Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Summer Update

Hey everybody!

I’ve been vacationing with my fam. We went to the beach, and shopping in the city, and- wait for it- zip lining. Yes, I did that. It’s both terrifying and exhilarating. I felt a bit like Katniss Everdeen. I’m not sure I’d do it again, but I can cross that off my bucket list.

I haven’t forgotten about books though. I read Landline by Rainbow Rowell over the last week. Very good book. I recommend it.

BEACH READS

I picked up a few new books when shopping too.

NEW BOOKS

  • The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
  • The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (I read it already but this edition is gorgeous.)
  • The Last Policeman by Ben Winters

These will be on my list for the RIP Challenge in the fall.

In other news, did you see the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover? Yikes! Creeptastic. Not sure I agree with that National Post article about it being sexualizing but it sure is weird.

River City Reading has a great post (Why I’m Not Reviewing Self-Published Books) in response to an article titled Why Review Blogs Are Doing It Wrong. One thing, in a list of many things, I disagree with in the original article is the idea that book blogs are businesses. I may monetize this blog but it’s a hobby not a business. Authors, book bloggers are not your marketing department. I’m not interested in finding the next big book (what would I get out of that anyway?) I just want to read for my own pleasure. Write a book I’d want to read! That’s how to get a review from me. I don’t have a boss, and I don’t get paid. I have the right to run my blog anyway I like.

Lesley Crewe’s Relative Happiness is a moooooooooooovie! YAY! I can’t remember anything about the book anymore though. I think I’ll have to reread it before it comes out.

That’s it for me today. Do anything, or read anything, fun lately?

17 comments:

  1. Oo, that IS a creepy cover. And not, I think, very related to the contents of the book itself. It doesn't come close to the tone of the book (in my opinion). I don't know about sexualizing, but it's certainly a creepy and not a relevant cover.

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    1. Yeah, what are they trying to say with that cover?

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  2. I am so impressed that you went zip-lining!! I don't know if I would do it or not!!

    That Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover is so weird. Where did it even come from and how in the world is it even connected to the story?!?

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    1. I surprised myself! No sure if I could do it again. It was scary.

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  3. You're braver than I am - I don't think I could zipline.

    I agree with Tif - what does that cover have to do with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?

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    1. It seems as if they wanted the cover to be controversial. It's so strange!

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  4. I thought I remembered A Relative Happiness but that trailer doesn't ring any bells at all. Re-read, here I come!

    P.S. Congratulations on the zip-lining!!

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    1. I'm having a hard time remembering the details.

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  5. The cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a bit.. well odd. Though I always thought the movie was odd and scary. I have never read the book. I can't wait for Landline to come into the library for me!!

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    1. I never read it either but the movie was so weird.

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  6. I am not terribly adventurous but I'd try zip-lining. It looks like a lot of fun!

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  7. The Little Stranger is one of those books I'd happily collect multiple editions of.

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    1. I love this one! The page edges are red.

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  8. I'm so disappointed. From the picture I thought that book was called The MOUSE on the Borderland. House makes more sense but is FAR less fun.

    That cover of Charlie and the CF will never be on my shelves because UGH STEPFORD DOLLIES GET THEM AWAAAAAY. I just bought a new copy with the fun Quentin Blake cover and that's fine by me, (technically) grown up or not. Ick, noooope.

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  9. I'm glad you're enjoying your summer - and I think you're nuts for the ziplining!

    The new Dahl cover is very weird.

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  10. I have never heard of this Relative Happiness business, but it looks SO CUTE and I am going out to find the book right now.

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