Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week .Β I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years byΒ Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewerΒ .Β 

In my private life

Happy Sunday!

Last Sunday saw no Sunday Post as I was in London, attending YALC (Young Adult Litterature Convention)!

I had a blast!

Our travel was … surprising as we took the train and once in the Pas de Calais, my phone began vibrating and doing a noise it had never done! I thought it would explode! But it was just the alert for the floods in France…

This time we rented a flat and I was very happy with it! No bed bugs as my daughter feared (we checked upon arrival) and everything was very clean!

YALC was amazing with lots of authors met and even a workshop organized by Fairyloot and Zoulfa Kathou around our favorite and less favorite tropes.

I also met lots of followers or bookstagrammers who recognized me and asked for selfies or hugs!

We bought 20 books total with my daughter for about 86 EUR so basically, they were free πŸ˜‰

Our travel back was also stressful as we had walked to the underground station, under the rain, at a brisk walk to discover said station closed because the were understaffed! We dashed to the next station, still under the rain and carrying suitcases heavy with books to discover once inside the station that it would close in moments! So we flew down the stairs, hauling our luggage and dashed into the train that just arrived at the gate! What a way to begin our day!

Today is my last day of holiday and I took the time to prepare for my “Best Reads of 2023”, also known as Blogmas.

As I am still tired with daylight saving and know that my month will be busy, I opted for a lighter formula this year.

I will post once a week, every Friday, beginning on December 1st.

You can find the schedule and themes below if you want to participate.

If you participate, could you comment on my post of the day and leave a link to your post? That will be easier for me to go and visit!

And as usual, I am leaving you with my most recent reel.

On the blog since last Sunday Post (click on the graphic to read the post)

I reviewed four books and one of them made me rage and shed all the tears!

I was so lucky to get an advanced reading copy of Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherland!

A Curse for True Love was a worthy ending to that trilogy, even if the first book remains my favorite!

And I think that Sword Catcher is an excellent setting of the scene for that new series!

Thanks for reading! Now I’ll go catch up with your posts and comments!

Sophie

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31 Comments

  1. Glad to hear the YALC was a hit. No fun trying to drag luggage around in the pouring rain! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of the year. I’ll check out your Blogmas. Maybe I’ll participate. πŸ™‚