The Sunday Post #7

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Let’s find out what’s been happening lately, shall we?

Last Week on TNN

MondayARC review of Defy by Sara B. Larson (4/5 hearts)

TuesdayTop Ten Books I Read in 2013

WednesdayMy Realistic Resolutions for 2014

FridayReview of Jane by April Lindner (3/5 hearts)

SaturdayStacking the Shelves #10

Bookish News

Reading Challenges Are Ago! I’m determined to meet all my reading goals this year (although honestly I’m already a bit behind, because I’ve hardly read a thing since New Year’s), so I’m super excited for the challenges I’ve signed up for this year!

Insurgent May Be MIA: IT’S BEEN OVER A WEEK AND THEY HAVEN’T FUCKING RESTOCKED WHAT EVEN IS MY LIFE

Non-Bookish News

SHERLOCK!!! OH MY GOD IT WAS SO AMAZING ASDFGHJKLSDFAKJSDF I CRIED. The next episode is tonight and I may die.

Actual Legitimate Bad News: So remember last week when I said I had a family member in hospital? Well, a) it’s my stepfather, and b) it turns out it wasn’t a blood clot or a miniature stroke. He’s been diagnosed with cancer in the lungs and the brain. Last Thursday he had brain surgery, and everything’s going fairly well, but it’s been absolute hell, especially for my mom. And honestly, even though I’m not nearly as upset about it as she is, I’ve been very stressed, and so instead of reading or scheduling posts, I’ve been marathoning TV shows, eating at bizarre hours of the night, and planning out the entirety of my life via Pinterest. I’ve picked out my bloody china patterns, this can’t be normal.

Anyway, because of that, I’ve not prepared a single thing for the coming week, and I don’t want to force myself to blog because a) this is supposed to be fun and b) it’ll totally show that I’m not into it. So there most likely will be no posts this week except perhaps a Stacking the Shelves post on Saturday if I do any more stress-shopping at Barnes & Noble. Hopefully this will give me some time to get back on my feet and do some reading. There’s some really fantastic-looking books on my shelves, and I really want to get in the mood again so I can fully appreciate them.


Anyway, that’s been my week. Hopefully by next Sunday I’ll be back in my groove and ready to go, but until then, have a fantastic week full of books and fun!

Love, Sam

The Sunday Post #6

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received, and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


Good morning! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week wherever you are. My week was good, although yesterday ended with a family member in the hospital with something that looks pretty unpleasant showing up on his CAT scan. But it’s a new day, a new week, and hopefully everything will sort itself out soon. Now, let’s find out what’s been going on around TNN, shall we?

Last Week on TNN

MondayReview of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (4/5 hearts)

TuesdayTop Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

Thursday: ARC Review of Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton (5/5 hearts)

FridayLife of A Blogger — My Significant Other (meet my fabulous girlfriend, Julia!)

SaturdayStacking the Shelves #9

This Week on TNN

Monday: ARC Review of Defy by Sara B. Larson (4/5 hearts)

Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2013

Wednesday: My 2014 Resolutions

Thursday: Thoughtful Thursday — Writer Dreams

Friday: ARC Review of Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (still reading!)

Saturday: Stacking the Shelves #10

Bookish News

Gift Cards: I got Barnes & Noble gift cards for Christmas, which basically means I AM THE HAPPIEST PERSON TO EVER HAPPY IN THE HISTORY OF HAPPINESS. Ahem. I’m pretty chuffed.

Insurgent: Barnes & Noble is STILL out of Insurgent, and I’m about to throw things. Violently. However, I’m on the list to be called when they’re back in stock, so hopefully I can get my hands on a copy soon.

Non-Bookish News

2014 Jar of Memories: I’m so excited to do this for 2014 with Julia. We each have a jar (bought from Pier 1 Imports, and they have a super cool chalkboard painted on so you can label the jar) and we’ll write down memories of things we do together and good things that happen in our relationship, both everyday and on special occasions, and then at the end of the year, we’ll get together and open up our jars and read through them and remember. It’s really romantic and kind of sappy, but just such a stinkin’ cute idea. <3

Vicar of Dibley: Last night (or this morning, rather), I went back and rewatched a few episodes of my all-time favorite TV comedy, “Vicar of Dibley”. It’s on Netflix, and if you haven’t seen it, YOU MUST LEAVE THIS POST AND FIX THAT IMMEDIATELY. It’s a tragically short-lived British sitcom about a female vicar in a little village, and it’s so bloody hilarious, you don’t understand.

Sherlock: SHERLOCK COMES BACK THIS WEEK OH MY GOD ASDFGHJKLS. I’m going over to the wifey’s and we’re going to watch it and scream and cry and possibly (read: probably) roll around on the floor in hysterics. It’ll be awesome.


Until tomorrow! Happy New Year!

Love, Sam