Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Sunday Post #78: Even More Challenge Stuff


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 There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, And He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
  • On Wednesday I Review The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
  • On Thursday I wrap up December.
  • On Saturday I have a “based on your recommendations” book haul.





Challenge Sign-Ups




#DAReadathon is happening right now! If you’re participating, I’d love to follow you on Twitter and see your updates. I’m @ajsterkel.





I’m participating in the Mount TBR Challenge 2017. My goal is to (metaphorically) climb Mt. Vancouver, which involves reading 36 books. Which 36 books am I reading? Check out my 2017 Challenge page to find out.





In My Reading Life


With all the holiday stuff going on, not much reading happened last week. I finished The Middle Ages: Everyday Life in Medieval Europe by Jeffrey L. Singman and started The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel.






In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Binge-writing reviews. I’m caught up again!
  2. Opening Christmas presents.
  3. Playing with my camera and taking many pictures, mostly of my dogs because they can’t complain when I shove the camera in their faces.
  4. Watching the garbage fire that was 2016 die.
  5. These people eloquently expressing their feelings about 2016.





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










30 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your laptop crashing :(
    OMG I can only imagine how you felt about your books! GONE! I would have had a heart attack! Glad the Kindle people helped you!
    Glad to see you liked This Side of Providence. I spend a lot of time in Providence for work and really want to check it out.
    I don't remember did you set GR reading goals!!! UGH Good luck on your 100 books goal and Happy New year!
    here is my New year post:
    http://www.ourfamiliarium.com/2016/12/its-a-wrap-goodbye-2016-hello-2017/
    Hope you visit :)

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    1. Thanks! If you read This Side of Providence, I hope you like it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I'm glad the festive season is finished now and the shops will be returning to normal. I need normality again! I'm not sorry to see the back of 2016 other than getting some good reading done!

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    1. Yeah, 2016 was rough. I don’t know if 2017 will be better, but I know I’ll be reading a lot of great books.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. I really wanted to do the Dumbledore's Army read-a-thon but I was scared of committing to something this close to the holidays. It was the right choice too since I ended up being sick and I have family visiting... I hope you meet your goals though! Score some house points for Ravenclaw!!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. I will totally get some points for Ravenclaw. We’re awesome.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. lol about your resolution. And Clan of the Cave Bear! Curious about that one as I've always kind of eyed those books but never taken the plunge. Kinda want to though?

    "Nacho platter" :)

    So true about 2016!!!

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    1. Nacho platters always keep the dememtors away. :)

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. Yeah, 2016 was a pretty bad year, but I hope that you have a lovely 2017!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  6. Seems like lots of us are glad to see 2016 go. Sigh.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Yeah, all the celebrity deaths and election stuff was rough. I don’t have much hope for 2017, though.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. I love being caught up with my review writing too. Such a great feeling! I'm going to check out your best books list now.

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    1. Yeah, I was caught up for about a day, which was great, but now I’m behind again.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Yes... I think most of us are glad to see the back of 2016! Many thanks for swinging by earlier and hope you have a great reading and blogging week:)

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  9. I love your Five Favorite Things...and the video on how much we hated 2016! I only HOPE that 2017 will be better...but just around the corner is the inauguration. Sigh.

    I participated in the Mt. TBR Challenge for a couple of years...and now I'm doing the Read the Books You Buy Challenge...again.

    Enjoy your week...and the New Year. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Yeah, trying not to think of the political situation in 2017. I do plan to read a lot of books, though. That should make me feel better.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Happy new year, AJ! And good luck with your reading challenges. I totally need to binge write some reviews! I've let myself get way too behind.

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  11. You sound like you are caught up in so many ways. I'm very glad 2016 is over. Let's hope 2017 is a better year!

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  12. You accomplished a lot last week.

    Great on all reviews caught up.

    Happy Reading for 2017!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  13. Sounds like you had a busy week! I always feel like I have really done something great when I am caught up with reviews. Unfortunately, it only lasts for a minute and then I am behind again. Happy 2017!

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    1. Exactly. I was caught up for about a day. Now I’m behind again.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. All the best with your TBR challenge. I know we all need to climb those piles of books!!

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    1. Thanks! I’m determined to conquer the mountain this year.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. We are doing the same challenges! Love your patronus, by the way. Mine might actually be this bottle of wine sitting by me. I'm super excited for your book haul next weekend, and to hear your thoughts on Clan of the Cave Bear, which was a serious part of my middle school years. (Such a weird kid.)

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    1. Nachos and wine always defeat dementors.

      So far, Clan of the Cave Bear is okay. I had to stop reading it to do the DA Readathon. I probably won’t finish it until that’s over.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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