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 .
As I didn’t post last Sunday (too busy having fun) I’ll cram two weeks in one today and I will give you my September wrap-up
In my private life
Well first, my work week has been truly crazy busy! Long days and training people while talking Dutch took its toll on me, hence very few posts this week!
In three weeks I’ll have a three weeks break and there are so many things to finish by then!
On the COVID front, it’s exploding in Belgium!
My daughter messaged me this week, telling me she wouldn’t come back as the roommate of one of the few friends she is seeing for months had COVID. She did not want to put us at risk and went to get tested today.
She is in lockdown until Tuesday and will have to survive on what’s in her pantry till that time 😉
I bet that within two weeks schools will be shut, universities too and fitness club as well …sigh.
The only positive fact maybe is that young people are infected right now (but of course it will jump generations) and they don’t seem to have very strong symptoms.
I am still homeworking and going out just for grocery shopping (wearing a mask), to my aquaboxing classes (without mask because in the pool so, that’s tricky and I try to keep my distances) or for long lonely walks.
On a positive note, I am back to being a rep for Beacon Book Box (yes!) and I made two new funko pops for one of you: Louise Leblanc and Reid Diggory!
They are now flying to the US and I will wait for them to land safely to their new owners before showing their pictures on the blog 😉
On the blog (click ib the graphic to read the post)
In September I have read 10 books. Not a bad nor a great month quantity wise but some were very good reads!
Here are my favorites:
When You Come Back to me by Emma Scott is an MM romance that will have you in tears! Outstanding story but lots of angst so you’ve been warned! 5 stars
I discovered Katherine Center with What You Wish For and am now determined to read all her books! Things You Save in a Fire certainly did not disappoint me! 4,5 stars
I don’t read many historical romances but A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore was really outstanding! Not only because of the characters and the romance but also because I learned tons about the suffragists movement! When people in the US wonder if they will go vote, I’d say of course! Because it was not always a right and women fought hard to have that right so don’t throw it away!
It took me a book club read on Instagram to read a book I wanted to try for a long time: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. It was a smart and suspenseful book! I have already bought the sequel . 4,5 stars
And my favorite this month is …..
The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune! 5 stars for that audiobook where the narrator goes all in! It seems that I am on a TJ Klune roll 😀
Now this week, I posted about my third quarter update for the #AudiobookChallenge (I am killing that challenge LOL)
And we have another “Meet Your Next ” challenge with other bloggers. This time it’s about enemies to lovers stories!
On the blogosphere and literary world
A quiz to know how far you’d go to save the ones you love! On Epic Reads.
Unfortunately my results are : ” You die alone, but your loved ones might survive.
You had the right intentions, but tragically made the wrong decisions. At least everyone you left behind will be fine. Probably.” Oops
And if you want to know some of the most awaited YA in october …. https://www.epicreads.com/blog/most-anticipated-october-2020-ya-books/
That was my week! How was your week?
Thanks for reading.