Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Sunday Post #5

The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

On My Blog Last Week

On My Blog This Week

  • On Monday I fail at reviewing The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
  • On Tuesday I list the authors I’d risk a heart attack in order to meet.
  • On Wednesday I review Vicious by V.E. Schwab.
  • On Thursday I discuss what I learned from Internet stalking my favorite authors.
  • On Friday I explain how I organize my bookshelves.

In My Reading Life

I spent the whole week reading Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King. I’m still not finished with it. I don’t want to admit that I’m bored with a Stephen King book, but . . . I’m bored. I’m about 500 pages into it, and it’s so slow. I still have over 200 pages left to read. I’m hopeful that something super-awesome happens at the end. The most entertaining thing about the book so far has been trying to hold it without giving myself hand cramps. This thing is a beast.

In My Blogging Life

I hit 100 Twitter followers last week. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but I never thought I’d have that many.

Also, did anyone else find the responses to last week’s Top Ten Tuesday surprising? The topic was top ten books I’ll probably never read. I didn’t have an issue with the topic, but the way that some people approached it made me a little sad. A few bloggers have a lot of hate toward books that they haven’t even attempted to read. I guess I wasn’t expecting that level of passion. It was certainly interesting.

I’m still thinking a lot about blog design. I feel like mine looks very unprofessional, but I don’t know what to do about it. If anyone knows where I can get a better blog design without spending a ton of money, I’d love some suggestions.

In My Personal Life

It's still snowing! I keep seeing all this summer-time stuff on TV and the Internet, but someone forgot to tell Colorado. Here's what I woke up to this morning.

As always, thank you for reading my blog. I hope to “see” you later this week!


  1. Quote:
    "On Thursday I discuss what I learned from Internet stalking my favorite authors."

    This sounds interesting! I'll make sure to read it.

    And snow, really? Is it "normal" for Colorado at this time of the year?

  2. I need to follow you on Twitter I will get on it. :) I have never read A Stephen King book my bad. Snow really I.thought we where bad with rain here in the UK. Happy Reading

    My Sunday Post

  3. I'm fairly definite about genres I don't want to read, but can't imagine being vehement about it. And - if something gets a lot of positive feedback - I've sometimes ventured into the unknown and tried something I wouldn't usually read and I think that's a positive thing!

    1. There are some genres that I don’t like, either, but I can’t say that I hate them or refuse to read them. The hate that some bloggers had toward certain books made me feel bad for the books’ authors. The bloggers were bashing the books without even attempting to read them first.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. oh you don't want that could just transfer it to us in Utah...we hardly got any, but three storms the whole season and not that much snow except for the one around christmas. I definitely didn't do skiing this season it was awful. For me though there are certain books I won't read...just because I have no interest in reading them. But I don't hate certain books, its just not my preference or what I want to read. Yay for the twitter follows...its always fun to see that happen. I recently changed domains on my blog, so I lost all my followers, but last week I went from 30 to 280---I have no idea how that happened lol. So its always exciting when something like that happens...BEST feeling ever!! I have tried Stephen King but just can't do his books...I can never really enjoy them very book and they are quite big. I am perfectly content with my romance paperbacks. Hope you have a great week and that some of that snow melts for ya.

    1. It feels like we got so much snow this winter. Hopefully it’ll help with the droughts in the summer.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. As far as getting a new blog design, The Cutest Blog On The Block has some great free Blogger backgrounds and templates.