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
First thing first, let’s begin with a rant.
I hate it when my 80 year old mom behave like an irresponsible child!
OK I’ve said it.
The context: she phoned me days ago to explain that my cousin had invited all my uncle’s siblings to celebrate his birthday. And she was delighted to say the least.
The only problems:
-we were still in lockdown and limited to four people that we could see;
-there would have been 13 people with the spouses;
-my cousin and her family aside, they are all well above 70, ranging between 73 for the youngest and 90 for the oldest. So dang in the risk group to die from the COVID.
See where this is headed?
I tolde her “No, absolutely not. You are a grown up but this is crazy.”
Do you think she would listen?
Like a petulant child, she went to that celebration where they didn’t wear masks and where the 1,5 meters were not respected all the time!
Result: I told her she was quarantined from all her other friends and from our house as my kids have important exams and can’t be ill. Also if she felt unwell, she had to phone the doctor right away and me too of course!
In our local language, Walloon we say “Plus Vi plus biesse” that I would losely translate into “older means more stupid”.
From tomorrow we can officially see ten more people, other than people under our roof and add ten more the week after. BUT social distancing is still the rule and if you aren’t able to keep your distances, wear a mask! Meet outside too if possible.
Our fitness club can reopen as from tomorrow as well but we have to book our classes to avoid having too many people.
Do you think I will run back there? No. I will wait one month and see if we have a second wave or not. Only then will I go to the club.
Another news, something that made me sad but was to be expected: YALC London is officially rescheduled to next year.
This event is my favorite and what made it even more special was my trip to London with my daughter. Some bonding mother/daughter time. But well, that’s life right now!
Now what is today’s title about?
I WENT TO THE HAIRDRESSER!!!! Finally my hair look like something else than a bird’s nest. Nothing fancy mind you but …neat.
Last but not least, I present you my latest custom funko pop, one of my favorite book characters that I really had a blast making: Nina Zenik from Six of Crows, King of Scars etc. Isn’t she cute? 😀
See how I designed the human heart with different colors and the arteries? Well yes, I could have chosen a waffle too but she is a Heartrender so…
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
I thought I didn’t post a lot this week but no I was wrong!
Three reviews and three other posts I am happy with this!
First review for Thorn by Intisar Khanani. Great audiobook with a fairy tale like quality! 4,25 stars
Fortuity by Jewel E Ann was an amazing 4,5 stars! A roller coaster of emotions, more mature characters and a testimony to that author’s talent.
Finally today, I posted the review of The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott. A book she struggled to write but was so good to read! 4,5 moving stars.
I also wanted to explain how to make Hunt Athalar’s funko so you’ve got a new tutorial of custom funko 101.
As Shanah is taking a long break from the Top 5 Tuesday and given the dramatic events in the US, I decided to post about 7 books you should read to avoid spewing hate and stupidities on Twitter.
And this Friday I decided to participate in a Friday Face-Off as I saw this meme for years now.
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
Sorry but this week has been so weird that I have no blog post for you. I blog hopped and commented but …
I will only leave you with this list of new books by black authors published by Epic Reads : https://www.epicreads.com/blog/new-ya-books-black-authors/
And I took this picture this morning when I walked in my small Belgian hometown …. I just wanted to wheep.
How was your week? How do you really feel?
Thanks for reading!