Sunday Post. How to Embarrass Yourself

Sunday, 26 November 2017


Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.

My poor blog is still suffering of lack of attention because of my chaotic life. I really wonder how busy people have the time to read so much and still write reviews and create fun content for their blogs. Any tips? Pwetty pwease? 😇

What happened in my life this week:

🌻 Chaotic life FOREVER!
🌻 But I did participate on a conference where I presented my essay that had as subject Victorian representations of drowned falling woman - Drowned Angels & Water Graves: Representations of Female Suicide in Victorian Art was the title.
🌻 Confession time. I've been staring at all the comments wondering how I'm going to reply to them all. Sorry for the delay! I promise I'll do it soon.
🌻 Blaze Publishing rep search alert! I received an e-mail asking me if there was someone I could recommend to be an ebook rep for them. If you would like to become and would like me to give them a word,just say it.
🌻 I've reached 43,493 words on my NaNoWriMo project. I'm going to share an excerpt with you - don't be too mean.
"Hot blood splattered her face. For a brief moment, she though it was her own blood, but the pain never came.
The monster hadn’t torn her neck apart.
Slowly, opening her eyelids, she realized the blood belonged to her assaulter. He didn’t look monstrous anymore. The all consuming blackness in his eyes was gone. They were human once again.
Black blood oozed from his slashed throat.
His fingers slipped away from her as he tried to stop the bleeding. There was nothing he could do. He was choking in his own blood.
Jack or Jackson-or whoever or whatever he was-hit with both his knees on the ground. Out of the blue, he was set on fire. Stunned, Perrin could not swerve her attention from the flames. In a matter of seconds, his body turned into ashes."
*hides in a corner embarrassed.*

 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG...

Another slow week...
  • New The Nerdy Corner post. Do you collect Funkos? I must confess that I've addiction to Funkos - an obsession that isn't very good for my bank account. 😜
  • A book that I can't wait to get my hands on is The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. So jealous of everyone who received a review copy. Anyway, I haven't read any of her books before. Any recommendation? Which books/series should I read while I'm impatiently waiting for this one? 
📚 MINI BOOK HAUL 📚


Thank you Blaze Publishing for sending me Shadow Rise by Audrey Grey. 💗 Two weeks and only one book that I didn't even had to pay for it? That must be some kind of record. So proud of myself! Of course, with Black Friday I got myself some new books that I can't wait to arrive at my doorstep. And, now with Cyber Monday I may spend some more money on books. 🙈 Well, dear bank account, it was good while it lasted... 

How was your week? Which books arrived at your bookshelf?

26 comments :

  1. My co-bloggers are Holly Black fans. They are HUGE Cassandra Clare fans, so they liked the Magisterium books. Thank you for sharing a part of you project. It's very brave, and I think I did the same thing as the dog in the picture. =)

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    1. I really need to take a look at Holly Black's novels. People say so many wonderful things about her books. Aww, thank you. I still don't know how I convinced myself of share this part of my project.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. Well I work ahead of time and I stay at home with my son. That is how I keep things going on my blog.

    Staring at comments sounds familiar though, haha.

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    1. I really need to start working ahead of time... Happy readings! ;)

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  3. I can't always keep up with the comments, let alone get new blog posts out! It's been a rough year for me, blog-wise. Oh, well, 2018 is coming.

    Your excerpt has me interested enough to wonder what came before and what comes next. Don't be embarrassed! Be proud that you're writing. (And no wonder you don't have time to blog right now. Sheesh! NaNo is demanding.)

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    1. Hopefully, 2018 will be better for both of us. There were a couple of months here that I didn't share a single post.

      Awww, thank you. <3

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  4. Well.. Time is definitely an issue at times. But I just take it step by step and what I can't do is just too bad really. It still is supposed to be fun right?! So some weeks I manage and other's I don't. I think we all understand! ;)
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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    1. True, the most important is that we've fun blogging - but, sometimes, I wish I had more time to give the attention to so many blogs deserve it.

      Happy readings Maureen. :)

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  5. Your excerpt is good!! I didn't get The Cruel Prince either. :( I want it so badly too. Enjoy your week.

    My Sunday Post

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  6. Well I hope Chaos subsides. I am back to commenting, but haven't been up to replying to all the comments. I figure folks appreciate the visit more :)

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    1. That's what I think to - people enjoy a visit more. But I like to reply to every comment, especially when there is a question. Happy readings! ;)

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  7. Replying to comments and writing blog posts when you're busy is super daunting. But don't pressure yourself - do a little bit when you can, and you'll get there. And I also find that if I have a free day I'll use the time to write a number of posts, then schedule them for when I'm busy. That way I can spread them out and get some activity on the blog.

    The Darkest Part of the Forest is an amazing Holly Black book! You should read that one! If you love magical realism and dark fantasy, you'll adore it.

    Your NaNo excerpt is amazing!! Oh my gosh I need more of that story. And it looks like you're doing really well with your word count. Congrats! Hope it keeps going well.

    Have a lovely week :) <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thank you for the tips Amy. I think I need to start scheduling my posts and write them ahead of time. That way my blog won't be inactive for so long.

      Also, thank you for the recommendation. I'll be adding The Darkest Part of the Forest to my wishlist. Just saw its cover and it's gorgeous. *.*

      Awww, thank you. <3 Your words mean a lot. I was really terrified of sharing this little bit.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  8. That cover for Shadow Rise is so pretty.

    Have a great week. - Katie

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  9. Great job with NaNo. I wish I had tips for staying on top of blogging. Basically, I just blog while exhausted and have no social life.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you. I think that's a great tip - who needs social life? =P

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  10. Congrats on your NaNo project. I get behind on blogging too and then I figure I'll eventually get caught up. I like the cover for Shadow Rise. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thank you. <3 One day I'll catch up with everything I've lost because of not having that much free time. Happy readings! ;)

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  11. Good job with the writing. I enjoyed the excerpt - I want to know who saved her. :-)
    I like the cover of Shadow Rise too.
    I visit blogs to comment but don't reply at my own blog. I don't have time for both. :-(
    As for reading - I always have a book except when working, eating and sleeping (although sometimes I fall asleep listening). I just keep plugging to get the reviews done. I get behind in updating other parts of my blog though. All of it is determined juggling so I don't feel the chaos. Hope you don't stress. Happy Reading!

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    1. Aww, thank you. I was terrified of sharing this excerpt, so thank you so much for your kind words. I'm trying not to stress - it's really difficult to visit blogs/updated your own blog (create interesting content), read and review books when life is sooooooo chaotic. Happy readings! ;)

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  12. I liked the excerpt! :) good work.
    Congrats on getting the book! And that conference you went to sounds really cool.

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  13. I'm still playing catch up on my blog from when I was traveling and away from my computer. I just try to do a little each day in hopes that I'll gradually get caught up. Thankfully people are patient and know that sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.

    Getting to present an essay at a conference sounds like such an incredible experience!

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    1. I hope to catch up because there are so many interesting posts out there that I need to find time to read.

      It was an incredible experience. It's only the second time that I present an essay at a conference, but this newbie is enjoying it.

      Happy readings! ;)

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