Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Post #39/Sunday Salon #12

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz is expanding Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.

I've not been a very diligent blogger this summer, because I've been keeping busy, and when I'm not busy I've chosen reading over blogging. I didn't even do a July wrap-up post, which I think is a first! So I'm trying to keep up with these weekly posts just to keep the blog alive.

What I Read
I have gotten way behind on my "Book a Day" summer challenge, so I got a bunch of picture books, novels in verse, and graphic novels at the library to start getting caught up with.

My Papi has a Motorcycle--absolutely charming
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy--like the range of illustrations for these poems
Small Things--very cook art and concept, but I struggle with, "and then he talked to someone about his anxiety and found out they were anxious too, so now he's fine."
Jack (Not Jackie)--yes, but for a book that promotes understanding of transgender people, it really relies on gender stereotypes

Girl Town--weird in a good way, but I want to know more about each story
Space Boy vol. 1--which so far is about a girl and involves a kind of cool twist on time travel)
Laura Jean Keeps Breaking up with Me--I liked the art more than the story)
Zenobia--*SOB* It's beautiful, but the little refugee girl DIES

What I'm Reading/What's Next
I'm reading The Naturals, a YA thriller I picked up for my daughter. She is deep into the audiobooks of the Hunger Games series, so she authorized me to read it first. I've realized I'm probably not going to read any more of The Paris Wife, but still have hopes of returning to and finishing the OTHER YA thriller series my daughter and I started together.

Three Things
Little Crater Lake. The picture does not do justice to the deep teal of the water.

Timothy Lake with a sneak peak of Mt. Hood through the clouds.

Marshmallows over the campfire. (And a potato.)

We went camping. It was great, but now I'm exhausted. We got a lot more exercise and a lot less sleep than I'm used to! 


  1. I'm glad you had a nice time camping! I'm not a camping kind of girl but I kinda wish I was.
    Summers tend to be quieter on most blogs. I've seen a lot of people mention taking things slow and spending their time doing other stuff and just reading so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Everyone will still be around when you get back to a 'normal' schedule. :)

  2. We've gone camping a few times and always enjoy it but there is no exhaustion quite like post-camping exhaustion! I've struggled to be consistent with just about everything this summer so you're definitely not alone and the picture books look like a nice way to catch up. Have a great week!

  3. I love campfires when camping- one of my favorite parts. :) Food cooked over the fire is the best. And that lake looks lovely- you can really tell the colo must be amazing.

  4. Maybe it's not a good picture (so you say), but Crater Lake looks beautiful. Glad to see your survived camping. I really admire your outdoorsy-ness.

  5. It sounds like you have had a wonderful summer, though you feel your blog has suffered. I think that's okay. Real life should always have presedence over the virtual world. I'm glad you've been able to catch up on your book a day challenge. I've been especially interested in My Papi; I just put in a request for it at the library so I should be able to read that one soon.

    Camping is one of my favorite things to do. We've talked about getting a tent or a small popup now that we are retired. I hope we can camp this fall and next spring.

    Have a great week!

  6. I hope your camping trip was fun, even if it was exhausting. I love s’mores and need to make one sometime this summer.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  7. Yum, nothing like marshmallows toasted over a campfire

    Have a great reading week

  8. We love camping! I hate DNFing a book but I also hate wasting my reading time when I'm not into a book! I hope you can stop by:


  9. I used to camp a lot. That area around Crater Lake and much of Oregon is so beautiful. I think now I can be out all day and not camp, maybe even cook out dinner but then sleep at home or in a hotel. LOL.

    I hope you get some time to read and relax this week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  10. all the picture are amazing.I hope your camping trip was fun.


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