Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
In my private life
I went to the doctor’s appointment that had been rescheduled three times this Monday and it was …reassuring! I had some nasty fright that women can get and this was a follow up check so I was not pleased when it was postponed because of the lockdown.
We’ll have another thorough check in six months and if everything looks the same, we’ll go back to a yearly check.
So yes, that’s a relief!
My daughter has finished her exams at university and that means that she has a lot of time on her hands and is becoming …BOSSY! She is cleaning, gardening, vacuuming and is always on our backs to “put that thing in its place” or “drive me to the store to buy some plant” or …. while we all just want to be left in peace 😀
Now let’s get to the title of this post: me being ranty on the blog and on IG.
You will see below that I just HAD to write a post about speaking up or not as a blogger. If I presonally feel that I must speak up for some things and cause, I can’t tolerate that other bullies people who choose not to do so on social media! If you are not screaming about Black Lives matter on social media, it does not mean that you disagree nor that you are not being actively busy supporting this outside of social media! Hence my rant below.
The second “rant” was on Instagram after I had been made aware of the social media storm created by JK Rowling’s words on transgender women. If you want to know what’s all the fuss about, read this article by the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53002557
When I was made aware of her stance, I honestly asked myself if I wanted to go on with posting a picture about Harry Potter’s books or not.
That’s crazy how an author’s word can not only hit the gender group concerned but can also hit YOU personally if you are a fan of that author’s books and characters! Harry Potter is iconic and suddenly I FEARED other’s people extreme reactions if I DARED still post about the books.
I decided to post and if you are interested in my reasoning just read it here (click on the picture to read the post):
So yes this week has been weird thanks to what is happening on social media. It seems that these “media” look more and more like a jungle. And I am convinced that the key is just to be kind and respectful with each others. The world would be so much better!
To finish on a high note, I had an amazing day yesterday creating two new funko pops inspired by The City of Brass by SA Chakraborty: Nahri and Dara!
Nahri did not take much work as the funko was basically “her” so I added some glittery painting and painted her eyes.
For Dara though, I had to create long hair, a curved sword, a shirt and paint these super tiny tattoos on his left temple of a wing crossed by an arrow and the ladder scale rungs on his left palm, creeping up his arm and back. I also had to rebuild his left arm as the original funko had him hide a loaf of bread along his left forearm like, glued to the arm! So when I removed the bread there was a big hole in the arm!!!
This was my basic funko for Dara.
And this is the final product
On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)
I only posted two reviews this week but one discussion post (see rant above) and two meme!
Lingus by Mariana Zapata was a little bit like a soufflé: extremely pumped up in the beginning while warm from the oven and deflated by the end. Note that I gave a “harsh” note because it’s Marians’s book and that I know that she can do so much better AND it has to be said that it was also her first published book. She’s improved heaps after!
Reap the Shadows by Annette Marie was excellent, 4,5 stars like every book in that Steel and Stone series!
On Tuesday I gave you books on my TBR because of some of you (I DISH guys!) 😉
On Wednesday you got my rant
On Friday it as a new Face-Off with “bodice ripper” (loooove that expression ).
On the blogosphere and in the literary world
I did blog hop this week guys!!!!
Jacob is also talking about the artist and the art after JK Rowling debacle
The Orang Utang Librarian asks what makes a book “important”.
Katie explains how to recognize a YA book
Lashaan is wondering if audiobooks are for you
And just to have you laugh, some light post from Kim
That’s it guys! Now do tell me how was your week?
Thanks for reading