Hi dear friends,
Today is Sunday, and I am back from my business trip! Yay! Time to have a chat with you about what happened in my life and on the blog last week, linking back to The Sunday Post @caffeinatedreviewer!
As we are at the end of the month I will combine today’s post with a monthly wrap-up
In my private life first
Well this week I have run like mad since it seems to be a pattern for some weeks now. Between the hubs who is still home from his surgery, the kids who are touchy and grouchy because of the exams they are all trying my patience!
But that will pass so that’s the good news!
Now the other news this week is that I was contacted privately on Instagram by a big US publishing house. They told me they really liked my pictures and would love having me as an influencer for their books.
I swear I nearly cried when I saw their message because they just needed my email address and a US address no PO Box!
I was flattered because yes I am human and devote hours to take these pictures. I love creating and art and took a liking to bookstagram like I never would have imagined. I was so grateful and happy they noticed my pictures!
On the other end I was so desperate and sad because I knew living outside of the US that it would not come to fruition.
Even if I understand the logic behind (shipping costs and all) I could not help but think that’s so unfair 😥 Because I love their YA books!
Me being me I chose to keep the positive and being noticed for my art but I am only human and it still leaves a slightly bitter taste for a missed opportunity.
Another news related to my developping “craft”: I was also contacted by followers and other people on Instagram asking if I was selling my candles!
I made a new batch last week and got the stickers printed this week to complete the candles. I posted some pictures with my phone on my IG stories and that’s how I was contacted! They asked me to let them know if I opened a shop 😀
So even if I don’t intend to sell them for now that’s again a praise that filled me with warmth and helps me in these very tyring weeks!
Here are some pictures the candles (they are from my phone so the quality is not the best):
And I know that I have lost of comments to reply!!!
On the blog this week
I have read four books (granted I listened to the audiobook for some time now) and reviewed two of them. The other two will be published next week.
Savaged by Mia Sheridan was a 4,5 stars. Really original and with Archer’s vibes.
Cinder and the Prince of Midnight by Susan Ee was a dark tale in the tradition of the Grimm brothers. 4 stars.
This Monday was pride day in Calendar Girls and if I had several contenders I chose an underdog as winner because that’s why I am blogging: to shout my love for books I think deserve to bet better known! The winner was Stop! by Alison G. Bailey
On Tuesday we spoke about debut novels that I would never have guessed were first works!
Wednesday was about a book I can’t wait to read as it’s one of my unicorn authors and she always destroys me with her books! A Scarcity of Condors by Suanne Laqueur.
On Thursday the discussion topic was about how books make us better persons.
On the blogosphere and publishing world this week
A quizz of course where Epic Read asks: Tell Us Your Reading Habits and We’ll Add a Dash of Magic to Your Bookshelf
Some posts that I loved this week:
The book Nest tells us all about bookstargams
And Trang from bookidote confesses all about her blogging experience
That’s it for this Sunday!
Do tell me all about your week!
Thanks for reading!