The Sunday Post // September 18, 2016

13-sunday-9-18-2016This has been a dizzying week, but dizzy in a good way. I got out of the house a bit and I made some progress on some independent projects as well as a few things I have set up for this blog. There was of course a fair amount of audiobook listening and reading as well as some planning for other things I wanted to write and work on.

So, long story short, here is this week in a nutshell.

This Week on Comma Hangover

Memorable Mondays // Our Stories Are Reconstructions
The Chocolate Book Tag
Waiting on Wednesday #14 // Indelible by Adelia Saunders
200 Followers! Thank You So Much!
Book Traveling Thursdays // A Warm, Cozy Read
Blog Tour: A Mortal Song by Meghan Crewe (Excerpt + Giveaway)

What Else Have I Been Up To

I’ve been up to a lot this week. My grandmother and my dog celebrated their birthdays on the same day, and one of my best friend also celebrated her birthday on Friday. Much celebrating is happening in my world this week!

Still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that Blindspot premiered this week! This show came back ready to play and it isn’t messing around. My first review for Tell-Tale TV analyzed 12 Jaw-Dropping Moments from the premiere!

But, the start of my coverage isn’t the only announcement I have this week. For any twitter users and fans of the show, I am not tweeting from @telltvblindspot. This is Tell-Tell-Tale TV’s Twitter account for Blindspot. I will be live-tweeting the show, promoting article, and tweeting photos, cast news, and other information as it becomes available.

I also chatted with Rukiya Bernard from Syfy’s Van Helsing. We had a great chat and the interview is now live. You can read it here and be sure to watch Van Helsing when it premieres this Friday on Syfy channel.

Around the Blogosphere

It’s been an insane week on the blogosphere, but here are some of the highlights I saved.

Moss and Fog produced this beautiful post the shows off visual recipes–no written instructions just a series of ingredients. This post is genius and beautiful at the same time.

Abbie over at Midnight Biblioblog comments on alternating points of view. Honestly, Abbie,  I couldn’t have said it better myself. There are times when I love alternating points of view, and other times when I feel like it just adds to the book’s weight.

Ava at The Blog of a Book and Tea Addict talks about why we need diversity and representation in young adult literature. She makes a very valid point here and I think it is something that we need to see more of in books. There is a default a mind goes to when reading and it doesn’t reflect the world we live in and our media should reflect the world we live in.

Over at The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise she’s discussing The Pampered Generation. She not only discusses this perception of millennials but she does it through a teacher’s perspective, which I really like, because honestly no one respects teachers and they deserve more. Really! And some of the situations she talks about, sound all too familiar.

Vicki at The Page Turner talks about funny moments in the beta reading process. If you know any odd sayings that Google has likely never heard of, she wants to hear from you!

Jill of Rant and Rave About Books discusses what makes her want to “rave” about your blog. It includes some solid advice for beginning bloggers and anyone looking to improve on their blog. I am still working on a couple of these points. (It’s not so much that things like social accounts don’t exist for this blog, I just haven’t found social icons I like. I am picky. Sorry.)

Catia at The Girl Who Reads Too Much talks about her biggest bookish pet peeves. I honestly just keep smiling and nodding with each item of this list. Plus, lots of appropriate reaction GIFs! I love that.

Carrie at Cat on a Bookshelf talks about adding authors to a series. Of course, this uses Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as a prime example of authors being added to a series, but it also cites Discworld and V.C. Andrews, where ghostwriters are used and presents a really thought out discussion on this top.

Flo at Flowless Books talks about fan fiction. Do you love them? Hate them? Are you lukewarm to them?

Elsewhere On the Internet

I love animals, and I love travel, so you can imagine my surprise how giddy I got when I saw this headline from Mental Floss. The Kauai Humane Society now lets tourists adopt dogs for the day. It’s basically like taking a rescue dog out for a little field trip! Should you decide that the dog is a match and you want to make them a permanent family member, the rescue will even help arrange travel for your new companion. Epic win!

Roxane Gay and Marvel Comics fans have reason to rejoice. L’Union Suite reports that she will be the first black woman writer for the comic book giant. She has been tapped to be the lead writer of “World of Wakanda,” the series is a spinoff from the Black Panther series, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The New Yorker released a short about what reply-all E-mails feel like. Honestly, it’s just accurate, there are no words to describe this beyond accurate.

Kate Klonick wrote a really thought provoking article for Slate about the removal of “the napalm girl” image by Facebook. This post talks about a photo posted by the Norweigan Prime Minister and the automated software that led to the photo being flagged and removed by Facebook. It leads to an interesting conversation about speech on the internet and how companies give us the speech we expect.

Fashion lovers, check out this video of 100-years of fashion trends shown on one model from Mashable. It’s quite intriguing to see everything recreated this way.

BookRiot posted a list of books featuring complex mother/daughter relationships, because honestly, who isn’t feeling like they need a good mother/daughter book with the Gilmore Girls premiere a couple months away.

That was this week in a nutshell! Have you read any interesting articles you think I should read? Send me the link in the comments below. 

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.

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