Sunday’s TBR Updates ~ 22-5-2022
Welcome all to a new Sunday’s TBR Updates!
Well, this whole week I had a bit of an unsettling feeling, like something was off, I wasn’t doing so well. But then on Thursday it came to a breaking point. There was a card in the mailbox. A clear message that someone has died. My grandmother died on Tuesday, 5 months after my grandfather. Once again my parents didn’t care to inform me and just sent a card they sent to everyone. Which meant we suddenly had to throw around our schedule, as the funeral was on Saturday (so yesterday) and we already had a whole day full planned. Plus, a 4-5 hour drive in total. This time my husband was with me. Then there is the stress of seeing my mom. Sadness because my grandma died and now I had no grandparents left. Sadness and feeling angry though I shouldn’t, because I had wanted to call her next week to see when I could visit her as she wanted that so badly when I saw her in December at my grandfather’s funeral, but due to everything happening these past months and my own mental health.. I just wasn’t able to. Now I wish I just had pushed. Even though I know that wouldn’t have been healthy.
Phew, sorry for the personal stuff, normally I don’t throw it out on the Internet this much…
Reading-wise: Well, at least that was a good week. But that is because I tried to distract myself from the unsettling feeling and then from the sorrow from Thursday on. Work, blogging, cleaning, more cleaning, exercise, and reading. Reading. From my TBR, from my library books next to my bed. From Netgalley.
What did I read from my TBR this week? 3,2,1, Go! (this was fun, a bit predictable, but I had fun reading it), Kaat deelt uit (aww, so cute and oh so funny), Vergeet mij niet (heartbreaking, beautiful, I knew several of her friends but also met new ones), Mijn zus is mijn schat (wanted to shake the parents, but this was a heartbreaking lovely story about mourning and loss), Black Friday (haha, this was great, spooky, weird, strange), Vos & Konijn (aww, so much friendship and fun), Geen dino te zien (omg, this made me laugh so much, dinos everywhere and the guy didn’t notice).
I tried but sadly DNF-ed: Izzy Love (I think this works fine in a magazine, but it just didn’t work here), Honingeter (lord this was boring), Rood (the writing style was so odd and I just hadn’t a clue what I was reading), Smaakspoken (this girl should just stop whining).
Here is a new pile with new library books + my TBR pile I really need to get through. XD From the previous pile I am still reading the book about lighthouses, but it is really a book you need to take one or two at a time. Plus, I am also slowly making my way through Happytown.
And that is it! A big pile of book for this week. A week that is hopefully a bit better, though it will be a while before I feel at least 80% good again. I do hope that my readers have a better week and had a good week. Stay safe! Oh, and let me know in the comments what looks good on my TBR or what your plans are or anything else you want to chat about. 🙂
4 thoughts on “Sunday’s TBR Updates ~ 22-5-2022”
I’m so sorry about your grandmother! I can’t believe you had to find out through a card. That’s awful. I can’t even imagine. I hope you’re doing somewhat okay!
Thanks for the condolences. ❤ Somewhat OK-ish, but it is a struggle each day since I heard the news, dark thoughts everywhere. Yesterday was really tough with the funeral, plus my parents acting as if nothing was wrong between us 😭. I am at least thankful I am not all alone during these days, that I got my husband to be there for me and give me hugs and comfort.
im so sorry for your lost 💔 looks like you really felt it within you; so shameful of your mother to do that though, heck she couldve atleast gave a call!
Don’t torture yourself too much, dear.. i’m sure she understand the reasons why you couldn’t reach to her. You’ll see her again someday ❤️ Xx
Happy that you were able to enjoy some books, hopefully you’ll enjoy those on your TBr too
Thank you.💕 She could have at least done so, but I guess I am not that important to her anymore, despite it not being my fault our contact/our relationship fell apart.😭
I am trying, but it is so hard.😢 I just wish I could talk to her one more time, to tell her I love her and that I wanted to visit.
Thank you, and I did enjoy them, well for most at least.
Thank you for the comment, the kind words, the support, really sweet of you. ❤