my week by going with my family to see Black Panther.  Wow, talk about a movie living up to the hype!  It was incredible and I’m so ready for a sequel!  I also saw trailers for the upcoming Christopher Robin and Mary Poppins Returns films and I’m just so excited for both of those since Winnie the Pooh and Mary Poppins were such big parts of my childhood.

The rest of the week was pretty quiet.  It’s busy season at work so I’m fried by the time I get home each day and lay around like a lump until it’s time to get up and do it all over again, lol.  I got a fair amount of reading done this week, including Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, which was an amazing read.  I didn’t think she could top The Nightingale, but she got pretty darn close with this one and it had me sobbing by the end.  After that I needed some laughs so I binge watched season 1 of The Good Place on Netflix.  The first two episodes were average but after that it was hilarious.

I also had a random mishap on Thursday that has slowed down my blog commenting and review writing a little.  I was walking down the stairs and lost my footing when I was nearly all the way down.  I fell but somehow caught my underarm on the newel post.  I didn’t break or dislocate anything thankfully but being slightly airborne and then getting jammed up on the newel post really jerked around my upper body and shoulders so I’m very sore all over those areas and my right arm and wrist have some colorful bruises from where it smacked the post.  It has been a little uncomfortable to type a lot, but tonight it’s starting to finally ease up a bit.  Hopefully I’ll be good as new in the next day or so.  The best part of the whole experience was that my son was upstairs playing video games and remained completely oblivious to the entire incident.  I screamed, fell, and then cursed a blue streak for quite a while afterwards because it f-ing hurt like hell, and he never even came out of his room to see what had happened.  He didn’t know it had happened until later that night when he heard me telling his dad about it when he got home from work, lol.  Anyway,  lesson learned that day was that stockings and stairs don’t go well together!

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
















44 replies
  1. Amy
    Amy says:

    Oooo I am DYING to see Black Panther!! So glad you enjoyed it! I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t, haha 😉

    And yes, I’m so excited for the Christopher Robin and Mary Poppins movies! They look absolutely incredible. And I love Emily Blunt – I can’t wait to see her.

    Hope you have a lovely week, Suzanne 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? Everyone I know who has seen Black Panther has thought it was fantastic.

      I think Emily Blunt is perfect for the role of Mary Poppins in the new film too. I really hope it’s as good as the trailer looks.

      Hope you have a great week too!

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    OMG! A fall down the stairs is scary. Glad you are ok. I am looking forward to reading the new Hannah book. I have a hold in at the library. So, now, I just need to sit and wait.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks, yeah it was a bit scary. I was glad it didn’t happen while I was up higher but wish I hadn’t jacked up my upper on that post. Probably would have fared better if I had just fallen on my butt, lol. I hope you get the Kristin Hannah book soon. I was surprised how quickly it became available at the library for me and I think it’s because once you start reading, you just can’t stop so the people ahead of me read it quickly.

  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    OMG, I hope you’re feeling better soon! My husband is like your son and usually pretty oblivious when I’ve accidentally hurt myself, and then he doesn’t believe me! I can’t wait to read some of these reviews, you have so many books up there I’m interested in.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      LOL! Yeah, I don’t think either of the men in my house would have believed me if I didn’t have the black and green bruises to show them.

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

    Glad you liked Black Panther. I am super excited for Mary Poppins. I LOVED that movie growing up. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Kristin Hannah. I want to get to that. The Good Place is such a great show. Glad you are ok after the fall. That had to be scary. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here with Mary Poppins. I loved everything about that movie when I was growing up and had all of the songs memorized, lol.

  5. bookworm
    bookworm says:

    I want to see Black Panther, it looks awesome. I hope you feel better soon and we are totally twinning. I fell down my basement stairs a few months back and landed straight on my tailbone after losing my footing. OMG the pain. Like you I cursed a blue streak (and cried) and thankfully hubby was home because he had to help me get up. I had to stay home from work for 2 days, and slowly but surely it healed but it was awful falling like that. The doctor said nothing was broken, but I bruised my tailbone badly. It was totally a ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up’ moment lololol.
    Anyway, enjoy your weekend and happy reading 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      OMG, that’s awful. I’m glad you didn’t break anything when you fell. Thankfully I was almost at the bottom of the stairs when I fell so I didn’t have far to go. It was still scary though.

      Black Panther was so good. I definitely recommend it. The story is amazing and the overhead shots they filmed in Africa are so beautiful.

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Oh, no, that sounds awful! I hope you’ll feel better soon!
    I can’t wait to read Obsidio, I hope you are enjoying Gemina!
    I love your totally random segment, it always makes me laugh! Hava a wonderful week and happy reading!

