Weekend Wrap-up #310 – News from Switzerland

Posted 18 April, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 22 Comments

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.

STS #310

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:

Absolutely nothing new this week. Which feels very strange – as it truly doesn’t happen often.

The Sunday Post #250 – Weekend Wrap-up

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. 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.

We were on vacation this week – at home, of course. And on Thursday, the Swiss government held a press conference. They will start with a soft de-confinement on April 27th, with some commerces opening. Then, primary schools and middle schools will open on May 11th. If everything goes according to plan, that is. Our vice president had a fantastic catch phrase : “As fast as possible, but as slowly as necessary”… this, ladies and gentlemen is called a beautiful oxymoron 😉

I also managed to finish two of my five written assignments for Uni, but I need to continue like that to finish everything before the deadline are looming too close.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

Hercules in the yard - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up
Hercules playing in the yard <3

 

Freddy in the yard - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up
Freddy in the yard <3


 

Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

 

 

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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22 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #310 – News from Switzerland

  1. agreatreviewer

    That’s good news about things in a slow open process. Our stay at home orders were extended to the first weekend of May. I’m kind of missing being able to go to stores for enjoyment and browse. I haven’t gone to the bookstores either to browse for enjoyment since we have maybe 2 B&N’s that are open limited hours with only 10 customers at a time. Since I don’t realllllly need any books at the moment, I was staying home to let others utilize the limits and such. I can’t wait for this to be all over though so we can hopefully get somewhere close to normal, but even that might be a long time coming!

    Hope you can get to the rest of your assignments before their deadlines! Happy reading!

    My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. We’re also still on lockdown here, at least until May 3 and then I guess there will be yet another press conference and we’ll know more. My brother of 15 is happy though because that means another 2 weeks of not having to go to school. LOL

  3. Sophia Rose

    Well said. It’s easy to catch spring fever and want to rush things, but we do need to easy does it for a while. I wish I could say my book haul section would be empty, but I grabbed about four review books this week and many freebies. Wishing you well on getting those papers finished.

    Have a good week, Linda!

  4. Ooh love the doggie pics this week! 🙂 And good luck to you in Switzerland with the re- openings. I know this is being discussed all over more and more and I hope they go well. Your VP’s sentiment seems to be the right one. I worry about us over here in the US lol- we don’t exactly have a national plan at the moment haha.

    Take care this week!

  5. It looks like a lot of book release dates are moving around, so I think that’s why my ARC approvals have been slow. Don’t know if that the case for you. I saw an article about reopening parts of their country with younger children returning to school, and oddly enough, the US plan is to keep the schools closed, while it seems you all are starting there. I hope the transition goes well, and good luck with your assignments.

  6. I love that catchphrase:)). Fingers crossed that the re-opening goes smoothly. I know it’s a tricky time and you don’t want a flare-up of the virus! Love the pics of the dogs – haven’t you got a lot of daises in the grass?? I love to see them… Have a peaceful week, Linda.

  7. At least you’ve got some kind of timetable for things opening back up, our government has just locked down for another 3 weeks with no timetable for reopening indicated. :-/
    Personally, even though staying at home is driving me nuts, I’d rather take the pain now than have things open up again only to be locked down again for a second wave… If a second wave is likely to be a thing.

  8. Oh yes, the politicians *smile* They´ve faced a lot of critisicm here in Germany and some states do exactly that what the government apparently tried to avoid. Well, we will see how things work out. Thank you for the beautiful dog pictures.

  9. Hang in there and I hope for a safe and gradual reopening. We are not anywhere near ready, since we had a late start due to our government…and there are not nearly enough tests available.

    Enjoy your books and your week. Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  10. That doesn’t happen often that you don’t get any new books in a week. I hope the soft de-confinement and then the schools opening will work well. I like seeing the pictures of your dogs. Have a great week!

  11. I wish I was in the mood to read more ): this entire situation has really made me feel blah
    your dog is adorable

  12. I’m glad you got some things done over break. It’s hard to focus with everything. I am planning to stay home even when they open up here at some point. School isn’t going back this session. It’s staying online.

    We gave Lulu a squish ball like Hercules has and after one day she is working on tearing it apart. We have some non-stuffing toys and ropes which have a longer life with her. She’s really great about not bothering anything which isn’t hers though.

    Stay safe and have a great week! Happy reading!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  13. Berls
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    Great phrase. I hope that, as much as we want things back to normal, we don’t rush and pay the price with more lives lost and more quarantine again!

    Texas schools are closed for the rest of the school year (we finish end of May). Feels surreal. I feel bad for my former kiddos, what a year they’ve had. Started with me, long term sub in September through Xmas. New teacher in January, spring break and never come back!

    Good luck with your papers! Stay safe and have a great week. {{elbow hugs}}

  14. Literary Feline

    I hope the soft de-confinement goes well. There are many here in my country who want that to happen sooner than later, but I think it’s premature (in the case of the US). I always love seeing photos of your dogs. 🙂 I hope you have a good week. Stay safe and well.

  15. Good luck on finishing before your deadline. Our children here are out until at least May 15. I really can’t imagine that happening as our numbers here in Maryland continue to rise. We have a good governor that has been faster than most closing things so we shall see how that all goes. Even if it opens back up I’m not going anywhere. I’m in the vulnerable group so I’m here just waiting it out. Stay safe Linda!
    p.s. love your dog pictures!

  16. Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    We are pretty much in lock down in Aus. I returned to work today, as I work at a hospital. I’m busy playing catch up though… I do like that catch phrase… “As fast as possible, but as slowly as necessary” very wise!

  17. I’m wary of re opening too soon, even though we have dramatically flattened the curve here, the risk of a second wave is high if regulations are relaxed too quickly. Currently our schools are open for children of essential workers and everyone else is encouraged to keep their kids at home and learn online.

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

  18. Jen

    Glad you are starting to slowly open back up *fingers crossed* Our governor closed school buildings for the remainder of the year last week, so both of my kids will be “remote learning” until June 4th. I knew it was coming, but still hurt to hear the finality of it all. Best to you and yours.

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