Today is Sunday and the first day of March! So time for our Sunday Post that I am linking to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer and a monthly wrap up going with “my best reads of February”.
In my private life first
This work week has been slower than the previous months thanks to the holiday! I didn’t have five to seven meetings a day and could finally tackle my overflowing mailbox, make work plans with colleagues, analyze what had to be improved etc.
And it seems that next week will be very weird as my managers have decided to keep us the whole week (yes five work days) in homeworking thanks to the Corona Virus crisis! They fear all the colleagues coming back from abroad where they went for the holiday and want to contain the epidemy if one would arise!
On the positive side, it means no rushing to catch my train, no waking up early and more time to rest.
On the down side it means not reading as much as I do when I commute and not seeing my colleagues! Well, even if I saw them “face to face” we have orders not to kiss cheeks, not to shake hands and stay one meter from each others. Yes it will earn popularity points I guess!
It seems to me that the world has gone crazy with that virus.
Don’t misunderstand me, maybe I’ll die from it as it seems that people above fourty are prime target and I fit that bill but on the other hand, what can we do? We can try to limit the damages for sure but we will never avoid everything. If my time is up, my time is up, nothing to do about it.
I just hope that this will stop before the summer as we had plans to go to YALC London by the end of July!
On a higher note, I am still doing custom funko pops and Friday I made two more: Rhysand from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas and Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth from Aurora Rising (see the fanart and my funkos below).
I worked hard on Rhysand’s wings as I wanted to make them different than just black clay. I wanted them see through and glittering and found a fantastic tutorial …in German 😆 I don’t speak Gremand but thanks to Dutch I could understand most part of it and the video helped too!
Oh and the three swords tattoo on Kaliis forehead are smaller than half the nail in my pinky so …. And I used a brush, not a pen!
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
Again I am doing a wrap up with only my best reads of last month.
For the first time ever in years no five stars in February! Maybe I am becoming too picky or I went from a trend of amazing books in January and nothing compared….
But many 4,5 stars and books that totally surprised me so that’s still a win! I have read 12 books in February and reviewed 11 of them.
So my best February reads where:
The Life duet by Jewel E Ann : The Life that Mattered and The Life You Stole.
This duet was a 4,5 stars and a real rollercoaster of emotions and questions! Never before have the conversations on Jewel’s spoiler group been so heated! These books are really unique and won’t leave you unscathed!
The Diviners by Libba Bray was a 4,5 stars and a phenomenal audiobook! It was my first dab in horror (light horror or I wouldn’t have been able to listen to it) and I already know that I will listen to the whole series in the coming months!
If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley was an ARC sent by the publishing house (many thanks to Harper360UK) and broached the topic of domestic abuse with a tinge of paranormal. This story was excellent, true yet smart. You could feel that the author had experienced something similar in her youth. I recommend this to everyone willing to read a nuanced story on that topic.
Last week on the blog, we had our Meet Your Next Book Boyfriend and I posted about two favorite book boyfriends : Nikolai Lantsov and Weston J Turner!
And this week’s Top 5 Tuesday was about books that gave me hangover! I wanted to feature new books and chose them going back on four months ago!
In the blogosphere and literary world.
This week for quiz, I have one around the Squad 312 of Burning Aurora! Click on the graphic to take the quiz! I got the role of leader!
Some very interesting posts this week!
Shares once again the best animated movie!
Kat explains how to build a cohesive Instagram theme!
Em talks about when books should be banned
That’s it! How was your week? Anything fun happened?
Thanks for reading!