Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Sunday Post #188

No babies were swallowed in the making of this photo.



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.




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On The Blog Last Week











On The Blog This Week


  • On Tuesday I talk about how I’d die in a fantasy story.
  • On Thursday I wrap up February.
  • On Saturday I review two Cybils Award finalists.









In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished two audiobooks. I listened to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a fascinating character, but the structure of the stories got repetitive. Someone shows up at Sherlock’s house and tells him a mystery. He investigates for about 2 minutes and solves the mystery long before I could. The end.



Then I listened to Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates. I found this one boring. It’s about an African boy who is brought to America as a slave. When he’s 60 years old, he buys his freedom, starts a business, and becomes a town leader. The book covers 91 years in 192 pages. Most of the events are glossed over too quickly.



I’m still slogging through Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This book is taking me 10 forevers to finish. I still have 300+ pages left to read.








In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. A giveaway! Entering my giveaway is good for my self-esteem. I’m always secretly paranoid that no one will enter. Then I’d be sad.
  2. I think I’m back to my regular blogging schedule. I love baby Brooklyn, but 2-week-old babies have zero respect for your plans.
  3. I went for a long walk. I wanted to walk longer, but it started snowing, and I was not amused. There was ice in my hair when I got home.
  4. I started re-watching Game of Thrones. I love that show.
  5. New books.









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






70 comments:

  1. I have to say, that's an A+ swaddle!

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  2. That's a good list of things that made you happy this week!

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  3. As a mom of three, I can verify that babies don't care about your schedule and adaptation is the best choice. Love the snake and would definitely seek this for shower gifts. Brooklyn is adorable.

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    1. Yeah, Brooklyn is very good at keeping everybody awake all night and disrupting all plans during the day. :)

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. If Brooklyn ends up having a fear of snakes, you can also look back at this photo as the start of everything :) She is a doll but babies (and teenagers) have no respect for schedules. Have a great week!

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    1. Haha, I hope she’s not afraid of snakes. There are tons of them around here.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. Good luck with Little Women! I'd never even attempt it! XD I thought about re-watching Game of Thrones before the new season, but I'd never make it all the way through.

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    1. I’m going to try really hard to make it through every GoT episode. I’m losing hope, though. There are so many episodes!

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  6. Good luck with Little Women, I don't think that's one I would ever read.

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    1. It’s really tedious, but I’m too far in to quit.

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  7. Ice in your hair is really no fun at all.
    Babies and Teenagers have no respect for your plans...just in case you didn't know that :)
    One day I will watch Game of Thrones again, just hard to watch with the kids around.

    Have a great week, AJ! Happy Reading! xx

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    1. Yeah, watching GoT with a kid would be awkward. Luckily the only kid in my house is a baby, and she doesn’t mind all the beheadings.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Hahaha don't worry I am entering your giveaway AJ and thank you! Now of course a two weeks baby has no respect for your plans! Patience, patience. And I love GOT! I hope you'll get to walk more next week (I turn crazy when I can't walk every day!).

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    1. I walked yesterday, and it was FREEZING. I’m very ready for spring.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Sorry to hear Little Women is such a slog for you. I remember loving as a girl, but I was probably reading a children's edition. Your niece is just adorable!

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    1. Thanks! Maybe I would have had more patience for Little Women when I was a kid. It’s too episodic for me now.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. Love that top pic! And the last time I read Little Women I found it to be a bit of a slog, too. Good luck finishing.

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  11. I really need to read Sherlock Holmes soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. I liked Sherlock Holmes. I need to read the Holmes novels someday.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I like Sherlock Holmes. I read the books and Tantor Audio had a freebie so I listened to that awhile ago. I enjoy hearing about smart people; I think I always hope to learn something.

    I think people of many ages don't respect other people's time or schedule.

    You write the very bet Sunday posts! I enjoy them. Have a great week! Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I liked Sherlock Holmes, too. I have a feeling I’ll like the novels more than the short stories.

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  13. Aww such a cute pic. :) I've never read Sherlock Holmes but I kinda got that impression about the stories, more or less? They've just never appealed to me and it sounds like maybe in this case my gut feeling is right lol.

    Walking is good. Ice is not. I'll be glad when it's less snowy so I can walk outside again, I get bored w/ treadmill walking.

    Game of Thrones is getting closer- yay!

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    1. I’m so excited for GoT! I watched the trailer about a thousand times yesterday.

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  14. Snow is a life ruiner, if you ask me. Babies need a lot of attention, but seriously, look at that little bundle of perfection. So cute! I love how you broke down all Sherlock Holmes books for me. Nice.

