I decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s 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. This week was filled with appointments, pouring rain, and many good reads.
last week on the blog
- [3 Jan] THE WEEK IN REVIEW: “Happy New Year!” (DECEMBER 27TH – January 2nd)
- [4 Jan] Honor Reclaimed by Tonya Burrows ★★★★½
- [4 Jan] Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows ★★★★★
- [5 Jan] Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2016 Bookish Resolutions
- [5 Jan] This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp ★★★★★
- [7 Jan] Wilde at Heart by Tonya Burrows ★★★½
- [8 Jan] READING YOUR WAY CHRONOLOGICALLY THROUGH THE ALEX CROSS UNIVERSE
this week on the blog
- Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t
- Book Review: Mary Mary (An Alex Cross Novel) by James Patterson
around the blogosphere
- Christina @ Once Untold gave a list of her “Ten Most Anticipated Romances for the First Half of 2016.“
- Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight discuss “WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO WHILE READING, WRITING, AND BLOGGING?“
- Monica @ The Tomes Project reveals “How I Did With My 2015 Reading Goals.”
- Angie @ Pinkindle Reads and Reviews shared her “Favorite Covers of 2015.”
- Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings explains “Why You Need to Sign Up for OTSP Secret Sister.”
life outside the ‘net
I began the week tweaking the new site design I implemented last week by adding NoseGraze’s Icon Tags plug-in, and Parajunkee’s Flat Icons to the site. I’ve since used them in reviews that will post this week, and I love them! I’ve also began making my own feature headers to make the site a little more put together. Even though I really enjoyed last year’s design, I’m really loving this one as it’s more “me.” Aside from tweaking the site, I’ve also created a TBR Jar to help me whittle down the tons of books I bought last year.
I found many jar designs on Pinterest, but the one that intrigued me the most was one that turned the strips of paper with TBR titles into 3D origami stars. It took me two days to complete my jar, but it’s worth it. The jar looks beautiful on my bookshelf, and very colorful thanks to the bright, patterns paper I used. I can’t wait to use it!
Source: Rosie Evans
As I stated in my Top Ten 2016 Bookish Resolutions post, one of my goals is to cut back on how much I spend per month on books. To aid in this cause, I decided to go to my local library, and picked up two books on TBR list that will help me with the Series Ender Reading Challenge I’m participating in this year. What I learned was that it’s fun to use the library, and ok to visit for books I don’t necessarily “need” to own. On a personal not, my six month money plan also got a boost this week when I made a pot of homemade Baked Potato soup. By making dished in my Crock-Pot, I hope to cut down on my grocery bill somewhat. We’ll see how that goes. Besides, with the rainy week we had here, soup made the perfect comfort food.
On Friday, I visited the podiatrist to have a small procedure done on my foot. I suffer from ingrown toenails, and had the doctor remove part of the nail on one of my feet. Thanks to the meds it was a pretty easy procedure, but now that the anesthetic has worn off, it kind of hurts. Luckily, by the time it’s time to return to work Monday, my toe should be better. I think…
I ended my week on a high note when I discovered I passed my Japanese class. Woo hoo! I got a C, but who cares? That class was harder than all the classes I took for my Master’s program. LOL! Plus, one of my nieces is fluent, so I’ll have someone to practice with. Japan, here I come!