Weekend Wrap-up #326 – October Break

Posted 17 October, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 35 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 #325

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:

The Last One Home cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Pearl cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upOdin's Child cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

I’m really excited about my three ARCs, the two first ones are self explanatory, as they are written by two of my favorite authors. The third, Odin’s Child has finally been translated to English. Remember my gushing review from way back when I read it in Norwegian? I hope the translation does it justice!

Working Stiff cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Legal Affair cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upRuling Class cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Sunday Post #255 – 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.

Next week is our October vacation week, and I’m so happy to have some time off. I’ve been really tired lately, with classes, of course, but also some extra stuff. We’re staying home due to Covid, as cases are increasing a lot in Switzerland these days. We are also seeing a slight increase in hospitalizations and deaths, and I just hope our government won’t close schools again. I think kids need to be able to have some kind of normal now, and we wear masks and make sure we respect the distance while at school, so hopefully, things will continue like that until Christmas.

This weekend, my daughters have a rugby match so I’m going to watch that in a little while. I hope they’ll do well, and that it’ll be fun to watch 🙂

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Hercules and Freddy are using my leg for their pillow. And they’re very cozy <3

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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! Stay safe and healthy – remember to wash your hands and wear your mask! *elbow hugs*



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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35 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #326 – October Break

  1. agreatreviewer

    Ooh nice new reads! Lots of new to me ones! I vaguely remember this series of Rachel’s! It’s been so long since I read it of course! I loved it though…just can’t recall why. Lol.

    Hope you have fun at the game and enjoy your new reads! Enjoy your break too!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • *sighs* I’m just wondering if closing restaurant right now is truly going to help with covid at all… So many small companies (including restaurants) have gone bankrupt here. And that’s dangerous for people’s health, too.
      Have a nice weekend, Stephanie 🙂

  2. MsArdychan

    We are still doing Distance Learning at all the schools here in California. We probably won’t start reopening until January at the earliest. I love your little puppers! I’m glad they are they to keep you company! Have a great week.

    • I’m actually happy schools are open here, I’ve spoken quite a bit about distance learning in the spring with my students, and some of them actually never showed up to their classes – so for five months, they didn’t do any school work at all! This was possible for them to do because our government informed them (and us teachers at the same time) that those who had passed the first semester would pass the whole school year without any more tests…
      I’m glad we have the dogs to keep hugging us, too – it’s hard not to see friends and other family than the one we live with.
      Have a great week yourself!

  3. Sophia Rose

    Looks like the school break came just in time for you to recharge since you’ve been feeling tired. Hope your daughters do well. It will be interesting to see if your English translation of Odin’s Child does well.
    The dogs look so relaxed on your leg. 🙂

    Have a good week off work, Linda!

    • Yes, it’s definitely just the right time for me (and a lot of my colleagues, too!) for a break. My daughters’ team lost their match yesterday, but they still played really well! Of course, now they have aches and pains all over 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Sophia 🙂 <3

  4. It is scary seeing the uptick in Covid cases, but I guess with the time of year and cooler weather and everything else it’s probably not surprising. I hope things don’t get too bad there! And I hope you guys have a fabulous vacation week, even if you have to stay home. Take care and be safe!

    Aww cute pic… 🙂

    • Yes, it really is, Greg. It’s multiplying very fast, too. It’s not surprising at all, and we did know there would be a second wave. I just read in the Sunday paper that we have some fast tests in Switzerland now, where the result only takes half an hour, and I think that’s a good thing, as it would mean people who test negative know quickly and won’t have to quarantine.
      I’m sure we’ll have a great week even staying home.

      • I’m glad to hear about those fast tests! I think that’s crucial since when we got it we had to wait a couple days to get results and by the time we suspected we might have Covid, all four of us had it anyway! It will definitely help if people can get quicker results. 🙂

        • Yes, those quick tests will help in every way – people will know very soon if they have Covid and need to isolate, or if they don’t have it and can continue to go to work. Also, our government has made the recommendation of working from home if possible, which is a good thing for people working in offices where it wouldn’t be a problem to work outside of the office.
          Have a great week, Greg! I hope your health will continue to improve 🙂

  5. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Yea for great new books and for vacation time! This year is really very hard and especially on teachers. I think. I believe it’s because we worry about EVERYBODY around us. Covid numbers are still going down here in SA and we are pretty much back to normal.

