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Sunday Post

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.

I was busy last weekend and a little behind on visiting blogs.  I went to Kansas City for the NASCAR race.  While there I visited the Kansas City Library and boy was it an amazing sight!  I loved the building.  It is painted to look like books!



 
I am getting excited to see my blog makeover. OK... well I am not scheduled until mid June... so I have about a month to wait.  But it's still fun. 

On the Blog:
-Does One Post Get All the Views????  I have this issue and am wondering what to do.
-Titanfall- Video Game Review
- Bout of Books 10- Updates and Challenges.  I love this readathon!
-There is a new  Project Disney - Hercules I love Hercules sooooo much... but comparing myth to movie was not easy!
-I talk about the new Godzilla- Movie Review .

Around the Blogospere:
- Does the sun yellow the pages of your books?  (plus you need to see this bookshelf)
- Eastern Sunset talks about never ending series
- We are having a great discussion about diverse books in my Young Adult book club on goodreads. Would you care to comment and also give your opinion over there??  There is a good debate on whether or not we NEED diverse books.
-This post is great about what is happening to the blogging community.  What is it with these bloggers lately who think they are elite and don't have to comment on other bloggers blogs or even comment on their own blog?
-Clean Reading... do you have issues with swear words in books?? The comments on this post are great!

Internet:
This guy's life!!  I want!


Twitter:
OK I totally tweeted Jackson Galaxy on Twitter and he messaged me back.  If you don't know who that is he hosts the show My Cat From Hell and wrote the book Cat Daddy (go read this book!!)  He tried to get cats in their forever homes.  Anyways... He messed me back.  Though I think it might be and automatic reply who cares right???


Books Books Books:
This week I did get Dreams of Gods and Monsters which I will be starting this week!  So excited! I also downloaded the audio book of the Golem and the Jinni so we'll see how that goes since I am not a fan of audio books.
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75 comments:

  1. Nice haul of books .I see that you did some really good things.


    Grace
    Books o Love

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  2. It's been a busy week, that's for sure!

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  3. Clean reading?! Really?! I looked over that post, but decided I need to stay far away from that. I see that that particular post sees it negatively, so that's good, but I couldn't go and read those posts where people are complaining like that. UGH! I read a quote recently that basically said if there's any word in any language that offends people, they have been raised wrong. The words aren't the problem, it's the meaning we as people put on them. Damn or shit is no different of a word than new or cloud. It's a word, a word with a meaning. It's narrow minded people that make those words SUCH a huge deal, when they don't need to be. See.... told you I can't get onto that topic! :)

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  4. I myself don't have a problem with swearing. We weren't allowed to swear growing up in my parents house but it's not like we didn't swear outside the house. We were also never shunned against swearing. It was in movies, video games, whatever. I don't think people should be sheltered from it. People swear.. who really cares??? The comments on that post were a little crazy and heated. I was like .. oh wow.

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  5. Opposite here. I wasn't allowed to swear either, but was sheltered BIG time against anything "secular". I wasn't allowed to watch movies, listen to music and so on that was "mainstream". My first R rated movie was Pretty Woman and that was when I was like 19. I did swear though, but pretty tamely. I was a "good girl" who didn't do that bad stuff. UGH. I hate my childhood. As I learned to live for myself I came of the mind of who does care, no one should. It's sooooo silly and stupid, what people choose to spend their life complaining about!!

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  6. Well... I have met a few people that grew up like you. I am just saddened by it a little because of all the entertainment you missed out on. Like you said no movies, music... TV. It's too bad you didn't have one of those stores where they take movies and edit them so they aren't R rated. There were a lot of those in Utah when I lived there. At least then you could still see the movie. As a person who loves entertainment I just can't see how it could hurt people.

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  7. It is sad. You wouldn't BELIEVE what I've never seen or heard. I mean I've heard music in passing, but I couldn't name a Beatles or I can't even think of another big group song. The only music I was allowed to listen to was oldies, because that's what SHE listened to. And don't get me started on movies. I haven't seen anything "classic". No Casablanca, no Gone with the Wind, no... um It's a Wonderful Life. Nothing. I could watch G, like Wizard of Oz and that was it. Miserable miserable. And she wonders why I hated her all my life. Course, now she knows why I hate her and she hates me too so it equals out. LOL!

