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.

This Week on Comma Hangover

The Sunday Post // August 6, 2017
This is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag
Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Audiobook Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
WWW Wednesday // August 9, 2017
Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book Every Book Lover Should Read
Back to Hogwarts Cramathon TBR
Friday 56 // The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Book Review: Rabbit Cake by Annie Harnett
The Pastry Book Tag
Book Style // We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley

Reading Updates

This week I finished The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill and I am well on my way to finishing The Goddesses by Swan Huntley. I should have a review of the former up in the next week or so, and I should have a review of The Goddesses up later this week, possibly early next week.

What Else Have I Been Up To

Honestly, I haven’t been up to much. It’s been a long week and an emotionally draining one at that.


The biggest news to report is that I have been watching Peaky Blinders on Netflix! I am trying to get ready for Season 4 on Netflix. I’ve gotta say Helen McCrory is pretty awesome as Aunt Polly.


I also just watched the final episode of Orphan Black last night, and I am working on my review for Tell-Tale TV! It’s killing me. I have never been more broken up about a show ending, and I know it’s irrational, but bookworms…you all understand. A story is coming to an end. For those who have caught up my review of the penultimate episode is up.


Around the Blogosphere

Alice @ Artic Books wrote up a list of twenty-five books with bisexual protagonists. It looks like there are some great reads on there for anyone looking to expand their repertoire.

Em @ Keystroke Blog talked about DNFing books and why we choose to DNF books. She even talks about her own list of DNFed books. DNFing books is a subject that I am struggling with right now because I try not to DNF too often, but looking back there are definitely books I should have.

Analee @ Book Snacks posted a list of challenging life goals that every book worm has, it makes me nod, laugh, and then sigh at the futility of being a bookworm.

Michelle @ Book Adventures asked female bloggers to recommend books with strong female characters in honor of South Africa’s National Women’s Day. It’s a great list, full of some books that I have read and many more that I want to read.

Emma @ The Book Crunch reflected on how she owns more TBR than read books. I won’t lie, I’ve been there, and I am trying to combat it with the Beat the Backlist challenge.

Beth @ Reading Every Night wrote a detailed post on blogging and time management. Isn’t that something we all need to find a balance with?

Em @ Keystroke Blog also posted a discussion on the presence of black birds in young adult literature. Scroll down to the comments for a joke about crows from yours truly!

Shruti @ This is Lit wrote a hilarious post about seven types of book bloggers we’ve all seen! If you don’t think you’ve been all of them at some point: you’re probably lying.

Holly @ Nut Free Nerd talked about the dreaded phrase: “Well, at least you’re reading something.” Check out her post and share your thoughts.

That’s it for this week’s edition of The Sunday Post. What have you guys been up to this week? Share your thoughts 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.

31 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // August 13, 2017

  1. Ahh I’m sorry to hear about having an emotionally draining week! Sending you lots of good thoughts and chocolate ❤🍫 I hope you at least enjoyed/are enjoying your reads! 😊 They seem pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing my post, by the way! 😊 I hope this upcoming week will be a less draining one for you!! 💕


  2. Aww, I’ve had an emotionally draining week too! Let’s hope the next week is better for both of us! ❤️❤️

    Thanks so much for linking to my post! I can’t wait to check out all the other posts you’ve mentioned! 😊


  3. I tried Orphan Black once but never made it through the first episode (but that was a few years ago)… I’ve always meant to try it again. It sounds really cool! Also thanks so much for including me in your post (twice!!)!! And emotionally draining weeks are the worst. When I have one I usually spend a night taking a long hot bath and eating wayyy too much ice cream. But it makes me feel better!!


    1. You should definitely try again. I had an old cable ready tv five years ago that didn’t get BBC America so I couldn’t watch it live but it’s a binge-worthy show!

      I am hoping this emotionally draining week just subsides. I need to take some deep breaths! I would eat a whole pint of ice cream but my dad has been batching ice cream at a creamery this summer so I eat it so often that if I binge I am going to have to buy a new wardrobe.

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  4. Thanks so much for featuring my post in your weekly recap Lauren, I’m really glad you enjoyed it enough to feature it. 🙂 I’ll be sure to check out some of the other posts you featured as well. I’ve seen the bisexual protagonists featured on another bloggers’ recap so I guess that goes to show how much I need to check it out, the universe is trying to tell me something. 😀
    Also I’m sorry to hear this week’s been a draining on for you, I’ve had weeks like that so I hope you feel better soon. Sounds like you’ve got some great shows to watch to help cheer you up a little.
    Great post, and again thanks! 😀 ❤


    1. Hi, Beth! Thanks so much for commenting. I really did enjoy your post! 🙂

      It’s been a rough week. I am trying to figure out how to get out of my house for a little bit before going back to work. I am so broken up by the series finale of Orphan Black that it’s kind of sad, but I still have two seasons of Peaky Blinders and a fourth season coming in the fall! 🙂

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      1. That’s all right! 🙂
        Oh well I hope you work something out in that case. I haven’t actually seen Orphan Black, but I know plenty of people who have loved it so you’re probably not the only one broken up by the ending. 🙂


  5. I hope this week is better for you. I am looking forward to your thoughts on The Goddesses. We are behind on OB, but getting there. THanks for sharing all of the posts. I am off to check some out.


  6. I’m a new follower and just gotta’ say how much I like your blog name + story! (I have a love/hate relationship with commas but am a fanatic for semicolons <3) ANYWAYS – Hope you have a great, much less draining week ahead of you. Peaky Blinders has been on my to-be-watched list on Netflix forever; thanks for reminding me to check it out!


    1. You’re welcome! I really liked your post! And yes, do check out Peaky Blinders. It’s such a fun series. Mostly because they have such a strong sense of time and I think they really created the 1920s well. (Not that I’m an expert!)

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