Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Sunday Post #183

If this blog is boring, complain to your government representative.




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 Tuesday I show you my most-anticipated 2019 adult book releases.
  • On Thursday I do the New Year’s Book Tag.
  • On Saturday there’s a book haul.









In My Reading Life


I spent the week reading middlegrade Cybils Award books. I finished Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O’Brien Carelli, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, and The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. Right now, I’m reading a book for grown-ups: Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood.










In My Internet Stalking Life











In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:


1. Checking out a new library and getting a library card.

2. Thanks to the 24 in 48 Readathon, I finished my Cybils Award reading. I know which book I want to win. 🤞

3. I was trying to take photos of my pregnant sister, but my dog and her toy kept ruining (or enhancing?) my pictures. Most of them ended up looking like this:




4. The guy I voted for got shouty about the government shutdown and briefly made C-SPAN watchable.



5. This dog is excellent at eating cheese. Everybody has a talent, I guess.










Let’s Be Friends?














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







93 comments:

  1. Woodson is a great writer. I'll have to check the book you suggested.

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    1. She is a great writer. I think this is the third (?) book I’ve read by her.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. Yay for a new library and library card. Aw cute pic of your sister and the dog totally enhances it! Have a great week!

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  3. A new library card - good for you! We have also resolved to use our local library a LOT more this year. Your sister is one of those women who looks lovely in pregnancy, with or without the dog... Have a great week, AJ

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    1. I’m determined to start listening to audiobooks. I’ve never been able to concentrate on them before, but I’m going to teach myself to focus. This library has lots for me to practice on.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I have the same talent for eating cheese as the dog has...!

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  5. Haaa the life would be so much less fun without dogs AJ! I do agree with you ;-) Now congrats on soon being a aunt!

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    1. Haha, yeah, my dog does keep things interesting! She always wants to be the center of attention.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. We got a new head of our library, which just so happens to be my daughters cheer coach and I need to go get a card to see if they updated their books. Last time I was there the books were so outdated.

    Picture of your sister is cute. I love the dog eating cheese, that was really cute.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, AJ! Happy Reading! xx

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    1. I’m hoping this library has shorter waitlists. I’d like to read new releases occasionally! By the time I get them, they’re not new anymore.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. Yay for a new library card! I love my local library and use it quite a bit. Your sister looks so pretty and I'm going to go with that your dog is enhancing the picture. Have a great week!

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    1. Hopefully this new library is awesome and I use it a lot. They have a ton of books, but most of them were pretty old.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Dogs rock and the dog with your sister makes a great picture.
    Have a great week!

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  9. I was just looking into the Parker Inheritance. It looks good. Glad you were able to plow through your books during your read-a-thon. A success story!

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    1. If you read The Parker Inheritance, I hope you like it!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Ooh I like seeing everyone's anticipated reads. I usually get a ton of ideas too which is not good for the TBR, but oh well. YOLO right? And a new library sounds fun! :)

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    1. Yeah, most-anticipated lists are so bad for my TBR. There are too many books on my list already!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. Oooh!! Congrats on your sister! I hope the baby comes out healthy!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Thanks! Me, too! The doctor said the baby looked good in the ultrasound.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I want to read Harbor Me, its on my Black History Month list. 👍✨

    Dogs always enhance a photo! 🐕✨

    Library. 😍

    Have a wonderful week! 🌞

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  13. CSPAN can be boring as snot. At least there was a bright spot on it the other day, LOL. The other day Glenn Beck suggested that CSPAN run government meetings from other countries like Britain... they can get pretty feisty. Maybe they can start a new CSPAN channel where they only air interesting fights and stuff from government meetings from around the world. That might be interesting to watch.

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    1. I totally support Jerry Springer style C-SPAN. Just show all the best fights from around the world. I want to see old men rip each other’s wigs off. :)

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. I can't wait to see what you thought of Harbor Me since I have that book on my tbr list. I think that your dog and her toy definitely enhance the photo. Of course, I think all photos are better when there is a dog. Have a great week!

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  15. Cass loves cheese! He would like to give that dog a run for his money. I think pictures are better with dogs anyways :)

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    1. I’m scared to give my dog cheese. She gets such bad gas that it’s sometimes hard to be in the same house with her.

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  16. Sounds like a nice week, I need to get back to the library. awww...and dogs in the pics make them better.
    Enjoy your books!

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    1. I already want to go back to the library. I didn’t get enough time to explore.

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  17. LOL, with the dog eating cheese. That's cute. I also have about 5 different library cards and use them every now and then. YAY, to your sister and congratulations to you both - mom and auntie! =) I think your dog is enhancing the picture!

    Mary

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    1. Wow, 5 library cards? I have 2 now, but I’m not sure if one of them still works.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    2. Well, sometimes you can't get the things you need and the other library has them so... Well, my brother goes with me and we get movies sometimes and audiobooks etc. It's fun. =)

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  18. Hooray for new library cards - I hope this location works out great for you!

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    1. Thanks! I hope so, too. It’s pretty close to the house, so I can ride my bike there in summer.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  19. Def. enhance, although as others said, your sister is all kinds of pretty. I love that cheese eating dog, and the "nailed it" type posts that followed of other dogs REALLY NOT GETTING IT were also hilarious.