  7. Jenea’s Book Obsession
    Jenea’s Book Obsession says:

    Oh wow! I hope your arm is feeling better and soon. I understand what you mean about your son not knowing anything about it though, my son has this headset he uses while playing xbox one, it cancels out noise. So, her hears nothing. Not even when I tell him to do his chores, or so he says. Lol… Hope you have a better week coming up. No more stocking and stairs!

  8. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your fall! I’ve slipped on the stairs before too and it’s never a fun time, but at least you didn’t break anything. I’m not a huge movie person, but I’ve been dying to see Black Panther. I don’t think I’ve heard one negative thing about it. I also had no clue they were making new Christopher Robin and Mary Poppins movies. I loved Mary Poppins when I was little. Not That I Could Tell is such a good book! I hope you love it. Have a great week! 🙂

  9. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    Black Panther was good, and yes that trailer for the Pooh movie. I had no idea they were making that, but I’m sold. 🙂

    Sorry to hear about your fall! That’s scary stuff and glad it wasn’t worse, but ouch! that must have hurt like a b%^^& lol. Yeah I think a tornado could rip the house away and my kids would be like obliviously playing their games or watching their shows in total disregard. 🙂

    Hope you’re liking Gemina, I LOVED that one!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, it did hurt like a b@#@!, although now I just keep visualizing how ridiculous I must have looked while falling and just keep laughing about it, lol.

      I’m getting ready to start Gemina tomorrow so fingers crossed that I love it!

  10. Cricket
    Cricket says:

    I saw Black Panther as well and liked it. Goodness, that’s sounds really painful and hope you heal quickly. Have a great week!

  11. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
    Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books says:

    Oh, so lucky you didn’t injure yourself worse! Glad you’re starting to recover from the aches and bruising.
    I really enjoyed Black Panther too.
    Can’t wait to see what you thought of The Cruel Prince! It’s been on my radar for months but I haven’t got my hands on it yet. I’m really enjoying the various reactions to it.

  12. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Ah – if only I’d gone to see The Black Panther instead of The Shape of Water! I really want to get to Illuninae series sometime this year. So sorry to hear of your bannister mishap… slather the bruises with plenty of arnica cream – even now, it will help to dispel the bruising and ease the pain. Have a great week:)

  13. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    So sorry about your fall! Hope that you are recovered from it soon! I want to see Black Panther too. Have a great week.

  14. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    Oh no, that sounds like it was really painful! I’m glad that it’s starting to feel a bit better, but don’t push yourself too much on our account. We’ll all still be here. I’m glad to hear that you loved Black Panther. I still need to see it.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thankfully I’m feeling nearly 100% today, although my arm is a lovely shade of green and brown because of the fading bruises, lol.

      I hope you enjoy Black Panther when you get to see it. That’s one I’ll be buying for my movie collection for sure.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Black Panther was amazing! Definitely one I want to add to my movie collection once it’s available on DVD.

      I’m about 2/3 of the way through the second book in the Grisha Trilogy and am absolutely in love with it. I’m hoping to finish and move on to the final book by this weekend.

  15. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    Sorry to hear you are so busy at work and about you falling! UGH don’t get me started with how my son totally unplugs from this world when he is playing video games! I get SO MAD at him! I hope things go back to normal at work soon! AND I agree Black Panther was SO GOOD!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It actually really surprised me how much I liked The Good Place, but it turned out to be really hilarious. Yes, my son is definitely way too wrapped up in his games. Sometimes I think the house could fall down around him and he would keep sitting there playing, lol.

  16. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks
    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks says:

    Oh, that’s too bad about your mishap :/ I’m glad you didn’t get hurt, only a little shaken up. I do this kind of thing all the time… real life takes a lot of attention, and I don’t have that kind of span, haha xD

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m feeling much better now, so it’s all good. I walk around a lot with my nose in a book so I’m kind of surprised I don’t have mishaps like this more often, lol.

  17. Jade @ Reading With Jade
    Jade @ Reading With Jade says:

    Oh dear… Sorry to hear about your fall downstairs. I hope you’re okay now.

    I really enjoyed the trailers for both the Mary Poppins Returns (excited for Emily Blunt as Mary too) & Christopher Robin. I know some people aren’t too keen on returning old classics in this way, but I just love it!

    Yet to read a Kristin Hannah book myself, but have heard such great things! Also, I so want to read Lisa Genova’s newest offerings; love all her books.

    Happy reading, and I hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m feeling much better now, thanks!

      I’ve only read a few of Hannah’s books but have loved all of the ones I have. I want to go back and read some of her older books now since she had been writing for a long time before I had even heard of her.

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