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    1. Snow does make everything a million times more difficult than it needs to be. I’m ready for spring!

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  15. Brooklyn maybe eating into your schedule, but she's adorable. My weekly updates.

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  16. Oh my gosh, too cute!!
    And I remember Little Women being a little boring. Enjoy your week and the rest of your books!

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    1. Thanks! I’m very bored with Little Women, but I’m so close to the end!

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  17. I loved Little Women! I guess I'm in the minority. I read it when I was quite young and have revisited several times since.

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    1. You’re probably not in the minority. It’s a classic for a reason. Lots of people must have loved it.

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  18. Amos Forever sounds like it could have been fascinating if it had been expanded on. Too bad it was so condensed. I tried to read Little Women once many years ago and just couldn't do it. LOLing at the Sherlock Holmes breakdown. :)

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    1. There are all kinds of problems with Amos Fortune. Sometimes I don’t know what award committees are thinking.

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  19. I'm re-watching Game of Thrones too - so many great scene I've forgotten! In the UK they split Little Women into two books, the first bit is a children's book the second one is more adult. Reading them now I think I like the second one best? It's less episodic. Although I hate John Brooke - Meg deserves better.

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    1. Haha, I don’t hate John Brooke (yet), but his character is underdeveloped. Meg deserves someone with a personality.

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  20. Haha! Yes, babies have absolutely no cares about your plans - they prefer to make you change plans to suit theirs. ;) She's so cute though! I hope you get through Little Women soon. So it's one you're having to slog through. I went snowshoeing yesterday - at 19 degrees and while snowing. I was frozen when I got home. But hubs and I were the only ones on the trail and it was gorgeous! Have a great week, AJ!

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    1. I haven’t been snowshoeing for years. I went snowshoeing with my dogs in Winter Park once, and it was awesome. I love that place.

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  21. Lol omg I love that picture, too cute! And I entered the giveaway woooooooo! :)

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  22. Welcome to Brooklyn!

    If I had first read Little Women as an adult, I would not have loved it. As a child, I did, and read it a few times. Then, again, when I read it as an adult...it was moralistic and not that interesting.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I think the morals are getting on my nerves more than anything else. The author is very heavy handed about them.

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  23. I like Sherlock Holmes but agree the story structure is repetitive. I'm also enjoying so many of the reimaginings that are being published now. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. I haven’t read any of the retellings yet. I want to get through the originals first.

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  24. That picture is adorable even though I hate snakes. :)

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  25. AWWW so adorable :D oh my goodness. Congrats!

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  26. Ahhh, this photo is ADORABLE <3
    I hope you'll have a fantastic week! <3

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  27. Awww, that photo of Brookyn is just precious.

    I loved Little Women when I read it years ago, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience for it now.

    Yay for a Game of Thrones rewatch!

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    1. Little Women has been challenging, but my GoT re-watch is giving me life :).

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  28. Brooklyn is adorable. I hope you have a great week!

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  29. Awww... I love that pick of Brooklyn! Congrats girl! Don't stress about blogging. Do it when you can!

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    1. Thanks! I’m trying not to stress about blogging, but I tend to stress about everything.

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  30. Oh my gosh I LOVE Brooklyn's name and she is absolutely adorable! Have so much fun snuggling with her! ♥
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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  31. Oh, baby Brooklyn! Congrats on being an auntie!

    Yeah, I wouldn't want to go running or walking when it's snowing. Unless I have full on snow gear on, and then it's no fun trying to exercise. Too restrictive. :)

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    1. I was definitely not dressed for the weather when it started snowing. I was very cold when I got home.

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  32. I just finished my Game of Thrones rewatch. I'd kind of like to squeeze in another one. LOL.

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    1. Haha, I can totally see myself watching all of the episodes and then starting over at the beginning . . . .

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  33. Can she be anymore adorable? What a cutie! Who doesn't love new books and long walks? I used to walk to school with my hair wet from the shower when I was young...Not good but I did almost everyday in HS. =)

    Mary

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    1. I went to high school with wet hair pretty often, too. What do they expect when they insist on starting school at 7am?

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  34. LOL at babies having no respect. ::snort:: Args that happened on my walk this week but with rain and 35 degrees. I wasn't so amused either by the time I got home. smh

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  35. I'm really not a baby kind of person! I've never wanted kids! That's why I buy Build-a-bear stuffed monkeys instead so they can be my hassle free children! *giggles*

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  36. No to snakes..lol but the babe is adorable!! It's been a long time since I enjoyed a Holmes adventure..but yes he solved things and left me in the dust!

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  37. 2 week old babies have no respect for anything except food and sleep. At least they're cute. :)

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