Weekend Wrap-up #261 – Back to Work

Posted 12 January, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 53 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 #261

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, Avon, and Edelweiss; Harlequin, Loveswept, and NetGalley; and KA Tucker!

I have already read Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis, and I loved it! I think it’s my favorite Heartbraker’s Bay novel 🙂 <3

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The Sunday Post #211 – 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 was a strange week – not too busy at work, as it was the first week back to school. However, I am preparing for an exam that will happen on Monday, and even if I really know my stuff rather well, I’m a bit stressed about it. The exam is in Didactics of ESL, and I’ve been to all the classes, plus read all the chapters in our course book, so I should definitely be OK.

My husband had to take Hercules to the vet on Wednesday, as he was not feeling good at all. Once more, Hercules has been eating small rocks, and I just don’t know what to do with him anymore! Luckily, he did not need surgery, but he was poorly all day, whining and complaining, and just acting all mellow 🙁

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Freddy and Hercules were so lazy this week! And they were so cute sleeping in their bed, with their new, fluffy pillow 🙂

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.

53 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #261 – Back to Work

  1. I also got Playing for Keeps. I’ll be reading it soon. I hope your exam goes well. My daughter has started school and she’s doing well with it, even when she isn’t feeling so great. Have a great week! Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Wishing you luck for the test! Xx

    Such cutie weeins ? mmmh the eating rocks part remind me of « pica », but what did your vet said when you (or your husband, rather) brought him over ?

    • Thank you Kristina, it does sound like that! I guess I should make sure that he gets everything he needs with his food.
      He usually gets enough walks, and playtime, so I don’t think that’s the problem.
      My husband didn’t say anything specific that the vet said – and this is the third time we’ve had to bring him to the vet for this rock eating. And we’ve been to different vets – none of them said anything about food. They just said it was ‘normal for some dogs’ :O
      Have a great weekend, Kristina!

  3. Aww poor Hercules. I hope he’s feeling better and stops eating rocks! And good luck with your exam- I’m sure you’ll do well! 🙂

    Happy weekend!

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    I hope all goes well with your test. Sounds like you’ll do awesome! Poor Hercules! One time one of our dogs ate a rock but it was likely because he thought it was a treat. He chipped a tooth doing that and I don’t think he’s ever repeated that mistake! Hopefully Hercules will remember this, but dogs are funny with their stubbornness!

    Nice new reads! Totally new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Thank you Jessica! I think it will go well, but a test is always a bit stressful. However, having tests myself means I understand my students even better 🙂
      I am not so sure Hercules will ever understand that it’s the eating of rocks that makes him so sick 🙁
      Have a great Sunday:)

  5. I’ve been meaning to read more books from Jill Shalvis; so far, I’ve only read Lost and Found Sisters.

    Poor Hercules. What’s up with his rock obsession? Maybe he likes crunching on hard things.

    Enjoy your books and your week.

    • I’m a huge Shalvis fan, Laurel-Rain. I have read almost all of her books, and these days, I feel that her writing is truly top notch. If you enjoyed Lost and Found Sisters, you should try to read more in that series 🙂 Her other series are a bit more fluffy, but still awesome 🙂

  6. Good luck on your exam! I’m glad you liked the next heartbreaker bay-its coming up on my tbr!
    Wonder why Herc eats rocks? That is very strange! Hopefully this was the last time!

  7. I’m sorry Hercules is feeling poorly. I wish there was some way to keep him from eating things he doesn’t need to eat! Your book haul makes me green with envy. Seriously. I hope you’ll enjoy the other ARCs and I’m happy you enjoyed Shalvis’ so much. Good luck with the studying. I know you’ll ROCK your exam, darling! {{{BIG HUGS}}} <3 <3

  8. Good luck with your exam, Lexxie:) Poor Hercules. It makes you wish they could understand what we say. My sister’s dog was really bad about eating stuff too. I’m glad he didn’t have to have surgery! They look adorable in their new bed:)

  9. Good luck on the test and I know you’ll do great. Poor Hercules. Is there something lacking in his diet that makes him eat them? (I think I’ve heard that before but I may be thinking about human kids), Glad it wasn’t too serious but I feel so badly for him.

  10. Best of luck with the exam on Monday! And I’m sorry that Hercules eats small rocks – I hope he is soon feeling better. Have a good week, Lexxie.

  11. Poor Hercules! I wonder what makes him eat rocks, especially if they make him feel bad afterward. I’m glad he didn’t need surgery, but I hope you can figure out the cause of the rock-eating so he stops doing it.

    Best of luck on your exam! It sounds like you’re well prepared, and I’m sure you’ll do well.

  12. Poor Hercules, but he really needs to not eat rocks. Maybe Freddy should talk to him. I hope he feels better. I wonder if a change in routine would help him not eat the rocks, it sounds like Pica (I think that is what it is called) which is just an issue some dogs have. Might be something to try and see if that helps. Just a suggestion 🙂

    I hope you have a great week, Lexxie, Good Luck on your Test! Happy Reading! ox

  13. Looks like you’ve got some great new books. I especially like the sound of Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis. I’ll have to check that one ou!
    Sorry to hear about the rock-eating. That’s so sad. If only they would understand that eating rocks will make you feel bad. Sigh..
    I hope your exam went well!
    Have a great week and happy reading.

    • I did get some great books, and I’ve actually read them all by now – that’s a new record for me I think 🙂
      I wish I could make Hercules understand that eating rocks is not good for him, too. He’s such a great dog, but we hate seeing him sick…
      My exam did go well, I think, I was so tired when it was over, but it’s behind me now 🙂

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