The Sunday Wrap-Up{91}

Posted July 26, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 8 Comments


My Week

My week of house-sitting for my sister didn’t end until Thursday, so I spent most of the week over there once again. Pros–fast internet, aka time to binge-watch on Netflix. Cons-Apparently I’m allergic to something in my sister’s house? My head was so stuffy the entire time! I’ve been home since Thursday morning and today is the first day I really felt it start to alleviate.

Other than that, not a ton happened this week. I will mention that even though my sister only lives like 15 minutes from my house, coming back home and getting back to my normal routine is more of an adjustment than I thought it would be! Maybe it’s because generally I try to be really productive and while at my sister’s house I just binge-watched Netflix mainly? I think I’m back in the swing of things now, though.

On Book Blog Bake

On Monday I reviewed Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
Wednesday I reviewed More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera. 


The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow



 Question of the Week:

I was actually suppose to come home Wednesday, but my sister’s planes had issues and they ended up getting back much later than anticipated, which makes me wonder–any plane horror(or just annoyance!) stories? I had an interesting trip trying to get from Dallas to Kansas City during an ice storm at the tail end of 2013 for a work trip. That was an experience I would mind never repeating ever again.



8 responses to “The Sunday Wrap-Up{91}

  1. I’ve had some pretty intense turbulence while flying. I’ve definitely thought “I might actually die” before, but coming from me with my tendency to catastraphize, maybe that doesn’t mean so much. I was stuck in the Atlanta airport overnight once – not that uncommon, I know, but I was actually put up in a hotel!. I was also on a plane that couldn’t land because of a storm, so we had to circle the airport for a long time until the pilot so “helpfully” informed us that we were almost out of fuel, at which point we had to fly to an airport in another state. I remember another flight where we ended up stuck on the runway for several hours. We couldn’t take off but we weren’t allowed to get off the plane, so it turned into a bonding experience for all of us. The flight attendants passed out all the snacks before we even left, haha.

    I flew a lot as a kid, and those are the trips I miss, back when security wasn’t strict. As an adorable little girl, I got to visit the pilots in the cockpit, take tours of the second floor business class, etc. I’ve met lots of interesting people in airports/on planes. My parents and I even went to stay with a family we met at an airport and then shared a plane ride with! I’m a bit crankier now than I used to be, so I don’t start up conversations with people as often, but it’s still cool to learn random things about your neighbor.

    Oh man, I’m thinking of so many stories as I type. I’ve been on a LOT of planes.

    • Stormy

      Eek. I feel like you are confirming all my worst traveling fears. I haven’t been on many planes at all–my first one was when I was eighteen, and I’ve only flown a handful of times since then. I love traveling, but I’m not a fan of the transportation!

      • Oh no, I should be alleviating your fears! I’ve been on hundreds and hundreds of planes, starting at 6 weeks old, and not once have I died. 😀

        I hate the flying part of traveling, too. Once I got older it became less exciting and more scary, haha. How do you feel about trains?

        • Stormy

          Well, I can’t really complain if people confirm my traveling fears. My question was about horror stories, after all! My own fault.

          I’ve never been on a train. . . but I like them in theory.

  2. Well my husband and I were flying from London to Italy earlier this year. We took off about thirty minutes late. But literally five minutes after getting up in the air, there was a mechanical issue with the plane and we had to immediately turn around. Our flight was supposed to leave at 1:00 in the afternoon. We ended up stuck at the airport until 10:00pm because we had to wait for another plane. Ugh, that was annoying.

    How did you enjoy The Scorpion Rules? I have that ARC, but haven’t read it yet.

    • Stormy

      Ah, that sounds awful! I feel like flying international would make flying horrors even worse, though I can’t speak to it really because I’ve never done so.

      I LOVED The Scorpion Rules. LOVED! Full 5 stars.

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