Sunday Post #121: Well Now, That Doesn’t Look Right

Posted August 13, 2017 in Meme / 23 Comments

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.



  • This week I spent time working on getting my web business “more official”.  More about that in the next few weeks when it actually becomes official.  No need jinxing myself yet.
  • I’m up and running on my new computer and it’s freaking awesome!!!!  I can work soooo much faster!  If you don’t need a lot of storage space, which (oops) I actually do but I work around it, I highly recommend a solid state drive!!  I also just realized that my website colors look totally different than they did on my old monitor, thanks to the top of the line graphics card.  Which is correct??  I have no clue but I think I should change it.
  • We had a loss in our “family” last week, my mom’s best friend, so I’ve been trying to cheer up my mom.  It sucks getting old, doesn’t it??
  • On Friday, Google Doodle celebrated the 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop.  In one of their BEST doodles yet, you can spend hours mixing mixing two songs and scratching.  I had so much fun playing with this!!  It is VERY basic but I love the sounds I made.  I really wish I could have recorded some of it.  Did you check it out???  So smoooooth….



So, how do I introduce this… hmmmm…. okay, let try this….

So this shitty thing happened earlier this year.

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I won’t go into it too much but my concern is that one person took it upon them self to use their own feelings on racism to decide that no one should read this book.  Basically deciding that their opinion is the right opinion and no one should read this book and decide for themselves.  Censorship much?



For the Make Me Read It Read-a-thon, I read:

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Riesz

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Broken Prince by Erin Watt

Tangled by Emma Chase

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself 🙂





err… nothing 🙁




Hopefully something!!!  I have to write 20+ reviews so…. yeah….





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Thank you to HarperCollins and author Cecy Robson for allowing me to continue these favorite series… WOOT!!!




Here’s what’s on repeat on my playlist right now.  Since I live on the border of Canada, you might not have heard of this Canadian artist.  This is one eff’d up video, just to warn you…





Have a fabulous week!









About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of “happily ever after” books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It’s for her family’s sake. When not reading, she’s homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.



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23 responses to “Sunday Post #121: Well Now, That Doesn’t Look Right

  1. Smoooooth dude. I saw that Vulture thing. Nice, I agree with your take on it. Glad the business stuff is coming along. Is it cold over there? We had a breezy day, cool- weird for August.

    20 reviews? Frick…
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    • Dude… I totally suck!! HEY, btw… did you see all the fantastic authors coming to Schuler’s Grand Rapids really soon?!?!?! It’s waaaaay too far for me but… Sarah Maas and one other I can’t remember. Go look if you’re interested.

  2. Can’twait to hear more about your web business! Yay for a new computer and it being faster. That is funny about the colors looking different now. Sorry for your loss. I am going to check out that article but YA Twitter can get intense for sure!! Damn you got through a lot for the readathon!!! Good job! Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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    • She was sick for a while so I kind of was prepared. Still…. The worst is trying to find out the memorial information when stuff is happening out of town. You don’t want to bother but at the same time, you still want your Mom to have her closure… damn, my colors are ugly… 😉

  3. So for your loss. Colors are hard because every monitor is different. I would want it to look good on your monitor because you will look at it more than anyone else. If something is not to your liking, or you think it is wrong, it is okay to share those feelings, but to try to get it censored is something completely different. Drama, it is so annoying. I hope you week this week is better. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Bourbon Thief. I loved that book.
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    • Hey! I was just visiting you on!! How funny!! I think I’m going to look up your review on The Bourbon Thief before I write my review b/c that ending… I thought it was very abrupt and I wasn’t a fan of what Paris did to the guy (grrr… can’t remember his name right now). But that’s my hangup so meh… 🙂

  4. With vacation over I can now focus more on the business side of my stuff. I really want to get enough so I don’t need to worry about my full time job as much since it’s not guaranteed at the moment with how slow we are. I need a back up plan 🙂

    Congrats on the new computer. 🙂 I loved getting new stuff. I am hoping to invest in one but I need to wait until maybe next year. Have to make do for now.

    So sorry for your loss.

    Have a great week, Kristen! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Have you joined any design business groups on FB yet?? There are some good ones!! FB or email me if you want some recommendations!!! The legal stuff is what I’m focusing on right now *sigh*.

  5. Yeeeeah. People like to get offended over books a lot. There’s a book called Nemesis by Anna Banks that has a girl on the cover that’s painted in silver. SILVER! People were outraged and compared it to “black face”. Didn’t stop me from reading the book and guess what I learned… the girl is able to pull a metallic substance through her pores… making her SILVER. The cover was badass and absolutely perfect and true to the character. I’ve also seen other books pop up where people were very unhappy because of one thing or another. I don’t let what others say about a book deter me from reading it. Sorry to go off on a rant. LoL
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  6. Congrats on the new laptop and hugs to your mom.

    I missed that article. That is taking things beyond an “opinion”, no book deserve that unless it blatantly crosses lines that we shouldn’t due to moral reasons. We could start discussions and debates but to impose our own opinion and make it like law? That’s not only unfair and arrogant, it’s wrong.
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  7. Yay on the new laptop! I love shiny new gadgets until they piss me off. LOL

    Sorry about your mom’s friend, sending virtual hugs.

    I read the article and it made me feel sick. Based on one person’s review and the bullying that followed is disgraceful. Never take someone’s opinion at face value, create your own opinions. Not reading a book because of one person and the hate that they themselves propagated is ignorant. In fact, because of that, it makes me want to read the book even more.
    Aleen recently posted…Sunday Post #44: Slow Book Progress & Rain

  8. Oh my gosh my productivity took a nose dive because of that google doodle! So much fun!
    I heard about that drama over the book and the accusations of racism. It shows the sheer power of social media. I mean, people were contacting the publisher and asking to have a book removed before it was even published! And, LOTS of books, especially YA books, have racism as a theme. Harry Potter is a perfect example. I think the issue with that YA book is that the main character was the one who had some latent racism. Still, I think its a chance for the reader to see that people can change. But, what do I know!? Hopefully people will read it and make their own decisions.
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  9. oh great updates here on your week you shared!! I am super excited to pick up Beautiful Lawman and True To You.

    Yay for getting a new computer, it does change how your blog looks right? I got my new desktop last year and I love it, its way easier doing work on my computer than on my tiny laptop.

  10. Congrats on the business! Fingers crossed things continue to get setup smoothly for you 🙂 I’m glad the computer is working out well too! Isn’t it amazing how fresh technology can transform our experiences? I like the colors on your blog, but maybe my tech is older lol!

    Have a great week and happy reading 🙂
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  11. Yeah, all of the YA twitter drama is a bit extreme. I’m sure there ARE books out there that should have been edited better, or could cause offense, or something, but it doesn’t mean you should bully an author or people who want to read it for themselves – regardless of their race. It’s just very crazy. I try and stay out of all that though. I tend to read what looks good to me and make up my own mind, which I think more people should do, but *shrug*

    Yay for a good computer that works well!

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s friend passing. That’s always tough.

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  12. I hate when I try to make something a certain color and match while I’m on one computer, but then it looks totally different on other devices. I also hate when people do that shit (censorship). Half the time it makes me want to read it out of spite. And I hate that I missed that Google Doodle! 🙁

    But … I LOVE that song!
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  13. Hey you! Happy Monday! 🙂

    I’m sorry to hear about your Mom’s friend. Hugs to her and to you! 🙂 Congrats on the new computer. Shiny new toys are always fun.

    I just read through that entire Vulture article and wow. Just wow.

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy the books you plan on reading! Hugs from L.A.
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