Weekend Wrap-up #340 – Spring is in the Air

Posted 7 May, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 32 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 #340

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:

I got a copy of Blitz by A.M. Williams from The Indie Pen PR – it doesn’t have a cover yet, but it sounded so good I couldn’t resist.

Songs in Ursa Major cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upHeartbreak for Hire cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upRebel's Karma cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upLast Guard cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upIf This Gets Out cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend wrap-upRemember Me cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upNever Saw You Coming cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up


Afterlife audiocover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

I’ve gone mad with my purchases lately. It was my birthday in March, and I received some giftcards, and I have spent some of them already. I have also gotten a whole lot of free kindle books lately, some because the authors are coming to Edinburgh for RARE next year, and others just because I wanted them… Thank goodness COYER is all year now 😀

The Sunday Post #269 – 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.

I’ve been MIA for a long time, now… and it’s mostly because things have been really busy. It’s still busy at work, and this week, we learned that our students’ year-end exams have been advanced by a full week to permit those who will be quarantined during the exam session to still sit for their exams before the summer vacation. Students are rather upset about that, because they’ll start their exams the last week in May, and they just feel like things are precipitated.

I’ve gotten my first vaccine shot, and I’m getting my second on May 17th. It’s going to be so nice to be fully vaccinated! My husband gets his shot tomorrow, and he’ll only need one, as he had Covid in November. This means we might be able to travel a little bit again, while still being extremely careful.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Portrait of Freddy <3
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Hercules playing on the couch <3

Sumedha over at The Wordy Habitat has a great post about Formatting Your Blog Posts.

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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32 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #340 – Spring is in the Air

  1. agreatreviewer

    I was hoping everything was okay since I hadn’t seen you post in awhile. Glad to hear things are well, if busy. Work has been crazy for me too. Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you were able to get some nice books over the time! And yay for RARE! That looks like a fun event but I know it’s way out of my budget to fly that far. I know I’ll want to do sight-seeing activities too despite all the authors! Lol.

    Nice new reads! 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 🙂

    • Yeah, RARE is a lot of fun! And one of the biggest signings in Europe. I love that I get to discover a city at the same time as I can hang out with other readers, and of course authors! I never stay just for the day or two the event is – it would be impossible to not want to do other things as well.
      Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!

  2. Jen

    Hey, I’ve missed seeing you around – glad it’s only that you’ve been busy and nothing else. I feel like the past couple months have been a whirl wind. I received my second shot a week ago, so I’m one week out from fully vaccinated. My kids are both back in school full-time and we even have Spring Sports! Reading is coming along, but I’ve been so tired at night, I haven’t been reading as much. Good luck with exams this month!

    • Thanks Jen! Yeah, teaching has been extremely busy, especially because our government make decisions very late, and we only know a few hours before the students know about new changes. Then, we’ll have to change lesson plans, test dates and other things on the fly…
      Sports has finally started again for kids here – schools have been open the whole school-year, but it’s been tough on the young ones to only be able to go to school and nothing else.
      I hope you’ll be less tired so you can read some of those books you want to.

  3. Sophia Rose

    I can relate to needing to be low profile for a bit. School sure is tough for the kids lately, but hopefully it will get better for them and the teachers. Yay for getting a lovely pile of books for your birthday and both getting vaccinated. Love that your next book con is in Scotland. 🙂

    Have a good week, Linda!

  4. Sounds like you’ve been busy for sure. That’s good news you’ll soon be fully vaccinated! And yay for new books! Your dogs are looking so cute! I hope you have a great week!

  5. I received Songs in Ursa Major too. I love reading about that time period, late 60s/early 70s. I just got my first COVID shot as well. I was relieved to finally get it!

  6. Sounds like things have been hectic! Love the picture of the pups and yay for getting your Covid vaccine! I hit full immunity Friday and while I won’t be traveling for awhile it’s such a relief. I hope you have a great week!

  7. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    I am glad that you are getting your second vaccine soon. I hope the exam issues settle quickly. Stay safe!

  8. Glad to hear from you again. I will have to wait with my shot until October. We have a huge discussion going on here in Germany because the law says (at the moment) that the healed are only immune for about six months but those who got vaccinated are immune forever. Although the RKI is telling us that we don´t have proof yet. Somehow crazy but I am looking forward to summer too. Happy reading and have a great new week.

    • Thanks, Vi 🙂
      I hope you’ll get your shot before October – hopefully, Germany will be able to get more doses so that things will get better. My daughter who lives in Germany has gotten her shot already, as she works in daycare, and they are priority workers.
      I hope you’ve had a good week.

  9. Welcome back! I missed the dog pics. 🙂 And congrats on the vaccine. I feel like there’s light at the end of the tunnel hopefully…

    Never Saw You Coming looks fun. 🙂

  10. I’m so glad you are back more. I think now that grad school is finished and soon this year will be ended. I hope with vaccinations you will be able to do a bit more safely. Love seeing the puppies in action.!

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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