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  8. Oh my, you really saw that library I've been watching pictures of for so many years on the net ! The clean reading post made me discover a whole part of the blogosphere I didn't know existed, it's at the same time disturbing and not surprising, but weird. Have a great week ;)

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  9. That building is AWESOME! I'd love to go to a library that looked like books. Yay for getting tweeted back. I have to admit I have little fangirl moments when authors I like like my tweets or tweet me. Okay.. not just little moments but I have to save some face.
    Hope you enjoy Dreams of Gods and Monsters - I thought it was a great end to the series! Have a great week!

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  10. Well you know the internet... everything is out there!! LOL! That library was really neat. I am sad that we didn't get to go inside. We got there an hour before it opened on a Sunday and had other things to do so we headed on out. But still really really neat. I just love when city libraries are amazing.

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  11. That building!!! I am a little bummed. My local library, which is a pretty big library I might add, is getting a whole new huge building. Merging I think three of the libraries we already have into it. I went the other day to the website to check it out and it's in a boring old building. I am very surprised they didn't try to do something more with the outside. I mean.. if you are already making this new innovative space why not add some great architecture to it too?

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  12. Ooh I'm really interested about the Golem and Djinni , it's on my shelf but I haven't read it yet. I need to catch up to Dreams of Gods and Monsters too! Enjoy all of your reads and thanks for stopping by my STS.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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  13. I absolutely adore that building! I hope you enjoy your new reads :)

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  14. Sharon - Obsession with BooksMay 18, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    Wow, that building is so amazing.

    I hope you enjoy Dreams of Gods and Monsters, I hope to read it soon.

    Have a great weekend & happy reading ☺Sharon - Obsession with Books

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  15. Great links again Angela, I checked quite a few of them out. I love the picture of Kansas City Library, and what an idea from the architect of that building.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

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  16. Wow, that certainly is a very busy week! :-) I hope you get to have some downtime this week! :-)

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  17. I love the library I so want to go the building looks beautiful. Happy Reading!

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  18. Oh my gosh, that library! I'm going to Kansas City next month for a work trip... I need to see if I can make time to find this awesome building.

    My Sunday Post

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  19. That is such a gorgeous library!! And yay for blog makeovers! I just had mine done recently because I didn't feel my blog looked "wordpressy" enough, and I couldn't be more thrilled with it. Can't wait to see your new look in June!

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  20. That library is absolutely gorgeous! That clean reading post was a really interesting one. I have never really been bothered by swear words in books, so I have not even thought about the issue of clean reading. I don't mind sexual content either, but sometimes it gets so ridiculous that I just stop reading because stuff gets so unrealistic.
    Also the book blogging post was very eye-opening and one that I have been thinking about as well. I don't use Twitter much for my blog, but I have noticed that there definitely is a type of hierarchy with the bloggers, which is completely unnecessary. I really believe in the power of comments as well and try to answer to all the comments I get as soon as possible.


    Have a good week! :)

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  21. Clean reading post was interesting, I'm not sure how to talk without using a curse word but on my blog I keep things "family friendly" and only use those words if necessary but in Real Life, I'm like a truck driver just not around my kids. When we were little we weren't allowed to say curse word at all but as we got older in out 20s say We could use them but never directed at out parents. I can have a "CLEAN" argument with my parent I amaze myself when I do it lol.

    I LOVE that library, was the inside as interesting or was it just the outside?

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  22. That is an awesome library- what a unique idea. Had no idea KC had such a cool library. Thanks for the links- I see several there I need to go read. Clean reading? Hmm that should be interesting... :)


    And that video is great!

