Sunday Post. A Life Recap

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
How is everyone doing? Me? Well, I'm exhausted. But nothing that some good books and too many hours of sleep won't restore... I hope. 

What happened in my life this last month:

🌻 Yesterday was my birthday (7th July). I'm never excited about it - who gets excited about getting older and realizing that hasn't accomplished much? Because the truth is I haven't accomplished much and no matter how hard I try, I always fail. And if I don't get results, then all the motivation is gone... and all there's is left is disappointment.
🌻 On a brighter note, I returned from France last week. It was a great intensive programme - although, I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted because while I was away one of my cats got sick and we still don't know if she's going to make it. All I wanted was to get back home and hug her.
🌻 I visit two amazing bookshops during my stay: Le Bookshop and Shakespeare and Company (the return flight was cancelled, so my and my colleagues had to travel to Paris to catch a new flight; we decided to visit Shakespeare and Company while we were waiting for it).
🌻Which means I bought a lot of new physical books (but none of them is written in French). Well, maybe not a lot since I was able to place them in my bag easily.


  • I reviewed All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth which will be released this week. If you enjoy boarding schools, secret societies and mysterious disappearances then you may want to take a look at this one.  


These are all the books I brought with me - I can't believe I got my hands on a pelican edition. I can tell that there was a lot of self-restraint. I still can't believe that all the books fitted my bag.

Wishing everyone a happy bookish week.


  1. Happy Birthday! I don't get all excited about my birthday, but I do like cake. A lot. So, there's that. I am sorry to hear about your cat. I hope everything is ok.

  2. Happy birthday! I don’t get excited about being older, but I do get excited for cake. Sorry about the cat. I hope she’s okay. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Hope your cat is doing better. And my birthday wishes to you! I love birthdays, especially mine.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  4. Happy belated birthday !!
    yep, I seem to be the same way ..

    So sorry for your kitty.. I hope she did made it and is now better. but happy you got a good time in France, I'd so love to visit one day !

  5. Sorry to hear about your cat. I know how awful it is to have a sick pet-especially when you are far away! I went to that same bookstore in Paris last year! It was SO busy!

  6. Shakespeare and Company would be so cool to visit, I would think. How fun! And happy birthday!! Sorry you're not really feeling it (what is this getting older stuff??) but hope you have a good one anyway. And best wishes to your cat- so sorry to hear that. How awful.

  7. Happy birthday and I hope you enjoyed your trip. You certainly did well to restrain yourself at the bookshops, enough to get them in your bag. Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. I'm probably the weird one for still getting excited for birthdays even though I'm now on the wrong side of 25. It's probably because I will never not be excited for presents and I always make sure I've the day booked off from work. Those things together make it a great day. Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and programme (for the most part, hope your cat is doing ok) I am jealous of you getting to visit those cool bookstores though! Sounds awesome.

  9. Happy birthday! Oh my! Of course you've accomplished a have this beautiful blog and you've gotten to go to Paris. At my age, it feels like an accomplishment to just to make it to another year!