Weekend Wrap-up #245 – Ready for New School-Year

Posted 25 August, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 56 Comments

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.

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STS #245

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:

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Thank you 8th Circle Press and NetGalley, Gallery Books, Avon and Edelweiss!


The Swedish Prince audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Upside to Being Single audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

Thank you Tantor Audio!

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American Gods auidiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upTotal Exposure audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

And here I thought I was so good this week! I still ended up with eight new books 🙂

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The Sunday Post #195 – Weekend Wrap-up

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.


This has been quite a busy week – the last week before school starts, and we had several meetings on Friday. I have also planned the first semester for all my classes, so I’m all set to start on Monday.

My oldest daughter, who has been solo-traveling for the past seven weeks came back home this week. And I can’t even tell you how good it is to see her again! She’s been to Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and she’s had a fantastic time. She met a lot of nice people, made some new memories, and just enjoyed traveling by herself.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Freddy and Hercules love cuddling.
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I’m not totally sure, but this is how cats usually hang out, right?

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Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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56 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #245 – Ready for New School-Year

    • She sure is! I’m happy she’s back home, but I’m also proud of her for going on such a trip on her own 🙂
      YAY for following your book budget, Laura.
      It’s a good idea to get some holiday reviews ready – I should do that too…

  1. Glad your daughter had a great trip and got home safely! And yes school is here. Kinda crazy… seems like summer just started!

    Hope American Gods is good.

    Hope both have a great week Lexxie/ Brandee!!!

  2. Oh nice new reads! Totally new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!

    And wow! Your daughter is quite the world traveler! The only other country I’ve ever visited was Greece and Italy and that was over 10 years ago! I guess you can count Canada as well, but we only went to Niagara Falls since I have relatives in New York that are close to the borderline! And the last time I was there was 10+ years ago! Lol! My traveling these days has been limited to where I can drive my car in a weekend!

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Yeah, my daughter saved for a full year before going – and she visited three countries I would love to visit one day, too. I’m happy for her that she did it – but even happier that she is now back home 🙂
      I don’t enjoy driving too much – but I love traveling! I hope we’ll be able to meet one day, Jessica 🙂

  3. Your puppies are cute! I am hosting the DOG Days of Summer Reading challenge. You should join if you like dogs. You only have to read one Dog book to join in.
    I have heard great things about American God’s. I have read a couple other Gaiman books and they were good.

    • Thanks Jolene 🙂 I saw that! I recently read Atticus by Sawyer Bennett, and that’s a romance, but the dog is one of the main characters 😀
      I finally got my hands on the full cast audio book, and I can’t wait to listen to American Gods.

  4. Looks like a great week of reading you have here!! I really really need to read Tiffany Reisz, after all the raving you and Michele have done on the romance club and the podcast from Scandalicious (they rave and rave about her books) Just having the hardest time deciding where to start first. Probably a single title like Lady Red or Bourbon Thief. She has so many books hehe I don’t know where to begin. But plan on reading her this month.

    Love your new site ladies, you gals rock it!!!

    • I had a great week of reading, and even more goodness to come 🙂 You have to read Tiffany Reisz! Even her Original Sinners series is one I can’t recommend enough – even if there are a lot of books out. Her characters are just so amazing.
      Thank you, Renée 🙂 We’re so happy to have taken the leap to do this blogging-gig together.

  5. Sounds like things are getting back into the swing for your school year and glad your daughter is back happy and safe.
    Great haul there. I see a few I’ll be curious to get your thoughts on.

    Yep, you have two cat wannabes there. LOL

    Have a great week, Lexxie (and Brandee)

    • Yup, all ready for a new school-year. It feels good.
      I’ve already finished Picture Perfect Cowboy – it was SO good. I’ll try to get my review up soon-ish.
      I was laughing so hard at both of them sitting on the top of the couch like that. They are so funny.
      Have a great week yourself!

  6. So many things to envy in this post. First, I have ARC envy. I love Christina Lauren and Shalvis, and cannot wait to read those books. I am also jealous of your daughter’s adventures. How wonderful that she is seeing the world. Good luck with the new school year!

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    • I love both of them, too 🙂 And I’m very lucky because I’m auto-approved for all Gallery books on Edelweiss…
      She had such a great summer, and yeah, I’m a bit jealous as well. She’s now visited three of my top bucket-list countries.

  7. I have one Jill Shalvis book, still unread: Lost and Found Sisters. I’m determined to read it before adding more books of hers to my shelves, but it’s hard to stick to that plan when there are so many tempting ones out there!

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  8. Your daughter’s trip sounds like such fun! I traveled alone just once, on a short trip to Chicago a year ago. I was a little intimidated at first, but wound up loving it. I’m sure it’s wonderful to have her back, though 🙂 Good luck with the start of school tomorrow!

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  9. I’ve got another week until I’m back at work, but I have missed my colleagues and the children. 🙂 It looks like you’ve got some fab reads coming up Lexxie! Enjoy.

    • She had an amazing time, and I’m so happy for her. I have to admit I’m proud of her, too – going on a long trip like that all on her own 🙂
      I’m prepared for school, but I’m already tired! It’s so much to do – and I have to be ‘on’ all the time in class 🙂

  10. The dogs are just so cute together! I went to South Africa twice on solo trips and loved that freedom to do what I wanted and get away from it. I’d have loved to see those countries but time and money never happened! Thanks for visiting this week!

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