Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Sunday Post #192

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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 tell you what makes me buy a book.
  • On Thursday I wrap up March.
  • On Saturday I review two adult books.









In My Reading Life


Last week, I finished After Zero by Christina Collins. It’s about a girl with selective mutism who’s trying to find out what happened to her brothers. It reminded me why I don’t need to “see myself” in fiction. Let’s leave all the unpleasantness in real life, shall we? I liked the book a lot, though. It’s well-written and full of family secrets. One of the best books I’ve read so far this year.



Then I read The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller. Another great book! It’s about kids trying to win an egg drop competition. The characters made me smile.



Right now, I’m reading Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson. Why did no one warn me about the descriptions of bodily fluids? Gross, guys. The plot is slow currently, but I think I’ll like this one, too.









In My Internet Stalking Life











In The Rest Of My Life


Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Free pizza!
  2. It was an excellent reading week. I enjoyed everything I picked up.
  3. I got new books. (Shhh, don’t tell the old books.)
  4. I’m so close to getting caught up on book reviews. I have 3 left to write. Then I have to do a better job of staying on top of this madness.
  5. You still have a few days left to enter my giveaway. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far.









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




82 comments:

  1. *grins* My old books get jealous when new books arrive too!

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    1. Haha, yeah, I feel so bad for neglecting the old ones! Some books just sit on my TBR shelf forever.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. Selected Mutism,Now that's something I need, lol. I made the terrible mistake of telling someone yesterday that I thought they were married before their husband, smh.

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  3. Yay for pizza and new books. I desperately need to catch up on reviews!!! Have a great week!n

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  4. Free pizza always makes my day. =D Good luck writing the three reviews you have left. I don't think I'll never catch up on reviews.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. I don’t think I’ll catch up either. I’m now 5 behind. I guess I read too fast.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. Hahaha I am glad to know you nearly caught up on book reviews! I try to write them as I read or I forget the details and I am unable to write them! Happy Sunday AJ!

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    1. That’s one of the problems I’m having. I waited so long with some of them that I’m struggling to remember what I read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Free and pizza are two of my favorite words! Hooray for new books! I'm off to order some new ones myself!

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    1. Those are my favorite words too! I’ll never turn down a free birthday pizza.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. After Zero sounds really interesting! I am good with not "seeing myself" in books too. :) And free pizza! Can't beat that!

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    1. After Zero is really good. I don’t know why it doesn’t get more hype in the blogosphere.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. After Zero sounds so intriguing, I'll have to check it out! And congrats on almost being caught up on book reviews,I admire you so much. It's so easy to get lost in this madness, like you said, there are just too many books and ahhhh not enough time hahaha.
    I hope you'll have a lovely week!

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    1. I’m constantly behind on reviews. I’m trying so hard to catch up, but I’m just falling farther behind.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Free Pizza is the BEST PIZZA!!!
    I get new books all the time my old books have lost track so they stopped complaining.

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

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    1. Haha, I feel so guilty when I get new books. The old ones have been sitting around unread forever!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  10. I have my eye on After Zero. It's a good sign that you enjoyed it. I liked The Science of Breakable Things. I loved Nat and her squad, and SCIENCE! I questioned her father's certification as a therapists though, with the denial going on in his household.

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    1. Yeah, I didn’t really understand what was happening with her father. He seemed to have a lot of unresolved issues with his mother and his ancestry.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. I hope your old books don't read your blog. Both of those books look interesting. I've seen people try to do the egg drop thing before.

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    1. I think my younger sister did the egg drop in school, but none of my classes ever participated. I wanted to drop an egg off a roof!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. Well I'm so glad that you had all the good books this week. I find it easy to read and harder to get all the reviews written. Have another wonderful week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. That’s exactly my problem. I’d rather read than write reviews, so the reviews pile up quickly.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. Oh wow After Zero sounds pretty good! And pizza is always a win

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    1. After Zero was surprisingly good. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. I'm all for leaving unpleasantness in real-life too! Glad to hear After Zero was a hit. It's easy to read the books, but writing the reviews can be tough. Yay for getting ahead. I'm trying to do the same. :)

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    1. It takes me so long to write reviews! Sometimes I wonder why I do it because not many people read them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  15. The Science of Breakable Things is on my wishlist. My weekly updates

