Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up with Bookmunchies. This is our weekly update that combines Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s SUNDAY POST and Tynga’s Reviews‘ STACKING THE SHELVES. This is a post to share news, to recap the week on the blog, share new reads and new books, and upcoming fun for the week ahead!
Hey guys, Jackie here,
I’ve returned from my vacation, which didn’t turn out to be a vacation. Never go on vacation when you’re sick because you won’t have fun. I had a little cold a couple of days before my trip to Japan and thought I was getting better halfway through the trip but it ended up becoming pneumonia. But anyways, I had fun in Okinawa. The food was great (I’m still thinking about the Okinawa soba and the Beni-imo ice cream) and the beaches was so pretty (and unpolluted unlike Santa Monica). I’m still a bit puzzled about how the sun always comes up at 6AM, but none of the shops are open until 10AM. Anyways, I was hoping to get better before we got to Tokyo, but on the last day of Okinawa my body decide to hate me and yeppp I ended up in a hospital in Tokyo for the last two days of my vacation. So no shopping for me during this entire trip. But, thanks to my sister and mom for picking up some things despite being worrying about me. It’s interesting to see how hospitals are run in Japan and they serve pretty good hospital food too, if you don’t mind eating plain congee everyday. So after getting back home, I ended up in the hospital for a week just doing tests after tests. It was a nightmare and an exhausting one because sometimes waiting for the nurse to get you back to your room is even more tiring than doing the test itself. They also transferred me to the hospital nearby, which I’m still wowed by not only their services but at their food selections (their tacos and the apple shake drink were my favorites). Anyways so I stayed at 3 different hospitals in a week and when I told my friend this he says he doesn’t know how I do this because he hates hospital and I don’t know either. But, then again going in and out of hospitals has always been a norm for me growing up.
But I got out before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving this year my dad brought home turkey, so now we have leftover turkey for lunch next week. Do you guys have any Thanksgiving tradition you like to do? I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
Here at Bookmunchies we believe in being surprises for the week
(aka. we procrastinate, so we can’t tell you what’s quite coming up yet).
Fireblood by Elly Blake (3 stars): I think I might need to reread this book because I totally forgot what happened and yes, there’s a love triangle of sorts…
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan (5 stars): The ending of another great series. I’m already missing Magnus and Alex’s banters and fluff.
Invictus by Ryan Graudin (4 stars): There were times the plot in this book dragged, but I liked the Doctor Who references and enjoyed the twists.
Coming up for Air by Miranda Kenneally (5 stars): I needed something fluffy and Miranda Kenneally never fail to deliver in her Hundred Oaks series. Those awkward moments though.