Sunday Wrap-Up ~~ 2022 Week #41 One More Week

Welcome to my weekly round-up post where I link up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberley @Caffeinated Reviewer as well as The Sunday Salon meme hosted by the wonderful Deb @Readerbuzz. Do please pop by their blogs and show them a little love 💗.

Life Last Week

My older-by-a-minute son introduced us to his new girlfriend this weekend. She seems absolutely lovely and it’s been a pleasure to have her stay with us. It’s rather a long distance relationship as she lives up in Glasgow, just under 300 miles away and the journey there can be anywhere from 5 to 7 hours.

I can’t believe that we have already spent five weeks in our temporary home, though it also feels as though we’ve been here forever too! We have to spend the week packing and labelling every box and every piece of furniture with which room we want it taking to at our at-least-for-the-next-two-years home.

Last Weeks Books

The Immortality Thief was everything I had hoped it would be. It was perhaps a touch overlong, but once I hit the halfway mark I just couldn’t get enough of this one – thank you Netgalley! The Midnight Library and Reputation were both library e-books, with TML proving to be everything the taglines and quotes claim it to be. I loved how Reputation represented the diversity of the British regency era, something that isn’t true for many historical romance novels. Sadly I struggled to warm to the main character in this one.

Currently Reading

One small act can make a big difference
Violet Strong is strong by name but not by nature, or so she thinks. She listens but never talks about herself. She’s friendly but doesn’t have many real friends. She’s become good at keeping people at a distance ever since she left home at eighteen and never looked back.
But when Violet is forced to return home to care for her estranged mother, Glenys, she quickly finds out that life as a carer isn’t easy. Feeling overwhelmed, she’s forced to turn to the other local carers, including childhood friend, Adam, for help.
Although returning home still feels like a mistake, maybe it will help Violet right some wrongs. After all, she can’t keep running from her past forever, and in learning to look after others, perhaps Violet can start to finally love herself…

Looking forward to…

… spending 4 days in Masham, North Yorkshire

… getting settled in our more permanent work place.

… autumn cooking.

2022 Reading Stats
Books read –  109 (106)

Re-reads –  10 (10)
Owned books from TBR list read – 24 (24)
5 Star reads – 23 (23)
DNFs – 
25 (25)

24 thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up ~~ 2022 Week #41 One More Week

    1. I didn’t enjoy Reputation as much as I’d hoped – I struggled with the main protagonist. I’ve seen others rave about it so perhaps I just wasn’t in the right mood for it.

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  1. That is a long distance relationship! 🙂 How nice you were able to spend time with her. and love the pics. Looks like a beautiful area. Love the last one especially.

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    1. I’m finding myself drawn more and more to books that focus on the character’s growth rather than romance or being “the chosen one” in fantasy.


  2. It sounds like you are crazy busy with getting ready for the move. I’m so glad meeting the girlfriend went so well. I love the pictures – so beautiful 😍. Hope you have a good week!

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  3. Are you moving in this week? It will be nice to get settled for a bit. Will the after school – getting kids home situation be better (better traffic)? Glad the new girlfriend is a winner. My son (only 19) has been dating a lovely girl (also 19) for a couple years now. They are about a 7 hour car ride apart, with our homes in the middle. We’ll see what happens – they are both in their first year at college. At least they can facetime one another.

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    1. We had a lovely few days of furniture and other items disappearing around us! It’s a mid-term break at the moment and when we return we will have two days to get everything set up before the students join us. The new building isn’t physically very far from the last one but it’s on a one-way inner ring road system so it depends on which direction you are travelling from as to whether it is easier or harder. I come from the “wrong way” you might guess.


  4. Love the pics! These days,distance doesn’t seem as much of a hurdle as it was in our youth… The world seems bigger,right? But it must’ve been nice to meet his girlfriend🥰

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    1. She is a lovely girl and with mobile phones, social media etc long distance is easier to navigate. No standing in a phone box waiting for your boyfriend/girlfriend to call you! I remember getting so frustrated when someone else was on the phone, lol.

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