Weekly Recap #111: Week of 6/30 – 7/6
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 hope everyone who was celebrating July 4th had a wonderful holiday. Ours was pretty lowkey but enjoyable. My mom and sister visited and we went to see Spiderman: Far from Home, which was fabulous, and then had lunch at a new Italian deli and bakery that recently opened a 3-minute drive from my house (also fabulous, although it could be dangerous having such easy access to delicious Italian pastries!). I had to work on July 5th so we didn’t do much with fireworks, etc. but I did settle in and get a ton of reading done and we started a new home improvement project, painting my office/library. I’m changing it from an apple green to a pale lilac and I’m pretty excited for the finished result. So far we’ve only done the ceiling and touched up the white trim, but the wall color will happen today!
I did have one fail once we decided to paint, however. I got so excited about it and so eager to clean out the room and get started, that I packed up all of my electronics except my phone and kindle. My computer has been stored offsite for the past few days. Not a big deal except that I had this grand plan of spending part of the weekend blog hopping and that didn’t happen. I did finally find my laptop charger though so I’m using that to write this post and will blog hop between coats today, lol.
As I mentioned, I got a lot of reading done this weekend. I finished The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu, which I really enjoyed, and Wilder Girls, which I enjoyed overall but have some mixed feelings about. Stay tuned for my reviews for those later this week. I also finished the first book in the IronThrone Readalong and hope to start the second one tonight. I also finished The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, which I absolutely adored. I’ll be reviewing that and will also be hosting a giveaway for a finished copy so be sure to stop by tomorrow for that post and to enter the giveaway.
I think that’s about it for me. Time to get back to painting!
Have a great week, everyone!
WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK
- [30 Jun] Weekly Recap #110: Week of 6/23 – 6/29
- [1 Jul] The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel by Jeanne Mackin ★★★★
- [2 Jul] Top Ten Tuesday – A Trip Down Memory Lane to Revisit Favorite Books from My Childhood
- [3 Jul] Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis
- [5 Jul] Lock Every Door by Riley Sager ★★★★★
WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK
STACKING THE SHELVES
I hope you post pictures of your new office! I’m very curious to read your review of Wilder Girls😁
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I’ll try to post some pics next weekend. I’m finding it hard to get a true picture of the lilac walls but they’re so soothing and pretty.
Bwahahaha packing my computer is something I could totally do too Suzanne! I hope your painting project turns out lovely! have a great Sunday!
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Thanks, the painting project turned out really nice. If I can take a picture that will actually show off the soothing color, I’ll share them on my next weekly update. 🙂
Good luck with the painting! I’m currently reading Please Send Help. I loved the first book. Good to hear about Bookish Life. I have it but haven’t gotten to it yet. Happy reading!
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I didn’t realize there was a first book until I got the second one so we’ll see how that goes, lol.
It’s very dangerous to live so near a bakery. =P Good luck with painting your office/library. Hope you love the final result. 🙂
Happy readings! 😉
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It is definitely going to be a challenge to not go to the bakery everyday, haha.
I was hoping we’d get to see Spiderman this weekend, but it likely won’t happen. We have other errands to run and my husband and daughter are feeling rather home bound. I get that. I am glad you liked it! Your weekend of reading sounds so nice. I love the color choice for your office/library! I hope the project goes well. I am excited about reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, and am so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you are enjoying all your current reads! Have a wonderful week, Suzanne!
I hope you enjoy Spiderman when you see it. We all loved it.
Ooh, I can’t wait to see your review/hear your thoughts on all four of the titles you’ve listed under upcoming reviews. BUT, especially Wilder Girls. I’m really excited about that one!! Enjoy your upcoming week and reads! And honestly? The last part of your post is 100% relatable. Sometimes, I feel like I started reading something in 2009 and finished today. Like, that’s EXACTLY what reading is isn’t it?! Haha!
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Thanks! Hope you have a great week as well. 🙂
Ooh good luck with the Iron Throne read a long! It is fun to re- read those. 🙂
That Italian deli/ bakery sounds pretty awesome- I need one of those close to my house!
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Thanks, I’m really enjoying the re-read. I see so many details now that I missed the first time around.
We haven’t seen Spiderman yet. Glad to hear it was good!
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Oh yeah, it’s so good!
Wasn’t Nina Hill fantastic! I am smiling just thinking about it. Lilac is a nice, calming color. Hope it turns out amazing.
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I loved Nina Hill so much. I pre-ordered a finished copy for my collection as soon as I finished my ARC.
Glad you had a lowkey but nice 4th of July 🙂 The Italian deli and bakery sounds delicious!
It’s so good! I stuffed myself with paninis, tomato bisque soup, and cannolis.
Spiderman was so good! We ended up seeing it on Friday afternoon after we got out of work. Yay for redecorating and painting!
I really loved Spiderman. I now need to go back and watching Spiderman: Homecoming. Somehow I missed that one along the way.
I hope you have finished painting by now, lilac sounds lovely. I enjoyed Ask Again, Yes. I hope you do too.
Have a great reading week
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I’m glad to hear Ask Again, Yes was a good read for you. I’m really looking forward to trying that one after seeing so many great reviews for it.
Ahh, your office redecoration sounds like a fun project and I hope you enjoyed the painting!
Also the new Italian Bakery sounds AMAZING. Wow. I’m hungry for some Italian goodness right now. 🙂
Yay for the ASOIAF reads. Hope you are enjoying. Happy reading this week too!
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Thanks Di and welcome back!
Hope the room turned out well. I love lilac. 🙂 The Italian deli sounds fabulous. I’m so excited to pick up Nina Hill. It seems like one I’m going to love.
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I’m really loving the lilac too. It’s so soothing and I especially love it with the white trim.
Far From Home is still on our wish list, maybe next weekend! Lol!
I’m glad you enjoyed your reads, Suzanne and I loved that fact that painting your home got you so excited that you packed up all your electronics! Lol!
I hope you have a great week.
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I hope you enjoy Far From Home. We all really loved it.
I’m glad you had a nice 4th. I went to a local water park so that was really relaxing and it wasn’t TOO hot, which is great too. lol I still need to see the new Spider-Man, but hopefully soon.
A water park sounds like a wonderful way to spend the 4th. Glad you had a good time. 🙂
How funny that you packed up your computer without thinking about it! Oops! Oh well, at least you got some painting done!! 🙂
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Yes, getting the painting done was actually worth not having a proper computer for the whole weekend.
I’m so impresssed you didn’t add any books, Suzanne! Great job painting, too. I look forward to your new reviews. I hope you have a great week ahead.
I’m impressed with myself too, haha!
My 4th holiday was sooo relaxing, I just wish everyone would run out of their excess fireworks, ugh.
Painting your library sounds like a great project, can’t wait to see the pics!
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I’m so with you on the fireworks. I think they have been shooting them off here every night since June 28th. I’m over it, lol.
I’m looking forward to Spiderman: Far From Home this weekend, glad to hear you enjoyed it.
I hope the painting goes well!
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I hope you enjoy Spiderman!