The Weekly Recap (18): The Classes Dilemma & Restaurant Week

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hi friends!

How is everyone doing? I hope you've all had good weeks. Mine was a decent week. It was my first full week back to school. Things have been a bit shaky because I have taken 99% of the courses that are being offered this quarter through my department and I still need 9 credits to be considered a full-time student for my visa status. So, it was a struggle to find courses. I wound up signing up for an Infectious Disease class and requested that 2 new courses be made for me. They are going to be independent studying courses with 2 professors of mine. I am very grateful that the department and my professors were open to this.

I also had my first work meeting. I am going to be part of a study that has multiple coordinating centers, but essentially, it's a diabetes study through the CDC. I've never been part of a team like this before that spans multiple universities and I'm keen to see how things are going to be. I am trying to get as much experience as I can so when I am finally ready for job search when I finish the program, I am prepared for anything.

This week was also restaurant week in Philly. You get to eat 3-course meals at fancy restaurants for $20 at lunch or $35 at dinner. One of my old classmates and I went to this restaurant that served Spanish cuisine, which I had never had before. I had this crab-stuffed pepper that was to die for and also grilled scallops that were amazing! My friend also invited me over for a hot pot dinner last weekend, and that was also my first hot pot experience and so much yum!

Let's get to my reading updates!
Week In Reading
The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #3)  The Matchmaker's List Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)

I have to admit that I haven't been feeling all that excited about picking up books. The few times I did try to read, I felt like I was forcing myself. Nevertheless, I did read 4 books this week. I enjoyed both The Other Miss Bridgerton and The Viscount Can Wait. I really do need to try more historical romance authors. I didn't care for The Matchmaker's List which made me supremely sad because it was my anticipated read of 2019. I just thought that it wasn't what I was expecting (a romcom). It was more women's fiction and I found the main character's decisions to be very questionable. I did like the author's writing so I will check out her future books. I just have to adjust my expectations. I very much enjoyed Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh. I have got to read her backlist. Lisa has been making me really excited to try her Psy-Changeling series!
Week In Book Haul
   Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)

 Thank you to the wonderful publishers, publicists and authors for the review copies!
Week In Posts
Don't Touch My Petunia by Tara Sheets
For the Duke's Eyes Only by Lenora Bell
Waiting on Wednesday: Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra
Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas

I hope you all had good weeks as well!
Let me know in the comments below!

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