Monday Update, Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Post

My Week in Review 2017 #14

This is my week in review, where I update you on my life~ reading, blogging and general. I will also be linking up with some amazing blogs.

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. 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.

Life Happenings:

It only took until April, but I finally plotted out which charities I’ll be donating to for the rest of the year for the charity challenge I’m participating in. All of the charities I chose help to fund things that are personally important to me. I’ve posted the full list on the Challenge page this week if anyone is interested. There are a couple of other charities that I wasn’t able to fit in this year, so I may need to find another way to incorporate them.

This week also included a very expensive eye exam. Ok, the exam was a reasonable price, the progressive bifocals I had to get after the exam were the expensive part. Right now I only wear glasses to drive at night or watch a movie, but I’m having a harder time reading road signs and my reading vision is starting to get a little blurry when I’m fatigued. Of course I have an astigmatism, so my vision generally gets blurrier the more tired I am. The initial charge was a bit of a shock, but at least it’s not a recurring monthly charge. It’ll take 7-10 days until my glasses are ready, but I do like the frames I picked out.

The first half of the week had some great weather, then we ended the week with rain and crazy wind. It knocked out power {at the grocery store and elsewhere}, toppled trees, and blew property all over the place. I found our trash can in the wood pile and our neighbor’s basketball hoop fell. We also lost several shingles off our roof, but thankfully have had no major damage.

Last Week on the Blog:

My Week in Review 2017 #13
Top Ten Tuesday~ Fangirling
More Than Books #4
Cat Thursday #14
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Museum of Heartbreak
The Friday 56~ A Dog’s Purpose
Review: Riley Unlikely

This Week on the Blog:

Top Ten Tuesday~ Totally Unique
Exploring Bookish Communities #4
Cat Thursday #15
Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Geek Girl
The Friday 56~ River Road
Review: Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult Spring/Summer

Around the Blog World:

Ebook or Physical? from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life


It’s Monday! What Are you Reading from The Book Date takes a look at the books we have been reading over the past week and what we’re planning to read next.

Currently Reading:

Heaven and Earth (Three Sisters Island, #2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) The Promise Kitchen Oz: The Complete Collection Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Heaven and Earth//Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows//The Opal Deception//City of Fallen Angels//The Promise Kitchen//Oz: The Complete Collection//Across the Universe

Recently Completed:

Dangerous: Risky Business / Storm Warning / The Welcoming Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1) When Breath Becomes Air Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)

Dangerous//Come Away With Me//When Breath Becomes Air//Mary Poppins

Up Next on TBR:

Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island, #3) Faking It (Losing It, #2) The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5) City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) All the Good Parts Imperfectly Criminal (Imperfect, #2) Today Will Be Different

Face the Fire//Faking It//The Lost Colony//City of Lost Souls//All the Good Parts//Imperfectly Criminal//Today Will be Different


I will also be linking this post to Stacking the Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews, a link up to share the new books we’ve added to our shelves over the past week.

New to the Shelves:

Audio books from the library:

Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1)  Today Will Be Different  Twenties Girl  Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)

Queen of Babble//Today Will Be Different//Twenties Girl//Good in Bed

My final* big physical book order from Book Outlet:

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #3) Model Misfit (Geek Girl, #2) The Year We Turned Forty Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic, #7) The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) The School of Essential Ingredients Silence Is Goldfish The Mystery Woman (Ladies of Lantern Street, #2) One Plus One That Perfect Someone (Malory-Anderson Family, #10) The Collector

The Retribution of Mara Dyer//Model Misfit//The Year We Turned Forty//Shopaholic to the Stars//The Evolution of Mara Dyer//The School of Essential Ingredients//Silence is Goldfish//The Mystery Woman//One Plus One//That Perfect Someone//The Collector

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

*until the next one