Inky’s Weekly Wrap-up (October 29th – November 4th)


It’s time for another Weekly Wrap-up post of all things happening on and off the blog. This week I’ll be linking to the Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news - A post to recap the past week on my blog. Showcase books and things I may have received. Share a bit of news about myself and what to expect on my blog in the upcoming week.
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It’s all about sharing the latest books I've added to my shelves; may it be physical or virtual. I include books I borrow from the library, audiobooks, gifts and of course eBooks.


Everyday Life:

I feel like I’m so wishy washy with the blog design. I changed it once again! I did like the last design, it was nice, clean and simple. The only thing that I disliked was that the posts stacked on top of each other, top to bottom by date. I would have preferred the posts lined up left to right. I’m sure it could have been changed somehow through html, but I just did want to mess with it. So here we are with this design. It needs a little tweaking, but I like it.

I also did something that I mentioned in the past that I absolutely did not want to do… I purchased another bookcase. I sorted the books when I moved into the larger spare bedroom and unhauled those that I have read and didn’t care to keep. I don’t know how the three bookcases filled up so soon, okay, it may because I do have a slight book buying addiction. I had to start stacking books on top of each other and I didn’t like the look of it on the shelves, too messy looking.

The room I read in has a closet that runs the full length of the room. My original plan was to remove the closet doors and then knock down the sides and top wall to make the room larger. Then I could add three more bookcases along that open wall. That plan didn’t work out, because my husband said, “no more knocking down walls,” that’s right, not the first time I had these ideas.

Now, I have my big comfy chair sitting in front of one of the closet doors. It’s still cozy.



What I’m currently reading/listening to:


The Witch Elm Tana French



What I read/listened to this past week:


Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack (a re-read for me, first read in 2012) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Winter in Paradise (Paradise #1) by Elin Hilderbrand ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



Stacking the Shelves #58:

I didn’t purchase any books this past week, yay me!

Are you participating in Non-fiction November? I didn’t sign up, but I’m going to add more nonfiction books to my reading list this month. For me, I like to listen to nonfiction on audio and a young lady that I follow on YouTube recommend books by Mary Roach. I was able to pick one up this week from the library.

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks—or has the courage—to ask. And we go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.



Last week on the blog:

Wednesday - October 2018 Monthly Wrap-up



Have you read any of the books that I have listed? Thank you for visiting and I have a lovely week ahead. Jovita

20 comments:

  1. Looks like a cozy little reading area! And I like the new blog design- it looks nice!

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  2. I'm so looking forward to Witch Elm but it's not out here yet. And I have the same book storage issue, no matter how many books I unhaul, my shelves are always over flowing.

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    1. This is the first book I've read by Tana French, and for some reason I'm having a difficult time getting into it. I hope you enjoy it when I comes to your country.

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  3. I like the reading nook! It looks cosy. This blog design is also really nice!

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  4. Ha talk about revamping your blog! Months ago I tried many new themes on a test blog but there was always something missing. So I decided to keep my theme and I tweaked it with html. Now I love the current look you have. Simple, airy and easy to read. Have a happy Sunday!

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    1. Oh yes, because of your suggestion I did create a test blog. I mess with the html stuff there, so I don't cause too much damage doing it here. Thank you, simple works good for me.

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  5. I love your blog design, it is so clean. I am not sure how it was earlier but this works well.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  6. There's nothing wrong with shaking up your design. I have a tendency to just start blogs anew. But I think I'll stick to this one. When I moved to Wordpress, I imported my old blogs and have put in a lot of work getting all the posts organized. I don't want to go through that again.

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    1. It is very time consuming Rachel, I didn't want to have to spend time learning more about coding. It hurts my eyes after awhile :)

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  7. Mary Roach's cover is awesome. I think blogs grow and change, just like us.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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    1. Your right Sherry, time to embrace the change. Have a great day.

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  8. I have to laugh because I took out the closet in my reading room. It is amazing how quickly a bookshelf can fill up! I do want to try Mary Roach at some point. Have a great week!

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    1. I need stop buying books and purchase eBooks instead. I really need to go through the books once again Have a great day Carole.

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  9. I could probably use more bookshelves, but I don't have enough room. I've been trying to weed out books though! I didn't sign up for Nonfiction November, but I'm curious to see what people are reading.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes, not having enough space was the reason why I wasn't going to purchase anymore bookcases. I do have room in other areas of the house, but I like to keep them all together in one place. It is great to see the many nonfiction books that everyone is interested in. Plus, it gives me a chance to add more to my list. Have a wonderful day Lauren.

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  10. I have switched to all digital ebooks or audio. I do still have print books and ones publishers send but I tend to only keep the autographed ones. I have 19 bookcases already, that is enough.

    The bedroom we use as an office has 2 desks, a printer table, 4 file cabinets, 3 bookcases, and the closet(with doors) is where I store my totes of yarn. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. Oh my goodness, 19 bookcases... I would love to see pictures of all your books. Bookshelves tours are my favorite to see on YouTube. Lately I decided to only purchase books that were part of an series that I have, favorite authors, and favorite books... only if I read them on Kindle first.

      I nice to see that my daughter isn't the only one who stores totes of yarn. Have a wonderful day Anne.

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