Weekly Recap #88: Week of 1/20 – 1/26
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.
It’s one of those weeks where either nothing important happened or else I’ve forgotten everything that did happen because I can’t think of anything to write. Work, school, soccer, repeat is yet again all that comes to mind.
Last week I managed to get all of my posts for the week written on Saturday and Sunday. I really loved having the extra time during the week to read and blog, so I’ll be aiming for the same productivity this weekend. Since I didn’t have to write any posts during the week, I was able to finish reading my last January ARC, two of my 2/5 ARCs, and start a third 2/5 ARC. I have really got to get better about not requesting too many ARCs with the same publication dates because I still have another seven that I need to try to get through by 2/12. Once I get through those, thankfully my publication dates spread out a bit and I’ll be able to get back to my backlist reading.
What else? Oh, I did manage to squeeze in most of Grace and Frankie season 5. I have a couple of episodes left but should knock that out today or tomorrow. That show just keeps getting funnier and funnier, and I’m so excited to hear that it has already been renewed for season 6!
Short, sweet, and pretty boring, but that’s all I’ve got right now
Have a great week, everyone!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [20 Jan] Weekly Recap #87: Week of 1/13 – 1/19
- [21 Jan] The Suspect by Fiona Barton ★★★½
- [22 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To
- [23 Jan] Can’t Wait Wednesday – WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power
- [24 Jan] The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff ★★★★★
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
Haha, I have the same problem with my ARCs! They all seem to be coming out at the beginning of March. Thankfully I’ve got a bit more time to get through them.
Glad you have some time to get to them. I got some last minute approvals that I wasn’t expecting, which has created my predicament, lol.
I’m curious to hear what you think of Ruin of Kings. I have a copy I need to read as well😊
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Sadly, I ended up DNFing it last night. What I had turned out to be a preview rather than the whole book and it was full of distracting footnotes, so I gave up on it.
It’s coming up to the end of January – if you can’t have a week which slides by in a haze of nonentity in the depths of winter, I don’t know when you can. I notice you’ve got The Ruin of Kings – I ended up DNF’ing it as the review copy was horribly formatted and the narrative timeline was jumping allll over the place. It’s a shame as I think under all the textual mayhem was a well written story… Have a peaceful, happy week, Suzanne:)
I think I might be DNFing it as well, Sarah. The footnotes are driving me crazy and I’m not crazy about the way the story is being told either.
I love when I get my blogging done on the weekends. I feel I can read more freely during the week. Hope you have a great week!
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I’ve been loving it too this month so I’m hoping I can keep it up for a while.
Great titles, as usual, Suzanne! Have a happy reading week.
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Thanks, you too!
Bwahahaha I don’t know if I can finish the book in one day, depends on the book! Now I am trying to schedule all my Romance and Love Celebration posts for February so I hope I’ll get just to enjoy, comment back and blog hop. Happy Sunday Suzanne!
Thanks, Sophie. Have a great week!
I had a week like that! Just… Meh.
Here’s hoping for a good week and time for lots of reading!
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Thanks, I hope the same for you!
I can totally relate, and can’t remember most of what is going on these days, particularly since being sick. Yay to Grace and Frankie being renewed for Season 6! I just want to hang out with each one of them for a day of laughter and fun! I love, love, love that show and have just a few more to catch up on for this season. Happy national Chocolate Cake Day! RO
Oooh, National Chocolate Cake Day? Now that’s a holiday I would love to celebrate! 🙂
I write all my posts during the week, and just read, blog hop, and write reviews during the week. It works for the most part. I feel you with the ARCs. Just when I thought I wasn’t getting them, a bunch of approvals came through, but it’s all good.
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Yep, that’s exactly what happened to me. I requested several that I was pretty sure I wouldn’t get anyway and then was shocked to actually get them all. Oops, lol.
It is nice getting posts ready and scheduled ahead of time. I find that is the only way I can get anything posted during the workweek, if I schedule them on my weekends off.
Have a great reading week. Nice covers on the upcoming review books.
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I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep it up, but I love the extra free time it gives me during the week.
I can’t wait to read Courting Darkness. I hope you are enjoying it. I have to get my butt in gear and get my posts up for the week. I didn’t even get a chance to write any yet. I was working on some other things today. Have a great week.
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I’m enjoying it so far, although I was a little lost at first since I haven’t read the series that it ties to.
LOL, love your “totally random” this week – definitely a bookworm thing!
I didn’t do a whole lot this weekend, which was nice, but I’m also behind on blogging. LOL I need to try and get the week’s posts (for the most part) written/scheduled tomorrow or Tuesday. At least it’ll be finished early in the week, right? Good job with getting ahead though!
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Thanks! I don’t know how long I can keep it up, but I’m really liking the extra free time during the week.
Congrats on getting all of your posts written. I wish I could get ahead with blogging. I always feel like I’m scrambling at the last minute. Have a good week!
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Thanks! I’m usually a last minute scrambler too so even getting a few posts ahead is a major accomplishment for me, lol.
I really need to watch Grace and Frankie, Suzanne. I love funny shows. I have the Strawser book coming up this week, too. I hope we both love it. Happy reading!
Grace and Frankie is absolutely hilarious. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin definitely still have it when it comes to comedy gold. 🙂
Oh wow, you do have a lot of ARCs to get through in the next few weeks lol. And here I am worrying about the March ARC I have, haha. It’s good to have boring weeks sometimes 🙂 Good luck with your ARC reading!
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Yeah, I really ended 2018 with a fail on the whole ‘request less ARCs’ goal, lol.
I LOVE that Emperors New Groove meme! 🙂
It cracked me up when I saw it, lol.
It’s so hard not to request great looking books you want to read. I read Sisters of the Fire and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too. I seem to have a whole bunch more romance than usual because of Valentine’s Day maybe? They are all authors I read. Wishing you a productive week with great books.
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I just finished Sisters of the Fire on Saturday and thought it was great!