Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Sunday Post #83


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 The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout.
  • On Wednesday I review The V-Word: True Stories about First-Time Sex by Amber J. Keyser (Editor).
  • On Thursday I wonder where the asexual YA characters are.





In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick and I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories about Real Life by Grace Kendall (editor). Then I read Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books by Gary Paulsen and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Right now, I’m rereading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.









In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. My prescription got refilled. Finally.
  2. My January wrap-up. My wrap-ups take forever to write, but they’re so much fun.
  3. Planning what I’m going to eat during the Super Bowl. I don’t care about football. I’m not even 100% sure which teams are playing. Super Bowl parties give me an opportunity to cheat on my diet, and I’m going to eat buffalo wings.  
  4. Reality TV. I binge-watched The Bachelor. Don’t hate me. (Hate Corinne.)
  5. Hank Green made me feel slightly better about posting political stuff on my social medias. I’m me, and I’m not capable of keeping my mouth shut.





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












36 comments:

  1. I hate seeing people so divided, but that's ALL I want to say about politics. I really need to do a HP re-read, but I haven't done any re-reads in the last year and a half. Just no time. Hope you have a great week!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I always feel guilty about rereading because I have a ton of unread books on my shelf. I really love Harry Potter, though.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. For some reason I love the cover of Revolver. It just draws me in. Over here in Canada we're watching all the political stuff happening there. My parents are Italian immigrants and Montreal is full of immigrants. Hope you have a good reading week!

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    1. I love the cover of Revolver, too. It’s mysterious.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. So glad you got your prescription refilled finally! I actually love the Superbowl but agree it is a great excuse for a cheat day. I tried to watch the Bachelor but I actually couldn't deal with it. I did see Corrine and she is the worst!! Have a great week!

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    1. The Bachelor is hard to deal with. So much pointless drama.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Sometimes it is hard to focus on good things when there are so many negative and scary happenings in the world.

    Nuff said.

    Enjoy your books (and having your prescription refilled!). Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Yeah, I’ve cut down on blogging a little because it’s been hard to concentrate lately. I’m slowly getting back into it, though.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I literally found out that the Superbow was happening today..2 days ago. I could not give a single damn. loll
    Is Hank Green related to John Green???

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    1. Yep, Hank and John are brothers. They both make videos on the same YouTube channel, but I mostly watch Hank’s videos. The topics he talks about are more interesting to me.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. I love how positive you are AJ. That is a smart skill we will need in the next few years. I think it's great that you post political stuff. If people don't like it, too bad, so sad. I am eager to read This Savage Song. I have it, but can't get to it yet (very frustrating!!!). Have a wonderful February.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get a chance to read This Savage Song. I liked it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. Nice review of The Middle ages- I just about choked when I read a couple of your observations. The,um, doctor responsibilities- ewww! And I guess it doesn't surprise me that medieval peasant food was more nutritious than modern American. what does THAT say?

    Mmm buffalo wings. I don't eat em much but when I do, I gotta have that hot buffalo sauce. I love the sauce. then your mouth is burning but it's so worth it. I'm not sure how that works.

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    1. Lol, thanks. Yes, hot buffalo wings are the best. I love spicy food so much.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. I wouldn't worry about posting political stuff on social media. People who disagree can unfollow if they like and it's good to feel as if we have a voice sometime.

    Enjoy your Superbowl snacks!

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    1. Thanks! Posting political stuff makes me feel less powerless. Also, some of it is hilarious.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. I can't wait to see what you think of Revolver! I'm so interested in it but I'm not sold on the author. I've really been wanting to read This Savage Song too! And YAY for Harry Potter!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. I liked Revolver and This Savage Song. I hope you get a chance to read them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I use Super Bowl as an excuse to eat as much as I can too! I love eating steaks during Super Bowl!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Yes! It’s an awesome excuse to eat EVERYTHING!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. I'm watching the Super Bowl right now. Well, actually, I'm pretty much ignoring the Super Bowl right now. But I like the commercials!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I like the commercials, too. I was reading Harry Potter during the football part.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. Sometimes I feel like I have to post political content on my social media channels simply because I otherwise feel so utterly powerless in the wake of everything that's happening. I can't just sit back and do nothing as people are hurt, so I have to do something, even if it's just to click "retweet" over and over again!

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    1. Agreed. The political stuff does make me feel less powerless. Everyone wants to feel heard, even if it's only on Twitter.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. ahh did you like This Savage Song?!? THAT BOOK IS SO WONDERFUL I JUST FLAIL OVER IT JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. 🎉🎉

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    1. I liked it! I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel.

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  14. I enjoy politics and I talk about it with my dad all the time but I rarely do it online. There are so many trollos out there looking to make your life a misery if they disagree with you and my doctor has told me to avoid stress so I don't go near other people's arguments on social media! I will post a comment on blog posts about it though!

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    1. Yeah, people online can be nasty. I’m pretty good at ignoring trolls, but they do make everything less pleasant.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. This is totes premature, but Dreamland Burning has some nice asexual rep!

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  16. I love Guts and This Savage Song. I've only read the one Sedgewick, but really liked it, and started Blood Red, Snow White last night. And I'm in the middle of reading Chamber of Secrets to my kids--got the ten year old the illustrated version for Christmas. And the "Reality" collection sounds interesting too. Nice book week!

    I feel like as a white cis-gendered straight middle class US-born woman, the fact that I CAN take a break from politics is part of the reason why I SHOULD speak up every chance I get.

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    1. I’m slowly working my way through all of Sedgwick and Schwab’s work. I love them. Gary Paulsen is one of my favorite authors, too. It was a very good reading week.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  17. I hope you enjoyed This Savage Song. I liked it when I read the ARC. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I did like it! I can’t wait for the sequel.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  18. I hope you enjoyed your wings yesterday! We had pizza while we watched the game and I didn't feel bad about it at all. I have a copy of This Savage Song and hope you enjoyed it. I still need to read Harry Potter.

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    1. Everyone needs to read Harry Potter. I loved all my Super Bowl junk food. It was delicious.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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