Weekly Recap #73: Week of 9/30-10/6


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 write about this week.  I’ve been busy at work with our last two major deadlines of the year looming on October 15th.  So I’ve been working, working, working all day and sitting around like a slug all evening, lol. On the plus side, I do have a trip to NYC coming up in a couple of weeks that I’m stoked about.  I still need to come up with a few more things to do, which sometimes gets challenging since I’ve already done most of the obvious touristy activities.  What I do know so far is that I’ll be seeing Hamilton and Springsteen on Broadway while I’m there, celebrating my birthday which happens to be that week, and hanging out with one of my best friends so I’m really looking forward to it.

Because of my work deadlines, I didn’t really get much reading done this week either. I finally finished Wildcard last night, and it was my only read for the whole week.  I don’t know if it’s just because I was so tired all week, but it took me a lot longer to read that one than Warcross and I found myself skimming at times.  I still ended up really liking it in the end thankfully, but I was surprised that I didn’t find it more riveting since I thought Warcross was so epic.  My library loans for Sea Witch and Good Luck with That also came through at the end of last week, so I’m shuffling up my upcoming reads to try to fit those in before they’re due to go back to the library.

Aside from that, I did find one new TV addiction.  I’m two years late to the party, but I’m officially obsessed with This is Us.  As I’ve been sitting around like a lump this week, I’ve watched 12 episodes from season 1 and can honestly say that all the hype surrounding this show is real.  I’ve loved every minute of it so far.  I still haven’t watched a single new fall show yet and at the rate I’m going, that probably won’t happen until after my trip.  If you’ve discovered any good ones though, let me know. Almost all of my shows got cancelled so I’ll be looking for new ones to watch.

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

















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38 replies
  1. Imyril
    Imyril says:

    Ooph, deadlines, I feel ya! I’ve just finished up a big contract, so the past 2 months have been an epic slog to the finish line. Glad to hear you’ve got a fun trip lined up to recover! I’m looking forward to spending this week being sluggy:)

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Okay, I have to say I’m glad I’m not the last person out there to get around to watching This is Us, lol. It is a really great show though so I highly recommend it.

  2. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    I have heard some mixed things about Wildcard, that’s it’s not as gripping as the first book, and that’s dampened my enthusiasm a bit to the point where I’ve moved it down from “READ NOW” to “READ SOON” lol. Soon being whenever. 🙂 And your NYC trip sounds like it will be awesome!

    Curious to see what you thought of Girl Out of Water.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      LOL! I just posted my review this morning and it’s kind of a mixed bag. Overall I really liked it, but definitely had a few issues.

  3. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I hope you have a great time in New York. I’m going next month and I’m so excited. I don’t know all the things I’m doing yet, but it will be fun. Super jealous you’re seeing Hamilton though.


  4. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    I still haven’t seen This Is Us, but it’s on my list! Riverdale and something else… I would have to check what I’ve saved to Netflix. It looks like you’ve some good books coming up! I remember reading City of Bones for the first time and really enjoying it. I can’t wait to see what you think!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

  5. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    Good luck with the deadlines! They can be quite stressful sometimes. I am a homemaker now, but I still cringe at the quick passing of time – leftover anxiety from college days.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! We got a lot done at work today so I’m really hoping the last few days leading up to the deadline won’t be too bad.

  6. verushka
    verushka says:

    I know what you mean about coming home after a long day, and sitting around and watching TV! Springsteen and Hamilton are two very cool things to look forward to in NYC!

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

    The upcoming NYC trip sounds awesome! I’ve never been to New York and, despite being a city person, I admit I find it rather overwhelming. My husband has mentioned going a couple times but I’m not sure if I really want to go. There’s just… *so* much. I think I would be overwhelmed and hibernate in the hotel. LOL

    I know City of Bones (and the whole TMI series) has its detractors but I really enjoyed it. The whole series was a lot of fun and truly entertaining.

    Love your random! So true!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I honestly never really considered myself much of a city person until the first time I visited NYC. There’s just something about the energy of the city though that really makes me want to get out there and soak it all up.

  8. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    This Is Us is one of my favorite shows. It stepped in and filled the empty space left by Parenthood for me. Yeah for birthday trips! I hope you have good weather for this trip.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      OMG, thank you for mentioning Parenthood. I’ve been trying to think of a show to compare it to and that’s the perfect choice.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh yeah, definitely. If you go there, I recommend checking out The Strand. They have new, used, and rare books, plus lots of other cool stuff.

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