The Sunday Post // September 10, 2017

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s time for another edition of The Sunday Post! It’s been an exciting week both here and on the blogosphere.

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 // September 3, 2017
Book Style // Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Sumi)
Bookish Bingo // Fall 2017 + Possible Reads
Sunshine Blogger Award #5
Audiobook Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
WWW Wednesdays // September 6, 2017
Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book Featuring Your Dream Job
Friday 56 // Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Book Style // The Goddesses by Swan Huntley

Reading Updates

I am currently reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and surprisingly I am a quarter of the way through it. I didn’t think I would be able to get through chunks of this as quickly.

I also finished my current audiobook and now I am listening to Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. This is another book that is surprisingly funny and really enjoyable.

Last week, I also stopped by my local independent bookstore and picked up two new books! As a bonus, they were donating a portion of their profits to Hurrican Harvey Relief in addition to having their Labor Day Sale.

One is a new release called The Wanderers by Meg Howrey and Mozhan Marno and the other is an older book called Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. 

What Else Have I Been Up To

I finally got around to baking. I made some Lavender White Chocolate Sables from a cookbook I have called Dorie’s Cookies. It’s full of fun flavors and different takes on what makes a cookie. I bought it at my independent bookstore last year and baked the gingersnaps for an author event.


One thing it made me realize though, I need to buy baking rings or circular cookie cutters, because rolling out the dough, freezing it, and shaping it with a glass isn’t cutting it.

I also got inspired by The Great British Baking Show yesterday and decided to make a soda bread with ham, chives, and Harvati cheese and I made a savory loaf to have with pasta.


It came out pretty well, and since it’s a quick bread I don’t have to worry about yeast and letting the dough rise. It wasn’t exactly the epic lion bread sculpture, but it was definitely delicious!

Around the Blogosphere

Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader posted a list of 11 Tips to Grow Your Blog. You’ve probably seen posts like this before, but all the advice helps!

Sarah @ Sarah Withers Blog wrote up her thoughts on Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, and whether he is a saint or a savior. This is something I’ve seen a lot about over the years, and I am inclined to say: Dumbledore is a flawed human being.

Swetlana @ Caffeinated Bookworm Life compiled a list of 14 Unmistakable Signs You’re a Book Blogger. I think I have at least nine of these signs, and the signs I don’t have are probably a good thing.

Lindsey @ Paradis Books put together a list of 6 Young Adult Novels Inspired by Jane Austen. So whether you are a fan of Jane Austen or you just want to read a bunch of different varieties or romance you should check it out. (Although, I do think you should read at least one Jane Austen. That’s just my opinion.)

Sydney @ Fire And Rain Books discussed why series work better in some genres and others. This is a very interesting read and a question that I have constantly pondered myself.

Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle wrote about bookish decor. This is a topic I am always envious of.

Analee @ Book Snacks put together a fun list of fictional schools she would want to attend. Why is this post fun? Because who doesn’t want to go to Hogwarts? I would personally add Brakebills from The Magicians as well.

J.W. Martin at Storeys of Stories wrote a great post about the magic of bookstores. This is a topic near and dear to my heart because I am blessed with a local independent bookseller near me, and as such I am constantly directing my book budget (budget? what, budget?) to their store.

Olivia @ Books and Big Ideas had an exciting announcement this week! She’s being published in an anthology! Go head over, read about the publication, and offer her your congratulations.

Shruti @ This is Lit gave some advice on how to get out of a blogging slump! All really sound advice!

Clara @ The Book Goddess posted a discussion about our reactions to male villains vs. female villains. Won’t lie, this post has stayed with me all week, and I have had some really interesting thoughts on female villains as of late.

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books wrote about belong to the blogging community and fear of missing out. Marie’s post is very relatable and I highly encourage anyone who has anxiety over maintaining their blog to give it a read.

That concludes this issue of The Sunday Post? How was your week? Reading anything good this weekend? 




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.

26 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // September 10, 2017

    1. I did! Honestly, I’ve thought about series in general and how they’re structured. I had to explain it recently to someone who asked me why SVU had been on the air for so long. (Yes, TV and books are different in terms and writing and process, but when it comes to books series and the length of such series…they’re kind of alike.)

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      1. Yea exactly! Like I had to explain that SVU’a shelf life is in part due to subject matter and in part because most of the episodes are one case from start to finish with little to no arcs for the main cast!

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  1. See, now that I read this post I want to make some cookies too. And I have zero ingredients at home!

    And thank you so much for including me in your list of posts for the last week! I really appreciate it!


    1. That is the worst! I would suggest pawning it off on your friends! My brother once made the mistake of telling me he was going to go buy an apple pie! Nope! I gave him a list and sent him to the store and MADE him a pie. Yes, spoiled him rotten, but I hold that pie for use in arguments all the time.

      And your post was great! I was happy to feature it! 🙂

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      1. The bigger problem is that it’s Sunday and all the grocery stores are closed, so I can’t even pawn it off on someone else! I’ll probably have to get some ingredients tomorrow and bake because I’m really craving cookies. xD

        That is a FANTASTIC strategy! It’s also what I use on my brother whenever I want him to go grocery shopping with me. He HATES it (apparently I take too long…) so I bribe him with his favorite food. Works like a charm!


      2. UGH! That sucks! I also didn’t realize tha Gemrnay closed grocery stores on Sunday! At least cookies are a thing you can make in shifts while doing other things. I swear most of my Christmas cookies get baked in five minute spirts while writing posts.


  2. So many interesting blog posts I’ll definitely check out! I’m glad your week seemed to pass by wonderfully. I’ve read two books by Jodi Picoult, I saw Small Great Things everywhere on the bookstores, I might give it a try as my third Picoult book!


    1. Thank you! Jodi Picoult is a great author, I’ve only read a few of her books mysef (but she’s written so many) and what I have read I like, so I am hopefully I will end up liking Small Great Things too. I will be posting a review once I am finished with it.

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  3. Ooh, I actually haven’t read a Jodi Picoult book! I feel like I should have, though; I’ve heard good things about Small Great Things and Nineteen Minutes (if I’m remembering the title correctly)! I hope to read one of her books in the future!

    And thanks so much for linking back to my post; I’m surprised it’s taken off, but I’m glad it could help people! 😄


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