The Sunday Post June 24th …Sad news today

Hi dear friends,

The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted @Caffeinated Reviewer. Time to look back on my week and talk about life events and blog related news.

 

Personal news first

This week has been one of the saddests since I began blogging as we learned some days ago that Isabel, Emma Scott’s ten years old daughter had suffered from a heart attack. In spite of all the love and prayers sent her way we learned today that Isabel won’t make it.

Even if I did not know Emma Scott personally it would be a very sad news as no parent should face the death of their kid.

But having chatted and met Emma for more than one year it hit me even more.

This is not something sad that I read on the media.

It’s become personal and my soul is weeping today.

This extremely sad event occured in a very tense and busy week in our life as we are still waiting for the kids school results.

My daughter will go in her last year of high school but she’ll have schoolwork in the holiday (mathematics was a failure).

My son is still waiting for his results but his mathematics exams happened under unconceivable circumstances. If the kids had 50% at their written exam they did not have to go to the oral. Well 75% of the students with this teacher had to go to the oral. In their last year of high school do you find this normal? Is the problem with the kids or with the teacher?

The oral happened at the same time as another oral. Answer of the teacher “Not my problem. Go to my oral, leave the classroom to go to the other oral then come back here”. Ideal circumstances to have an exam and focus ….

Result: I wrote a long detailed but factual mail (took me 50 minutes) to the school’s principal explaining everything for two years with this teacher. Now we wait….

 

On the blog

I said last week that I landed many ARCs and I had a beta read to do within 2 weeks. Well this week I’ve read four books and reviewed three!

I still have two books to read next week and one beta read to do… Click on the graphic to read the review

Almost Impossible by Nicole Williams is the perfect beach read! 4 stars.

One Small Thing did not live up to my expectations but that’s OK as not every book will be your cup of tea. I’ll still read Erin Watt’s books in the future as they are talented writers.

This one was a fantastic but “Out of my comfort zone” read! 4,5 stars.

I have read but still have to review Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L Armentrout (4 stars).

I also was lucky to interview one of my fellow bloggers Ramona from Ramona’s Read with Love! It was an interesting change from authors.

As usual my favorite memes without the Top 5 Tuesday (I took a break)

I Heart Characters was about a grump with a heart of gold (made me sweat)

And First Impression Friday was about Moonlight Seduction

In the blogosphere now… I’ve been a bad bad bad blogger as I rushed to read and handle my kids problems!

Today’s fellow blogger post is the one from Marie where she gives advices about avoiding reading slump (worst nightmare for a book blogger!).

How I avoid reading slumps (and how you can, too)

That’s it!

How was your week?

Thanks for reading.

Sophie

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23 Replies to “The Sunday Post June 24th …Sad news today”

  1. I saw that about Emma Scott’s daughter. I’d never heard of the author before but – as you said – simply as another parent your heart breaks for her. What a horrendous situation to have to face.

    P.S – It’s more than ok to be a ‘bad blogger’ to take care of your kids. Our first job is to fight their corner, then help them fight their corner, until they’re perfectly able to fight for themselves. Blogging will keep. 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much for these kind words Nicci <3

  2. That is very sad news. And I’m sorry your son’s teacher is being so difficult. It does not sound normal for so many people in the class to do so poorly. I hope you’re having a better week this week <3

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Emma. No parent should have to go through that. Breaks my heart. I will be praying for the family. Deep condolences.

    Mary

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Mary! <3

  4. Oh no, she was beautiful .. my sympathy for you and her parents xx

    What .. if 75% of the whole.class. didn’t made it it was the teacher’s fault for sure. and that answer ?? what the hell?? yeah, make them suffer even more by failing more classes! totally make sense!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Kristina! Unfortunately the tacher has all the power Grrrr

  5. Sorry it’s been a tough week. *Hugs.*

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thanks AJ! <3

  6. I actually got One Small Thing for my ARC this week, and in a way, I can see why you’ll give it 3 stars, but having not completing the book yet I don’t want to make too many assumptions. Also, my deepest condolences to the little girl Isabel, she was a very beautiful girl. It’s so sad she had to go so young, she could’ve had a very bright future ahead of her.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Anne thank you so much! And I wonder what you’ll think of One Small THing 😉

  7. I’m sorry it’s been a tough week. Give yourself a break when you can and allow yourself to feel what you feel. I hope you can get a break while reading some great books. Anne – Books of My Heart

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Anne!

  8. Oh that’s awful- I’m so sorry to hear about Emma Scott’s daughter. No parent should have to go through that…

    Those testing issues sound iffy to say the least. Good luck with it and I hope it all works out.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Greg it was not a total disaster but rather bitter-sweet for my kids. Let’s just say that copared to Emma’s ordeal I certainly don’t have to complain.

  9. I’m very sorry to hear the sad news about Emma Scott’s daughter. It’s really heartbreaking.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes Raven, so so sad!

  10. I, too, was so saddened by Emma Scott’s news. Heartbreaking.
    I’m sorry to hear about your children’s school troubles. Hopefully you will hear something back!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes Samantha I am still crying and can’t imagine how Emma must feel 🙁

  11. Life can be so unfair. No parent should have to bury a child.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Exactly Kate 🙁

  12. So sorry to hear your sad news.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Paula! <3

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