The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News

January 19, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 38

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Grab a cuppa and let me bend your ear (eyes?) for a few minutes with all my bookish news. 

Sunday Post ***********************************************************************************************************

Randomness:

I had to take a work trip to Frankfurt last week and while initially I wasn’t that excited about, it turned out to be fun.  Frankfurt is great city, a perfect blend of new and old and with a vibrant buzz to it.  I’ve included some photos below of a few bits I really loved.  My highlights were the old town, the architecture of the older buildings (which I believe where totally destroyed during the war and rebuilt), the skyline at night, the bridge of locks (see last photo – couples engrave their names on a padlock and then secure the lock on the bridge) and all the statues and fountains.  And the German pastries!  Lip smackingly good!

DSCF0130 DSCF0124 DSCF0123 DSCF0110 DSCF0108 DSCF0121

************************************************************************************************************

Second Chance Sunday – What happened here this week:

This is huge as this is my first Sunday post this year, I was too busy with work stuff on the previous Sundays.

*************************************************************************************************************************************

Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye.  Why not go Sunday visiting?!

Dee @ Dee’s Reads discusses pre-ordering books and asks do you Make haste to preorder or Waste to preorder?

Amy @ Ode to Joe & Katniss wonders Do You Ever Want to Change Your Ratings?

Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession & Jessica @ Lovin Los Libros have a new feature reviewing Brazen Books! 

CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books has a question on Same Topic Commenting

Stormy @ Book Blog Bake shares her thoughts on Book Blogging and BookTube

Kelley @ Another Novel Read is Exploring Tarot with The Raven Boys

*************************************************************************************************************************************

Books I have received to review:

Never Say Goodbye Don't Call Me Baby We were liars And We Stay

 

I requested Never Say Goodbye as I have read books by Susan Lewis before and really enjoyed them.  They are on the more serious side of chick-lit and always make me think.

Call Me Baby is a YA that has main characters who blog so that sounded fun!

We Were Liars is a YA thriller that sounded fascinating!  And I read it Friday and OMG, get this everyone, we need to talk about it!  My first reaction was holy shit, that’s how you sign seal and deliver a plot twist!

And We Stay is a YA that mentioned poetry and Emily Dickinson and I couldn’t request it fast enough.  Big smiles all round when I got approved.  I think that cover is fab too.

*****************************************************************************************************************************

Books I have bought:

None!  Jan ban is proceeding as planned 🙂

**********************************************************************************************************************************

One last piece of news, Between My Lines took the plunge on to facebook.  So if you use FB, please like my page if you like!

 

So that’s  my week wrapped up.  Happy Reading to all. 

 

Never miss a bookish post! Plus you get a free download - Note to Book - to document your own bookish thoughts.

Signup now and receive blog posts by email.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

38 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News”

    • trish

      Thanks Catherine. That was actually a 3 week haul for I’m feeling very restrained for once! Happy New Year to you too 🙂

    • trish

      If you like old buildings then you would love Frankfurt, there is some lovely architecture. Although I know a lot of it is newer than its appears as it was rebuilt after the war but they rebuilt it in the traditional style. It just looks so picturesque like a fairytale.
      We Were Liars is on NetGalley and I hope you get to read it as I NEED to talk about it :O

  1. Paulina

    WOw Frankfurt looks super amazing! Glad you had fun, love the pics 😀 I’m checking out And We Stay right now I’m getting excited by the cover and hoping it’s something I’d like to read 😀

    • trish

      Frankfurt was great, I only wish I had more time to look around as there was loads to do. I love that cover for And We Stay, it is really pretty but you get a feeling of fragility from it as well too. Which is a good depiction of what is in the book really.

    • trish

      The review is written but it’s scheduled for Feb nearer to the release date. I can’t wait for more people to read it so I can talk about STUFF that happens!

    • trish

      It got cancelled! It’s actually still sitting in my drafts but I got too busy with work to finish it off properly. I’ll prob go ahead and publish it retrospectively someday as I hate the thoughts on not finishing it!
      How come you got to visit Europe multiple times, did you spend some semesters on a student exchange?

    • trish

      Both Berlin and Prague are on my wishlist of cities to see. Berlin has so much history and Prague just looks fairytale like.
      I’m really looking forward to the Susan Lewis book, it has been years since I read anything by her but I know I always enjoy them.

    • trish

      I can’t believe I’m sticking to the book ban but it feels good to see the numbers go down on my list instead of up! And Frankfurt was fun, I only had the evenings and one afternoon to look around but I made the most of them.

    • trish

      Somewhere like England doesn’t feel like a big deal to me but a European country where they speak a different language always feels like an adventure. Even just going to a supermarket suddenly becomes fun. Visiting the US is always a big thrill for me too though 🙂

    • trish

      Damn, they missed out! The food is fab :O The old and new buildings together really capture the feel and vibe of so many European cities these days.

    • trish

      Aw you NEED to make a trip to Europe. As a European Historian you would find so much to love especially somewhere like Paris or Rome or even Dublin 🙂 Hope you get there some day Berls!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.