Weekend Wrap-up #328 – Quarantine and Isolation

Posted 31 October, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 30 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 #327

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:

Storm cover - (un)Conventional Boowkorms - Weekend Wrap-upNo Holding Back cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Forever Girl cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Iron Raven cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

I can’t even begin to tell you all how happy and excited I am about all four ARCs I received this week. Different genres, favorite authors, and I can just read! Lucky me 🙂

The Sunday Post #257 – 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 very boring! My husband does indeed have Covid, and while he’s feeling OK, he has to be isolated in our bedroom, and the rest of us are quarantined. Apart from my oldest daughter, who wasn’t home with us the week my husband got sick. However, now she, too has Covid, and probably got it at work… so she’s in isolation as well. Thank goodness she stayed away from the rest of us, so our quarantine has not been extended. I have to bring meals to my husband and my daughter several times per day, and we can’t leave the house for anything – no grocery shopping, no walking the dogs, nothing. I did get to read (and listen to) a lot of books last week, which was nice. But I can’t wait for this to be over. I want my bed (I’m sleeping on the couch in the living room for now), and I want to go back to work!

Work has been weird, I had substitute teachers for my first year classes, but not for the older students – so I had to prepare lessons, and share either with the subs or online for my students. I can’t wait to get back to school, and I hope this will be the last quarantine and that no other people in my family will get Covid.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Bored puppies 🙁

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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 – and remember to wear your mask!



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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30 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #328 – Quarantine and Isolation

  1. agreatreviewer

    Oh no! I hope your husband and daughter have a speedy recovery! I hope you stay safe and healthy too! That’s gotta be scary.

    Nice new read!! The Iron Raven is in my review pile as well! I’m trying to work my way through that pile as well as keeping up with one last challenge. And there’s the need to keep reviews or at least one a week on my blog regularly! It’s that time of year when my review pile gets crazy and I can’t seem to keep up! Lol.

    Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Thanks Jessica. They’re both feeling rather good, which is reassuring. The rest of the family is pretty bored, we can’t even leave the house to walk the dogs, so we’re all just hanging out.
      I can’t wait for The Iron Raven – I’m so excited Kagawa is continuing the Iron Fey series 🙂
      Enjoy your weekend.

  2. biteintobooks

    I hope you’ll all stay safe and healthy once you’re out of quarantine. I’m SO SO grateful that our Primary Schools in The Netherlands are still open. (with the necessary precautions). I was so bored and depressed and a little stressed at well during the home-teaching months.

    • Thank you! We are doing well, those who aren’t sick are bored, and those who are sick aren’t all that sick, thank goodness.

      Schools are all still open here, too, and I can’t wait to get back to work.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Sending getting well vibes for your husband and daughter. Hopefully they keep feeling okay. Belgium got a second lockdown so I’m thinking about buying a book I’ve been wanting for a while to make myself feel better.

    • Thank you Stephanie. That’s what I’m hoping, too. I saw that you got a second lockdown, just as France and Germany, too. We are not getting a lockdown (yet?). I just hope they’ll decide to keep schools open, I think it was too much for a lot of students to do online school in the spring.
      Have a nice weekend 🙂

  4. Oh no- I’m sorry your husband and daughter have Covid! I was hoping after last Sunday that they wouldn’t! Good luck with quarantine. We never actually quarantined from each other because by the time my wife and I knew we had it, we all had it (the kids positive results came right after ours) but I’ve heard how hard it can be! Sending lots of positive vibes your way, and hoping husband and daughter have very mild cases!

    Take care this week!!!!!!