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  16. Great news on getting caught up. The Science of Breakable Things sounds fabulous. Enjoy your week.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2019/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-april-1.html

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  17. I read Allegedly when it was a new release and I loved it! I hope you will too.
    Also, I entered your giveaway. :)

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  18. Getting new books is always a cause for celebration 🥳

    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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  19. My old books definitely get jealous when the new books arrive as they know there is a finite ammount of shelf space ;)
    Charlotte Burt's Books

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    1. Haha, same here. When new books come, old books need to leave.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  20. Free pizza and new books sounds like a good week to me!
    Have a great week! :)

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  21. Ooh, free pizza and new books! All of that sounds wonderful. You read some great books this past month!

    So far, I've been really good about writing a review almost as soon as I finish the book. Now, if I could just get caught up with everything else in my life, that would be amazing... (*stares hard at the laundry and dishes*)

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    1. I wish I could write a review as soon as I finish a book. I don’t know why I can’t. I guess I like procrastinating.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  22. Free pizza! New books! Caught up (almost) on reviews! Yay you.

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  23. Free pizza and new books. Sounds like a winning combination!

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  24. Ooh free pizza. Yum! I really need to get caught up on reviews, and just blog posts in general. I really want to schedule ahead as much as I can instead of floundering every week. LOL

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. YES! I do way too much floundering with this blog. I just want to be ahead for once!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  25. Looks like you're doing lots of great reading lately! Hope you have another fantastic week!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  26. I like how the old books get jealous of the new ones...lol. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks! My old books have a good reason to be jealous. Some of them have been sitting around for a year without me touching them.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  27. I so get the being behind on book reviews!

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  28. Free pizza and new books -- definitely a win-win week! :-)

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  29. Sounds like you had a good week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  30. Oh yeah. Allegedly can get gross but sooo engrossing (see what I did there).

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  31. New books and free pizza would make my week too! :)

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  32. Pizza is always good and so are new books. Yay for getting almost caught up with reviews! I need to work on that. Have a great week!

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    1. Good luck with getting caught up. Writing reviews is so time-consuming!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  33. All of those look so cute :D
    Except for Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson. I did hear it was good! I didn't know about the bodily fluids.

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    1. I also didn’t know about the bodily fluids. They were very yucky. The book was pretty good, though.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  34. Yummy free pizza! I hope you enjoyed it and have a great week!

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  35. Free pizza is always a perk!

    I have reviews that need writing too. So, at least we're not alone. :)

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    1. Yeah, it seems like pretty much everybody is behind on writing reviews. I guess we all read faster than we review.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  36. All the books you read sound wonderful. I love pizza. NY style. I could eat it every night for dinner and be happy..lol

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    1. I love pizza in any style. I could also eat it every day and be happy.

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  37. I was going to comment something along the lines of "hmmm, free pizza", then saw that everyone else had the same idea, haha! I guess we're all pretty clear on the goodness of pizza. ;) Have a great week, AJ!

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    1. Haha, yeah, we all really like pizza. I guess that’s one of the few things that humans agree on.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  38. After Zero sounds wonderful - glad it was such a hit for you. Free pizza... such beautiful words. :) And only 3 book reviews behind... wish I could say the same. *sigh*

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    1. After Zero was surprisingly excellent. Now I’m 5 reviews behind. I’m trying so hard to catch up!

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  39. I'm definitely an escapist reader! It's my escape and my relaxation. And I think every week should have free pizza! Hope you're having a great week!

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  40. Hihi, old books getting jealous - sounds so familiar! Don´t know when I had pizza for free the last time. Brings me to the thought, that I could later go and get me some. At least a bit *smile* Enjoy your books and have fun writing your reviews.

    Best wishes
    Vi

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  41. Free pizza is extremely awesome!

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  42. Glad to hear you had some good reads this week. Free pizza sounds like an excellent reason to be happy! I could go for some pizza. And new books always make me happy too, even tough I have so many books already, there's something so great about getting new books. Have a great week!

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  43. Another blog post I read and thought I commented on, but didn't, because of cold medicine. I have been wondering if I do comment, but just leave before hitting publish. 🙈

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  44. YAY for free pizza, that's awesome! And for loving every book you picked up that week. That always makes life that much more wonderful, I'm so happy for you! :)
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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