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  23. Jenea WhittingtonMay 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Love the pics! Hope you enjoy your week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  24. OMG, that library! That must have been a sight to behold. What a gorgeous building, we need more libraries like it. A new blog design, you should give a shout out to your designer. I'm super excited for you, they say a change is as good as a holiday :)

    And thanks for the shout out Angela *sends HUGE cyber hug*

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  25. Wow, who knew that building was just hanging out there in Kansas City? I love it! Thanks for the shoutout for the clean reading post, the discussion is getting interesting. :)

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  26. That library is amazing! We have a great local library staffed with amazing people but wow! I'm having some serious library envy! The clean reading post is interesting and is making me do some thinking on my own views on the subject. I think mine is pretty standard - I'm fine with sex/language/violence if it fits for the particular situation but not if it's just in there for shock value. Though when it comes down to it I don't like ANYTHING that's just thrown into a book for shock value. Our big thing with our kids was appropriateness with language or targets. You can talk a certain way in front of your friends but not necessarily in front of your grandmother or a boss. This is probably WAY more than you want to know! I'll definitely have to go check out the Hercules post. Familiar with the myth but never actually seen the movie even though it's 1 kid and my husband's favorite! Great post! Have a happy week!

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  27. I liked The Golem and the Jinni. It had a slow start, but once it got moving it was really good.


    Have a great week, Angela!

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  28. Quite the week! I have not read Dreams of Gods and Monsters... I'm scared and nervous to read it D: Eventually, I will!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  29. Oh, I'm in love with that library, it's so beautiful. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  30. I just listened to Golem and the Jinni for 9 1/2 hours today on a road trip. I am really enjoying it actually. It is a little different then I thought it was going to be... but really enjoy listening to this.

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  31. Thanks... that building was so fun to see. I was really blown away.

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  32. I will probably start up Dreams of Gods and Monsters tonight!! Looking forward to it.

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  33. I love that building. I will be in Dallas soon and I looked to see what their library looked like and it really isn't that great of a building. Such a bummer... usually big cities have great architecture on their library.

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  34. That library looks awesome, you could never mistake what that building contains. :-)

    Hope you had fun at the NASCAR race, I'd love to get to one eventually, but it's not that easy when you live in Australia but I do watch them on television occasionally.

    Hope you have a great week, here's My Sunday Post

    Sharon

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  35. It was a busy week... it's a busy month!! LOL!... Usually May is always busy but that is why I love summer time.

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  36. Kansas City doesn't have much to me, but this building made it all worth it.

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  37. I hope you get to see this library AND go inside. You will not regret it I promise!

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  38. shootingstarsmagMay 18, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    That library is SO cool looking. That's really cool you were able to visit. I think it would be fun to visit certain libraries when traveling; especially ones in a big city.

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  39. I always make an effort to look around and see what they look like. Sometimes they can be just buildings that look like any other ... but then you just might find a gem!

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  40. I don't live by a NASCAR track myself. So the two races I've been to I've had to travel to them. The first one rained all weekend so I didn't get to see a race till Monday, and it was much shorter then it should've been. That was a bummer. I love going to the races though and hope you get to go to one someday. I wonder if they travel to other countries ???

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  41. LOL... I loved my look before but the template was just so old that I wasn't able to do much anymore with out it getting glitches in it. Such a bummer. But hey... onto a new look. I wish I could get the new look sooner but the designer is booked till then.

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  42. I agree about unrealistic sex. I just skim those parts or roll my eyes. I am not really a romantic reader though so that might be part of the problem. I use Twitter... well at night time when I am bored and just looking around. I don't really think it brings a lot of traffic to my blog. I really go on there for news from non-blogger twitter accounts that I follow. I like those.

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  43. I don't curse on my blog either. Not because I don't swear, cause I do, but I think it might be better for teens. I review a lot of YA so I want to make sure if a teen comes here they are comfortable (not that teens don't swear). My life was actually the exact same as yours. When we were older we were allowed to say curse words too but not to our parents. I am not allowed to curse around my inlaws though (well I should say they don't like cursing) so sometimes it slips and I am like OMG!!!! LOL!!!

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  44. I had no idea there was a cool library in KC either. It just made me realize that I really need to check out the libraries whenever I go on vacation. It's not something I would usually think of, but lately all the cities I have been going to have had really neat library buildings.

