Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
But first of all, for all the moms … Happy Mother’s day!
In my private life
Well my previous week had been really eventful with my daughter’s health’s problems so this week being blissfully normal was a gift!
Nothing really important to report, just our quarantine routine.
We’ll begin opening more shops tomorrow and are allowed some social interaction outside our home with maximum the four same people.
I confess that I am dreading the easing of the measures put in place and fear that famous “second wave”. But I understand that we have to let the economy get back to normal very slowly or we’ll have other big problems!
My employer does not talk of invinting us to get back to the office and I am glad as I fear the public transportation and the closeness with other people.
That being said, this week I sur got my reading mojo back! I only reviewed two books but that’s just because I want to read and read and read. Not to write reviews! Blasphemy for a blogger I know but …I just want to be a bookworm, you know?
I have read this week The Switch by Beth O’Leary; The Night Huntress book one by Jeaniene Frost (audiobook); the first book of the Steel and Stone series by Annette Marie (buddy read with Raven and Jen) and What I Carry by Jennifer Longo (after I’ve seen Sam’s review). FOUR books in one week!!!!
The reviews you’ll see below are from books that I have read the week before.
So I had four reviews to write! That’s why I am posting so late today!
That plus I confess that I spend some time on Instagram right now as it seems that beautiful pictures of books lift my mood!
Last info for this week: work is still intense! I managed to book my lunch time and avoid Skype meetings but outisde of that moment, I had not one minute of respite. Hard to follow you all on social media …
On the blog this week
I reviewed two books! One is a woman fiction/romcom by Katherine Center: What You Wish for and was truly excellent! 4,5 stars
The second was an audiobook, romcom too and a pure delight: Well Met by Jen De Luca! 4,5 stars
Honestly I recommend both in these time of quarantine!
The sole other post was the Top 5 Tuesday which was …longer than five books as Shanah asked for our favorite romance! I gave one book by romance trope. See if you can find your guilty pleasure 😀
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
Epic read has a quiz to recommend a book based on the quarantine routine you’ve fallen into! Click on the graphic to take the quiz
And I did succeed in blog hopping …sometimes! So here are a few posts I found very interesting!
Krysti talks about running a book club while staying at home
Sofii reccommends 10 light and fluffy books
Tasya explains how she rates her books
That’s it! How was your week? Anything interesting happened?
Thanks for reading.
Things have started opening up again here too. We are still supposed to be social distancing but it seems like there haven’t been people following that as everyone seems to be far too close together for my comfort! I am glad you have found your reading mojo back as well.
Olivia some people frighten me too as they don’t seem too ceoncerned about others well being! I hope you’ll be safe!
I can’t imagine how devastating a second wave could be but I guess we’re “better” prepared for this now than before. I do hope you’ll still be safe from it all despite rules being softened right now! Happy reading, Sophie!
Thank you Lashaan!
You really did a lot!! And sometimes just doing the bookworm and not the blogger is more than ok!
I’m you got your reading mojo back! Four Books in one week is pretty impressive! I’m so behind on my book reviews!
I try to catch up with my reviews Raven LOL
Wanting to read and not write reviews is not blasphemy!!! I think its normal for bookworms haha and book bloggers are bookworms first 😀 I’m glad you had a good week and that your employer isn’t making you go back! Mine is the same way. The country is opening back up but my employer wants us all to continue working from home for a while.
Brittany I learned today that we’ll stay homeworking till the end of August!!!
Yay for getting your reading mojo back. That has to feel good. 🙂
Very good Suzanne!
I agree….we cant close down everything forever or we will be worse off in the end and the quarantine was originally only to help the hospitals from being overrun. And most states that are doing it are doing it slowly and safely at least mine is. So lets hope we get through it with minimal loss of life.
Happy Mothers Day and hope you had a blessed day with your family and happy reading!
Thank you! And fingers crossed for you too!
Happy Mother’s Day! I’m looking forward to What You Wish For, too, as I really enjoyed her last book. Stay safe as things open up more!
Thank you Rachel! Stay safe too especially with your job!
Wish I could get through four books in a week. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, Sophie!
Thank you Teri! I saw that you had a great Mother’s day!
I am glad that you got your reading mojo back! It is definitely hard to focus on some titles these days. I feel the same as you in regards to easing the measures on social distancing. Fingers crossed things go smoothly where you live. 🙂
And where you live too!
It’s so true that after so long in lockdown we are now literally *scared* of peeking out of our own door!
Many say that this crisis has changed our way of thinking and reacting to what used to be everyday circumstances, and I guess we will have to adapt to a different concept of “normal”. But adapt we will… 🙂
Exactly Maddalena as humans are resilient!
I cannot imagine getting in mass transit anytime soon! Airplanes, trains, subways…they were already a danger zone for the transmission of illness, but now it would be catastrophic!
Glad this week was less hectic for your! Hope your daughter is doing well!
She is doing better Samantha! Thank you!!!
Glad that it looks like you’ll be able to continue to work from home. Hopefully that will be the case for many people.
I hope so too Nicole!
Things are beginning to slowly reopen here, too, and it’s quite unsettling. Glad your employer is not rushing things, at least. Same with mine. We will all continue to WFH for now which I am glad of. Hooray for getting your reading mojo back! Such a good feeling. Sometimes I just want to read one back after another and not concern myself with reviews. It’s freeing. 🙂
Freeing is the right word Tanya!
Happy Mother’s Day Sophie! And what an adorable video- thank you for sharing that!
Glad this week was more normal for you. I worry about the second wave too, and hope things are reopening too soon. I guess we;ll find out!
Take care this week. 🙂
Thank you so much Greg!
Glad this has been a relatively quiet and peaceful week – and I hope Mothering Sunday is a good one, as much as is possible in these difficult times. Let’s hope the coming week is another uneventful one. Stay safe, Sophie:)
Thank you so much!
Four books is an amazing amount in a week! I can’t wait for things to get back to normal here. I’ve been in work a few times but can’t wait to have my whole year 6 class and my colleagues together again!
For a teacher it must be extra difficult Katie!
I am happy you had a quiet week, and over the moon about What I Carry. *clapping* I am very much looking forward to reading your thoughts. I let my reviews pile up, so I can read too. When the books are good, we cannot just put them down.
Exactly Sam! I hope to publish by Friday!
4 books is fab!!! Now get writing those reviews!!!!
Happy Mother’s Day to you (ours was back in March).
I’m a big fan of The Night Huntress series so I hope you love them as well. Take care Sophie.
I have an ARC for What You Wish For by Katherine Center. I LOVE the Night Huntress books. I hope you enjoy them! I also have no interest in leaving the house, even though things may begin opening.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Take care and happy reading!
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