Hi friends,

It’s Sunday again time to chat about my week! As usual I am linking back to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer.


In my private life

First I came to the realization that even if I was retired I would never have enough time to do all that I want!

It’s been two weeks since I began my holiday and I am no better at blog hoping and commenting because I am too ambitious on what I want to do blog wise.

Making candles aside (the first week) I have been reading like a mad woman as I miscalculated the ARCs that I had requested this month! Or rather some got pushed back and others came unexpectedly putting lots of stress on my reading schedule! Most, if not ,were very good but I am not used to read 4 books a week AND blog AND post on Instagram at the same time!!!!!!

One of these ARCs “A Scarcity of Condors” by Suanne Laqueur had me reading this one in one day and I think it’s a big one!

So I am once more like Alice’s rabbit: running late!

This week I had my appointment with the neurologist for my migraines and it went well. Nothing serious to worry about “just” stress and I’ll have to take some B vitamins. My neurologist is a childhood friend and she’s been off work for two years and a half, battling a stage 4 breast cancer. When she explained her treatment, all the side effects etc she told me that her healing was a miracle!

I felt humbled truly! Guys as long as we have a good health we are wealthy believe me!


I also visited a friend who is in a cast for weeks now and gave her advices with her teenage daughters. Mind you, she has five daughters! Ranging from 5 to 16 years old. Better she than I!

Once again it gave me some perspective on my kids antics!


These good news were followed by my app Later social media being blocked by my home security. My router is detecting 88 suspicious files and Trend Micro has categorized Later as “Spammer”! I am sure it’s a misunderstanding somewhere (maybe they have sent massive mails and been categorized as spammers) but in the meanwhile I can’t use the app to schedule on Instagram and it drives me crazy!

I’ve spent hours chatting with their first line on Twitter but as it’s technical I’ll have to wait Tuesday, after what seems to be a long weekend in Canada, to have the help of technicians. Sigh. Just when I had opted for a paid plan of course ….


Last news about why I have been bad at commenting and blog hoping: I am preparing my yearly Blogmas!

See the picture below this is what I plan to post about every day in December. I will announce this event properly next week but if you want to participate, even in some days only, you’ll be welcome!

It’s kind of my 2019 awards πŸ˜€Β 

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

I have read 5 books and posted 3 reviews (2 of which relates to books read last week).

My favorite by a mile was Landon & Shay part one by Brittainy C Cherry! 5 stars!

By Any Other Name by Kayti McGee and M. Pierce was an “impulse” ARC as it was announced very last minute. I wanted to try a book by M. Pierce for such a long time that I volunteered! Verdict: enjoyable and well done.

Finally, when faced with all the hype about Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin I listened to the audiobook.

On Tuesday I wrote about the books that I want to read before the end of the year. The good news is that A Scarcity of Condors has been read this week. I am listening to Six of Crows and read Call Down the Hawk!

In my weekly discussion I decided to talk about covers! Why they are important, my favorites and the trends that I can see.


In the blogosphere and literary world

Epic Reads has built a quizz to know if you would survive the end of the world! With no big surprise: I would not survive!

No blog post (I told you I have been a bad bad blogger this week!) but I have read this incredible and terrible post by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater explains something terrible that happened to her when she lost her words.


Now do tell me all about your week!!! I will comment back asap (between writing my posts for Blogmas LOL).

Thanks for reading!



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  1. Trust me, us daughters are very well behaved peoples πŸ˜€ Ah yes, do rest and relax and take time so there isn’t too much stress and those migraines can go away. I kind of feel the same way. There is always so much I want to do and not enough time to do it all!

  2. You’re one busy lady for being on holiday! πŸ™‚ Thank goodness your doctor friend is doing okay. Coming back from stage 4 breast cancer is miraculous. So glad she is doing well. I’m so excited for this year’s Blogmas! Posting every day isn’y realistic for me but I had so much fun last year posting the prompts as I was able. So glad you’re continuing it this year. πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! Sophie, your life seems so much more busier than mine: I couldn’t cope!
    I’ve recently signed up with Later to get my tweets organised (and make the most of my neglected IG account – I’m still not great at taking pics and I don’t think I ever will be but that’s OK)
    I hope you get on top of your ARCs and the stress eases off. x

  4. “First I came to the realization that even if I was retired I would never have enough time to do all that I want!” MOOD. Even though I’ve taken breaks, I’m just too ambitious and I just don’t feel like I have enough time to do all the things that I want to do.

    Oh no on miscalculating ARCs requested. It happens though (personally I’ve tried to not feel as bad for missing publication dates). Good luck with Blogmas!

  5. Wow! I would not have the time to post about ‘my favourite’ anything, since 2019 isn’t over until December 31st. I’m still reading them!! Congrats on you doing Blogmas! I absolutely agree that health is wealth. Don’t stress too much πŸ™‚

    1. I know that the year is not over yet Jacquie that’s why some “prompts” are still open for debate while others have already found a winner in my mind and based on what remains to be read by the end of the year!

  6. Sounds like you are making the most of your holiday, which is awesome. How cool that your childhood friend is your doctor, and I am rooting for her. Cancer sucks. I must start plotting for blogmas. I always cheat, but I love trying to do the prompts.

    1. Oh I would love seeing your prompts for Blogmas Sam! Even if I know some of the topics are not what you read …

  7. There is NEVER enough time, I am thoroughly convinced. πŸ™‚ And glad to hear your test results were good! Also… congrats to your friend on her battle with cancer. I hope she continues to be well.

    Ooh an End of the World quiz? Nice!

    Haha have a super week πŸ™‚

  8. Yes I’ve had some time with too many ARCs which the worst is for blog tours when I get the book the same week as the posting date. I think I need to commit to less tours as they stress me out. My daughter also had the 7 day migraine and saw the neurologist, and she takes B2 vitamins also.

    There are many, many things I wish to do and I must prioritize. You have given yourself a big job of posts in December. I’m only doing 5 days of Top 10 – Good Luck! Enjoy your reads!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post Β Β 

    1. Thank you Anne and I know your daughter is struggling so often! I really hope that she’ll get better when getting older!

  9. I’ve been in your shoes, where I’ve had to get a lot of ARCs read and it can be stressful. Try not to stress over it too much. I find if I concentrate on tackling one thing at a time it helps. Good luck! And yes, I totally agree if we have our health we are wealthy! So nice to hear about your neurologist! πŸ™‚

  10. Well, if you really want to know, my week has been crazy! One of the women I work with is getting done, and she is taking so much knowledge with her. We’re working hard trying to get trained on everything, and I’ll be responsible for one of the program she is the administrator for. So I’m so busy at work. But that makes the days go fast!

    Oh, I really want to read Serpent & Dove! I have seen it everywhere lately.

    I hope you get your migraines under control. That’s a terrible place to be in.

    Thanks for sharing!

      1. I am so sorry to hear about that at work Angie! We lose many people who have tons of knowledge at work too with the staff not being reniewed for years thanks to the crisis and all of us aging! We are only beginning to recruit young people and it was more than time! I hope thigs will get easier for you! And thank you!!!

  11. Good luck with writing all the posts for blogmas! And with reading your books too, but please don’t pressure yourself too much because you don’t want to be under even more stress, it’s not good for your health.

    1. Thank you Irena! And I know how to protect myself (learned the hard way more than 25 years ago with a burnout!).