Weekend Wrap-up #331 – So Very Busy

Posted 5 December, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 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 #330

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 these past weeks:

Forever Wild cover - (un)Conventional BookwormsThe High-Rise Diver cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upWe Could Be Heroes cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Vow audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Sweetest Gift cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upHow to Catch a Queen cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

Get a Life, Chloe Brown cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend wrap-upYou Had Me at Hola audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Kiss Quotient cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

Sweet Tea and Sympathy cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Sunday Post #260 – 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.

These past few weeks have been incredibly busy! We’ve fine-tuned the exams our students will have starting next week. We’re a team of teachers – all those who teach the 4th year English will create an exam together and so on. As we’re restricted when it comes to meeting in person, we’ve had video conferences and fairly long e-mail exchanges, but now it’s all done.

I’m rather tired these days, too. I think it’s partly because of the weather, and the fact that it’s pitch dark at 5.30, but also because the only thing we’re allowed to do is to go to work. and I feel like I need to be able to do something else – but that’s not going to happen right now. We are still staying home when we’re not at work or at school, and we’re not seeing anyone we don’t have to see. Wearing our masks everywhere, and just doing our best to stay safe.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

Hercules puppy - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up
Hercules is definitely posing here <3
Freddy cutie - (un)Conventional Bokworms - Weekend Wrap-up
Freddy is too cute for words! <3


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.

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27 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #331 – So Very Busy

  1. agreatreviewer

    I’ve been working from home the past two weeks myself. It’s weird. I’ve never done that before in any of my previous jobs. I’ll have to check in with someone tomorrow to see if we are coming back to the office. I know I’ve a stack of mail that should’ve gone out earlier this week! But yeah, this pandemic is really starting to take its toll on me. I miss being able to go places, see people, all my buildup of trying to be social over the last few years at signings and such has gone down the tank and I’ll be back to my nervous shy self. Sigh. 2021 isn’t looking like it will solve anything either. hopefully by midyear maybe?

    Wow! Lots of new reads this week! I’ve a stack going myself, but was already dismayed when I checked my bookstore out to find that they did not get my Tuesday releases…and this was yesterday! Guess I’ll be ordering that online and getting it whenever. I hope you enjoy all your lovely new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Yeah, this year has been hard for everyone I know – in one way or another. There was also news about BookExpo not going to happen anymore, which made me so very sad, even if I’ve only been twice.
      Working from home is a whole other thing, too. I prefer working with my students in person, it’s so much easier to see if they understand what we’re working on when we’re actually together, rather than online. So far, our schools are still open, and I keep my fingers (and toes) crossed this will continue for the whole school-year.
      Have a nice weekend, Jessica 🙂

      • agreatreviewer

        I saw people tweeting about Book Expo but couldn’t figure out what they were talking about. I thought they just canceled it another year, but entirely?! Wow. That’s sad. I got to go once when they brought it back to Chicago and it was fun. I kept hoping they’d bring it back there since it’s more centrally located. But I guess the coasts will always win. Well, at least I won’t have to be envious of everyone who goes anymore. But still, that’s sad.

        • I remember Book Expo in Chicago! We actually met for real there 🙂 And I made so many fantastic memories with blogger and bookish friends there (and in New York two years afterwards).
          I think there’s an article in PW this week if you want to check it out. They’re talking about going all virtual for the future.

  2. Sophia Rose

    It is dreary with dark coming early and staying isolated. Still, wishing you good meetings and exams before the holidays. Super nice book haul! That Kim Fielding looks good and I love Alyssa Cole’s books.

    Have a good week, Linda!

  3. It gets dark so early now. That’s the one thing I hate about this time of year. Too far from the sun… 🙂

    It is hard not being able to go anywhere. Ugh.

    Hope you’re having a good weekend…

  4. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    Better to be safely cooped up than sorry right? But again, it gets too much to handle sometimes. I wish things would become better already!

