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!