The Sunday Post #62 – Weekly Wrap-up
Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you to Kim over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.
During the night between December 11th and December 12th in 1602, Geneva fought off the French who tried to take over the city of Geneva. A few weeks before, one of the citizens had noticed foreigners who were measuring the wall around the city, and they immediately thought of a future attack. To counter this, during the night, the citizens built an extension to the wall, to make it higher, thus thwarting the French from being able to enter the city. When they arrived and couldn’t climb over the wall, they got another surprise as well – at one point, a woman was preparing a caldron of vegetable soup, and she managed to pour the hot soup over some of those soldiers who were still trying to enter Geneva. Nowadays, the tradition is that on the last Friday before that night, high school and primary school students dress up (it’s like our Halloween in a way) and on December 12th, we share a chocolate caldron with marzipan vegetables to remember the courage of those people over four hundred years ago. So there were a lot of fun costumes to see on Friday, the parc outside uni was full of kids who were already partying at 10 am, and we had our very own caldron-breaking with the chocolate yesterday 🙂
On Tuesday morning, I had an interview for a long term substitute teacher position at a high school not far from my house, and I got it! I’m really happy to know that from January to June, I will teach eight hours per week 🙂 And when I told them I had a trip planned in May – for Chicago and BEA – they said that was not a problem. And after I had prepared this post, I got a call from the school to let me know that if at all possible, it would be great if I can start on Monday. That is tomorrow!
We also have a terror threat in Geneva, so things are pretty tense here these days. On Friday, after my class at uni in the morning, armed policemen, four in uniform and four in civil clothes came inside, started running around… which made us go outside… and came back out 20 minutes later with a young man in handcuffs. Nothing about it on the news, so I have no idea if it had anything to do with the threats or not. My heart was beating so fast, my iWatch told me I did 35 minutes of sports.
We’ve also finally had some sun again (yup, I prefer to end on a positive note!) and here’s a picture of the beautiful sunset we had on Friday.
This week’s posts:
- [9 Dec] Waiting on Wednesday #73 – Away We Go
- [10 Dec] Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #45 – Controlled Burn
- [12 Dec] Stacking the Shelves #113 BB&B #63
- [13 Dec] The Sunday Post #62 – New Job, and Costume Balls
This week’s reviews:
- [7 Dec] Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley ★★★★
- [8 Dec] Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines ★★★★
- [9 Dec] The Pirate's Tempting Stowaway by Erica Ridley ★★★★★
- [10 Dec] Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner ★★★★★
- [11 Dec] A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro ★★★★
- [12 Dec] Heartbreaker's Bet by Donna Cummings ★★★★★
Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:
Bec @ Readers in Wonderland wonders Are Reading Challenges Effective?
Aila @ Happy Indulgence share Why She Reads Science Fiction.
Pixie @ Great Imaginations chats about Reading Slumps.
Rashika @ The Social Potato has an awesome (and ironic) post about Why She Doesn’t Read YA.
Cait @ Paperfury shares Ten Types of Characters She Loves.
What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!