Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Sunday Post #113

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 Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • On Tuesday we talk about books I loved in 2014.
  • On Wednesday I review Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai.
  • On Thursday we talk about when you should keep your opinion to yourself.

In My Reading Life

Last week, I read Company of Liars by Karen Maitland. Right now, I’m reading The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff.

In The Rest Of My Life

Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Girl pulls sword from lake. I’m pretty sure that makes this girl the new ruler of England. That’s how laws in England work, right? Whoever finds the sword wins the country? (Everything I know about England comes from legends and Harry Potter.)
  2. Remember that giveaway I tweeted about incessantly for 3 weeks? It’s over. The winner is Cait @ Paper Fury. The book she chose is The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims.
  3. The weather is getting cooler! That makes 5-mile runs slightly less awful. Too bad it’s so smoky outside. The western US is basically on fire right now. My house is safe, but there’s so much smoke. I hope you guys are safe, too.
  4. I got new books! (Shhh, don’t tell all the old books that I haven’t read yet.)
  5. Are you excited for Turtles All The Way Down? You can watch John Green read the first chapter here.

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


  1. I certainly hope the fires don't get any closer to you. I was in Cape Town during the fires there years back and that choking smoke when you went outside just tore apart the back of the throat. Ugh.

  2. Haha I'm pretty sure there is some archaic law in England that deals with drawing swords out of lakes.
    I am excited for Turtles All the Way Down! I'm a big fan of anything John Green does so I'm sure I'll love his new book.
    My Sunday Post

  3. We have had fires in the nearby mountains for a while...hopefully they are more under control now. I try not to go outside much, because of the air.

    I've only read one John Green book, but I have another one (Paper Towns) on Pippa. I'm curious about the turtle book.


  4. That is scary with the fires. I am happy about the cooler weather. Yay for new books! I'm excited for the new John Green book. Have a great week!

  5. Is it better for your countryside to be on fire or underwater? That's my question. I'm still trying to swim out from Hurricane Harvey.

  6. Oh my gosh I SAW that sword in the water story- how cool! It looks like a pretty cool sword too! That must have been awesome. Glad you are safe from the fires- between the hurricanes and the fires it's kinda crazy right now. Nature gone wild!

    I like the cooler weather too. Have a good week.

  7. No. I'm not particularly excited for Green's latest book. I've only read one of his so far. Come see what I'm reading

  8. Great week you had! I need to check out that new John Green book!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  9. Company of Liars sounds good. I hope you enjoy your books!

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

  10. How can I live in England and not know I have a new Queen? :-)

  11. I don't understand Thursday's topic. Is there a time when my opinion isn't appreciated?

  12. I've still never read anything by John Green. One day, perhaps. I'm grateful to be in Minnesota - no noticeable smoke, no hurricanes. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  13. Always look forward to a John Green book.

  14. I totally shared that John Green video too! I was so excited to hear the first chapter and cannot wait to read that book.

  15. I don't think anything would make running 5 miles easier. All the fires are just terrible. Yay for new books!