Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Sunday Post #149

You're going to see this kid in your nightmares tonight. Sorry 'bout that.



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.





Public Service Announcement


This year is an election year in the US, which means that irritating political campaign ads are starting to appear everywhere. I banned all political ads from Read All The Things! but I caught one on the blog last week. I guess they can sometimes sneak through my fortifications.

I'm betting that you guys don’t want Donald Trump leering at you while you read a book review. If you see any politicians on the blog, please let me know so that I can evict them. We get enough political nonsense in the rest of our lives. We don’t need it here, too.

Also, please register to vote! (Just thought I’d throw that in there. It’s important.)








On The Blog Last Week











On The Blog This Week


  • On Tuesday I mini review A Head Full Of Ghosts and Grief Is The Thing With Feathers.
  • On Thursday I wrap up May.
  • On Saturday there’s a book haul.









In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick. I love Russian history, but this isn’t my favorite Sedgwick book. I thought it covered too much time in too few pages. After I finished that book, I read nearly half of A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. It’s brilliant in every way. In addition to A Storm of Swords, I’m reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I don’t have any complaints about that one so far.












In My Internet Stalking Life


  • I was a terrible blog hopper last week. I pretty much only read May wrap-up posts. Oops. If you like wrap ups, check out the linkup at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.









In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:


1. Taking lots of photos for my poor, neglected Instagram account. I’m trying to post a photo every day in June. We’ll see if that actually happens.

2. I cut 6 inches off my hair. It’s still pretty long, but hopefully it won’t feel like a blanket on my head all summer.

3. I’m doing research for a new series/feature/thing on the blog. It’s nothing wildly impressive, but I’m enjoying the research. If you like this post or this post, you’ll like the new series. I don’t know when it will start. Maybe the end of this month?

4. Creepy woman does a magic trick. (Simon Cowell disapproves.)













Stalk Me Everywhere










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


















61 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your new feature! I like having my blanket of hair in the winter, but yeah, come summertime, that needs to go.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nobody likes neck sweat. :) The long hair needed to go.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  2. I saw the creepy girl and it was hilarious when he hit the buzzer and everyone jumped even the girl. I think she is interesting but needs to speed it up just a little.

    Sorry Blood Red, Snow White wasn't what you hopped, I had my eye on that for a while but I wasn't sure, think the pretty cover was getting me.

    Have a great week AJ! Happy Reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I laughed when he hit the buzzer. I agree, she needs to speed up.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  3. Loved that double proposal! Have a good week.

    ReplyDelete
  4. lol about that Sunday Post image...It's a little creepy and I like it. I'm curious about Grief Is The Thing With Feathers, hope is the thing with feathers is a favorite poem.
    Enjoy your week, I am a terrible blog hopper always lol. Unless it's the weekend or I have days off work, I can't manage to find the time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wasn’t sure if I should use that image, but it was too weird to pass up. I’m still wondering where the kid’s body is. He seems to be just head and arms.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  5. I like the Sunday Post image though he is a little terrifying! The double proposal is so cute! I always have my hair thinned and trimmed a bit during the summer and I don't know what I would do without ponytail holders! Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He is a creepy kid. Good thing he has a cake to distract him.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  6. The great summer hair chop is always such a relief! And as a person who works on campaigns sometimes, sorry about all the ads :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Political ads annoy me because there are so many of them! I’ve been avoiding Facebook because it’s currently covered in them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  7. Looking forward to your new series! I am planning to cut some of my hair as well, long hair can be so much trouble in the summer. I've neglected my Instagram as well, I hope to post more in June, but I definitely won't have the time to post every day.

    Have a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post every day, but I’m going to try. Currently, the Instagram app is broken for Android phones, so that’s bad for my plan.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  8. Hahaha thanks for chasing the political ads! And good luck with your posting!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I’m waving my pitchfork and chasing all the politicians off my blog.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  9. That's a lot of hair, but I do know the feeling of having long hair in the summer. Mine is more thick than long and feels like a blanket. I usually end up getting it cut short. So far, I haven't done anything :) Hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Long hair in summer is awful. I don’t like neck sweat!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  10. I saw that double proposal on the news earlier this week—TOO perfect! ♥ Good luck with the Instagram challenge this month :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like that you retail therapy. Brave of you to chop off 6". My girls are all about the long hair and I let them but tell them twice a year now they have to get their hair trimmed - before CNY and in July. I'm about short hair, layers, and maybe an undercut.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like short hair. I’d love to cut mine super short, but I’d look weird.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  12. Oh, I saw that double proposal too, and I absolutely adored it! I never thought about the possibility of political ads showing up on blogs. I guess they would be hard to avoid completely.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’ve seen political ads on a few blogs this week. I’d rather not have them on my blog. They’re annoying.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  13. I saw that proposal video somewhere this past week, pretty awesome. :) And wow half of Storm of swords already? Dang. Love that book though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love Storm of Swords so far. I just want to sit around and read it instead of doing normal human stuff.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  14. Aw that proposal was so adorable and amazing!
    Best of luck with your IG challenge and looking forward to your new series. Can't wait to see them. Hope you have a great week ahead. 💋 xoxo
    Part thriller, part superhero fantasy, the Renegades

