Sunday Post #188 (10/9/16) – Random Title

Posted October 8, 2016 | 38 Comments

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The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I can’t believe there’s only a couple months left in 2016. Crazy how fast the year has gone. I have a love-hate relationship with October. It’s my birthday month (last week), Halloween & all things spooky, and everything pumpkin. Buuut, the weather is cooler and it’s darker earlier. Blah. This is when I start the countdown to summer.

Reading has been a little bit of a struggle lately. I want to read, but I keep setting books aside after a few pages because I’m just not feeling them. I’ve had luck with a couple author’s who I can count on, though.

On the Blog

Books Read

  • Firewalk by Chris Roberson
  • Four Letter Word by J. Daniels
  • Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson
  • Hollie Porter Builds a Raft by Eliza Gordon

Books Acquired

For Review:

Included in the bunch is Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, but there isn’t a cover yet.




The new season of Drunk History started! This is the only show that makes me full-on laugh out loud. I can’t wait to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s episode!


Have a great week!


38 responses to “Sunday Post #188 (10/9/16) – Random Title

  1. I’m not crazy about it getting darker earlier, that’s my thing. I don’t mind the cooling off and the spookier stuff, but I like the long days. 🙂 Yeah is it summer yet?

    Hunted looks good, and Last Day on Mars? that one’s new to me, better check it out.

    Happy birthday by the way!!

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  2. Happy birthday! It is crazy that there’s only a few months left in 2016 though. I’m already planning my end of the year posts lol. And I feel you about the reading struggle, I’ve been kinda in the same situation. The other night I started like 4 books before finally finding one that kept my interest.

    Your review books look awesome! Except wait, we’re not allowed to call them that anymore 😉 Have a great week!

    Kristen recently posted: The Weekly Update: 10/9/16
  3. A busy month for you then Christy? I love winter (well, our Australian winters) so love it when it’s dark early etc… better for reading, but I can understand it wouldn’t be so nice if you’re not fond of winters or they’re harsh!

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  4. I am having a problem with wanting to read to many books at once and so I can’t seem to choose what to read. I have like four or so books going. 🙁 I have a love/hate relationship with October too as I hate being cold and I don’t like it getting dark earlier either but I love Halloween and all things spooky too! 🙂

    Have a great week!

  5. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great week 😀 I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump too. I just can’t seem to find a book that grabs my attention…so I’ve resorted to rereading a favorite series. Now that I’m devouring 😉 Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new reads! Can’t wait to read Etched in Bone 😀

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  6. Happy Birthday – I hope you had a good one. I love the beauty of the autumn colours, but hate the onset of the cooler weather and shorter, darker days. So far this autumn has been amazing, but I’ve a nasty feeling that winter will suddenly snap into being – and I LOATHE being cold. Hope you find something to inspire you to start reading again – it happens sometimes, doesn’t it? I’ll be interested to see how you get on with Iluminae. Have a good week:)

  7. I tend to go through that kind of reading restless at the beginning of summer and it drives me crazy! Right now I’m struggling but it’s just because I’m tired. I’m hoping I’ll be back in a reading mood next week. Happy belated birthday! Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - October 9
  8. Happy Birthday for last week!
    I love autumn, it’s my favourite time of year because jumpers and sweaters are my best friends. Also from Scotland, so it’s always cold, but it’s allowed to wear big pullovers now 😉
    Ugh, can relate. Was having a bit of that myself recently, tried a completely different genre to what I normally reach for and suddenly found a whole new love – definitely recommend this method to get over the book mehness

  9. The year is going by entirely too fast!! It is my birthday month too – Happy Birthday!!. I love this time of year but hate that it gets so dark so early. Hope you find books that you love soon. I am so excited for a new Kasie West. Have a great week!!

    Grace recently posted: Weekly Rewind ~ 10.9.16
  10. Has Drunk History scheduled Miranda’s episode yet?!?!?! I must see that one!!!

    I love your post title. Very, uh, direct and to the point. I might have to steal it in the future (no credit will be given, though) And I’ve been doing the same thing as you with reading, starting and stopping a ton of them. I JUST this weekend got back into the swing of things and read two entire books. They were cheesy YA romances but still….

    Have a good week! pssst. your blog looks good, girl!

  11. I know what you mean… I’ve pushed through a couple of books lately… But I’ve found some that I’ve enjoyed too!
    I’d love to know what you think about Four Letter Word by J. Daniels… It sounded like fun!
    You’ve picked up some awesome reads! Enjoy them all!

    P.S. Sorry I’ve been MIA… I’m back!

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  12. I am the same way about October…I love the holiday and the awesome emphasis on scary stuff, not to mention awesome movies…but the weather is not welcome at all. So far summer is attempting to hold on a bit by giving us a few warm days, but anything lower than 75 and I’m in sweaters and blankets.
    I love Drunk History! I need to watch the episodes I’ve missed, I bet Lin-Manual’s episode is going to be great.

  13. I’ll be stopping back around to read your Bright Smoke, Cold Fire review. Last Day On Mars looks interesting. I love fall, and like about he first month of winter, then I am over it. Ha ha. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

  14. I’ve been like that with so many books lately too Christy. There seems to be an abundance of new releases during October, but very few have me excited. It’s been a bit of a year of over hyped, disappointing books for me sadly. The Last Day On Mars has caught my eye. I love survival type science fiction and interesting to see that it’s actually middle grade. I tried his other series about the lost city of Atlantis and unfortunately, it wasn’t all that great. really looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

  15. Yeah, I am starting the countdown to summer as well. I can’t stand these dark mornings and evening and this past weekend was terrible, the rain and the fog it looked like Winter. I have struggled to with reading. I am reading Cecy Robson right now and it is getting me out of my funk. You got the new Anne Bishop. Lucky!

  16. Happy belated birthday!

    This is my favorite time of year. The bugs aren’t out in force. I can have my door and windows open all night and not be hot. I can go outside without sunglasses because it’s usually overcast, cool and rainy. I love this time of year. lol

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  17. aww I love fall heh and everything about it. Plus it also means I get to see my husband more. I’m sorry you are ina rot. i know the feeling. I started reading backlist titles and I am okay with that I get to pick up books I always wanted to read and that really helped my rot

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  18. I hate the time change that comes with this time of year, but I do like just about everything else about it. I hope you had a nice birthday! I hope you are able to find more books that interest you. I go through phases like that now and then where hardly anything catches my interest. Returning to a favorite series or author sometimes helps, as you mentioned.

    I hope you are enjoying your week!

  19. Happy Birthday. I love October. I love Halloween and fall. I love the cooler weather. Summer is my least favorite (I’m not a fan of heat). I will say that I’m not a fan of the earlier evenings.

    Sorry I haven’t been around much. I was on vacation and then just crazy busy. I hope that I’m back to normal now. 🙂 Have a great week.

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