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!



















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.

  1. Nick
    Nick says:

    OMG puppy! I’m so jealous! You’ll have to share pics when the little fella arrives. And I like Winston, Ollie and Bailey a lot for names! Great choices! 🙂
    I hope you have a good week ahead!

  2. Amber @ Books of Amber
    Amber @ Books of Amber says:

    I wish my office did half-day Fridays! Even when we’ve completed all the work we have to stay until the end of our hours.

    I love the name Bailey for a dog! I’m biased because one of the loveliest dogs we’ve ever had was called Bailey 🙂

  3. 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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!

    • 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.

  5. 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!

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

    We lost our dog last fall and may get a new one after we move. I think it will be a rescue not a puppy though. It will be great to get into the summer routine with half-day Fridays. Enjoy your new reads and have a lovely week!

  7. 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.

  8. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    A new puppy! How exciting! I hope we will get to see some pictures. I gave up on trying to get all my June 4th books read by Tuesday. I WILL get them read by the end of the month though, because I don’t have many other June review books, just June 4th books.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really excited for Recursion. His last book was pretty mind blowing so I’m hoping this will be the same.

  9. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    I’m glad work is going well, and half-day Fridays sounds awesome. Aw, that’s great you’re finally ready to get a new dog. I really like all the names you’re kicking around.


  10. Flora
    Flora says:

    I’m glad to hear that work is beginning to calm down and that half day Fridays are on the horizon! 😉

    I love the totally random pic and I agree with your son, Loki is a fab name for a puppy 😉

    Hope you have a great week, Suzanne and enjoy your reads. x

  11. 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.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I know what you mean about Mrs. Everything. It far exceeded my expectations and I’m sure nothing I write about it will do it justice.

  12. 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

  13. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight says:

    Aww you’re getting a puppy?! You’d better share photos, I want to see! I thought I was gonna end up behind when I took three months to enjoy KU instead of ARCs, but I only ended up late on one book, and I’m on track for June, so I did alright 😛 HAve fun with the readalong!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, we’re bringing our new puppy home next weekend and I will definitely post pics as soon as we get him settled. 🙂

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