Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Sunday Post #85


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 Vegetarian by Han Kang.
  • On Tuesday I list some hyped books that I surprisingly didn’t hate.
  • On Wednesday I review The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon.





In My Reading Life


I finished so many books last week. This is what happens when you concentrate on finishing books instead of reading parts of them and then letting them sit around. They were Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke (editor), American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis, The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner, and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Right now, I’m reading The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.











In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Today is my mom’s birthday. I was promised there will be cake.
  2. Someone tweeted a link to one of my old blog posts. Then my blog got tons of traffic from Twitter. Thank you, benevolent Twitter strangers!
  3. Valentine’s Day was on Taco Tuesday. Tacos were my valentine. They were low-calorie tacos because I’m supposed to be on a diet, but I’ll take whatever tacos I can get.
  4. I went for a checkup with my brain doctor. I’m still mostly sane. Good news for everyone!
  5. Jumpy the parkour dog?






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











31 comments:

  1. Oh I can't wait to see what you thought of all the books you read. There are some I am interested in. Yay for cake!!Happy birthday to your mom. Yay for Twitter and blog traffic Have a great weeK!

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    1. Thanks! I liked most of the books I finished last week.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I wish I had some cake...on the bright side I do have some nice sugary tablet to nibble while I read!

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  3. Feels good to get a whole list of books read! I've been wanting to read Between Shades of Gray and then never got to it. I'll have to look for your review.

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    1. I really liked Between Shades of Gray. You should totally read it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Oh, what fun that someone tweeted one of your older posts. I haven't had that happen, but someone reblogged one of mine.

    Cake! Yes, that sounds good. Enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Thanks! Usually Twitter doesn’t do much for my blog, but I was feeling the Twitter love last week.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. Yay for cake (and happy birthday to your mom)!

    Slasher Girls looks kinda freaky. :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to your Mom. My granddaughter turns 1 on Tuesday. Looking forward to a fun celebration. Have a great week.

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  7. Hooray for twitter traffic, and hooray for being mostly sane - I think that's the most that any of us can hope for! :-)

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    1. Lol, definitely. I’m always aiming for “mostly sane.”

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. I love those benevolent internet strangers who give your traffic a big boost! I had someone who kept putting my posts on StumbleUpon a while back, and my traffic would just go crazy for a few days, which was great!
    Have a good week! :)

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    1. Thanks! It’s always great when bloggers share each other’s posts. That’s one of the ways I discover new blogs.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Great post! I love the look of Slasher Girls and Monster Boys! Have a great week! :)

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  10. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys looks interesting. I hope you enjoy reading this week!

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

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  11. Cake is good. I really liked Sound of Gravel and American Housewife.

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  12. Looking forward to your thoughts on the books you wrapped up recently, as well as Tuesday's post. I hope you have a great week, reading and otherwise!

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    1. Thanks! I have a lot of reviews to write (as usual).

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. Your happy thoughts are great! Yay for a good brain doctor visit. My son just had a brain doctor checkup as well, that was a good visit. :) HB to your mom!

    I loved Between Shades of Grey. Amazing book. I wasn't a fan of American Housewife though, although I did try to like it. :(

    Enjoy the cake!

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    1. Thanks! I’m glad your son’s checkup went well. I also really liked Between Shades of Gray.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. Hope your Mum had a lovely birthday and all enjoyed the cake. Hope this week is as good as last if not better!

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  15. Cake is always good. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Yay for an awesome reading week too! I look forward to the reviews :)

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  16. I loved Between Shades of Gray and the companion novel Salt to the Sea. Round Ireland With a Fridge looks like a fun book. I'd love to go to Ireland someday.

    Happy belated birthday to your mom and I hope you had a wonderful week.

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