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

Happy Sunday!

This week has been extremely buys as usual and I really feel that I need some holiday! Not too far away now, in three weeks I’ll be in London with my daughter!

As a result, I have been unable to reply to commnents si that’s what I’ll do this afternoon!

Talking about my daughter, she has finished her exams at university (now we wait for the results) and to relax she was reading…my books!

I share my kindle library with the kids and I could see that some books were read or I got a message to “buy the sequel of that book because you don’t have it”.

That made me smile to know we share the same passion.

And like me, she prefers reading the originial, non translated, version.

She is now back home for one day and already I lent her tons of books to read!

That’s also what I did this week: sent a giftcard with precise instructions on what books to buy and their reading order to a friend!

She is a very dear friend and she has cancer. I can’t fight the illness for her but I can provide her with great reads, funny ones or stories that will have her escape in other worlds to keep her spirits high!

If you are curious about her reading list, I recommended:

Moti on the Water by Leylah Attar

The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune,

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

As usual I am posting some reels today.

One is about one of my many pet peeves…

And as many people were interested when I announced that I would teach edges painting, I decided to go live to answer some questions and explain one more how I do it.

Sorry for my accents or mistakes, lives are more difficult as I have to think fast and nothing is scripted.

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

I wrote three reviews last week with one of them in French!

Mysteries of Thorn Manor whose translation in French was very well done.

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken is a very good Arthurian retelling. I want the sequel already!

And The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff was a real eye opener on women’s condition and caste system in India! With lots of dark humor too!

Thanks for reading!


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  1. That’s so great that you got to share your passion for reading with your daughter! And I hope that your friend finds some comfort and escape in your reading recommendations and will recover soon.

  2. Aww that’s adorable, happy to hear your daughter is a reader too!

    Although my mother also reads, we aren’t quite reading the same stuff.. she can’t read in english for one- she can barely even speak & understand it

  3. Aah it’s so lovely that your kids are getting into your books as well. I love sharing my books with friends for the same reasons. I hope your friend enjoys the books you sent her and that they provide her with some comfort and love! Also same on the sexy time in books, it needs to fit to the story and not be the focus if its not explicitly labelled as an erotic book xD Thanks for dropping by my post and I hope you have a lovely week! Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. That’s so cool that you and your daughter are sharing reads! I’ve noticed lately that my daughters are reading YA stuff that I recognize from blogging and it’s a good feeling. :) I might even know what they’re talking about occasionally lol.

  5. My daughter reads too and I love that we have that in common even though we don’t always like the same books. Oh, your poor friend with cancer! I hope she’s able to have some respite/escape by reading!

  6. You are very lucky to have a daughter to share your love of books with – my sister reads my books which is always special:)). Your painting q & a video is awesome – I have the artistic ability of a doorknob, so I am blown away with what you have achieved. I need to get hold of Silver in the Bone as I’ve recently read a cracking Arthurian retelling story and it’s left me yearning for more. Have a great week, Sophie:).