With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place. No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC, or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

I am linking up with Caffeinated Reviewer and hope you´ll have fun reading it and maybe get the one or the other book inspiration.

Stacking The Shelves #159

No new books during the past week.

Sunday Post #116

I am still on the road to recovery from my Covid-19 infection. My sense of smell is almost completely back, and I am happy about that. But my sense of taste is totally screwed. I can eat spelt bread but the moment I put butter on it, I can throw it in the bin because it tastes disgusting.

We had so beautiful sunny weather, that I decided to continue with my garden work. All the weeds I couldn´t get out last fall are now coming out with power and it takes time to get them out completely. My wild herbs started to grow and every time I look at the lilac in the garden, I am so relieved that the cut I gave it last fall hasn´t damaged it.

On Tuesday, my stepmom got her first vaccination and I had to cancel the two appointments I had booked for her last weekend. Turns out my stepsister got so envious about it that she called my stepmom´s doctor and kind of forced him to give my stepmom an earlier appointment at his office. Never thought that she needed such behavior.

My check-up on Wednesday turned out to be a joke. I got informed that I will be treated as a Covid patient until the pandemic is over. Means, that I can only get an appointment between 12 and 13:30, no matter what I need. Not good. To top it, my doctor was a grumpy man that day and not interested at all about how I was feeling or that I´m still dealing with some of the Covid symptoms. Well, at least I got all the papers I had asked for to be able to go to the hairdresser without having to do a Covid test before. It is somehow a relief. But I am not feeling good about it.

On Thursday I caught one of the neighboring boys digging a hole in the ground where I actually wanted to sow summer flowers. Don´t know why he was doing it, but it made me angry. But that feeling vanished the moment I saw this:

The picture shows the spot (the round one on the right side) where I had sown wild herbs. The left picture shows you how it looked last Sunday, the picture on the right shows what I saw Thursday. Looks like they are growing! I´m super happy.

And this is the lilac. He starts to bloom, and I am so relieved about it.

The rest of the week was a mix of rain, cold air, and wind. My lack of energy starts to annoy me. My household looks like a mess, my blog isn´t showing anything but Weekly Book Wrap-Up posts and reading is not working at all. I miss it, to be honest.

How was your week? Stay safe and healthy.

Happy reading



  1. I'm so sorry that you have also been smitten, Vi. Though getting your sense of smell back is a win:). It took me a while for my taste to return - and I was felled in March. Though I still keep getting ill again, unfortunately. Sorry your trip to the dr was so very negative. But I'm glad you got the relevant papers - we have finally got a letter to say that if any test we have within 90 days of our COVID illness is positive, we don't have to self isolate unless there are new symptoms... I'm often too shattered to read, so I've been listening to audiobooks and I've found it a real comfort. I really hope you feel better in the coming weeks and months, Vi. Hugsx

    1. I am glad that I´ve got those papers without having to pay something. Not always the case. My problem with audiobooks is, I am falling asleep while listening to them. Ah well ... We live in unprecedented times.

  2. I am sorry for your difficulties. I'm finally back to listening to more audios because I can finally do more. I have 19 exercises to do a few times a day for my PT, plus I am doing more in the yard. I planted a lilac last fall and it is up but it won't bloom this year. But at least it didn't die. Same for my peonies. I hope you are feeling much better soon.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  3. Sorry to hear you're still struggling with the after effects of covid... Hopefully your sense of taste comes back soon! Take care of yourself.

  4. I know that problem! But the sleep timer function is my friend:)). I simply set it to 15 minutes and then rewind to when I drifted off! Depressing to hear that in some instances folks have to pay for the necessary paperwork to keep their lives straight after having had the ordeal of suffering COVID.

  5. Beautiful pics! And yay for growing things. Sorry to hear about your doctor though- wow that sucks. I hope your sense of taste comes back soon. I didn't have that particular symptom but I've heard people say it's awful.

    I hope you have a good week. :)

  6. The lilac is lovely, so vibrant!
    I’m sorry your still have lingering effects from Covid but it sounds like things are improving for you.

    Wishing you a great reading week


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