The Sunday Post #56 – They All Fall Down

Posted 1 November, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 63 Comments

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The Sunday Post #56 – Weekly Wrap-up

Welcome to my Sunday Post. Thank you to Kimba over at The Caffeinated Reviewer, who is hosting this weekly event. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.

This week has been a complete switch, it’s as if the weather waited for us to change the time to start becoming more fall-like! It’s been colder, wetter and the trees both changed colors and promptly started losing leaves. When it’s not raining, it’s gorgeous and crisp, but when it starts pouring, I just want to stay inside with my books. Alas, I have also had a few hours here and there substitute-teaching, and I’m happy it’s the weekend! Next week we have what uni calls our ‘reading’-week, I prefer to call it my writing-week, as I will work on some essays I have to hand in.

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This week’s posts:

This week’s reviews:

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere:

Aila @ Happy Indulgence has a great post : Spreading the Wings of Diversity in YA

Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee has a Beyond the Books post on Inspiration.


Blog Ahead 2015

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During the month of October, I have participated in the blog ahead challenge, hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This challenge is to schedule as many posts as possible for the months coming after the month of October. I had planned on scheduling 20 posts ahead during the challenge, but I hit that right out of the ballpark! I have 54 posts scheduled and all ready to go for November and December, as well as some reviews for January, and even a few meme posts going all the way up to March next year, and I have to say I’m really happy with all the blogging I’ve been able to prepare in advance! I have several reviews, as well as quite a few meme posts, and it’s so nice to know I have a buffer for later in the year, and a few posts for next year as well. It’s so nice when my editorial calendar looks like this:

Blog Ahead scheduled 2Blog Ahead scheduled 3 Blog Ahead scheduled 1

What have you been up to this past week? Don’t forget to leave me a link so I can come visit your Sunday Post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

63 responses to “The Sunday Post #56 – They All Fall Down

  1. Beautiful picture! And wow, you did so well with Blog Ahead. I’m going to keep at it even though the challenge is officially over. I got about 15 posts scheduled, which was good for me! I’m hoping to get a lot more scheduled in November for December and beyond. It’s always good to have a buffer, like you said.

    ShootingStarsMag recently posted: Sunday Post (2): Blog Ahead Ends
  2. Congrats on blog ahead!

    Your picture is awesome, looks very much like fall! We’ve been the same way this week, and it rained all day today- but now they’re saying we could hit 70’s later this week. So- yeah. Weather all over the place. 🙂

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    • LOL Kim 🙂 Yes, memes are good, even if I have to find the right quotes for my Thirsty Thursday one. However, I also have 23 reviews scheduled, which is something I’ve never had before. I really wish I was better at getting ideas for discussion posts, but these days, that just doesn’t happen.
      Yeah, I hope I’ll get those essays done, too 🙁

  3. Amy

    Hi Lexxie,
    I love autumn don’t you? I love the colours, the birds getting berries, everything 🙂 pity about the rain though lol.
    I can’t believe how much you’ve managed to do on your blogging ahead challenge! Whaaat?! Good on you! That’s seriously impressive! At least you can relax for a bit now 🙂 May I ask, where did you get the calander? Is it a UBB special? I just like the look of it, it’d be so much easier seeing my posts in calander form after I schedule them… minus the hard work of inputting the data myself on a spreadsheet! Worth asking anyway 🙂 looks awesome.
    Have a great week Lexxie! I hope you had a good Halloween.
    Amy x

    Amy recently posted: The Sunday Post #30
    • I do love autumn, the colors and all the changes in nature are spectacular! We had a pretty good week here, with most of it sunny and quite warm, and only a couple of rainy days.
      The calendar is the WP editorial calendar I think… I find it when I click on posts in my WP dashboard. It’s free – I know the only plugins I have ever paid for are Ashley’s 😀
      Thanks for stopping by, Amy 🙂

  4. I love your sunday posts, they inspire me so much 🙂 Her nord har vi hatt høststemning lenge nå, og i helga har det vært skikkelig ruskevær. Så de som gikk Halloween i går fikk litt ekstra dyster stemning på kjøpet med stormen som hylte rundt veggene. Jeg kan ikke tro at vi er i november allerede. I dag blir det ekstra moro å være på jobb, for i anledning Movember skal alle de ansatte på Shellstasjonene gå rundt med løsbart. Hohoi, alt for en god sak 🙂

    • Haha… må damene også ha på løsbart, Anette? Jeg begynner å glede meg til Jul nå, vi skal til Norge for å feire sammen med moren og søsteren min 🙂
      Det er veldig få som feirer Halloween her i Geneve, så vi hadde ingen som ringte på her i går.
      Ha en flott uke, Anette. Klemmer.

  5. 54 posts, wow, that’s impressive ! What beautiful yellow trees you have around you ! We have some beautiful autumn colors too, but bonus, we also have the sun and the warmth (during the day) ^^ I read a book lately with an excerpt that would be perfect for your Thrifty thursdays, but I can’t remember which one… About last night by Aurora Belle, I think, not sure. Anyway, enjoy your autumn week-end, I hope it won’t rain today 😉

  6. I hope you enjoy your week of writing…and I peeked over at your new books on the Stacking the Shelves post….I think I’m going to have to try Patrick Ness at some point.