    I can't WAIT to find out what your top pick for Cybils is. I'm a bit behind because I am frantically trying to get a whole new semester with whole new classes of whole new students up and running. And as a middle school teacher, you'd think I'd read more MG, but the only one of those I've read so far is Harbor Me

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    1. I saw the follow-up videos. They were hilarious. My dog is an idiot, so I know she wouldn’t be a champion cheese eater. Good luck with your Cybils reading!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  20. I can't wait to hear what you think about all the Cybils nominated books. Yay for a new library and library card. Always exciting. Love your sister's dog photobombing her. LOL

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I think the dog photobombed every picture. She can’t stand being ignored and wants to be the center of attention.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  21. I'm a member at two different county libraries so I have more to choose from, so yay for getting a new library card! If eating cheese can be considered a talent, I have one more to add to my list, lol! Your sister looks cute. :)

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    1. Haha, cheese eating is totally a talent! I’m pretty good at it, too.

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  22. Haha I saw that C-Span clip earlier this week on Twitter. Hooray for a new library card, though! Lately I have used the library for most of the YA books I have been reading, so I am so grateful for it. I hope you have a great next week!

    claire @ clairefy

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    1. I hope this library has a good selection of YA books. I didn’t have much time to look, but most of them looked old.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  23. I'm looking forward to see which book your team picks for the Cybils winner. My weekly updates

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    1. I’m excited to see what we pick, too. I have a definite favorite.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  24. Thanks for sharing the Discussion post, I have bookmarked it for future thought and reference!

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  25. I hope you'll have fun with the library card! I wish our library was any good!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. The libraries around here kind of suck, too. Or I just have unusual reading tastes. They rarely have what I’m looking for.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  26. Yay for getting a new library card, I still have so many library books to read and return. And that is such a nice photo of your sister. i hope you have a great week :)

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    1. Yeah, the library is dangerous. I have to be on my best behavior there so I don’t check out all the books.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  27. Aw, that photo of your sister and the dog is really adorable.

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  28. I love the library. Mine has a great selection of e-books. Great pic of your sister and the dog. Very cute. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I’ve been looking at the e-books over the past few days. There are quite a few that I want to read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  29. I loved Harbor Me so much! It was a beautiful book. I think a dog enhances any picture lol. Have a great week.

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  30. Love the pics and video. Have a super week.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  31. Harbor Me was one of my favorites from last year!

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  32. I liked your "shouty" guy! Someone needs to put those stuffy senators in their place!

    I always enjoy your happy things, too. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. The shouty guy is awesome. He’s saying what a lot of people were thinking.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  33. hahah that's a talent! How hilarious! I wish my kids eat cheesy that neatly! :) You sister looks so pretty in that pic! So I would call it a success :) Good luck winning that book 🤞

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    1. Haha, if I gave my dog shredded cheese, she would make a mess for sure.

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  34. I got another library card last week, too! You can never have too many, lol!

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  35. Sounds like you had a good week. I don't have any library cards right now. I've lived here for a year and one-half and pass right by a library branch on my way to exercise but haven't stopped in yet. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. This new library has been open for a while, but it took me a long time to work up the motivation to visit it. It’s not far, but it’s out-of-the-way.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  36. Yay for a new library and a library card! I also hope the book that you want win, wins!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  37. I have 3 library cards and would love to have more.

    The whole govt thing - wow I can't even think about it without stressing out. I liked your Cspan clip - your guy is reasonable but some of them are SO stupid. All they seem to think about is grabbing as much lifetime salary and benefits while they are there and voting partisan so their lobbyist friends can make more money. Governing is the last thing on their agenda.

    Well now you can move on to other great reading! Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I agree. A lot of people in the government seem really selfish and out-of-touch with the people they’re supposed to represent. It’s sad and frustrating.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  38. It looks like you had a good week. My library has been closed for renovations and expansion since last fall but it is expected to re-open in February. I'm very excited for that. See what I read at Girl Who Reads

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  39. I saw those videos this week and both were excellent. :) I have two cards for the closest systems to me. None of the further ones make sense or I would get some more. LOL

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    1. It’s interesting that people have so many library cards. This new library is pretty close to my house, but it’s in an out-of-the-way spot, so I never go past it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  40. Awww, dog photobombs are the best. And yay for finding a new library!

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    1. I thought the dog photobombs were pretty funny. I think she ruined every photo!

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  41. Dogs ALWAYS enhance photos! No exceptions. I'm glad you were able to get to your library! Have a great week :D

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  42. Yay! I'm excited to see you list of Adult Releases your excited about tomorrow and I'm off to see if you kept those 2018 resolutions. (I don't even bother making them anymore!)

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    1. I probably shouldn’t bother making resolutions. I always forget them by March.

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  43. Aw cute dog! Definitely enhanced the picture. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

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  44. Yay for library card! Lol I think from your dog's POV she was definitely enhancing the photos :-P Ahaha that dog eating cheese was too funny.

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    1. I agree that my dog thought she was enhancing the photos. She can’t imagine why anyone would be interested in something that ISN’T her.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  45. Skylark and Wallcreeper and The Parker Inheritance sound great. Love the covers. Great job on the reading.

    Love the photo of your sister. Does she know what she is having yet? The dog is adorable.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  46. Oh library visits are always fun especially if it's a new one to check out. Hope you have a great weekend!

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