Weekly Recap #102: Week of 4/28 – 5/4
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 was a pretty quiet week, both at home and at work, which is nice after the hectic pace that dogged me for months. There were a couple of soccer games but even one of those was postponed due to rain, so I actually had quite a few extra hours to myself.
I’ve been using that extra free time to get through my May ARCs (only have 3 left) and to continue to work on my backlist reading and finishing up series that have been on my TBR forever. I just checked the final book of the Raven Circle out of the library and hope to finish that series this week. That has been on my TBR since 2016 so I’m thrilled to finally see the finish line in sight. Thank goodness for audiobooks!
I finally made it to the theater this weekend to see Avengers: Endgame. It was pretty amazing and I managed to avoid spoilers all the way up until the movie actually started when some asshole who had obviously just watched the earlier showing of the film came running into our showing, yelled out the biggest spoiler of the entire film, ruining it for all of us, and then ran out. I kind of hope she got hit by a bus as she left the theater. Just kidding…not really.
But the real highlight of the week for me was, by far, Game of Thrones and the Battle of Winterfell! I don’t want to be like the asshole above and spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but OMG! First of all, all of my theories about how it could possibly go were dead wrong, lol. I was totally okay with that though because the way it did play out was so much better than I ever could have imagined. I know there were some complaints about it being too dark and that certain characters were dispatched way too easily, but honestly, I loved all 82 minutes of it and can’t wait for tonight’s episode.
Now that I’ve started babbling about GoT again, everything else I was going to write about went right out of my head so I guess I’m done, lol. Have a great week, everyone!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [28 Apr] Weekly Recap #101: Week of 4/21 – 4/27
- [29 Apr] Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev ★★★★
- [30 Apr] Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Book Quotes That Resonate
- [1 May] Can’t Wait Wednesday – NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
- [2 May] Discussion: Authors I Plan to Read in 2019 That Wouldn’t Even Be on my Radar If Not for Book Bloggers
- [4 May] Middlegame by Seanan McGuire ★★★
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
I cannot believe the nerve of that spoiler girl!! I just don’t understand why anyone would do that. And GOT was sooo good last week, such an iconic moment that is already immortalized. The whole world must have seen that scene in a gif by now, even if they haven’t seen the episode.
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Right? That really was an incredible scene. One of my favorites from the entire series.
Yay for getting through your ARC pie with only 3 books left to go! Have a great week!
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Thanks, hope you have a great week too!
Yay for a quiet week!! I need to get through my May ARCs too. 4 more to go then I don’t have a ton coming up. Let’s not talk about the overdue ones though lol. GoT! Cannot wait for this week. Have a great week!
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GoT is really blowing my mind. I’m honestly to the point where I have no idea what to expect next, lol.
Wow, what a trash person. My friend told me that someone yelled that spoiler in her brother’s apartment complex on opening night. Why aren’t people decent anymore?
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Right? People are so rude and I just don’t understand it. Why try to ruin something for so many people?
It’s so nice to have a quiet week after a couple of stressful months. 🙂 Some people are morrows. I truly hope she was ran over by a bus (yes, I’m an evil person). It’s not okay to spoiler a film/series/book to anyone on purpose. I’m so excited about today’s GoT episode. Can’t wait watch the aftermath of the battle.
Enjoy your new books! 😉
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GoT is so wild right now. I can’t even imagine how it’s going to end at this point.
I’m trying to finish up my May ARCs also but am not quite as successful yet. I want to get ahead for a long weekend trip we have planned. I’m waiting for the Unhoneymooners on audio, not patiently. I love Christina Lauren on audio though. Have a lovely week!
Here is my Sunday Post
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I really need to try Christina Lauren on audio. I’m enjoying their books so much.
My youngest son saw Endgame last Sunday, and he has been threatening his older sister with spoilers all week to keep her in line LOL
Have a great reading week
Lol, too funny. Hope she gets to see it before he spoils her.
Ooh I’m hoping to read The Night Before next- it looks so good! And I can’t believe that person did that in the theater- what is wrong with people??? lol
So true about the Scholastic book fairs! Those were the best!!
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Right? I miss those bookfairs. I get very nostalgic every time my son comes home with one of their flyers.
Having a quiet week is bliss Suzanne! I hope to get more reading time in a few weeks!
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Yes, it really is bliss. I hope to have a few more quiet weeks.
Why do people have to be such jerks and spoil things??? And not even just like write it online, but literally shout it out in the streets. Like, come on! I’m glad you finally got to see Endgame and enjoyed it, though!
Yeah, I couldn’t get over what a jerk move it really was.
What a cow! That’s a really mean thing to do. I loved Endgames, cried again (or perhaps that’s just my age lol!)
I love the cover of The Raven King.
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I loved Endgame too. It really lived up to the hype for me.
I ma lgad you had a great week! I have not seen End Game yet, and I’m busy the next few weekends so I hope when it I can see it the crowds calm down. I think There Is Something About Sweetie looks so good. I am currently reading The Princess and the Fangirl and I love it! Have a great week!
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Glad to hear you’re enjoying The Princess and the Fangirl. It’s my next read so I’m excited to get to it.
I think it says a great deal for your innate niceness that your complaint about Spoiler Girl was so restrained – I’d have wanted to have her swinging by her thumbs! And I agree about The Long Night episode – wasn’t it fantastic?? And yes… it was dark and yes… some of the military tactics were dreadful – but I can’t recall watching with my heart pounding with fear and expectation and being on the edge of my seat for a very, very long time. The production values… the sheer quality of ALL the performances… is just jaw-droppingly good. Let’s hope this coming week is just as gripping (though I can’t see why not – they alll have been so far!). Have a great week, Suzanne:)
I agree. I’ve been so impressed with Season 8 so far. Still can’t believe we only have 2 episodes left!
Quiet weeks are nice. I’m glad you enjoyed the movie, but wow, that person really is an asshole. I’ll never understand people who are only happy when they’re making others unhappy.
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Yeah, that really blew my mind that someone would be so rude.
I am so jealous you only have 3 May ARCs left. I have something like 15 (I have no idea how I had so many, but I had like 45 – crazy!) I see you picked up Just for Clicks. I hope you enjoy it. I thought it was great. Poston’s book was nerdy fun too.
Oh wow, I think I would lose my mind if I had that many for one month, lol.
That is horrible about the person who spoiled the movie. How rude. I still need to see Endgame; hopefully sometime soon.
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I hope you love it when you see it and that no one spoils it for you!
I cannot believe the audacity of that girl to spoil the film like that! I would have been so irritated if that was me. So sorry that happened to you, love! I’m glad you still enjoyed the movie regardless. I hope you enjoy Princess and the Fangirl! I absolutely loved Geekerella, so I have high expectations for it! Happy reading! <3
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Geekerella was sooo good! I’m planning to start The Princess and the Fangirl next so fingers crossed that I love it just as much.