MY WEEK IN REVIEW
No matter what, this was going to be a good week. First, my daughter was here, and I love spending time with her. It was also a very short work week for me, as I only worked Monday and Tuesday. I really didn’t do anything other than go to my sister’s on Thursday for dinner, but I am glad, since I am still not feeling 100% well.
I am returning to the office tomorrow. All good things must end. In preparation, I have started taking those immunity boosters. I have a personal sized disinfecting spray for the train too. I am paranoid, and to make me even more stressed out, I will be past due for my booster by the time I can get it. I spent over an hour trying to find somewhere to get my booster. They were either booked solid for December 15, or wouldn’t allow appointments for that time frame. Right now I have an appointment for the 27th, but I am going to keep checking. I don’t want one day without protection.
We had Thanksgiving part two last night. My mother always complains that there are no leftovers for her, so she makes a turkey after we celebrate the holiday. I guess nobody told her that you can get turkey whenever, and it’s ok to eat it whenever, but so turkey for days now. Don’t get me wrong, we had no shortage of sides and sweets from Thursday. My sister always makes the turkey, rolls, and a side or two. My daughter always makes dessert, which was pumpkin tres leches cake, but she also made her mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts. Then my mother, made sweet potato pie, corn casserole, and stuffing. She also bought pumpkin pie and pecan pie. It was excessive, and way more food than six people needed.
- Emily told us about a reading challenge
- AJ shared ten quotes from Incorrigible Children
- Sophie announced her shortened version of Blogmas2021
On the Blog
- Monday: #AmReading YA – How Not to Fall in Love, So This Is Christmas
- Tuesday: TTT – How You Doin?
- Wednesday: CWW – Anything But Fine, Puddle Jumping
- Thursday: Isn’t It Romantic? – The Love Con by Seressia Glass
Stacking the Shelves
I actually book a few books this week. There were some great ebook sales, and picked up all the books below for $4. I adore Sawyer Bennett’s hockey romances, but I probably won’t read these. It seems every time I buy the books, I wait so long that the audiobook comes out on Hoopla, and I just listen to it instead. Maybe I will get to these sooner. Who knows.
I recently read Meet Me in Paradise by Hubscher, and those it wrecked me, I loved it! I am super excited to read her next book and very grateful to have been approved for the early copy.
- Meet Me in London by Georgia Toffolo
- Jett by Sawyer Bennett
- Riggs by Sawyer Bennett
- Keeper by Amy Daws (free)
- If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher
Not a bad week. Only one DNF, so that’s an improvement from last week, AND I even had a 5-star book. My top rated book this week was The Hawthorne Legacy. I am loving this series, and Barnes threw in some interesting twists in this installment while also allowing Avery to grow tremendously. A close second was Made in Manhattan. I adore Laynes books, so I expected this to be a good one. It was fun and heartwarming, and I had a great time seeing the hero and heroine realize they wanted more and act on those desires.
Note: All my reviews can be found on Goodreads
- The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – ★★★★★
- The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson – ★★★★
- Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon – ★★★★
- Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson – ★★★★
- Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne – ★★★★ 1/2
Artistic License is early Lucy Parker, and it was good. Lots of heart and humor. I loved the end, but wanted it to last longer. Wylde is one of the Arizona Vengeance books (there are many), and it was one of the less drama filled books in the series. I like that Bennett does this in her series. Every once in a while, you need a break from all the heavy and just want a fun romance. That was more or less Wlyde’s book for me.
Just started The Mismatch, so, not much to say, but Introvert is hilarious. Hart has written a lot of books in this world, and it’s always fun to go back and visit.
TO BE READ
I just realized there are no YA books on my shelf this week. That’s weird. I will have to get some YA audio to fill that void. With a Shalvis on the TBR, I am guaranteed a great read, but I think all of these will be pleasing to me. Only Greenberg is new-to-me, and the others have been great in the past.
- The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis
- Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg
- Lucky Leap Day by Ann Marie Walker
- Kiss My Putt by Tara Sivec