Weekend Wrap-up #339 – Winter Break!

Posted 13 February, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 29 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 #338 Weekend Shelves

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:

Tokyo Ever After cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upWhen a Stranger Comes to Town cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upDark Roads cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upThe Taker cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

Thank you NetGalley, Edelweiss and publishers 🙂

Rage and Ruin cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upZone One cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upLove in Due Time cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upStill Standing cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upOf Wicked Blood cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

I have already read – and absolutely loved – Of Wicked Blood.

The Sunday Post #268 – 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.

It’s been two very busy, and slightly difficult weeks. Thank goodness we have a week off for winter break next week. Not being able to have lunch with my colleagues really took a toll on my mental state. It felt weird, and lonely, and it was hard to be motivated to even get into work and be my more or less normal self. Especially because Covid-cases in Switzerland keep going down, we’re at around 1’200 new cases per day these days, while we were at around 6’000 new cases in December.

My daughter who lives in Germany now is here for the weekend, and it’s just so very nice to see her again! It’s only been a month since we saw her last, but it’s still the best to have her here for a few days.

We got some snow yesterday – finally! And there’s still some snow on the ground and on roofs, it looks beautiful!

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Lounging puppies and some of my books (and mess!) in the background <3
Freddy and Hercules picture
Freddy went for a roll in the snow 🙂

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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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29 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #339 – Winter Break!

  1. agreatreviewer

    We finally have some snow that’s sticking today! We had a little bit maybe last week that stuck but didn’t cover the ground, now it’s a nice covered layer. If only I didn’t have to run a few errands today! More is predicted and I might just be working from home on Monday if it looks too unpleasant to drive in.

    Nice new reads! New to me ones for the most part! Except Jennifer’s series of course! That’s the rare series of hers that I am caught up on! Still need to read an entire series of hers, start her current one, and read the latest book from her other YA series. I swear I can never keep up with her! 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 🙂

    • There’s still snow on the ground today, and it’s sunny and nice, too. It makes everything feel so much lighter 🙂

      I haven’t kept up with JLA lately, either, but I’ll get there. It’s nice to know I have books by a favorite author I haven’t read yet.

      Thanks for stopping by, Jessica.

  2. Ooh these look good! I see a few there I might need to add…

    I’m so glad to hear cases are down there. They seem to be slowly coming down in our state too, thank goodness! I hope that continues. and that you have a nice weekend. Take caree!!!

  3. Sophia Rose

    Yay for a visit from your daughter, lower Covid numbers, and pretty snow to cheer you a little since you couldn’t see your colleagues and draw encouragement from each other. Fun snow puppy pics.

    Have a great week, Linda!

  4. Mareli Thalwitzer

    We had Book Club last week Monday and I brought a couple of nice reads back home, but nothing new purchased and I am staying way clear of Netgalley for now. Same as with you, life is a bit busy and there’s not much team for reading, nevermind reviewing!

    It’s as hot as hell in SA at the moment, can’t imagine the snow at all!

    Enjoy your winter break and all your fun reads.

    Elza Reads

    • It’s kind of normal that it’s hot in SA, right? Since you’re in the middle of summer and all… I’m glad we finally got some snow, because it’s just been raining a lot here lately. The snow makes everything lighter.
      Thanks for stopping by Mareli 🙂

  5. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    I am glad the cases are down and I hope it gets fewer in the days to come. I hope you have a great week ahead.

  6. That’s so rough! I understand they are trying to keep you all safe – but teachers are isolated in their classrooms and need to touch base with their colleagues. So I’m glad you are having a bit of a break:).

  7. I’m sure there has been another Chevy Stevens book with an almost identical cover!
    I’m glad to hear cases are going down where you are, I’m so thankful we are back to 0!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  8. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    It’s nice to get a bit of winter snow. Sorry to hear you haven’t’ been able to have lunch with colleagues. Social interaction can be so important to mental health. Glad to hear you got to spend time with your daughter.

    I got the Chevy Stevens book too and look forward to it. Have a lovely week! 🙂

  9. Berls

    We’ve just been ice and sleet until today – today there’s some snow that’s sticking. Personally, you all can take it away, I want my warm weather back lol!

    I’m sorry to hear work has been a struggle – the disconnect from humans has certainly taken it’s toll this past year. Yay for a week offf though! i hope you get to enjoy it and some time with your daughter while she’s home.

    Miss you! HUGS!!

  10. Linda, I really feel for you having to eat your alone – It is bad enough being separated from my colleagues in other classes, but I do have my class and teacher to eat with. I really hope this won’t go on for too much longer for you, now your numbers of cases are continuing to drop. It has a been a long, hard half-term and I hope we both enjoy our well-needed week off! ?

    This week has been a cold and snowy one, where I haven’t done much but work and read. I finished a thoroughly enjoyable re-read of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott and now I am enjoying some sunshine through the romantic suspense Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart, which has taken me to southern France. ?

  11. Jen

    After no real snow in December and January, we’ve been getting lots in February. We’ve had 5+ inch storms a three times now and more coming this week. Then it can all melt – I’m ready for spring and warmer weather. LOL. Too bad I still have two-three months left of cold.

    I hope you have a nice break and enjoy some down time.

  12. Maureen Bakker

    I’m sorry to read you’ve had some hard weeks Linda. Seeing your daughter again must feel great. That’s the one positive thing about COVID right?! We do appreciate seeing our loved ones so much more.
    Enjoy your break! Happy reading.

  13. Sorry you’ve had a couple of difficult come of weeks. I hope you rest up and recharge over the break. I’m glad Covid cases in Switzerland are falling. Hopefully things will be normal again soon.

    Glad you got to enjoy the snow. We had some this week too and it was fun to get out and have a play. Enjoy your new books.

  14. Literary Feline

    I hope you are having a nice visit with your daughter! I am glad she was able to come. My mom and I are planning for her to come for a visit next month sometime. Probably toward the end of the month. I haven’t seen her in over a year now. I hope you enjoy your new books! The Taker sounds like a great start to a new series. And I’m really curious about Tokyo Ever After. I hope you have a great week!

  15. I still have Of Wicked Blood on my to-read list, so I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. I hope to get to it soon. Sorry to hear you had two difficult weeks :(. That does sound tough to have to work, but not be able to lunch with your colleagues. I hope you have a fun time with your daughter visiting. I hope you have a great week!

  16. Victoria Hamel

    So happy that your daughter was able to come for a visit! Hope you have a good week and that the Covid numbers continue to fall!

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