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!

















34 replies
  1. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
    Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books says:

    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.

  2. Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy
    Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy says:

    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.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

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

    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!

  4. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    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.

  5. Angela
    Angela says:

    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!

  6. Laura Thomas
    Laura Thomas says:

    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:)

  7. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    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.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

  8. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    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!

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

    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. ♥️

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

  10. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    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 🤓

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

  11. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    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!

  12. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    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 😉


    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

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