When your world looks like a fish bowl …. The Sunday Post 03/29/2020

Hi friends,

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

As many on the planet, we are on lockdown.

This was the second week of quarantine and I have been sick. Given the current virus, no doctor came home but I was ordered rest for the whole week as I had a clogged nose, headaches, backache, shivers and I was exhausted!

Lucky for me I have an excellent immune system and it seems that these days were enough for me to be alive and kicking again, versus my hubs who has needed more than two weeks!

Our government has decided to extend our lockdown and, cherry on top, our mayor has decided to be even more restrictive.

I can now only go for a walk or a run or a ride in my own neighborhood!

This will be the new me then (hopefully sans cat):

 

Kind of walking four to five times around the neighborhood to have my one hour daily walk!

Fish bowl I tell you!

That being said I respect what’s been asked of us as the number of infected people is still rising in Belgium and death are on the rise too. So far, we don’t lack hospital beds nor have to make hard choices about who to save like in Italy but that’s why we have to respect the social distancing, lockdown and hand washing!

Of course, some are egotistical and don’t respect this at all. That’s selfish, dumb and outright uncivil behavior!

 

As I had lots of time between naps, I reorganized my bookshelves as rainbow and I also did a huge book tower.

Said book tower did not fall once (contrary to my previous and smallest attempt) thanks to Bridget @darkefaerietale ‘s tutorial on IG TV! If you are interested, just DM me on Instagram and I’ll send you the link.

Here you have them, in all their glory:

 

Now some humor for you as we all need to laugh in these times:

“How to shop with a bookworm:

Enter the store.

Keep eyes on your bookworm at all times.

Wow ok you lost them.

They’re gone forever now!  :-D 

 

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

 

This week I have posted three reviews! And finished another book too. Pfew I get my reading mojo back.

Twice a Wish by Pepper Winters was a 4,5 stars. That series is HOT! But there is more than sex or rather, the sex does not feel like a filler because that’s something I can’t stand.

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare was everything I hoped for an more! I have a new favorite kickass heroine: Cordelia Carstairs and book boyfriend James Herondale.

Then I went for an unpopular opinion of a very hyped book: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller. Honestly I can understand that some (most it seems) will adore it as it’s kind of love or hate for the main character.

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Just one non review post this week: the Top 5 Tuesday with the author’s alphabet still going strong. I made my teams from P to T and asked you to choose your favorite!

On the blogosphere and in the literary world

 

This week’s quiz by Epic Reads is totally “hype” as it asks

Which YA Character Would You Be Quarantined With? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Click on the graphic below to take the quiz!

My quarantine mate was :

“Jane McKeene

There’s no zombie outbreak yet, but if there’s any sign of danger at all, your trusty quarantine-mate Jane McKeene will kick their ass. If there’s anyone who knows how to get by, it’s Jane.”

I should be all right! 😉 

 

And I have read some very interesting and funny posts this week!

Lashaan has a very devious mind and some shocking solutions

https://bookidote.com/2020/03/15/how-can-we-get-others-to-read/                            

 

Ari

https://readingunderstreetlamps.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/romance-tropes-i-just-cant-even-anymore/

 

That’s it for today guys!

Do tell me how was your week? I have found a way to reply to comment from the post self: through my phone from the WP reader!

Stay safe and thanks for reading!

Sophie

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41 Replies to “When your world looks like a fish bowl …. The Sunday Post 03/29/2020”

  1. Oh no, I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize that you were sick!!! Please get lots of rest Sophie, we need you healthy, LOL! And p.s. I love the pics of your shelves and the book tower, amazing!

  2. I’m glad you are feeling better!! And I’m sorry you are confined to your neighborhood. Luckily here in Colorado we aren’t that bad yet, we can still go to state parks, they just closed all the picnic and playground areas, so all you can do is walk, but its nice to be able to get some different scenery! We have places in the US that are getting close to Italy status, but again, I am lucky and don’t live in those areas! Hopefully this will all start getting better soon <3 I hope you and your family are doing good and are happy and healthy <3

    I took the quiz and got Emoni Santiago from With The Fire on High which I think would be great cuz the blurb makes it sound like she is a great cook, and I can't cook to save my life

  3. Impressive rainbow tower and shelves. In UK people are putting drawings of rainbows in their windows. Your display would look great in a window. I’m not sure whether I have enough of each shade of books to make it work; but I can see looking at my books to see could be tomorrow’s distraction to WFH day.

  4. Here in The U/S. things are getting pretty serious. I’m still going to work as my jab is essential. Had a friend who was just cleared for not having the virus. Very happy for her. I’m crossing my fingers and I hope you are feeling better:)

  5. Olivia-Savannah says: Reply

    The situation is definitely getting closer to home, isn’t it? I am glad you recovered and feel better and are now doing well. Your rainbow bookshelves look beautiful and I was so impressed with the book tower when I saw it on instagram!

