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[Weekly wrapup] The legend of how tech in my house is always somehow broken?? Sunday post #76

This has been an exhausting week! Despite meeting up with friends and having a few nice client meetings,I just got so tired. But wait, there’s more! Now the ridiculous part… is that our household has this tech curse. I am not sure if we’ve ever bought a piece of tech for the house on warranty and had it work on the first go. About the only thing like that would be the items I bought for ME, but not US. The ones we bought for both boyfriend and me have never worked right! The blender needed warranty replacing like in a few weeks’ time. The dishwasher flat out didn’t work. The computer my boyfriend put together… don’t even let me get started, that was a nightmare. Had to take it to a shop to even get it to work. Now we’re struggling with the washer. I might have mentioned the blackout we had last week? That was because of the washer. So… our landlord bought us a new one. A brand spanking new one. And guess what? Yep. Doesn’t work. It’s putting out an error code and fails to even fill the drum with enough water.

I am a walking talking facepalm right now. How does this even happen??

A GIF of little girl doing the “HOW THE HELL” face and shaking her head

Okay, but yeah, it terms of reading… Well, I binge read A LOT of stuff last weekend. Not so many during the week, but I definitely have one book that I simply MUST talk about because it exceeded all of my expectations with how amazing it is.

~ We Need To Talk About Some Books I’m Reading ~

I started reading, or more like listening on text to speech, to this wonderful beauty, Battlestar Suburbia by Chris McCrudden! IT’S SO GOOD. BUT IT’S, LIKE, SOOOOOO GOOD!! No but really, take my word on it. That book is the biggest bundle of fun I’ve read in ages, and I’ve been thinking of giving it 5 stars since I was only 17% in! Normally, a book only turns into a five star read at the last chapters, or at least past the halfway mark. This one? If something doesn’t explode (the wrong way, cause there are plenty explosions in Battlestar Suburbia), it will be one of my favorites this year. For any scifi lover who is into reading comedy – you’ll enjoy this one to bits. It reminds me a lot of books like The Punch Escrow and Redshirts. Buy it! Add it to Goodreads! Love it!

Battlestar Suburbia

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

I’m really proud of one of last week’s posts – Is There a Season for Worrying? If you have a minute to go and read it, I’d absolutely adore you for it! I also posted a mini reviews post, Books for the Wistful Season.

worrier s guide to the end of the world  books for the wistful season

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week I’m posting a discussion about Guilty pleasure labels in reading and how much sense does thinking about it like that actually make. I will not be posting the New Bloggers introduction next week – I’m moving it up to the week after that cause I’ve been having a busy time lately. But I will eventually be posting it!

read chicklit

~ Little Book Haul ~

Even though I hauled a lot last week, I thankfully hauled NOTHING during this one! Bit of a compensation. Maybe I can catch up to my hauling…

~ In The Bookish Community ~

Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku talks about the controversial topic of whether audiobooks are reading or not (bah, right?! They’re totally reading!)

Charvi @ It’s Not Just Fiction writes THE MOST HILARIOUS POST EVER about what she feels when she’s reading a slow burn romance

Rachana @ Spun talks about 5 things book lovers struggle with

Madeline @ Madeline Bartson shares 22 things books have taught her in 22 years

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books reviews three great books – I loved her little reviews, and the books sound really worthwhile

Ben @ Ace of Bens talks about the anxiety of coming out, and it’s such a touching, strong post

So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

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Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

Yeah, it legit sounds like you have some kind of tech gremlin or beastie lurking in the ether destroying your stuff… That ain’t normal, lol. I hope it gets replaced/fixed quickly though!
Congrats on the zero haul!

Sassy Brit @

Aww bless! I do hope you have a calmer week ahead xx Battlestar Suburbia sounds fun!!

Here’s my Sunday Wrap Up Post. Looking forward to seeing your there. Thank you!

