Hi dear friends,
It is Sunday already and for what’s become our traditional weekly chit-chat for months now.
I love these Sunday Post because as they are kindly hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedbookreviewer I get to blog hop to many of you posts and see what’s happened in your life even if I had a busy week (like this week) and could not hop to my content!
Let’s get this show started!
In my private life first
Like the title suggests we had an interesting week!
My daughter on Monday evening attended a party organized by her classmates (they had a day off on Tuseday). Everything was planned for her to have a sleepover.
When I went to bed, I took my phone saying my hubs that I had a bad feeling and that we’ll be needed.
You have to know that when my kids go out (not very often) I am not an anxious parent staying awake till they make it back safely home. I don’t take my phone while going to sleep either. The only other time I did I told my husband I had a bad feeling and my daughter called us!
Well I guess I have a sixth sense as just before 1 AM my husband burst into the bedroom saying our daughter had called to have us fetch her.
Of course he disappeared so fast that my sleepy mind had no time to ask about the problem.
I tried to phone my daughter but she did not answer.
I could not fall back asleep and began reading waiting for their return. My daughter explained that every kid was drunk way past being sick or asleep except her. She does not drink much (she did it once, the first time and had hives for two weeks straight!) just one or two beers max. What she did not like at all was everyone urging her to “drink more” and she “was not cool” and …
Well you get it!
It was not funny anymore and she asked us for going back home.
Needless to say that when my alarm rang at 5 AM for work I got up groaning 😀
But I am proud of her because she resisted her peers and has a solid head!
On Wednesday we had a national strike and I had to chauffeur my daughter to some appointment. No grocery shopping as we could not enter the mall!!!! On the evening my son was very grumpy as we had not the usual food on the table because ….strike! He told me that “I had to plan”. The nerve! Ha!
That being said, work has been better as in “not coming back home at 8 PM” yet still intense!
The weather is crazy as we have now temperature worth of spring! We get around 17° C which is around 63° F!!!!
Next week will be intense again as I am working on my day off so I just know that I’ll play catch up with comments ….once again!
I know I still have tons of comments to catch up with as I am able to reply every three days right now but I will do it! Promise! Honestly I sometimes favor commenting on your posts before replying as I also want to follow what you post.
Oh I nearly forgot! I won an extra cool T-Shirt from CC Hunter! Expect pictures soon.
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
Before detailing my week here I just woke up one day to 650 visitors on the same day AND they were not robots!!!!!! Real visitors! In one day! I get my fair share but so much it’s only happened once before when I announced the sad news of Emma Scott’s daughter’s death.
This was nearly all thanks to the love letter written by Chloe Walsh (see below)…
I have read three books this week and wrote two reviews. Books read: The Risk by Elle Kennedy (review planned for tomorrow); The Son and his Hope by Pepper Winters (see below) and I just finished today On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (I hope to publish the review on Wednesday).
Becoming is the only book I listened to and was just fabulous! I recommend the audio vs PB as it’s like having tea with Michelle! On a side note: my mom who never reads book has just bought this one and is busy reading it!!!!!! Michelle is a miracle woman 😀
The Son and his Hope by Pepper Winters was a rollercoaster of emotions. Be warned: read it only after the first two books (the Ribbon duet) and with a stock full of tissues!
The Romance and Love Celebration has been a success! The last post was yesterday and I ended Amy Harmon’s Giveaway. I am just waiting for her to give me the green light on the winner.
Emma Scott wrote us a gorgeous poem about a woman reading.
Pam Nelson shares with us her Top 5 audiobooks about love.
Chloe Walsh, an author that I discovered barely two months ago but who has become my new “go to” author gave me an incredible gift. She wrote a (long) love letter from Johnny to Shannon. These are the main characters of Binding 13 and Keeping 13 and it was that good that many in her an base visited the blog! Hence my 650 real visitors that day….
On a side note: my seventeen year old daughter has begun reading these books! I guess I built a strong case 😀 I am so happy as I will gush about this story with her!!!
Angela from Reading Frenzy explained why couples reading together will stay together (her true story).
Amy Harmon shared the poem Thomas is reading to Ann and has been so generous to gift a signed copy of What the Wind Knows plus a copy of Yeates poems!
Heather at Books and Blanket shared with us her top 5 meet cute!
And our last post was from the author Victoria L James and she wrote a one-off chapter for Natexus from the male POV!
I want to thank all of you who participated and or commented on this event! You are just fantastic!
Top 5 Tuesday is going on strong with Shanah asking us about Ravenclaw books! I swear this torture won’t end before March…. 😀
And I published a discussion post, something that I want to do more frequently about audiobooks, asking you if they are real books and if you love them. I was really happy with all your reactions!
On the blogosphere
I did my best to blog hop and this week Marie @drizzleandhurricane is talking about how to stay positive while book blogging
Epic Reads has a fun test allowing you to earn your rap name
And another to know which high school stereotype you are!
Pfew that’s it!
Now do tell me: how was your week? I will comment back and visit your blog as soon as I can! Have a happy Sunday you all!
Thanks for reading