  6. It is good that you are better. A great test-run of your immune system.

    I also liked taking on projects, like rearranging things. Your tower of books was awesome. Cute poem, too.

    Enjoy staying at home…and reading and doing whatever you feel like doing. Stay safe.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Laurel! You too stau safe!

  7. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. When I first started reading how sick you had been, I got really nervous for you. Your book tower is so gorgeous. One of these days I have got to try to build one myself. My state’s governor has issued a stay-at-home order through June 10th so I may have plenty of time on my hands soon to try to build one, lol.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      June 10th? Well I think he is wise Suzanne! I expecte a book tower then LOL

  8. If something positive comes from this enforced lockdown it will be the organization we can bring to our shelves, cupboards and closets with all this free time on our hands… And your shelves look great, I particularly love the “book helix” in front of them. Well done! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Maddalena!

  9. Hope you and hubby are feeling better, Sophie! Love your shelves. Mine aren’t even close – my books go wherever they’ll fit, lol.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha yes we are healed Teri thank you!

  10. So sorry you were sick, but I’m glad you recovered relatively quickly! I absolutely LOVE your bookcase and tower!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Nicole!

  11. Gosh I’m in love with your shelf, I really really wanna steal it Also, please take care of yourself!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well you can’t Ari! LOL And stay safe too!

      1. But I really really want to~ 🙁

        1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

          Bwahahaha

  12. Fish bowl for sure! Our world definitely seems like it’s shrunk huh with all the restrictions? Hoping you and your husband are feeling better. a lot of people are sick even if it’s not corona, seems like, and it’s hard to know!

    Love the book tower!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Stay safe too Greg!

  13. Our lockdown came on Monday and it was declared for three weeks… So, two weeks to go! Unless they extend it. We’re allowed out only under very strict conditions and that includes “one trip outside per day for exercise.” It’s so strange… I’m perfectly happy to be at home all the time but you tell me I CAN’T go out and HAVE to be at home and I’m tweaking and climbing the walls. :/

    Stay safe Sophie and lots of good vibes while you live in your fish bowl. 😉

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      That’s because you are a rebel Nicci!!!! LOL Stay safe too.

  14. oooo pretty books in the tower. Your attitude is great about the lockdown and respecting it I’d be grumpy about the cold (?) and fretting over the possibility of COVID19. Our state has been restrictive and we are happy to be home. We have groceries delivered although I’ll have to go to the pharmacy for a regular med tomorrow.

    I hope you feel much better soon and stay safe. Happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I am glad to know that your state has been restrictive Anne! Because this is a real tragedy in NY!

  15. Alexandra @bookblurbca says: Reply

    Ha! Ha! The book tower of doom, and love the pretty rainbow colour book arranging, you have way too much time on your hands.

    Meanwhile, ill? Damn, Sophie, let’s hope if that was Covid, it was a mild case and that you’re on the mend. Take care, stay safe, and look after yourself. ❤️

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes see what happens when I have too much time on the hands LOL. And I am healed so everything is fine now!

  16. That book tower looks awesome, Sophie! How much time did it take to build that? I’m sorry that you’re still not feeling well! I hope you get better soon!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven! And strangely, only 40 minutes thanks to @darkfaeritales tutorial!

  17. It must be terrifying to come down with any ailments right now. We were watching my dad, but it ended up being bronchitis. (thank goodness, because his immune system is trash) It really is uncivil to thumb your nose at the lockdown. I don’t understand people’s attitudes about it. It’s for your own safety as well as that of others. There was a news story today, about a family that will not let their son back in the house, because he chose to go on spring break. I say, dad is right! Glad you illness passed quickly. Stay safe!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sam! But stay safe too as things are scary in NY!!!

      1. My mayor sends an email/phone update every day of the new cases in my town. 24 new cases in the last 24 hours. It’s a bit unsettling out there.

  18. Your bookshelves and book tower are amazing!

    I’m glad you are in the mend and sending speedy recoveries to your hubby.

    We have just finished week 1 of proper lockdown but we have been in 2 weeks this Tuesday as my son is immunocompromised…..and it’s just starting to get to us!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Stay strong Caro! Thinking of you!

      1. Thank you, and you! ❤❤

  19. Your bookshelves look gorgeous and woooooow, look at that tower!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Jen!!!

  20. Oh, no! Hope you and Hubs are on the mend. Your bookcase and tower are awesome!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes we are healed Jacquie thank you!

  21. Your shelves and tower look amazing Soph! Get better and rest!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Susan!

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