Weekly Recap #65: Week of 8/5 – 8/11


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 don’t have much to report here. I was busy but it was mainly with back-to-school preparations — shopping for supplies and new clothes, getting my kid a haircut so he doesn’t look like a wild man on the first day of school, going to the school to meet teachers and learn how to use lockers, etc.  We also got our new soccer roster midweek so I feel like I’ve spent days on the phone calling parents with beginning-of-season info.  I had two days off at the end of the week and they’re both a blur.

It was busy but I still managed to get a ton of reading done, mainly because I started thinking about my son going to middle school and got too anxious to sleep.  Even with all of the extra books I added in, last night I started reading the final book on my Summer TBR Wipeout Challenge reading list. I don’t know if I’ll finish it before the challenge is over since it’s over 500 pages, but I’m thrilled to have read so many books this summer.

I’m also way behind on reviews and on blog visits again.  The time just got away from me with everything else that was going on this week.  We’re finally ready for school to start tomorrow though so I hope to work on getting caught up today.  I think as far as the reviews go that I’m only going to write proper reviews for the ARCs on the list below and then just a sentence or two on the others as part of my final recap post for the Summer TBR Wipeout Challenge.  My brain can’t handle being that many books behind so I need to do something to quickly get myself back on track.

Oh well, I think that’s it for me. I hope everyone else has a great week! 🙂



















30 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    It’s a blur getting everything up together ready for school, isn’t it? Fingers crossed your son enjoys his middle school – my granddaughter is starting a new senior school in September and as she had a rough ride at the last one, I’m really hoping she enjoys this one a lot more… I hope this coming week is nicely relaxing – after tomorrow is over – and you can tuck into your new books:)

  2. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Good luck with back to school. I hope you and your son both adjust quickly to middle school. This is the first year in 17 years that I have NOT had to do anything associated with back to school, since my child is now an official full-time member of the workforce. It’s kind of weird. So, I went out and bought some pens for my desk, even though we have plenty of supplies at work. =)

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Kudos on getting so much reading done during such a busy week (even if it was partly due to lack of sleep/anxiousness).
    I currently have The Kiss Quotient from Overdrive and hope to get to it soon. Fingers crossed that it lives up to the hype!

  4. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Ooh I need A Thousand Perfect Notes still. Great job on your reading, and i hope your son has a great year at school and with a new season of soccer. 🙂


  5. Brooke Lorren
    Brooke Lorren says:

    My dd is starting her first day of public school this week. She’s 16… been homeschooling since she was 3 1/2. So it should be different for her.

    Good luck to your boy on his first day of school! Hope it goes well. I haven’t had the chance to visit too many blogs this last couple of days as well.

  6. Christy LoveOfBooks
    Christy LoveOfBooks says:

    I miss school shopping for my son. I still have to buy office supplies for myself, which I love to do, but it isn’t the same. I totally feel your anxiousness about your son going to middle school. I was the same way because kids from several elementary schools merged to certain MSs, and you know they’ll encounter even more issues. I’m sure it’ll go well for both of you though. 🙂 Have a great week!

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    School starts tomorrow already! Wow. Man, did this summer fly by! Sounds like you’ve been doing great on your reading though! Hope the transition to middle school goes well.

    How To Stop Time has me really curious. I need more time travel type books.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! Yeah, I can’t believe the summer is over already. It went by too fast, although I’m definitely ready for fall.

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

    Hey Suzanne! I’ve loved seeing you around Instagram lately! I’m so far behind on actual blogging but I’ve been managing to keep up on that side. 😅 I’m trying to push this month to catch up though while the going is good. We’ll see if I actually manage to stick to it though! 🤣 I’m glad your reading goals are pretty much on track and that you’ve managed to keep on top of it even while being so busy. I know you’ll catch up on everything else quickly!

    Have an awesome week!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! I’m still getting used to Instagram but I’m really enjoying it so far. There’s just something about scrolling through bookish photos that makes me smile.

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