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

As it’s the first Sunday of April, I’ll also double up with a monthly wrap-up.

In my private life

Happy Sunday!

I told you last Sunday that my workweek had been Hell. Well this week was better luckily and it was a short workweek too! So yay!

To have some brighter perspective, I began preparing my trip to London with my daughter in July.

Usually we go to attend YALC (Young Adult Litterature Convention) and YALC happens at the same time as the London ComicCon at the Olympia London.

So as soon as I saw the dates for the July ComicCon, we booked our Eurostar and hotel.


This time YALC announced it would be organized at the same time as the November ComicCon.

Oh well, we decided we would go twice to London!

That means that we have six days to roam the capital city and …more!

The plan is to also see Cambridge as we visited Oxford last summer and if the weather is warm, go to Brighton as well!

So far I also have booked a musical “Les Misérables” following the advice of a colleague who is a huge fan of the musicals! I booked the best places (according to said colleague) and that cost me an arm and a leg (400 EUR !!!). Well I know why I endure all that at work now right? 😉

But after seeing a friend barely 54 having cancer and knowing we’ll have to work longer to get our retirement, I have decided that CARPE DIEM is my new motto and as long as I have the means, I’ll treat myself and my family!

Now onto preparing my holiday with my husband! I will come up with several options (by car as I have fear of flying) and so far I am torn between:

-roadtrip to Scotland (Brussels Edimburg by car is 11 hours so that’s doable);

-visit Cornwall (6 hours from Brussels);

-North Croatia (warmer but also a two days trip to get there);

-Normandy or some other place in France (the easiest for us).

More next Sunday probably!

As usual, I am leaving you with some Instagram reels.

The first is matching the books with a song. And these are books with fights, battle, adventure and heroisme!

The second is me gushing about a special book from my favorite author Amy Harmon!

And the last is about me being irresponsible and buying the whole series before reading the first book…

On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the title)

Well I posted three reviews for three different genres: adult romance, adult fantasy and historical fiction. I also found a book that will be in my top 5 this year alongside Hell Bent: The Adventures of Amina Al Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty. And if you love audiobooks, go for it!

Things We Hide from the Light by Lucy Score was a good contemporary romance with a sexy sheriff suffering from memory loss and happening in a small town.

And The Spitfire Girls by Soraya M. Lane showed me some new facts about WWII and the important role women played in that war! Aslo an audiobook!

That’s it! Thanks for reading!


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  1. I’m definitely not thinking about work this week while we’re on break! It sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy. I’m also definitely interested in The Adventures of Amina Al Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty. I know absolutely nothing about it, but your 6 stars makes me think its going to be good. I was also looking for my next audiobook.

  2. Oh wow! What fun – I always think at least half the joy of a holiday is the planning and looking forward to it:))). I would say that if you plan to drive a lot in the UK, be aware that the drive to Scotland will be something of an epic journey as our roads are very crowded and journeys take a lot longer than folks outside the country generally plan for. I hope you have another better week:)).

  3. So exciting with all the travel plans! Color me jealous. 🙂 Not one but two upcoming trips to London. And a trip with your husband. Hope you can settle on something that isn’t too time intensive with all the driving.

  4. Glad to hear you had a less stressful week! Yes, work can make some luxuries possible and it’s nice you’re taking advantage of them. The side trip to Cornwall sounds good, but I’d like to go to Scotland and Ireland, too!

    You were right, Sophie. I did move, but from Southern California to Northern California. A much smaller, prettier town, about an hour west of Lake Tahoe. 🙂

  5. It’s always so much fun gearing up for a trip! That’s nice you do one with your daughter and one with the husband. And it’s true! Life’s too short. Make the most of it while you can. Les Misérables is a great play. I saw if the first time on Broadway in the 80s, but have seen it several times on tour since.