Sunday Post #590

Posted April 7, 2024 by Lola in Sunday Post / 12 Comments

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

What happened this week?

This week was a bit of a struggle. Last Sunday our daylight saving time started and this whole week I’ve just been so tired. I keep feeling like I am going to bed and standing up at the wrong time, which makes sense as that’s exactly what’s happened. It’s been jarring and I didn’t feel good this week due to the sleep schedule changing, hopefully I’ll get used to it soon.

After last week I had some ideas on how to manage my energy and mental health a bit better. This week I started with doing more daily check-ins. Like many autistics I am not very good at being aware of how I am doing or feeling. I also push a lot of my feelings away, which isn’t good. So I tried to check in with myself multiple times as day to see how I am doing, how I am feeling, name my emotions and struggles and then see if there is anything I need or can do. I’ve been surprised how much naming and acknowledging how I feel has helped already. I’ve also been trying to figure out some of my thought patterns and stumbling upon some negative self talk that I am trying to change into more neutral or positive self talk. It’s been really difficult and tiring, but also been very helpful and illuminating and helped a lot with my mental state. So I hope I can keep it up.

I didn’t get as much work done this week due to the tiredness, but I still got a few things done. I worked on a new review opportunity and put it live, it’s for a historical fiction book. One of the authors I do assistant work for has three books she wants me to format and I got most of the formatting work done for those, just need to do another check to make sure everything looks alright. I really enjoy the formatting. I ran into a small issue with the formatting program when doing the first book, but luckily in the Facebook group others had the same issue and one of the tips worked for me.

What did I read this week?

Honey Moon MurderUnder the TableHer Son’s Secret Father

Honey Moon Murder was the third and final book in this series. I had fun reading it, the mysteries aren’t the best, but I really like the characters, theme and setting.
Under the Table was a great read, I liked the romance and suspense as well as the food theme. The only downside was the huge cast of side characters and missing background as I hadn’t read the books were they first appear.
I really liked Her Son’s Secret Father, a later in life second chance romance. I like the theme of these 3 sisters traveling by RV. This romance had a bit too much back and forth with hot-and-cold behavior of the main character, but I really enjoyed seeing Liz change throughout the book and figure out what she wanted.

This week I blogged about:

Review: Tome to Tomb by A.C.F. Bookens
Review: Okhéania The Tsunami by Éric Corbeyran
Review: Into the Churn by Hayley Reese Chow
Review: The Framed Women of Ardemore House by Brandy Schillace

Review: Tome to Tomb by A.C.F. BookensReview: Okhéania The Tsunami by Éric CorbeyranReview: Into the Churn by Hayley Reese ChowReview: The Framed Women of Ardemore House by Brandy Schillace

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: The Psychic’s The Thing by Ada Bell
– Review: Trolled by Lindsay Buroker
– Review: Dating a Sun God by Laura Greenwood

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch
Review Opportunity: Eat Dessert First by Michelle Paris
Review Opportunity: The October That Changed Everything by Connie LacyNew!
Blog Tour: Scarred Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood – 22 April till 5 May
Blog Tour: Eat Dessert First by Michelle Paris – 7 till 20 May

How was your week?


12 responses to “Sunday Post #590

  1. Sorry you’re battling so much with managing your energy, Lola and I hope the new regime of mindfully checking in yourself helps. I also enjoy formatting – so long as I’m not working to a deadline:)). Take care and I hope the coming week is a good one.

    • I hope I can keep up with the mindfully checking in as it seems to help so far. I can imagine a close deadline would make the formatting less fun, luckily I haven’t had to do that yet and can take my time.

    • I also struggle with anxiety and depression so I know what you mean, working on negative self talk is really tough. I really want to get better at it and hopefully I can keep this up and make it part of my daily life.

  2. The time changes always screw me up, it takes me days to adjust.

    I’m glad you found some strategies for dealing with negative self talk, it can be really debilitating.
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    • The time changes are a pain and it takes me a while to adjust. I hope I can keep up these strategies, it’s really helping with my mental state.

  3. It’s good you know what to do to help yourself and are learning more to manage yourself. The time didn’t change here, that happened like 3 weeks ago, but I was very tired this past week. I think maybe the weather contributed. We had like all 4 seasons over the past week in temperatures.

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    • It’s taking a long time, but every time I find a new tool like this that works for me feels a step forward. I remember that the time change is always earlier in the USA than here. Sorry to hear you were tired too this past week with the weather being all over the place.

  4. Oh yeah, it take me a few days to settle in when we have the time change. How interesting that you found that way of stopping and doing a self-check at times through the day. I’d not heard of that, but I think that would work for lots of us who get caught up in things or stuck in our own head. Yay for steady work coming in and some good books read.

    Have a good week, Lola!

    • I think it took me a whole week this time to get used to the time change. The self check ins are helpful so far. It definitely helps to get me out of my head and focus on how I am doing.

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