Sunday Post–September 22

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look at my last week and forward to the next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it!

Last Weekapple_picking_IA

Around the House

I was in Iowa this week with my daughter Karen. I’ve had a great time in Des Moines. Karen moved to Des Moines in June for a new job which she loves. My older daughter arrived Friday night for the weekend. We went apple picking on Saturday. It was a beautiful day…lots of fun.

Blog…Lots of posts this week! My daughter contributed a post which I appreciate. I hope she will write a few more now and then!

Sunday Post–September 15

Top Ten Tuesday–My Fall 2013 TBR List

Banned Books Challenge

New blog contributor

Banned books for what reason?

Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

What I’m reading

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (audio book)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

What I read this week

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

E-books bought

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

February Thaw by Tanya Huff

The Lies of Locke Larmora by Scott Lynch

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Deliah’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer (from Kobo)

Around the web

  • This week in my WordPress class we worked on monetizing our practice website–using affiliates, ads or selling products. We also did more work on the site and learned about social networking and how that can help a website or blog. Many people taking this class are building a small business blog or website. Only more week in the class. Next week we learn about WordPress SEO and how to use statistics and analysis as well as other WP tips.
  • Next week is Banned Book Week sponsored by the American Library Association. My daughter and I added a couple of posts this week about banned books. I don’t think books should be banned, but I do think parents should know what their children read though I confess I didn’t always know the books they read.
    • Even though my daughter comes out strongly against banning books she told me about reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker in high school. She wishes she hadn’t read it then. (It contains rape scenes and abuse by her father and husband.) She feels she could have read it later in life, but as a high schooler she was very disturbed by it.
    • Rita_h from My Home of Books is offering an Amazon gift card to someone who joins her challenge to read at least one banned/challenged book from the list at her site and review it during September.

Next Week

Around the house

I’m driving back to Chicago with my older daughter on Sunday and fly home on Monday. I imagine next week I stay busy catching up!

Posts on the blog

  • Review: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Sunday Post

What was your week like? Are you enjoying fall? Did you read (or find) some great books this week? What do you think about banned books?