Also as October ended I will summarize my reading month and give you my best reads of October!
In my private life
This week was a holiday week for me and I spent it:
-having a migraine for three days (not fun hence no blogging or blog hopping);
-visiting a doctor for my tendinitis (right arm);
-changing my tires (winter is coming…but not too fast I hope nor too harsh);
-going to the hairdresser (same cut to her despair and my delight);
-reassuring my mom who is getting older and is feeling low (“I have pain in my leg/hip and I can only walk 10 km now.” well mom, be happy that at 82 you are still independant, fiesty, full of energy and only now begin to have some pain here and there in your body (see tendinitis above and I am 30 years younger!));
-making a new background for my pictures on Instagram (yes, yet another one as the red one will be used here and there only);
-painting some book edges (work in progress, more next Sunday).
That’s it in a nutshell!
Beware of the Husband is still waiting to have one last exam in three weeks to be convinced that there is nothing wrong with his heart and in the meantime, we try to wrestle his anxiety. That’s not always easy…
And as it’s becoming tradition now, I will leave you with two funny reels of the week. I hope you’ll enjoy!
And this one is a special for my kids who are always embarrassed when I do some reels on Instagram (“No, she is not my mom! I don’t know her!”)
October wrap-up (click on the graphic to read the post)
October has been an exceptional reading month with 16 books read! I didn’t post a review for every of them but I had several favorites and the list is… long as I have six winners!
First a psycholigical thriller with Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe (sorry for those who were waiting for the live, Robin and her mom had some health problems and that couldn’t happen).
Then a reread that was better than the first read! It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover went from 5 stars to 6 stars!
A very very satisfying ending to one of my favorite series with witches: The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik!
This one was a very good surprise! I got it in my Fairyloot box and it was atmospheric, compelling, well written! Belladonna by Adalyn Grace.
I thought The Ballad of Never After was the conclusion to a favorite duology but when I read the last page, I prayed for a third book because…noooo! And days after, Stephanie Garber announced that there will be a third book! Pfew!
This one is a brilliant, cutting , sarcastic and totally unexpected story from RF Kuang! It will be published in 2023 but please, read it! So far Rebecca had only published fantasy so Yellowface came as a surprise being contemporary but what a book!
And this one might be my favorite this month. It’s a BIG CRUSH! It’s tender, bittersweet, mature, charming… everything! It also tackles hard topics like being gay in the UK in the seventies where it was illegal until 1967… It also has an old main character (64) but… please READ IT! I think Matt Caine won a forever reader in me! The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle deserves more hype.
That’s it! Thanks for reading!