The Sunday Post // August 6, 2017

Sunday Post - 8-7-2017

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


Reading Updates

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 booksMost 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! 

 

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23 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // August 6, 2017

  1. Great post!! And thank you so much for including me in it!!
    Also, I can’t wait to hear what you think of the Goddesses. I’ve heard so many mixed reviews, and I’d love to see a few more before I decide whether or not to read it!

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    1. You’re very welcome! I am in awe of people who seem to have read so many YA series. I always think I am a little too distracted by standalones to get through them until they are already complete, or nearly complete.

      I am very curious about The Goddesses myself. I read Swan Huntley’s debut novel recently, and I liked her writing but didn’t care for her main character. I am trying not to do an apples to apples comparison and just appreciate it as it’s own thing for the moment.

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      1. I binge read series the way I watch TV shows…. but I’m always so hesitant to start them (both shows and new series). I do wish that I read more stand alones though…. I’ve read a few good ones lately, but it’s always so hard for me to find one that I want to read! I think most of my book slumps happen because I’m too indecisive about what I want to read next!

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      2. Yea I have that happen. It’s why WWW Wednesday has kind of been great for me, so I can at least queue up a few options and think about what’s on my radar. Sometimes I turn left and I don’t even go with what I intended for the next book I’m reading, but at least I keep thinking about it, and so I keep reading.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for commenting on my graphics! I am going to head over and check out your update soon, but I have to turn in a TV review first for Tell-Tale TV.

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  2. Thank you so much for featuring my post. You’ve definitely had a productive reading/blogging week yourself. I can’t say the Goddesses has been on my radar but I’ve heard mixed views about the book.

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    1. You’re welcome, and thank you for stopping by! It’s been a bit of catch up recently, but I finally feel like I am back to my old blogging groove!

      I heard mixed reviews about The Goddesses myself, but Swan’s writing style grabbed me in her debut, so I thought I should at least give this new character a shot.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! Your post was amazing! And, I will definitely be reviewing The Goddesses as soon as I finish with it, which will probably be next week. The Girl Who Drank the Moon is turning out to be a very quick read so I will pick up The Goddesses once I am done.

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