With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up, I give you a bit of an insight into all the new books that have arrived at my place. No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC, or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

I am linking up with Tynga´s Reviews / Reading Reality and Caffeinated Reviewer and hope you´ll have fun reading it and maybe get the one or the other book inspiration.

Stacking The Shelves #73

In terms of buying books, I was a pretty good girl and bought none. In terms of requesting books, I was a pretty bad girl, because the list is long and for almost all of them, I got the approval already. Some are still hanging in the air. So, fingers crossed!

Sunday Post #30

The past week has been a pretty annoying one. I am thinking about giving my blog a new design. I am playing with the thought, to change from the playful one I use at the moment, towards a clean one that is more grown-up in its design and appearance. Thanks to the fact, that the support for the current template is gone.

The coaching isn´t going very well, and my coach is putting more and more pressure on me. I feel cornered and since I am refusing to let every problem being answered with “this or that anxiety is the problem and therefore you can´t open up the way you´re supposed to”, my coach has changed her behavior towards me. All of a sudden I seem to be a person you can´t speak normally with or in a proper manner or tone. I told her to change her behavior towards me in an instant or I am out of the room and training. I was shocked and angry and still am. Don´t get me wrong. Anxieties are a serious thing and you shouldn´t take them lightly. Which I don´t. But on the other hand, there is a reason why not everyone can help a person with anxiety. No matter how much they want it.

During my thirties, I was participating over months in a depth psychology program as a volunteer. I didn´t watch a stranger putting her life on the table and work through all the stuff with a psychologist. No. It was me, Vi, whom we used to go through the program. Everything I went through, everything I learned back then, I learned from a professional who “saw and treated” me as a person that undergoes therapy with him as a guide. Believe me, during those months I´ve learned more about me than any other person or program could have taught me. I visited the darkest places inside me, learned a lot about my fears, and why I did some things the way I did and do. It was fascinating and I am very grateful for that time in my life. And because of that knowledge, I know that my current coach has not the ability to go with me there.

I Am Reading

Happy reading



  1. I hear you on blog redesign, I've wanted to do that for a while lol but... haven't. :)

    Good luck with the coaching situation! It sounds like you know yourself and anxiety can be so complicated- I hope everything goes well for you going forward. That's a tough thing...

    Happy reading this week!

    1. Aah ya, the redesign. Don´t know, but from time to time it hits me and I want something new. Not sure if I will really do it or if it is only because of my current situation. Well, we will see if I go design-clean and grown-up or if everything stays the way it is - blog related. Yap, the coaching - damn situation. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I hope you are able to find someone who can support you Vi.

    Have a great reading week

    1. Hope that too. Thank you for stopping by and have a great reading week yourself.

  3. Hi Vi,
    Congrats on not buying any books this week (see how I'm ignoring the Netgalley requests) ;-) I do like the look of your blog, but I understand you want a change.

    I'm sorry the coaching is working out how you thought but it sounds as though you know what you need; I hope you can find someone that will actually help.

    I hope you have a good reading week. x

    1. I am glad, that you like the look of my blog. I like it too. The sad thing is the designer is no longer in business so no support. Thankfully I have only two weeks left with the coaching *smile*

  4. Sorry that the coaching isn't woking out. I am starting to wonder if I have anxiety, I know something is off with me lately, but I'm just not sure what is causing it.

    1. Well, Trish, if I may say so: We´re both in our forties, and therefore on the way to the next stage in a woman´s life ;). That is natural and nothing to be worried about :). The problem with my coach is, that person believes she IS a psychologist (she is not) and therefore the best cure for me (she is not). If you feel off, all I can say is: please go and talk with your doctor about it. He/she will be able to figure out what´s going on and hopefully be able to help you. But I am pretty sure, it is not anxiety. Take care :)


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