Hi dear friends!
Today is Sunday when I tall you (nearly) all of my life and as it’s September 1st (already???) I will give you August’s wrap up!
As usual I am linking back to Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer
In my life last week
My mom did not run after the aquaboxing coach this week. For the first time she was on schedule! I think drowning her or bombing her in the pool acted like Pavlov’s experience and she now avoids repeating it and behave like a good pupil! 😀
I had told you that I had pain in my chest and would have a heart exam for athletes right?
Well my husband offered me one of these connected wristwatches. Garmin for those interested.
I was interested because it does monitor the heartbeat, the quality of your sleep, your stress etc.
What I was not conscious was that it relishes in bossing you up!
Stay seated for more than one hour because you are in a meeting? Bam, your watch tells you it’s time to move!
Become agitated because there is something bothering you? Your friend Garmin tells you to breathe and be less stressed!
You walk on the street, back from work and you feel a vibration on your arm? No it is not a cop with a taser it is only your watch congratulating you because you’ve surpassed your walking objective.
See what I mean?
But I learned some interesting facts!
Yes my heart seems to beat faster in the day than before (between 68 and 75) but at night it beats between 48 and 53! Like my “old” heartbeat!
I’ve also learned that I have my deep sleep in the first third of the night and that whatever the number of hours that I sleep, I seem to have more or less the same quantity of deep sleep and paradoxical (REM) sleep.
Next step is to see if I am responsible for my husband’s bruises (he swears for years that I hit him (well not hit hit of course) at night). We will compare our moves recorded on our watches LOL 😀
On a more literary note: I knew that I should never listen to an audiobook in public (even if it is not an erotic one) and I’ve been proved right when I was found bawling like a baby, snot running from my nose as I listened to the ending of The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen. I was a sorry sight I tell you! If I had been on the train I bet everyone would have thought that I lost a beloved one!
Last word about this week: I have been thrilled to get accepted for two ARCs on Netgalley! The Fountain of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Squee) and The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh (double Squee)!
On the blog this month (click on the graphic to read the post)
I have read and reviewed 11 books this month (but read 3 more books, not yet reviewed).
Here are their reviews ending with my favorites.
Now we are around the 4,5 stars (drum roll)
Two of my favorite authors now (one with a cliffy that makes me need the sequel now!)
And now my favorites!
Last week I also gave you some books deserving more love and hype in Top 5 Tuesday.
And our weekly discussion topic was about reviews. When and how do you write them?
In the blogosphere and literary world this week
A quizz that I think Greg will love based on his favorite books and reading experience LOL Epic reads asks:
Would You Get Abducted by Aliens? Build a Sci-Fi Adventure to Find Out!
And some very interesting post below:
Fantastic list of recommendation for college and high school romance! https://readyouleyre.wordpress.com/2019/08/29/my-favorite-back-to-school-books/
Now tell me: how was your month in August? And anything interesting happened last week?
Thanks for reading!