Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Post 003 | A Weekly Recap!

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

The Sunday Post is a weekly chance for me to recap on what's been happening on my blog, in my reading, and my personal life, plus what posts you can expect from me in the coming week.

 Last Week on the Blog 

 This Week on the Blog 

 What I'm Reading 

Beauty by Robin McKinley
I've tried reading this book twice before, but could never get past the first three pages. Not a great hook. It's a really slow beginning but two friends have recommended this, so I'm going to push through.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (audiobook)
The Queen of Hearts and I have some bad history. She threatened to chop off my head and I had nightmares. But I admit, this 'origin' story by the Lunar Chronicles author is very interesting, mostly because our future hothead is such a sweet, mellow girl. Every once in a while, though, she loses her cool and I start to see that terrifying woman.

In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett
I used to think I didn't like nonfiction but lately I've come to realize that I don't like dry nonfiction. Just like with fiction, I prefer my nonfiction books to have palatable personality, so I'm moving into memoirs.

 In Real Life 

I spent four dollars in the 'Retrocade' section of a local arcade. We're talking Asteroids, Centipede, Galaga, Q*bert, Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Dig Dug. The whole time I felt like I was living in Pixels or Ready Player One. Plus, I totally managed to enter Level 3 on Q*bert. Since I don't easily pick up on video games, this is definitely a win. Next time I'm taking more money. I must ensure my name stays on the scoreboard.

 New Additions 

I'm watching my spending right now, but I did purchase a copy of 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and, yes, it's gorgeous.


Found this last week. Completely adore it. I'm already going through The Blacklist withdrawals so until it returns April 20, you can expect to see plenty more of this guy around here.

  What's new with you? 


  1. Yay! A retro gaming system! I need to play some more retro games!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

    1. Retro games are awesome. I really feel like I need to get a retro look on when I hit the arcade next time though. Maybe put some Aquanet in my hair. Just live it up a little. XD

  2. Ha love old arcade games! Galaga... lol. I remember Joust too and when it was mentioned in Ready Player One I was geeked. :) A friend of mine who I don't see much (he lives out of state) visited once and we went to an arcade that had all the old games, and we dropped like $50. Pretty dumb but we had fun. :)

    1. I was just thinking it was too bad this Retrocade didn't have Joust! I would love to give it a try. Hey, if you had fun, seems like money well spent. ^_^

  3. Oh I love old arcade games! Those are the only ones I consider myself good at. I haven't seen the blacklist but my husband loves that show.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

    1. Plus, there's just nothing as classy as an 8-bit game, is there? yeah, The Blacklist is definitely my current obsession, so I'd recommend it to anybody. XD

  4. I love Blacklist. I really enjoyed Heartless and hope you are as well :) Have an awesome week!

    1. Yay, another Blacklist lover! You have a good week, too, Kimba!