Hi dear friends!
Time for a little weekly chit chat about how my week went and what happened on the blog. As usual I will link it up with @CaffeinatedReviewer.
For once I am trying to write this on a Sunday morning before going to the fitness club or maybe for a long walk in the rain today! Let’s see if I’ll complete the post this morning.
In “real life”
Not much happened this first week of October. Work is really heavy for weeks now an is taking its toll as I don’t have much time blogging in the evening. I even skipped one of my favorite memes this Thursday.
Result: a headache yesterday as it seems to become a “tradition” every two or three weekends now.
I know that I must listen to my body and rest more, do less, go to bed early!
The only problem is that I have so many fun things planned for the blog in October that I WANT to do these.
Another inconvenience this week: my Samsung galaxy A5 did not want to upload pictures on Instagram anymore from the home wifi. I think something is not really compatible maybe after an update but I’ve tried everything that I could think of the problem is not with the wifi but the phone. I bought this one barely 18 months ago!
That’s frightening as I am so against this frenzy to consume more and more goods just to throw them later.
As I did not want to buy a new phone I had to get sneaky to post on Instagram from my computer and changed my IG profile to a business profile. Not that I want to pay to promote my pics or anything but it was the only way to be able to post automatically from my computer in Instagram. So far so good…
See these are petty problems and I am aware of all this because I have a well paid job, a family, good health so basically all I need and you can totally overlook my “complaints” here above as I am at my core, grateful for my blessings.
My dad is not miraculously healed and he never will but we have to accept that death is part of life and that so far he is doing good.
So my advice for the day would be: enjoy your day. Really enjoy it. Find something good today and choose to focuse on the good. That’s what I’ll do.
On the blog (click on the graphics to read the posts)
It’s been a weird but elating week as stated in my title. Weird because I only read two books, had not much time in the evening to work on posts and posted less than I am used to do BUT elating because you must know by now *I screamed loud enough these last days* that I was contacted by the mysterious author of The Silver Cage (Anonymous) and he or she offered me his or her second book The Silver Cord.
You will have to click on the graphics below to get all my enthusiasm and rambling as I don’t want to bore you out if you already have read these posts but let just say that I never would have imagined that this would happen to me.
And there is more to come but I can’t speak about it now.
So I read two books but only reviewed one , the other will be reviewed tomorrow.
I’ve read Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven and read The Silver Cord by Anonymous.
5 stars for The Silver Cord who was another incredibly well written book by Anonymous. Please read the review it is one very dear to my heart due to my peculiar relationship with these books.
As usual I posted the Top 5 Tuesday and it was about the favorite tropes! My title for this one was:
What trope do I have to brandish to convince you to read a book? Yes today we mean business in Top 5 Tuesday
On Wednesday I already shouted my joy for being contacted by Anonymous *see I am making such a fuss about this I know I know but when I am in love with a book/author I am all in*
And of course Friday was about my first impression of the book *I should have read another ARC first but could not resist*
On Calendar Girl I was so happy to get to feature one of my favorite books with witches. A series that’s some years old now, that’s never been featured on the blog but that gave me so much joy! Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.
I still manage to write a small and light discussion post about book versus movie as The Hate U Give is being turned into a movie this month!
I am featuring this week a fun post written by Caro @bookcheshirecat who gives us advices about things to do in fall *her GIFs are so adorable* https://bookcheshirecat.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/things-to-do-in-fall-recs-%f0%9f%8d%82/
Now tell me all about your week. What have you done? How are you? What have you read?
Thanks for reading