Weekly Recap # 2: Week of 5/21-5/27

Hey everyone!  I’m back with 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.

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all who are celebrating and a huge thanks to all who serve in our military and keep us safe everyday.

Mother Nature has not been very cooperative this week so that championship soccer game my son was supposed to be in last week?  Yeah, still hasn’t happened yet. It was rescheduled for Wednesday and then Thursday, but each time, the weather had other plans.  We’re now tentatively rescheduled for this Tuesday though so hopefully we’ll have an exciting finish to the season.

I got a fair amount of reading done this week but also spent a lot of time binge watching some of my favorite TV shows, mainly because my DVR was so full I didn’t have room to record anything else, haha.  I got caught up on Empire, Pretty Little Liars, The 100, and The Big Bang Theory.  I also finished binge watching season 3 of Grace and Frankie and am working on season 2 of Shameless.  Shameless is a great show to watch while I’m on the treadmill. It’s so outrageous and so funny that I stay distracted and don’t even realize that I’ve walked for 45 minutes.

My holiday weekend plans had originally been to lounge outside most of the weekend since we just installed a new pergola and all new patio furniture, but again, Mother Nature can’t seem to decide what she wants to do.  One minute it’s sunny and gorgeous, the next it’s gray and looks like it’s about to pour.  Hopefully she’ll sort herself out soon because I really want to get out there and enjoy some sunshine.  I’m so ready for summer!

I had a pretty productive week on the blog as well.  I got several of my backlogged ARCs read so I’ll be writing reviews for those this week in order to meet my deadlines.  I’ve also been working to post a little more often this year (last year I usually only did 3 posts a week).  I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those folks who can post everyday, but I feel like I can pretty comfortably do 4, sometimes 5, posts a week now so I’m pretty excited about that.  I’ve also been trying to do more with discussion posts as well.  I’m always bashful about doing those for some reason, so I was happy that I pushed past that shyness and got a discussion post up as well this week.

WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK

    

UPCOMING REVIEWS

    

    

STACKING THE SHELVES

      

TOTALLY RANDOM

Weekly Recap # 1: Week of 5/14-5/20

 

Hey everyone!  This will be my first time doing a weekly recap post of all things happening on and off the blog. 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.

First, let me apologize for my lapse in responding to comments on my blog and on blog hopping this past week.  My son’s soccer team, which my husband coaches, has been preparing for their playoffs all week and had their first playoff game yesterday (we won, yay!), but it has made for a busy week of hauling my son back and forth to practices, etc.  Aside from some pre-scheduled posts, I wasn’t very active at all in the blogosphere.  Weather permitting, the championship game is Tuesday night, so after that I should be much more active around here.  Thanks so much for your patience while I fulfill my soccer mom duties. 🙂

As far as blog life goes, up until this month I had been making great progress on my Beat the Backlist challenge, having read 14 backlisted books so far this year.  Sounds great, but I did get so caught up on that, that I’m now playing catch up on ARC reviews because some publication dates have crept up on me that I had let slip through the cracks.  It’s all about that balance that I’m still trying to perfect, haha! Anyway, so I’ll be churning out quite a few ARC reviews during the next few weeks to meet those deadlines.

 

WHAT I POSTED LAST WEEK

 

 

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK

 

      

UPCOMING REVIEWS

 

       

STACKING THE SHELVES

 

    

TOTALLY RANDOM