The Sunday Post // July 23, 2017

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Its time for another edition of The Sunday Post! This weekly meme is a chance to catch up on what you may have missed, get a general reading update, and spotlight other posts we’ve enjoyed around the blogosphere. It was created by Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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The Days of the Week Book Tag

Reading Updates

I just started a digital arc of Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker in the early hours of Saturday morning. It’s a new release coming out August 8th, and although I am only a quarter of the way through it, it sounds like a great mystery.

I also bought two new books when I went to book club on Thursday. Those were Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue and Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Behold the Dreamers is Oprah’s book club pick and I have been eyeing it for a while. Lilac Girls in the October book cub book, and I thought I should have it on hand.

What Else Have I Been Up To

So, compared to last week, there’s not much non-reading excitement. This might technically be a reading update, but I am participating in a Round Robin hosted by Em @ Keystroke Blog. So I am currently annotating a copy of City of Thieves for the three other readers who are participating.

Also, because I am trying to get back into writing, I have decided to take part in The Scribbler’s Challenge hosted by May @ Forever and Everly.

Around the Blogosphere

A.M.B. @ The Misfortune of Knowing posted a really interesting observation about Jane Austen’s death, and the possible involvement of an “Angel of Death.” I’ve been oddly fascinated by Jane Austen’s death even since watching Miss Austen Regrets years ago, and since I’ve seen some of the theories about how she died. This one was new to me.

Hilary @ Songs Wrote My Story wrote a very nice piece about how Harry Potter has shaped her life and continues to do so. I will be honest I’ve been feeling nostalgic for the boy Wizard lately, and feel my own post like this coming. (So much nostalgia!)

Carrie @ Cat on a Bookshelf dared to ask where the fiction section is in the Hogwarts library? Personally, I came up with the idea that there is no way to get a wizard to suspend their disbelief for any “fiction” to become what we call a “bestseller.” So to find success, the witches and wizards who write create pen names and publish fantasy stories in the muggle world.

Holly @ Nut Free Nerd discusses Matilda as a feminist text! And now I think I know what I need to get from the library, because its time to reread Matilda!

Amy @ Bursting With Books has a really entertaining discussion about reading slumps, why they happen, and how to get out of them. Very useful! The last time I had one, I started reviewing multiple TV shows and then completely disappeared from here for almost nine months.

Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks wrote a very insightful article about how to write book reviews on your blog. I was very impressed with it, because I find many “how to write reviews” posts lean on some tired chestnuts. Her post actually gave me some cool ideas. I am going to have to give a bunch of them a try.

Angharad and Becky @ Two Book Thieves posted a collection of books that changed the lives of book bloggers. It’s a very cool read with everything from Harry Potter to Six of Crows and Tash Loves Tolstoy. I get the feeling that some of these are going to be on my endless TBR pile soon!

Sam @ River Moose Reads posted a recipe for Treacle Tart! Which is now going on my list of baking experiments after “perfecting macarons!”

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews talks about how to have a stress-free readathon experience! Which I found very useful because whenever I’ve tried to do a readathon in the past I’ve always felt really constrained by my TBR list.

So, that’s this week’s edition of The Sunday Post! What have you guys been up to this week? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below! See you next week!




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.

22 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // July 23, 2017

    1. Thank you! This meme has honestly been so much fun for me to do! And I am glad I started it up again! Your blog is awesome and I loved your post! 🙂 I hope that this mention brings you a little more traffic! 🙂

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  1. Hallo, Hallo – coming through The Sunday Post!

    It’s only my 2nd week, but blessedly this week I’m posting mine on [Sunday!] which feels like an accomplishment in of itself! lol I loved your response about ‘why no fiction at Hogwarts’ because it’s the *best!* answer to a quirky inquisitive question! I bet that is exactly what they did, too, because everyone else would have thought it was too ‘fluffy’ to read because their own living adventures are more dynamic & incredible (to them) than anything fiction could include! Smashing, reply! 🙂

    Lilac Girls is on my own TBR; sadly I have yet to get to it! 😦 One of these days!!

    I could see why Matilda would be considered Feminist driven – after all (if the film tracks the book?) she had to find the strength to stand against her principal and her parents; whilst inspiring Ms Honey (her teacher) to do the same (except against her sister!). It’s about finding the courage and strength as a girl and using girl power to right what is wrong in their lives. I don’t remember if I read the book as a child (thinking not?) however, I knew the story (loosely) in childhood and fell in love with the film adaptation! I try not to do that – as I do like to read books ahead of films – but every blue moon, guess what?! I spy the film and throw caution to the wind and then so invested, I never read the book! lol *le sigh*

    You do that too? Go off on a tv binge fest and find reading to be a bit sluggish? I thought I was one of the rare birds who found comfort in serial tv when I wasn’t feeling up to reading?! This Spring I was in a rut of a fix myself – except not due to lack of wanting to read but more attributed to the fact my allergies this year were beastly and it’s only been a week? since they’ve finally LEFT! Imagine? My blog barely blinked into life for awhile… oy.

    Loved reading your Sunday Post!
    Hopefully you’ll like dropping by mine!
    Happy reading and writerly blissitude this week!


    1. Hi Jorie! Thank you much for your response! I am going to go check yours out now.

      I was very proud of my response to the fiction section at Hogwarts because it seems like every Wizard is just living an epic tale! I mean, even the ones who just accidentally blow stuff up seem to have good stories. (Yes, I’m looking at you Seamus!)

      And yea I do get into a reading slump and I tend to go for TV! It’s bad because I also review TV shows over at Tell-Tale TV, and at one point this spring I was reviewing three shows a week, and then it became four with only Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. (My fault, I completely did it to myself…but I had to keep writing, so I just gave myself work!)

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      1. Hallo, Hallo Lauren!

        I was so delighted seeing your replies – both here and on my blog! 🙂 Thanks for giving me the smiles! I decided this week not to add a link in my comments as I noticed some of my comments last week never made it to the blogs I was responding too (sadly!) – so I appreciate you found my post! 🙂

        *Knew!* exactly what you meant when you said Seamus’s name! lol I do admit – I haven’t read the HP books yet – I want to RAL them with my Mum in the future as we both had such a blast in my twenties going to the films & the midnight book parties (we went to two!) – I gifted her the special box of books and I have up til book 4 I think in UK editions (need to get the rest eventually!) and all 7 in US editions. It’s one of our RAL projects alongside reading Cedar Cove together! 🙂

        I’ll have to check out your tv reviews – so thankful we’ve crossed paths due to the meme! Off to respond to your lovely comment! 🙂

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  2. You have been busy with the posts this week. I saw Lilac Girls at the store a week ago. I hope that it’s good. Thank you for featuring my post on your blog!

    Broken link: Your link to Holly @ Nut Free Nerd’s post is the same link as mine.


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