    Hope you enjoy The Girl on the Train.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    • Yes, that day was magnificent, Laura! And I was afraid the leaves would just fall off before they changed colors, so I was so happy to get some nice pictures last week 🙂
      It’s hard to keep on top of everything on the blog, which is why I’m so happy I managed to keep on scheduling in October. The rest of the year will be fairly busy here.

  7. Here the weather isn’t too cold yet, but it definitely looks like autumn. It’s so pretty! That picture with all the yellow leaves is so beautifull!

    You made amazing progress with Blog Ahead and it’s great you did way mroe than your goal. It’s nice to have a buffer like that! I hope you have a great week!

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  8. 54 posts scheduled, that’s amazing! Way to go!

    Those leaves are lovely; our trees are rapidly losing theirs but we’ve been having warm temps (warm for October) and I’m loving it.

    Have a good week. 🙂

  9. Berls

    Reading week was always paper writing week for me too – I used to joke that it was the week I got the least reading done! Good luck and happy writing 🙂

    I love the fall weather – I just hate that it means winter is coming, I hate the cold and just want to stay home. Have a great week Lexxie 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | Halloween Fun
  10. We’ve been loving the 60’s and the fall colors and suddenly the rain returned after months off hitting other places in the country. So it’s been soggy, windy, and floody (I got carried away there). Good luck on those essays and I hope you get some good reading time. No essays for me, but I am working on a new daily writing schedule. Here’s to us making it work!

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  11. Yes, the weather has done a one-eighty on us, too. Guess that means we are that much closer to winter! I love the falling leaves. I wish people would leave them to fall and stay on the ground because I love how it makes the ground look. Though I do understand how slippery leaves can get, which makes driving and walking tricky sometimes! 54 posts?! Holy cow go you!!!

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger recently posted: Sunday Post #33: Monthly Recap!
    • I love the falling leaves, and I also love winter, so this is a good period. I guess I actually love all the seasons, it’s nice to have the changes around us in nature for each 🙂 We got rid of all the leaves that were on the ground in our garden this weekend, mostly because we want to be sure they’re gone before any snow arrives, or before it rains too much to make the leaves heavier.
      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

  12. Oh my god Lexxie – 54 posts! That’s amazing!

    We’ve had some mixed weather here in Australia. It’s getting warmer which also means we’ve had more rain and storms. I don’t mind either (though hate the heat) as long as I’m not caught out in them!

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    • I know, I have never had so many posts scheduled before! Hopefully, I’ll manage to keep at least a couple of weeks buffer as the next months pass.
      I prefer the cold to the heat.. even if I love summer. I hope you’ll get moderate heat this summer, Deb!

  13. That is a beautiful picture! Our weather changed after the time change and it is strange but a nice welcome. I was getting tired of the hot weather. You did amazing on the blog ahead and I have to check out that editorial calendar. Thanks for the tip and have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #75
  14. Way to go on the blog ahead posts! The leaves are falling like crazy here, the windy rain helps them fall. Now we gotta pick ’em up. Hope you find some reading time this week.

  15. Oh, you did so well on the blog ahead challenge. That’s great. I really need to sit down this month and write some posts ahead because I’m all out.
    Having all the leaves fall can be so great when you just happen to walk through it.

    Annemieke recently posted: Sunday Post #17
  16. What a gorgeous photo, Lexxie. It’s interesting that your weather and tree changes waited until the time change…our trees didn’t wait. In fact, most of the leaves of the aspens are gone now. Of course, we don’t have that many deciduous trees. And BIG CONGRATS on your Blog Ahead accomplishments! That’s wonderful! I ended up completing 33, rather than 31, and it’s a good feeling. Especially since I’ll be working the first 3 weeks of December – it’ll be a relief knowing my blog posts are pretty much done. Good luck with getting your papers written this week!!
    **BIG HUGS**

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    • Your trees didn’t wait? That’s actually very considerate of them, as you’d have longer in the evening to catch the sunset above the trees golden and coppery leaves 😀
      You did very well on your Blog ahead, too, Brandee 🙂 I think we can both be very happy with ourselves!
      *BIG HUGS*

    • Thank you, Anna! I am actually amazed, I never imagined I would get that many posts scheduled in only one month 🙂 And I’m keeping on with my review-writing! I’m so happy I found the blog ahead challenge.
      Today, it’s been gorgeous here, but very cool, and three of my four kids are starting to get sick… oh well. Any weather is reading weather, though, right? 😉

  17. It’s hard to get used to it getting darker earlier, but that’s the only effect the time change had on me. Since I am retired, I don’t have to worry about the time changes like I did when I worked. I love this time of the year though, since I truly hate hot summer weather. The leaves here are so pretty-like there as well. Beautiful yellow leaves in your picture! Congrats on getting so many blog posts done, I am sure it will make the next couple of months much easier!

    • I agree with you that it’s a very nice time of the year, with the beautiful leaves and crisper air! The hot we get in the summer kills me, which is why I’m happy I’m able to go to the seaside in the summer 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by, Lorna!

  18. I think it’s odd how autumn always seems prettier to me in photographs…but if I were to see that place in person I’d be completely miserable, lol. I’m more of a summer person, where the skies are actually blue and I don’t have to worry about how many layers to put on or if I’ll have to deal with wet pants legs. 😛

    Way to go on the Blog Ahead challenge!

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