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 .
As I didn’t post last Sunday (too busy having fun) I’ll cram two weeks in one today and I will give you my September wrap-up
In my private life
We are officially back on lockdown!
Beginning tomorrow as our hospital are reaching their maximum capacity!
Belgium holds the sad record of maximum amount of infected people by 100.000 inhabitants.
Why our country? I don’t know. Probably because we are a small country with a huge population so, not many room for small communities acting like lost haven but rather many cities with room for sprading the virus.
I don’t think Belgian people wear less masks than in other countries, even if we of course have room for improvement.
Last week I told you that my son was possibly COVID positive well, it’s been confirmed!
He had very mild symptoms and my doctor thinks he was a healthy “carrier” and had virus for one day as his symptoms and the brevity of them allude at something else.
My husband and I are still healthy and past the point of contagion so I hope (cross fingers and toes) that we are out of the wood…until next time!
My daughter is learning online at her dorm and I think my son will have to learn online but at home!
Now to give you some good news:
-I am on holiday for three weeks (with little to do but still);
–Tomorrow I will make a funko for one of you and it should ship to UK by the end of the week hopefully (yes Caro, I am talking about Manon);
-I am doing more unboxing videos on Instagram and I have fun doing them! I will leave the link to my two last ones if you are interested (it was so nice to see Caro and Jacquie visiting me).
One of them is for a company that will launch her book box on November 20th @readingincolorcrate and that wants to promote books written by POC and less known books. I will have a live Q&A on November 20th with its owner.
Video for unboxing a prototype from @readingincolorcrate https://www.instagram.com/p/CG-dToQgzxt/
Video for unboxing @beaconbookbox https://www.instagram.com/p/CHAvRgSAoOI/
On the blog
I have read 9 books this month and some are still to be reviewed (hopefully next week).
Honestly saving daylight and hard work days combined with bad world news had me utterly exhausted and I often lacked energy to reply to comments and review at the end of the day. I just wanted to take solace in my reads and go early to bed.
As blogging should always be a hobby and only good for me, that’s just what I did!
Sorry if I am lacking but I know from experience that taking care of me, my mental health has no price!
I hope to do better with my three weeks of holiday!
My disappointment this month:
Lord of London Town by Tillie Cole. A case of “it’s not the book, it’s me” with personal pet peeves.
Favorite reads this month
From Blood and Ash followed by A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L Armentrout is JLA being at her best! New universe, fiesty heroine, hawt male MC and good banter with many twists!
His and Hers by Alice Feeney. Thrillers are so out of my usual genre but this one blew me away! With a cast of disillusioned characters, a bleak setting and twists upon twists this book was a prime example of the genre!
And the best of the month…
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik . I listened to the audiobook and really loved how the narrator brought that story to life! Galadriel was not easy to like but I am among the ones that did! And that ending! I can’t wait for the sequel of that dark academy!
On the blogosphere and the literary world
Epic Read has a fun quiz to know “how well you know book covers” take the quiz HERE
I am proud to say that I reached the level of EXPERT 😀
And to leave on a good note, Kim at @bybookorbyhook made me discover the wonders of The Holderness Family and they never fail to make me laugh with their parodies. Oh and pay attention to his shirt ! 😆
How was your week guys? And what was your best October book?
Thanks for reading!