The Sunday Post // August 13, 2017

Sunday Post - 8-13-2017Holy cheese! Has another week gone by already? You know what that means? 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.

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Book Review: Rabbit Cake by Annie Harnett

Rabbit Cake by Annie HartnettRabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett, is the kind of book that I had to devour in marathon sessions, and then put down and say: “Wow, what did I just read?”

Elvis Babbit is an eleven-year-old girl with a head for facts and a particular interest in zoology. She knows that most people think owls mean wisdom, but that Romans were evil and would drink the blood of babies. She also knows that she should plan to grieve for her mother, who died tragically during an episode of sleep swimming, for eighteen months.

But that eighteen-month period is also full of other life lessons for Elvis Babbit. Her father and sister each mourn in their own way, with her sister exhibiting her own sleepwalking episodes, and her father taking to wear their mother’s bathrobe. Elvis, well, she’s developed her own theory about the strange cause of her mother’s death, and as she investigates she finds comfort in the people, and animals, of Freedom, Alabama.

Friday 56 // The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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This book meme is hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

The Rules 

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
  • Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
  • Post it.
  • Add your (URL) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post URL, not your blog URL.

This week’s excerpt is from The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Back to Hogwarts Cramathon TBR

Back to Hogwarts Cramathon TBR

This is one of those moments when I think to myself, man I must be crazy! Crescent Moon Reads is hosting a 24 readathon called the Back to Hogwarts Cramathon! Of course, the first thing I thought of was the opening number to A Very Potter Musical.

It starts on Saturday, August 18th at midnight in your time zone and then goes for a full 24-hours until midnight on Sunday, August 19th. There will be challenges and you can accrue points towards a mini house cup. I will be participating as a Slytherin.

And yet, it seems ridiculous committing to this because I just posted about my insane reading goals for the next week or so. Plus, the last time I signed up for a readathon with a thin book, it ended up being something that I had to sit back and think about for a good long while after I was done.

But regardless, here is what I hope to read for the Cramathon!

Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book Every Book Lover Should Read

Book Traveling Thursdays - A Book Every Book Lover Should Read

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly feature created by Danielle’s Book Blog and The Girl Who Read Too Much that highlights book covers from around the world.

This week’s theme is “a book that every book lover should read.” For this prompt, I chose Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. I remember reading this book in late middle school or early high school and it made a lasting impression on me, and I think all age groups can get a lot out of it.

I think my key takeaway, both then and as an adult looking back on the book, is to embrace what makes us different and to not let anyone squash that part of us because it’s strange and makes them uncomfortable.

Now, onto the covers.

WWW Wednesday // August 9, 2017

WWW Wednesdays 8-9-2017

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

This week was a pretty light week, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality.

Audiobook Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

237518501So imagine that you’ve met the perfect guy. He’s considerate, he’s charming, he has a kid, he’s generally the whole package. There’s just one problem: he has a stalker, but you don’t actually mind that he has a stalker, because it makes your life more interesting.

That’s the kind of thinking that frames Liane Moriarty’s The Hypnotist’s Love Story. Ellen O’Farrell is a hypnotherapist with a thriving practice that she runs out of her home, and she’s just met a great man on the internet. The only thing that might stand in the way of their happily ever after, is the fact that his ex-girlfriend has been stalking him for the last four years.

None of this bother’s Ellen, in fact it intrigues her. She’s dating someone that’s worth stalking, and Ellen might even be interested in meeting her, but the thing is, Ellen already has.

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Vegetarian by Han Kang Book CoverEvery once in a while I read a book, and I think to myself, “Oh my god, what did I just read?”

Sometimes it’s a good reaction, and sometimes it’s because I just spent a few hours trying to figure out when the plot turned left and I turned right! Sometimes, it’s simply a case of a discomforting, quietly beautiful story that morphs into something much more than what I originally thought.

In the case of The Vegetarian by Han Kang it’s definitely the last one.

Yeong-hye is a perfectly normal, average woman, and that’s what her husband loves about her. Sure, she has some eccentricities, like refusing to wear a bra, but overall, she’s exceptionally ordinary. Then one night Yeong-hye has a dream and decides to stop eating meat. This upsets her family and her husband, as they try to grasp her choice. But, there may be more at work than a simple dietary change.