Sunday Post 4/26

Posted April 26, 2015 by Elizabeth in Features/ 31 Comments

sunday postThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news with a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
Anyone can participate as long as you:

  • Enter your link on the post- Sundays beginning at 12:01 am CST (link will be open all week),
  • Link back to this post or this blog,
  • Visit others who have linked up.

I spent yesterday attempting to read as much as possible for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. I ended up sleeping for several hours, but did read a lot more than I ever would on a typical Saturday.  It was my first time participating and I really enjoyed the hourly challenges and seeing how others were organizing their reading for the day. You can read about my day if you like.

book title word cloud



  • Making Up Your Mind by Jill Mansell – Review and Giveaway coming soon!
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey
  • The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag





AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE – Some nifty posts I read this week.



The Rosary Girls by Richard Montanari (Byrnes & Balzano Police Mystery #1)

charlotte simmons


  • Mrs. Jeffries Servies at Six by Emily Brightwell – won from Bookin’ with Bingo
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
  • Happiness Key by Emilie Richards
  • I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe

31 responses to “Sunday Post 4/26

  1. I wish I had known about the read-a-thon earlier! I have wanted to try one for years but never had the opportunity. :/ Glad you got a lot of reading done, though! Good luck with the new books. This is also my first time dropping by your blog, but I love the title – it is so quirky, I love it! I am adding you to the blogs I follow 😀

  2. The read-a-thon sounded fun. I am participating in the Booking into Spring read-A-Thon which is really cool. It goes on all week. I just love challenges. Have a great week!

    • I couldn’t handle 2 week-long challenges back to back. Every time I participate in a new to me meme or event I realize how huge the book blogging community is. If this were real life I feel like I’d keep seeing the same people at all the different activities, but I never know more than about 1/4 of the people, so it’s a great way to meet folks.

  3. Glad you were able to participate in the RAT. I read early in the am, but then had to move on to other things. Love Jill Mansell’s books.

  4. I never seem to have time to participate in the Dewey readathon. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    I want to read The Dress Shop of Dreams. It looks good.

    Have a great week!

    • Definitely try the Read a Thon in October. Another fun event is Bloggiesta. I don’t know when the next one is, but it has it’s own blog so just visit to find out.

  5. Amy

    Hi Elizabeth 😀
    Great post, I really liked the bit about the Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon. I’ve never heard of it! Sounds good though, interesting. Thank you for popping by my blog 😀 take care.
    Amy x

  6. I have never done a readathon, which is weird, since I read all the time anyway…LOL. But I don’t like the idea of being “stuck” in my reading position all day! I like to mix things up…movies, TV shows, reading.

    Enjoy! I have The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, just waiting on Pippa, my Kindle.


  7. I thought about doing the readathon. Glad I didn’t as we had a storm blow through here that knocked out the power for hours. It was so strong I actually saw a couple of my pecan trees swaying from the ground up. So scared one would fall on the house.

    • It might have been scary to read during a storm, but with no electricity there’s not much else to do. We had no power for 3 days last year and I got so much reading done!

  8. Good going on the readathon! I can’t do those… I end up actually reading less because I want to see what everybody else is up to…
    You got some nice-looking books added to your shelves this week, and I hope you’ll enjoy them all.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, happy reading.

  9. Thanks for the links, especially the one on how author get paid 😉 It’s been a long time since I read a Tom Wolfe novel, but I still remember the last one ! Enjoy your new books and have a great week 😉

  10. I haven’t participated in the Dewey RaT before. I’d probably get half a book read. lol. Hope you enjoy your books and have a great week.

  11. Well done on the readathon. I didn’t participate but in retrospect it seems like the perfect way of spending more time than usual reading (and not doing other stuff) but having the perfect reason. “I cannot do housework cos I’m participating in a readathon!” Of course I live alone so I’m the only one disadvantaged by my lack of housework, but still….

  12. Ooh, I like your word cloud! The colors and fonts work really well together. Do you read a lot of series that are called “A ___ Novel,” because ‘Novel’ is HUGE up there! Is that a common trope of the mystery sub-genre? I’ll admit I don’t read many mysteries.

    Thanks for the link-back! 🙂

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