Hi dear friends,
The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Time to look back on my week and talk about life events and blog related news.
Private life first
It’s Sunday already! A sunny Sunday here with a gentle breeze and the garden in full bloom. Bees are buzzing, butterflies wandering from flower to flower and the birds are all determined to wake us at ungodly hours!
Yet here I am catching up on all things blog related as I have a very busy May ahead, on the blog and on the Facebook group (several takeover planned with prizes there!).
It’s also the beginning of “end of the school year” madness here.
My son will go every weekend from 9 AM till 3:30 PM to his coach to study under supervision. From Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon for seven weeks! Tough study time for him and taxi driving parents here.
My daughter will juggle between her waitress student job on Saturday, the rehearsals for her theater play due next week and private courses in mathematics (her weak spot). Add to it long study hours to prepare the end of the year and all parents will tell you that our house is like a broiling cauldron.
Angst and fears are simmering below the surface waiting for the slightes trigger to erupt in a volcano of fury and biting words!
No one under the roof will be spared.
It began this morning and I am seriously considering ordering a T-Shirt saying “Punching Bag” online.
Because that’s what I’ll probably reduced to for the coming weeks: a metaphorical punching bag. The receptacle of the kids stress and fears of failing. “They are under stress, they don’t mean it and no you can’t hit them” will be my next mantra.
Who said raising kids was easy?
Yeah…who am I kidding? 😀
If one of you ever wrote a “101 handguide to raise hormonal teenagers under a lot of stress” please feel free to reach for me!
Now if these weeks won’t be a stroll in the park I am counting my blessings because really I am healthy, I have an interesting if tiring job, a beautiful family (even if I want to throw the kids through the window several times a week), a supportive husband and a cute ball of fur. So yes I’m ranting but it’s rather to let some steam lose than because I have a bad life because that’s so far from the truth!
On the blog
Books I’ve read and reviewed this week (click on the graphic to read the review)
4 stars for Song of Blood and Stone by L Penelope
4,5 stars for Bad Boy Brody by Tijan
And my favorite 5 stars for the brilliant and scheming Father Figure by James Cudney (alias jay)
I participated in several meme aside the WWW Wednesday and the Top 5 Tuesday (that I had to tweak once again). I participated in the I Heart Characters (Fae Love Interest this week) hosted by Dani @perspective of a writer and First Impression hosted by Joe @storeyofstories.
I even wrote my April Wrap-Up and my May TBR!!! A great blogging week.
Just huge weak spot: for two days I’ve been unable to like, reply and comment! I will be back on track later today promise!
On the blogosphere:
Evelina wrote an interesting post about organizing your TBR with spreadsheets http://avalinahsbooks.space/tbr-spreadsheet-template/
And Shruti discussed YA books topic. Do they bring you more followers on the blog? https://thisislitblog.com/2018/05/01/chai-break-will-reading-ya-books-get-you-more-followers/
Now do tell me: how was your week?
Thanks for reading!