It’s the first Sunday in August and it’s time for another edition of The Sunday Post!
For those who are new here, The Sunday Post is a meme where we share what’s happened on our blogs, what we’ve been up to, and our favorite posts from around the blogosphere! It was created by Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
This Week on Comma Hangover
The Sunday Post // July 30, 2017
The Book Titles Tag
The Ultimate ‘Harry Potter’ Tag
July Wrap-Up // Everything You May Have Missed
My August TBR Pile
Book Style // Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Eleanor West)
Book Review: Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
WWW Wednesday // August 2, 2017
Book Traveling Thursdays // Book Featuring Your Favorite Friendship + Special Announcement
Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap
Friday 56 // Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
Book Review: The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
I just finished reading Rabbit Cake by Anni Hartnett last night! It’s probably what I will call my “Ugly Cry Book of 2017” but it was so good! A full review is forthcoming, but the long and short of it is that I definitely recommend it!
Following that, I promptly started The Goddesses by Swan Huntley, but since that’s a digital galley and I am worried I may get a little cross-eyed, I am putting aside for just a moment so I can read The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Karen Barnhill.
What Else Have I Been Up To
Honestly, I haven’t been up to much! I am working on finding some cool themes for the September Book Traveling Thursdays, and I am ironing out some details for a new feature I want to start here.
I am also starting The Scribblers Challenge hosted by May @ Forever and Everly, which I am excited about because I am hoping it will motivate me to write fiction again.
Around the Blogosphere
Charley @ Books and Bakes wrote a post about unexpected surprises in books. Which is so much fun! I love finding things in books like that.
Amanda @ Literary Weaponry discussed what makes a book special. I am personally in the camp of: “there is no perfect book, only the right book at the right time.”
Lois @ My Midnight Musings posted a discussion about “Why I Should Read More Historical Fiction.” I agree with all of her points because historical fiction is kinda my jam!
Em @ Keystroke Blog wrote up some YA Recommendations (And Which Series Aren’t Worth a Read). There are a few series that I am hoping to finish, and a few that I recently discovered just before I saw this list. Needless to say, my TBR grew a little bit after reading this.
Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks posted a great write-up about why we need diverse books. Most importantly though, this post also gives writers a few tips to make sure that they are handling the cultures they’re writing about well. In short: research, research, research, and ask questions!
Danielle @ Pretty Mess Reading compiled ten bookish memes that only book lovers will understand. My favorites are The Beast and Spongebob!
Izzi @ Ravenclaw Book Club asks the question: “Does the Love Interest Have to Die?” I am all for a well thought-out death, but there are some times when if you keep killing a character’s love interest, it just gets lazy!
Lauren @ My Paper Infinity wrote a post with tips to read more. These are all solid bits of advice, although one and two over lap for me because I don’t commute, but listen to audiobooks on car rides.
Shoto @ Bookish Babbles shared her thoughts on DNF reviews. DNF reviews when only a small portion of the book has been read annoy me to no end. Especially because I read some great books that I would describe as “frustrating but rewarding.” There wasn’t anything wrong with the book, but everything is presented in a certain way to lead to a reveal, and I would have felt terrible missing that.
That’s all for this week’s The Sunday Post, what have you guys been up to this week? Let me know in the comments below!