The Weekly Recap: Goodbye to an Awful Year (Week of 12/24/17)

I'm linking up with Kimberly who blogs at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer for The Sunday Post. The Sunday Post is a weekly meme where all us bloggers talk about out week in reading, what books we got, and what's coming up in the week ahead. I'm also linking up with Book Photo Sundays hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog, a weekly meme where we share our favorite photos of the week.

MY LIFE
Hello everyone! This is a bittersweet week for me. My brother is leaving on Sunday, and I'm really going to miss him. We don't have a normal brother sister relationship. My brother and I are ten years apart in age, and he practically helped raise me. I'm really sad to see him go, but I'm happy that we were able to spend these ten days together. Maybe someday I will be able to join him on the East Coast. It was also cool to see him because we were able to finish Breath of the Wild in only nine days (which is absolutely insane once you realize it took us around 60 hours to do that). We didn't 100% it, but we finished all of the main quests which was fun. This was also a great week because I got to go paddle boarding again. I haven't really been able to go in a year or two because I just wasn't feeling well enough. But I've been going the past couple days and I've found my love for it again. I'm hoping to go at least once a week until we get into the rainy season. Can you tell I'm from California? lol I can't think of anyone else who would paddle board in the middle of winter.
Me paddle boarding on Thursday afternoon 
  
So, have a good end to your 2017, and for heaven's sake, let's hope that 2018 it better than that shit show called 2017!    

CURRENTLY READING
Dragons of Wild (Upon Dragon's Breath, #1)Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes
I'm still working my way through Dragons of Wild, but I'm picking The Silver Eyes back up as I want that to be my first backlist read of the year. 

WHAT I READ
You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9) 
I actually read a book this week! Look at me go! Gotta kick this reading slump right in the tush.

BOOKS I HAVE ACQUIRED
Kiro's Emily (Rosemary Beach, #9.5)You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9)
I did get some books this week! I got You Were Mine and Kiro's Emily, both by Abbi Glines. 

POSTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
This week I propose a toast to 2018, and say goodbye to 2017. There also might be a blog tour, but I'm not sure. I was supposed to do a review, but I never received a copy from the publisher, and haven't heard from them in a few weeks. So, we'll see if it happens or not.

SONG OF THE WEEK
I've really been listening to Panic! At the Disco's cover of Bohemian Rhapsody this week. I really think that they did a good job. :)

INSTAGRAM PIC OF THE WEEK

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 BEFORE YOU GO...
This week I mentioned that I was joining the Beat the Backlist challenge, but I never announced what team I was on. So, without further ado, I am happy to announce that I joined team....


 QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What is going to be your first read of 2018? Let me know in the comments. :)

Comments

  1. Sorry about your brother leaving. I'm glad you had a nice time with him though!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully he'll be able to visit again sometime soon.

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  2. I will join you in saying goodbye to 2017 and toasting 2018. Happy New Year!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you got to spend time with your brother. All my sibling live down south, so we don't see each other very often either. Enjoy your new books. Happy New Year! 🎉 🎊

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  4. Yeah good riddance to 2017 lol. Let's hope 2018 is better! Glad you had a good ten days with your brother, sounds nice. Yay for Breath of the Wild!

    Paddle boarding is the best, that and kayaking... love being on the water. Although it's not happening here in winter ha ha.

    Have a great New Years!

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    1. Thank you! Yes! One of the perks of California is that water sports are still a possibility in the winter. Happy New Year! :)

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  5. Let’s hope 2018 is better. Sorry to hear that your brother is leaving. I wish I got to spend the holidays with my sisters. We are very close. But it doesn’t work for all of us. I hope you enjoy your new books. I enjoyed Abbi Glines’ books. She’s a great author. ❤️😁👍🏻

    Happy New Year.

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  6. I hope you get to see you brother again soon! and yay for kicking reading slump's butts! They are meant to be kicked!

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    1. I'm not sure how kicked it is... lol

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