The Sunday Post #1

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the blog! 

This is my first time participating in #TheSundayPost and this is actually my THIRD post on our new blog.
(I am still figuring everything out, so any advice is appreciated!)

And honestly … The Sunday Post looks like so much fun!
I had to participate!

It’s hosted by Kimberly, The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and allows bloggers to check in with each other. It gives us the opportunity to share news, recap the past week, look at the week ahead, and showcase new bookish finds. How perfect is that?!

Introduction and Update

We are going to start with introductions below! For those new to Sara’s Reading Nook, this is a photo of me and my cat, Olivia. She’s purrfectly divine (and feline!)

This week, I started to blog again. And gosh, does it ever feel good! I used to blog years ago about university life and applying to professional degree programs, but now I am picking it up again and dedicating it to what we love most:
 
Cats
and 
Books!
 
As you can see, my cat Olivia and I really love to read books. And we read nearly every single genre out in the literature world, with a slight preference for:
  • graphic novels and manga
  • contemporaries
  • YA and adult fiction
  • cat books (show us a cat on the cover and we are probably in!)
 

 

What we’ve been up to recently …

Readathons ….

We have been busy as can be! We host the Hello Seasons Readathons which are four weekend-long readathons that run throughout the year. And they are busy, busy! We have also hosted the Catathon Readathon and Hello 2022 Readathon so, look out for those. Definitely consider joining our readathons if you have not joined them before. They are a lot of fun to participate in, and all of our hosts and participants are so amazing. They make the readathons a blast to run!

NetGalley …. 

We are currently reading two e-Galleys provided to us by NetGalley and are enjoying them (thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for providing e-Galleys in exchange for honest reviews!) Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas is currently being read and we really need to catch up and complete this one as soon as possible. This book is a middle grade fantasy with witches – sounds amazing, doesn’t it?! I’m nearing the mid-way point and am enjoying it so far! 
 
The second book I am reading is Radium Girls by Cy. This is a historical, nonfiction graphic novel set in the early 20th century that tells the story of women who died after fatal radium poisoning via their work as dial makers. It’s very intriguing, fascinating, and scary so far to learn more about this topic and it has encouraged me to be reflective and to ponder about occupational hazards, both current and throughout history! I am hoping to finish both books in the next couple of days.

Reading Sprints …. 

We are going to host reading sprints this week! I am currently running a poll on my bookstagram page to find out the best time of the week for these, but it looks as though Saturday, July 9th is the likely winner. I run these fairly often on my channel just for fun and for those who are participating in our readathons! If you’d like to find out more, definitely check our booktube as we schedule them ideally 24+ hours in advance. 

Recent Posts

We have only just begun here on the blog! 
Here are our two latest posts:

We are still navigating and looking for link-up suggestions for blogs, so please name any down below if you have some suggestions for places to find fun post ideas like The Sunday Post!

Tentative plans are as follows:

  • Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas book review
  • Friday Reads (will post a video for this)
Also, please let me know if you would like voice recordings for blog posts in a podcast-ish format. I would like to make these blog posts as accessible as possible for readers. That being said, if you have any accessibility suggestions, please let us know below!
 
That wraps up today’s Sunday Post blog! 
 
I’m looking forward to checking out others and their posts later today! 
Excited to visit others in the book blogging community!
 
QOTD
 
When did you start blogging?
 
or
 
What types of book blog posts are your favourite?
(to read OR create)
 

30 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #1

  1. Welcome back to blogging! You sure have a cute cat. 😀 I look forward to reading your posts. And thanks for commenting on my blog earlier.

  2. Welcome (back) Sara (and Olivia) to the reading blogging community. I started book blogging in 2009. Your question reminded me that my blogoversary is this month. Perhaps I'll do a celebration post for 13 years. :-)Looks like you've had some good NetGalley reading.Have a great week and Happy Reading!

  3. Welcome back Sara. Delighted you joined The Sunday Post. It's a great way to meet fellow book lovers. Nice to hear about the readathons. I host the Fraterfest in October and the HoHoHoRAT in November.

  4. Your hair and your cat are so pretty! LOL Is Olivia part Maine Coon cat by any chance? Or does she just have a lot of fur. So beautiful.

  5. Hi Martha and thank you for stopping by! Happy blogoversary to you – 13 years is a huge accomplishment! Happy reading to you as well!

  6. Thank you so much, Kimberly, both for visiting and for hosting The Sunday Post! Your readathons sound wonderful, I absolutely love Fall readathons. Happy reading!

  7. Thank you so much! We suspect Olivia is part Norwegian Forest Cat but we are unsure. She could very well be part Maine Coon or Siberian! She is certainly very fluffy. Happy reading this week!

  8. I started book blogging in 2009 when I was starting out as a high school librarian. That job only lasted 4 years, but I am still reading and blogging! I read a YA book on the Radium Girls, what a fascinating and disturbing story!

  9. Welcome to blogging Sara and Olivia! It’s always nice to read a new book blog especially from a fellow Canadian! I started blogging in 2019 after sustaining an injury that prevented me from walking for four months. Best wishes on much success but more importantly – have fun!

  10. I’m so happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed blogging over the years and still continue! It’s a huge accomplishment, your blog is so beautiful.

  11. Thank you! So sorry to hear about your prior injury, leading you not being able to walk for some. But I’m so happy that blogging has been a creative outlet and something that you continue to do today! Love your blog.

  12. Welcome back to blogging Sara! Olivia is beautiful! You sound quite a bit like me – cats and blogging. If there's a cat on the cover, I'm usually there for it. Have a great week!

  13. I figured I'd drop by once again while I was making my Monday rounds on different blogs! It's very cool that you've been hosting different readathons recently, and I also made note of one of the books you're reading right now, Radium Girls, which looks excellent. I know you mentioned link-up suggestions—I post most often in a group called It's Monday, What Are You Reading?, which has a wonderful community (I'm in the kidlit/YA version at teachmentortexts.com and unleashingreaders.com, but there's also an adult books version at thebookdate.wordpress.com). Thanks so much for the wonderful post, Sara!

  14. Welcome back to blogging! I started blogging a little over 6 years ago – hard to believe it's been that long! Looking forward to more posts from you!

  15. Welcome to joining the weekend linkup. You are welcome to post via Sunday Salon, too, if you wish. You might like to check out Elza Reads. Mareli's cat, Elza, writes the reviews.

  16. Thank you so much for the link-up suggestions and for your comment Max @ Completely Full Bookshelf! I will definitely check it out, thank you for checking in on the blog! We hope you have a wonderful week!

  17. You had me with the mention of a blog about books and cats. Then you added in photos of Olivia and I'm in! I hope we get to see much more of your beautiful cat. Happy reading and welcome (back) to blogging.

  18. Welcome to The Sunday Post group, Sara! And I guess, just welcome to your new blog, period. 🙂 I’m so behind this week and just now getting around to visiting everyone’s posts. Better late than never, I guess! Hope you’re having a great week. I don’t really use social media but I do hit up YouTube sometimes so I’ll check out your Booktube channel. 🙂

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  19. Your blog is lovely, and Olivia is precious! I started book blogging in 2010. I’ve had a go at Bookstagram as well, but unfortunately the algorithm has hurt my engagement, so I’m back to focusing on the blog and Goodreads. I’m looking forward to your posts!

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