The Sunday Post // August 27, 2017

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Bloody hell! Where are the weeks going! It’s already Sunday again and that means it’s time for an all new Sunday Post!

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 the Blog

The Sunday Post // August 20, 2017
Audiobook Review: South on Highland by Liana Maeby
How I Choose My Books Tag
Book Style // Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Jill)
WWW Wednesday // August 23, 2017
Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book That’s Worth the Hype
Book Style // Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Jack)
Friday 56 // The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry
Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Reading Updates

Book Cover - See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

It’s almost the end of ARC August and I am trying to squeeze in at least one more ARC before the month is through. So I’ve chosen to read See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt, which is a retelling of the Lizzie Borden story. Which is going to be interesting because the poem/song I don’t know all that much about the Lizzie Borden.

What Else Have I Been Up To

Thanks to watching The Great British Baking Show, I’ve been wanting to bake. Not like slice and bake either, like full-on make the bread from scratch beak! I blame the fact that all of those desserts end up looking delicious.


I keep meaning to make some macarons, but I keep procrastinating when it comes to ordering the chocolate I need for the ganache. I have everything else that I need so this is really just procrastination. (Or maybe it’s fear of the shipping cost. I do not know!)

Or maybe it’s because it’s a pastry that requires three different preparations just for the cookies, plus time to rest before they go in the over. Seriously, the number of things that could go wrong have going: if I plan to make these for anything important I need practice.


It’s probably more accurate to say, I put everything in the cart, wander off, do something else, and then come back to find the cart has timed out. Then I just get too lazy and don’t put them back together.

So right now I am looking at other recipes that aren’t macarons, and hoping the weather holds out and isn’t humid today so that I can actually make cookies.

Around the Blogosphere

Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books her latest discussion post details five ways to have bookish insomnia. I am the first one, all of the time. Although recently I’ve been five too!

Trang @ Bookidote published a post about her reading habits! The post includes where she reads, what she listens to, and the condition of her books!

Laura @ Reading Sanctuary talked about how to defeat a reading slump. No matter how many posts I read on this subject I don’t get tired of them because we’re all in danger of falling into a reading slump.

Poulami @ Daydreaming Books shared a great discussion about what makes her hit the unsubscribe button.

Analee @ Book Snacks posted a hilarious and very true list about unrealistic expectations in young adult fiction. All I can say is…I AGREE! And at the time, I was reading a young adult book so, yes I was very happy to see someone else share my frustration.

Lauren @ My Paper Infinity talked about the secrets of a good book! Since a lot of what makes a book good is subjective I liked seeing her thoughts laid out clearly, and I agree with her points. (Of course, each point is really a matter of opinion, but…just read the post.)

Breeny @ Breeny’s Books asked what do you want to see more of in young adult literature.

Lois @ My Midnight Musings posted some reasons on why she should read more science fiction! I love science fiction so this post was right up my alley.

That’s it for this week’s edition of The Sunday Post! What are you reading this Sunday? Have you seen any discussion posts that I’ve missed? 


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.

15 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // August 27, 2017

  1. Thank you so much for linking to my post!
    PS: I love The Great British Bake Off. It’s one of my favourite cooking shows. It’s a real shame it’s not the same anymore.


    1. I took a class so I have some pretty good instructions the thing is that…different ovens cook at different speeds and temperatures, so I am nervous about trying them at home! I need to order the chocolate though and I found a recipe that calls for freeze-dried raspberries that I need to grab from Trader Joe’s!


  2. Thank you so much for sharing mine! You share a lot of good ones too, I now have like 4 tabs open 😀 baking… is a challenge that I leave to my boyfriend 😀 I can do a brownie..? Haha. Last time I did, I FORGOT THE EGGS THOUGH. So that’s how it is 😀 😀 hilarious (and a little embarrassing :D)
    Have a great reading week!


    1. Thank you for stopping by Evelina! I hope you enjoy the posts! Baking is a challenge, even for experienced bakers! When I was in middle school my mom was making a cake for boss’s day and realized the next day she forgot to put carrots in the cake. She blamed me because we were talking! Ugh!


  3. I always feel like I’ve gained a pound after watching the bake-off. It doesn’t help that I have treats to watch it with haha. I LOVE the show. It’s the one show that my entire family will watch together cause it’s so entertaining and definitely unleashes the baker within me. Thank you for sharing my post. 😀


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