Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Sunday Post #72 And #ReadIndie


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.


Announcing #ReadIndie


I’m on the review team for #ReadIndie! I’d love it if you joined us.


“Welcome to the first ever #ReadIndie challenge! This event was created to promote indie authors who we think are amazing! What is this challenge, you ask? #ReadIndie is a two week time span in December during which we will only be reviewing and promoting indie titles. 
So what is #ReadIndie all about? This isn't necessarily a read-a-thon. Instead, the challenge is simply to post indie reviews for two weeks in place of the reviews you would normally post. However, each review you post and link up will gain you an extra entry into an indie book giveaway! This is ALL about spreading the word about incredible authors who don't necessarily get the hype that they deserve.”

Please consider joining #ReadIndie and helping us promote indie books in December. Head over to Cornerfolds to sign up and find out more.





On The Blog Last Week





On The Blog This Week


  • On Monday I review Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  • On Tuesday I show you some recent additions to my TBR list.
  • On Wednesday I review Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
  • On Thursday I have a public service announcement about wasted bookish opportunities.



In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell. Then I read Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey and Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Right now, I’m reading Anyone? by Angela Scott.





In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. #ReadIndie
  2. Cake.
  3. I’m 5 books away from completing my Goodreads challenge.
  4. I went shopping for dress pants and came home with a copy of Gemina, which made me feel slightly better about being forced to wear fancy pants.
  5. I actually made progress on planning the Blogging from A to Z challenge. I have a list of ideas, but I still need to come up with something bookish that starts with X.





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










26 comments:

  1. I'm excited about #readindie too! Can't wait to see your thoughts on Me Before You. Have a great week!

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  2. Good luck on your Goodreads challenge! You're closer to reaching your goal than I am!


    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Thanks! I think this will be the first time that I’ve ever read over 100 books in a year.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. I'm sure you can find some xenophobia in books. Maybe you can take an hour out of your schedule to breeze through Mein Kampf.

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    1. I read Mein Kampf for a rhetoric class about a thousand years ago. I don’t think I have a copy of it anymore. I’ll keep that word in mind, though.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Lol, I always come home with books when I'm forced to go shopping for something else too ;)

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  5. I loved Does My Head Look Big in This and Me Before You.

    Good luck with your reading goals. Hope you have a great week.

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  6. Shopping for dress pants sounds like something for work:-( Good thing you had Gemina to make you feel better! Thanks for stopping by my blog:-)

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    1. Thanks! The pants are for school, but I’m still not happy about them. I don’t like looking fancy. I like sweatpants and giant T-shirts.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. That is awesome you are so close to reaching your Goodreads goal! Yes, cake would make me happy too! I hope the week ahead is a good one for you!

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  8. #ReadIndie sounds good! Enjoy!

    I prefer buying books to clothes any day, but sometimes we have to give in and get new outfits. lol.

    Thanks for sharing,and enjoy your books. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Thanks! I hate shopping for clothes. It’s so depressing.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Yay for #ReadIndie! Also yay for cake! (Always yay for cake.) I'm really interested in The Power of Myth. I think we have similar interests... Have a great week and good luck with your Goodreads goal :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  10. Good job with your Goodreads challenge! I am four books away from my goal I think.

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    1. Thanks! That’s awesome. Congrats on being close to finishing your challenge.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. #readindie sounds like a really good idea. As does cake. Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks! I hope lots of people sign up for #ReadIndie.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I love the idea of #readindie! So great to support independent writers.

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    1. Thanks! More people need to sign up for #ReadIndie.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. Cake and being so close to meeting your GR goals are ALWAYS happy times - and causes for mini celebrations! And coming home with books too! :)

    Hope you have an awesome week ahead!

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