Urgent: exorcist wanted. Job: unhexing a blogger’s life. Possible payment in holy water. The Sunday Post 12/15/2019

Hi friends,

This is our time to chat about my week on Sunday, linking back to The Sunday Post from Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer.

In my personal life

I swear I must be hexed!

Last week I told you that my laptop battery broke on Friday, a weasel ate some of my car’s cables on Saturday and that I had a flat tire on Sunday right?

Well this week, one of the most recent and highly performing colleagues that I hired months ago told me that she had offers from another team (she’ll investigate and make a decision). We were short staffed for one year before finding her so it does not please me at all but of course I’ll support her choice. I told her she had to choose for her, not for me or our colleagues. But if someone wants to burn a candle and pray for her staying I would not mind! 😀 

Then I learned that one of my dear friends and senior executive had received her notice! No warning nothing. It has been really brutal and shocking. We are still processing it.

And on Friday I noticed that my dog walked on three legs. After a weekend visit to the vet and some radiography we learned that her knee’s ligaments are broken. The only option is a surgery costing around 1000 USD.

See when I told you that I must be cursed?

I am certain someone has a voodoo doll with my face pierced with many needles stashed under his bed! Must be the postman fed up with carrying all our Amazon orders. Or the owner of the local Burger King as I refuse to eat his fries (sorry I have a liver condition). Or maybe an other commuter jealous of my noise cancelling headset and determined to ruin my life as I always seem to be in a state of bliss on the train!

Some people can’t stand other’s happiness!


Anyway, as a result my migraine is back for three days now.

That led me to the conclusion that I absolutely need to alleviate some pressure in my life. At work certainly but on the blog too.

That’s why from January 1st, I won’t have a schedule with weekly posts planned nor request ARCs that were not already requested or from my top 6 unicorn authors. I will still post of course but only when I feel it! I just want the pleasure not the pressure.

I am certain it will leave me more room to blog hop and see what’s happening elsewehere.


Last edit here as I forgot to mention…the good parts of the week!

On Friday I went to see the Red Army Choir with my mom and we had a blast! All these beautiful male voices!

On Saturday I went to the theater with my daughter and watched Last Christmas with Emilia Clark. Perfect Christmas movie!

On Sunday my son and I walked to a Christmas Fair to do some shopping and eat churros.

So family time to compensate all these bad news!


On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)

I reviewed ….4 books! One of them with all the stars!!!!

Blogmas is still going strong and you can see my choices below






The Top 5 Tuesday was about books I didn’t get into in 2019 (but wanted to)

In the blogosphere and literary world

EpicReads has a quizz about what type of weapon would be yours in the arena!


And here are some posts I found very interesting this week:

Sumeda talks about blogging without tyring yourself



Marie gushes about her favorite incoming YA



That’s all! How was your week? Better than mine I hope!

Thanks for reading.




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28 Replies to “Urgent: exorcist wanted. Job: unhexing a blogger’s life. Possible payment in holy water. The Sunday Post 12/15/2019”

  1. Oh boy, that is a huge amount of bad luck. I don´t know if it is the time of year or just a bad ending for 2019. Well, stay strong & keep your head held high.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Vi!!!

  2. Goodness, that’s a lot of bad luck all at once, Wishing better things for you this week!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much!

  3. Oh no – sorry to hear about your dog! And the price tag- yikes! Hoping your co- worker stays though. You gotta find that voodoo doll and get rid of it lol.

    I think you’re doing the right thing by simplifying some. Blogging is too $%^& hectic sometimes!!!

    Okay for the quiz I got … a spear! Hmmm I don’t know how I feel about that. No sword? Nut maybe it’s for the best haha!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Greg I got ….my fists! So I’d say you fare better than me lOL

  4. I am hoping the curse is lifted! Soon!!

    Enjoy the holidays, and I am glad you loved Last Christmas. It is on my list.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Laurel!!!

  5. I hope you get unhexed soon! 🙁 Burn some incense in all four corners of your home. (I have no idea what I’m talking about. Just trying to help!)

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahahahahaha Jen you have no idea how your comment helped me! I nearly drowned my work computer in coffee as I was swallowing when reading it! Thank you.

  6. I’m so sorry things have been rough. I know how you feel when everything just gets overwhelming. Hopefully everything works out!! Hugs!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Samantha!!!

  7. I hope everything is better this week! It’s good to take an easier flow on the blog if you need it. Happy reading!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Anne!

  8. It does sound like some voodoo practitioner is not happy with you. My bet is on the burger king guy. Jokes aside, I’m sorry all these things are happening all at once. And I completely support your decision to slow down with ARCs and such. The novelty is not worth the stress and pressure when you already have so much going on. I hope the holidays will be better!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Talia!!!!

  9. Oh no love, it’s all going on isnt it.

    I’m loving your plan for early 2020, I too am not requesting any arcs so I have a chance to read my tbr but I am worried that my blog will be full of reviews and not much else!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Caro maybe we’ll get our mojo back again in some weeks/months but in the meantime I really need to take it easy!

      1. Me too. I request an arc as I really want to read it…..and then I really dont want to read it as feel pressure!

  10. Your poor pup! Sorry for all the unfortunate news too. I am glad you at least had some quality time with your family and churros, which are delicious.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sam!

  11. I’m sorry you’re going through a rough patch, Sophie, but hey, Christmas is coming- make a wish 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well….that’s not a bad idea Jacquie!!!

  12. I hope you start having a better month. That’s a lot all at once and I hope your dog will be ok.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you!!!

  13. Simplicity my friend. I think you have made the right choice. When something ceases to be fun and becomes a chore, it is time to back away and decompress. I’ll be honest, I’m feeling that with my photography page. I grumble when I “HAVE” to sit down an process pictures because I’m out. I used to do it cause I enjoyed it. I need to find the joy again and so do you

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Tracey maybe a break for you???

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