Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
In my private life
Well two big news this week.
First: my daughter is back home since yesterday!
It was two months since we had last seen her, doctor’s visit aside. The one she was most excited to see? Our dog of course LOL
We’ll see now if the peace we had while in lockdown will hold as her father and brother are to her what oil is to fire!
She is back to study before beginning her exams in two weeks so we are walking on eggshells, trying to avoid making too much noise!
Second news: my employer has announced that we will work from home till end of August!!!!!!
It will be close to six months for me and seven for some of my colleagues!
On the one hand, we miss meeting our colleagues and talking face to face.
I felt that some needed help with their jobs, they had questions for their colleagues, kind of when you have a hard case and don’t know if you are in the right. So you ask your colleague for two minutes of their time, exchange opininons and go on.
I then decided to book two period of 30 minutes every day in their agenda for them to talk business with their colleagues. That’s not mandatory but they know if they need help or want to give help, they can via Skype.
Add to it the Skype Coffees that I also organized to talk about everything, not work related but just to stay connected and have a team spirit and they are now Skype specialists!
On the other hand, I feel relieved as I won’t have to take public transportation with the fear to catch the covid there!
We already feel that our future work days will be different, probably much more homeworking than before.
And today, as the shops reopened this week and we have more leeway, I went to my “before COVID” long walk! I avoided everyone of course and I had much more than the 1,5 meter of distance. But it was bliss!
Talking about shops, I ventured into one, masked and with gloves. I had decided that if there was too many people, I would abort my mission but there was only one other customer! Pfew!
The minute I was out, I sanitized my hands like mad and once home, washed my mask in boiling water and washed my hands.
Last information, something that amazed me : I reached 4.000 followers on Instagram!!!! Crazy right?
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
As announced last week, I have reviewed four books!!! And I have read three more books this week.
The Switch by Beth O’Leary was a truly great and charming read. It had a British quality I can’t explain. But I ordered The Flatshare as soon as I finished it! 4,5 Stars.
Chase the Dark by Annette Marie is a buddy read with Raven @dreamyaddiction and Jen @starcrossedbookblog . We did it for the Red Winter series and now, we are sailing through this series too! It’s one of these reads so addictive and easy to read that yu just want to go on and on and see what will happen to the characters. 4,5 stars.
What I Carry by Jennifer Longo was recommended by Sam @weliveandbreathebooks . She was so enthusiastic about that book that I could not pass it! I truly loved this YA with a touching heroine and the foster kids as topic. 4,5 stars.
And Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost was also a recommendation from followers and friends on Facebook. I chose the audio route and it was amazing! The narrator did a stellar job! 4,5 stars.
The only non review post this week was the Top 5 Worst rulers and I had a field day finding the worst of the worst.
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
Epic Read is back with more quiz and asks How Skilled You’d Be With Magic (click on the graphic to take the quiz)
My results: “You’d be really skilled! Whoa, are you an actual wizard?!
You were born to do magic. Seriously, you’d be one talented magic-user. Now, if only it were real…🌟”
Great right? Where is my broom and pointy hat and cat???
I found some great posts this week!
First Kim @byhookorbubook in her Whimsical Wednesday made me laugh again with quite a raunchy cartoon. Here is an embed of the video 😀
And Sam @weliveandbreathebooks had a very interesting discussion about endings
Marie @drizzleandhurricane explains how book blogging has changed in the last five years
That’s it for this week! What’s happened in your nook? Anything exciting or interesting?
Thanks for reading!