The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
Random News And Goings-On
This past week wasn’t quite as crazy as last week, but it’s still been busy. Spent much time prepping for my husband getting ready to leave on his trip to New England and worrying about the new HVAC installation that is happening in a week. Lot’s of anxiety (yay /s).
I haven’t really talked about this here (or in public much at all), but I’ve been working to lose weight for just about the last two months. Last time I went to the doctors for my checkup about my blood pressure, my doctor and I had a good talk about my weight issues (I’m, on the charts, something like ‘extremely obese’) and ways that I can work to lose weight without having to worry about exercising too much right away (have an ankle issue). We talked about changing some of the ways I eat. Weight loss and eating healthier is something my husband and I have both been wanting to do for a while but we hadn’t put in a full effort. Now I’m a) not drinking any calories b) drinking much more water c) eating a lot less carbs and d) being more conscious of my calorie intake as well as portion control. Honestly, haven’t really done that much as far as ‘work’ other than be more aware of what I’m eating. So far (as long as my scale is accurate) I’ve lost about 18 lbs! Sometimes I’m surprised by that because I have days where I slip up a bit and eat something I probably shouldn’t (the other day I had a three wing meal from Popeyes but, I hadn’t eaten a lot the rest of the day and I didn’t add any soda/empty calories to it). One thing this has taught me is that I don’t have to cut out everything I love, I just have to be smarter about it. Can’t wait to start an exercise routine as well and see how that changes things. It’s been a while since I’ve been proud of myself for something non-book related. 😀
In other news, my husband left on his trip yesterday and the house is very quiet. And although I am looking forward to peace and quiet I already miss him a lot. Have spent time reading and catching up on things. I’m down low participating in another readathon (24 in 48 — but for me it’s more like ‘whatever time I can spend reading I will in 48’). We’re in the middle of a heat wave (like most of the US right now) and I’m hoping my AC will make it through this extreme heat and last until we have it replaced. Three days of 99 degree weather is not fun. I did have some things to do outside, cleaning out a stairwell, to prep for the HVAC install, but that will have to wait until it cools down a bit during the week.
New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy
I made a couple of small purchases of physical books this week to add on to Mt. TBR.
- This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal el Mohtar and Max Gladstone
- Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
I’ve been looking forward to both of these and as they’re both fairly short I think I”ll be able to squeeze them into my reading somewhere….at some point. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
My friend, and sometimes blog contributor, sent me a copy of Issue 6 of Broadswords and Blasters, a pulp magazine with short stories. I’ve been enjoying it so far. There’s a kaiju story in it! The stories are exactly what the ‘zine promises – a sort of new era pulp. Fun stuff.
I got approved for an eARC of Turning Darkness into Light by Marie Brennan, a book I didn’t think I’d actually get approved for, so that was a delightful surprise! Very excited to get to this one.
Speaking of surprises, I was also sent an eARC of Master of the World: Worldshapers Book 2 by Edward Willett! Also looking forward to this one, it looks like a lot of fun.
On a whim I picked up The Warrior Prince of Berush by Amber Gabriel. This is a fantasy romance, which is my thing, and from the description it sounds like it’s either going to be right up my alley or something that I’ll hate, but I was curious enough to check it out. We’ll see.
Posts to Check Out from the Book Blogging Community
Here are some posts from blogs I follow that I thought were pretty awesome this past week while blog hopping. Hope you get the chance to check them out if you haven’t already. 😀
Zezee @ Zezee With Books is talking about the best books she’s read so far in 2019. She’s got some interesting stuff on her list!
Crystal @ Goddess in the Stacks has a fantastic review of We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal — I’m convinced that I need to check this one out!
Evelyn @ Evelyn Reads did a fun bookshelf tour. I love these kinds of posts–mainly because I’m nosey about what others have on their shelves and how they organize their books. 😀
Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books is talking about some of the best books she’s read so far this year. This is a great mid-year update with pie charts! I love me some pie charts.
Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky has a fantastic discussion post about a particular character type: ‘broken’ heroes. Love it!!
Sharade @ The Fantasy Inn got swept away by The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Love this review, hah. 😀
Keikii @ Keikii Eats Books has another fantastic Trope Time post, this time centered around the Power Creep trope. Such a fun trope to explore.
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy is running her monthly book giveaway. Check out her giveaway and give some of her reviews a read!
That’s all I have for this week, until next time!