3 years ago

It seems that when a house appliance breaks, the other appliances feel jealous of all the attention and also decided to break. I can feel your stress. My computer always crashes when I need it the most…

That article on Guilty Pleasures sounds quite interesting. I’ll be waiting to read it this week (just added it to my schedule).

Wishes of a great week, Evelina.
Tânia @MyLovelySecret

3 years ago

Sorry about all the tech drama. It takes talent to break a brand new washer (just kidding). Battlestar sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you are enjoying it so much.

3 years ago

Urg! I HATE it when things go wrong – and you are surely have WAY more than your fair share… Is your electricity supply okay? It might be worth your while having the current checked as so many things becoming faulty is far more than coincidence… Here’s hoping the coming week is better and that you continue to LOVE Battlestar Suburbia:)

3 years ago

That’s crazy about your tech stuff!!

I’m looking forward to your discussion post. This is such a testy subject in reading and love seeing everyone’s thoughts on it.

Shruti | This is Lit
3 years ago

OMG Evelina, I’m working on a post right now about how you shouldn’t call books “guilty pleasures” and if you enjoy it, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. Great minds and all that, haha.

Also, yes, it does seem like you have a tech curse. I hope things work out…and, like, work? Lol.

Shruti | This is Lit
2 years ago

Hahaha that’s all right! ^_^

trin carl
3 years ago

I’m with you-audio book listening is still reading. Love the meme.

Charvi Koul
3 years ago

Aww Ev(can I call you that?) I’m so glad you loved the post so much, and thanks for featuring me

Also wow that sounds one heck of a tech curse! Hope it lifts up soon and you have a better week now.

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

OMG! I think you do have a techie curse! How does that even happen? Here’s to better experiences ahead.

I’ve had issues with TVs, but they work for a while… and computers, but mostly the old desktop type. Now my laptop is having a few issues, but not enough to take me to the shop to buy a new one. The set-up is scary. I did this one, though, when I bought it five years ago. But I don’t remember what I did. LOL

Have a great week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Laura Thomas
3 years ago

I feel your pain. I’ve had a few things I purchased recently that didn’t work. What is it with that???? Such a pain to get the warranty going. And the waiting….. At least you had an excellent reading experience. I’m really curious about that book now!

My Sunday Post

Daniela Ark
3 years ago

oh no so worry to hear about your tech curse! And yes audiobook IS reading (stumps her foot down) LOL

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

Oh my gosh. You have a techno curse on your home!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Ooo kind of spooky about the tech stuff. Makes me think you are on a ley-line. LOL So sorry, perhaps a move would fix things or does this follow you around?

Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Wow it seems like your week has been pretty hectic! I’m so sorry to hear about all of the tech drama, that sounds so annoying. Hopefully things will get sorted out soon <3
I hope you'll have a lovely week!! 🙂

Shannon @ Absolute Shannonigans

Definitely adding Battlestar Suburbia to my Want to Read shelf! The tech stuff is definitely spooky. I will have to ask what washer was bought. We bought one recently and the original one we decided on, the cashier actually warned us against it because of your stated reasons. We ended up getting -basically- the same washer, but a different brand (for the same price). Ooo, I will have to keep an eye out for your Guilty Pleasures post. I actually don’t like using the phrase “guilty pleasure” because I don’t feel guilty about them! I have almost written rants about… Read more »

3 years ago

It must be you having bad vibes Evelina ;-)))))

3 years ago

You have certainly had more than your share of tech problems lately. I hope they are finished now. Have a great week!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

I haven’t read Redshirts, but I read Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi and loved it, so I should check out Battlestar Suburbia. Hope you have better luck with your tech! Happy reading Evelina! 🙂

3 years ago

Happy Sunday! Hope this week is less frustrating. Battlestar Suburbia sounds awesome- just that title alone- and your discussion post this week sounds fun too!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

I am sorry to hear that things keep breaking in your home. We tend to go through spells where everything breaks. This has been a pretty bad year in terms of needing to get things fixed but hopefully, next year will be better. Have a great week!

