Weekend Wrap-up #260 – Welcome 2019

Posted 5 January, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 43 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 #260

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 KR Press LLC, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley!

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The following were free on kindle:

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The Sunday Post #210 – 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.


We drove back home from Spain on Wednesday, and we were sad to leave! The weather there was awesome! We even participated in the New Year’s swim on January 1st. I have to say the Mediterranean was rather chilly, but it was still a lot of fun! We soaked up the sun we could soak up, and now, we’re all huddling inside.

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This is the view from a village across from ours – and the village and the island you can see far away is where we stay when in Spain 🙂

I’m still grading papers, as I didn’t bring them with me on vacation – and it feels so easy to do so now. I’ve done over half, and ‘only’ have the essay part left for my last 17 students. I am rather happy, as most have done well, and that makes me feel good.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Freddy and Hercules met a new friend on the beach one day 🙂
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Hercules and Freddy absolutely love the beach! And they went swimming every day 🙂

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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.

43 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #260 – Welcome 2019

  1. Spain is so beautiful! My son and his wife spend time there, too; they live in Prague.

    Enjoy your week, and hopefully the paper grading will not distract from your weekend. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. I have a copy of The Escape Room, which looks very good.

  2. Ohhh wow, Spain looks absolutely beautiful! that’s good that you’ve got to rest and went back to your grading stronger than ever ! We sure do need that break sometime..

    My weeins also love the beach ! though my male isn’t a fan of water ? His sister though did took after their mother and love it !

  3. Wow! Spain looks beautiful! That’s a bucket list place for me. I am so happy you enjoyed the sun and the pups look like they had a great time too.

  4. Ooh The escape Room looks fun! And I love that pic- your little corner of Spain there looks awesome!

    I bet Hercules and Freddy were in their glory! Haha!

    • I know, right? It looks really good 🙂
      Our little corner of Spain is the best! We always come back home refreshed and energetic 🙂
      Hercules and Freddy loved it – both because they could swim every day and because we were all there with them the whole day 🙂

  5. agreatreviewer

    Oh nice! That scenery is just gorgeous! Though I can’t say that I would be happy to swim the Mediterranean! Lol. Ever since I saw Jaws, I’ve pretty much sworn off swimming in anything but a pool! Lol.

    Nice new reads too! They are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  6. Sophia Rose

    That was good that you didn’t take the papers to grade and could get a good holiday with family. Love seeing the pics of the coast and island. Cute that the dogs met a friend.

    Nice haul. I need to read that Kresley Cole at some point. Oh, I got the Sally Britton freebie, too.

    Have a great weekend, Lexxie!

    • It was SO nice to have a real break! And now, I’m all finished with all my grading – YAY me! This means I can start revising for my exam next Monday 😀
      I love that Kresley Cole series – the mythology is great, and I love how twisted some of her characters are 🙂

  7. Anne

    I like Katie Reus. I love your photos; the beach looks beautiful. I’m glad you had a nice holiday. I dread the busy everyday routine ahead. I like days with no set schedule. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • I like Katie Reus, too, I look forward to reading this one 🙂
      The beach is gorgeous there, it’s one of the reasons I always feel so refreshed when we go back hone.
      I agree – days with no set schedule are the best! In some ways, I wish I could already retire 😉

  8. Spain sounds lovely, Lexxie. Glad you had a good time. he January dip sounds chilly. I manage to dip my big toe in the pool and call it a win. LOL Freddy and Hercules look like they enjoyed Spain too:) They really have become best friends, haven’t they:)

  9. Happy New Year Lexxie. Sounds like you had a great relaxing time in Spain.
    I also got ‘Covert Games’ by Katie Reus. I just finished it yesterday. I’m curious to hear your thoughts about it. I’m not sure about this one to be honest.
    Good luck getting back to work on Monday.
    Happy Reading!

    • Thank you Maureen – Happy New Year to you, too. I hope being back to work isn’t too hard.
      We had a fantastic and relaxing time in Spain, but I want to go back 🙂
      I don’t know when I’ll be able to actually pick up Covert Games… hopefully, I’ll enjoy it more than you did.

  10. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    Your doggos make my day honestly, every week. The island looks so fab as well.

  11. Lovely that you could get away to Spain and soak up that sun in midwinter – the view looks lovely. We had some time down at the beach in the morning of New Year’s Day and watched the sun rise, but it was quite brisk and there was no temptation to rush into the water:). Happy New Year, Lexxie.

  12. krazaykris

    It looks like you had a very relaxing and amazing holiday. I hope you and your family have an amazing 2019.

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