Weekly Recap #90: Week of 2/3 – 2/9
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.
After our Arctic blast a couple of weeks ago, we were finally treated to some lovely 60-70 degree weather this past week. I knew with all of the yoyo-like temperatures we’ve had lately that eventually I’d end up sick. This week unfortunately ended up being the week, and not only did I get sick, but my husband did as well. I got sick first, catching what was either the flu or the worst cold I’ve ever had from a coworker I was training last week. We probably should have cancelled the training but were just desperate to get it in before busy season is in full swing. I thought I had escaped the sickness but woke up Thursday morning sweating profusely, achy all over, and running a fever of 102.3. I ended up calling in sick Thursday and Friday because I felt so badly, but thankfully am feeling much better today aside from a nagging cough and some congestion. Unfortunately though, as soon as I started to feel better, my husband came down with it. He’s not even convinced he got it from me because apparently almost everyone at his work has been sick lately too. My son has been lucky so far, so I’m really hoping that luck holds so he doesn’t miss school.
I saw this photo on the Facebook page of the local NBC station and had to laugh because it’s so true, especially this year.
Not too much else went on this week. Since I didn’t feel well enough to do much else, I did get a ton of reading done. I only have one more February ARC left to read so I’m excited about that and plan to get back to my backlist reading as soon as that one is read. I also, as of right now anyway, only have 5 ARCs for March so I think that’s going to be a big backlist month for me. I guess it probably sounds weird to be excited about not having many ARCs, but I am just so eager to meet my goal of reading more books that are sitting on my shelves that I’m thrilled when there’s any window of opportunity to do that without worrying about not meeting ARC deadlines.
When I wasn’t reading this week, I was continuing with my Gilmore Girls binge on Netflix and finishing up season 5 of Grace and Frankie. Next up for me will be to finish the final season of Kimmy Schmidt and then to start The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and see if it lives up to the hype. I’m also hoping to watch Bohemian Rhapsody this week since it’s coming out on Redbox. I missed it when it was at the theater but keep hearing good things about it so now I’m very curious.
I think that’s about it for me. Have a great week, everyone!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [3 Feb] Weekly Recap #89: Week of 1/27 – 2/2
- [4 Feb] Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway ★★★½
- [4 Feb] Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers ★★★½
- [5 Feb] Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Upcoming Releases I’m on the Fence About Reading
- [6 Feb] Can’t Wait Wednesday – CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT by Brigid Kemmerer
- [7 Feb] Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ★★★★
- [8 Feb] Sisters of the Fire by Kim Wilkins ★★★★
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
Have a great week! You’ve some i books lined up.
Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café recently posted…Saturdays at the Café
Thanks, hope you have a great week too!
I’m really curious to read your review of Crown of Feathers! I have a copy to get to as well. Have a wonderful week😁
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…The Friday Face-Off: Snakes
I’m reading it now and it’s off to a pretty good start.
Thanks, you too!
Susan this seems like a trend this week with so many people sick while I am finally blog hopping today! My son and hubs are feeling bad too today so let’s hope I won’t catch it! Now you just got two of my favorite books this month The Wicked King and A Curse so Dark and Loneley!!!! Happy reading and I hope you’ll feel better soon.
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Thanks, I hope so too!
Oh, my, I’m glad you’re feeling better now, even though your husband is sick! One of the lawyers I work with came to the office with strep throat, but he claims he’s not contagious. If any of us get sick, we know who to blame.
Oh gosh, I hope he’s right and that no one else gets it.
Ugh. We had the same thing here with the yoyo temperatures and getting sick. I hope you guys are all doing much better now.
Jennifer | Book Den recently posted…Recent Updates and Currently Reading | February 10
My husband is still feeling pretty awful, but I finally started to feel a lot better today. Still not quite 100% but I’m sure I’ll get there soon.
We’ve had the sickness go around as well! Glad you managed to get some reading in while you were ill though.
I’m dying to read Evelyn Hugo. I might add it to my March TBR!
I started Evelyn Hugo this morning and it’s amazing!
Oh man sorry you and your husband got sick. Hope everyone gets and stays better. I really need to get to the Kimmy Schmidt episodes. I love that show and am sad to see it go. Hope you have a great week!
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Thanks, I’m feeling much better today and am hoping that’s the last time I get sick this year.
Right? I’m really going to miss Kimmy Schmidt. I loved how random each episode was and always so hilarious.
Sorry you were sick. ): The yoyo weather probably wreaked havoc on everyone’s bodies.
Great haul this week too, and I’ll be reading You Owe Me a Murder soonish. I hope you enjoy.
Thanks, I did a little comfort shopping while I was sick and ordered all of my anticipated January reads, lol.
Oh no! I’m so sorry that you’ve been so sick, Suzanne – I know so many of my students have been smitten. I hope both you and your husband feel a LOT better very soon!
Thanks Sarah. I’m feeling much better today, so I’m hoping my hubby will be on the mend soon too. It’s a nasty bug though. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Ugh, sorry to hear you’ve been sick. Sounds utterly miserable. Hope both you and your husband are feeling better – and that your son stays healthy. I saw on IG that you’re reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I seriously love that one. Evelyn is an unforgettable character. Complex and flawed and unapologetic. I’ve read the book and listened to the audio and both were excellent. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on it!
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…The Sunday Post #141
I’m really loving Evelyn Hugo so far. She is definitely one of a kind.
Oh gosh, being sick is just the worst. I’m glad you are feeling better and I hope your son doesn’t get sick. I’ve had it around me, so fingers crossed I don’t come down with anything. Too much to do! Yay for getting lots of reading in though. 🙂
ShootingStarsMag recently posted…February 2019 Currently + When Sadness Is At Your Door
Right? Who has time to be sick? I dread going back into work tomorrow to try to catch up on everything I’ve missed.
Sometimes I wonder if the weather is really THAT different this year or I just don’t remember much from last year. I know we had more snow by this time last year, but other than that, I think it yo-yoed last year too. Sorry you all were sick. Hope you are feeling better.
Sam@wlabb recently posted…Sundays with Sam – The Sunday Post
Ours always yo-yos a bit, but this year the swings in each direction seem more drastic.
I want to see Bohemian too and then I’ll probably be listening to Queen music for the next month lol. And hope you guys feel better soon! Sounds like a nasty bug!
I love that Virginia Seasons thing! Heck that could almost describe Michigan too half the time. 🙂 I think we have several winters…
Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #284
Lol, I’m sure I’ll be the same way with the Queen music.
Thanks! I’m finally feeling better today but yeah, that was one nasty bug. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Oh no! I hope your family is feeling better. My kids had the flu this week, thankfully I only had a cold and didn’t catch it. At least, you are almost done with ARCs! I have a couple, I need to catch up but I’ve been in a bit of a slump so I haven’t gotten much reading done lately. You owe me murder has a catching title. I’ll have to check it out. I hope this week is much better for you!
Tina @ As Told By Tina recently posted…This Week On: The Case Of The Flu
Thanks, I hope it’s better too. 🙂
Bohemian Rhapsody is really good. They changed a bunch of events for “the drama”, but it diesn’t bother me. A real treat for a Queen fan. Sabrina was a huge let-down, though. Hope you get better!
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I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody. I have high hopes that I’ll enjoy it as well.
Sorry to hear you were feeling so ill – and that it spread around your house. I’m hoping this new week is one of well health for you & your family!
I’ve been listening to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on audio this month. I’m really enjoying it – how are you finding it?
A lovely week to you & happy reading!
Jade @ Reading with Jade recently posted…Reading Record | January
I’m about 200 pages into Evelyn Hugo so far and love it. She is such a great character.
Ah no! Sorry you both ended up with the flu! It’s the most miserable thing… I’m noticing more and more bloggers (myself included) are wanting to spend more time working through the backlist at the moment. Either that or because it’s something I’m doing myself, I’m picking up on it more. Either way, enjoy! I’m having a lot of fun with it.
Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books recently posted…Weekly Update #47
I agree. Several bloggers I follow have big backlist goals this year too. Hopefully we’ll all achieve our goals. 🙂
I’ve heard so much about the Seven Husbands! Hope is good! Can’t wait for your review 🙂
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I’m about 200 pages in so far and it’s brilliant. Evelyn Hugo is such a great character.
I hope you feel better soon! I’ll have to look for your review of Spectacle. I’m curious about that one. I hope you like Evelyn Hugo. Have a great week!
Aj @ Read All The Things! recently posted…The Sunday Post #185
Thanks, I’m finally feeling better today. Spectacle wasn’t the best read for me, but I’m really loving Evelyn Hugo.
Glad to hear it warmed up, but oh nooooo I’m sorry you got sick! I hope the lingering cough goes away soon! <3
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted…Blogging Tips: How to Find Upcoming Book Releases
I’m feeling much better now. Thank you! 🙂
We had three days in the 50s last week, and I had all the windows open, but now it’s back in the teens and I’m grumpy. 😏 I’ve got some kind of cold/flu thing going in right now, too. I hope your son managed to stay clear of it. 😷
I’m looking forward to your review for Crown of Feathers! 📚✨
La La in the Library recently posted…TELL ME TUESDAY #235 – Last. Now. Next.
Ugh, I really hope you feel better soon!
Gah – everybody’s sick. I hope you are all better now. AT least you had some lovely books to keep you company if you felt up to it. I hope this next week is much better.
Anne – Books of My Heart recently posted…Series on Saturday: Vampires
I’m finally feeling much better. Thank you!
Your haul is fantastic, but I am so sorry to hear about the flu. Since i am at risk, as are the Royals we get the flu shot every year, but last years didn’t cover the strain that hit the Midwest and I remember all too well how awful it was. I hope both you and your hubby are fully recovered.
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer recently posted…🎂 Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely 🎧
Yes, we all got flu shots this year and whatever strain this is must not have been covered by the shot. So frustrating.