The Sunday Post #14

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer in which book bloggers recap their week and look at what’s to come.

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I read two books this week, one bad, one good. In fact, I gave my first 2 star review on this blog. I’ve been pretty lucky managing to read books no lower than a 3 star since I started blogging in March. However, that lucky streak had to end sometime.

In terms of my life, the only notable thing really is that I finished Stranger Things and I desperately need series 2. I think my parents are struggling with the wait even more than me!

The posts this week:

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I’m currently reading the final book in Justin Cronin’s The Passage trilogy, The City of Mirrors. I’m really enjoying it so far; I just love Cronin’s writing style and world-building. If you haven’t read this series yet, get on it now! It’s amazing and being made into films by Ridley Scott. This is probably one of the few times I’m not worried about a book-to-screen adaptation because, well, it’s Ridley Scott, the man can do no wrong when it comes to horror sci-fi.

I have a couple of other posts planned so look out for those, most notably one on why I think diversity is needed in books. I’ve seen arguments about it on Twitter, some good and some bad, and there was a lot of nasty fallout from that video. So, I’m going to try and give a convincing argument around why diversity is a good thing.

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This week I pre-ordered Kings of Leon’s new album which I am sooooo excited for. I’ve been a big fan of KoL for years and seen them live a couple of times. My favourite album is Because of the Times. So, here’s their new song they released recently:

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9 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #14

  1. Seems like it was a pretty decent week for you!
    I personally think we need that experience of reading bad books from time to time as it serves as a refreshener. Sort of like having to smell coffee when trying out different perfumes.

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  2. Those Passage covers are a little on the spooky side! I’m not familiar with them (other than seeing them around on a few blogs), I’ll have to check em out. And Stranger things was awesome wasn’t it? That ending… yikes! Waiting for S2 big time now!

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  3. Sorry about the 2 star book :-/ I started having to give my first negative reviews this year too since I started taking review copies, and yeah, it’s bound to happen sometimes when you take review copies. Can’t love every book! But I still don’t *enjoy* giving negative reviews.

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    • Yeah I can imagine you’re more likely to stumble across books you don’t like when accepting review copies because you can’t really pick and choose, or always check Goodreads to see what everyone else thinks before you get it! I don’t enjoy it either, but I do find I have more to say when there are things I didn’t enjoy haha! I find it difficult to write 5 star reviews actually because all I can say is “it was great! I loved it” haha.

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      • Oh, I usually have no shortage of things to say when I write 5 star reviews lol. Like, I’ll just gush about every single little thing I loved. But then every time I write a review, I’m all like, “My 5 star reviews are so long because I want to talk about everything I loved! No, my 3 star reviews are the longest because I want to point out all the positives and all the negatives! No, my lower rating reviews are the longest because I feel like I need to point out everything!” And really just all my reviews are long lol. Except on occasion when I come across those 3.5 or maybe 4 star books that I liked… and they were good… but there wasn’t really anything that stood out. THOSE are the hardest to write because I don’t even know what to say.

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      • Haha I don’t know why I struggle to write 5 star reviews, I think because I’m so swept up in enjoying it that it all becomes one big mush of enjoyment and I can’t remember what I specifically liked haha! I agree that 3 star reviews are pretty long because it’s a balance of the positive and the negative and I end up pointing out everything I liked and everything I didn’t. And that’s true about 4 star! They’re normally good books that didn’t quite wow you enough for 5 stars and sometimes you don’t know why that is. Writing reviews is hard haha!

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