Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Sunday Post #190

Brooklyn is back by popular demand.



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 show you what I’m reading this spring.
  • On Thursday there might be a discussion.
  • On Saturday I review two young adult books.









In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. It was okay. I like the first book better. I still love Karou and hate Akiva. This book might have a case of second book syndrome? Not much happens until the very end. Is the third book worth reading? I’m undecided.



I also finished What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. I liked this one. If you paid attention to the 2016 presidential election, you already know everything that’s in this book, but the book has hindsight and statistics. I think those things are valuable.



Right now, I’m reading When The Sky Fell On Splendor by Emily Henry. It’s intriguing so far.








In My Internet Stalking Life











In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Brooklyn is one month old. We can’t even keep plants alive for a month, so I think we’re winning at this baby thing.
  2. Project Blue Book season finale. I’m going to miss this show. What am I going to look forward to now?
  3. I’m still re-watching Game of Thrones.
  4. I wrote so many book reviews last week. I swear I’m going to catch up on reviews someday.
  5. Thank you to everyone who has entered my giveaway so far!









Let’s be friends. (I only bite during the full moon.)















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







69 comments:

  1. Hi AJ - Brooklyn's a delight ... gorgeous. While you've been busy the rest of the time ... good luck with the GiveAways etc ... and all your reviews - which means you read ... something I must get into! Take care and cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks! Someday I’ll catch up on all of those reviews. I procrastinate them until they pile up.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. Babies are easier than plants. They let you know when they need something....plants just die. Brooklyn is adorable :) I had no idea that Emily Henry had a new book out. I loved her last two but somehow missed this one completely. Have a great week!

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  3. Brooklyn is adorable! *.* I loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone, but I never finished the series. I'm always afraid of the second book syndrome. So many series/stories lose their spark on book two.

    Wishes of a happy week!;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. That’s exactly what happened. It lost its spark. If I can find a cheap copy of the third book, I’ll probably finish it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I intend to read that Hillary Clinton book at some point but probably not until next year as I have so many demanding my attention! I need to get started on my game of thrones rewatch!

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    1. I also have too many books demanding my attention. I probably shouldn’t have prioritized that one, but I was curious.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I think I agree with the second book syndrome thing...I liked the series but I read like 5 years ago so I kind of forget!

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  6. Well yes I missed Brooklyn LOL I loved your read and walk (or is it walk and read) post AJ as I get to discover where you live. Oh and congrats on keeping him alive for one month! Let's hope the "project" is many more months/years to come.

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    1. I’m glad you liked Reading And Walking! I have lots of fun making those posts.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. Oh man, I've been avoiding Days of Blood and Starlight for years. I think Laini Taylor and I just don't get along. :/ I'm really interested in your thoughts on The Sky Fell On Splendor! That's one I've been really looking forward to reading!

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  8. Adorable Brooklyn! You should post a Brooklyn photo each week, at least. We readers demand it.

    I'm glad you liked Hilary Clinton's book. If only, if only, if only. Who would have ever thought she wouldn't win....

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    1. According to the book, all of the math was predicting she’d win until the last week of the campaign. Then things suddenly changed, and it was too late to do anything.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Aw Brooklyn is adorable!!

    I only read the first two in that series - but the novella was my favorite, Night of Cake and Puppets. My husband insists the third book is good, but..I still haven't read it and it's been a few years. :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. If I can find a cheap copy of the book, I’ll read it. I just have to lower my expectations.

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  10. Aww such a cute pic! Those Laini Taylor books have such cool covers, I don't even know what they're about, but the coversssss...

    Also When the Sun Fell on Splendor is giving me a stranger Things vibe, although that may be from the synopsis or somewhere where I saw them compared. Not sure, but definitely interested in that one! I hope you're enjoying it.

    So Project Blue Book is good? I watched the first two episodes then fell away, and haven't seen any bloggers talking about it, but I want to like it! Maybe I should start again.

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    1. I love aliens and government conspiracies, so I really liked Project Blue Book. I miss it already.

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  11. Brooklyn is such a little sweetie... congratulations to all of you for getting through a full month ;-)
    Glad to hear Hilary Clinton's book was worth reading. I've been waning to read it, but have been on political overload lately.

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    1. It’s a big book, so if you’re already overloaded, the book won’t help. It’s huge and detailed.

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  12. Well done to all involved in keeping the baby alive for a whole month! My kid just turned 8 and I often look at him in amazement because we've managed to keep him alive this long.... That sense of achievement never grows old. :)
    Keep the baby pictures coming. The world would be a better place if more people shared more baby and pet pictures. Everyone needs a little bit of cute and cuddly on their screens.

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    1. Eight seems so far away! She’ll probably be 8 before we know it, and then we’ll wonder where the time went.

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  13. Congrats to keeping Brooklyn alive, haha!

    I liked Days of Blood and Starlight less than the first one too. The third one was just okay for me so I'm not sure if you'd like the conclusion

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    1. Thanks! That’s disappointing about the conclusion. I really liked the first book!

