Weekly Recap #126: Week of 10/13 – 10/19


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.

So, I survived our tax and audit deadlines and I made it through my son’s first full week as a travel soccer player.  And as I’m sure you can guess by the fact I pretty much disappeared after Tuesday, I got exhausted quickly, lol. I spent whatever free time I had, either napping or parked on the couch like a slug, occasionally doing some reading and unfortunately didn’t visit a single blog.  I feel much better now though so I’ll be getting caught up on my blog hopping throughout the day today, especially since it’s cold, rainy, and we therefore don’t have a soccer game or practice.  Free day!

Even though I totally slacked on the blog this week, I was thrilled to see that I finally got my very first approval from Disney on Netgalley. After three years of trying without success, it put a big smile on my face to get approved, especially since it’s a book I’m really excited about.  Blogging life has been pretty quiet otherwise, although I did notice that I reached 1,000 followers on Instagram so as soon as my brain is fully functioning and I can figure out the ins and outs of IG giveaways, I want to run a giveaway on there to celebrate.

Reading-wise, it has been pretty slow going as well. I’ve pretty much abandoned the IronThrone readalong for now, just because my schedule has been so hectic.  I may try to get caught back up at some point, but if not, since this was a re-read aside from the fifth book, I may just pick it back up when everyone else gets to the that one. We’ll see how it goes though. I started Lisa Jewell’s latest book last night and although it took me a few chapters to really get hooked, I’m loving it now and already almost halfway done with it.

Anyway, I think that’s pretty much it for me.  Have a great week, everyone!
















36 replies
  1. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    I am so jealous that you got The Chosen!!!! Now I can totally relate to you just reading or relaxing on the couch because I did the same this week LOL Now that your big audit has passed let’s hope you’ll have less stress and more free time Suzanne!

  2. bookworm
    bookworm says:

    Sounds like a busy week. Blogging always take the back-burner for me too. Yay for getting approved for Disney on Netgalley, enjoy it!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, I’ve had a few busy weeks but work should start to slow down soon which will make the rest of it easier to manage (hopefully anyway, lol).

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Congrats on the Disney approval! Yay that’s awesome. and ooh Lisa Jewell- I’ve been enjoying her books since discovering a few years ago.

    I can totally see taking a break from the Iron Throne- I remember the 4th book as not being my favorite so re- reading that one would be tough for me.

    Hope you have a good week!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really need to read more from Lisa Jewell’s backlist. I’ve read a couple of her most recent books and have really enjoyed them.

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

    What a crazy week. Sounds exhausting. Hooray for the Disney approval! I don’t often read mystery/thrillers but I make an exception for Lisa Jewell. I like her brand of mystery, which often seems to be more domestic drama.

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

    I’m glad to hear you made it through the important things. I’m just hanging on and doing what I can but I hope to make progress with more energy this week. We will see. I have yet to listen to Twice in a Blue Moon and to read Life and Limb. I wish you the best week with more free time for you!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  6. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Gold star for you! That’s a lot to juggle. Good job. Congratulations on getting approved by Disney. I have seldom been approved by them, and sort of gave up. I hope the book is great!

  7. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Congratulations on your Disney approval – it’s always great when a publisher suddenly includes you as one of their approved reviewers:)). And I hope that you have a less exhausting week, Suzanne where you can put your feet up and enjoy some of those lovely books you’ve acquired.

  8. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    Oh yeah, we feel the same when we are alone at home *smile* Picture perfect. I see we all have the “couch potato-time” from time to time *lol* Happy reading and thanks for sharing all those books. My wishlist just grew again *sigh*

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