Weekly Wrap Up 5/9

Posted May 9, 2015 by Elizabeth in Features/ 18 Comments

stacking the shelves sunday post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news with a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. Stacking the Shelves  @ Tynga’s Reviews is a place to share the books you received in the last week. So many bloggers from different genres sign up for these two features that I’ve been able to expand and diversify my reads. Of course, that adds to a longer TBR!

What a fabulous week we had for reading outside! My deck is in direct sun most of the day, so I need to get a better umbrella for some shade, but I love my gravity-free lounge chair, which has a shade. I also got my first pedicure of the season, metallic blue; I like looking down and wiggling them!sweet forgiveness

BOOKS FINISHED – More time spent reading than usual.

  • The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright
  • Sea Glass Sunrise by Donna Kauffman
  • One Murder More by Kris Calvin
  • Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelson Spielman
  • The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
  • The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son’s Journey Around the World by Grady Hicks


The Prodigal Sister by Laurie Elliot


The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows – Loving it!

blueprintsARCs I NEED TO READ THIS MONTH – Only 1 left!

Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky

After this one I can slow down to a couple a month. I foolishly got a little click-happy when I signed up for NetGalley, thinking I wouldn’t be approved to anything. Big mistake!


  • The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  • The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver
  • The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE – Some nifty posts I read this week.

Kaja from Of Dragons and Hearts discusses Un-Recommending Books, aka Negative Reviews.nancy drewORGANIZING THE BLOG

I’m 1/2 way through the Blogging Ahead Mini-Challenge sponsored by Herding Cats & Burning Soup. The goal is to have two weeks worth of posts ready to roll out so you’re prepared if life dares to interfere with blogging. Or a handsome man sweeps you off for a week of !laughing and relaxing. I’ve been preparing posts for the memes in which I participate: Book Beginnings, Friday 56 and Top Ten Tuesday, musing on a few discussion posts and roughing out some reviews. Essentially I’m writing at least two posts a day right now because I have to keep up with current posts, too. Right now I have nine scheduled and fourteen drafts.

So, what activities are you up to in the blogosphere or IRL?  Baseball season is here, so that’s a big time commitment if you have kids who play Whatever you’re up to, remember to laugh every day! 


18 responses to “Weekly Wrap Up 5/9

  1. It’s a mistake we all make when we first make a NetGalley account. So many pretty covers we have to ask for just KNOWING we won’t be approved… until we are 😀 I’ve been using it for years and still have this problem, lmao

  2. WHOA, you have a lot of posts scheduled/in the works. I have one scheduled (for 45 minutes from now hahah) and… that’s it. The struggle is real. ALSO- Nancy Drew from 1989 looks exactly like Stacey from The Babysitter’s Club! I doubt that is a coincidence! I also like the cover for Sweet Forgiveness. Hope you have a wonderful week, and that there’s lots more reading outside to come 😀

  3. Wow! You did get a lot of reading done. I had a slower week, but that’s okay as I need to catch up on some reviewing… which continues to get out of control.


  4. You sound really really busy. The sunshine sounds really nice and the blue toes…mmm! I have Blueprints to read as well. I have stopped even calling into NetGalley – except when i post a review because I want to slow those review books down!

  5. Blogging ahead is such a great idea! I am gonna work on that this week. I tend to read and then review right away, and right now I am not getting ahead there at all. I could try to get ahead with some weekly features….
    Have a great week!

    • I read then review right away, too. In fact, I often start reviewing, jotting down phrases, while I’m still reading. However, I find it difficult to review a book I didn’t really like for reasons that might seem silly, like author’s style. If it was a well-constructed plot, I feel badly. That’s what I’m supposed to be working on right now!

  6. You read a lot of the books that I read, I cannot wait to read your review of The Canterbury Sisters. I also have Sea Glass Sunrise to read. I used to read a ton of Barbara Delinsky years ago but have not read anything from her in a while.

  7. Yay for reading outside! We’ve had rain all weekend (so far) so it’s kind of a soggy but we had a nice week. Have a great week, and I enjoyed that article on Nancy Drew.

  8. I love having an organize blog! Sometimes I can put together enough content for a month and sometimes I just can’t find content at all. I hope you can get ahead and stay ahead. 🙂

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