Weekly Recap #74: Week of 10/7 -10/13


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!

















28 replies
  1. Tânia @MyLovelySecret
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret says:

    I hope you’ve lots of fun in New York. I’d love to visit it some day. 🙂 I’ll cross my fingers and hope your son’s team wins one more game. The team will do great at the play-offs.

    I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Wishes of a good week.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    I live so close to NYC, and I rarely go! Maybe take a walk on the High Line or over the Brooklyn Bridge? Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the castle and the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’ve been to Central Park but we didn’t make it to the Shakespeare Garden so I’l definitely have to check that out since we’re staying pretty close to the park this trip.

  3. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    omg I CANNOT wait for your review of Bone Gap. One of my top books of all time! With all the rain we have many soccer games rescheduled too! We’re on to the playoffs this week as well. Good luck to your kids and have a nice trip!

  4. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I hope your trip in NY is a good one! I love the look of Sea Witch and sorry the ending is somewhat of a disappointment. Take care and have a great week.

  5. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    Oh! The Darkest Star! I’m so excited for that one! I’m going to the Origin Event next month, and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. I hope you enjoy it! Don’t worry about being scarce, we all have lives outside of blogging, and sometimes it’s too hectic to read. We’ll still be here when you get back!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

  6. Greg
    Greg says:

    Ooh have a great trip! And glad you liked Solo. I thought it was pretty decent.

    Hope you liked Girl Out Of Water.

  7. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I can’t wait to hear about your NYC trip. I’ll be there next month, though not for too long, so we’ll see what I can fit in. Thankfully, I HAVE been before. 🙂

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

    Suzanne! How are you? I’m trying to catch up (yet again!) after coming back to some manic work and having had a few weeks away! Not conducive to successfully blogging – and I see you are also about to take some time off for travelling! Next time I’m going to officially go on hiatus!

    Ahh, I’m sad you didn’t love Sea Witch – I really enjoyed it. I still haven’t watched Solo but I really need to catch up on all my Star Wars franchise films… I’ll get there one day!

    Oh! How are you enjoying TMI?

    Yay for getting Lady’s guide! I hope you love it!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I went on hiatus this time while traveling and it was really the best choice for me. I’m back home now and feel like I’m starting up fresh. So much easier and so much less pressure.

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