It’s Sunday again, time to catch up on what happened in my private life and on the blog this week! As usual, I am linking up to The Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer
In my private life
Well this week at work has been intense, not only filled with tons of meetings but also with my new boss asking me new deliverables that should be out of my scope but that he deemed I am best fit to do. I am not complaining as it requires tons of analyzing and problem solving and that’s what I enjoy doing! Yet it asks a lot of focus and let me drained at the end of the days.
I usually crashed aroun 9:30 PM and had 9 hours sleep on my homework days!
Not sexy to realise that you sleep like a granny because your brain is overheating by day!
The reason why I said that aging sucks today is also because I slept only 4 hours on the night of Friday to Saturday as I was really caught up in a book (The Life You Stole by Jewel E Ann). What many years ago would only have resulted in me being tired teh day after has now turned into a raging migraine due to the lack of sleep!
I already took two painkillers so far to be able to write that post.
An that sucks!!!!
Because I am always the one doing many things and overbooking my schedule as I have tons of ideas and things I want to do but now, my body does not allow me to do these at full speed! I have ideas for discussion posts and funko tutorials for weeks and I can’t post them as my body pleads for me to rest.
But there are also good things this week!
I’ve been contacted on IG by yet another big publishing house established in the UK offering me a physical ARC and also asking that I send them an email with my reading preferences! Squee! Let’s just hope that they indeed saw my Belgian flag on IG and won’t retreat once they realize that my shipping address is in Belgium! It’s happened to other bloggers so …I’ll believe it when I’ll get the book in my mail LOL.
And the one thing I am really proud of is my new homemade custom funko of Jude Duarte from The Cruel Prince series!
You’ve met King Nikolai Lantsov last week well, this week meet Jude!
Sorry for the bad quality of the pic, it was after long hours of making that funko!
I make them for me, just for fun, and posted “not for sale” as I know we can’t sell fanart of that series anymore as Holly has sold the rights but I was already contacted by people interested to buy! And another who asked me when I will open a shop.
So yes, it’s an ego boost and so much needed when you are a mom of young adults with a daughter finding that you are not so cool LOL
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
This week I have read 5 books and reviewed 3 (the others will come next week and the weeks after)
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende was my first read by this author and I have to thank Harper International for this one!
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley is a 4,5 stars and very impressive for a first work that does not feel like a first work at all! If you love books about abuse in families written in a very clever way with an added element of magic, go for it! I know it won’t be the last book that I’ll read by this author. Here again, I have to thank a publishing house, Harper 360 UK for sending this beauty my way! But as you know me by now, I am not swayed by gifts in my reviews so it comes from the bottom of my reader’s heart!
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer was one of my most awaited books for this year and made me feel many emotions! I NEVER could have expected that sequel to go such a way! Now I need and fear the third book! 4,5 stars
An on Tuesday I talked about books that exceeded my expectations sorting them from hyped books to underdogs.
On the blogosphere and the literary world
QUIZ! Epic Reads, my usual suspect, asks us this week:
Could You Make It Through a YA Fantasy Novel Without Getting Betrayed? My answer was : “You almost could … Just when you think you’ve won, someone literally stabs you in the back in the second-to-last chapter.” Damn! I nearly made it guys!
Enter the quiz by clicking on the graphic!
I had a good start at the beginning of the week to blog hop even if it went downhill by the end! So here are some posts that I found very interesting to share with you!
Kristina has a very interesting post on relationships and the signs not to miss when they become unhealthy
Kim has the best short animation movies!
AJ speaks about the trends in books and what she learned about them
That’s it! How was your week? Anything interesting to now? I promise to blog hop and reply to all yet unreplied comments progressively, when my migraine abates and leave me some respite! In the meantime, ahev a wonderful Sunday!
Thanks for reading.