The Sunday Post #54 – Fall Vacation

Posted 18 October, 2015 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 50 Comments

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The Sunday Post #54 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you toΒ Kimba 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.

I’m back in Spain again for a week, because the kids have a week off for fall vacation. In Switzerland, this is commonly called ‘the potato vacation’ because it’s the right time for harvesting potatoes, and in the good old days, kids actually got the week off from school to help their parents at the farm. We don’t have a farm, so it’s nice to be back in sunny Spain, by the sea, even if the weather is definitely cooler here as well. I just love being close to the sea, it calms me, I love the smells, and of course, it’s nice to have some lazier days to spend together.

This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup has a great post about Reader-Author Friendships and An Unfavorable Review.

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence is Looking for Co-Bloggers.

Aentee @ The Social Potato discusses her Perspective on Point of Views. (This was posted a few weeks ago, but I missed it – and it’s a great discussion!)

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads discusses Those Moments When a Blogger/Reader’s Heart Skips with Dread.


Blog Ahead 2015 Update:

I’m participating in the blog ahead challenge, hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This challenge is to schedule as many posts as possible for the months coming after the month of October. As of right now, I have 22 posts scheduled and all ready to go for November and December, and I have to say I’m really happy with all the blogging I’ve been able to prepare in advance! I have several reviews, as well as quite a few meme posts, and it’s so nice to know I have a buffer for later in the year, and possibly for next year as well.

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!

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie 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.

50 responses to “The Sunday Post #54 – Fall Vacation

  1. Good for you, enjoy your time in Spain! Being by the water sounds pretty good right now. πŸ™‚ Nice review of Lair of dreams, I’ve been seeing good things about that one. Hope all is well this week!

  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying Spain – I’d love to visit there sometime. Great job with your Blog Ahead. You are doing great! I don’t have a TON scheduled for November, but I do have a little bit and I have about three more reviews to write up and schedule in the next day or so for next month, so doing well overall.

    • Spain is definitely a beautiful country, with a lot of very friendly people πŸ™‚ I don’t have a ton scheduled for November, either, but each post that is scheduled in advance is good by me!
      I hope you’ll be able to continue adding more posts for later on, Lauren!

  3. A week off already, that seems early, but yay for a break. Here in my part of the US, and in many parts, the school schedule originally revolved around agriculture, so it shouldn’t surprise me that’s true in other countries.

    Enjoy your week; I hope you have perfect weather!

  4. Ahhh, a week in Spain. Sounds lovely. Schools get a week off in the fall here for Thanksgiving. It’s to eat and buy a bunch of crap on Black Friday. lol. Wow, you’re doing great with the challenge.

  5. 22 posts i fantastic. I am at 19 for the challenge, and plugging along. Glad you are enjoying a week in sunny Spain. Thanks for the tidbit about potato week. I am off to check out Jen’s post I missed. Have a lovely week πŸ™‚

  6. That explains the picture on Facebook πŸ˜‰ Water does the same to me, calms me and makes me feel better. Enjoy your family vacation, even if the weather is cooler, it definitely looks sunny <3

  7. A week in sunny Spain sounds like heaven to me right now. That’s funny about the potatoe holiday, you’d think we’d have one of those here! I feel the same about the sea, just listening to it and looking at it, calms me down. Easily known I’m a pisces πŸ˜€
    Well done on all your Blog Ahead posts, you are doing fantastic.

  8. Enjoy your week in Spain! Here in the Netherlands they usually call that week the autumn vacation. You’re doing great with Blog Ahead, wow 22 posts that’s great! Have a great week!

  9. Spain sounds so lovely…my son and DIL have been there a few times while living in Berlin (and now Prague). They went there for their honeymoon, too, after their marriage in Gibraltar.

    I love being by the water, too, even if it’s in boring California…LOL.

    Enjoy your week…and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    • It’s like coming home when we go here now, it’s so nice to spend time in this small village, just relaxing and not having a time-table for anything we do…
      I’ve never been to California, so that doesn’t sound boring to me at all, Laurel-Rain πŸ˜€

  10. Your vacation sounds so relaxing and it is nice you get a break from school. My kids won’t get a break until the end of November and they can’t wait lol. You are doing really good with the blog ahead challenge. I’m not participating but I am trying to blog ahead my meme posts. Have a great week!

  11. I’m glad you get to spend a week by the sea rather than harvesting potatoes, Lexxie. πŸ˜‰ And I’m envious of your vacation. Of course, I just returned from 5 days in Seattle. Did I tell you I was going to a writer’s conference? I think I did… It was so fun and so inspiring! I got to meet Sabrina Jeffries, Elizabeth Hoyt (who is hilarious!), and Margaret Mallory. I met other authors as well but these were the keynote speakers. Anyway, back to reality and I had to hit the ground running. The kids – and the band – made State so we’re in that final sprint to the end. Sunday, we’ll head to Pueblo for a 36-hour whirlwind of competition. And then, it’s over…
    Sorry I’ve been absent but I did *not* get on my laptop while I was away. Happy Wednesday and I hope you’re really enjoying your fall vacation!! **BIG HUGS**

    • OMG, Brandee! I’m also very, very happy we’re not actually harvesting potatoes right now! Even if the weather is quite cool, staying close to the sea is always nice. It makes me feel relaxed, and completely in vacation mode.
      You did tell me you were going to the conference! I’m a bit jealous you got to meet Sabrina Jeffries! And the other authors, too, of course. I’m really happy you had such a great time, of course *hugs*.
      And congrats to the kids for making State!! That’s made of awesome, even if you will have some very busy times ahead. I’m keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚ *BIG HUGS*

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