Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday Post #34


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. 


Life

I'm doing a lot better, last weekend was difficult but now I am back to normal. I am extremely busy with the new job and spanish classes mainly because I can't prepare anything in advance until my colleagues tell me what to do, which means my weekends are very full. 

Today is election day in Belgium, so I will go vote later today. Hopefully the lines won't be too long. I am interested in seeing the results, though.



Blog and books

I think I'm slowly getting over my reading slump, I finished War Horse in the beginning of the week, read a Tessa Dare romance novel and two comics. That's more than I read last month!

I also posted a Can't Wait Wednesday post and a Stacking the Shelves post. I hope to post a September wrap up and a review soon.

Movies and TV Shows


I didn't watch that much this week but I did start Healer, which is looking very promising!


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

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Stacking the Shelves: September Book Haul



Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews (the image above belongs to these blogs too). Each week bloggers share the books they got.

As you know, I have been in a reading slump since August and this is why I didn't buy a lot of books this month. That said, I'm really excited to read the books I got!

1. Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) by Mark Lawrence


I have heard great things about this book and I can't wait to read it!

2. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames


Kings of the Wyld is one of my favourite books this year and I can't wait to read the companion novel!

3. Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats #2) by Sebastien de Castell


I read Traitor's Blade in August and really want to continue the series!

4. Mirage (Mirage #1) by Somaiya Daud 


I already read this and I will let you know my thoughts in my September wrap up.


Which books did you recently get? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


A single wish will spark a new dawn. Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret. Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple's greatest treasure - one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll. 

-- Goodreads.com description -- 

I haven't read a Julie Kagawa book before but this novel sounds intriguing. I also adore the cover! The publication date is the first of November (according to Goodreads.com).

Have you read this book or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


Which books are you excited to read?



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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Sunday Post #33


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. 

Life

This week was terrible. I started my job which went fine but on Friday morning when I was walking to school after an hour on the train, I witnessed an accident, right in front of the school. A cyclist ended up under a truck, I didn't see her fall but I did see the truck drive over something and stop. Then the screaming started and I immediately dialled 911 (or as we have to dial 112). Afterwards I informed my school, had to talk to the police, received counselling and had to be present when a pupil who witnessed the same thing received counselling. I was told to call my parents to take me home because it was inadvisable to take the train and be alone for an hour. To this day, the images and sounds still invade my thoughts and I have terrible headaches. Not sure if the last are related or not but I have felt better. Right after the counselling, we were told that the woman is not going to die, she does have serious injuries but it's not life threatening. That helps to cope with it.


Blog and books

I planned on finishing War Horse on my train ride home on Friday but obviously things didn't go as planned. Same for the posts I planned to write yesterday but I was too busy preparing my lessons for Monday.

Movies and TV Shows


I finished Goblin this week and I rewatched a couple of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo to lift my spirits on Friday.

What did you read or watch recently? Do you have any recommendations? I'm in serious need of film or TV show recommendations with happy endings and not including car accidents, which I found out are difficult to find.


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Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sunday Post #32


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. 

Life

I finished my temporary job as a substitute teacher in an amazing school. In less than two weeks, I felt connected to and really appreciated by my pupils. I received lovely reactions to my final lessons and I got the feeling that I did a good job and will be missed. I haven't really felt that way before in my previous teaching jobs. I will truly miss this school. I have been asked to stay and teach different pupils for another month, but because I start another fulltime job until June I couldn't accept even though I would have loved to stay. I start my new job on Monday and have received very little information so far, which stresses me out. We'll see how it goes.


I also went to Facts yesterday, I had a really fun time with my friends and I enjoyed the Q&A's of Jennifer Morrison, John Barrowman and David Tennant. Still not sure how I feel about the Tom Felton one.

Blog and books

I did not find the time to work on my blog or reply to comments, which makes me feel awful. I do read them and I will reply when I find the time to comment back on your blogs as well. Things have been hectic, lately.

I did finish Mirage but I ended up a little disappointed because not much actually happened in this book. I did like the diverse characters.

Movies and TV Shows


I did not have the time to watch a lot this week, the job kept me really busy. I did watch a couple of Goblin episodes but nothing more. 


What did you read or watch recently? Do you have any recommendations?

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Sunday Post #31


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. 


Life

A lot has happened this week. I started a very temporary teaching job that ends next Friday. I absolutely love that school! Every single person is so friendly, encouraging and helpful and the students are great as well. It shows a different story than my previous school and while it still hurts I wasn't allowed to stay there, it makes me hopeful to find a better school in the future. Last week I was also contacted by another school, I had an interview on Tuesday and in the evening I received a call that I had the job. Again, it will take me about an hour to get there but it will be until the end of the schoolyear. It's part of a new government program which supports new teachers. I will be a substitute teacher in four schools when the regular teachers are out and I will have to do other jobs when there are no openings, but I will get paid fulltime for the rest of the year. It's good news but I'm unsure where I will end up, because I only received limited information, which stresses me out again. It is pretty cool that they contacted me themselves and I didn't apply for that job.

Blog and books

This was an extremely busy week and next week will be worse. I hope to post a Can't Wait Wednesday post and Sunday Post next week. I'm still behind on replying to comments and I can't promise this will change next week but I'll try.

Currently reading Mirage and I'm enjoying it. I read it on the train and I'm slowly getting that reading spark back, let's hope the end of the reading slump is in sight!


Movies and TV Shows


I haven't watched that much this week. I watched a couple of episodes of It's Okay, That's Love, Cheese in the Trap and Goblin. Not sure about the second one but I'm definitely continuing the others!

I also watched The Mirror Has Two Faces which was okay.



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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sunday Post #30


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. 


Life

I have been rejected for some more jobs and Friday evening I got a call saying I have a two-week teaching job (again a very long way from home) but I have to teach English and French. French! I haven't spoken French in years and now I have to teach it while other schools reject me for not having a degree in my native language, I now have to teach a language I barely speak. Not looking forward to that at all. On top of all this I caught a cold.


Blog and books

I finished my first book of the month, Every Heart a Doorway. I started Mirage on the train but I haven't read much so far. I hope to read more despite the slump.
This week I posted a Can't Wait Wednesday post and an August Wrap Up. I have not found the time to catch up to and replying to comments but I will do that as soon as possible.


Movies and TV Shows


I finished watching Secret and Oh My Ghost. Currently watching and enjoying It's Okay, That's Love. I also watched Hidden Figures which was incredible! I highly recommend the film and I hope to read the book soon!




What did you read or watch recently? Do you have any recommendations?

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