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 .
In my private life first
First news: we are on lockdown or very close to it!
This Friday, the government announced that the schools will be closed, universities won’t teach live classes but only webinars and students are invited to go home. All shops will be closed on the weekends save for grocery shops and chemists. Restaurants and pubs are closed.
Workers are invited to do as much homeworking as possible and if they have to go to their workplace, are invited to take public transportation outside of the rush hour.
Things are escalating in Belgium with more people infected and deaths. But that was expected as no country lives on an isolated island anymore!
Next week, I’ll be homeworking the whole week and we’ll see how it plays the week after. Governmental measures are till April 3rd so far.
No fitness club open either so I am going on long walks and having online yoga classes.
My daughter decided that she wanted to stay at her dormitory but that was on the condition that she stayed the whole duration as in three weeks or more. No need to spread the virus on public transportation if she’s infected. She’ll have to find a solution to wash her clothes…
She told me she prefered staying there as when she comes home, she has difficulties to study. Home equals relaxing for her.
There were several students and professors at her university diagnosed with the covid so it’s highly likely that she has encountered it.
At home, my son and husband have been sick these past days with headaches, sore throats, pains in the neck, shoulders and back but no fever. Is it a seasonal illness of the covid? No idea!
I in turn had a semi clogged nose for one day and a sore throat for three hours but nothing more, as it’s usual with me.
For those interested, we aren’t out of toilet paper 😀
But people were crazy in shops on Friday while there is no need as there is plenty in store.
Little info about my friend and her book: she sent the last version to her publishing house thanks to the help of her mom and me. Also thanks indirectly to Jacquie’s help as she has published several posts about writing techniques and it was just what my friend needed at that time! So thank you Jacquie!
On a lighter note, I became quite expert at making funko pop inspired by bookish characters! This weekend I have made Manon Blackbeak from Throne of Glass!
I followed a tutorial on youtube by the same girl who explained how to make Rhysand.
What I love in her tutorials is that she is making me work with other things than only clay!
For Rhysand I worked with plastic sheets to make the wings and for Manon, I used a fabric and some fabric “glue” to make her cape. That’s really interesting and challenging!
Now one of my next project will be a non bookish related creation for an Instagram friend: a fairy!
I have so many ideas right now!!!
What do you think of this Manon?
Oh and I am planning on writing a tutorial myself to help others.
On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)
The downside of making craft and working from home is that I read less! This week I have reviewed two books and hope to review two more next week (as one of them is quite long).
The next week you’ll see that I got my reading mojo back with the first five stars since January and for a mystery/ghost/horror story ! I know my friend Laura must be thrilled to see me finally dabbling into one of her favorite genres. Probably Teri as well LOL.
Now onto this week’s reviews: The Seven Husbands of Evelyne Hugo was an audiobook and 4,5 stars. Once again I’ve been in awe of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s penmanship. She makes it so real!
Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre was a very good conclusion to a series that honestly needs more praise! 4,5 stars
I decided that, even if we already were in the beginning of the second week of March, I wanted to publish a TBR so here you are.
And the Top 5 Tuesday went on about authors having names beginning by F to J. Like last week, I paired some authors to have team battles and this week, I tried to guess what kind of story each team would be likely to write! Do you think I guessed right?
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
Quiz! Click on the graphic below and get started with Epic Reads quiz asking:
Build an Outfit and We’ll Tell You Which YA Character You’re Most Like
I got … Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
“You’re not afraid to mix patterns and play with different textures! We bet combat boots would look so good on you. ;-)”
I did try to blog hop as much as possible this strange week and I found some very intereting posts!
Marie @drizzleandhurricanes talks about what annoys her in books yet she still love it.
The Orang Utang Librarian gives fun alternative to read if you love history.
Em talks about what she experienced while in a book slump. Unexpected perks if you want.
Renee explains the reasons why she reads dark romance.
That’s it for this week! How was your week? How is the covid situation wher you live? How do you feel with it? Are people goign crazy? And most important: how many toilet rolls do you still have! 😉
Thanks for reading.