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yikes! I also hate those political ads! They are always crowding my blog! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you’re using AdSense to run your ads, you can ban them in your account. I’ve banned a lot of different ads from my blog.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  16. Loved the double proposal! I wish I could read the Game of Thrones books for the first time again. Fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’m loving the GoT books, which is weird because I don’t usually like fantasy.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  17. wow you cut 6 inches and still long?? pretty! My Instagram account has been neglected for months now! I'm hoping to have some time during the summer to take some pics. I like pics at the beach :)

    Can't wait to see your new feature!

    And.. and yes it is important we all vote! and THANK YOU for banning all political ads! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This was my first haircut in nearly 2 years, so it was REALLY long. I like beach photos, too. We don’t have beaches around here, so I have to live vicariously through other people.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  18. lol I have not seen any ads on your site XD maybe I am just missing them. Aww you have long hair <3 serious envy over here I cannot get my hair to grow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My hair doesn’t grow very quickly, either. It’s dry and thin and tends to break.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  19. Good luck at banning political statements... if you figure out how to do it on facebook, can you let me know?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I knew how to do it on Facebook. Pretty much every ad on my Facebook page right now is political.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  20. You are certainly reading an eclectic mix right now. I am glad you are banning political ads. They are as ubiquitous as Christmas music that starts at Halloween. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES! There are so many ads! I just want to be left alone.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  21. Lol @ the Donald Trump ad! Please no!! I have Blood Red Snow White, but I still haven't read it. I'd be interested to see what you thought!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn’t love Blood Red Snow White. It moves very fast and glosses over some important historical stuff. Midwinterblood is still my favorite Sedgwick book.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  22. I've never run ads on my site. Given the current state of things, I'm glad I don't. My weekly update

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sometimes the ads are way more trouble than they’re worth.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  23. Yay for A Storm of Swords! I realized the other day that I've made like 6 Instagram posts all year, lol. I'm trying a book photo challenge for June to try and be more consistent about posting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck! I barely posted on Instagram at all in April and May. I’m hoping to make up for it this month.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  24. Sounds like a really great week! Hope the new meme post works out well! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Can't wait to see your new blog feature and yes, definitely not interested in having Trump anywhere in the vicinity while I'm trying to read and enjoy blog posts, lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I figured that having Trump’s giant head in my blog’s sidebar would be a bit of a turnoff.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  26. No, definitely don't want Donald Trump leering at me while I'm reading posts. =P I've been neglecting my Instagram account too. I need to find time to take new photos (and the weather needs to improve because it has been too dark).

    Wishes of a great week.
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to get better at finding time during the day to take Instagram photos. Whenever I’m ready to take pictures, it’s dark outside.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  27. Summer is definitely the time for rocking a shorter hairstyle - did the same myself a few weeks ago. Also, I'm very intrigued by this new blog series!

    Happy reading & a lovely week to you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! I don’t like long hair in summer. It’s too hot for that.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

      Delete
  28. Yep, that kid is almost as scary as clowns. Look at you with a new feature. I can't wait to see it. I am always trying to think of things, but I am just not that original.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love your idea of the things that made you happy last week! I don't like political ads either. Hopefully none of those will pop up on my site. Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    ReplyDelete
  30. I saw that double proposal too on Facebook and it was just adorable. :) I cut all my hair off, pretty much. It feels great to have a pixie cut again.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Ugh, I feel your pain re: the hair blanket! I just want to cut mine off to my chin or something but I'm getting married in December and need to keep some length to it until I decide what I'm doing with it for the wedding. :/
    Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh my goodness 6" is a lot! I've contemplated cutting more of mine off but I love the ease of being able to throw my hair into a ponytail at the beach or pool, ha, I'm lazy! And I love the double proposal! One of my cousins shared it on Facebook and I found myself laughing with tears in my eyes, what a beautiful moment! ♥
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

    ReplyDelete
  33. Totally there on that summer hair chop. It's way too hot for super long hair. Mine is about to meet the same fate. lol

    ReplyDelete
  34. I didn't realize it was election year in the US this year. I usually see a lot about that on social media, but haven't seen as much of that this year so far. I block all ads so I rarely see them.

    I hope you can keep up with making pictures for your Instagram. I always wear my long hair in a braid, which really helps making me feel cooler as that way it's not in my neck.

    I am curious to see what new feature you're planning for your blog!

    ReplyDelete