What This Week: February 27

Like many, we’ve been experiencing some crazy weather here in Los Angeles the past week, with more to come. Sadly, I haven’t been able to curl up with a good book during this rainy weather. My hectic work schedule isn’t going to let up this week, so my reading time will likely be limited. But what time I do have will surely be spent enjoying all things books. Find out what’s on the horizon in this edition of What This Week: February 27.

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What This Week: Reading

Next on my tour of upcoming historical fiction is Daughter Dalloway, a brand-new book that puts a new spin on a fan favorite. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, the book tells the story of a young woman whose mother disappeared years ago never to be seen again. When she discovers a mysterious trinket from WWI, she sets out to discover the truth about her mother’s disappearance. Daughter Dalloway publishes on March 14, but you can pre-order your copy now!

I’ll also be listening to/reading Weyward, a witchy feminist novel that publishes on March 7. You may already know that I love witchy books, so I had high hopes for this one when I requested it on NetGalley. I’ve seen some mixed reviews so I’m going in with my expectations a little less high, but eyes and toes crossed it knocks my socks off!

Lastly, I’m wrapping up The Christie Affair, a backlist book that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed so far. With only a few chapters left to read I’m almost certain it will be at least a 4-star read. Fans of murder mysteries and Agatha Christie will likely enjoy this one, but so will historical romance readers. Stay tuned to my Bookstagram feed for a full review.

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What This Week: Watching

Like every other book influencer, I’m anxiously awaiting the premier of Daisy Jones & the Six on Amazon Prime this week. Based on the best-selling book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the show features a full cast of talented actors who also happen to be talented musicians. The story centers around a fictional 1970s band that shares highs, lows, and everything in between. Loosely based on Fleetwood Mac, the novel reminded me of watching VH1 Behind the Music, Almost Famous, and every 60-70s band story ever. I can’t wait to see the book come to life in the 10-episode series. Are you looking forward to this one, too?

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What This Week: Lifestyle

Working a demanding job in healthcare leadership while trying to read & run a book blog can be tough sometimes. There are days when I literally have no time or energy to plan a meal, shop, and cook. My guy isn’t much of a cook, which means the kitchen is my territory. To take some of the pressure off my shoulders, I gave Home Chef a chance this past week. We’ve tried other meal delivery services in the past, but most have been pre-prepared meals that weren’t always the healthiest or tastiest. After doing a bit of research, I opted to try Home Chef because it offers a variety of meal kits, partially prepared meals, and fully-prepared dishes.

This was our first week of meals, and, so far, we’ve been impressed! Some of the meals were better than others, but all were easy to prepare and quick from pan to plate. We just got our second box of meals Sunday, and we’re looking forward to tasting what week two of Home Chef has in store for us. The app makes selecting meals a breeze. Plus, with an app, I’m less likely to forget to make changes before the cut-off, which is good because they pre-select meals based on the preferences you set.

I’ll be sharing our thoughts on Home Chef over the next few weeks, but if week one was any indicator, I’ll be saying nothing but good things. And if you want to give Home Chef a try, be sure to use my link to save $35 on your first box!

Pic of the Week: Shrimp Tostadas – Home Chef IRL

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