The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 09/15/13


Not a single one this week! Isn’t that weird? It’s weird to me. 
A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
The Dark Path by David Schickler
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Currently Reading:
I think I’ll finish this one up this morning. It’s good. Thanks to Allison for sending it my way!
The Unknowns by Gabriel Roth

I’ve been so happy with the way I’ve been clearing my shelves (no library visits and no buying books!) and I’d like to keep that up.

Here are a few of the books that I’m eager to get to:

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips
Writers Between the Covers by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Other Business:

I haven’t been blogging. I haven’t been visiting other blogs. Since those are two of my favorite things to do you have to know that something crazy is going on right?

I quit smoking 16 days ago.

I’m trying to shake up my usual ways and blogging has taken a direct hit. I’m trying to change my routines so that I’m not tempted to fall back into bad habits. As you can see, I haven’t found a way to make it work quite yet. But I will. I will!

The applause light is on. Thank you for your support!

Did you guys have a wonderful week? I truly hope so! What’s up in your neck of the woods?

71 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 09/15/13

  1. Whoa…congratulations, lady. Now you truly do rock! (Yes, you rocked a little less before, in my estimation, but now you COMPLETELY rock! 😉 ) In my neck of the woods? Reading, reading and more reading.


  2. I just figured you were busy homeschooling and with the kiddos in general. I quit smoking the day I found out I was pregnant with Elle and it was HARD. Hub is still at it and You're absolutely right about routine and falling into those habits. You can do it! And if you need someone to vent to, you know where to find me.


  3. Well done for not smoking for more than a fortnight already! It must be hard. Are you quiting cold-turkey or do you use nicotine patches or something like that (acupuncture, hypnotherapy, excessive candy eating, knitting?) In any case, I applaud you!Kind regards,


  4. Congratulations!!! Keep it up- you can do it. Take your time- you will slowly work your routines back in. You are doing a great job. When I quit over ten years ago, i had to switch up everything-where I sat, what I did, where I went. It will get a little bit easier everyday


  5. *CLAPS LOUDLY* Applause, indeed! Quitting smoking is a great reason for not blogging, and I hope that you stick with it! We're cheering you on!Also, Writers Between the Covers looks super interesting! Can't wait to see what you think of it.


  6. Fantastic! Don't give up on your fight against tobacco. Don't worry about the blogging–you and your family come first. I know September is busy with the kids starting school and all the other extracurricular activities that drive us insane by the time the school year is up.The Paris Architect sounds so good.


  7. Yes!! That's exactly what I've been having to do. I never smoked in my house but I had such a routine you know? Sit down at the computer in the morning with my coffee. Type for a bit, work on my blog, go take a smoke break…you know what I mean I'm sure.


  8. Thank you so much Laura, I really appreciate it. Sept. is a bit nuts isn't it? Since all of our schedules are changing anyway I think this might have been the perfect time for me to quit. I'm really looking forward to reading The Paris Architect. Soon, I hope!


  9. I have missed your reviews! Enjoy your reading week. Quiet Dell's cover is really pretty.Congratulations on quitting smoking. I did that too, I stopped cold turkey. Don't miss it for one second. Not even tempted to have one, you'll get there!


  10. Congrats on quitting!! I quit smoking about 8 years ago now. I used the gum for three months, then had to quit the gum, but that was easier. I also had to switch from coffee to tea, because I always wanted to a smoke to go with my coffee. And I didn't go to the bars either. It was one of the hardest things I have done, but I don't even miss it now. You can do it!I noticed you were AWOL, but if anyone deserves a break from the blog world, it is you. 🙂


  11. Yay for quitting smoking! Have you read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg? It may help you with breaking bad habits and making good ones. What did you think of The Dark Path? I couldn't finish it. Have a very good week. 🙂


  12. I'm always shocked when I find out someone I know smokes. GOOD FOR YOU for quitting. I'm sure it is tough.As for the books and blog….um, ditto. Life is different lately – in some pretty good ways – but it has definitely affected my reading.


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