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  45. I hope you guys get to check out it. Such a great hidden gem if you don't know to look for it. Plus there is a huge chess set on the roof!! I didn't get to see it since the library was closed but hope to next tie I am in town.

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  46. I am excited for the new design too. One month to go (I hope my designer isn't feeling too much pressure from all the hype that I am giving her!!).

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  47. Kansas City of all places!!! WHAT!! I love the discussion on your post. Seriously ... it is interesting!!! I always like to hear two point of views too.

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  48. Shock value.. yes. Personally I think the end of Allegiant was for shock value. But maybe that's just me. I love that you are teaching your kids when swearing is appropriate. I swear.. but some people don't like it or are offended by it so I just don't use it around them. Not because they are making me or not allowing me to be who I am, but out of respect for their wishes. You must see Hercules! I love it so much.

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  49. I listened to the audio book all day today in the car 9/12 hours and actually am enjoying myself. I think I must just need a certain type. I still don't love them and wouldn't listen to one if I didn't have to (like a road trip). Reading a book is just so much better for me.

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  50. I am loving it so far. I agree.. the beginning was slow. I am half way through.. and the story is really taking off now. Marvelous!

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  51. I am a little scared to start that book too... but tonight it begins!!!

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  52. Thanks... I wish that was my local library. I would be there everyday. There were some benches outside that I would just sit on and read with that as my view.

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  53. Thanks for stopping by... wish that library was in my town. I would be in heaven all the time.

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  54. That library is amazing! I definiely want to visit in one day :)


    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

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  55. Meg-A Bookish AffairMay 19, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    I dream about going to that library! I absolutely love the outside of the building. I think I could go to Kansas City just to see the library! P.S. I'm a huge fan of Cat Daddy! It's so cool that he sent you a direct message!

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  56. Turns out my hotel is just about 3 blocks from there. I'm already gathering coworkers to go with me. :) I'm so glad I saw this!

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  57. Stephanie TurnerMay 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Love those bookshelves, it is a shame about the sun though :/. Have a great week!

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  58. A blog makeover HOORAY! I can't wait to see it. I'm undergoing another one as well *cackles madly* it's like changing clothes I'm addicted now!

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  59. I'm horrible about responding to comments on my blog. I try to respond via email, but having so many with no reply addresses makes it harder to do.

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  60. I don't even think I have the correct email linked to my blogger blog. Actually.. I think it's my gmail which I only set up for my blog. It's not actually my personal email. I don't know if that's the best way to go. Do people email you back?

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  61. I love love Cat Daddy. I love what he does for animals. Did you see this week's episode?? I tweeted him about it... I love how he said "every cat's life is worth something." Tearing up right now.

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  62. I know right?? I had to put up black curtains in the room I have my books in so the sun wouldn't fade them.

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  63. I love love your blog's look!!! It totally fits your personality.

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  64. YES!!!!!!!!!! There is a huge chess board on the roof too... you must take a picture with it.

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  65. Ooh, looks like you had a super awesome week. I'd comment on the rest of your post, but...but...I can't get past THE FACT THAT THAT LIBRARY IS PAINTED LIKE BOOKS. THAT IS SO AWESOME. I can't even. WOW.

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  66. Meg-A Bookish AffairMay 20, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    Aww, no, I didn't see that one! I usually binge watch the episodes when I get a bunch in my DVR queue :)

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  67. That is awesome that Jackson Galaxy tweeted you back! I totally want his job! Thanks for the mention too.

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  68. I agree... he really does amazing things for cats. It is a beautiful thing.

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  69. Tons of awesome stuff going on for you! I'm also excited to see your new blog layout! I've heard about this library and really wanted to go visit...mainly because of the way it looks. Anyways, looks like you've had an amazing week!


    Lisa
    www.turningpages94.blogspot.com

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  70. Thanks for stopping by!!! I am excited to see my new blog layout also. A few more weeks and my designer and I should start figuring out what we are going to do with it.

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  71. Oh, I would LOVE to see the Kansas City Public Library! I have several pictures of it on Pinterest, but I've never been there. It looks so cool!

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  72. I had seen this library before too but never actually paid attention to where it was located. So glad I found it.

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