Sunday, 25 July 2021

Sunday Post #144

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

During the past weeks of summer break one of my family members got hospitalised and ultimately had to get a pacemaker. In the meantime, my grandma couldn't stay home alone and I had to spend a lot of days and nights together with her. I didn't mind a bit, as I love her but it can be exhausting at times. Luckily things are hopefully getting better soon.

Today I had fun playing board games at an event called Zomerspel. I got to try four new board games in good company. My favourite one was El Dorado.






I also started making candles again and participated in a fun but short pottery workshop.


Blog and books


I haven't had the time to read much but I recently finished and loved Lonely Castle in the Mirror, one of my favourite books this year! Currently reading a nonfiction book, Atomic Habits.

Movies and TV Shows



I decided to participated in the Instagram challenge 30filmsofsummer which aims to watch 30 films not made in the U.S. of Great Britain. So far I have watched and enjoyed two: Demain Tout Commence and Dancing Queens. I highly recommend the French film, beautiful yet sad.

What did you read or watch recently?


As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sunday Post #143

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

Only one week and a half more before my summer break finally starts. Sadly like last year, I won't travel to Spain but many of my friends, family members and colleagues are travelling to other countries. I have to admit I feel quite a bit jealous at times, even though I'm not that comfortable with corona to travel and plan that far in advance. I have received my first vaccination but I will only get my second one a month from now.

Last weekend I played some board games with my friend, we played Mysterium Park, Clank! and Meadow. All three were fun!

Clank!
Meadow

Today I also found some time to make candles again. I experimented a bit with colours and shapes, some of the results were lovely. I also tried floating candles for the first time, hope to test/burn them this week!




What are you doing this summer?

Blog and books



I'm still reading Lonely Castle in the Mirror, I'm in a bit a of a reading slump but still enjoying this one!

Movies and TV Shows


I have been watching some shows for the second time and am planning to watch a new Korean drama but haven't decided which one yet. Sometimes the streaming platforms give you way too many choices to actually pick something to watch.

The Eurovision Song Contest did give me two songs I adore, Zitti E Buoni by MÃ¥neskin and Shum by Go_A. Are you a fan of Eurovision or of these songs? It's rare I listen to Eurovision songs this often after the contest.

What did you read or watch recently?


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Sunday, 13 June 2021

Sunday Post #142

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

It's been way to long since I lasted posted something. I have been in a bit of a slump and didn't feel like I had much to talk about. With the sunny weather, things have gotten a bit a better though. Does your mood improve with sunny weather as well?

I have been playing Splendor outside in the evenings, which has become a bit of a habit with warm weather. Splendor is one of my favourite card games and one I never tire of. It also helps me clear my mind a bit.


Do you have a game you can play over and over again without getting bored?

Blog and books



I finished 84 Charing Cross Road, which I really liked (I mean, a book about books and bookshops, what's not to like?). I also read Peaceful Mind by Seneca, a much needed read for me at the time and one I definitely recommend!

I'm currently reading and loving Lonely Castle in the Mirror, I have discovered Japanese fiction can be very comforting to read last year, and it still remains the case this year as well.

Movies and TV Shows



I watched the film 84 Charing Cross Road as well, it's a good one too! Aside from that I have watched more of Schitt's Creek, Use for my Talent and I'm planning to watch Lucifer too.

How have all of you been doing?

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sunday Post #141

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

I'm a bit freaking out about something that happened last Friday, apparently I didn't park my car right and it rolled in front of a driveway at around 8 o'clock a.m.  It was a long day at school, with guided tours to show the school to future pupils. Which means I only went back to my car at 10 o'clock p.m. The people who I inconvenienced that day, told me my car rolled in front of their driveway the entire day. I feel so ashamed and stressed out about what happened. I hope they will accept my flowers as an apology tomorrow.




On a happier note, I played a new board game with my mum this weekend, called Corinth. It's a roll and write game, which means you have to roll dice and write things down on a score sheet to play the game. It's really fun and the theme is nice!

Blog and books



I finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz this week and started reading the newest addition to my bookshelves, 84 Charing Cross Road. I'm quite enjoying it, I think it's the perfect book to soothe my mood.

Movies and TV Shows


I watched the finale of The Mole Belgium today and I nearly guessed the mole correctly but would have put my money on someone else if I had to. I'm usually never right guessing the mole, my dad (who doesn't like the show is way better at it, one of his colleagues has been the mole and he guessed him almost immediately because he thought the teacher/priest wasn't smart enough to get that far into the game).

What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Sunday Post #140

                                                      

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

I don't have much to report this week, I've been mostly stressing out about Tuesday, as the principal and someone else will come to watch another one of my lessons. These things always stress me out days in advance.

Blog and books


I'm still reading Crime and Punishment and The Radium Girls and enjoying both. I did figure out my next read though: The Tattooist of Auschwitz, as one of my students recommended it to me. A couple of weeks before our break we discussed books in class and in his opinion reading was boring. The fact that he read a book during the break and recommended it to me now, made me quite happy and excited to read it too.

Movies and TV Shows



This weekend I watched The Highwaymen, which I quite liked. I always seem to be intrigued about films, books or songs about Bonnie and Clyde. I haven't got a clue why, though. The song Bonnie and Clyde from Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg has been stuck in my head all weekend. 



I also watched Shadow and Bone, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. I'd like to watch the sequel right away :)

What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Sunday Post #139


                                                        

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

Sorry for my absence again, the past two weeks have been strange and unpredictable but I'm finally reading something again. I've been playing a lot of board games the past weeks too, which I have been loving. Let me know if you are interested in reading my opinions about them as well, then I can talk about board games here as well.

Blog and books



I'm currently reading two books, Crime and Punishment (not going to lie, it feels like an accomplishment reading this one, hope to finish it this month but that might be wishful thinking) and The Radium Girls (listening to the audiobook). Both are great so far.


One week ago, I finished another book, Know My Name by Chanel Miller, such a sad but powerful story, I believe everyone should read.


Movies and TV Shows



I haven't watched a lot of movies the past two weeks, I think the only one I did watch was Notting Hill, one of my favourite feelgood films. Do you have any of those? I also love this scene in the park.



I'm also loving Schitt's Creek, it has become a comfort show to me as well, perfect to end the day with. I quite relate to Stevie and always have fun watching David and the others.

Do you like soundtracks? Which ones are your favourites? 

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 28 March 2021

Sunday Post #138

                                                        

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

One more week and then I have a break again, although the government announced the break would start this Monday, I still have a full week of work as a teacher (correcting exams, meetings, being present on several days, ...) . Not that I truly mind the work, but having to explain to various people that I don't have an extra week off is getting very annoying. 

One great thing this week, I discovered Tabletopia and played some board games online with a friend. We played some known and unknown ones and it was quite fun. It's also a great way to try out games and not actually have to buy them.

Blog and books



This week I read Antigone and I finally finished Persepolis. I highly recommend both! I also got to The Vegetarian, I'm still not sure what to think of it. I liked some sections but other parts very just plain weird and uncomfortable. I will have to think about this book some more.

Movies and TV Shows



I watched some westerns I have seen a couple of times before, The Last of Mohicans and 3:10 to Yuma. I like both and have often listen to the soundtrack of the first one.

Do you like soundtracks? Which ones are your favourites? 

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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