Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week .ย I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years byย Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewerย .ย 

In my private life

Happy Sunday!

It seems that blogging wise I am able to follow and comment back on Sundays and at the beginning of the work week and then…it dwindles to nothing until next Sunday.

At least that’s how it’s been for some months now and I have to make peace with that as blogging is meant to be a hobby and not a chore!

Anyway last week has been good, except for a cold.

I realized that in my new job a close colleague just back from maternity leave was also a blogger and bookstagrammer! She reads books in English and even if it’s not the same genre that I read, we had a good time going to Waterstones on our lunch break!

Finally someone to talk books with at work!

And yesterday evening I booked two stays in England. The first in Bath in summer with my daughter and the second in London in November, with my daughter again to attend YALC!

I am very excited!

I have never gone to Bath so if you have advices or things to see they are welcome!

Now I just have to book vacation for my husband and me and he seems partial to …Cornwall!

I guess I’ll use my passport a lot!

As usual, I am leaving you with some reels and this time, they are unboxing reels. Enjoy!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3qGySfIrW_/

On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)

Last week I was able to post two reviews. One for a book that was much better than I expected and the other that was the total opposite!

Let’s begin with the good surprise: House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas. I had been so disappointed by book two in that series that I didn’t have high expectations. I don’t know if that was that book’s saving grace or not but I loved it!

Unfortunately Only if You’re Lucky was so disappointing compared to Stacy Willingham’s other books or at least, it was disappointing to me!

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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39 Comments

  1. That sounds so exciting! I love that you are able to talk about books with someone at work! Makes the job better right?!
    And your trips sounds like a lot of fun. I really hope to visit Bath myself one day!

  2. Ahh thatโ€™s so exciting!! Sometimes I can talk books with my work friend, but I dont think she constantly read like I do

    Hurray for booking vacation must be so exciting, hope you enjoy !

  3. I understand your feelings about blogging. Sometimes, it’s hard to be interactive all the time because of what’s going on in our lives. I think the way you’re handling it is the best way to do it. It’s better than just not blogging or commenting at all.

    How fun for you and your daughter! I hope you enjoy yourselves and I’ll look forward to reading about it when the time comes.

    I’m glad you have someone to talk to about books at work. That’s always fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. What a treat connecting with readers in person. I am always overjoyed to learn that people like to read and can discuss with them. You have so many trips to look forward to. I will eagerly await the details once trip-time comes.

  5. My favorite people at work are the ones I can talk about books with~ there aren’t many though haha I do think blogging and anything book content related should be either a hobby or a passion (they are different) and if it becomes a chore, maybe do self introspection on why its becoming a chore. Most likely its other factors coming into play there that is affecting your joy from it.

  6. I like your mindset of blogging being a hobby and not a chore. It can be tough sometimes to not let it become a chore, I also try to reply and comment back, but not always manage and try to be okay with that as well. How fun one of the colleagues at your new job is also a reader and you could visit Waterstones together. That’s exciting you booked tow stays in England for later this year! Have a great week!

  7. How fun to find a fellow reader/blogger at your new job! Hooray for getting the travel booked. It’s so exciting to have a trip to look forward to. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Visiting the Pump Room in Bath is an experience – and drinking the revolting water:)). And Cornwall is a wonderful county, though tends to get very crowded in the summer. If you have a chance to see a production at the Minack Theatre set into the cliffs, it is magical. Have a lovely week, Sophie.

  9. I’m glad you found a bookish work friend! I hope your vacations are fun. I’d love to visit the UK someday. My college degree is in English literature, and it’s weird that I know so much about the history and literature of a place I’ve never been. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. How fun that you met a fellow bookstagrammer at work! And your vacations sound like fun. At least you have plenty to look forward to. Have a good week Sophie