Hi dear friends,
Time for our weekly wrap up and chit chat. As usual I am linking this post with The Sunday Post meme created by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer
Let’s get into private life first …
First let me tell you that being a commuter and working on holiday week is bliss! Yes bliss. Because you have maybe a tenth of the crowd on the train and:
-you don’t have to fight to find a seat *instead of standing up for 75 minutes*;
-you don’t have to plug your earbuds to avoid the loud conversation of fellow commuters when you are just trying to read;
-the guys working for the security are much more relaxed and cheerful;
-your train doesn’t have delay due to people making some fuss or too heavy traffic.
At work it’s a smaller crowd so much better to work in these open space offices! Less noise and easier to focus. The bosses were all on holiday *except me* so it was relaxed without unnecessary drama or requests to jump to within 5 seconds. Bliss I tell you!
Now it’s my turn to enjoy two weeks of holiday where I plan to sleep, read, write all the reviews that I have to write, finally blog hop and make my wallet bleed for my son who outgrew his suit becoming beefier with all the sport he is doing.
Roll call here to the moms and men who have sons or hubs or …with a narrow waist but muscled thighs: how do you find the pefect suit? Not too loose at the waist yet not too clingy on the legs?
Then as I said in my title: my hubs made a clone of my site. Local clone with Flywheel, the Duplicator plugin and some other tools. Why? Because I was afraid to upgrade to WP 5 and have my site go down, even if I added the Classic Editor Plugin. And because my theme was not updated to WP5 I was and still am thinking of changing theme.
Now that all that is done I tested WP5 and the Classic Editor Plugin and took the jump on my real site as no disaster happened on the clone.
I will have days to try new themes on the clone now and decide if I will change my theme or not.
Christmas was weird. You know my dad passed away three weeks ago and celebrating so soon felt off. I had worked the whole day, was awakened by the very loud snores of my hubs at 4:30 AM and it was no surprise when I fell asleep on my mom’s couch, in front of the blazing fire, all hot and comfy at … 11:30 PM! Yup. I did not even wait for midnight. I was just that exhausted!
Last thing I’d like to say in this “personal” part of today’s post: I am grateful for your support with all the comments and your patience. I know I have begun to catch up with commenting back but I still have some way to go.
Once again thank you and congrats to all the bloggers and “followers” on Twitter who played with me this month in the daily posting of “BestBooksof2018”. If you want to know who they are just look back to my post about “memorable scene” 😉
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
I have only published one review this week but what a book! I was lucky to get the ARC of Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus and I really really loved it!
I have read three other books and the reviews will be published next week: The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan (4 stars and not as good as I hoped); The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson (ARC as the book will be published in July 2019) who will be a bestseller I can feel it and Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata (3,5 stars ….only!).
The #BestBooksof2018 is nearing to an end and you can find all the posts here below.
I have been tagged by Alexandra to write about books and genre out of my comfort zone.
I also wrote a post about the Top 20 audiobooks read in 2018 thanks to my friend Pam as she gave me her list among the 400 books she has read this year!
Another great thing this week: CC Hunter answered all my questions once again! She really is one of the bests. And I learned that we share similar tastes in books 😀
No meme this week but I hope to get back to them next week.
And no links to the blogosphere today as I did not much blog hopping BUT you will have my “best bloggers” in a few minutes/hours.
Now do tell me how was your week?
Thanks for reading!