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’ve been gradually getting back on track with the blog after taking off a week for my vacation. It does seem like I’m moving from one busy month to the next though. In addition to starting to plan for the fast approaching Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I’ve also just enrolled my son in small group soccer lessons. He wants to try out for his middle school team in the spring and so we felt like he needed to keep working on his skills through the winter months so that he’s in top form when spring rolls around. He has lessons Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting at 4, and I get off from work at 3:30 so there’s lots of mad dashing around town on lesson days. He’s loving the lessons so far though so as long as he’s happy and thinks the lessons are worth it, it’s worth the running around I’m doing.
As the midterm elections will be taking place in just a couple of days, I’ve also been obsessed with all things politics, especially the House races. For those keeping track, I live in district VA-07 (Spanberger vs. Brat). Typically my district has been a Republican stronghold with the incumbent winning in 2014 and 2016 by double digit margins and a Democrat has actually not held the seat since before I was born. It’s usually a pretty boring race and I don’t pay much attention, lol. This year, however, we are actually a toss-up race. All of the latest polls show the two candidates virtually tied so it has been an exciting race to watch. As of this moment, I still can’t even begin to guess who will come out on top. Based on the national news coverage our race has been getting for the past 3-4 months, I also think that all eyes will be on VA-07 Tuesday night.
I don’t have much else to report. We’ve had some gorgeous weather this weekend so even though I had initially planned to stay inside and get caught up/blog ahead, instead I’ve spent most of it outside cleaning up the yard and planting bulbs for the spring. I did take a few minutes to assess where I am on my blogging challenges. Overall, I’m doing well. I’ve completed most of them and am getting ready to start my 30th backlist book, which will finish out that challenge. The one area where I’m a little behind is with my discussion posts though so expect several of those in the coming weeks as I try to meet that last goal.
I think that’s it for me. I hope everyone has a great week!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [28 Oct] Weekly Recap #75: Week of 10/21 -10/27
- [29 Oct] City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ★★★★
- [29 Oct] The Child by Fiona Barton ★★★½
- [30 Oct] Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Creepy & Atmospheric Reads to Get You in the Mood for Halloween
- [31 Oct] Can’t Wait Wednesday – WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan
- [2 Nov] The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES