A Semi-Productive Reading Week | Weekly Recap | (14/11/21)

I thought this would be a fun blog post to post every Sunday (hopefully, if I’m consistent enough!). I love reading these types of posts, so I thought I would take inspiration and add my own spin to the trend. These posts will be shorter than my ‘Monthly Reading Wrap-Ups’ because there’s only so much that can happen within a week– although I do think most of the updates will be relating to university so be warned!


Things That Happened This Week:

  • Started putting together a ‘Operation Christmas Child’ box.

This is a charity that operates to ensure that children all around the world, who may not be able to receive any Christmas gifts this year, will get a shoebox filled with fun goodies prepared by people/volunteers. All you need is a medium sized shoebox (check measurements on the website), some fun toys and treats (ideas and preferences available on the website) and a shipping label. You then take your nicely prepared shoebox to a drop off location and the charity will handle the rest. They operate in many parts of the world, including the US and UK, so feel free to see if a drop off location is near you!

Collection Week for the UK is on Nov. 15 — 22, 2021

Website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

  • Ordered some (quite a few actually!) books online.

I bought quite a few books during the week, which is a good thing for me as a reader, but not so much for my credit card and limited bedroom space. I might do a dedicated blog post for the new books I purchased so far soon. Among those books were two(2) Stephen King books because I have been wanting to get into his works. Any Stephen King recommendations please leave in the comments below!

  • Caught a bad cold and had to miss a couple classes

If periodically having to blow my nose and using up two boxes of tissues wasn’t enough, I also lost my voice for a day and was left with a really sore throat. I did use the time in bed to get some reading done, though.

Blog Posts That Were Posted This Week:

Books That Were Read/Started This Week:

The Afterwards

by A.F. Harrold, Emily Gravett (Illustrations)

Goodreads Review: The Afterwards by Emily Gravett Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The Afterwards

One for Sorrow

(D.I. Callanach #7)

by Helen Sarah Fields

Book Review: The One About A Lone Bomber: One for Sorrow by Helen Sarah Fields | Book Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.
One for Sorrow (D.I. Callanach #7)

Dreams Lie Beneath

by Rebecca Ross

Book Review: Stay tuned!

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Dreams Lie Beneath

Currently Reading:

You’ll Be the Death of Me

by Karen M. McManus

You'll Be the Death of Me

Reading Plans for Next Week:

  • Finish You’ll be the Death of Me’ by Karen McManus and write a book review for the blog and instagram.

  • Start reading ‘Lies You Told Me’ by Sacha Wunsch and write a review.

  • Finish the blog book review for ‘Dreams Lie Beneath’ and publish by the end of the week. Make sure to promote it on Instagram, Twitter and Goodreads.

How was your week– did you read as much as you wished? Do you have any reading plans for next week? Let me know in the comments below!

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