Sunday Post 012923 | Just a Blissfully Quiet Week

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This week was just nice, calm, and quiet. Work went smoothly. Loving being out of the busy season. There may be some trouble brewing with one of my co-workers who is pitching a fit at having to share my office space with a few of her parttime employees and volunteers while her area is recarpeted and some mold remediated. If we were all there at the same time, it would be quite tight, but we all come in on different days and times, so I’m fine with sharing. She’s trying to boot me out of my own office, though. We will see how that plays out in the coming weeks.

I finally broke down and bought a new dining table and chairs this week. They should be delivered on Wednesday. We had are current one for over twenty years and I like it. But finally one of the chairs has become a death trap with one of its legs giving out at random times. So, I guess it’s time for a new table and chairs.

So, that was my week – how was yours?

NetGalley Book Haul

 The next installment of Joanna Schaffhausen’s critically acclaimed Detective Annalisa Vega series. For Chicago police detective Annalisa Vega, Sam Tran’s death presents an ominous puzzle. The ex-cop turned PI is found hanging from a cemetery tree with a message across his chest that suggests someone holds a murderous grudge against the police. Annalisa suspects the real answer lies in one of Tran’s open cases. She believes he stumbled on a dark secret during his investigations and someone killed him to keep him quiet. Her own family harbors plenty of secrets, something Annalisa is reminded of when her brother turns out to be one of Sam’s last clients. Vinny Vega hired Tran to find a dangerous stalker on his daughter’s college campus. Now Sam is dead and the stalker remains at large, with Annalisa’s niece Quinn firmly in his sights. To protect Quinn, Annalisa begins tracing Sam’s steps back through his open cases, which include not only the campus stalker but also a brutal double homicide from twenty years ago. Did Sam finally find the killer? Did he uncover the stalker’s identity? Annalisa must figure out which secret got Sam killed, and fast, or someone else will die. Every move she makes brings her closer to the truth of Sam’s death, and closer to a murderer who will stop at nothing to remain free.
 In Kristyn J. Miller’s Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts, a sparkling debut rom-com, a perpetually single podcaster has to break all of her own dating rules…
 Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain. The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she’s an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs. Honestly, it’s a pretty sweet gig—until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favorite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And he’s the same Jack Smith who rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job. Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but…those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she’s with him? Will falling into an experimentalist’s orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice?
Murder. Secrets. Sacrifice: Three women seek the truth of the empire’s past. And the truth they find will have the power to ignite a war, in the sequel to The Final Strife, the continuation of a visionary fantasy trilogy inspired by the myths of Africa and Arabia. Anoor is the first blue-blooded ruler of the Wardens’ Empire. But when she is accused of a murder she didn’t commit, her reign is thrown into turmoil. She must solve the mystery and clear her name without the support of her beloved, Sylah. Sylah braves new lands to find a solution for the hurricane that threatens to destroy her home. But in finding answers, she must make a decision: Should she sacrifice her old life in order to raise up her sword once more? Hassa’s web of secrets grows ever thicker as she finds herself on the trail of crimes in the city. Her search uncovers the extent of the atrocities of the empire’s past and present. Now she must guard both her heart and her land. The three women find their answers, but not the answers they wanted. The drumbeat of change thrums throughout the world. And it sings a song of war. Ready we will be, when the Ending Fire comes, When the Child of Fire brings the Battle Drum, The Battle Drum, The Battle Drum. Ready we will be, for war will come.

FairyLoot Books

This week I watched the first episode of Wolf Pack starring Sarah Michelle Gellar – on Paramount +. It was pretty good. A little scary (but not too much) and a little teenagerly (but the main characters are high school students), I look forward to seeing how this show progresses.

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33 Replies to “Sunday Post 012923 | Just a Blissfully Quiet Week”

  1. I hope your office issues get sorted soon. How rude wanting to take over YOUR office, some people are unbelievable.
    I’ve been looking at the Ali Hazelwood book on Netgalley and wondered whether to request it. I’ve not read the author before.

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    1. I know – right? I wondered if she had any clue what she was saying to me. And I haven’t read Ali Hazelwood either but I know a lot of people loved her last book.


  2. Ooh I’ll be exited to hear what you think about the Ali Hazelwood book! And sorry to hear about your coworker, hopefully it all works out

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  3. Oh, I’d have some choice words for the drama-ilama colleague! And I’d absolutely be refusing to leave my own office! I hope that the situation resolves without too much strife.

    So jealous you’ve been approved for Love, Theoretically! (I didn’t. *sobs*) I hope you love it!! 🙂

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    1. I had choice words once I got home and got over the shock of someone being so incredibly rude to my face. I told the person who is in charge of figuring out where to put the displaced people about it in hopes of preempting any sway she might have. Such craziness. And I’m so sorry you didn’t get approved. I was shocked I did.


    1. Lol. I chose to tell the person in charge of figuring out where to put everyone about what happened instead (as a forewarning for him, of course 😉) – in hopes of preempting any sway she might have. Such craziness!

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  4. Yuk, office drama! I hope everything smooths out this week for you. Yay on the new dining room set! We’re the same way, we won’t replace furniture until it’s absolutely not working anymore. Nice book haul!

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    1. We don’t change furniture very often. It always seems like such a hassle. We still have the same bedroom furniture we had when we got married 😂


  5. What an unnecessary trouble and drama! I used to regret for not having job and still do at some moments but when I read/hear some of office issues and dramas I feel better for being stay at home parent.
    I want to get that Ali Hazelwood book. I have read all ebooks before but now I want them in physical format.

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    1. I enjoyed my stay at home mom years. I didn’t even think of going back to work until my youngest started middle school. And yes, Office drama is something you are lucky to be missing out on.

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  6. I also got The Battle Drum – loved the first book in that series. I’ve been thinking about checking out Wolf Pack, so now I might give it a try. Good luck with those office politics, Tesa.

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  7. How exciting about that new dining room! My idea of fun. Thanks for the heads up about Dead and Gone, which I’ll be adding when the audiobook is created.

    I’ve been MIA because I injured my shoulder. Haven’t been able to raise my right area since Wednesday night so I’m seriously behind. Yesterday was the first day I could be halfway normal thanks to lidocaine patches. Never experienced anything like this before. Apparently, i overtaxed my nerves and muscles by being online too long and holding my iPad. Go figure.

    Ooh, office drama. Geez, she needs to take a chill pill.

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    1. Oh, no! I hope it’s feeling better. And yeah, the iPad has messed up a few things in my arm too. I’ve been using a pillowed holder to alleviate the pain and nerve issues.

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