The Sunday Post // September 3, 2017

Sunday Post - 9-3-2017

It’s September already! And it’s a Sunday! So that means it’s time for The Sunday Post!

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 // August 27, 2017
Blogger Recognition Award
Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Harry Potter Book Tag!
WWW Wednesday // August 30, 2017
Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book By Your Favorite Author
August Wrap-Up // Everything You May Have Missed in August
Friday 56 // No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
Bookish Bingo Wrap Up // Summer 2017
Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
September TBR

Reading Updates

I may have fallen into a bit of a reading slump this week. I have managed to start two books at the same time. The first is the thriller No One Knows by J.T. Ellison and the second is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. I am less than a quarter of the way through both of them. DNF one for a period of time because

I was reading See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt but I have to DNF one for a period of time because I keep getting the Doctor Who pear quote stuck in my head and I think it is impeding my enjoyment of the book.


I am also listening to Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Audiobooks have really been my speed this week. I have managed to listen to three. I will probably finish this audiobook early next week and I am hoping that I can finish the thriller soon as well.

What Else Have I Been Up To

This week is the first week of the Book Traveling Thursdays prompts I’ve created. If you are interested in participating in the meme, please join the Goodreads group. This month’s themes are currently posted but they will be the following:

  • September 7 — Labor Day was this past Monday. Pick a book where a character has your dream job!
  • September 14 — It’s Hispanic Heritage Month. Pick a book that features a Latinx Main Character.
  • September 21 — Plan your next vacation. Feature a book is set in a location on your travel bucket list.
  • September 28 — Johnney Appleseed Day is September 26. Show us your favorite kids, or middle-grade book.

My quest to bake things hasn’t gone that well either. For one, epic fail on ordering the chocolate for macaron ganache this week! Plus, I planned on making a pie earlier this week, but then my day job got in the way.


However, the viewing of The Great British Baking Show continues. So, clearly, my interest in baking hasn’t subsided.


Also, I just finished listening to Fight Club and now I feel like I can actually watch the DVD that I thought I misplaced, but was just backwards on the shelf (yea, weird!) again! Although, by saying that, I think I broke the first rule of fight club!

Last, but not least, I got my fall reviewing assignment on Tell-Tale TV! I will be covering Scandal, which is in its final season, and Blindspot, which is going into it’s third. It’s gonna be fun!

Around the Blogosphere

Beth @ Reading Every Night talks about romance in young adult fiction and whether or not it’s realistic. It’s a really good post. Give it a read, especially if romance is one of those genres that makes you a little bit wary.

Alex @ Whimsy Pages gave us some insight into her rating system. This was a very cool insight into how she decides to rate books!

Avery @ The Book Deviant wrote about what being a mature reader really means.

May @ Forever and Everly posted a list of nine things “regular people” shouldn’t say to a bookworm unless they have a death wish. It’s a good laugh for your Sunday afternoon.

Beth @ Reading Every Night discussed the pros and cons of magical realism. This is a genre I love that I love all of her points.

Ratika @ Scribblings of a Storyteller talked about her fear of feedback this week, after submitting one of her stories to a publication.  I think that this is a good reminder for any aspiring writers out there.

That’s it for this week’s edition of The Sunday Post! What have you been up to this week? Let me know 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.

18 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // September 3, 2017

    1. I will! I am just not sure it will be by next Sunday. I have read 40 pages and I do like the narrative! I think part of the problem is reading Small Great Things with themes of racism while listening to Salt to the Sea which talks about the Nazi party. It’s a bit of an overload.

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring two of my posts this week. I’m really glad you enjoyed them enough to feature them and glad you agreed on my points for the pros and cons of magical realism. 🙂
    Oh I started watching The Great British Bake-off this week for the first time ever. Wow that show is intense, and it makes me want to start baking as well so I know what I’ll be doing next weekend. 😀
    Great post, and again thanks for featuring me this week! 🙂 ❤

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  2. I’m sorry you felt a bit of a reading slump this week – hope it will get better! I have heard great things about Salt to the sea, I hope you’re enjoying it! 🙂
    Happy reading, hope you’ll have a great week! xxx


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