Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Sunday Post #122


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 Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.
  • On Tuesday I show you the picture books I’m going to force upon my future children.
  • On Wednesday I review The Stranger beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule.





In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Then I read Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith. Right now, I’m rereading The Odyssey by Homer.








In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Chinese food.
  2. I finally saw Get Out. You guys were right. That movie is messed up, and I kind of loved it.
  3. I ran 6 miles (10k). That’s the farthest I’ve ever run. My knees hurt like hell right now, and I never want to run that far again, but I did it.
  4. I’ve already started buying Christmas presents for people. I know it’s way too early to be excited about Christmas, but I love giving presents.
  5. I’m going to attempt the Tome Topple Readathon. (November 17-30.) I’m reading a giant book right now, and I have 2 other giants on my TBR shelf. If you’re doing the readathon, I’d love to be Twitter friends with you.





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












32 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 6-miler and I hope the knee is feeling better. Best of luck with the Tome Topple Read-a-Thon. I have an aversion to big books. I guess it's because the a lot of the longer books I have read, had so much extraneous stuff in them. Stuff that did not advance the plot and was just unnecessary.

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  2. I hope you enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth! I love that series! Marrow Island looks really interesting too! I'm so glad you enjoyed Get Out! That movie is so unique! And hurray for Christmas! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  3. Oh man I was craving Chinese food this week and never got to get it. Maybe next week. Congrats on 10k! 6 miles is a lot. I am almost done Christmas shopping so I get it. Have a great week!

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  4. I've started buying Christmas gifts for people too lol

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  5. I loved your post on what books get 5 stars from you. I especially love the parts about setting and characters. I get very frustrated when I'm reading a book and have no idea where the story is set! I feel lost when that happens.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  6. A couple of good looking books there. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  7. Chinese food really is the best. And yay for early shopping- I'd like to but never do. Congrats on your run too- that's awesome.

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  8. Good luck with the the Tome Topple Readathon. :) I love shopping for gifts - one day I'll have to try early Christmas shopping, since I always leave for the last day.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  9. How was The Forest of Hands and Teeth? I've heard good things about it. Also, I'm going to pester my husband to get us Chinese food now, haha.

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  10. Ooh I'm curious what you think of The Stranger Beside Me. It sounds fascinating! I'm also starting my Christmas shopping, which I LOVE. I mean, getting gifts is awesome but I'm all about giving gifts to people. I just like finding the perfect thing for people! Do you use Ebates? My new post is all about it (it gives you money back on tons of online shops, so it's worth it with all the shopping we do these days for the holidays haha).

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. Nothing makes me happier than good Chinese food. And nachos. Way to go on the 6miles - I try to train for a 5K each year and can't stay focused long enough. Oh well!

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  12. It's definitely not too early to buy Christmas presents - I started my shopping weeks ago!

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  13. I am a notorious last minute Christmas shopper--especially now with my kids being adults/teenagers. They usually prefer money/gift cards. I miss when they were kids! Happy reading and have a great week!

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  14. I've already started in on buying Christmas presents too - it just seems too soon doesn't it.

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  15. Congrats on the run. Come see what I'm reading this week.

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  16. I enjoyed your post too about books that get 5 stars from you too. And I loved how you gave examples of books that met your criteria. Totally agree about The Book Thief.

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  17. Get Out is one of the best movies I've seen all year.

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  18. I love Christmas too and I've been getting excited - I've stopped believing the hype though - it's never too early to be excited for Christmas :0) The Forest of Hands and Teeth has been on my reading list for ages but I just can't seem to get to it - did you like it?

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  19. I love that you're already buying Christmas gifts. :) I wish I was as organized! Good luck in the readathon!

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  20. I signed up for the Ho Ho Ho Readathon, but so far I haven’t done much. Good luck to you with your attempt at getting some reading in at this busy time.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/11/my-week-in-books-texas-book-festival.html

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  21. Chinese food always makes me happy! :) I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth, well-written and just creepy.

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  22. It's so long since I ate Chinese food. I used to love it but the local takeaway started making the curry so hot it felt like Vindaloo and I just can't eat hot spicy food! I'm having to stick to mild Indian curry instead!

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  23. Chinese food is the one type of food I just can't get away with. Indian food is much more my thing. I'm just hitting the 3k mark of picking up running. I can't imagine running 10k!

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  24. I've not started yet on the Christmas list and its giving me nightmares that I am late.
    Congratulations on the run. Thats a very long one.

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  25. Congrats on your 6 mile run. I'm not a runner, I would rather walk. LOL We have started decorating for Christmas at my house, even though I think it's a bit early. Hope you have a great week!

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  26. I'm in awe of anyone who can run a 10K. I managed to get myself up to the point of running a 5k, and even that felt darn near impossible!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  27. Congrats on the run, sorry about the knees. I want to get started on present buying as I don't like to have to rush! Have a great week.

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  28. Interesting variety of books read. I'm a fan of Chinese food. Congrats on running six miles. I hope your knees feel better soon. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  29. I love the sound of Forest of Hands and Teeth:)) And I WISH I'd had the Tome Toppler Readathon when I was in the thickets of Gnomon a couple of weeks ago - it was an amazing book, but a bit of a beast. Have a great week and thank you so much for swinging by:)

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  30. I've never ran that much in my life either. Lol! The only running I do is to the door for the pizza man. Haha. Congrats for completing it, and I hope your knees heal soon. :)

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  31. We haven't even started shopping for anyone yet. Ugh.. We are going out this weekend to start at least. :) Enjoy the week coming up.

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  32. Sounds like you had a great reading week. Chinese food always makes me happy. Have a great week!

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