Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Sunday Post #86


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 Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood & Johnnie Christmas.
  • On Wednesday I review Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman.
  • On Thursday I wrap up February.





In My Reading Life


Last week, I read The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I’m currently reading Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk.








In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Playing with kittens. They had horrible sharp teeth, and they bit me a lot, but YOLO, right? (YOLO probably wasn’t intended to be applied to kittens. I’ve just always wanted to say YOLO about something.)
  2. Girl Scout cookies. I’m on a diet, but YOLO, right? (YOLO probably also doesn’t apply to cookies.)
  3. I joined a writing workshop. Now I need to write stuff.
  4. I went to several bookstores, and I didn’t buy any books! Winning at self-control.
  5. NASA discovered seven new planets.









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











28 comments:

  1. I didn't get any girls scout cookies this year and now I am mad because I love them. I was trying to be healthy but whatever. Have a great week!

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    1. They’re so good! They only come once a year, so I have to get them while I can.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I was quite happily reading your list and chuckling at YOLO and you drop in at the end that there are SEVEN more planets?! Woah! Just watched the video, how exciting!

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  3. I don't believe I've ever read James and the Giant Peach. I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a kid. I should read more of his books.

    How can anyone say no to Girl Scout cookies? I am trying to eat healthier too but I plan to pick up a package of cookies to try if I can find the ones I want. I would think playing with kittens would be a good stress reliever but maybe not in that situation if they are biting you! :)

    Good for you for not buying any books. I've done that a few times myself but it is so tempting. I usually create a list of what I want and then get them from the library if I can.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I loved Charlie and the Cholate factory, too. I need to reread that one.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I loved James and the Giant Peach though I do have issues with giant mutant creepy bugs! I'm not a cat fan...I hate 'em! We get nothing but trouble from the stupid furballs...

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    1. I’m not a cat fan, either. I don’t think I’d want to own one, but I don’t mind playing with them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I remembered loving James and the Giant Peach when I was little! I need to read it again! Now reading this post, I'm in the mood for some Girl Scout cookies myself!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. You should totally get some Girl Scout cookies . . .

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. YOLOYOLOYOLO... it is kinda fun. :) And kitten teeth/ claws are SO sharp, oh my gosh they will claw you up. But yeah they're irresistible.

    James and the Giant PEach was one I loved as a kid, but I hardly remember it.

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    1. I have scratches and bites all over my hands. Those kittens were vicious.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. Kitten teeth are like sharp little razors!! But kittens are so darn adorbs it makes it ok. Lol.

    I read that about the 7 new planets - amazing what is out there that is still being discovered, and what is still a mystery.

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    1. I loved playing with the cats, so I didn’t mind too much that they mauled me.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. I'm curious why you went to several bookstores without buying any books! Were you just going on a windowshopping adventure? hah I haven't bought any new books in a while or had a proper bookhaul. I finally realized I had too many books i haven't read and I'm not reading them fast enough to justify buying more. But I"m sure this phase will pass. :p

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    1. I was window-shopping, and there were other things at the stores that I needed. I’ve traded for some books this year, but I haven’t bought any new ones. There are way too many unread books sitting around here.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. I loved your The Vegetarian review, and quite intrigued by upcoming review of Sex with Kings. I guess it should be a non-fiction book?

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    1. Yep, Sex with Kings is nonfiction. I own Sex with Queens, too, but I haven’t read it yet.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Awww kittens! I am hit and miss with Chuck Palahniuk; I haven't read Pygmy yet.

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    1. I’m also hit and miss with Palahniuk. I DNFed Pygmy. I just couldn’t get into it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. We have SEVEN planets to choose from, haha!

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    1. Yes! One of the planets should just be for bookworms. That would be awesome.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. Ah, Girl Scout cookies! Now I want some...

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing. Kittens are fun!

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  13. Oh my gosh...the Girl Scout cookies are killing me. I bought so many because I wanted to support these kids but I am the only one in my house who isn't allergic to them. I am going to gain 50 pounds before they are gone.

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      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. An enjoyable and interesting post! My daughter and I were just talking about James and the Giant Peach. Happy Reading!

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