  5. Izabel Brekilien

    These dogs, so cute and well-behaved ^^ Same here, we’re still in lockdown, I don’t think I’ll see my sister again this year. The days are short here too, fortunately there’s a bright sunshine almost every day to compensate. I haven’t done much regarding to books (or anything else) this week, but there are a couple of challenges that are tempting me. Have a peaceful sunday, take care, bisous 🙂

  6. Ah… I’m sorry Linda! I know how important it is to be able to unwind with colleagues when teaching – and while it is great to be able to talk online, it simply doesn’t replace the comfort and fun of chatting face to face. I hope the rest of the term isn’t too draining. And let’s hope next year is an easier one! In the meantime, I hope you get a chance to unwind a bit during the coming week:))

  7. Berls

    I have YOU HAD ME AT HOLA on my wish list Linda, I hope you like it.

    I couldn’t agree more, there’s something very exhausting about not being able to go anywhere. I don’t even get to leave for work 98% of the time and it’s draining. My grocery day I always feel a bit more alive because I leave the house and feel normal. With my mask on of course.

    Good luck finishing the semester! Miss your face HUGS! ❤️ ❤️

  8. I Hope you enjoy Alyssa Cole’s new contemporary—-I had a blast with it!! She is so entertaining. I feel lucky that I get to go to work, I don’t know if I could just stay at home all the time. Hope you find a way to be energized through it all.

  9. I was so glad that I could work in the garden the past three months. It kept me from getting insane during the partly lockdown that feels not at all like a partly lockdown. Thank you for the pictures. Feels good to look at them. Happy reading and stay safe and well.

  10. Staying safe is definitely the most important thing, and especially now that there are vaccines on the horizon. It would be terrible to get something just when hope is coming!

    Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Well I’ve been pretty happy at home for 9 months. I go out once or twice a month wearing a mask to pick up things but we are just home. It helps me to take Lulu for walks and get out and do yard work. But even inside I don’t mind. I do miss traveling. I bet the puppies love everyone home. Lulu is getting so spoiled with us home all the time and exhausted by it, since I’m up in the daytime and my daughter is up at night she has little time to sleep.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  12. I haven’t been to an actual store besides the grocery store since March, I wish I could go and just be out for a bit but at this point staying home is just safer and thank goodness for my bookshelf 🙂

    I am glad you are almost on break you have been a busy woman. I love the pictures of those puppies! So cute.

    Have a great week, Linda! Miss you lots and lots <3

  13. Linda, I have not been up to much either, as my area is still under the highest restrictions in England, so I have mainly just worked, too. However the shops can now open, so I was able to do some Christmas shopping and started putting up my Christmas decorations to cheer myself up! ?? My only read this week had been the moving, Victorian classic, Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    And thank you, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend too and that next week you will take care. ?

  14. I agree, this season is a bit dreary with it getting dark so early. By the time I get home it’s dark now. Just a few more weeks and it’ll start turning around. I try to get out for walks when I can get out in sunlight. It seems to help my mental state. Your puppies definitely make me smile! So cute!

    I’m happy to see you loved Archangel’s Sun, too! I have Forever Wild in both e-copy and audio, I just need to make some time for it. Happy reading and have a lovely week! 🙂

  15. Staying safe is the most important thing but it really is kind of draining. Also getting dark so early makes it even worse. Sometimes it’s only 5:00 and it feels like 10. This is probably why my reading is down this year. I’m always tired.

    Hercules and Freddy are so cute! I hope you have a great week.

  16. I have Sweet Tea and Sympathy to listen to and have had it probably since it came out. One of these days I guess. I read and listened to the Kiss Quotient and loved it. As usual I love your dog pictures! Sounds like you are incredibly busy right now. I remember when I worked, I would visit my parents after work, go shopping and still cook dinner. Now it’s like if I cook dinner and do one or two little chores it’s all I can seem to manage. Where does our energy go when we get older? I hope things get easier for you so you can enjoy the holidays.

  17. Jen

    Oh I love the audiobook for Chloe Brown – I adored the narrator, I hope you enjoy it too. I also just finished Alyssa Cole’s book (review tomorrow). I hope you have a good week ahead!

  18. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Beautiful doggies!

    We’re doing something similar at the moment… We’ve been keeping to ourselves, masking up when going out, and just living a cycle of eat, sleep, work/school, repeat. We have one outing planned and, even though it’s just out family unit once again, I’m super looking forward to it. Hopefully the festive season brings some cheer!

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