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 last week has been, somehow, simultaneously a whirlwind and the longest week ever. I’m still dealing with some depression and anxiety issues but they’re more spotty than constant which, I don’t know if it’s better? Because now I keep bouncing back and forth between having lots of energy and motivation and then coming to a dead stop and feeling like everything is going wrong and awful even though things are totally fine. UGH, brain, whyyy. It hasn’t helped that my work has been really crazy this week again, more and more drama. The good news is that I did get to the 2nd round of apps for one of the jobs I applied for so maybe good news soon.
Anywho. Last weekend I went to Old Navy and happened in on the last day of a clearance sale for their plus sized women’s section so I got 50% off already marked down clearance so I went a bit crazy buying new clothes because who can resist sweaters for $4 and tops for $2 and pants for $4??? So then I had to spend some time purging some old clothes from my closet in order to get the new ones to fit. Which is fine because I love organizing stuff!
I also redid my kitchen pantry, pulled everything out, purged old expired stuff, tore off the shelf paper, cleaned everything, put in new shelf paper, put everything back and wow it looks so good now, I impressed myself LOL. I have a lot of these organizing projects around the house I want to complete, tackling one at a time. Going through and reorganizing various closets, drawers, rooms…etc. Eventually I will get through everything in this house and then I’ll probably have to go through it all again saying ‘okay, but do I really need that?’ because I have SO. MUCH. STUFF. I don’t know how this happened (that’s a LIE I know exactly how this happened ahahahahahaha).
As far as reading and blogging, I have read like the wind this past week,–more details on that tomorrow. I’m also still really ahead on blogging (even though it constantly feels like I’m behind for some reason, again my brain is stupid). One thing that I AM behind on is blog hopping. I’m sorry, all! I’m trying to get caught up!
New Book Arrivals at Way Too Fantasy
Two new books this week, both surprise book mails! First up is The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet. The premise of this sounds fascinating and both Erin Morgenstern and Kelly Link have blurbed it so that bodes well in my opinion. Looking forward to this one! Thanks much to the folks at Wunderkind PR and MIRA for sending me out a copy!
Next up is Ballistic by Marko Kloos, the second in The Palladium Wars series. I have never (that I remember) read military sci-fi before, so this might be interesting to check out and see what I think of the subgenre. Thanks to the folks at 47North for sending this my way. 🙂
No ebooks or audiobooks this week but it seems that all of my all of my library holds came in at once, whoops! Not sure how this is helping me get through my TBR pile but at least I’m not adding to it? Hah. Hoping to get through all of these before I have to turn them back in. At least all of these should be fairly quick reads either due to the style, genre, or length. Whew!
- Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
- Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
- A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris
- Yona of the Dawn Vol 21 by Mizuho Kusanagi
That’s the news for this week, see you next time!
17 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #24”
You really accomplished a lot!!! I am finishing the “Do I really need this thing?” in my house and I’m exhausted by it! But it sounds like you are doing great!
Thanks! I’m trying to do that here but little by little, mostly because time and it really is exhausting as you said.
You’re doing such a lot! It’s very impressive but I understand that feeling of still thinking you’re behind and something is going to go pear shaped.
Thanks! I think it’s mostly anxiety messing with my head.
Wow, you did a lot this week! I’ve heard good things about The Unwilling.
Wow, I could use you at my house, since I hate cleaning and organizing, lol. I also got a copy of The Unwilling, but if you read some of the reviews on Goodreads, it’s really scaring me…maybe I’ll wait until you read it before I decide😁
I’m really more a fan of organizing than cleaning but they sort of go hand in hand and I have to also be motivated lol. I wouldn’t mind being paid to organize things though! 🙂
Oh no, I haven’t read any reviews yet. I still want to check it out based on the description and see how it goes.
I got Ballistic as well! I’m very excited for it – I loved book 1, which I didn’t really expect at all 😀 I think you might enjoy it too, despite not having read mil SF. I’m not big on it either, though I will dabble occasionally, and the reason I liked it so much was because it was so character-oriented. I think I’ll also give The Unwilling a try, even though it was a surprise arrival as well. My reading schedule will be thrown all out of whack because of it, but I’m curious!
That’s good to know! I’ll have to look for the first book then, maybe the library has it. At least that one isn’t out for a bit. I got The Unwilling at sort of what feels like the last minute, definitely throwing my schedule off lol!
Oh lucky you, plus sized clothing is ridiculously expensive here, I can’t even by a tshirt for under $40.00.
Wishing you good luck for the job app.
Wishing you a great reading week
That’s crazy. Usually I can find some deals now and then. I don’t go clothes shopping as much as I used to but I know it used to be a lot more pricey here too, especially at specialty stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. I’m glad that some of the cuter places are starting to carry plus sizes. I really did luck out with that sale though!
Thanks! Hope you have a great week too!
Wow it sounds like you had a busy week! So much cleaning/organizing and a ton of reading! 🙂 If you finish your house you could come work on mine 😉 I have a lot of stuff too haha but unfortunately I HATE organizing 🤣🤣 Tho I like it when my house is organized haha
Yeah, I don’t know where all the energy came from last week LOL. Hahaha. I love organizing, not the cleaning part so much lol. It is nice when things are neat and you can find them. 🙂
I have The Unwilling too so maybe we’ll be reading it at about the same time! I’ve seen mixed reviews saying that it’s just super dark though, so just a heads up if that effects your depression/anxiety at all.
And I actually want to get into the Kloos series. I read a sample of book one awhile back and liked it a lot.
On a side note- I didn’t realize you were looking for work. I am a recruiter by trade. I don’t know how much I can do for you from where I am but I’d be happy to look at your resume and give you pointers if you like? Just let me know. I’d be happy to help. I was in your shoes not too long ago and I know it doesn’t feel good. Good luck at your 2nd interview!
I’ve heard it has very mixed reviews and now part of me is curious and part of me is scared to pick it up LOL. Luckily I don’t think books really affect my anxiety/depression *too* much.
The Kloos series wasn’t even on my radar but I have to say it looks pretty fun.
Thanks so much for the offer! One of my best friends is an HR manager and has done recruitment so I have my resume all revamped and ready to go. I think it’s tough for me because while my workplace is a toxic nightmare I’m somehow still comfortable enough there that I’m being really picky about where to apply LOL. Thanks!
Totally understandable! I hope you find something new soon. I stayed at a job I hated for 4 years because I could wear whatever I wanted and they let me work from home guaranteed once a week, and then more if my daughter was sick or had a snow day or something. But it wasn’t a toxic environment or anything I just didn’t like the job itself.
Either way- it can be tough out there. One thing I always tell my candidates is not to beat themselves up if they don’t get the job. If there’s one thing I know for sure it’s that anything might be happening behind the scenes at a company, budget might fall through, job duties absorbed by other parties, you just don’t know! I know it always feels personal but mostly it’s not. Keep us updated! I’ll send positive job thoughts your way. 😊
Yes, exactly. There are some ‘perks’ like if I’m late or need to leave early for an appt it’s pretty much fine, I can wear whatever I want, if I absolutely need to I can work from home (boss likes us in the office but he’d rather us work than not work so once in a while if I need to be home for something he’ll let us work from home), etc. Also my coworkers are amazing. It’s really just my boss that is…well, he likes to argue with everyone and did you ever see one of those shows where everyone is screaming at each other in the work place? Yeah….
Oh, I totally get that. I used to do retail management and had to hire people too so I know sometimes there are other things going on. My friend is trying to get me hired where she works but I’m still looking at other jobs anyway, no reason to not look around. Thanks!