Weekly Recap #100: Week of 4/14 – 4/20


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.

Happy Easter to all who are celebrating today!  Thank goodness, April 15th has come and gone and work has slowed to a more normal pace.  This week was all about relaxing and recharging for me and for all of my coworkers.  I didn’t actually take off any days from work but it was so slow there that it didn’t feel like I was even working. I also got caught up on my sleep and on my chores too, so now my house doesn’t look like a tornado blew through it.

Getting completely caught up and hopefully even a little ahead on the blog is my next big task.  I’ve got a bunch of blog hopping to do, several reviews to write, and then I need to get back on track with my discussion posts, as well as do a recap my 1st quarter progress on my backlist, audiobook, and retellings challenges.  I haven’t reviewed any of the backlist books I’ve read this year so I’d like to at least do something to quickly let you know what I’ve read so far and what I liked and didn’t like. Thanks to audiobooks, I’m actually on track at this point to at least meet my goal and possibly even exceed it, which is exciting. 🙂

I still find myself shying away from fantasy reads and reaching for contemporaries and thrillers, so we’ll see how long that continues.  Now that Game of Thrones is back(!), I have a feeling that I’ll soon be craving those fantasy reads again or maybe I’ll even finally pull A Dance with Dragons off my shelf and start reading it, lol.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, I had a somewhat mixed reaction to the first episode.  I thought it was great of course, but at the same time, I wanted more.  I’m guessing that’s just because we’ve waited so long and because of the way Season 7 ended.  I went in expecting tons of action and was a little surprised at how mostly quiet the episode was.  I think Greg put it nicely when he said the episode felt like it was setting the stage for the action that is sure to come.  Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to tonight’s episode.  I still can’t believe that it will all be over in just a few more episodes!

Well, that’s it for me.  Have a great week, everyone!













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

    I’m so happy your deadline has passed. I feel like work has bee. Causing you stress for two months, so enjoy this downtime! I’ve had a stress couple of weeks at work too, I probably need to start using my vacation days.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, the first part of the year is always a nightmare at my job but thankfully it usually settles down afterwards. Yes to using some vacation days soon though. I’m waiting for a couple of other people to get back now from their vacays now and then I might take a long weekend to relax.

  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    Nice that things are getting back to normal at work. What a relief that must be. I agree on last week’s GoT episode. It was good but I think I had built it up so much that I was expecting something epic. A lot of talk but not a lot of action. Loved the reunion between Jon and Arya. The claws are really going to come out between Sansa and Daenerys. And the double take Jamie did when he saw Bran… priceless! 🙂 Looking forward to tonight’s episode!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      The Sansa/Dani scenes from both of the first two episodes have been so great. And after seeing the previews for episode 3, I’m already wishing for Sunday to hurry up and get here!

  3. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    Well Suzanne glad to know that work was more relaxed this week as you so needed it! And GOT hit our coast too and my daughter has watched the first episod last week. I live it vicariously through her LOL

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      GoT is such a good show. My husband is living vicariously through me right now. He says he’ll wait and binge watch the entire series after it ends.

  4. Tânia @MyLovelySecret
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret says:

    So happy to hear you had a relaxing week. 🙂 I actually felt the same regarding the new Game of Thrones episode. I enjoyed, but I wanted so much more. It felt a little slow, but hopefully today’s episode will bring all the action we are waiting for.

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? Same. After watching the second one last year, we’re definitely building to something epic but I’m just impatient, lol.

  5. Angela
    Angela says:

    Hooray for the end of tax season! It must feel so freeing. I’ve been reading a lot less fantasy, too, everything was just kind of feeling too similar.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      That was becoming my problem with the fantasy too. I’m sure I’ll get back into it eventually but other genres are just calling to me now.

  6. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Good luck catching up! It’s always hard. I only write short reviews for non-review books, unless it wowed me so much, that I want to feature it on the blog. I try to always write something about what I read right after I am done. I am terrible at playing catchup. You are reading a bunch of books I have to read, but since I have a billion May books, they are further down the line for me.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      May seems like a huge month for new books. Almost all of my May ARCs publish on 5/7 or 5/14. Hoping I can stay on track with them since I have so many. I tried to be better about not requesting so many with the same publication date but apparently I failed, lol.

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    Happy Easter!! And I feel the same way about Game of thrones. It’s almost surreal that the story is almost OVER. And I think tonight is going to be much more eventful. It’s kinda scary too, from a book perspective- since we know the books and show have diverged SOO much- what will the ending on the show mean for the books? So many questions…

    Have you read Dance with Dragons yet?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I can’t believe there are so few episodes left and after the way ep 2 ended, I need for this Sunday to hurry up and get here!

  8. Jennifer Tar Heel Reader
    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader says:

    I’ve still got episodes from last season to watch! I couldn’t stand the big lag between seasons, so I just didn’t watch them all. 😬 So now I’m going to wait until this season is over and then binge it! I look forward to your Unhoneymooners review, Suzanne!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, I think getting caught up will be a slow process but it’s definitely easier when work isn’t constantly stressing me out.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only who goes through phases with reading. I’m sure I’ll get back to fantasy since I do love it so much, but right now, other genres are calling to me.

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