Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Sunday Post #75: Challenge Sign-Ups


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 #ReadIndie review ZIA, The Teenage Zombie & The Undead Diaries by Angela Scott.
  • On Tuesday I list some books I’m going to read in 2017.
  • On Wednesday I #ReadIndie review Floor 21 by Jason Luthor.
  • On Thursday I need book recommendations.
  • On Saturday I have the fiction edition of my giant Black Friday book haul.



In My Reading Life


Last week, I finally finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Then I read Astray by Amy Christine Parker. Right now, I'm reading Losing Faith In Faith: From Preacher to Atheist by Dan Barker.





#ReadIndie Is Happening Now


For the next week, I’m only going to be reviewing self-published books on this blog as part of the #ReadIndie challenge.


“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.”

Head over to Cornerfolds to find out more.





2017 Challenge Sign-Ups


Here are two of the challenges I’m doing next year:


I’m attempting the Dystopia Reading Challenge again. My goal is to read at least 5 dystopias.




I’m also participating in my first read-a-thon!  I don’t have a TBR for it yet, but I’m looking forward to starting 2017 with some diverse books. Sign up for the Dumbledore's Army Read-A-Thon and represent your Hogwarts house!






In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Christmas cookies.
  2. Rocking out to Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  3. Lots of reading happened.
  4. My Black Friday book haul packages started showing up.
  5. Rediscovering this scientifically accurate Santa Claus song.







Take care of yourselves and be kind to each other. See you around the blogosphere!









37 comments:

  1. I love me some Christmas cookies and was so happy my Bookoutlet package showed up too. Have a great week!!

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    1. When a Bookoutlet package shows up, it makes my week. I love new books!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. That song!!!
    I don't have the Dystopian Challenge on my list, so I'm adding it to spread the word. I haven't narrowed down what I will be participating in. I'm drawn to too many of them.

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    1. I know! Picking challenges is hard. There are so many of them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Glad you got a large haul of books! I've been rewarding myself too when I should be shopping for others. But hey,I've been good this year too, lol.

    I signed up for two year-long challenges so far. So many look good to me.

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    1. LOL, I’ve probably bought more stuff for me than I have for others . . . I might be a horrible person.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I'll try not to let you down on Thursday. Though our reading preferences don't exactly mesh.

    I was scared off of the Read Indie Challenge because it seemed like we were only supposed to post really positive reviews. You seem to be doing the work of two readers though. :)

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    1. Thanks! If we were only supposed to post positive reviews for #ReadIndie, then I did it wrong. I reviewed the #ReadIndie books the same way I’d review any book.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I love your patronus! XD I've been debating whether to participate in the #DAReadathon too but I haven't decided yet. It's scary to commit to something so close to the holidays! But yay for the Dystopia challenge!! :D I'll be reviewing Floor 21 next week too! (Spoiler: I loved it!) Have a great week!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. LOL, I wondered if anyone would notice my Patronus. The readathon starts on Jan. 1, so it might not conflict too much with the holidays.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Your books are new to me. happy reading!

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  7. I got a package of books for my classroom the other day from my Cyber Monday ordering. Yay for book mail!

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  8. Glad to have you on board with Team Ravenclaw!! Looking forward to see what books you pick.

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    1. I’m slowly figuring out my TBR. I’ll post a photo when I have it. Go Ravenclaw!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. TransSiberian Orchestra is great! I have to say I love Christmas music of all varieties (well, most anyway) and Christmas cookies- yum. And Astray is Gated #2 right? I remember wanting to read that one... now that Astray is out maybe I'll binge em.

    The Dystopian challenge looks good, think I'm going to join that one too. Have a great week. :)

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    1. Yes, Astray is Gated #2. I hope you do join the Dystopia Challenge.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Oooh! I need to bake me some Christmas cookies! I also need to join that Dystopian challenge myself!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  11. Just read and enjoyed your commenting post, so true. Always nice to have book packages arrive in the post.

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  12. Yay, Ravenclaws! That Santa song is hilarious. Thanks for sharing. I have a few Facebook friends who will love it. Ha ha. I love that you are doing the ReadIndie Challenge. I am a huge supporter of indie authors. Have a wonderful week. ;)

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  13. The dystopia challenge looks really interesting so I'm adding it to my maybe list. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I hope you enjoy Astray, it looks like an interesting book. Have fun reading.


    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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    1. Thanks! I did like Astray. It has a lot of twists.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. I have never heard of any of these but they sound interesting! Here is my IMWAYR: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/musing-its-monday-what-are-you-reading

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  16. I've got to get started thinking about what challenges to participate in next year myself! Hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post at Lisa Loves Literature.

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    1. Picking challenges is hard. I’ve been angsting over it for days. Good luck!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  17. I'm making a point to read more Indie next year so I've missed the challenge for this year but I want to make it a more ongoing thing. Such a huge potential there for amazing books. I've already accepted a couple for review for early next year. :)

    Hope you have a lovely week!

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    1. Maybe the #ReadIndie Challenge will be back next year? I loved it because I read some books I wouldn’t normally have picked up.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  18. I LOVE that your Patronus is a nacho platter!!! LOL!!! Happy reading! :D

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