Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Sunday Post #55


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. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.



On The Blog Last Week





On The Blog This Week


  • On Monday I review Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn.
  • On Tuesday I list some bookish facts about myself.
  • On Wednesday I review Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson.
  • On Thursday I talk about why diverse books matter to me.




In My Blogging Life


Last week, the blog reached 600 Twitter followers and 400 Bloglovin’ followers on the same day. I’m hugely impressed with myself for noticing this. I rarely check my Bloglovin’ follower count. Also, I have to celebrate the followers now because one of my upcoming posts has Donald Trump memes in it. I seem to lose followers every time I make fun of Trump. You’d think that would teach me not to do it, but there are so many hilarious Trump memes out there. How can I not share them?



In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. I also got through most of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.






In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Walking the dogs at night.
  2. Seeing owls while walking the dogs at night. Owls are cool.
  3. So far, I really like All the Light We Cannot See. It’s been a while since I read a book that I loved.
  4. I made a lot of progress on school-related projects.
  5. My TBR shelf has less than 30 books on it. My book-buying ban is (mostly) working! I remember when the shelf had more than double that amount of books.





I hope you had a great week! See you around the blogosphere!










28 comments:

  1. Haha! To be honest, making fun of Trump is kind of worth losing followers, so... Bring on the memes! I'm interested to see what you think of All the Light We Cannot See. I've heard a lot of good things. Have a great week!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. Lol, I loved All The Light We Cannot See, and I don’t think anything could stop me from making fun of Trump.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I really love your blog's layout, it's so pretty :)
    I look forward to reading your reviews ^^

    @ "Book Addict"

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  3. Looking forward to your thoughts on Charm & Strange, and on diverse books. The two topics combined were confusing to me--I picked it up because Diverse Voices, but then it was all Vermont boarding school.

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    1. I was a bit disappointed by Charm & Strange. Parts of it were predictable, and parts of it were awesome.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Hi AJ! I loved All the light we cannot see. Made such an impression on me. Hope you will enjoy it. You pick the most interesting book titles!And congratulations with the following count. That's great! Hope you will have a good week. Here's my Sunday Post http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/the-sunday-post-caution-serious.html

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  5. Wow! Congrats on getting your TBR shelf down to 30 books! I need to start doing that! Here’s my Sunday Post!

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    1. Thank you! It’s very, very difficult to not buy new books. There are so many 2016 releases I want to read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Woohoo! Congrats on the followers. Owls are very cool and can't wait to see your thoughts on the books you read/are reading. Have a great week!

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  7. Am glad you like All the Light We Cannot See - I'm yet to read it but everyone seems to enjoy it.

    And congrats on the followers!

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    1. It’s very good—probably my favorite book I’ve read so far this year.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. LOL! That's hislarious about Donald Trump and you losing followers XD Don't stop the meme party! I would never not post something b/c for fear of losing followers. I mean, I would not write many reviews otherwise lol.

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    1. I know! Politics is a sensitive topic, but I don’t think I’d unfollow someone because of stupid memes.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. CONGRATS ON THE FOLLOWERS!! *flings confetti in the air and smushes cake in your hair* And omg, I don't know how anyone can not make fun of Trump. Unless they want to strangle him I guess. XD And congrats on your TBR shrinking! YAYYYY. I wish my TBR would do that, ahem...I mean, not that I the problem here or anything...

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Lol, thank you! Shrinking my TBR has been challenging.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Congratulations on lowering the number of books on TBR mountain. I'd be happy if I could just get mine under 1000. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. 1000? OMG, I’d go crazy with that many books to read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. Congrats on reaching those twitter and bloglovin milestones! As well as that, I'm pretty impressed with you having cut down your TBR so much. Uhm, you might want to teach me how to do that...

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  12. Congrats! And keep on doing you, making fun of Trump! If people can't deal, that's there problem. :D

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    1. Thanks, and I totally agree. My blog, my rules. :)

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. All the Light We Cannot See is on my list. Congratulations on your followers! Happy Reading!

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  14. I banned myself from buying books ages ago. It is only kindle reads now! All the Light we cannot see was a wonderful read for me as well.

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    1. I know, right? I loved All The Light We Cannot See so, so much.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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