Weekly Recap #158: Week of 6/7 – 6/20


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.

I decided to start doing my weekly recaps every other week for now just because with the pandemic still going on, I’m just not doing much each week and end up sitting here forever trying to think of something to write.  The sad thing is that even with only doing these posts every other week now, I still don’t have much to say, haha.  So many things are just still in limbo right now.  I’m still working from home and wondering how long I’ll be allowed to continue doing that, my son’s soccer training is still on pause, and we’re still just staying home as much as possible.

My big “excitement” for the week was going to the DMV to get my driver’s license renewed.  Mine doesn’t expire until October but with this expected second wave of the virus being talked about, I just decided to go ahead and do it while I know the DMV is open.  I have to tell you, it was the best experience I’ve ever had at the DMV.  Usually you have to walk in, take a number, and sit and wait up to 2 hours to be waited on.  Well, right now, it’s by appointment only and you’re not even allowed in the building until 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.  I had a 5:30 appointment and was walking out the door at 5:39. 9 minutes instead of 2+ hours!  I honestly hope they keep it this way even after the pandemic is finally past us.

Aside from that, I’ve just been doing the usual.  Lots of reading, blogging when I feel motivated, and trying to take more walks around the neighborhood just to stay somewhat active.  I did end up continuing with my Seinfeld binge on Hulu even though I had said I probably wouldn’t.  I’m lazy and it was easier to just keep watching than to try to decide what to watch instead.  I’m on the final season now though and am trying to decide what to watch next.  I leaning toward either Good Girls or the new Hulu series, Love Victor so we’ll see which one I go with once I finish Seinfeld.

My book haul looks ridiculously large for someone who keeps saying she’s going to read more books she already owns, but it is about 3 weeks’ worth of new books I hadn’t shared yet.  I got approved for a few anticipated reads and then caught some great ebook sales along the way too.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got.  I hope everyone out there is staying safe, healthy, and is practicing social distancing.  Have a great week!




















32 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Well that’s a win! It’s always good news when something that is normally a right royal pain goes really smoothly… It sounds like making appointments might be the answer! As for the book haul… I know what you mean! Look forward to hearing your views on Mexican Gothic – I thought it an amazing read. Have a peaceful week, Suzanne:)

  2. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    Hihi that sounds very familiar to me. One week kind of looks like the other and the pile of unread books is still huge. Stay safe and well and stay strong.

  3. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    9 minutes? wow that’s efficient! But here too we don’t have long wait anymore, proof that when people want it’s possible! Stay safe and enjoy all your reads Suzanne!

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

    I hear you on the DMV. When we moved last summer we decided to go ahead and get REAL Ids in addition to updating our address. I researched online to see which were the least busy ones because I was at one where I waited like 4 hours when we moved to NC. Well yeah we were in and out in less than 15 minutes. I’m having no luck with cutting back my book haul. I am reading a lot though. I want to get One by One on audio.

    Take care and stay safe.

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  5. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    You made me look at my license (still good). I think NJ has appts. I haven’t been in years, but I have to show up for the next renewal. I will be sad to see that picture of younger-me go. The Happy Ever After Playlist was so good! I hope you like it. Did you read The Friend Zone? It’s a great companion.

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

    I’m having the same problem with weekly and monthly wrap ups. I’m not doing anything, so I have nothing to say! I didn’t even get to go to the DMV when my license expired in March. They were closed and made me fill out the paperwork online. I hope you have a good week!

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    My last few Sunday Post’s have been the same- I haven’t had much to report lol so I like write a few sentences and just move on! And isn’t it amazing how the pandemic (not that there’s anything good about Covid) is making some things BETTER? Like your DMV experience. Now that things are being done a different way we’re finding out that *surprise* maybe there are other, more efficient, ways of doing things? It’s just too bad we need a pandemic to accelerate change!

    Hope your reads are good this week! I’m really curious about Zoe Spanos.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? We’ve been doing the same thing at work. It’s amazing how much more efficient and productive we’ve all been since we started working from home and going paperless. I’m curious to see if any of the changes we’ve made stick once we’re finally back in the office.

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

    Holy cow, what an experience at the DMV! I guess if there can be any silver lining from this whole mess, that would be one of them. 🙂 I’m low key interested in Love, Victor because I’m such a Simon fan, but I don’t have Hulu, rarely ever even turn on the TV, so I’ll probably pass on it. I’ll be interested to see your thoughts if you watch it, though.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m pretty sure I’ll watch it eventually but I think I’m going to try Good Girls first. My sister is raving about how good that one is.

  9. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Ooh I really want to read Legendborn, I Killed Zoe Spanos, and One by One. Enjoy! I’m glad the DMV was so quick – they really should keep things that way after COVID.


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

    I only do updates once a month and I still have nothing to talk about, so don’t feel too bad lol. Oh gosh, I have to renew my license next year, and I’m already dreading it. I’m hoping the second wave will be over by then, but probably not with the way people are acting. But wow, that does sound like a good DMV experience!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, it’s funny that updates about my life are my most challenging posts right now. Those should be the easiest, lol.

  11. RO
    RO says:

    Yay to such smooth sailing with the license renewal. Mine was before everything happened, so I was stuck for about an hour in a super crowded spot. It’s a small DMV, and if you get in there late, a lot of people were standing outside! I’ll be blogging about it one day soon, and I’ve already seen most of them, but for some reason I can’t stop watching Flea Market Flip and Alone(lol) I’m not ever going to refurbish anything, and you sure won’t find me out in Arctic Canada building a shelter out of trees, but what the heck – these shows are interesting. Not to mention all the new shows I’ve found. Love Victor is on my list too! Of course, I’ve been getting in some thriller reading too. Stay safe! Hugs, RO

  12. Olivia-Savannah Roach
    Olivia-Savannah Roach says:

    I think it’s a smart move to switch these to fortnightly… I only do mine every month and they still feel emptier than usual as well! I hope you enjoy all of your new books as well. I liked Let’s talk about love and am so curious about legend born and cinderella is dead!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, and I actually haven’t even done one for at least 3 weeks now because there is truly just nothing going on in my life right now, lol.

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