Weekly Recap #63: Week of 7/22 – 7/28
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.
This was a very good writing week for me. I was 6 reviews behind at the beginning of last week but managed to get five written this week so I’m not feeling nearly as bad about backlogged reviews as I had been. Of course I also finished reading two more books so I still need to write 3 to be fully caught up but such is the life of a book blogger, right? LOL!
I hate when this happens, but I am a few days behind on blog comments and visits. I’m fully placing the blame for that on Mother Nature. After the rainiest summer I can remember in recent memory, we finally had three days of sun in a row so I’ve been outside as much as possible trying to work on those home improvement projects we started weeks ago and haven’t had enough dry weather to complete. We’re so desperate to get those projects wrapped up that I even spent part of my Saturday night helping my husband start hanging our newly painted shutters. We hung shutters until about 9pm when I finally had to quit because it was too dark and because the mosquitoes were eating me alive. We still have two sets to paint but the end of that project is finally in sight!
In other blog-related news, I actually set up an Instagram account for my blog this week. Now that I’ve set it up, I of course have cold feet about posting anything but we’ll see how that goes. I may just end up using it to follow other book bloggers and like their pics.
Not too much else is really going on. We’ve already started back-to-school shopping, which has my son a little crabby. The county we live in voted to change the school calendar, starting with the upcoming school year. We have historically gone back to school after Labor Day in September but this year because of the calendar change, the kids lose three weeks of their summer break and go back to school on August 13. It will be nice in the spring because they’ll end up getting out before Memorial Day, but my son is mad as hell about losing so much of his summer break this year. I’m sure he’ll get over it as soon as he’s back with his friends, etc., but right now, it’s like living with a grumpy old bear every time someone even mentions the word “school.” Fun times!
I think that’s it for me. I hope everyone else has a great week! 🙂
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [22 Jul] Weekly Recap #62: Week of 7/15 – 7/21
- [23 Jul] A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin ★★★½
- [23 Jul] Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★
- [24 Jul] Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books That Take Me Back to the Innocence of My Youth
- [25 Jul] Can’t Wait Wednesday – SUMMER BIRD BLUE by Akemi Dawn Bowman
- [27 Jul] Save the Date by Morgan Matson ★★★★½
- [27 Jul] Not the Girls You're Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi ★★★½
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
You have had more sun in your neck of the woods, than we have here. It didn’t rain yesterday, but there are a lot of storms in the weekly forecast. I hope you enjoy The Kiss Quotient. I thought it was fabulous! I am so eager to read more from Hoang.
And we’re right back to pouring rain today. I don’t know what’s going on with the weather but I really wish it would sort itself out.
We can be Instagram newbies together! I just joined yesterday, haha! I’ve been seeing lots of back-to-school commercials already and I keep saying to my husband, isn’t it way too early?
No way?! Great minds think alike, lol.
I remember when my school district changed their schedule to start mid August and everyone hated it! But you do get used to it. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer vacation!
I can totally understand being behind on comments after the meh weather you’ve had and finally having some sunshine. But that’s amazing that you got to write so many reviews!
I received Summer Bird Blue as well and can’t wait to read it! I loved Starfish.
Happy reading and have a good week!
Thanks, you too!
I will have to find you on IG. Oh wow that is a big difference in when they go back to school. Our kids still go back after labor day. I started school shopping though now since there is so much to get. Enjoy your reads this week and have a great week!
Now that I have my IG account set up, I’ll have to go on a follow spree 🙂
Good luck with your home improvements, that’s alot of work but once it’s complete, it’s so great.
We’ve had rain all last week plus flash flooding so I am very happy the week before was sunny for vacation. But we are getting rain all this upcoming well as well, even so, it’s better than snow! Happy reading 🙂
Happy reading to you too!
I’m currently 9 reviews behind. It’s bad. I don’t usually let myself get that far behind because it’ll take forever to catch up. I have Instagram, but I’m profoundly unmotivated to use it. Other social media sites are much easier. Have a good week!
I’m curious to see how motivated I’ll be to use IG. I have a personal account too and probably didn’t post more than half a dozen pics all last year, lol.
I started Instagram recently as well and was surprised how much I enjoyed posting stuff! And glad you made progress on your shutters! It is hard to get everything done sometimes!
And I hear you on the school stuff. Our district normally goes back after Labor Day too, but this year it’s the week before. And with school having gotten out later than normal, the summer has definitely felt truncated.
Love that Totally Random 🙂
Oh cool! Once I get on there and start posting, I’ll have to look you up.
I’m with your son (something ain’t right lol). Great post and, hey, if you ever get around to doing a post on diy shutters, you have one person who needs to give it a read.
Haha, I’ll keep that in mind 🙂
And here we are – having the hottest summer we’ve had in decades! I don’t blame you for making the most of the sun, especially as your son’s summer break has been curtailed. Best of luck with the back to school shopping – I hated it!
Yeah, I’m not fond of back to school shopping either. Usually I put it off until the last possible minute.
What’s your insta name?? Add ‘dulivre’
I’m so excited you’re reading The Kiss Quotient!!!!
Mine is thebookishlibra. I’ll have to go add you the next time I log in. Hopefully I’ll get inspired to post something soon. I just finished The Kiss Quotient tonight. Loved it!
I know what you mean about feeling like you’re catching up and then ending up behind right away again. Like you say, it’s a book blogger’s life!
It really is, haha!
Aw, yeah, it would be tough losing three weeks of summer. I’m sure he’ll love it next year, but that’s hard to think about now. LOL I’m pretty caught up on book reviews but I also to schedule a bunch of them. haha
Yeah, I think we’ll be good once he gets back into the swing of things and realizes how early he’ll be out next summer.
Glad to hear you are almost all caught up with your reviews! Oh I love all your upcoming reviews! I have the mermaid and cannot wait to get to it! I’m so behind on blog comments and visits it is not funny!. Welcome to Bookstagram Suzzane! Cannot wait to see your first post and the icon to follow you 🙂
I feel like I stay behind on pretty much everything. For that reason, part of me thinks I’m insane to even think about doing Bookstagram, but oh well, I’m doing it anyway, lol.