Weekend Wrap-up #281 – Thunderstorm

Posted 16 June, 2019 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 34 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.

STS #281

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:

All For You cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upOne Man cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Other Side cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Sunday Post #221 – 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 week has been short, but still kind of hectic. With three days of my students’ oral exams, and on Thursday, my mom arrived from Norway.

On Friday, my mom, the girls, and I participated in a women’s walk in Geneva, because Switzerland is not among the best places in the world to be a woman, and we still need to fight for equality. It was really nice, and one of the marches with the most participants!

On Saturday, late afternoon, we got a horrible thunderstorm! It rained so much the sewer drains became fountains, and many parts of the city were inundated. Thankfully, our house was not inundated, but it looked really bad down town and in other parts of Geneva.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

Freddy and Hercules are a little perplexed

The lovely bloggers over at Red Hatter Bookblog have been harassed by an author, and explain how This Has To Stop!

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

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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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34 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #281 – Thunderstorm

    • I agree – it’s actually sad that we need to have these walks still! On the other hand… neither my husband, nor my two sons participated in the march, they didn’t see why it was important. *sighs*
      Have a great week yourself, Melanie!

  1. agreatreviewer

    Seems there was a glitch in my subscription! I hadn’t seen a post here for Stacking the Shelves in awhile and I couldn’t figure out why. I know I was cleaning up my WordPress list since I was subscribed to blogs that have been dormant for years…must have clicked something accidentally or whatnot! Just re-subscribed so that should take care of everything! Lol.

    We’re about to get a lot of rain ourselves again. I’m really hoping it doesn’t last as long as predicted as I am roadtripping it up next weekend where it will still be raining all the way up to and at where I’m going. Fingers crossed there’s a break for the weekend at least because I hate driving–especially long distance–in the rain!

    Nice new reads too! All new to me ones! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • I’m sorry about that, Jessica. I think it was something I did – I had to renew our Jetpack subscription, and it had the old URL, so when I did it with the new URL, a lot of subscribers lost their subscription. I’m glad you figured it out so you found us again!
      I really look forward to my new books 🙂 Have a wonderful week ahead!

    • I really enjoy this series, Gen! And I have read one of the ones by the other author who co-writes the series with Ridley 🙂
      We didn’t have a lot noise and thunder, but oh my goodness how much water there was everywhere!

  2. I hate we have to fight because we shouldn’t have too but I love that we are standing up for ourselves because we deserve the same! Makes my heart so happy!

    I love a good Thunderstorm but not the ones that do damage. Hope the puppies are ok with the storms, it doesn’t seem to bother dexter unless the crashes are really loud.

    I hope you have a great week, Lexxie! Miss you so much! Happy Reading! <3 xx

    • I agree – but I will continue to fight for as long as I can! And so will my daughters 🙂 It was such a great day – the mood was happy, even if we also feel like we still have a way to got 🙂
      The puppies don’t mind the storms at all, as long as they can stay inside 🙂
      Miss you too! I wish you were coming to Dallas this August! <3

  3. Beware Of The Reader

    OMG Lexxie this is crazy what happened with that author! I haven’t seen her name (maybe I did not look enough) but I’d like to avoid reading her books!

  4. We had a terrible thunderstorm here last night. Actually, part of a major highway in my city is closed because its flooded!
    I hate to hear that your country isn’t great about women’s rights either. I hate hearing that! I was hopefully that other places were more progressive than us here in the USA (because its NOT good here, but its not good for a LOT of people-immigrants, women, minorities, LGBTQ…pretty much anyone who isn’t an old white man)

    • Oh my gosh. Maybe it was the same storm? We got SO much rain and so much water in very little time. It was scary to see how it looked down town.
      We are definitely better than some countries when it comes to women’s rights, but I’m originally from Norway, where it’s much better. So I’m ready to stand up and fight for women here in Switzerland.
      And I think that things are really looking up for LGBTQ people here – finally! the last obstacle is for them to be able to adopt children the same way hetero couples can. And our government (which works very differently from the US government) has four men and three women at its head, so things are looking better than in the past, that’s for sure.

  5. Sophia Rose

    Glad you made it through the students’ orals and yay for a mom visit. Neat that you could participate in the walk for women to express the need for more equality.
    Ah, they do have that ‘why’ expression. 🙂

    Have a good week, Lexxie!

  6. Stormi D Johnson

    Ah man, I hate storms! We have had just to many here over the past couple months that they have really given me anxiety. 🙁 We have more storms all this week. 🙁

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  7. I haven’t written a Sunday Post this week but thought I’d still visit some friendly bloggers 😉

    I had no idea that equality was an issue in Switzerland; well done for taking a stand and doing something about it.

    I bet it was great having your Mum with you and thanks for posting another cute picture of Hercules and Freddy. <3 X x X x

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads, Lexxie.

    @Flora’s Musings…

    • I think we’re better off when it comes to equality than some countries, but I can’t help but compare with my home country of Norway; and even there it isn’t perfect.
      It was awesome to spend time with my Mum, it always is 🙂

  8. Look at those precious pups. Hercules and his little head tilt made me smile. That’s really nice that you all did the march together. I hope the rest of your visit with your mother is a lot of fun.

  9. Oh no- sorry to hear about the flooding! And good for you on the march. Unfortunately I think the same can be said for the United states lately, and makes you wonder- why does it take so long to make progress? I don’t understand it. Anyway- hope you have a fabulous week. 🙂

    • Thankfully, our house was not impacted by the flooding, but it looked pretty scary outside for a while there.
      I think that those who feel like they will ‘lose’ any ‘power’ they have when change arrive through equality are reticent. And sometimes, it’s also about money – it’s always been weird to me that money is so very important to some people. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy we have enough of it – but people should always count more.

  10. Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    It’s always good to have your mother visit… I know I miss mine.
    Enjoy your reads Lexxie!

  11. Congrats for taking a stand for women’s rights, I’m horrified by the recent regression in the US, and it’s essential that it isn’t allowed to spread.

    Have a great reading week

  12. Sorry about the flooding. I really think there is a misconception about the rights for women in some countries. Honestly, and I think I’ve said this to you before, I thought your country ranked high in women’s rights and equality. We really need worldwide unification.

    • Yes, we have talked about this before. And I think Switzerland is definitely better than many other countries – but Scandinavia is far ahead, and of course, I compare with where I come from.
      We do need unification, it’s important that we all take a stand. Enough is enough.

  13. I’m shocked to hear about women rights in Switzerland. I though you all were right up there with the top countries for this. That’s great that your mom and daughters joined you. Have a great rest of the week!

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