Weekly Recap #103: Week of 5/5 – 5/11


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.

First and most importantly, I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there.  I hope you’re all having a wonderful day.  My husband and son gifted me with a year’s subscription to the Book of the Month Club this morning so I’m pretty excited. 🙂

Second, I wanted to let everyone know that while I’ll still be visiting and commenting on blogs, for the next couple of weeks, I might be a little delayed in doing that.  I’m training two people at work right now, which is surprisingly draining, and then because we’re fast closing in on the end of the school year, we have field trips, award ceremonies, band concerts, etc. taking up every free minute.  Throw in soccer make up games, immediately followed by the start of playoffs, plus my son’s private training sessions, and I’ve just been fried by the time I get home every day.  I don’t multitask well enough to have a schedule this busy, lol!

With all of that going on, I really didn’t have much time for reading or reviewing this week so all of the reviews I thought I would be posting last week will start going up tomorrow when I’ll be reviewing two YA contemporaries, There’s Something About Sweetie and Red, White, and Royal Blue.  These were both such lovely reads and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on them with you.  Later in the week I’ll be switching gears and reviewing a thriller from Wendy Walker, The Night Before., which had me up late last night because I was dying to see how it turned out.  I also started No Place Like Here this morning.  This is my first read from Christina June so I’m really excited about it.

On the TV front, I finally watched the first two episodes of the new season of The 100.  They were a wild ride but I have mixed feelings, or maybe I was just tired and cranky while I was watching because I had a similar reaction to the season premiere of Marvel: Agents of SHIELD, lol.

Game of Thrones is still keeping me on the edge of my seat, of course.  I still can’t even begin to guess who’s going to end up on the Iron Throne or for that matter, who is even going to survive.  The journey to the series end is exciting though and I loved last week’s episode.  I did have a couple of issues with it though.  Hopefully these comments are vague enough not to be considered spoilers, but avert your eyes now just in case if you haven’t seen the episode but plan to watch it.  I absolutely hate Euron Greyjoy and hope he bites it soon, I’m not a big fan of the direction Dany’s character took because it felt a little cliche, and damn it, Jon Snow, you could have at least pet Ghost before you left!  I’m actually to the point where I’d love it if Tyrion ended up on the throne.

Anyway, enough of my whining and rambling.  Have a great week, everyone!

















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38 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! What an awesome gift you received!

    We watched the season premiere of Agents of SHIELD, too, and I find myself not really caring that much?? The movies are so much better than this show.

    I don’t watch GoT, but Tyrion has always been my favorite character in the books, so I’d love to see him come out on top!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I agree. I love the show but found my interest in it starting to wane last year.

      And yes, I love Tyrion too and I actually think he would be a great king.

  2. Lily
    Lily says:

    I was so sad when Jon didn’t even come up to Ghost, it just felt so out of character ): I actually really don’t like how they are doing this season. It’s super rushed and I don’t feel like something are really making much sense. I hope the ending wont flunk. I wish they made it longer.
    /rant over
    I hope you have a lovely mothers day 😀
    The Night Before looks really good

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I agree. I enjoy the episodes overall but feel like it would be better if we had a few more episodes to let some of the character developments feel more natural.

  3. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too! The son and the hubs did a great job with the gift. Good luck with all the year end events and the training. Can’t wait to see what you thought of Virtually Yours. I really want to read that book.

  4. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, what a thoughtful gift you received.
    I didn’t realise that the new season of agents of Shield had started, my hubby and I enjoy watching that together.

    Have a great reading week

  5. Trish @ Between My Lines
    Trish @ Between My Lines says:

    Looking forward to your review of Red, White, and Royal Blue as it sounds cute. And I’m reading The Night Before right now, I’m about 80% and I’m loving it. What a fab Mothers Day Gift, enjoy!

  6. Steph@paigesofbooks
    Steph@paigesofbooks says:

    Enjoy all your books! I am considering asking for BOTM next year or gifting it to myself. I love all the books you’re reading they look amazing! I love the look of the new one you got as well. Enjoy your week!

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, and congrats on the Book of the Month Club gift! How fun. 🙂

    I’m reading the Night Before next and can’t wait!

    I hate Euron too haha and after TONIGHT’S episode, I’m thinking Tyrion might be the best choice too!

  8. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day. That is such an awesome gift! And man, you are definitely going to be busy these next couple of weeks. Don’t stress about the blog; we’re not going anywhere. 🙂


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

    What a great Mother’s Day gift! Gold star to your husband. 🙂 I’m very excited to read Red, White & Royal Blue. My copy should be delivered tomorrow. Last night’s GoT was wild. At this point I’d be happy with Tyrion on the Iron Throne. Daenerys has become everything she supposedly fought against. I can see Jon or Arya taking her out.

  10. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    I envy you for that awesome Mother´s Day gift. Enjoy! I know what you are talking about. I could use some extra energy too to get all the things done I am supposed to do, but have no idea where to take it from *lol*.

  11. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    Aj @ Read All The Things! says:

    Good luck with the work stuff! I’m currently being trained at my new job, and my presence definitely doesn’t make things easier. On GoT, Tyrion has always been my favorite character, so I’d be happy if he became king. Have a great week!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, there’s a lot going on the next couple of weeks. I’m just taking it a day at a time and so far, so good. 8 more school days and at least all after school activities go away.

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