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

As this is the first week of February I will look back on my January reads and select my favorites!

In my private life

What a week!!!

I am so, so ,so sorry that I didn’t reply to comments nor blog hopped in the week but I was non stop at the office even on my usual day off in the middle of the week!

I woke up at 5 am and was back home around 7 PM. That left me exhausted.

But the good news is next week is back to normal! Pfew!

The highlight of my week was painting new edges for one of my favorite books: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries.

Talking about that book, I have been made aware this morning of an issue with the settings and some words and spelling used in the book. I am leaving a link to Micky’s Instagram post HERE if you are curious to read it.

Even after reading her post, I am still enamored with the book but find it sad that the publisher didn’t address the issue properly so far and understand Micky’s concern. Let’s hope that the sequel will take Micky’s advice into account.

As usual, I am leaving you with some reels that I published since last week.

The first is a wink to how Feyre must have felt after leaving Tamlin in A Court of Mist and Fury.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cn96B7OrRqM/

And the second is about me being unable to leave a book edge “bare” when I adored the story (and the cover is pretty).

January wrap-up (click on the graphic to read the post)

January has been an amazing month! I have read 12 books and plenty were 5 and some 6 stars or even all the stars!

Here are my favorites with the big winner at the bottom!

In romance, I loved Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan! This was a “realistic” romance with second chance for a couple of fourty something man and woman whose life has not been kind to them.

The I was on a thriller kick and read two amazing stories with lots of twists and turns, secrets and amazing writing! I already know that I’ll read more from these authors!

A big favorite was Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries. I just wished after having read Micky’s post (see above) that the author and certainly the editor and publishers eother cross checked some places and words, either told from the go that it was inspired by but that they took liberties as it was a fantasy world and story. Yet as I genuinely adored the book, I decided to keep it in my favorite of this month.

And my WINNER OF THE MONTH was in fact a reread! Years ago, I adored Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson and it became my favorite book with Making Faces by Amy Harmon. Well I am pleased to say that years after, it is still as amazing if not even more than the first time!

That’s it! Now I will go blog hop and reply to comments!

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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42 Comments

  1. Even though I haven’t been blogging, I’ve been enjoying seeing all your creative pages on Instagram. Sorry this past week was so tiring. I’m glad this upcoming week will be better for you!

  2. great wrap up! I own Let It Go by Kennedy Ryan and am hoping to get to it soon so I’m glad to see you liked it! Sorcery of Thorns is also an amazing read πŸ™‚

  3. That sounds like a very crazy week. I hope this week will be better for you πŸ˜‰
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  4. Omg I can’t imagine how tirong that must’ve been; my hats off to you for surviving that! Happy to hear everything shall resume to normal, gets plenty of rest xx

    Before I let go looks like a really good one

  5. I wish I was artistic like that! I love what you do with your books. Sorry you had the crazy week. I kind of get it since I did not have anyone in the library to help me this week and so I didn’t get a lunch break at all. Had to sit and eat at my desk, and lunch time is usually my reading time during the day! Here’s to a good week for both of us!
    https://lisalovesliterature.bookblog.io/2023/02/05/weekly-wrap-up-105-february-5th-2023/

  6. I love seeing you do all the painted edges! I am glad that you are back at a regular schedule though! That must have been so exhausting. I personally don’t get bothered by grammar mistakes unless its super super obvious. Especially if its a book I am super into, I won’t notice haha I am glad you had such a great month in January though. I know many are loving that Kennedy Ryan, so I am happy that you ended up loving it too. Hope you have a wonderful reading week!

  7. Thank you for linking Mickey’s post about Emily Wilde. I actually read the entire book thinking they were in Iceland because of the names and alphabet! I didn’t realize the true setting until I went back to take notes. That is too bad, and I hope an adjustment is made in the next book. Or maybe the author has a reason for it. Have a good week, Sophie!

  8. Sophie you need to tell your boss what a work/life balance is!!!! That’s a shame about Emily Wildes because I loved it! Not knowing anything about Norweigan or Icelandic stuffs, I didn’t even notice!