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 .
In my private life
This week was my last week of holiday before probably July!
It was bliss with lots of reading done, a drink with local colleagues and an unexpected offer to teach art!
About that last part… I found a secondhand bookshop ready to take my English books. As most are special editions from book boxes, they were impressed by the design and customisation.
I then proceeded to show them some of my own painted edges. And later that day, I got a message from the bookshop owner asking if I would consider teaching art classes around book customisation! I confess that I will think about it as that would be a great new experience for me!
I just have to think how I could organise it and see if people would be interested.
Last but not least, I began looking for a hotel or bed and breakfast to book in London this July for YALC! Our previous hotel changed ownership last year and our last stay had been very disappointing… If you have any recommendation leave them in comments 😉
As usual, I am leaving you with some reels of the week …
The first is the slippery slope of romantasy or when readers go to the dark side!
And the second is me trying to convince everyone to read my favorite fantasy based on the quotes! Did you guess the book before the end?
On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)
This week I have posted three reviews!! And I have many more coming your way!
A Dawn of Onyx was a good romantasy and the author was kind enough to send me a physical copy!
The Seven Percent of Ro Devereux was also a physical ARC that I got from the publisher. I confess that I requested that one after Sam from @weliveandbreathbooks left a very enthusiastic review about it!
And the last one is an amazing thirller! I seem to be on a thriller kick these last months thanks to bookclub reads on Instagram!
Thanks for reading!
How awesome that you were asked to teach a class on customizing books! I can’t say I’m surprised (because you are so talented). What a great opportunity!
It is Tanya!!
Congrats on the offer to teach art class! I think that would be a fun experience.
Me too Aj!
What an excited prospect! Your book customizations are really pretty, so I’m not surprised. Hope you get it all worked out! 🙂
Thank you Rachel! me too!
That’s so cool to be asked to do bookish art classes! It would definitely be a fun new experience. And yay for planning a new London trip! I find that in the dark winter months, it always helps to make plans so there’s lots of things to look forward to 🙂
Yes having something to look forward to helps in winter Lindsey!
I think that’s a great opportunity to do what you love while sharing the art of book decorating! You should really consider it!
I will Mogsy!
That’s amazing about being asked to do an art class. I hope it happens!
Me too Tammy!
I can see why they asked you to teach art classes, Sophie – you’ve really got a talent for it. Sure hope you can find a new place in London – good luck!
That is really awesome that they want you to teach an art class! What a compliment and opportunity! I hope you are able to find a good place to stay when you go to London in July. Looks like you’ve read some good books recently! I hope you have a good week.
I’m glad you had a nice week holiday. You are so creative.
That’s a fabulous offer! And your London trip sounds amazing too. 🙂
That’s such a cool idea! I would totally go to a class to learn how to do something like that to books. Fun! I’ve been searching for places to stay in Scotland for when I go on a tour in July. Need a place for a night or two before and after. Looks like you had some good reads this week too. Sorry that it’s your last week of holiday. 🙁 I am having a three day weekend right now, we’ll have one in February as well, then our spring break at the end of March. Then I’m going to a library conference in April, so I’m counting that as a break, and then school till June. Hope that you have a good week back!
Oooh Scotland seems amazing! I’d love to go there!
That’s such a cool opportunity, Sophie! You deserve all the recognition because your art is amazing! 😀
Thank you Lashaan!
How flattering to be offered an opportunity to teach art. Even if you can’t fit it in, it’s nice to have someone admire your talent.
Indeed Sam! 😉
I’m planning a trip to Paris, London and Dublin. Going for a month with my best friend when we retire!
That is really cool that the bookstore was so interested in your art skills. That is NOT a talent I have. Honestly, even my handwriting is bad. I just don’t have steady hands. Oh well!
Well you have other talents that I don’t possess Samantha LOL
That’s so exciting about the book edges! Have a great week Sophie!
You too Caro!!