Weekend Wrap-up #337 – Busy and More Covid-Restrictions

Posted 23 January, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 18 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 #336

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:

Anchored Hearts cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Bookstore on the Beach cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

Thank you Harlequin and NetGalley!

Gray Hair Don't Care cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

Thank you Tantor Audio!

The Sunday Post #266 – 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.

Another busy week here in Geneva, Switzerland. A lot of work, and some oral defenses for our students who are in the last year. We also received news of more Covid restrictions at my school, and the main thing is that teachers are no longer allowed to eat in the school cafeteria. We’ll have to find an empty classroom to eat in – alone. Because we aren’t supposed to sit together without our masks. I understand that they want to make sure as few teachers as possible will get sick, but it’s also hard for us if we can’t have any interactions with our colleagues during our lunch break.

On Wednesday, we watched the inauguration of Joe and Kamala, and we were very happy to see that everything happened without any kind of mishap. I became an instant fan of Amanda Gorman. I mean, she was spectacular, and her poem so very strong. I was so in love with her poem that I immediately started searching for a transcript to have my students read it, too, and I found not only the transcript, but a whole lesson plan as well 🙂

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

Hercules sitting there, hoping for a snack because he’s so obedient <3
Freddy being his cute and sweet self <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!




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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18 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #337 – Busy and More Covid-Restrictions

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about those restrictions. That’s gotta be tough. I hope things get better there soon. They’re a mess here, too…

    The inauguration gives us hope… 🙂

  2. agreatreviewer

    That’s a bummer about the restrictions. I mean I get it, but still sad to have to stay away from colleagues in the short social hour time that you get. Yeah, I can’t wait for the day that things can be more normal. I’m hoping that this won’t be the end of author events. All these virtual ones sadden me because they’re not the same, you don’t always get to ask questions, you don’t get to have a minute to tell the author how much you love their books, you don’t get to have your book signed…it’s just not what I want out of my author signings. I get why we have to do virtual, but yeah, I want our normal signings back. I hope that maybe the fall events could happen, but yeah…I won’t hold my breath. 2022 is looking to be the right year! Lol!

    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  3. marshaspohn

    Those restrictions hurt the soul, but I do understand them. Hopefully, the world will soon have a better grip on getting COVID under control so we can all discover what our new normal is going to be. I cried tears of relief and of joy on January 20, 2021 at noon. So glad to see decent people with real plans for the good of the citizens of my country take control. And… a female Vice-President, the USA is far behind many other countries that embrace a woman in power, but we’re getting there thanks in part to Kamala. And isn’t Amanda just amazing! My son and I discovered that we qualify for the vaccine right now so we’re busy setting up those appointments. We haven’t lived in a bubble for over a year by taking huge risks but getting out for those shots is so important, and I’m grateful that can happen soon. I’m putting Brenda Novak’s newest on my “to watch for” list right now along with Karen Booth’s Grey Hair Don’t Care (love that cover!). Be safe, stay well, and hang in there. 🙂

  4. Not having interactions with your colleagues is definitely hard. Maybe you all can video conference while eating lunch from your perspective classrooms ?

  5. Ah, I’m sorry it’s turning more difficult for you, social interaction is so important, especially in times of crisis. I think we’re heading back to lockdown in France (it should have been done before !). I don’t know how it will take place this time, we’ll have the news next thursday, as usual 🙁 Hug the puppies for me, they’re so adorable, and a hug to you to – I think our own distance is safe, lol ! Bisous 😉

  6. I loved the Inauguration, too, and the poet. I was also so happy that the event went off without mishap.

    It is so difficult to manage your job with all the restrictions. I am so happy about the vaccine…and hope that we can all get what we need to fight off the virus.

    Enjoy your books and your week!

  7. Sophia Rose

    I had to smile about your frustration about not having the interaction time with the other teachers because I used to use my breaks between classes to do the same. Maybe it won’t be for long. 🙂
    Yes, Amanda is an amazing poet and I was glad to have heard her fervent poem and neat that you have access to it and the teaching materials for your class.
    Freddy and Hercules are looking cute.
    I hope I get picked for the new Oliveras book, too.

    Have a great week, Linda!

  8. Wow, it would be hard to have to eat alone when you are used to being able to interact with co-workers. I get it but it doesn’t make things easy. I work in a very small office. I don’t really get a break for lunch and have to eat bites between phone calls at my desk which is less than ideal. Freddy and Hercules look like perfect little gentlemen. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  9. The restrictions stink but they will help. Maybe you can all face chat while you eat. That way you can still talk to each other.
    So cool the poem had a lesson plan for you. That was a beautiful poem. I loved watching the inauguration, it gave me so much hope.

    I hope you have a great week, my friend! Happy Reading! I do miss your face! oxox

  10. I feel like we are all living the covid restrictions they just never seem to end. At least they are trying to keep you all safe and you get to return to school. In California our kids have almost been out a year and at the rate we are going I don’t see them returning anytime soon sadly. Looks like you had a great week. Happy Reading!!! My Sunday Post

  11. Ooo… I completely understand why they are doing that – but my heart goes out to you! Teaching is a lonely business – you’re alone in a classroom. So having a chance to decompress with colleagues during lunch is really important emotionally… I hope that you can maybe get lost in the good book, instead… Have a safe, peaceful week, Linda.

  12. I’m sorry about the new restrictions. I agree, it’s really hard being a teacher and not interacting properly with the other adults. I remember how we were at the school I worked at a few years ago, every break we’d be together in a room and just talk about anything and everything. Hopefully the pandemic is close to being over (I shall keep my positive thoughts for as long as possible). I hope you have a great week <3

  13. I am sorry to hear about the new restrictions at school for you, Linda – It is so very hard at work anyway with al the restrictions and worry, but worse when we can’t even enjoy some social time with our colleagues. I hope you will be able to cope okay and that this won’t last too much longer. ? This week, I ended up having to self-isolate again! Thankfully it only meant I missed two days of work. Take care and happy reading. ?

  14. I’m going to have to say I think more restrictions are better than less until more people are vaccinated. We just have to remember it’s not forever. I like Brenda Novak; I’ll have to look into that one. I LOVED the Amanda Gorman poem! It’s great to see the puppies. Stay safe and well!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  15. Victoria Hamel

    It will be so nice when covid restrictions are no longer needed. I love that you found a lesson plan to go along w/Amanda Gorman’s wonderful poem! Have a great week!

  16. Jen

    Glad things are going okay and that you were able to celebrate with us last week. It was such a wonderful day! I hope everyone stays safe and healthy!

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