It’s Christmas magic! Things seem to settle down …finally! The Sunday Post 12/22/2019

Hi friends,

It’s Sunday and now finally winter, even if temperatures are way too high for the season right now! So time to declutter The Sunday Post and give it a winter vibe with another banner!

As usual I am linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer


In my private life first

You’ve probably read all the inconveniences and bad juju that hit me these last weeks but … it seems to settle down!

There is my dog’s surgery tomorrow that will cost a hefty price but no real bad news this week!

I even had a migraine this weekend for only a half day so that’s progress!!!!

I am also taking it easy with the blog, reading much more than I used to and drawing again. Why drawing? Because I am buddy reading the Red Winter series with Raven @dreamyaddiction and Jen @starcrossedbookblog and it’s filled with great art reminding me of mangas and animes.

Here is my drawing of Yumei (just a draft so far) totally inspired by what can be found in the book!

Plus my husband has gifted me a graphic tablet so I feel pressured to get back to my pens and sharpies 😀 

Tomorrow and after tomorrow I’ll be working and hosting the Christmas dinner on the evening of the 24th… that will be a challenge!


On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)

I have reviewed two books this week, both very good and both buddy reads. And I just finished the audiobook of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (review coming next week).

Red Winter by Annette Marie was the first book by her that I have read but it won’t be my last! Raven, Jen and I loved it so much that we began reading the second one right after and we planned to begin the third one today or tomorrow.

The Simple Wild by K.A Tucker was an excellent romance and I had a blast reading it with two friends: Sarah and Tracey!

Blogmas is still going strong and I have a real blast talking about all my favorites!





On Tuesday I think that I wrote one of my most “vicious” posts as Santoesha told me on Facebook! It was a tweaked “letter to Santa” asking (not so) nicely for the books I’d want under the tree.

In the blogosphere and in the literary world

For once I am sending you to a Quizz on Book Riot to know : which marvel hero are you? Click on the graphic below! This is a special Quizz for my friend Lashaan 😀  and I think Greg should appreciate too!

For the rec I am a Valkyrie!


I found this post about organizing your life and your blog most interesting! This is one of Jay (James Cudeny)’s tips!

Tips & Advice: General Life – Organization

That’s it for today friends! How was your week?

Thanks for reading!



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29 Replies to “It’s Christmas magic! Things seem to settle down …finally! The Sunday Post 12/22/2019”

  1. I am glad things have started to settle down a bit more for you now. I didn’t know you were into drawing either and your drawing skills are brilliant! I love when you share artwork like this 😀

  2. Hi Sophie, just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family all the best for the holidays, and New Year. Have a fab time, and I hope all goes well with your dog’s surgery!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Alexandra! Enjoy this time of the year as well! Maybe you’ll have snow in Quebec City?

  3. I hope the surgery goes well. And you are always so busy. And talented! That drawing is amazing. I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent. This time of year is so hectic. LOL Merry Christmas!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Don’t be sorry Laura! I know that you work so much!

  4. Rachel @Waves of Fiction says: Reply

    What talent you have, Sophie! That drawing is amazing. Hope you have a lovely holilday! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Rachel!!!

  5. Wishing you a great reading week and a joyful holiday season!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Happy holiday to you too Shelly Rae!

  6. I hope your dog’s surgery went well. And hopefully the recovery does as well. And thanks for the quiz- I got spider-Man too! I was a little surprised lol.

    Nice Yumei pic! 🙂

    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Merry Christmas to you too Greg!

  7. Hopefully the bad juju streak is totally over for good!! Have a merry Christmas!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      You too Samantha!!!

  8. I am glad your streak of bad juju seems to have halted, and I hope your dogs procedure goes well. That is a most excellent drawing. How wonderful that you are picking it back up again. I hope you have a fantastic holiday!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sam!

  9. I love your drawing! I have no art skills at all. I hope your dog’s surgery goes smoothly. Have a great Christmas!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much AJ!!!!

  10. I’mm glad to hear that things have settled down for you. Also, your drawing is so good!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Kayla!!!

  11. Thank goodness things have settled down for you. Hope all goes well with the surgery. And the graphic tablet sounds like such a great gift!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Tanya! And yes it is!

  12. That drawing is beautiful Sophie! I’m glad things are settling down for you. I hope they stay that way. Merry Christmas!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Kim! Merry Christmas to you too!

  13. I’m glad to hear things are starting to settle down for you after last week’s craziness. And OMG, your drawing of Yumei is perfect. I can totally picture him looking just like that. You’re making me want to ditch my ARCs and pick up the second book in this series instead, lol.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh Suzanne thank you! And when you’ll have read it we’ll chat !

  14. Holy cow, Sophie, you’re multi-talented! There’s so much expression on his face and even the crow’s!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oooh thank you so much Jacquie!!!

  15. Your drawing is AMAZING!!!! I want to see more!

    Not sure how much I’ll be on here for the next few days so wanted to wish you Happy Christmas!!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Caro!!! merry Christmas to you too!

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