WEEKLY WRAP-UP! #25

Hello everyone! It is Sunday, at last! This week was neverending to me. Not always in a bad way but… oh my, it seemed so so long! But now it is Sunday, so all is good again, yay! I have quite a lot of things to share with you all, so let’s begin!

What I am reading?

I am reading Bane and Shadow and enjoying it a lot, even if I am going a bit slower than what I am liking, because it is a physical book, and I have less time to read those. In any case, I am enjoying it, and I am so glad to be back to this world! And I have started Cookmancer. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a nice reading, a tad different from my usual.

What I have read?

October is revealing itself a strange month for my reading. I was planning on reading more non-fantasy books and so far I have read from different genres too, even if I am keeping up with fantasy here and there, but I am almost in a slump. I really hope to get out of it before falling in the hole completely! Anyway this week I have read A Deadly Education which was totally unplanned, but I have read a comment on Goodreads about this book and… and I become curious. And since it was the first spark of interest I really had since the beginning of the month well… I give it a go. And I loved it! My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She Is Sorry was a nice surprise. I really enjoy this bittersweet and heartwarming story. It was something I really needed, even if I was courting a slump. It is also the first book by this author I have read, but now I know it won’t be the last one! And then I have read Codename Villanelle. I had some expectations from this one but… I was disappointed. It is not a terrible book but, sadly, it is not so good, either.

What would I read?

I can day that my try to read less fantasy this month is not completely a success, but I think that my next reading would be Storm Born. Let’s hope I would like this one!

Blogging and Real Life!

In the past months me and my boyfriend went house hunting, and on one hand it was a really enjoyable experience, we visited a lot of houses (and I mean a lot), and it was nice, and sweet too. But it was also stressful. A lot. People to call, appointments to make (and more often than not those appointments were deleted and rescheduled because life happens, works, covid and what-else), places to be, documents to provide and all that… And obviously there was work and Ade to mind too. So yeah, I enjoyed part of the experience, but it was also nightmarish. But we did it! We find a new home!
We won’t move before May, so there is time, but there is still a ton of things to do, and again…. I am happy, I really am. But thinking about all the calls that I have to make, all the things that I have to do and all the papers I would need made me anxious.
And then a friend of my boyfriend come to our house for almost a week. Living there. And I am happy to have helped him out (they call him to work far away from where he was living, but near where we are living. And they call him without advance notice, so he had to book a plan for the next day and come here. So staying with us while he was hunting for a home was the most obvious solution, with such a short notice. And he stayed in a hotel in the city in which he works too for a couple of nights, but it was an avoidable expense, and inviting him was the most decent thing to do) and I like him, but I am not so keen on having other people in my house, around all the time. It drives me mad and my mood is the worst.
And this week my boyfriend is away, because he went to his parents (they live quite far from us, and between the covid and his working schedule, he couldn’t visit sooner) but I was working, and Ade cannot fly, so we are at home alone. And on one hand I am happy to have some alone time, I was in dire need of it. On the other hand Ade can be an handful, and I was quite busy. I think I am in need of a vacation, on a desert island, just me and some books. And no living being around. None at all!
But I am not yet done… the next week would come and visit my boyfriend’s sister. I think he is quite too much sociable, argh! All these people invading my home are all his fault!!!! The good thing is that she would stay 4 or 5 days, but we would spent together just one of them, or so I hope. The bad thing is that the simple thought of it makes me annoyed. I am not so good at share my places. I want my home all for myself!!!!!!

Ok, that is all, at least for now. Sorry for the long vent! But now you can see why I needed the hiatus. And I think that this is also the reason behind my almost slump. But at least nothing really bad happened, it was just some stress, so yay!

On the blogging side I am really looking forward to November, because it would be SciFi Month hosted by Imyril and Lisa and I have a ton of great reading planned out for it. Ok, to be honest, my TBR for the next month is a work in progress because I could not decide which books to read. I have so many interesting titles, and choosing is always so hard! But I am working on it, and I am excited to share it with you all (once I would make up my mind!)

ARTWORK by Tithi Luadthong from 123RF.com.

This was a long post, so if you read all of my rants, thank you! And if you didn’t, well I can totally relate!

And what about you? How was your week? What have you read? Let me know!

Happy reading!
S.

10 thoughts on “WEEKLY WRAP-UP! #25

  1. Writing With Neveah Hor says:

    The latest book I read was TALULAH’S PIE. It’s a really poignant novel. Other than reading, I’ve been working hard on writing, blogging and studying:)

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  2. Zezee says:

    Totally get you wanting your space, your home, for yourself. I live with family now but when I had my own place, I didn’t like having people over for extended visits either… I still don’t, actually. I’m always excited at first but after 4 days I start to get annoyed, lol. And it’s even worse if it’s back to back visits. Someone stays a week and the next week, someone else comes to stay a week. Drives me a bit crazy, lol.

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  3. Tammy says:

    I feel the same way, Susy, I hate having strangers in my house. I’m a loner at heart so living alone is my dream life, lol. Luckily my husband does not like sharing the house either, and anyway there’s no room. I’m excited for Sci Fi Month too!!

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  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery says:

    Having people visiting you can be nice, having them stay for any period of time does indeed feel like an invasion, so I can perfectly understand your not-so-serene mood…
    At least you can look forward to SciFi Month: this way you will be able to travel far away – just with your mind, granted, but sometimes that’s more than enough! 😉

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  5. Lashaan Balasingam @ Bookidote says:

    What a chaotic time! I do admit that your house hunting adventures sound fun despite all the appointment-making and calls you needed to do! And wow at the amount of human contact that had to be done recently, especially with the full-time guest! I hope the coming days will be far calmer for you. 😀

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