Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
In my private life
Quarantine and all I still had great news and fun this week!
It seems that the quarantine awoke the jokester in me and I chose to write some fun posts this week (see below).
I am all settled in my routine and yes, things can get boring and scary, but my way of coping in crisis and under stress is to look at the bright side of things and find some humor.
Everything is not rosy though as my husband really begins to struggle with the lockdown. He used to get depressed many years ago so I hope he won’t fall back down the pit of despair!
Unfortunately, there is not much that I can do to help, only being upbeat and positive.
One thing I am wondering more and more is: how will we feel when everything will be over? When we’ll get the green light to go back to the office? Will we dare? Will we shake hands again? Or opt for a namaste?
I try not to become paranoid but that’s hard.
So yesterday I had a pep talk with myself (yes yes I talk with myself and draw lots of weird looks) and it was something like: “Don’t be stupid Sophie! Of course you’ll dare! Don’t let this rule your life! If it’s your time well, it will be your time. But no way you’ll live a half life in fear!”
See I can be very bossy with myself 😀
Making jokes aside (again see below “on the blog”) what helps me to cope is creating!
And this week I had so much fun creating a funko pop for our friend Trisy @bobosbookbank ! I will ship it next week to Texas! It’s a unique, never done before funko and it’s one of the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampires! If you’ve never read that series you get the same vibes as Sons of Anarchy with very hot and badass vampires. For those of you who knows that series, we chose to make Vishous!
I won’t show you the funko here as we’ve decided with Trisy that I’d make a funko post and she’ll complete it with the funko on her shelf (fingers crossed that it arrives unscathed)!
I have now a funko in The Netherlands and one will soon be in Texas and others in the UK!
That’s very heartwarming to know that my babies are traveling the world LOL.
Last but not the least exciting news: I have been chosen to become a rep for a book box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems that Instagram is really my place to shine as an international blogger! I got publishers sending advanced or finished copies there, an online custom funko pop shop chose me as an influence months ago, my favorite online shop The Story Gift chose me as a rep and now, Beacon Book Box decided that I was interesting enough to represent their boxes for three months!!!!
I am really over the moon!
That means that I’ll get three free book boxes to feature in my feed and stories and hopefully, make others want to subscribe!
I have been VERY IMPRESSED when I learned that the owner, Cameron, founded Beacon during his freshman year of high school! He will begins his senior year next school year. Can you believe this???
Honestly I was amazed!
He’s got the help of his parents of course and from what I get of his sister as well.
And they are real serious as you have to agree to a contract and all that jazz.
I am equally excited and afraid to begin as I hope I’ll be more than “good enough” for them. 😀
That’s who I am though. I really want to help these shops to grow and support them.
With The Story Gift, I even got a friend in its owner, Deema, who is the kindest and most talented person that I know!
If you are curious about these shops and boxes, I am leaving you a picture with a link to their site below (PS Deema is celebrating The Story Gift’s two year this weekend with a massive sale and five giveaways!).
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
I have been quite MIA this week on the blog. I posted early in the week and just very late too. I even skipped Top 5 Tuesday for what must be the first time!!!! 😯
I confess that I was in a weird mood with all the bad news and I just wanted to escape in a good book. And what a book! I’ve read Crescent City by Sarah J Maas and with 800 pages it took me some time! Even more as the pages are packed with informations! Review incoming tomorrow.
This week I posted two reviews for romance books.
Ashes by Aleatha Romig is the conclusion of her trilogy and a very good one at that! It’s the darkest I have ever seen her! 4,5 stars.
Southern Storm by Brittainy C Cherry is honestly one of her bests. She was brilliant here and broached topics like grief with deep understanding and compassion. And I loved the side characters as well! 5 stars, the first in weeks now!
Then we come to the humor part of the week… 😀
On Monday I posted about grocery shopping requiring a degree from West Point as it is akin to strategize for a battle! If you want to laugh, just read it!
And on Friday I decided after observing the many reactions and strategies adopted by many towards the Covid Crisis to have a list of recommendations fitting every covid “type” LOL. Read the post and tell me which time you think you fall into!
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
This week I chose Epic Reads ” Would You Be in The Selection or on The Bachelor?” as it seems that this week they didn’t publish any new quiz!
My results made me laugh! ” You’d be on The Bachelor. You have a devious mind but a hopeful heart—and have a knack for navigating drama! We think you really will make this the most dramatic season ever…” Devious mind he? 😆
Click on the graphic to take the quiz
And on the blogosphere I found very interesting and sometimes funny posts!
Kim @cadburypom will make you laugh with this post!
Trisy @bobosbookbank gives you tips to get free or cheap ebooks!
The Orang Outang has a very interesting discussion about reads being cathartic
That’s all for this week guys! What’s happened in yours? Leave a comment and I’ll answer within a few days! Now I am going to blog hop! Stay safe everyone!
Thanks for reading.