3 years ago

See if you aren’t having a sci fi tech monster jokes apart, generally manuals which most of us ditch are often a ton of help.

The Bookish Sweet Tooth
The Bookish Sweet Tooth
3 years ago

Battlestar Suburbia sounds good! Will check it out as well as your post Is There a Season for Worrying!

Sorry about all the stuff that’s breaking. It’s like that for me too. It starts with one thing and usually it gets more expensive with each item…

Sim @ Flipping Through the Pages

Aww, sorry about all that tech problem. It sucks when a new item gets damaged you have to go through all the trouble to get it fixed. I hope it gets fixed soon though 🙂
OMG, I was thinking of writing a post about guilty pleasures, haha 😀 Can’t wait to read your post 🙂 Have a lovely week ahead.

Barb (boxermomyreads)
3 years ago

I feel your pain. My husband only has to touch some things and they don’t work – 2 fitbits down in 8 months (they replaced one of them) and the remote won’t work for him but works fine for me. I’m the “techie” in the house which isn’t saying much and sometimes I just want to scream! That sci-fi book sounds fun. I think I want to read it 🙂

sherry fundin
3 years ago

No fun having Gremlins in your house. lol
sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

ERK @Musings of a Confuzzled Reader
ERK @Musings of a Confuzzled Reader
3 years ago

Ooh, you really seem to be under some sort of tech curse! Hope all those appliances start working for you. The book seems great, will it add it to my tbr and I can’t wait to read the ‘guilty pleasures post

Madeline Bartson
3 years ago

I feel like you could write a book about what’s happening with technology in your house! Maybe there’s some spooky explanation, lol. Sorry to hear about all of that, though. And thank you for the little shoutout, it means a lot that you enjoyed the post! 🙂

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Okay I am checking out the Battlestar Suburbia book now because of you… as if my TBR needs another book on it 😉

3 years ago

Oh no that is terrible and expensive to have so many electronic go out. Could it be the wiring in the house? Hopefully this week of no hauls let’s you catch up, I don’t think I would ever be caught up. Wishing you lovely week a head.

3 years ago

Battlestar Surburbia sounds good. I’ll have to check it out. Anne – Books of My Heart

CG @ Paper Fury
3 years ago

Ooh I’m looking forward to your post about guilty pleasure reading! I totally think it’s a label we should ditch.I mean why be guilty for enjoying books?! Such an elitist mentality tbh. BUT I SHOULD HUSH AND WAIT FOR YOUR POST!! And ugh to the technology curse. That’s so so frustrating. I’ve been having a laptop-breaking-curse because for the last, nearly 2 years now, I basically break my laptop keyboard every few months. I swear I don’t type THAT much…or maybe I do. But that’s what keyboards are for omg. Anyway I hope your washer gets sorted and doesn’t give… Read more »

Ara @ Open Pages
3 years ago

Oh man, it does sound like a tech curse. I hope things get better.

3 years ago

So sorry to hear about all the things going bad around the house. It sounds like a really exhausting week and I do hope the next one will be a lot calmer and zen!

Totally off-topic here, but I am really enjoying your casual instagram and seeing what you read and think in real time kinda!

3 years ago

Holy shit, I think we have about the same luck when it comes to technology. I’m not particularly savvy and usually whenever we set anything up, the husband refuses to read instructions, so it ends up hours of playing the blame game of who buggered it up. Hope you’re having a better week this week Evelina ♡

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

Oh dear. I suppose there are some mischievous fairies causing you so much trouble! I hope you’ll get rid of those problems soon. And yay for both of us for not adding on more books, lol.

Maureen Bakker
3 years ago

Yikes! Sorry to hear about all those tech problems. That’s sounds horrible! And I love how excited you are about Battlestar Suburbia. I’ll need to check that one out.
Happy reading!