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Weekly Recap (Week 7) Olympic Games, Super Bowl & Family Loss

by | Feb 13, 2022 | Sunday Post | 7 comments

Happenings of Week 7 of 2021

I don’t know even know what to say about this week y’all. It’s been so crazy at work again *sigh* At least it makes time go by fast but it’s been highly stressful and isn’t helping my blood pressure at all lol But hopefully it will slow down eventually. The Olympic games started this past week, and I am not watching it. I know I am not alone in this due to its location especially when multiple countries stepped out of it. But I did watch a Utah native “Nathan Chen” WIN the gold but not only that beat the all-time Olympic record for a male skater. I am really happy for him and our state has been super supportive of him. But this year also sucks that it was chosen in China because I love the Winter Olympics the most but I just won’t watch them this year. There is the super bowl starting today so I hope that whatever team you go for plays a good clean game! But midweek we got some bad news that my great uncle passed away. I didn’t know many of my grandparent’s siblings, but I did know this one very well. I remember we would visit their home and play cards (and yes he would change the rules during the game to win haha) and they always had soda for us kids and had this beautiful massive backyard that was beautifully well kept and they did the yard work themselves even though they had the money to hire someone. We weren’t able to go to the funeral as it’s in Idaho and I couldn’t get off work for it. But as for my reading—it was fantastic this week as I read 10 books and some really superb reads as well which is always a plus.

Bookish Posts in the Week of February 6 through February 12

Review-He Said Never by Ruth Cardello

Review-Dark Alpha’s Claim by Donna Grant

Review-Since I Saw You by Beth Kerry

Week 2 of February Book Releases

Audio Book Review-Cold Creek Homecoming by RaeAnne Thayne

Review-Mr Perfect by Linda Howard

Review-Charged by Jay Crownover

Review-Sealed in Sin by Juliette Cross

Review-Bound in Black by Juliette Cross

Current Reads

Book Releases I Am Excited For

Taking The Leap by Kristen Ashley

The Rake by LJ Shen

Sinner’s Game by J. Kenner

Between Scandal and Desire by Alyssa Clarke

The Dark Angel by Kathryn Le Veque

Favorite Book of the Week

New Additions at A&R

Duncan’s Bride by Linda Howard-Library-Digital-Libby

Untamed Highlander by Donna Grant -Library-Digital-Libby

Shadow Fire by Christine Feehan-ARC via Berkley Publishing House

A Lady of the West by Linda Howard-Physical Library Borrowed

One Bite with a Stranger-Physical Library Borrowed

Hot Blooded by Donna Grant-Physical Library-Borrowed

so tell me how has your second week in February been progressing?Any greats reads you were able to indugle in this past week? let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader

    Sorry to hear about your great uncle. It’s never easy losing someone you care about.

    But I’m so glad you had a great reading week!

    I’m not watching the Winter Olympics because of the timing.

  2. Sam@WLABB

    So sorry for your loss. ((HUGS)) This tax season has been no joke. I hope things calm down for you at work.

  3. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    I having been watching the Olympics since I don’t have the channels that carry it. Plus, I can’t say I’m super interested. I’m sorry to hear about your loss! Glad to hear good books brought you some cheer.

    I loved Mr. Perfect! Need to read more of Linda Howard’s backlist.

  4. Carole @ Carole's Random Life

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your great uncle. I miss so many of my great aunts and uncles. I am old enough that that generation of my family is completely gone. I usually like it when work is busy, but not too busy. I hope that you have a great week!

  5. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Aw, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your great-uncle, Renee. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories of him.
    Nathan Chen has really been a shining star of the winter Olympics!

  6. Jen

    I’m very sorry for your loss and that you can’t make it to the funeral. It’s nice that you have such fond memories. I haven’t been watching the Olympics either. Not because of the location or anything else… But for some reason, I’m just not into it this year. I am happy for those athletes who are doing well, despite the less than ideal situations. Good luck with work and keeping your BP down.

  7. Sophia Rose

    Sympathies for the passing of your great-uncle and tough that the family can’t all gather for that. Yes, it was exciting watching Nathan Chen getting the gold. Hopefully, your hectic work will settle down. Enjoy your book haul this week, Renee!


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