Weekend Wrap-up #329 – Back to the New Normal

Posted 6 November, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 27 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 #328

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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The Sunday Post #258 – 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 a weird week, right? It was also a very sad week in some ways. Rachel Caine, an author I have loved and admired for a long time, passed away on November 1st. She’d been battling cancer for a long time, and while I am very sad she is no longer here in the world with us, I am also kind of happy she is now in peace. And we have her words that will continue to live on.

I’m not in quarantine anymore, and it was so nice to be able to leave the house on Friday. This weekend, I will go for some long walks with the dogs, so that I can get out of my quarantine funk. I’m almost finished with grading papers, and I am ready for next week back in the classroom with my students.

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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. *hugs*



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.

27 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #329 – Back to the New Normal

  1. agreatreviewer

    Yeah this week started out on sad note. Rachel was one of the first authors I ever met and she took her time away from a convention to chat with me. Glad your quarantine is over and you’re all well!

    Nice new reads! Yay! Hope you enjoy the rest of this series!

    My StS will be up on Sunday, though I will be MIA this weekend! Stop by if you feel like it! 😉

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. Jen

    So glad everyone is on the mend and you are out of quarantine! *HUGS* I have only read maybe two of RC’s Vampire books. I’ll have to take a look at the other series; I’ve heard they are amazing. Hope you have a great weekend.

    • All Rachel Caine’s books are amazing, Jen. And if you’re up for a mystery / thriller, her Stillhouse Lake series is really well done.

      I’m glad everyone is back to good health, too, and I so look forward to going in to work on Monday 🙂

      Have a great weekend yourself!

  3. Sophia Rose

    I do love that when an author passes on that their legacy in books is still there for them to speak to us. Yay for finishing your grading and getting back into school. I enjoy walks for the same reason. Nice book haul!

    Have a good week, Linda!

  4. MsArdychan

    I was really sad about Rachel Caine, as well. I loved her Paper and Fire series. I want to try the Stillhouse Lake series,next. Have a good weekend.

  5. Literary Feline

    Rachel Caine! So sad about her passing. I have read the first book in the Great Library series and look forward to reading the rest. I have yet to read her Stillhouse Lake series. It must be such a relief not to be in quarantine anymore. Enjoy getting out and about! I hope you have a great week, Linda!

  6. Good to hear you’re out of quarantine! I hope your weekend has been a good one. So sad about Rachel, I’ve never read any of her books as I haven’t heard of her before now. May look into picking one up to try, they seem like books I would be interested in… So I guess thanks for the recommendation haha.

    Stay Safe 🙂 x

  7. Iza

    Yay for the end of quarantine and the long walks with the dogs ! I’m sorry about Rachel, I haven’t read her books but reard her posts in social media… Her book covers up there are gorgeous. I hope your week back in the classroom will be great, bisous !

  8. Linda, I didn’t realise Rachel Caine has passed away, while not an author I have read, I know she was a very well-loved author. My prayers and sympathies go out to her family and fans. ? Great to hear you are out of quarantine now and can enjoy some long walks and getting back into the classroom. We also came out of isolation and returned to school, but with a lot more restrictions and just in time for England to go into a second lockdown! ? Take care and happy reading. ???

  9. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I haven’t read anything by Rachel Caine but her Morganville Vampires has been on my kindle for a while… I followed her on Twitter though and admired how open she was and how kind she seemed.

    I’m glad to hear you’re no longer in quarantine. Where I live, in England, we’ve just went into a Lockdown until December. 🙁

  10. I also purchased those books and her other series. I just felt like I wanted to help her family and some were on KU but I wanted to keep them instead.

    I am glad you are out of quarantine! I am hoping the US can finally get a handle on it somehow.

    Have a great week my friend! Miss your face lots and lots! Happy Reading! xx

  11. I heard that news about Rachel Caine passing, that’s sad :(. That’s great you’re no longer in quarantine and can leave the house again, I am sure your dogs are happy they can go outside again too. I hope your family members are al doing well too. Have a great week!

  12. I am glad that your quarantine has come to an end. I heard about Rachel Caines passing on Twitter and felt sad about it although I didn´t know her in person or her books. But I will have a look at her Stillhouse Lake series and see if I like it. Have a great new week and stay safe and well.

  13. I’ve been out of touch for a bit and missed that you were in quarantine. Dug over your previous posts and saw that your husband and daughter had covid ?. I’m so sorry!! I hope that they’re doing well now and so glad that the rest of the family was spared. I’m sure you’re ready to enjoy “normal” life again.

    What a week! So said about Rachel Cain. I’m reading her stillhouse lake series right now and really enjoying it.

    Hope you have a great week! Hugs!!

  14. I am very, very sad about Rachel Caine. I have read all those books you got and they are great. I have enjoyed all her books I have read. I think the only series I haven’t read is Weather Wardens which was one of her earlier ones. I’m glad you are out of quarantine and moving back to a more normal routine. Happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  15. Was this a second quarantine or the original one? I know the UK just shut down again. I’m still in the middle of the original that started for me on March 7th. I have been to one doctor, had a cat scan, bloodwork drawn and a dental visit all since the last week of September. Tomorrow I go to get a tooth pulled so I can add oral surgeon to the list of places I’ve been to since March. Every time I go out I’m so paranoid! I’m glad you’ve been able to get out. Do you all still have to wear masks?
    Enjoy your walks with your dogs!

    • We’re still on semi-lockdown here, but the quarantine was a 10-day strictly at home as my husband had covid. He had to be in isolation for ten days, and the rest of us had to be in quarantine. Thankfully, my husband is doing well now, and we’re all back to school, too.
      I hope the missing tooth has you feeling better, Lorna <3

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