Weekly Recap #69: Week of 9/2-9/8
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 really have much of anything to share this week. It was just a normal week of work, homework, soccer, repeat. We didn’t get off to the best start on a soccer season, suffering a 10-0 loss on our first game. I don’t even really know what happened. Our team looked great for about half a quarter and then it was like they collectively forgot how to play soccer. It was disappointing for my son, but also for my husband since he’s the coach. We’re supposed to have practice today so that we can regroup and come up with some different strategies going into game 2, but as per usual, it’s pouring rain so it will probably be canceled.
And don’t even get me started on Tropical Storm Florence. She was originally projected to turn and go back out to sea, but now looks like she’s going to plow into the East Coast as a Category 4 hurricane. The governor has already declared a state of emergency here in Virginia, so we’re starting to make our storm preps now since we have to take care of our house and my in-law’s house. Because of the excessive rain we’ve had all summer long, storms like this do us in because they take down so many root-soaked big trees and bring the power lines down with them. If you don’t see me around the blogosphere for a few days toward the end of the week, blame Florence, lol.
Speaking of the blog, I went a little overboard with acquiring books this week but I decided I wanted to start picking out books for the HoHoHo Readathon. I found three Christmas themed books that sounded really good and then I picked up three other titles that I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. If this hurricane hits and takes our power with it, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of reading time!
Oh well, I think that’s it for me. I hope everyone else has a great week!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [2 Sep] Weekly Recap #68: Week of 8/26-9/1
- [4 Sep] Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Bingeworthy TV Shows
- [5 Sep] Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Kiersten White
- [6 Sep] The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang ★★★★
- [6 Sep] Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris ★★★½
- [7 Sep] Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman ★★★★½
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
Good luck with the hurricane, that sounds scary. I’m really curious to hear how you liked The Lantern’s Ember😀
Thanks! I’m enjoying The Lantern’s Ember so far. It’s not quite what I was expecting but so far so good anyway.
Oh, man, I hope your son’s soccer team can turn it around soon! Fingers crossed that Hurricane Florence doesn’t do too much damage.
Thanks, I hope so too!
OMG I hope you’ll be safe with the incoming hurricane! And I am so happy that you loved The Kiss Quotient!!!!
I’m sure your husband’s and son’s team will do a lot better next game. If the hurricane doesn’t go back, I hope it changes category. *fingers crossed* Enjoy your new books (one can never go overboard).
Wishes of a safe and good week.
I do hope the storm is downgraded. We lived in Virginia Beach and I can remember losing power and being out of work for a few days due to flooding. I hope the next game is better for them! Loving all the Christmas titles and covers!
Yes, there are some great holiday reads out there already. I’m really excited to get to these during your readathon. 🙂
Well things can only get better from here for the soccer team, right? They probably just need to find their rhythm again. We are both reading Moses this week. May it be a winner for both of us. I hope you make it through the storm safely.
I really hope Moses is a good one. I haven’t seen any reviews for it yet.
I hope the next game goes better and the storm isn’t too bad. I’m already thinking about Christmas, too. Is that weird? Your random is the best thing I’ve seen all day. Hahaha.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who is already thinking about Christmas, lol.
HAH! Love the abridged classics. Sorry to hear about your son’s game. My nephew was supposed to have a game today but it was canceled due to rain. So much rain! I’m sorry Florence might be hitting you though – stay safe if it happens, and get lots of reading done. 🙂
The rain is crazy. It has me very concerned about tress coming down if we take a direct hit from Florence.
Hopefully all will be well though.
Wow. You have some great looking reads. I’ve been watching Florence and she’s definitely heading for the east coast. I hope you stay safe. We just had Gordon and were lucky it blew through quickly and did little damage.
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Glad you made out okay with Gordon. Florence is starting to scare me a bit, but I think we’re as prepared as we can be at this point.
Oh wow- well hopefully Florence passes you by or isn’t too bad. Hopefully it’ll fizzle some as it hits land.
I suppose I should start thinking ahead to the HoHoHo readathon too- sometimes I wait til the last minute to pick out my books and then I’m behind the eight ball. 🙂
I love that abridged classics random. Too funny- especially The grapes of Wrath and Moby Dick- those cracked me up.
Yeah, I decided to be more proactive with my HoHoHo books this year. The ones I got last year were okay but I put off looking until the last minute and kind of picked randomly, lol.
I hope your son’s team does better in the next game, and the storm isn’t as fierce as it sounds like it will be.Stay safe! And happy reading! (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo sounds especially good!)
Thanks! My son’s team played tonight and they won 4-1 so we’re all feeling much better about the season.
I hope you are safe Suzanne! I’m sorry about the soccer game, but these things do happen. I hope the team can regroup and come back stronger.
Godsgrave! I got that, but I haven’t got/read Nevernight yet. I guess I’m predicting that I will enjoy it? Ha ha.
Hope you’re having a good week!
Thanks! We bounced back and won our second game last night, so yay!