The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, new hauls, and more.
last week on the blog…
✨ Changeling (MG fantasy review)
✨ Oddly specific settings I love
✨ The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (YA paranormal review)
✨ WWW Wednesday
✨ Asylum (YA horror review)
✨ The Black Farm (adult extreme horror review)
✨ Stacking the Shelves
✨ TBR Lows & Highs
next week on the blog…
* this is always subject to change!
✨ State of the ARC
✨ Talia Hibbert cover reveal
✨ July haul
✨ July wrap
✨ August TBR
new review arrivals…
* doesn’t count against ARC ban (due to having been requested/accepted before ban, in a previous week, being unsolicited, or being a graphic novel, poetry collection, or otherwise “one-sitting” read)
- NETGALLEY/EDELWEISS APPROVALS:
- * The Deep
- * Echoes
- Seven Deadly Shadows
- Foul is Fair
- PHYSICAL COPIES:
- The Widow of Pale Harbor
- Michigan vs. the Boys
- Real Queer America
- * A Violet Fire
- The Map from Here to There
- You Owe Me a Murder
- The Sound of Drowning
outside the blogosphere…
TWs: pet illness, human illness, cancer
This was not a great week in our home. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already seen this, but Wednesday night, our Corgi had to be rushed to the emergency vet, where they ran some tests and we found out it looks like she has terminal cancer in her spleen. There’s no prediction of whether she has a few weeks or several months left because this type of cancer is so unpredictable and can go south so quickly. 🙁
Then, Friday afternoon, we got word that a family member — who I used to be extremely close to, but have had a rocky relationship with for the last few years — also has cancer. We don’t know how advanced it is, but it has spread to multiple organs, from what I’m told. I have a lot of tumultuous feelings about this family member, so it’s a messy experience right now because I worry that, if I don’t make amends, I’ll regret it, but on the other hand, this person has put me and my family through some hellish times and I know I’m valid in hesitating to just sweep it all under a rug. I know the answer I’m most likely looking at, it’s just a hard step to take.
On a happier note, though, yesterday, my son had his first ever playdate and it went so well! When your child’s an only child who doesn’t go to daycare, it can be hard to find ways to socialize them, but one of my Storytime regulars was having a birthday party, so we went bowling with a bunch of 3- and 4-year-olds (my son’s 3). It was a little stressful, but a really good reprieve from the week, and my son had a blast, so I’m a tired but proud mom haha.
reading this weekend…
I still have too many current reads (10), but these are the two I’m planning to knock out ASAP:
📚 The Work of Art
what I watched…
🎥 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) [Redbox rental] This was just okay. I liked the acting and cinematography a lot, but the source material isn’t very enjoyable to me, so I knew the movie wouldn’t wow me, either.
what I listened to…
* these are my favorite songs of the week!
🎵 I really didn’t listen to music enough this week to have anything to list here, which is super rare for me, but… I dunno, I just drove in silence a lot. :/
what I played…
🎮 World of Warcraft (Just lots and lots of WoW again. Escapism at its finest.)
a few last words…