Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Sunday Post #29

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.

On the blog last week

On the blog this week

  • On Monday I review Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.
  • On Tuesday I list the books I wish Santa would bring me.
  • On Wednesday I review The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer.
  • On Saturday I show you more new books (I got a lot of new books).

In my reading life

I’ve been experimenting with book polygamy. I usually only read one book at a time, but I’ve been reading several at once for all of December. I’m not sure if I like book polygamy, but I did read a lot this week, so maybe it’s helping me read faster. I finished Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction by Charles Baxter. I also read The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer and The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold. Up next is Feed by M.T. Anderson.

In my blogging life

I’m somehow way behind on answering comments again. If you left a comment on my blog last week, I promise I’m not ignoring you.

Also, I’m planning my 2016 reading challenges. I’ve decided to participate in the 2016 Horror Reading Challenge. When I was a teenager, horror was pretty much the only genre I read. I guess I’m going back to my roots next year. I want to read at least 5 horror books, and I want to focus on classic horror. I want to read all the old stuff that influences the modern stuff.

In the rest of my life

Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Planning blog posts for January.
  2. The first draft of The Giant Essay From Hell has been turned in. Now I’m waiting for it to come back so I can do revisions.
  3. I finally got around to seeing Mockingjay Part 2.
  4. So many new books. The mailman probably thinks I’m insane because I get abnormally excited about Amazon packages.
  5. It’s almost Christmas.

Happy holidays, and see you around the blogosphere!


  1. I am actually trying to do more reading at the same time. I usually always have an ebook and audio going at the same time but now I am adding in a "real" book too. We will see! My mailman knows I am nuts by the obscene amount of Amazon packages I get!!! Hope you have a great week!

  2. I used to always read only one book at a time, but in recent years, I've developed a taste for reading at least 2 books at once - usually one audiobook and one physical - but I've had phases where I had 3-5 books on the go at once so I guess I'm an avid book polygamist LOL! Have a wonderful week and happy holidays ♥

  3. I don't thin book polygamy is for me, but if it's helping you read more, that's awesome! I just prefer to completely immerse myself into one thing only.

    You watched MJP2!!! I loved that movie so so so much. I hope you enjoyed it. I seriously was weeping throughout like the entire thing. So goood!

    I'm so excited about Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful week and a fantastic Christmas!

    My Sunday post!

  4. Great week, and I get excited over boxes too!! Good luck with your Challenge, though it sounds like you will enjoy it.

  5. I'm not a fan of book polygamy either. I tried it once and that was enough hehe. I also was a horror reader when I was younger! It's a genre I still delve into sometimes, but not as often as in my teens.