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

In my private life

Happy Sunday!

I told you last week that I couldn’t go on with so many overtime hours, well I held onto my promise this week!

Even if I went three times to the office (instead of just once) and was up at 5 AM I did had shorter workdays. That does not mean that I run from the office once my time is off (rather I do one overtime hour) but that’s better than the 2 to 3 hours I have done for weeks!

Results: I was able to comment back and blog hop most of the week!!

And I felt less stressed this weekend! So yay!

Work aside, I don’t have anything special to report. Our weather is undecided going from sunny one day to extremely wet and gloomy the other. I am trying to put my garden in order between the rains all while managing my arms to avoid the return of tendinitis that plagued me last year. Growing old is not fun!

And I am nearly finished watching Shadow and Bone season 2! One last episode tonight!

So far I really loved the show and compared to previous season, Nina is now my favorite on the show and…Nikolai alongside with Mal.

As usual, here are two reels I made this week.

The first is about the age old question I get: How am I reading so many books?

And the second is about my opinion on Nikolai Lantsov coming alive on the screen!

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

As I had more personal time, I posted three reviews, one of them being for the whole series!

Bonds that Tie by J Bree is a reverse harem, something I don’t usually like yet ended up really appreciating!

The second review was an unpopular opinion. I wanted so much to love When a Moth Loved a Bee by Pepper Winters, alas it was not meant to be.

The last one is a book club read that I nearly DNF because of something happening in the book that is a big red flag for me but… I soldiered on and was glad I did! The Housemaid by Freida McFadden.

That’s it! Thanks for reading!


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  1. Ah spring, it can go to sunny to dreary and dark in a second. I hope you are enjoying Season 2 of Shadow and Bone, you should be finished by now πŸ˜€ I am still catching up with other shows before I can have time to tackle it!

  2. Good for you for slowing down, Sophie. You need that work/life balance. I just finished The Last of Us, so now I’ll start the new season of Shadow and Bone.

  3. So happy to hear you didn’t work as much. 2-3 hours of overtime everyday sounds exhausting!

  4. So glad you were able to find a better work/life balance this past week, Sophie! Love the reel about audio books! I wouldn’t read nearly as much if I didn’t have audio books. Love them! πŸ™‚

  5. Yay for less overtime! Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend. πŸ™‚

    That psychological thriller looks like my kind of thing. Love that tagline! πŸ™‚

  6. Truth, growing old is not fun. Work is such a time-suck to start with. I refuse to work any extra. Good for you for sticking to your guns and cutting back on the OT. YES! Audiobooks is a great way to read more. Being able to read and do chores and whatnot augments my reading time for sure.

  7. You had such a interesting week of reading here! I am glad that you enjoyed that Bree series, I just can’t do the whole reverse harem stuff, its too one sided for my taste but I know those books are super popular so I am glad that they worked out so well for you! Hopefully the weather is better this week for your garden!