Hi dear friends!
Time for a little weekly chit chat about how my week went and what happened on the blog. As usual I will link it up with @CaffeinatedReviewer.
Time to look back on my week and talk about life events and blog related news.
I have been lazy this week, enjoying my first week of holiday. I focused on my reading but was a very bad blogger as I should have read many books written by YALC authors but I was not in the mood for them. Shame I know! But as I am on holiday I decided for once to just read “moody” reads and it’s been so great!
The kids are on holiday too and as my daughter has a student job as a waitress it’s really quiet at home. No fights between her and her borther! A respite! I am so happy!
Aside this nothing memorable, just chilling in my garden as we have a real heatwave here. Something unheard for decades. We even have drought while my country is usually as green as Ireland!
On the blog this week
First I did some database cleaning. I wanted to reduce the size of my database as we all know that space on a server costs money. Plus the bigger the DB usually the slower the blog will load.
I recruited my hubs as he is a techie and works in IT.
Should I go into my host DB and start some SQL magic to clean it up (and risk losing many things as I don’t really have a clue) or install a plugin?
We opted for the plugin and decided to install WP Optimize. It ‘s even optimized for Updraft Plus, the plugin I use for my daily backups.
When we installed and cleaned I began to sweat.
Each time I do something like that to optimize my site I cross my fingers, light some candles and pray to all Gods that everything will go as planned.
So far it’s been a success *still lightning candles* and I reduced my DB Size.
Books I’ve read and those I reviewed (click on the graphic to read the review)
This week, today morning included, I have read 5 books. Yes 5 books! That’s why I say I’ve been so lazy with commenting etc as I’ve been engrossed in my reads. I recalled why I began blogging about books: because I am passionate about books!
I’ve read: A Girl Like Lilac by Victoria L James (4,5 stars!); When Autumn Ends by Beth Rinyu (4,5 stars); The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen (4 stars); I’ll Meet you There by Heather Demetrios (no review yet but incoming with a 6 stars!) and this morning I finished The Mortician Daughter by CC Hunter (5 stars but CC is EVIL for letting it end on such cliffhanger! Review to come).
I was lucky to have Jane Harvey-Berrick and Stuart Reardon answer my sometimes crazy questions in what’s been my second interview of this fantastic writer’s duet!
As I had more time than usual on my hands I did a “spurt of the moment” post about one of my favorite topics: Book Covers! Have you noticed they differ from land to land?
I also participated in my usual favorite memes but I have been a good girl for once (no bare chested men or naughtiness at all!)
In “I Heart Characters” this week’s topic was “hot and cold”.
And First Impression Friday was about “I’ll Meet you There” by Heather Demetrios
Time to share some blog love here! This week on the blogosphere:
Marie talks about series she still needs to finish and why she just not keep up (me neither sometimes!)
Evelina asks if reading ARCs is like reading books for school
That’s it for this week! Next Sunday will be Sunday Post-less as I will still be in London with my daughter attending YALC London!
How was your week? Just leave a comment please 😉
Thanks for reading, always!