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
First let me say that this week was way better than last! If you are curious, read my last Sunday Post.
I still don’t have a new card to pay on the net (see Fairyloot problems) but in the meantime, I just try to refrain myself from buying books!
What will become a problem though are my monthly susbcriptions …. but I will phone the bank tomorrow and see how it goes.
On Monday I had some mother/daughter time and we decided that she will take me on a guided tour of the town she is studying (and sleeping) in! This is a typical student town meaning that you have lots of dormitories, a small town erected around university and the different faculties. You have a big mall and everything at walking distance.
We put on our masks to go to the mall which was surprisingly …deserted! If we had three clients in the shops it was a lot.
So it was very easy to keep our distances even while wearing our masks.
Masks are now mandatory in every shop in Belgium and in my town, the Mayor made it mandatory in shopping streets and some parts of the town bustling with people. We also have to sanitize our hand entering every shop. So I feel much safer!
The only question mark regarding our safety is my daughter’s student job as she is working in a restaurant. They wear masks, sanitize their hands hundred times a day but …
So we hope she won’t carry the virus to our doorstep!
The rest of the week was spent in long walks, reading, taking pictures and going (very safely) to the public swimming pool.
What was fun today was that an author contacted me to have a funko of her main character.
I didn’t know her and don’t do many funkos for people I don’t know but her character is a fae and really beautiful so I accepted the commission. I am now looking for funko I could use and as none looks like her character, I know that only adding paint and changing colors won’t do it. Again, I was looking at “how to cusiomize your funko pop” and I laughed very hard when, in the first hit of my Google search I found none other than my own posts 😀
I guess I won’t learn a lot of new tricks from these.
Tomorrow I will be back working again after three weeks. Still from my kitchen mind you!
I was used to getting up very late LOL
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
Well it seems that I was back in the groove this week with three reviews and three posts not counting this one! I know that I still have to reply to some comments but I did blog hop and found some interesting articles.
Hands Down by Mariana Zapata was honestly disappointing. I expected more from her as she is one of my favorite authors! 3 stars.
Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim was one of my most awaited book this year and it was a good read but extremely different from the first book! 4,5 stars
My favorite this week, that had me snickering while readwalking and attracting lots of inquisitive stares was Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert. Honestly an excellent romcom! 4,5 stars
On Monday I published a third post about one of my unicorn authors, this week being all about Cassandra Clare!
On Tuesday, I twisted the topic and went with Ten Reasons why I love attending book events like YALC. That took me down memory lane!
On Friday we had to choose a book with a frame for the Friday Face-Off and my choice was on one of Taylor Jenkins Reid!
In the blogosphere and in the literary world
This weekend I should have been in London attending YALC UK. They organized the event online with the #AtHomeYALC on Twitter but I am gutted that 99% of the giveaways are open to UK only (or UK and Ireland)!!!!!! I know this is YALC UK but we were many from Belgium, France, The Nethereland to attend to meet authors and get ARCs as it’s so difficult as international bloggers to get these.
So color me sad this weekend.
Kudos to Illumicrate though as they made all their giveaway open international!
OK let’s try a quiz to lift up my mood… Epic Reads has a fun one to find who is your godly parent in the world of Percy Jackson (click on the graphic to take the quiz).
And I am …
“You’re a child of Hades!
As a child of Hades, you would have the power of necromancy and the ability to see the life auras of those around you. Despite how much power you could potentially have, you always get caught up in the “what ifs” of your life. Try to live a little! With enough practice, you might just be able to Shadow travel.”
Great! I have a hot dad 😀
I adored these two posts below!
Lindsey tells us what kind of book event she would love to have
And the Orang Utang Librarian wrote a very funny post on how to edit like a boss 😀
That’s it! How was your week? Anything I should know?
Thanks for reading!
Ohhh your daughter’s job is indeed scary and I hope she’ll be able to stay safe! And your google search is funny! 😛 You’ll have to teach more people so that they can spread your knowledge over the years to come! 😀
I hope your daughter stays safe!
I hope you can figure out the Funko. I’m curious to see it when you’ve finsised. They made it mandatory in our state to wear masks when in public. About time too since I work in a high traffic job. I feel very exposed.
I am glad this week was better, and it really seems that you are having (safely) fun! And congratulations for the author reaching out!!!
That’s what they’re doing with shopping out here, too. Masks and sanitize as you go in. If everyone wears a mask when around others I think the virus would be contained.
Bummer about Hands Down. I love Mariana Zapata too and I was looking forward to her newest.
Ahh that’s great to hear that this week was better!
I wouldn’t worry too much about your daughter Sophie, I’ve been working at my Cafe non-stop since this pandemic happened and we’re all doing fine! this was even before we had to wear masks, but on our case we were drive thru only back then.. so the window does gave us a bit more « safety distance ».
That’s also wonderful to hear! In my town of Canada, aswell as my hometown more north, people don’t wanna wear them ♀️ Most times wherever we go, mother and me are the only ones having a mask on. People love to claim it « brimes their freedom of NOT wearing them »
My daughter works retail so we are wary too though we don’t have any mask requirements here because the virus is largely under control, stores do still try to insist on social distancing and sanitising.
Congrats on the commission, I hope you show us
Wishing you a great reading week
After last week’s dark clouds, this one gifted you with many rays of sunshine: may it be the first of many more like this!!!! 🙂
I’m so curious about Dani Brown, everyone seem to like it so much! I didn’t know you customized funko that’s soooo coool!!!
I’m so glad to hear this week was better for you. That’s really cool that an author contacted about making a funko for one of their characters. I hope you find something that will work for you.
Glad you got some mother/ daughter time! And yay for mandatory masks too. I know here if it’s not mandatory some people just won’t wear ’em! And that’s awesome about the Funko request.
Ooh I took the quiz and it turns out I’m a child of Aphrodite!
I’m glad you had some fun with your daughter and sleeping late on your break. I also really enjoyed Take a Hint, Dani Brown. Enjoy some great reads this week!
A relief that you had a MUCH better week than the misery that was last week, Sophie! And so glad you had some mother/daughter time – so did I:)). Thank you for the link to the article on editing – it was hilarious. And congratulations on the commission from an author. I hope you have another good week:))
Sounds like the mother daughter time was lovely, and glad to know that where you are, at least, they are taking precautions. But yes, with your daughters work, it’s still a worry. As is your card problems. It always takes them so long to send new cards out at the best of times. Let’s hope you get a new one soon.
Oh, and the funko commission sounds like fun, if you can find the right character. My partenr and I have one more week off before they go back to work… in our small office!
I’m so glad you had a better week! And yay for spending time with your daughter. You are so talented with your Funkos I knew someone would approach you soon! You could make a career!
As Sam mentioned above, how cool that you’re getting approached to make custom Funkos! I’m glad your country is taking extra precautions, ours are recommendations but not enforced- so silly.
That is awesome that someone reached out to you for custom funko. Keep this up, you’ll be able to quit your day job and it could be funkos all the time!