Almost back to normal ~ WIR & TSP

Posted August 28, 2016 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 17 Comments

WIR&TSPWeek in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap of the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

On the Blog, Books & Real Life:

HOLD ON…August is almost over?!?!?

I can almost touch Pumpkin Everything season…just a few more weeks and I will be in my happy season. Fall brings out the best in me and hopefully the more productive. I have one week left before the kids go back to school and normal (well our normal) returns to this house. I can’t wait to give it a good cleaning and get the ick of summer laziness out of it. Normal routines and Fridays alone, I have been craving this all summer. I will miss the kids but they also need to get back to a normal routine, just not looking forward to homework.

I have been working on some blogging stuff to finish off the year. I am hoping to get moving on it in the next week or two. Hoping the slump stays gone and I can finally get back to normal posting. Just going to have to wait until after school starts.

Still playing Stardew Valley but it isn’t taking over my life anymore, I have been playing at night after I get some work done as an unwinding. I forgot how much fun and relaxing it is to play games once in a while. Helps me think also.

September I am planning to spend a lot of time reading books on my shelf since I grabbed so many good ones at BEA and still need to get to the ones I really wanted to read. So I am going to do a September Shelfie (I made that up) and give my shelf some extra love.

In October I plan to do Monster and a Book again. I have a few people that wanted to participate but if anyone else is interested just send me an email and I can give you all the details and send you the list of Monsters I have left. Last year that guest posts did so good and I loved everyones response so I would love to make it a little bigger this year.

Last Week on the Blog:

What you might see this week:

  • Review ~ Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
  • Task It Tuesday
  • Bookish Resolutions Update Post
  • Monthly Rewind
  • Review ~ And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
  • My TBR List…Voting

Books read & currently reading:

New on the Bookshelf/Kindle:


So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading




About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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17 responses to “Almost back to normal ~ WIR & TSP

  1. Fall is my favorite time of year too, Michelle, but since it will now mean my kid(s) leaving for college I might have to rethink. But nope…pumpkin seals the deal! 😉 Good for you showing your shelves some extra love in September. I can’t wait to read all about all you read.
    Do you still need participants on Monster and a Book?
    Have a great week!

  2. Michelle

    You sound like you’re very motivated on the blogging front at the moment. I need to catch some of that as I’m thinking of posting every day in Sept. Thankfully I still have a couple of sleeps before that happens!

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  3. Those pumpkin lattes are calling my name! I am ready for this humid weather to be over with, and let the crispness of fall begin. Getting the kids ready for school is always a hectic time, I hope everything goes smoothly and that you have a great week.

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  4. I also love fall and I am ready for the weather to cool down a bit, because after this week I have enough of the warm weather again.

    Glad to hear you’re still enjoying Stardew Valley. I’ve been playing a level Kingdom Rush most evenings lately. I don’t make time to play more, but it’s fun to have a bit of time to play games.

    I need to get started on writing my book and a monster guest post for you soon as I like to get it done in advance. I hope it will be a success again this year.

    I hope you’ll have a great week!

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  5. Yeah unbelievable that August is almost over. I knew this summer was going to fly and tried to enjoy it and it STILL flew by. Although I will say I am looking forward to falling leaves, pumpkin stuff and all the autumny goodness.

    And I agree about games- they’re so relaxing and a great way to unwind. I just wish I had time for some of the more time intensive games I’d love to play. sigh!

    Monster and a Book sounds fun, I love all the October-y scary stuff.

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  6. We started school here a few weeks ago and it’s been really nice getting back into a routine! We all do so much better on routine plus it was nice to be able to do something for more than a minute and a half without getting interrupted! Hopefully all will go well with the beginning of school for you as well. Yay for being done with the slump! I hope it stays away for good (or at least a long time!) Have a great week!

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  7. While I understand liking the return to routine, I will ALWAYS prefer summer. I like the heat, the activities and the time off work 🙂 I’m having a hard time believing that August is almost over… I was so blissfully unaware that I thought my TBR List review was due next weekend. Oops. I’m rushing to finish the book before Thursday so I don’t mess up my 2016hw, and I’ll do a review on Friday… Hopefully. Have a great week 🙂

    • You know me and heat lol. I just need a routine, I can already tell the lack of a solid one is effecting Ryan big time and I just enjoy the not having to travel every weekend. I love the shore but it’s just overwhelming after a while. I can’t get anything done there.

      I picked a bunch of crappy books for my 2016HW. I think I DNF’d more than I read. I am hoping the last few are good one. You have until Friday to get the review up or not at all. Totally up to you 🙂

  8. Anna’s been back for 2 weeks and the boys start tomorrow. I’ll be happy to be back to a semi-regular routine which will be even better once Anna gets her license and I’m not driving her to and from school. *thud*

    While Fall isn’t my favorite season, I’m hoping it shows up quickly with cooler temps. Because these temps and humidity are bullshit. Plain and simple. Grrr Argh!

    Monster and a book, huh? Can I pick Monster Porn? hehehe

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Michelle! xoxo

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    • Tell that girl to get moving! lol That’s a lot of driving!
      I totally agree however I love fall…but the weather this summer SUCKS! I can’t wait to be done with it.

      For you I might bend the rules for a little monster porn, just have to put a label stating that. 🙂 I can send you the email with the details and monsters unless you have one in mind! 🙂