Hello dear friends,
Today I’m back with The Sunday Post to chat with you about my life and what’s happened this week on the blog.
This weekly event is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a chance to recap the previous week and announce anything for the upcoming week. Have some chit-chat with you anything really.
I experience these Sunday Posts as a time to sip a nice cup of tea (or coffee) and talk with you about everything life and bookish related.
Real life first
It’s been three extremely interesting but intense weeks at work with six meetings a day, training to give newbies and when I’m finally at my desk for 10 minutes I have three colleagues coming rightfully so with problems that I have to solve very efficiently.
The upside: time is flying by and I’m never bored at work.
The downside: I’m completely drained when I come home at night and can’t follow you all and post as I’d like. I’m simply too tired.
Now I know (hope) it’s only temporary and things will cool down a little.
Other point in real life: my son’s mental health.
We are currently in family therapy due to problems my son experienced years ago and that are still poisoning him. We want to help him as a unit, a family. This Friday I was homeworking when he called me at lunch asking: “Can I call you after school today? I need to talk.”
Why speak on the phone? Because he was rock climbing and running after school.
I offered to meet him in the city instead and walk with him to his climbing class so we could talk better than on the phone.
To make it short he’s been shaken at school as they stopped a class to have some “class therapy” and many students opened their hearts. They said they did not want to go to school anymore that the pressure was too high. The teachers were demeaning them and looking them with contempt. They did not help them. Etc. My son opened up too and heavy emotions he had kept bottled up resurfaced….
He needed to vent an that’s what we did.
I told him that his well being was more important to me than his success at school. That he had to do his best of course but if it did not work, what was one more year in a life compared to his mental health really?
But now I want to march right into the heamaster’s office and ask for changes and explanations.
That’s NOT acceptable that so many young people in their last year feel crushed, mocked and disrigarded by their teachers. How can they expect these young boys and girls to succeed if they don’t feel happy?
Needless to say that I told my son to have a weekend “off” and just to relax and find his bearing again.
And no that’s not me indulging him. He is determined, hard worker, knows what he wants to do in his life. He is courageous and has a high moral compass.
OK sorry I got carried away and my rambling probably does not interest you.
On the blog this week
We had an extremely slow if not sometimes unreachable blog Friday. It was due to a DDOS attack on my host provider. It is really annoying but there is nothing that I can do so I had to wait. I know that maintenance is also planned today and tomorrow so I apologize for all inconveniences!
As I said realier I did not have lots of time to read and review but I managed to post every day for our Book Author Challenge!
I also published a post with “Who Runs the world? Meet your next heroine”.
I chose Eva From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon as my strong heroine. Don’t forget to enter the TWO GIVEAWAYS!
You can find the post HERE
I also did the Book Blogger Test:
And I explained that “I hide into the bathroom (read loo) just to finish my books! Yes as a mom I’m sometimes hunted by my kids to help with homework, chat about the latest school gossip, etc. But when I’m nearly finished with my book and it’s a dramatic time in the story I just HAVE to read it all. Hence hiding.”
Books I’ve read
I read Chaser by Kylie Scott (ARC) and the review will be published closer to the release date.
I read and reviewed Blood and Sand by CV Wyk and it’s been a real crush! You can find the review HERE
Yesterday I finished an ARC The Boy and his Ribbon by Pepper Winters and I hope to post the review next week. Suffice to say that I need the sequel now!
Meme and tags
I managed to publish my WWW Wednesday and to participate in our weekly meme “Top 5 Tuesday” hosted by Shanah.
The topic of the week was once more really interesting as it featured top books that lived up to the hype! Find the post HERE.
My blog shoutout today is about Jay or “James J Cudney IV” running “This is My Truth Now”(really Jay I never told you this but it’s typically American to name your kids after yourself with a “2nd, 3rd, etc.” How do you know who they are looking for at home when your mom shouts after “James”? 😉 )
Why shout about Jay’s blog?
First because I’m mourning his daily posts already. Second because it’s a tribute to said daily posts as I know through my daily challenges the work to post every single day of the year.
Third because Jay wants to give back to this community and is thinking about features to help others write, to give advies about life, blog (if you want help Jay I’m here!) and many other topics he has to fine tune.
Fourth but not the least because Jay took a risk leaving his (I guess well paid job) to write a book “Watching Glass Shatter”. It is really courageous and I can’t wait to have time to finally read his book!
Here is the link to his latest daily post: https://thisismytruthnow.com/2018/03/17/365-challenge-day-365-finale/
That’s it for today! What have you been up to this week?
Thank you for reading! Have a great Sunday!