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  14. Brooklyn is so beautiful!
    Ohh, Game of Thrones season finale is coming soon... I am so ready for it, and at the same time, am not, if you know what I mean...
    Thanks for sharing posts, I'll go and catch up with them, and also enter your giveaway.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. I want to know how it ends, but I don’t want it to be over!

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  15. I can't stop cooing over the baby picture. I love the way they sleep with their butts up in the air. So cute. Good job keeping her alive! I am an Emily Henry fan. I know her new book is different from the other two, but I still am eager to read it.

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    1. I might pick up her first two after I finish this one. I really like it so far.

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  16. Omg, that baby! So cute. I'm in the middle of a GoT rewatch myself. We finished season 6 today, so just one more to go (and a shortened season at that). Glad to hear you are enjoying Splendor. I just picked it up from the library and haven't started it yet. Happy reading!

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  17. I'm rewatching GOT too. Getting ready for next month. Brooklyn looks precious. Thanks for sharing the photo:)

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  18. Such a gorgeous baby! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @Book’d Out

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  19. Brooklyn is too darn cute! Bet she has you wrapped around her fingers already!

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  20. Your niece is precious and I'll stay away from you on Wednesday :)

    www.thepulpitandthepen.com

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  21. Brooklyn is soooo sweet! She isn't just surviving - she looks like she's thriving:)). Does that mean you have a pink thumb, as opposed to a green one? Yes... we need to start rewatching GoT in readiness, too... I am so nervous about this final series. I do agree that Blood and Starlight isn't as good as the first book, but I did enjoy the way the story was tied up in the third book.

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    1. I’m glad you liked the series! I’ll probably read the third one if I can find a cheap copy.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  22. Nice to hear the baby is outliving the plants. Keep up the good work. :) I really enjoyed What Happened. The stuff with the head of the FBI just had my jaw dropping and wondering why that wasn't more widely known. She was bamboozled from the top on down and it was like nothing was made of it. So infuriating.

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    1. I agree. I remember when the FBI suddenly reopened the investigation, but it happened so close to the election that we didn’t learn the impact of it until after the election was over. By then, the media had moved on to other things. That’s really disappointing.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  23. Look at that sweet baby!!!!!! (I don't have plants, because I'm afraid my cats will eat them, but the cats haven't eaten my daughter, and neither have I although I threaten her with it some days, so I'm chalking that up to a win as well. Thus, babies are easier than plants, although they're definitely a bit louder.)

    I would so love to read What Happened, but I just can't. It's just too depressing, watching everything happening now and knowing the leadership we could have had, and instead we're putting kids in cages and being presented with budgets that want to cut everything good in this country in favor of putting up a barrier between us and our neighbors. It's something that I may read if things ever go back to normal, but right now, I've got enough stress and fury coming from the daily news, I don't think I can handle more, you know?

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    1. Reading What Happened was difficult at times. It’s hard to relive all the anger and exhaustion that happened with that election.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  24. Oh, yes, Brooklyn is adorable! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your reading, and I also enjoyed What Happened.

    I wish the election hadn't happened the way it did, though. Sigh.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  25. Brooklyn is a cutie. Sounds like you had a good week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  26. I'm glad that Brooklyn is doing well. Who'd have thought taking care of a tiny human would have been easier than taking care of a plant? LoL

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  27. Oh Brooklyn is adorable!! Yay for keeping the tiny human alive!! You are winning at this parenting thing! :) (it should be noted that I do not have a child because I am not sure I am responsible enough for that!)

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    1. Haha. Thanks! She’s my niece. I’m also not responsible enough to do the parenting thing on my own.

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  28. Brooklyn is so precious! I enjoyed the Hillary Clinton book when I read it too. The hindsights were very interesting to read, and I liked that even though she did point the finger of blame on others about some things, she also had no problem pointing the finger of blame at herself if she thought she didn't make the best decision on something.

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    1. I agree. I like the hindsight and how she broke down every factor that went into the election. It’s a very accessible book.

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  29. Babies are easier than plants. Happy first month to Brooklyn! My weekly update

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  30. Oh my gosh Brooklyn is such a cutie! And I can't keep plants alive either....I actually killed a little cactus back in college. My roommates and I were both clueless how I couldn't even keep a little cactus alive. Go figure lol. So you're not alone! :)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. I killed my cactus, too! I think it didn’t get enough sun. It turned black and squishy.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  31. This series by Laini Taylor is on my list as it takes place in my home town. Looking forward to your reviews!

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  32. So happy to see more of Brooklyn! I am glad to get your take on the Laini Taylor book and the HRC one. They are both ones I want to read. Have a great week! Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  33. Yea! Congrats on winning with the baby thing. ;) You are wonderful. Love every moment!

    Hope you are having a great week!

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  34. This waa one of the posts I read, but forgot to comment on because of my cold medicine fog. Ha ha. Yes, Brooklyn is always a welcome sight. 👶✨

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