Hi dear friends,
It is Sunday again, time to look back to this week’s events and link to our charming hostess Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer
In my private life
Well this week my friend Garmin still bossed me up and showed its sneaky side!
When I got that watch it was easy peasy to impress as it had a set number of steps at 7.000 a day. With my over 13.000 steps every working day it was a breeze!
But that tool is a pawn of the devil as without my consent and unknowingly to me it raised the daily level to ….14.000 steps a day!!!
If it is not devious I don’t know what is!
And back to today’s title: do you sometimes feel that you live in an Italian family? Where everyone is a drama queen, doors shutting with a bang, voices raised for some futile point to be followed by contrite faces and excuses? No?
Or are you from these postcards families with the kids well fed, rosy cheeked and pristine clothes while the mom is always kind, peaceful and dad is always benevolent, cool as a cucumber? Where just a mildly disapproving tone suffices to berate the kids and shush them into obedience?
If so you are lucky because my family does look like the heated Italian family every day!
Today it exploded again for such ridiculous topic that I don’t know if I must cry, laugh or ignore it!
All is always well in the end but it is just exhausting!
Nothing special to mention this week aside me ogling runners today for a local marathon.
I realized that Jesus, they don’t have one ounce of fat on their bodies! And I hurt just looking at them in their final run looking all red faced, veins bulging with the look of someone who’s got a bad case of diarrhea and can’t run fast enough to the restroom! It left me pondering about the merits of sports when done in such intense fashion…
I was very happy to only walk for about 8 miles today as it seemed much more enjoyable and less painful! I got the enjoy the first smells of arriving Fall with a crispness in the air and the sun shining softly, not singeing skins anymore!
Oh last info for you: Amy from @foxyblogs, Angy from @collectorofbookboyfriends and I decided to do one final ‘Meet Your Next’ for 2019. We decided to do Own Voices. Own Voices is when the main character is part of the marginalized group. A marginalized group covers everything from race, sexuality, disability, etc
So keep your eyes open as I’ll post the Google doc to fill in if any of you is interested! The blog tour should run from October 14 – October 25. We won’t be posting on the weekend of the 19th and 20th. Applications should be filled in for September 13th.
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
This week I posted four reviews! Two of these books will definitely go to my Bests of 2019!
King Unveiled by Taralynn Moore was the book I got from the author from IG. It was a good 4 stars.
Handle With Care by Helena Hunting was a wonderful romcom with the female character reminding me of Nanny MacPhee for adults. 4 Stars.
The Dragon Republic by RF Kuang just about killed me! It was brilliant but excruciating at the same time and I don’t know how I’ll manage to wait for the next one!
The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood is a story like none other. It was brilliant, unusual and perfectly executed. I want everyone to read it! 6 stars
On Tuesday we chatted about series we should finish and these I will never finish. Some unpopular opinion there…
And our weekly discussion topic was about quotes! Do you believe in their power? Like them? Collect them maybe?
In the blogopshere and literary world
Epicreads quizzes us on books first lines! Try to match these first lines with the book covers.
And Kristina shares with us the pressure of missing a post!
That was my week in a nutshell! What happened in yours? Is Fall slowling coming in your town?
Thanks for reading!