Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Sunday Post #15


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.


On The Blog Last Week





On The Blog This Week


  • On Monday I review 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger.
  • On Tuesday I list my auto-buy authors.
  • On Wednesday I review The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.
  • On Thursday I might have another discussion. Not sure yet.
  • On Friday I talk about my dream fictional pet.
  • On Saturday I show you the end of The Book Haul To End All Book Hauls.



In My Blogging Life


Well, things look a little different around here. I love Victorian-era periodicals, so I used them as the inspiration for my blog redesign. It’s very much a work-in-progress. I also made an About Me page, so you can learn all sorts of fascinating stuff about me.


In My Reading Life


Last week, I read Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories By Censored Writers. This is an anthology of stories and essays edited by Judy Blume. I also read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Right now, I’m struggling through Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. I’m not enjoying it, but I don’t hate it enough to DNF. I’m hoping that it gets better.


I hope you had a great week. I’ll see you around the blogosphere. 




10 comments:

  1. Your blog changed!! I love the new look! :P It's too bad that you're not enjoying Magonia. That one is on my TBR so I'm looking forward to seeing your final thoughts!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. I’m almost finished with Magonia now. I’m glad I didn’t DNF it because it does get better, but staying interested in it has been a struggle.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I'm looking forward to your 5 to 1 review. The unique plot of that book really caught my eye. I loved Simon vs! Such a sweet and funny read. The blog looks great!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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    1. I loved Simon, too. It’s one of my favorite books so far this year.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Wild sounds interesting, I think a memoir about hiking the PAcific trail would be really interesting. And your following discussion got me thinking- I generally follow back too, but I can see why it's not always feasible. Nice post.

    I like the look of the blog, and changing the design can be stressful- seems like something always goes wrong, or not according to plan. Good luck with your changes!

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    1. I liked Wild a lot. And changing the blog design was hugely stressful. It felt like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Sometimes the same thing went wrong multiple times.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I really like the new look! Looking forward to what you thought of Simon vs. - I have the audio I want to get to after I finish the Lunar Chronicles. Have a great week!

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    1. I loved Simon. A lot of reviews made it sound sweet and fluffy, but it actually has a lot more depth than I expected.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I opened your blog and was taken aback... I worried I'd just forgotten what it looked like so was relieved to hear you had a makeover. I love it!!!

    Sorry to hear about breaking your blog however... :-(

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    1. Thanks! I’m slowly trying to fix the things that got messed up.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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