Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Sunday Post #127

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 Monday I review The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
  • On Tuesday I have suggestions for Santa.
  • On Wednesday I review All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld.
  • On Thursday I have a Christmas tag.
  • On Saturday there’s a book haul.

2018 Challenges

Next year, I’m once again going to be participating in the Discussion Challenge hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight. If you have any topics you’d like to see me blather about, let me know. I’ve been participating in this challenge for years, and I’m all out of ideas. Stupid things happen when I run out of ideas. Save me from my own stupidity! Give me discussion topics!

In My Reading Life

Last week, I reread A Darker Shade of Magic and A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. Now I’m (finally!) reading A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. This was one of my most-anticipated releases of 2017. I swear I’m going to finish it before the end of the year.

In The Rest Of My Life

Five things that made me happy last week:

  1. Rereading a series I like.
  2. Christmas cookies! And Christmas music! I’m sorry to anyone who comes near my desk while I’m working. Those poor people get inundated with Christmas music. I’m probably driving everybody nuts. It’s not my fault that the Internet has so many Christmas playlists. Playlists are meant to be played. Loudly. For hours.
  3. Book mail.
  4. My laptop stopped making that ominous humming sound. (Or my music is so loud that I can’t hear it?) Whatever. I really hope it doesn’t come back because if my laptop breaks, I might have to actually go places and talk to people. *Shudder.*
  5. It snowed!

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


  1. We had snow too. I think I am less excited about that though. Mmmm Christmas cookies. Sounds yummy. Book mail is the best! Have a great week!


    We've had snow here, but it hasn't stuck to the ground much. It did where my grandmother lives... but that's literally up a mountain so I guess it's not much of a surprise!!!

  3. Christmas music and cookies make me happy too! I'm going to my mom's next Friday, and I can't wait to start making christmas cookies. Though, I will admit that I mostly just like making them because I get to eat the dough lol Have a great week! :)

  4. We didn't have snow, thank goodness - but then we are only equipped to cope with drizzle here. I, too, enjoy Christmas music, but am fighting to resist the cookies until I've baked some homemade mince pies:). I hope the coming week is a good one for you.

  5. Still must try a V.E. Schwab. Love those covers.

  6. I love Christmas Music and Cookies! V.E.Schwab series is my must read next year. I have it all ready to binge read if I can.

    Hope you have a great week, AJ! Happy Reading!

  7. Book mail always makes me happy. :) I hope to read A Darker Shade of Magic soon - maybe it will be my first read of 2018.

    Happy readings & Wishes of a great week.
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  8. Book mail always makes me happy too. ☺ But we didn't get anymore snow that accumulated. Have a great week!!!

  9. I'm listening to some Christmas music right now! Now all I need is some Christmas cookies to wrap everything up!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  10. Wow, book mail! I can see how exciting it was for you. I hope you have a wonderful reading week and enjoy your new books. 😁❤️

  11. I'm still no 100% in the mood for Christmas but still couldn't say bah humbug to the tunes! Love seeing people in the Chritmas spirit (even if it's not me). Keep rockin' around the Christmas Tree and have a great week!

  12. A Darker Shade of Magic was a really great trilogy - extremely well crafted. It took me a while to get into the story as well as connect with the characters but in the end I was sad to see it come to its conclusion. I have high hopes you'll finish it this year. :D

    Snow, bookmail and Christmas music are all high up my make Corina happy list. Unfortuanlly I won't see snow unless I seek it out (San Francisco gets rain but no snow). Book mail happens not often enough for my liking, and I've been playing Christmas music non-stop these last few weeks. I absolutely ADORE it!!! Makes me all festive inside. :D

  13. A Darker Shade of Magic is still on my wishlist. So I have a long way to go before I get to the most current one. Come see what I'm reading

  14. I still haven't decided what, if any, challenges I'm going to do next year. I keep saving the emails with the challenge sign-ups but haven't had a chance to sort thru them yet. Guess that better be my goal this week. Figure out what I'm doing. Ha!
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  15. I've had snow off and on but it doesn't stay. I don't listen to Christmas music. I hope you have a great week!

  16. I am beginning to look at challenges. I love discussion posts, but have so many reviews I run out of room on the blog. Bwahaha.

  17. I'm also rereading a series I like! We a little snow as well.

  18. Now I really want to read A Darker Shade of Magic. I just need to find a slot on my full calendar to add it in. It is already sitting on TBR mountain. Your happy things are happy things for me too - minus the weird noises from a laptop. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  19. I made soo many cookies last week; it's been great!

    Have a lovely week!

  20. Ow.. Discussion subjects?! Well.. I suck in them myself really! Good luck ;)
    We had snow too and it was crazy, but I still loved it.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  21. I'm so glad you're joining us for the challenge again this year! I'll confess that I've been running low on discussion ideas too lately. It's a sad state of affairs!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  22. I am throwing my hat into the ring for the discussion challenge as well. I think it will encourage me to do my discussion posts, and I need that sort of nudge.

  23. Christmas cookies and music make many of us happy. Have a great week!

  24. I've heard of the Schwab series--what do you think about it?

    We haven't done much in the Christmas cookie way, but that and traditions are always pretty awesome.

  25. I'm glad I don't work next to you then! If your cookies are chocolate chip, I'll steal them!

  26. Christmas cookies and snow and Christmas music - yay!! All the happy right there! Have a great holiday. :)