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 exhausting! A real turmoil at home with more teenage family drama as my son punched his sister’s door! It all began for something not important (certainly compared to world hunger and wars etc.) but as we are close to the end year’s exams all Hell broke lose!
Better the door than my daughter I know but still!
When we have been wondering what we’ve done wrong with our kids we’ve gathered many stories from our friends and colleagues telling us that “it happened to them too”. Some had holes in the door and chose to hide it with a “Las Vegas” plate bought when on trip in the US.
Suffice to say that we both went back early from work that day to have a very serious chat with both of them. They will both have to pay for a new door. My daughter because she knows where to poke the bear to make him bite and my son because he damaged the door.
Now this will be my new mantra...
At work I’ve been touring our small country to give training about …GDPR! Yes it was the hot topic of these last weeks.
I even helped other blogger friends who had no time to comply and prepare. Well that’s what friends are for: to help each others when needed.
I was drained physically and emotionally by the end of the week, killer headache added!
Now I am really wondering why so many teenagers go to such extreme reactions nowadays.
As I was musing aloud my daughter told me that it had always existed in the past but people did not speak about it.
Plans for next week …
On the blog
I realized today that I did not post a single review this week!!!! Yet I finished Atticus by Sawyer Bennett, The Broken Puppet by Amo Jones and Mogul by Katy Evans. Oh and A Darken Shore by Jessica Leake. I will publish these, promise.
It does not mean that I did nothing as I participated in the Ride or Bike event where I got to speak about my favorite MC story: the Nine Minute Trilogy by Beth Flynn (click on the graphic).
I also wrote my Top 5 Tuesday about the best Last Lines again a two-steps post with the answers the day after.
I followed with the WWW Wednesday and the I Heart Character! Topic of the week: God or Goddess you’d like as BFF only…I tweaked it some 😀 (click on the graphic).
Friday has become a tradition for the First Impression Friday.
Now what happened in the blogosphere and posts I’d like to speak about
This week I won’t post links about specific posts written by other bloggers but I’d like to speak about a new release that I’ve seen on several blogs and that is dear to my heart: Cocktales.
This is an anthology by several authors in reaction to the trademark put on the word “cocky” by one author.
“The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).”
Said author (that I won’t name here and I had never heard her name before the “Cockygate”) banned all other people from using the word “cocky” in their titles etc, even forcing authors who had already published books with this word to pay her! Can you believe it???? One word????
If you want more details about this you can read this article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/08/romantic-novelist-trademarking-of-word-cocky-fameela-hopkins
If you want to brand or trademark your name I could understand but one common word? It’s against freedom of speach.
I can’t stand injustice.
My parents raised me to do whatever I wanted as long as I did not hurt others physically or emotionally. Do what I want but respect others. Freedom is very important and justice is dear to my heart.
This situation is totally unfair and I can’t abide by what she has decided.
I advertized about this new release and I am pleased to see that many other bloggers have showed their support to all the authors that have been or would be dupped.
I am stopping here!
I promise to review next week even if I am certain that I’ll be engrossed in Warstorm!
Happy Sunday everyone!
Thanks for reading.