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, the most important news of the week and probably of this crappy year: YOU DID IT!!!!
I am not even American nor do I live in the US but I have been on pins and needles the whole week following the results of the election.
I respect all opinions but honestly I wanted someone to unite the country. Someone who would really care for all people and give the correct informations.
There I said that piece. This is my personal opinion you can unfriend me if you like 😉
Today I am happy for all women, all people of colors, all gay/lesbian/bi and transgender in the US and for the people in the US,period.
I am stopping this political part here as I am a book blogger but I just needed to address this!
My week has been good as I am on holiday and I even went for a long walk with my cousin that I hadn’t seen for one year! We are in lockdown but authorize to drive and meet four people outside with safety measures. We stayed more than 1,5 metres apart and were in the open so I’d say we’ve been careful.
Plus I so needed this!
You can only go so long without meeting friends and family.
Another highlight was a very long phone call from my former boss now retired. We planned to go for lunch in March but with the COVID it got cancelled. Now we chatted for over one hour and I was very pleased to know that she is happy and does not regret her work life.
Again it was great having news from someone I hadn’t heard nor seen for months!
And last but not least, I made another funko pop today so it’s been bliss! Do you recognize her?
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
I have reviewed two books this week even if I have read a third one!
Breathless by Jennifer Niven was a very good coming of age story filled with raw and flawed characters.
You Had me at Hola by Alexis Daria was sweet, sassy and spicy. I listened to that audiobook in less than two days and had a very enjoyable time!
On Tuesday this week I only did the Top 5 Tuesday with new favorite authors I had discovered this year because the Top Ten asked for ten hobbies and I don’t have ten hobbies LOL
In the literary world
Epic Reads asks us if we could survive a Spy Mission
Something not book related but amazing is how you can train a blind and deaf dog! My friend Amy Scolla Fox made me discover this account on IG and they show how to train these pups.
Now do tell me, how was your week?
Thanks for reading!
I’m not an American either but I definitely felt the same way this past week! The results came as such a relief to me, so I can only imagine how Americans are feeling right now!
Glad to hear you had some nice interactions with people this week! It’s definitely so needed not to feel isolated right now.
Oh, and I love Danika, she is perfect!
Thank you for the praise Lindsey!!
Thanks for your support Sophie! I’m not a political person by any means but I truly believe that we need a change and I’m hoping that Biden will push us out of these dark times! Glad you were able to socialize some!!
That’s what I hope for you all Trisy!
Thanks for your support, Sophie! I’m very happy with the election result and am feeling hopeful for our future. Hopefully the outgoing President will accept the results and allow for a peaceful transfer of power.
That’s what I hope too Suzanne!
As an American, I am very relieved that the election is over and we have a new president elect. I just hope the outgoing president will agree to a peaceful transfer of power.
Me too Samantha!
I’m so pleased with the election results and I’m the same, I’m not American and I live several thousand miles away!
Yay for the election result and Biden/Harris! I am excited a woman will be in the White House. I’m also so happy to get rid of the bully. Hopefully now there will be a sensible plan for COVID. It’s great you were able to talk with friends safely. Enjoy your holiday time and some great reads!
Anne – Books of My Heart
Thank you Anne!
I am so relieved with this election. Now I just worry about what happens during this transition time period. I hope you have a great week!
You too Kristi!!!
I am hopeful for the future, Sophie. We need to pull together in these trying times. I am worried about the Covid situation. Many people here seem to think the worst is past and are acting accordingly. I have many friends that work in hospitals and they say they are seeing in rise in new cases. This is far from over. Stay safe and be well:)
Stay safe too Laura! I know that’s far from finished.
I’m nervously hopeful for the future. I don’t think I can fully relax until all of the states certify their results and Trump’s lawsuits are dismissed. I’m glad you got to see your family. Have a great week!
I know I am waiting for the State too AJ!
So glad you were able to get out and spend some time with family and speak with friends, Sophie. And I’m beyond thrilled with the election results – time for healing.
Exactly Teri! Time for healing!
We are all relieved about how the election went, even if we are not USA citizens, because this change will affect – we hope positively – the whole world, and I agree that with the way this year is going, we badly needed some comforting news… 😉
It made me hope again Maddalena!
Yay, I’m glad you are relieved! Though I hate to be that person, I honestly can’t say I will breathe a sigh of relief until the state boards certify the results. A lot of people are celebrating now (as they should!) but so many seem to think the media calls an election, but that is just not true. And now I’m not sure if you heard the news over there, and I hope this will amount to nothing, but apparently there were a lot of anomalies found in the ballot counts in the swing states, which might warrant taking it to the courts. So yes, I am still nervous! But hopefully it will all turn out okay because I don’t think I can take any more of the chaos.
I know I am still waiting for the state board too but that’s encouraging!
I sobbed with relief that Biden/Harris won. There is so much work to be done, and I am so disappointed that so many in our country STILL voted for Trump after everything he has said and done, including members of our own family, but our house spent the day letting ourselves be relieved and hopeful yesterday, and it was so nice to feel that way again. I haven’t read much this week with the stress from the election, but did finish Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf, which was lovely. I’m glad you had a nice holiday week, Sophie!
Well Vivli I think that week has been very stressful for you all!
Thank you for your support, Sophie! I am thrilled with the results of the election and I’m just happy that there are new possibilities on the horizon that we didn’t have before. And how can you not celebrate the fact that a woman of color will be Vice President!!
Exactly! Kamala is such a great figurehead and brings hope!
I’m so glad we did it! Thank you for your words. Honestly, overseas support has meant a lot to a lot of us Americans over the last four years.
I’m so glad too that you were able to see family. You are right, it is hard and terrible when you cannot.
Be safe and healthy this week!!!!
You are welcome Greg! I was suffering for you all for four years. And I was amazed because all the people that I knew from the blog didn’t seem pro Trump so I was left wondering who voted for him…
I’m so glad you had a good week and were able to see and talk to people you care about. Yesterday was a bright spot in a very dark year, but as you know, the U.S. has a long way to go. While Biden won the popular vote by a larger margin than Clinton did in 2016, more than 70 million people voted for Trump. These nuisance lawsuits will accomplish nothing. There were Republican congressmen on the same ballots, yet it looks like they’ll be maintaining control of the Senate. That wouldn’t have happened if there was widespread fraud. Also, this really has been the most transparent election we’ve had. Not only were there plenty of poll watchers from both parties, but polls have been videotaped and in many cases live-streamed. It looks like the majority of Trump’s supporters won’t accept Biden as a legitimately elected president no matter what proof is offered, which makes me anxious for the near future.
I am anxious for you all too Kim and I hope you won’t have to face too much civil unrest!
I’m so glad you had a good week, and I’m so happy that Trump has been voted out in the US! So much work still needs to be done but for now we let them celebrate getting that tit out of office!!
Exactly !!! Let’s celebrate.
I’m so happy the election is over! Trump is such a divisive, morally corrupt person. I didn’t like that he encouraged that behavior in others. Now I don’t have to see his face endlessly on my TV screen after January first.
Glad to hear you were able to enjoy some time with friends and catch up with an old colleague. Happy reading, Sophie, and have a lovely week! 🙂
Thank you Rachel! You too!
Glad you were able to enjoy your time off and catch up with some friends. Always a treat.
It is indeed Sam!
I think its important to meet with friends and family. Me and my 3 best friends are planning on a curry and wine Zoom night on Friday, in our own houses of course! We just thought it would be a fun thing to do!!!
That’s an excellent idea Caro!
And I know I should know who the funko is……but my brain isn’t working today as I have a migraine looming!
Sorry Caro! I hope your head will get better!
It will, thankfully!!!!!
While I have a different opinion politically than you do, I honestly think our society here in the states is so divided I don’t think anyone can unify us because of the hate and cancel culture that has been building. When you have many ppl not willing to be open minded to other views or opinions, its hard to keep a society unified, it just builds distrust and violence towards each other. But I could be wrong, maybe he can help I am just not sure, it really depends on if the people and the parties can compromise and learn to work together for the good of the people and not their own greed. Even though I didn’t vote for Biden because of his policies, if it becomes official through the courts of law here, than as a conservative and an American Patriot, then he will be my president even if I didn’t vote for him. I just hope he does good and doesn’t divide our country further.
Good for you being able to meet up with ppl you care about. I think that is what we are all struggling with, we need human touch and interaction and its a struggle when we don’t have it. Hope it gave you some renewal and energy!!
Renee that’s what I truly wish for all of you. To be united again because that broke my heart to see such a beautiful country as yours being so divided. Will Joe Biden be able to do it? I don’t know because as you say, without the people willing it, being open minded that task will be nearly impossible.
So I will cross my fingers for you all!
And yes being able to meet people truly did give me energy!
Thank you xoxo
I think we are all celebrating the Biden Harris win, and hope this is a wind of change for decency to return to the US. And we’re all allowed to be political, and have our say. Now more than ever, we need our voices to be heard!
Alex as Renee said above I hope people will be open minded else they’ll have such a challenge! I think it will take more than four years to do so but at least, that’s their program!