Hi dear friends!
Time to have a chat with you about what happened in my life and on the blog this month linking back to The Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer!
First of all, a HUGE APOLOGY to you all because I am so behind on replying to your comments!!!! See the explanation below!
In my private life first
I told you last Sunsay that I had a hellish visit to IKEA to buy a new bed for my daughter, desk for my hubby and bookshelves for me right?
Well as my daughter ranted about how she wanted new paints in her bedroom but my husband had said “not before we refresh the living/dinig room and kitchen” she also complained that “Dad always say he’ll do it but it never comes!”.
I took pity on her and as I am on holiday decided to boss my husband into painting our ground floor as in kitchen, living room and dining room!
Only …he is hurt and can’t paint or scrape paint and sand the repared walls! So it’s my son and I slaving all day while he plays coach!
My husband is also a perfectionist and he’s had us repare every littel imperfection then sand huge parts of walls.
On Thursday I sanded manually for four hours straight! My elbows hurt, my arms hurt my back hurt …everything! I also had a headache because all that dust filled my nostrils and inflamed my sinuses.
I was dead beat and went to bed at 8:30 PM!!!
That’s why I had zero energy and time to comment back and I am so sorry!!!!
I am writing this on Saturday evening late and scheduling for tomorrow as we’ll apply our first layer of primer on the ceiling. It will be very hot and we’ll have to work fast for the paint!
I hope everything will be ready by Tuesday when my new bookshelf arrives!
Second thing that took some planning: preparing for YALC London!
I will take a hiatus for one week (Wednesday to the next) from the blog as I’ll be traveling with my daughter, meeting authors and visiting London!
On the blog this week
I reviewed two books.
One was highly anticipated but left me wanting Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff and another one was an excellent historical audiobook The Alice network by Kate Quinn.
I read The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Stevens and hope to publish the review next week (between painting walls LOL) and Spin the Dawn (fingers crossed that I’ll be able to review and post before YALC).
The Top 5 Tuesday was once again about the alphabet challenge
And my discussion post was about reading and age range! Are you too old to read and blog about YA?
In the blogosphere
Some interesting posts here!
Kal about Feedly
Lindsey about audiobooks
Riveted by Simon Teen invites you to pick a Netflix original and get a book rec!
That’s it! Think of me painting the walls LOL
Now do tell me how was your week! I will try to comment back when I can!
Thanks for reading!