May 04, 2014

The Sunday Post - Monthly Edition (#3)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer

It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week on our blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

See rules here.

Note: Since it's rare for me to post more than once a week, I opted for my own Monthly Edition of this meme. Be sure of stopping by every first Sunday of the month for my blog recap, blog teaser and bookish news. Thanks!

On the Blog

Apr. 11: LGBT+ Month Think-Piece: What Does the Genre Need?
What I would like to see more or less in the genre.
Written for the LGBT+ Month hosted by Cayce (Fighting Dreamer) and Laura (Laura Plus Books).
Apr. 14: It's THAT Time of the Year Again...Get Ready for Armchair BEA!
Not being able to attend the real thing for obvious reasons (I'm in Italy, after all), I've decided to participate in this virtual event. And I expect to have fun!
Apr. 26 (yes, I've been lazy LOL. Then again, I don't believe in daily or semi-daily schedules...): Book Review: "An Unstill Life" by Kate Larkindale
I received this one from the author for review purposes. Thanks Kate!
Written for the LGBT+ Month hosted by Cayce (Fighting Dreamer) and Laura (Laura Plus Books).
Apr. 29: Book Review: "Trying Hard to Hear You" by Sandra Scoppettone
My favourite book about sexual diversity. An oldie but goldie!
Written for the LGBT+ Month hosted by Cayce (Fighting Dreamer) and Laura (Laura Plus Books).

Around the Web

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Oops, I did it again. No, not the Britney Spears song. It's just that I didn't bookmark my articles. I've been bad at keeping tracks lately. Mainly, I've been involved in the LGBT+ Month (see above) - and reading its inspirational posts. I recommend you go on Cayce's or Laura's blog and scroll down the list!

Latest Additions to TBR List

"Lies We Tell Ourselves" by Robin Talley (out Sep. 30)

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever. Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily. Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate but equal." Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another. Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.

"Falling into Place" by Amy Zhang (out Sep. 9)

"On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road."
Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force - Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect?

What's Next...

Some stuff that I've planned...but more might come up.

Book Review: "Die Softly" by Christopher Pike
One of his '90s books.
Think-Piece: What Happened to Comment Love?
Is it just me (and the less renowned bloggers), or the comment-back unwritten rule doesn't apply anymore? and if so, why? Is the number of comments on your blog related to the quality of the content you provide, or to the amount of friends you have?
Armchair BEA topics:
   Monday, May 26: Introductions (& Literature?)
   Thursday, May 29: Beyond the Borders
   Friday, May 30: (Topic of Choice? &) Middle Grade/Young Adult
I will only participate in the ones above (those between brackets are the ones I'm still not sure about), but the brilliant people @ Armchair BEA have two topics per day from Mon. 26 to Fri. 30. See complete list of topics here.

OK, that was it...what have you been/are you up to instead?


  1. I do that all the time-read an interesting article and then forget to bookmark it, ugh!

    1. This Sunday Post will probably end up teaching us some discipline LOL.

  2. I hope you'll enjoy your new additions to TBR pile. Happy reading!

    1. They're only on my list for now - who knows when I'll be able to get through to them. But thanks!

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful month Robert, and participated in some great events. I am looking forward to your discussion post. Enjoy Armchair BEA.

  4. Roberta, it's so good to see you as part of The Sunday Post. I hope things are well with you.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

    1. Even when they're not...books and the internet help to cope!

  5. You had a good moth it looks like. I did Armchair BEA a few years ago and enjoyed it. I hope you have with it. :)

    1. I love meeting new bloggers (it was my main resolution this year, to reach out for fellow bloggers more), that's why I decided to join in. Thanks!

  6. Every year I contemplate joining Armchair BEA, but I never do. I get too lazy. lol. I'm still contemplating this years though, so we'll see how it goes.

    1. I hope we'll meet on there. After all, it's not an overwhelming event - only 5 days, and one can post as much or as little one wants :).

  7. Thanks for the LInk to Armchair BEA - will def join and look through it now to see how to participate. Great idea, I'm so jealous of those who can attend. Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

    1. I think it's a nice way to socialize with our fellow bloggers. Not that I really know what to expect, but I suppose it can be fun :).
      The real BEA would probably be too stressing for an old lady like me LOL.

  8. I've been seeing Falling into Place" by Amy Zhang around the blogosphere but I didn't' know what it was about. Sounds really good!

    Enjoy Armchair BEA! Although I'm going to the one in NYC, I always think you guys get a lot more from the armchair BEA. I'm always just running around like a lunatic and miss most of the panels and people I wanted to meet. lol

    1. From what I read, it takes a lot of organization to navigate through the real BEA...and some surviving skills as well ;D. I'm sure it pays off in the end though. Have fun!


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