Sunday, June 25, 2017

Dear Sunday: Five Weeks?!

Dear Sunday is my weekly post participating in the Caffeinated Book Reviewer series. 

When I started a draft for this post, I figured that it had been probably one month since I started this book blog and that seemed like a good time to sit back and reflect.

 
I was surprised to see that I'm actually heading into my sixth week blogging! I have five weeks of blogging behind me-- I swear, this summer is flying by. Too soon the winds will change and these wonderful long days will shorten. I was asked recently where I planned on living once I get my degree and I gave my usual hodgepodge list: Montana, Canada, France, Arkansas, who knows. But if I do planned to be wooed by the soaring landscapes of Montana/Canada I need to work on my winter attitude. I love snow and winter weather-- if and only if there is zero chance I'll be asked to drive in it. If all I have to do is sit and admire a winter landscape we're good. Any more and we have issues.

This week's photo: we have a new crock-pot recipe that was delicious, even if it made enough for an entire army annd three books I read this past week!

But back to the books!

Five weeks! Okay, so what exactly have I done in those five weeks?

Memes Participated in: Sunday Post, Top Ten Tuesday, Stacking the Shelves

Tags: Seven Deadly Sins (self-tagged), Mid-Year Freak-out (tagged by Inspiration Pie)

Reviews: Talking As Fast as I can, The Lost Girls, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, Best of All Possible Worlds, First Grave on the Right

The biggest surprise with this blog is two-fold: one) the community. I know, how sappy, but I was so pleasantly surprised by the response of the book blogger community to my little ol' blog (I love every view and comment!). Also, I love finding new favorite blogs to follow-- my to-read list has really exploded since starting this blog! The second thing that really surprised me was how much I love Bloglovin' as a way to keep track of all the blogs I want to follow. I've tried using Bloglovin' before but never really found it too useful-- until now.
[[let's be honest, the main purpose of this list is to look fondly back on what turned out to be a surprisingly productive week here!]]
Whew! I'm proud of that list. Five posts in seven days-- who knows if this is a number I'll keep up with. No promises. This upcoming week is the week before my move and there are a ton of adult of stuff (renter's insurance, internet set up, etc) that I still have to do but I'm super excited about my new apartment! 

[[maybe. stay tuned]]
  • TTT: Best Books in 2017 ((how am I ever going to write this one??))
  • Review: I'll Eat when I'm Dead ((I have all the opinions on this one))
  • Maybe a stacking the shelves? I should probably wait to stack my shelves until my shelves have been moved into my new place...we'll see! 


     

18 comments:

  1. I love the book community, filled with amazing people :) Happy reading!

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  2. I love the blogging community too and found some fun blogs and amazing people. It's been 5 years since I started and I can't imagine not being here. Welcome to the herd!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Five years?? That's such a long time! I have a personal blog that I've had for six years now but I can't imagine writing a structured, scheduled blog that focuses on one subject for that long.
      Thanks :)

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  3. Congratulations on making it to the month mark on your blog!! I remember years ago when I first started my blog I was surprised I lasted that long. Here I am now coming back from a 2+ year hiatus and I'm all excited about it again. The book community is awesome and I'm so glad to hear you're loving it! I've lost track of half the blogs I used to follow heavily so I'm starting my list basically over from scratch so I'll be adding yours to it :) In order to keep the love of the blog going I'll say something I wish I had known the first time around, don't stress out about it. You're off to a fantastic start but if you find some weeks you just can't blog multiple times that week, it's perfectly okay. Your followers will still be here when you come back the next week! It's all about quality I think. Anyway, welcome to club! :D

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    1. Aw thanks! And thanks for the advice-- that's a good point. I knew when fall comes I'll have two jobs + a class + teaching + researching, the blog posts may not be as frequent.

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  4. Congrats with 5 weeks!! And yes, the community is just so awesome :) I love it!

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  5. Happy 5 weeks! Awesome. I definitely know what you mean about the community, and oh my gosh has my reading taste changed since I started! Books I never would have read, or even heard of- that's one of my favorite things too. :)

    Have a great week and good luck with your move!

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    1. Yeah it's so cool to be introduced to books that I would have never heard of!

      Thanks!:)

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  6. Congrats on your blog progress. The community was a big surprise for me too when I first started. Keep up the great work! New follower via BL!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  7. Happy 5 weeks! The community is really the best thing. It's so nice to talk to other readers and for the most part everyone is super nice and helpful. But it's awful for your TBR. If I add no new books to my TBR it will take me about 35 years to read everything that I currently want to read. Have a great week!

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    1. Haha I know, me too! My TBR list is in no way reasonable right now

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  8. Glad you first few weeks were memorable and agree this community is awesome!

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  9. Yay! 5 weeks! I think I've been blogging 7 weeks, not much longer than you. Glad you are enjoying it :) Good job getting so many posts out last week. I agree its a great community. Have a great week :)
    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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