Hi dear friends,
Time for our weekly wrap up and chit chat. As usual I am linking this post with The Sunday Post meme created by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer
But first things first: I owe you all an apology as I am struggling to comment back, reply and like. See below why.
Let’s get into private life first …
I have been playing with Freddy’s words in my title because the one biting the dust is ME!
I’ve been back to work this week and it’s been brutal. I ended Monday with a pounding head and I slept poorly. On Tuesday I was so slow and sluggish that I ended up taking an Ibuprofen around lunch time.
Some will say one pain killer is nothing but I try to avoid taking them if I can. We are too quick to make it a habit and mask the real problem with pain killers.
But I had to finish work and be somewhat efficient. Miracle, once the pain abated I was Super Sophie again.
Tracking down mistakes and holes in projects no one had seen before. This is a true story by the way as it’s what happened that afternoon. My colleague was discomfited and I told him had we had that meeting in the moorning while I had my headache I wouldn’t have put a stop to his project.
All my colleagues told me that I finally was walking, working and experiencing life as they do every day for years when I was slowed down by the headache. Ha!
Anyway when I came back home late this week I had little energy and had to go to bed early.
Hence my sincere apologizes here above as I wanted to reply to your comments immediately and blog hop much more than I did!
I had a conversation with my boss telling her that I need to slow down for a month or two as I am too far gone right now with: work, teenage/young adult crisis, my dad’s death, my mom to advize etc.
I’ve led everything for around 19 years now, being always the driving force when everyone had crisis but now I feel that my limit has been reached.
So I plan to relax and if I can’t always reply the same day so be it. I will still comment as often as I can because I love your posts even if I have to take a step back some day to go to bed early.
I hope you’ll still follw the blog 😉
Last gloomy note today or rather tantrum: who has said that raising kids is easy? That when they become adults it’s easier?????? Maybe once that they have their own place but let me tell you that a young adult man under your roof while he is trying to decide and lead the dance that’s certainly not restful!!!!
Now on a BRIGHT TONE because I don’t like to be all doom and gloom: I just booked my YALC London tickets for July!!!
And the hotel.
I will go with my daughter while the men will hold the fort.
And before that date, I’ll attend RARE Paris in April (tickets, hotel and train all booked). I signed as volunteer as my mom won’t attend the event with me but go her merry way through Paris and asked to be helping an author (with being plurilingual and all…).
I had to mention three authors and I chose: Emma Scott, Suzanne Wright and Tillie Cole.
Honestly I hope I will be chosen to attend Emma as we chat quite often and it would be great to seat the whole day with her and just help!
On the blog (click on the graphics to read the post)
I have reviewed four books this week! And read two more with the review being published next week…
Honestly my year begins on a really high note as far as reading is concerned.
Binding 13 and Keeping 13 by Chloe Walsh. It was the first time that I read that author but it won’t be the last! She wrote two contemporaries YA totalling 1800 pages! But I was never bored and I never thought some pages could have been cut.
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson was my first read of the year and just amazing! This is an ARC and won’t be released before July but really I recommend this one as a must read for 2019.
Fool Me Once by Nicole Williams was a good read, the one that you can read in one sitting.
In the Top 5 Tuesday I wrote a fun (I hope!) post about what are my reasons to read. Honestly many participants had great intake!
I bypassed the I Heart Characters hosted by Dani @fromawritersperspective and I am truly sorry but as I said above life is a little too much right now to do everything that I did earlier. I hope to get back on the saddle one day.
First Impression Friday was back as I was just beginning a book The Wicked King!
Discussion post about my last part of the long list of most awaited books of 2019.
And a reading challenge! Yes you’ve read it right: I am organizing a reading challenge with Angelica, my partner in crime from Collectors of Book Boyfriends. You can enter and will be so welcome LOL
Pfew that’s it for this week!
On the blogosphere and the bookish world
Sam discusses about plot and their absence of that does not bother her. I so agree with her on that! Characters first for me!
Kristina is chatting about finding inspiration for posts. handy if you are in a blog slump!
EpicReads had a fun test about “What would your unfortunate superpower be?”
Just click on the graphic to be led to the beginning of the test and have fun!
Now it’s your turn! What have you been up to?
Thanks for reading!