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.
My apologies for being a bit scarce the past few days. Those deadlines I talked about last weekend are tomorrow so I’ve been been too busy and tired to put much effort into blogging. I should be around more this upcoming week but then I’ll be off to New York for 5 days after that and after getting so behind the last time I traveled, I’ve decided I won’t be posting anything from 10/21 through 10/25 so that I can just start fresh when I return from my trip. Once I get through my deadlines, I really need to get serious about planning some activities for my trip too. If anyone has any ideas that are beyond the obvious touristy stuff, most of which I’ve already done, I’d love to hear them.
Outside of work, life was mostly a blur this week, although we did have make-up three soccer games. The kids played well but we lost all three games, the end result of not being allowed to practice for fear of ruining the grass on the county’s sports field. Don’t even get me started on that one, haha. But we’re on to the playoffs now, so fingers crossed that they can get at least one more win and end the season on a more upbeat note than back-to-back losses.
Reading wise, I finished both Sea Witch and The Girl from Berlin last week. Sea Witch was okay. It started out strong but then fizzled a bit for me as I got closer to the end. The Girl from Berlin, however, was a great historical fiction. I devoured that one in about a day and a half. I’m now working my way through Good Luck with That. I’m enjoying it so far but have found myself skimming occasionally because it’s 480 pages, which just seems long for a contemporary. That or maybe I just have the attention span of a gnat this week, lol.
I also finally watched SOLO last night, after saying I was going to for 5 months. It was actually much better than I was expecting it to be based on the critic’s reviews. Both my husband and I really liked it and thought they did a great job making it plausibly fit into the rest of the Star Wars time line and I loved seeing the backstory for how Han and Chewy ended up partners. It was admittedly weird seeing someone who was not Harrison Ford play the part of Han but I was able to get past that and enjoy the film.
Oh well, that’s it for me. I hope everyone else has a great week!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [7 Oct] Weekly Recap #73: Week of 9/30-10/6
- [8 Oct] Wildcard by Marie Lu ★★★½
- [9 Oct] Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Big Books Gathering Dust on my Shelves Waiting for Me to Read Them
- [10 Oct] Can’t Wait Wednesday – SLAYER by Kiersten White
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES