Weekly Recap #91: Week of 2/10 – 2/16
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.
This week was kind of a blur for me. We’re entering busy season again at work and are doing so short-staffed and with some time-consuming new procedures to follow. I’m hoping the procedures smooth out and become easier to follow as we get used to them, but right now, every day is just ugh. The highlight of the work week was getting heart-shaped pizzas for lunch on Valentine’s Day, lol.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, my husband and I were both still getting over being sick so we did nothing. I bought my own box of chocolates again this year because the only one I like is the variety that has nuts and even after almost 20 years of marriage, he still gets it wrong every year. Some people are great gift buyers and some are hopeless. He’s definitely in the hopeless category when it comes to chocolates.
On the sick front, I honestly can’t believe how long the after-effects of this sickness have dragged on. We’re both functioning now and back to work, etc., but are also both still coughing frequently and feel completely drained by the time we get home in the evenings. I napped almost all day yesterday and may end up doing the same thing today. Food still tastes weird too. My coffee tastes metallic and I was especially disappointed Friday night because we picked up Chick Fil A on the way home from soccer practice and it tasted weird too. I’ll be so glad when this sickness is completely out of my system.
Reading was a mixed bag for me this week too. I finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, which was absolutely fabulous. I don’t know that I’ll be writing a real review for it, but it was definitely a 5 star read for me. Then I also finished an ARC of Crown of Feathers, which I still need to write my review for, but I will say that it was a hard book to get through. I almost DNFed because of all of the info dumping.
Crown of Feathers was supposed to be my final February ARC but I just got approved for Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee. That book was a recent CWW pick for me, so I’m excited to dive into it this week. I also just started reading Obsidio, the final book in The Illuminae Files. I’m excited to see where this story goes and I’m excited to finally be finishing up one of the series that has been lingering on my TBR for way too long.
I think that’s about it for me. Have a great week, everyone!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [10 Feb] Weekly Recap #90: Week of 2/3 – 2/9
- [11 Feb] Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok
- [11 Feb] The Sisterhood by A.J. Grainger
- [12 Feb] Top Ten Tuesday, the Valentine’s Edition: My Top 10 Favorite Couples in Books
- [13 Feb] Can’t Wait Wednesday – LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES by Kristan Higgins
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
I saw heart shaped pizzas when picking ours up on Friday but I opted to go for the good old fashioned round one, lol. I hate it when illnesses linger. I hope this week is a better one for you and things go back to normal.
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Thanks, I hope so too!
Ha ha, love the bookworm emotions! That’s me exactly! I’m really bummed to hear you say you didn’t enjoy Crown of Feathers. I’ve seen some really positive reviews, but I guess this is one of those books that reviewers will be divided over.
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I’m really hoping I’m in the minority when it comes to Crown of Feathers. There were definitely some things I still liked about it even though I struggled overall.
I hate how being sick can affect your taste buds here is hoping it’s over soon! And I fully support buying your own chocolate. The only chocolate I like is white chocolate (I know, I know) which makes it easy for my husband to remember. Haha. I’ve got You Owe Me a Murder on my list too. I hope you enjoy!
I like white chocolate too so maybe I have my hubby go that route. He might actually be able to remember that one, lol.
Bwahahaha Suzanne my husband is hopeless with gifts too 🙂 He usually asks me what I want and I order myself LOL Now I hope you’ll regain some stamina next week because feeling exhausted and no totally healed is so bad! Just last parting word: I am jealous of you all who got Rayne and delilah!!! Happy Sunday.
I was so shocked to get Rayne and Delilah. I really expected to get declined so it was a wonderful surprise.
My husband is really good at gift-giving, except this year he got me this enormous box of chocolates, when we’re trying to be really healthy and eating good! Ughhh. Hope you’re feeling 100% soon, I hate when colds linger, especially the coughing!
LOL! That sounds like something my hubby would do as well.
Heart shaped puzzles. How fun! Sorry you are still not feeling well. It’s been such a tough winter for most everyone. I can’t wait for spring and reading outside in the fresh, germ free air:)
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Same! We had a few spring teaser days in the 60s last week and I’m so ready for more days like that.
How dare your cold ruin coffee and Chick-Fil-A. Those are high crimes. I hope you are back to 100% soon. I LOVED Rayne & Delilah. There’s a lot of humor for a majority of the book, there’s one part that’s a little OTT, but the last few chapters were just so lovely. I hope you enjoy it.
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Right? My coffee is finally tasting better this morning and I’m so glad. I don’t know how much longer I could have gone without it.
I’ve never seen a heart shaped pizza unless it was home made.
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We actually got ours from Pizza Hut. They were almost too cute to eat, lol.
Heart shaped pizza, how cute! Lol sorry you had to buy your own chocolates. Feel better <3
Thanks, I feel pretty good today so hopefully I’m finally nearing the end of this sickness.
I hope things calm down for you at work, and that you and your husband feel completely better soon! There’s nothing more frustrating than those sicknesses that just can’t seem to let go. I’m excited to see your review for Crown of Feathers! The Honeymooners looks like a lot fun, I love that cover. I hope you have a great week!
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Thanks, I hope you have a great week too!
Oooh, You Owe Me a Murder — LOVE that title!
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Right? I’m very excited to find out what that one is all about.
I’m sorry about the slow recovery, Suzanne. It seems like these viruses (I don’t remember if that’s what you had?) slow us down more and more and really linger. I’m looking forward to your Strawser review and I have In the Neighborhood of True, too- doesn’t it sound so good? Enjoy your reads and feel better. ♥️
Thank you. I finally have a little more energy today so I’m hoping that means I’m at the tail end of whatever this sickness was. I’m really excited to get to In the Neighborhood of True. It really does sound wonderful.
I’m sorry you are still feeling sick 🙁 That is the worst! Hopefully it completely goes away soon! I bought myself a box of chocolates too 😀 Its the best way to get exactly what you want haha Also you forgot my favorite nerdy emoji!!! 🤓 🤓 🤓 I use this emoji all the time while texting 🤓
Lol, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who bought their own chocolate. It really is the only way to make sure you get what you love.
Oh I hope you feel better and more energetic soon. It’s the worst and so many people are sick now. My daughter’s been having migraines which make her nauseated. I’m just happy to be exhausted because I was stupid and read until 4 am. You got some great books and I hope you have time to enjoy!
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4 a.m.? Wow, that must have been an incredible book!
Hope this week will be better, and you’ ll get your tastes back))
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Thanks! I’m feeling much better today so hopefully I’m finally at the tail end of this sickness.
That bookworm emojis meme is absolutely adorable (and pretty much right on target)! My husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day since it’s so close to my birthday, so most of the time I practically forget it exists. LOL!
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Awww, Happy Belated Birthday to you!
Hah! I love the bookworm emotions. So cute. And sigh, I’m sorry you haven’t been feeling well. That’s awful, and I hope that things start to taste better soon. And sometimes you just need to buy your own chocolates so you get what you want. lol 😉
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I agree on the chocolates. The ones he picks out are okay but seem like something I would buy a grandparent. Some of them have fruity centers, etc, and I don’t do fruit with chocolate, lol.