The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.
My son and I binge watched Stranger Things in preparation for the new season starting October 27th. We loved it! It is super creepy and I love the 80’s references. It is the perfect show to watch in preparation for Halloween and there are only 8 episodes so it doesn’t take too long to watch the whole series.
I haven’t signed up for any Halloween Reading Challenges but I have decided to try and read two or three books that have a Halloween/Spooky theme this month. Actually, they are books that I have been wanting to re-read for some time.
All three dogs were happy to have my son home for the weekend from college. Here is a pic of them and him watching Stranger Things.
Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.
I READ TWO BOOKS EXCELLENT BOOKS THIS WEEK.
I had heard a lot of buzz about this book so when I saw it on sale, I grabbed it! Even though it is a middle grade book, I found it very inspiring. The main character, Ada, was born with a club foot. Her mother won’t let her out of the apartment, hits her, and locks her in a cabinet under the sin when she is “naughty”. I found some of the abuse, both mental and physical, hard to read at times. The story takes place in London during WWII. Ada’s little brother, Jamie, is being sent to the country for protection. Ada is told by her mother that she can’t go because no one would want her. Ada sneaks out. Even though she can hardly walk, Ada sneaks on to the train with Jamie. They are taken in by Susan who has no experience with kids. This was a beautiful story of love, sacrifice, and forgiveness. Ada’s struggles with accepting love and help after so many years of abuse and neglect is both heart wrenching and inspirational.
I am a HUGE John Green fan so like most of his fans, I have been eagerly waiting for his latest book, Turtles All The Way Down. Of course there were high expectations but I had no doubt John Green would deliver. Truthfully, it took me awhile to get into this book, almost half way to be exact. I understand why Green wanted to write a book on mental illness, something which he has openly admitted to struggling with. I think it is important for teens and adults to be aware of the stigma and fears of having anxiety, depression, and other mental illness. Green’s main character, Aza, primarily struggles with having her thoughts on a loop. Like Green’s previous books, the writing is excellent and the character development fabulous. My favorite character was Aza’s best friend, Daisy. With all that said, I feel like Green was trying too hard to insert himself into the story as Aza. I would much rather read a separate autobiography about John Green and his struggles with mental illness and have Aza’s story be her own. With that said, I highly recommend Turtles All The Way Down. I think it will be a book that I will re-read and enjoy more the second time around.
Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.
I checked this out from my local library. This sounds like a nice creepy read.
On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister…
The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm
This weeks prompt is…
Who is your favorite horror/suspense author and why?
I love the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). They are very well written and I haven’t figured out the murderer yet in any of the books. The fourth book, Lethal White, comes out in 2018.