    • Thanks Greg. It’s so strange to live like this. Thank goodness we have enough space to securely quarantine / isolate at home, if not those infected would have to leave the house to isolate elsewhere. I also think it’s kind of amazing that my husband and daughter got infected independently of each other, and there’s still four other people in the family who have not gotten sick. Hopefully, it’ll stay that way.
      Thank you for the positive vibes 🙂

  5. Izabel Brekilien

    My comment just disappeared, so here I go again : I’m so sorry for your husband and daughter, I wish them a speedy recovery. We’re locked down here again but there seems to be the usual amount of people out there, which is weird. If I didn’t have a medical authorization to remain home, I’d be working too. But I’ll be able to tackle that physical TBR pile that is nagging me ! Take care, and i hope you’ll get your bed back soon 😉

    • Thank you Iza! My husband is more or less back to normal already, so he’s getting very impatient having to stay in a single room (with a bathroom) upstairs all alone. Usually, he’s very active, so just having to sit there is driving him mad.
      I saw that France has another lockdown (as do Germany and Belgium at least), I’m glad you’re able to stay home and take care of yourself during this, rather than having to go to work.
      Thanks for stopping by. I have missed chatting with you <3

  6. Sorry to hear about your husband and daughter. I hope they will be well soon. The kids in the neighborhood are happy that they can go to school and be with their friends and teachers. It is not easy and with the new lockdown starting Monday, I have no idea how life will continue the next few weeks. But I hope that we will be able to enjoy Christmas with the family. Stay strong, Linda and all the best for you and your family!

  7. Oh no! How exhausting for you. I hope they are both progressing okay and I can understand your wish to get your life back, given you don’t even have a bed to sleep in! I hope you are able to grab some time out and lose yourself within some of your books…

  8. I am sorry to hear both your husband and daughter have COVID. I hope they’re feeling better soon and that the rest of your family doesn’t get sick. That sounds difficult to stay fully in quarantine and not even being able to walk your dogs. That’s nice you at least got to read some books.

  9. OH NO! I hope they both get better soon and you don’t have it. Did the rest of the family need to get tested? When Julia got tested we had to quarantine until she got the test results back. Thank goodness for books!

    Sending you all lots of love and hugs!

  10. Oh no, Linda! I’m so sorry about your husband and daughter getting Covid! It’s good to hear they’re feeling more or less good though. Hopefully they’ll get better very soon and you guys can get out of quarantine safely. Italy is in a “light” lockdown, but I heard rumors that a second quarantine being enforced, like the one we had in February, will start soon here too. Thank goodness there are books and TV shows to keep us occupied. Take care and have a safe week!

    • The government in Geneva just announced a lockdown an hour ago – it starts tomorrow at 7pm and will last until November 30th. Schools and grocery stores will stay open, however, so I’ll have to go back to work in 8 days (which I actually look forward to!).
      I hope you will stay safe and healthy, Ruby!

  11. Oh my,

    I am so sorry your hubby and daughter got sick and your stuck at home.

    We were under quarantine about 2 months ago. It was a completely different experience for me as hubby also had to isolate and I was alone looking after the 4yo and 1 yo. Not alotta time for me to read or listen to books. But did get some quality time with the girls that I don’t normally get.

    My Weekly Wrap Up: https://ignorantsouthafrican.wordpress.com/2020/10/31/weekly-wrap-up-9/

  12. I’m glad to hear that neither your Hubby or daughter have had drastic Covid19 symptoms. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll remain virus free. Here in the UK, we’ll be in lockdown from Thursday. I’m a teaching assistant and as the schools are remaining open, I’ll still be working (safely) as usual.
    Hope you have a good week, Linda. x

  13. Sorry your family is ill! Cases are rising here in the US in rural areas like where I teach. Hopefully we can stop the spread, but I’m skeptical. Enjoy your new reads!

  14. I’m sorry to hear both your husband and daughter have been affected and glad to hear they have not been badly affected. Isolation would be near impossible in our house so I am thankful it’s not a concern here right now.

    Wishing you a great reading week, stay well

  15. I’m sorry they have COVID but glad they are not feeling too horrible. Life is sometimes boring, but like you I have enjoyed time to read and do things I don’t always have time to do. Lulu loves it because we are almost always home and one of us is usually awake. We have been outside doing lots of yard projects and more walks so I would say she is less bored. I do want to travel and see friends and go out to eat but we are fine.

    Enjoy your new reads! I am a Shalvis fan.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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