Weekly Recap #80: Week of 11/25 -12/1


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.

Okay, seriously, how the heck is it December already? Seems like I was just handing out Halloween candy last week and now we’re already just a few weeks away from Christmas! I’ve barely started my holiday shopping too, so I really need to get a move on it.

I had another light posting week on the blog last week, this time because of emergency datacenter maintenance at my host provider.  I kept getting all of these notices about it and about how downtime could possibly be extensive so I just decided not to post until they had resolved whatever issue they were having.  I got the all clear notice yesterday, so I should hopefully be back to my normal 5 posts a week starting today.

Since I wasn’t really blogging much past midweek, I did get a lot of reading done, including finishing the much-anticipated Muse of Nightmares, which was every bit as fabulous as I hoped it would be.  I’ve also gotten halfway through my ARC of Diane’s Setterfield’s Once Upon a River, a very atmospheric read with a hint of supernatural elements.  I’m hoping to finish that one tomorrow and then get started on The Psychology of Time Travel, which I’ll be participating in a blog tour for later this week.

Outside of the blog, nothing too exciting has gone on.  Just the usual work, soccer, work, soccer shuffle.  The only change in the routine is that my husband and I have been car shopping, which is always an interesting experience.  I’ve had my car for 12 years and although it has been a fantastic car, it has decided it’s time to retire soon so we’re looking to quickly get a replacement.  I’ve been test driving Subarus and really like them, so once I decide which one I want, that’s probably the direction I’m going to go.  I’ll miss my old car but I have to admit that it will be exciting to finally have a new vehicle again. and one that actually has all of the modern technology.

Oh well, that’s all I have.  I hope everyone has a great week!
















36 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    lol… LOVE that cartoon:)). I’m so relieved to find someone else on Sunday Post who hasn’t yet started on Christmas… I’m in a state of complete disorganisation right now. I’m delighted that you loved Muse of Nightmares, too:). Have a great week, Suzanne.

  2. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    I hate when my host provider has problems but at least you made the most of it Suzanne! Happy Sunday and to a productive week 😉

  3. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard says:

    I can’t believe it’s already December. I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas! And I’m not ready for it to be 2019 so soon, either.

    Good luck with your car shopping! My mom and stepdad have loved their Subarus. Last spring, we bought their second Outback for Robin, and they bought — you guessed it — another Outback.

    Once Upon a River and The Psychology of Time Travel book have wonderful (and tempting) covers. Are they as good as they look?

    Have a lovely week, and I’m glad your webhost issues seem to be over.

  4. Angela
    Angela says:

    I bought my first brand-new car 7.5 years ago, and I was so excited. Of course, I got the base model, so it had nothing fancy in it. Good luck making a choice! My sister and her husband both have Subarus and love them.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad to hear that both your sister and her hubby love their Subarus. I don’t think I’ve come across anyone yet who hasn’t loved theirs, which makes me feel good about my choice.

  5. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I am on my 3rd Subaru. I love it. I even got my mom to get one. Oooh, you got 96 Words. I was “declined” for that one. I can’t wait to see what you think

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oh, I’m so excited to hear this about your experience with Subarus! I don’t think I’ve found anyone yet who hasn’t loved theirs.

  6. Amber Elise @ Du Livre
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre says:

    Matt got a Subaru this past Feburaey and he is completely obsessed with it. So I recommend. Haha.

    I’m about halfway through with my Christmas shopping but I’m still stressed. I left the hardest for last.

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    The Psychology of Time Travel has me really curious, I hope that’s a good one! And glad your host provider got things straightened out! I have shopping to do- haven’t even started yet. Yikes.

    Good luck with car shopping. 🙂

  8. Anne
    Anne says:

    I had a 12 year old minivan which I traded in January 2018. I loved that car and I miss the hauling space. I got a plug-in hybrid, a Chevy Volt. It goes up to 55 miles a day on electric. I’ve only gotten gas about 4 times all year on longer trips. It’s so quiet too.

    I can’t believe it’s December and the weather is just freaky. It goes in 5 days cycles from freezing to autumn. It was almost 70 today but in a few days it will be freezing, down to 20 at night. At least we only get about 2-4 days of snow a year in NC.

    I am so excited for the Winter of the Witch. I have it. I’ve listened to the first two books on audio, so I’m trying to hold out for that. Plus even though I have several books for 2019 release I’m saving them somewhat for the New Release Challenge. I may break down and read some soon anyway.

    You have some great looking books, enjoy ! Anne – Books of My Heart

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Wow, I can’t imagine being able to go that long without buying gas. That’s impressive.

      Winter of the Witch is fantastic! I hope you’ll get to read it soon.

  9. Jennifer Tar Heel Reader
    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader says:

    Good luck car shopping, Suzanne! I have The Psychology of Time Travel on tap soon, and I’m currently reading Once Upon a River and LOVING it. I’ve just finished My Favorite Half-Night Stand, and that was a huge winner! I hope you enjoy your reads!

  10. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Ooh car shopping, how exciting! Looking forward to seeing what you end up with. So glad you enjoyed Muse of Nightmares, I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as Strange the Dreamer but a compelling read nonetheless. Will you be reviewing it? I’d love to hear your thoughts. I just read and reviewed Girls of Paper and Fire as well, so many mixed reviews of that one, really curious to see what you make of it. Glad to see your host sorted it’s issues and have a wonderful week of reading!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, I’ll be reviewing Muse of Nightmares, probably not this week because I’m getting a review ready for a blog tour, but probably early next week.

  11. verushka
    verushka says:

    I agree, I don’t know how it’s the beginning of December! Glad to have you back with regular blogging and that your host provider is working again 😉 YAY new car! I love the smell of new cars — I managed to make mine last so to speak when I got my new car lol

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love that new car smell too. That’s one of the things that has me excited about finally getting a new vehicle after all this time, lol.

  12. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    You got Girls of Paper and Fire! I cannot wait to read your review! Same with The Psychology of Time Travel! I need to get ahead with my shopping too! haha that’s EXACTLY my life: work, soccer, work, soccer shuffle, soccer, soccer, soccer (thank god I ADORE soccer!)

  13. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight says:

    Sorry about downtime, but at least things are back to normal now! And at least you put your time to good use and got reading done! Whenever anything like that happens to me, I just spend the whole time fretting and get nothing done lol. It’s funny how we get so attached to our cars, but hopefully the new one will be great!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I just finished Once Upon a River and it’s a beautiful read. I definitely recommend that one. We’ll see how the other one goes. Time travel stories always intrigue me so I have high hopes for it.

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