Time to chat again this Sunday about what happened in my private life and on the blog this past week!
As usual I am linking back to the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer
In my private life
We are settling down in our new routine with my daughter happy at university, my son learning to drive and my husband finally back at work after his bike accident last May!
The only dark spot is my frequent migraines. I had a headache the whole weekend last week and again this Thursday. I want to see a specialist to eliminate any serious causes (like brain cancer, aneurism etc) because I don’t think that’s the problem. I bet on stress, AC or something like that but I don’t expect an appointment before months!
The thing is that these headaches leave me drained of energy and I can’t blog hop or answer comments like I should.
Anyway there are worse things so I won’t compliant anymore!
But let’s get back to my title…
Yesterday I went to the theater as I wanted to watch Joker. You know that guy, Lashaan @bookidote 😀 (yes you Lashaan!) he is always reviewing comics and marvel books. Well he was so enthusiastic about the movie that of course I had to watch it! Just read his stellar movie review HERE.
My son did not want to accompany me, my daughter already went with friends (traitor!) and my husband answered by a “maybe”.
So I asked my 79 years old mom who was immediately on board! 😀 Thanks mom for being my constant sidekick!
And let me tell you that it’s dark and disturbing! Very very disturbing.
It’s also the performance of a lifetime because Joaquin Phoenix is extraodrinary! I don’t know how he was feeling playing this character and how he felt after the movie ended. It must take some time to adjust and get back to normal life.
If he does not get the Oscar I don’t understand anymore.
What’s incredible is that I was sad for the Joker! We all know him as crazy and bad but here, learning about his past, it shed a whole other light on his persona! Does it mean that he suddenly is a good guy and that all criminals with a traumatic past should be lfet free to roam the streets? Of course not! But it helped to understand why he became the Joker. At one point in the movie, he is on this TV show and said something that I think quintessentially defines his life and the path he went on after: how he has been abandoned by society, treated like trash and could somebody show some kindness please?
As you can see the movie truly is something!
And about me whoring my dog on instagram…
I loved The Beautiful so much that with Julia @acourtofwordsandpages we had a book challenge for eight days, the last day being The Beautiful’s release day. I am an international blogger and if I was already very lucky to land an eARC I didn’t have the physical copy that I always use in my bookstagrams! It’s been ordered for months but I am still waiting for it.
So I pimped up my picture featuring my dog 😀
She honestly was a good sport.
On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)
I reviewed two books this week! The last two of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater because… I am ready for call Down the Hawk!
We didn’t have a top 5 Tuesday so I wrote a fun post where I recommend books based on your favorite Fall activity.
And the discussion topic was about tips to freeze your TBR (some replied that I was crazy to stop buying books 😀 ).
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
Epic Reads has a quiz to ask if you would survive Throne of Glass based on our Starbuck order!! I am happy to say that yes, I would!
And some very intersting posts that I managed to read, even with the migraines!
Sha wonders if YA books should be adapted for the screen
Kal explains annotation process for reviewing
Marie gives tips to organize your life as a book blogger
Now do tell me how was your week.
Thanks for reading.