Hey guys, it’s time for another The Sunday Post edition. TSP is a weekly meme created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The Sunday Post is for sharing your past and upcoming week blog wise as well as anything else book related. Or unrelated. 🙂 You can find full details here.
I can happily say that I read not one but TWO books this week. I read Looking For Alaska by John Green late Sunday to Tuesday. Then I read If I Stay by Gayle Forman on Saturday. Yes, I finished If I Stay in five hours and immediately started Where She Went. In the morning I might add. I read it from 4ish to 9ish. I’m only maybe 15 pages into it though. I’ve been trying to finish Lola and The Boy Next Door and I only have 33 pages left. I’ll probably finish it when I’m done posting here.
I created a couple new features this week too. I believe I am addicted, but I think that’s okay as long as I can keep up with them. The first one is Amber’s Rambles, yes, that is a slant rhyme. Amber’s Rambles is a weekly feature, it is my take on discussion posts. The name popped in my head before I even started my blog last month. I’ve been waiting to put it into action and here it is. 🙂 Depending on how often I come up with discussions, I may do Amber’s Rambles twice a week. The discussions will all be related to books, reading or book blogging somehow. There may be the occasional non-book related post though.
Let me also add that a couple times when writing out this post, I said “Ambles Rambles”. Haha. Yeah…
Okay, the second feature I created this week is Featured Fairytale Friday. This feature will share and discuss a “featured” fairytale of the week and list any book adaptions. Featured Fairytale Friday came to me sometime early last week. I thought it would be nice to kind of share and discuss fairytales since I really do love them.
With Musical Monday and Featured Fairytale Fridays, you can kind of tell my book blog is more than just books. I think both features are close enough though to reading related to pass.
Now on to what I actually posted last week and what’s coming up.
Last Week on YA Indulgences:
This Week on YA Indulgences:
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Feature: Musical Monday – Musical (#2)
Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet
Review: Anna and The French Kiss
Review: If I Stay
Waiting On Wednesday
Feature: Wondrous Wednesday Covers (#3)
Review: Lola and The Boy Next Door by Gayle Forman
Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Feature: Amber’s Rambles (#2)
Feature: Featured Fairy Tale Friday (#2)
The Sunday Post
I wanted to share this post about Suicide and Mental Illness Awareness Theme Read hosted at Resistance Is Futile by Rachel. This theme read is to help raise your own and other’s awareness about suicide and mental illness through book or movie reviews. This all takes place from September to October, but you can join in anytime.
I will be participating by posting either a book or movie review every weekend in September and October. I will create a page later to link all my reviews at.
You can find out more information and informally sign up at the link above. 🙂
Before I go, here are my weekly quotes and weekly poem. I hope everyone has a great week.
I apologize in advance for the lack of page numbers on almost all of these.
“Sometimes I don’t get you,’ I said.
She didn’t even glance at me. She just smiled toward the television and said, ‘You never get me. That’s the whole point.” (Looking For Alaska)
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“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use your future to escape the present. (p. 54, Looking For Alaska)
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“Sleep would be so welcome. A warm blanket of black to erase everything else. Sleep without dreams. I’ve heard people talk about the sleep of the dead. Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that’s what it’s like, I wouldn’t mind. If that’s what dying is like, I wouldn’t mind that at all.” (If I Stay by Gayle Forman)
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“I don’t really care. I shouldn’t have to care. I shouldn’t have to work this hard. I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” (If I Stay by Gayle Forman)
Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death—
He kindly stopped for me—
The Carriage held but just Ourselves—
We slowly drove—He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility—
We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess—in the Ring—
We passed the fields of Gazing Grain—
We passed the Setting Sun—
Or rather—He passed Us—
The Dews drew quivering and chill—
For only Gossamer, my Gown—
My Tippet—only Tulle—
We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground—
The Roof was scarcely visible—
The Cornice—in the Ground—
Since then—’tis Centuries—and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity—