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
Private life alias in real life
I am writing this post very very late on this Sunday as since yesterday I am busy surfing to look after new themes. Why? Because my current free theme is really good but so far it hasn’t been updated to WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg.
I know I should be lenient as it’s only been two to three weeks since Worpress moved to Gutenberg but it gave me ideas.
It’s been two years now since I began blogging (two years already!) and it seems that I am still doing it with pleasure so maybe I could invest in a paying theme and have some support?
The only problem is the abundance of themes!
I am lost since yesterday scrolling through many themes and not finding exactly what I want that’s to say …what I have now. Nearly LOL
I want a SEO responsive and fast loading theme first. With a big header for my logo. Ready for WP 5.0 and Gutenberg. With colors that I can customize and if possible a side bar, widget and customizable typography.
Oh and I want a one page site as I don’t want to showcase a portfolio and hate when you have parallax or big “parts” of the site “static” and you have to scroll with some huge “bar” in the middle.
Above all else the theme must accept the jetpack plugin as I want to show up on the WP reader! For months I didn’t show up on the WP reader and no one visited or commented my posts! It’s been a nightmare that I am so not ready to live again as it was like screaming in the desert….
If you have any advices … just shoot!
Now I’ve also been busy today to bake tomorrow’s dessert well rather freeze tomorrow’s dessert as it’s a “frozen nougat” with butterscotch sauce.
Because tomorrow we will go to my mother and try to celebrate Christmas the best we can given the circumstances.
On a side note can I say how much I miss the blue blue eyes of Paul Hollywood since they changed channels and I can’t watch The Great British Bake Off anymore? Sigh…
I am also working and commuting tomorrow so it does not help to realize that Christmas is around the corner! I bought my last gifts this weekend and that is so not like professional planner me!!!!
It does not feel like Christmas at all. Not only with my father’s death but the weather is much too warm for the season. Usually we’d have frost and some snow yet it’s well above freezing with rain and wind. Only the short daylight gives us a “winter feel”.
But enough about private life!
Let’s get to the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
This week I’ve only reviewed one book but it was a big book (900 pages): Queen of Air and Darkness. 4,5 stars.
I’ve also read and scheduled the review of A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann. It’s been a very difficult read as it broaches the topic of a son whose dad is dying from cancer ….among other topics. Reading this shortly after what happened in my life has generated many mixed feelings.
I am also currently busy reading The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan and if it’s good it is not as great as I hoped. Or maybe it’s me and I have a hard time focusing on a read.
My Best Books of 2018 is still going on full swing and you can read the daily posts below.
I promised to publish today the results of your votes for the Best Cover Model!
On Facebook the winner is: Fabian Castro with 5 votes
On WordPress the winner is: Dusan Susnjar with 4 votes
Adding all the votes WP + FB the winner is Fabian Castro 8 votes with Luca Bloms and Dusan Susnjar in a tie with 7 votes each!
One meme only this week with all the daily posts but I had fun writing to Santa, explaining why I’ve been a very good girl and he’d better deliver with some good books!
On the blogosphere
If I had only one post to recommend, it would be this incredibly useful post written on Avalinahsbooks blog as we get fantastic tips on how to request ARCs and these tips are given by a former publicist!
Just read it!
Now it’s your turn!
What have you been up to this week?
Thanks for reading!