The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
Today is the last day of 2023 and I am happy to see this year be over. 2023 was such a difficult and stressful year for me. I have told you about some of it already, but wanted to add a few more details. I got diagnosed as autistic this year and while that has really changed my life for the better with me better understanding myself and how my brain works, the diagnostic process was an absolute nightmare. The people I had to talk with were not empathic or neurodivergent affirming and the whole process was super stressful.
Then there were my boyfriend’s struggles with his new medication which gave very alarming heart related side effects, which was super worrisome. Then there were issues with our drain in the kitchen getting clogged twice as it didn’t get fixed correctly the first time and it taking long to fix both times, as well as other smaller things. And then there was a lot of financial stress as well, luckily our financial situation improved and after that I realized how much stress and worries about our financial situation I was under. After that I just collapsed, felt burned out and have been dealing with that for the last month or two. I cleared my schedule as much as I could and I feel as I am slowly doing a bit better, but I plan to take the first few weeks of 2024 easy as well so I can hopefully recover and start to feel better.
So that was my 2023, luckily I have read a lot of great books this year and am posting about some of my favorites in my top 15 ebooks post, my top 8 audiobooks post and my top 10 books with neurodivergent main characters post. I hope you check them out! I really enjoyed compiling these posts and looking back at all the awesome reads and listens of this year. The ebooks and neurodivergent main characters post have a small giveaway attached to them as well.
So now about this week. I tried to take it very easy this week and I had some nice relaxing days. Then overdid it and was super tired again for days. Then our fridge and freezer combo was having issues with it being the right temperature sometimes, but then being too warm other times and we decided to buy a new one as our current one is not reliable anymore and it’s pretty old already. I don’t like new Year’s Eve due to the fireworks, so today will be tough for me.
What did I read this week?
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Deep Fried Death by Maddie Day
– Review: Moment of Tooth by Lindsay Buroker
– Review: A Bid to Rule by Novae Caelum
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Brooke’s Win-Win Pony by Susan Count
– Review Opportunity: Adventures of Takuan from Koto by Ryu Zhong
– Review Opportunity: Notes for Neuro Navigators by Jolene Stockman
– Cover Reveal: Eat Dessert First by Michelle Paris – 12 January 2024