Weekly Recap #106: Week of 5/26 – 6/1

 

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.

I don’t really have much news to share this week. Work has been pretty quiet lately, which is always nice.  All of our current trainees are doing very well, so it looks like our staffing issues may be coming to an end soon, and  and we’re getting ready to start summer hours this week, which means half-day Fridays!

This week’s main events have revolved around finishing up my son’s new bedroom and puppy proofing our house because we have a new arrival coming in a couple of weeks.  We lost our last Golden Retriever to cancer about 4 years old and have finally decided that we’re ready to bring a new little guy into our home.  We met him yesterday and can’t wait to bring him home in a couple of weeks.  We don’t have a name picked out yet, but we have several contenders that we keep debating between:  Winston, Hamilton (after my favorite musical), Bailey (after George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life), Oliver or Ollie, and Loki (my son’s pick because he’s obsessed with the Avengers right now).  I think Winston is going to be the winner, but we’ll see…

Not too much else is going on.  I’m still reading my June 4th ARCs. I’ll get most of them read and reviewed on time, but I’m going to come up 1 or 2 short.  I thought I was going to make it but one of the books ended up being kind of a meh read and really slowed me down.

About the only other news I have is that I’m planning to take part in the Iron Throne Readalong.  It’s a readathon for those who want to read or re-read the A Song of Ice and Fire series.  I’ve read the first four books and still need to read the fifth, but it has taken me so long to read them that I barely remember anything about them and would like to refresh my memory before jumping into the fifth book.  I’ll have an official sign up post with the details later today, but the readathon also starts today so I figured I’d mention it.

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

 

WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK

 

 

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK

 

 
       
 

 

 UPCOMING REVIEWS

      
 
 

 

 STACKING THE SHELVES

 

   

NONE!

 

TOTALLY RANDOM

 

34 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Lol, that’s part of the reason why we’ve waited so long to get another. We wanted to make sure my son was old enough to actively help with the training and exercising of the puppy.

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  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Ahh, those are all cute puppy names!! My vote would be for Hamilton!

    I’m planning on doing the #IronThroneReadalong, too! I just got my copy off the shelf.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yay, I have a couple more ARCs to get through and then I’m planning to dive into the Iron Throne readalong too. Can’t wait to revisit this world from the beginning.

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  2. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I can imagine you are looking forward to half Fridays. 🙂 We are still short staffed. The deputy director has promised to fill one of the empty slots we have after a colleague and I met with her to discuss the urgency for it being filled. They had been considering cutting it all together due to budget concerns, but I really believe it would have made things worse, not helped. But, while management seems happy to fill that one slot finally, they also are talking about moving one of us. We can’t seem to win. And you really don’t need to know all that. Haha. Anyhow, all this to say, I am happy things seem to be settling down at work for you, staffing wise.

    Congratulations on the soon to be addition to your family. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you all decide to name the puppy. All your choices so far sound great. I hope you have a wonderful week, Suzanne!
    Literary Feline recently posted…Weekend Mews: Where Did May Go?! (And my June TBR List Poll–Come Vote For My Next Read!)

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Your work situation sounds very similar to what we had been dealing with for a long time. Upper management started eliminating positions they didn’t think were necessarily and ultimately got bitten in the rear end when it became obvious they were wrong. I hope your situation gets better soon.

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  3. Brooke Lorren
    Brooke Lorren says:

    The Song of Ice and Fire takes forever to read! I hope you enjoy them though. I don’t know if I’ll read them again before (haha) Winds of Winter comes out or not. Definitely before A Dream of Spring comes out.

    Have a great week!
    Brooke Lorren recently posted…Aladdin Book Tag

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  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    Ooh congrats on the puppy! And good luck picking a name. 🙂

    I can’t wait to read Recursion. And the Iron Throne readalong sounds fun- if I hadn’t re- read the books so many times I would join! And I’ll be anxious to see what you think of book five when you get to it- it’s different from the others in a lot of ways but personally I love it more and more as time goes on.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #300

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

    Color me jealous of half-day Fridays. A head start to the weekend is always a good thing. I need to start working on my review for Mrs. Everything. I feel kind of paralyzed, though, thinking about trying to put feelings into coherent words.
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted…The Sunday Post #157

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  6. RO
    RO says:

    That meme is simply perfect! Congrats on getting the new puppy, and can imagine the excitement. I’ve heard great things about Jennifer Weiner, but haven’t had the opportunity to check out any of her books yet. Hugs…RO
    RO recently posted…SAY WHAT?

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