Time for our weekly chitchat about life, blog etc. etc.
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whine whatever you fancy, get comfortable on the couch and let’s have our tête-à-tête.
As usual I am linking to The Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer
First my private life
I was back to work this week because the best things always end. Barely two days mind you, but already the first day ended with a killer headache and me completely exhausted.
I blame my lovely dog who scratched at my bedroom door at 3 AM! I never could go back to sleep and it was really hard the day after!
Ha I still fondly recall the day when I was younger and could go to a concert of MUSE, get back home at 2 AM and go to work at 5 AM without being completely beat!
If you are still under 30 enjoy all that you can because the older you get the longer you need to feel awake and bubbly after a night out!
It did not help that life at work is crazy with all my colleagues nearly in burn out!
I tell you the weeks to come will be challenging with their boss (me) trying to help them, soothe them and find some magical way to lessen the workload and still accomplish all that has to be done!
It often gets me to think about how crazy life can be and why most firms think that cuting down the workforce while keeping the workload is a good idea….
I am convinced that you can work even better without stressing out the workers to their max. Most individuals want to do a good work and don’t need to be overworked to be efficient! You get more from people with thanks, understanding and respect than with threats or words like “Quick! It’s urgent! I need it like yesterday!” etc etc.
But that’s modern society for you folks!
I just hope that our kids will change all this and get a more reasonable work environment.
Anyway the result was me taking a step back from the blog as I needed sleep and I could not like, comment and post like I hoped!
But in the long run you’ll go longer if you take small hiatuses and just breathe!
It was Black Friday and I broke my book ban! But I swear I was really reasonable as I only bought one book! 9 USD instead or 17 USD so I think this is a real bargain as I wanted to read this book for months now! Because of you as you got me hooked on Honor Among Thieves…
I also convinced my hubby that for Christmas I needed some more bookish candles 😀 And as they take four weeks to be prepared and reach my house it was time to order! By the way what will you ask or would you love getting for Christmas?
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
Well I had a productive week thanks to my holiday and I read four books. I reviewed three of them already!
More than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer. It was my “less favorite” but still really good by that author. My main problem was the female MC.
Andre Undercover is written by an author’s friend Nikki Sex (and no her name is not really Sex but she wanted readers to know what to expect). It is highly erotic, something that I don’t read so often anymore but she writes more than erotic. Her books always come with something more.
Bossman by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is my favorite this week! I swear Chase Parker is just the perfect boyfriend!
The last book I’ve read but still need to review is A Reaper at the Gate by Sabaa Tahir. Expect a controversial review because I am not part of the adoring crowd while I so loved the first two books!
I had a blast writing a post about books that I’d love to see made into movies! I got the idea from Netflix asking readers what book they’d like to watch as movie!
I only did one meme this week as I was so tired but I loved the Top 5 Tuesday topic as it was about books that left me emotionally crippled! I did not want to bore you out with always the same books and chose some new ones that still had a deep impact.
No I Heart Character this week and I am deeply sorry Dani I just was hurting too much on Thursday! As I always write my posts last minute (I know I know I should schedule and plan and …) it was just impossible.
Now I said that I want to end the year on a bang right?
Well as if I am not busy enough but …I love sharing my “best reads” and I think December being the last month of the year is just perfect for me to have my own “Blogmas” and post dayly about my “best ….of 2018”.
I would be really happy if some of you would like to join me! Even if you can’t post every day or if it’s only on Twitter with a picture of the book and the hashtag #BestBooksof2018 …
See below for the daily topics on the graphics. I will make a separate post tomorrow too.
Oh and I would like to share some blogger love and will try to put some blogs I love under the spotlight. No idea if it will be a weekly event or bi weekly or …it will depend on the workload at work and if I am very tired or not at the end of the day.
In the blogosphere I have two posts to share with you today.
Shruti gives you a great list (I know she just loves lists) of blog post ideas
Marie explains how she rates books and it was really interesing to read! I might imitate one day LOL
Now do tell me all about your week! Anything interesting?
Thanks for reading!