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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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!