The Sunday post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a bit of a recap post of the week where you can link to the posts you made this week, share news, and even what you have been reading. Some categories might change per Sunday.
I have a bit of a schedule for the posts that I blog that I plan ahead of time. But lately I have been wondering if will be able to keep that up and if maybe I should slow down my frequency a bit. I have things planned out (but not all written yet) until the end of October. Where I tend to have top ten tuesday, two other posts (topic/discussion/wrapup/bookhaul/sundayposts) and two reviews. I wonder if I shouldn’t move the frequency down ahead of time to just make things easier on myself when it comes to blogging ahead. And secretly I fear not having enough ideas for topics if I keep this up. How do you deal with your posting schedule and these fears? For now I’ve kept things the same.I might put the frequency down at the November schedule.
You know the negative about blogging in English as a non-native speaker? That I catch English words when I type in Dutch. Especially if they are similar like title and titel or the and de.
These last two weeks weren’t that eventful on my side. Last weekend I went out to dinner with my mother in law and sister in law which was really nice. We hadn’t really done a female outing like that before.
This last week it was super warm here as well. Over 30C which I know isn’t that warm for some of you, but we’re totally not used to it. And with the pregnancy I have a harder time with it even. So those weren’t fun days for me and I was mighty cranky. But at least the baby has lowered its head first into my pelvis so I don’t have to worry about his/her position anymore during giving birth. I now have weekly midwife appointments as well.
★ Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – On Hold
★ The Way of Shadows (Night Angel 1) by Brent Weeks – Reread
★ The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle 1) by Maggie Stiefvater – Main Read
Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up
The read-a-thon went okay. I finished Illuminae and The Winner’s Kiss in three days but after that I felt less great and had a harder time with reading. Vicious didn’t appeal to me all that much so I left that to the side and picked up Steelheart which I did finish, but didn’t enjoy as much as the other two books I read.
What I Watched
★ The 5th Wave – I finally got this one on dvd and we watched it last weekend. Even though I knew that the reviews weren’t great I still had hope it wasn’t going to be too bad. But it wasn’t great. Everything just seemed to obvious, there were plot holes, and there wasn’t enough deepening of the characters. Zombie’s team got zero introduction. They followed the book rather well from my memory but they still messed it up.
★ How to Train Your Dragon 2 – After years (lol 2) we finally got around to watching this movie. We really loved the first movie so I was hesitant about a sequel. I liked it. I like that Hicup is older and they don’t keep him so young in all movies. He grows up. The plot was just okay in my opinion. The dragons, however, were brilliant as always. Stars of the movie honestly.
Best liked on my Bookstagram these last two weeks. Find me there! My username is signourney, as it is almost everywhere.
★ Aimal from Bookshelves and Paperbacks (if you aren’t following her yet, please do so, I love her discussion posts as they make me think) talks about negative reviews and why you shouldn’t apologize for them. She also made lovely wallpapers of The Raven Cycle
★ Shannon from It Starts at Midnight turns blogging lemons into lemonade
★ Deborah from Hills of Books talked about why some series are left unfinished
★ Cait from Paper Fury shares how to fabulously get started on bookstagram
★ Naz from Read Diverse Books shares a masterpost of the diverse book tag so we can all find more diverse books to read