The Sunday Post // August 14, 2016

6. Sunday Post 8-14-2016

This week has been productive. There’s been a ton of new content posted here as well as a new review on Tell-Tale TV. Plus there have been some amazing stories around the internet.

This Week on Comma Hangover

This has been an insanely productive week for Comma Hangover. There are twelve new posts including three new Book Style posts and three reviews.

The Sunday Post // August 7, 2016

The Liebster Award #3
Memorable Mondays // When Your Mom Has Spectacular Cleavage

Book Style // With Malice by Eileen Cook
Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Waiting on Wednesday // Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Tangent Time: Rewatching ‘The 100’ + Two Short Films Starring Henry Ian Cusick

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book All Book Lovers Should Read
Audiobook Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Book Style // The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
 Audiobook Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston

Book Style // The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

What Else Have I Been Up To

It’s been a busy week in my neck of the woods. I am working on several more pieces both for Comma Hangover and a few other sites. You’ll get to see all of those in next week’s edition of The Sunday Post.

In the meantime I have yet another Pretty Little Liars review for Tell-Tale TV. This week’s episode was called “Original G’A’ngsters” and led us to some revelations about the Liars and the ever twisted DiLaurentis family tree.

Around the Blogosphere

Becca and Books posted a hilarious satire about how to tell when you have book commitment issues with a step-by-step recovery. Cameo by Lucy from Peanuts may have sold me there. Who wouldn’t love psychiatric help for five cents?

The Allen and Unwin blog discusses how they designed the cover of Clementine Ford’s Fight Like a Girl. I am always curious to see how book covers are designed and this is a really interesting insight about a book I hadn’t heard about until now.

Leila T @ Buried Under Books discusses Critters and Plot Points with Carl Brookins.

For Jane Austen fans, here’s a post to read: The Little Book Owl discusses five reasons to read Pride & Prejudice.  Read. Discuss. Do you agree?

James Stack @ Sir Oliver of Sky Gate Farm discusses Scrivener as a tool for writers. Going to admit, after hearing about this tool for a while, it may have made its way onto my imminent purchase list. Jury is still kind of out. (Too much software and none of it talks to each other!)

Elsewhere on the Internet

These are articles from around the internet that I read this week that I think you guys should take a look at. They range in topics from various sources.

If you have ever taken a Meyers-Briggs Personality Test you’ll know that the results are somewhat disputed. This article in The Atlantic talks about soul searching through the Meyers-Briggs Personality Test types. The article is a really interesting first person report about the author’s experience going to a meetup group for INFJs.

The Washington Post reports on a Brooklyn kitchen that gives Earthlings a taste of what it would be like to live on Mars. It even explores if we would be able to transport pigs and cows to Mars should humans ever colonize the red planet. It also paints a picture of what it means to live on Mars; can you imagine living in a pressurized structure forever? Also all the food challenges that would be involved in cooking on Mars. Ultimate challenge for a chef in space!

Since we here in the United States are now entering the election season you may encounter a street canvasser or two. The New Yorker published a “Daily Shout” that discusses how we wish conversations with street canvassers would go. 

The White House released President Obama’s official summer reading list this Friday. Does anyone else see these two lists and immediately want to read everything on it? The list includes a thriller, a surfing memoir, and a science fiction novel. Last year’s list is also amazing. I just found out The Sixth Extinction is on the local high school’s summer reading list. I am kind of jealous that it wasn’t around when I was in school.

Slate posted an interesting piece about malware and how it may be the key to long term data preservation. It’s an interesting idea and a really well researched piece about the thing we all dread about on the internet. No one likes viruses, but if virology is a legitimate psychological study, shouldn’t we consider our cyber health as well?

Ever wonder about the uniformity of our social media networks? Take a look at this New Yorker article called “Snapchat, Instagram, and the Internet of Forgetting”. It’s an interesting read about how we use the internet differently compared to the last few decades.

Following the release of Ghostbusters, The Washington Post prints an article that asks an essential question about “movies about women.” Can a movie about women just be a movie? Read the article and then decide for yourself. 

The Guardian posted this interesting op-ed about the need for academics to have a social media presence.  Give it a read and let me know what you think! Personally, I think there is having a social footprint and then there’s taking it too far. Live tweeting conferences when you’ve paid to be there might make little nuggets of wisdom accessible, but how much do you really walk away with?

That’s the end of this week’s Sunday Post! What have you guys been up to this week? Read anything interesting that I should check out?

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

4 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // August 14, 2016

  1. Oh wow, you accomplished so much in a week! Three reviews, that’s so amazing 🙂 I remember starting Pretty Little Liars some time back, but then stopped having as much time as I wanted to keep going with the series. Thanks for the reminder that I really should catch up on that :p Anyways, congrats on such a productive week!


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