Hi dear friends,
Today is Sunday, and I am back from my business trip! Yay! Time to have a chat with you about what happened in my life and on the blog last week, linking back to The Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer!
In my private life first
I told you some weeks ago that when it rains it pours right?
Well it seems we are still drowning in problems this week.
First the kids and hubs are touchy grouchy and it’s exploding left and right at home.
Second I’ve had a headache for six days now. For someone who never or rarely had headache it’s been months that I am dealing with these problems. I am so fed up with them and will go to the doctor next week. I suspect they are stress induced headaches but I’d like for them to just leave me alone! It’s been really hard to blog and follow other’s feed as looking at a screen makes my head hurt with the light.
Add to it that my pup has decided to wake me up three to four times a night to go outside and you have an idea of how tired I am!
I think you could just drag me to mop the floor and it would work perfectly fine.
But of course this is not all!
On Wednesday someone stole my phone while I had just left the office. Like that. On the street.
I felt like a big wind pushed me from behind, walked some more steps then, thought it was weird. I checked my bag, unopened, but my smartphone was in an outer pocket and it was missing!
When someone steals your phone now you really feel naked!
All your bank app, social app, mail and of course contacts are gone!
I walked back to the office and called my phone operator to block the sim card immediately. There, one less threat.
Back home I changed all my passwords, beginning with my mail, the blog, Paypal, etc. and contacted my bank to deactivate the bank app on my phone. That’s when you realize that being the prudent person that I am (and my hubs working in IT security) I had a different password for everything and it took me hours to change them all!
Plus the day after going to the police station and waiting for more than one hour.
Ordering a new phone and installing everything again. Even learning how to navigate your new phone as I changed of brand.
The positive side of this all?
I have a new phone with an incredible screen (latest technology), the fastest to navigate on the web and a way better camera.
I am less “rich” but I have a new toy to play with.
This week’s moto is something Caro from CJR The Brit told me some weeks ago (right from Nemo): Just Keep swimming!
On the blog
Well I have read two wonderful books this week (that has to compensate right?) that will be reviewed next week: Three Heartbeats Away by CC Hunter (an ARC of the conclusion of The Mortician’s Daughter trilogy) and From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata (this reminded me why I loved her books so much!).
I published the much awaited reviews of The Kingdom of Copper by SA Chakraborty (how in God’s name could this series be her first work I don’t know!). It was a 6 stars read. Honestly everyone should read or listen to that book (the narrator is EXCELLENT!). By the way, I still don’t know what to listen to now! Do you know of extraordinary stories with narrator speaking on a steady pace (not rushed) and with not too low voices plus totally acting the book (not overacting either)??? Leave a comment please!
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer was also a fantastic contemporary read with many moral choices. 4,5 stars.
I told you that I was very busy trying to get a new phone and slowed down by a week’s headache so my posting has been pretty light this week.
On Tuesday I was really in heaven as I could talk about My Top 14 best books of all time (it was a best 10 but you know me ….always the overachiever).
On Thursday I posted my weekly discussion. This week I asked you if you needed an HEA or not.
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
No link this week as I’ve been cut from social media for some days. Sorry I’ll do better next week!
Now some quizz for Greg (and all lovers of quizz of course): Find your perfect reading spot starting Epic read’s quizz!
That’s all for now!
How was your week? Tell me something good please it will be a nice change of scenery 😀
Thanks for reading!