    Hope you enjoy your break and have enough time to spend with your books.

    Here’s my latest post: The Sunday Post #15

    • Our numbers are exploding, and we were just informed that the government will have a press conference today at 2:15… which is worrying since it’s Sunday. They probably won’t have any good news to give us.
      I’m sure I’ll be able to enjoy my break anyway. I’ve never been so thankful for having four children, a husband, and two dogs! We can still do a lot of fun things together, even if we’ll have to stay at home 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by Mareli 🙂

  6. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    I hope the same as well. I wish things would get to some normalcy soon, I am so done with the whole Covid. I hope you have fun with your rugby matches.

  7. I’m afraid Linda one of our pupils has tested positive (thankfully they only have a high temperature and aren’t otherwise unwell), but it does mean we have had to close our year group at school, and all staff and pupils are in isolation. Silver linings I have had plenty of time for reading and blogging, and my cat loves having me back home all the time! ? I hope you have fun at your daughter’s rugby match and that you all stay safe in your last week at school before your vacation. Take care and happy reading! ???

  8. I hope things doing get as bad for you there a it is here. It is crazy. NJ is going through a second wave but people I guess assume that when everything opens it must be the virus is gone.

    I hope you have a great week off and fun at your daughters game. Those puppies are just the cutest ever!

    Have a great week, My Friend! Happy Reading! Miss you, lots! oxoxo

    • Yeah, we’re starting the second wave for sure. Our government just had a press conference today, but they mostly reiterated that masks are mandatory everywhere, and that social gatherings should stay small (15 people top), and to keep washing our hands and thing like that. Also, for people who can work from home, this should become the norm once more.
      I miss you lots, too! One day, we’ll be able to travel again, so that we can meet again. *big hugs*

  9. Your dog picture – so cute! Thank you for sharing. All your books are new to me, but some of the author´s I am familiar with. My wishlist just grew, I fear *lol* Happy reading and stay safe and well.

  10. Glad you’ve your half term coming up. I think all this is really tough for teachers and that you’re all heroes. Because you’re right – it’s vital children keep going to school, but it is the teachers who bear the brunt of the risk. I love the look of the Rachel Caine book – I thoroughly enjoy her writing:)). Have a good rest, if you can, Linda – you’ve earnt it.

    • Yeah, half term is necessary right now – it’s been very stressful since school started again, even if I’m very happy we’re doing in person teaching.

      I love Rachel Caine, too, and this is a series I hadn’t gotten to yet, and the first book was cheap, so I went for it.

      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah 🙂

  11. Sorry to hear you’re tired, so that’s nice you have some time off next week. Here cases are increasing as well, guess we’ll see what happens. Sounds like you’re school is doing well with the wearing masks and social distancing at least.

    Aww that picture of your two dogs is so cute! They sure look comfortable!

    • I’m sure part of my tiredness is partly because of the stress I feel because of everything covid related. It’s going to be nice to be able to sleep in for a week, and just work in little bursts when I feel like it.
      I hope we’ll both have few new cases from now on, and that things won’t get worse.
      Thanks for stopping by, Lola 🙂 Have a wonderful week ahead.

  12. Cases are growing all over right now. Personally, we have never opened up or gone anywhere since March. But it’s great you have a week off right now. It’s always lovely to refresh yourself and do some things but also it will get some people out of circulation for a short break. Take care and relax on your week off!

    • I have had very small get-togethers outside and staying distant, but I think even that will stop now. I just want to stay safe, you know?

      I’m happy to get a week off, because I’ll be able to catch up on sleep, and also get some things done that are difficult to get to while working.

      Thanks for stopping by, Anne 🙂

  13. I enjoyed The Revivalist series, I hope you do too.
    I’m sorry to hear cases are increasing again, I hope you’re able to contain it.

    Wishing you a great reading week, and a relaxing week off

  14. Jen

    Okay… what is on the cover of Odin’s Child?? I hope it’s as good as you remember. Quiet week here – I think. I honestly can’t remember what I did last week. OH… my Girl Scout troop had a bridging ceremony yesterday – the girls “graduated” up to the next level. That was nice to be together – even with masks and being separated. Hope you have a great week ahead.

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