My Weekly Wrap Up is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
This was another busy week with work and the kid’s homework. But what made it worse was our weather – we had a heat wave with degrees over a 100. The hot weather always makes us feel miserable and cranky but it started to cool down on Saturday. I can’t wait for colder weather but with our area we probably won’t feel it until November.
I am behind in reading my ARCs but I am so glad I started listening to audiobooks. I listen to them during my morning and evening commute so these are helping me with my Goodreads goal of reading 100 books this year. Here is what I’ve listened to this month:
Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa – 4 Stars. I liked this story about young dragon shifters but it did drag in some parts. I thought the main character Ember was irritating and stubborn but the story was interesting and had some exciting action scenes. I want to read or listen the next book.
The Calling (Endgame #1) by James Frey – DNF. I only listened to 30 minutes of this book and then I gave up. I was bored! The book begins with a chapter for each character, basically an introduction to them and how they enter the Endgame (a battle similar to Hunger Games). But none of the characters were appealing to me. I wanted to start this series because I got the second book at Comic Con, but now I’m going to give the book away.
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud – I am almost done with this and I am loving it! This YA Paranormal adventure is getting me in the mood for Halloween. I don’t like horror and ghost stories so this is the level of scary I can handle lol. I started this series because I got the second book at Comic Con so this is definitely a series I want to continue reading or listening to.
I hope you all have a great week!
Here is what happened last week on the blog:
Here is what is happening this week on the blog:
Beyond the Books
Reviews coming soon:
Crazy About Cameron by Katy Regnery
Night’s Blaze by Donna Grant
Currently reading or listening to:
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud (audiobook)
The Drafter by Kim Harrison (paperback)
I did nothing during the week because I was tired and also because of the heat. But on Saturday I went walking with my daughter Kailee. She’s 12 years old and wants to do better in her PE (Physical Education) class. They have started running the track and she was feeling dizzy this week. I told her it’s probably because of the hot weather but she is determined to get in shape. We went to her school and started with a walk and built up to a jog. I reminded her to drink water while we were exercising so when we were done she felt good. The weather was cooler so I really hope it stays this way for her sake. Luckily this is her first class for the day so the weather should be cooler. We plan to walk/jog together on the weekends, so this will help me to stay motivated. Also it’s nice to spend alone time with her.
How was your week?