The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News

August 3, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 42

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

 

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Randomness:

Have you heard about the BookBench sculptures that are being showcased around London this summer?  I first came across them on Candace’s Book Blog and felt in love with the whole concept.  There are 50 benches, each celebrates a different book and they will all be auctioned at the end of the summer to raise money for National Literacy Trust.  The Bridget Jones’s Diary one below is my favourite but it was a close call as I love so many of them.  Close runners up for me were Paddington Bear, Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.  Yet another reason to visit one of my favourite cities but alas I’m not going to be able to make it this summer.

Bridget JonesPaddingtonSherlockHerlule Poiret and the Greenshore Folly
                                                                                                               source : Books About Town

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here this week:

 

 

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

Vicky from Books, Biscuits and Tea is hosting a readalong for No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay.  It’s only on week 2 it’s not too late to join in the discussion about this puzzling thriller.

Ana from Read Me Away is chatting about her Reading Habits & Early Influences.

Ashley @ Nosegraze has an idea that needs the help of the bookish community: LitRate – The Next Big Thing in the Reading World!  I’m excited about the potential in her idea and really, really hope it works out.

 

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Books I have received to review:

Tastes Like WinterEach and every OneThis Is The WaterThe Woman who Stole my LifeThe Long FallSee You TomorrowLittle LiesHello from the GillespiesFallingCover_WebDear Daughter

 

Thanks to CeCe Carroll for my copy of Tastes Like Winter.  CeCe is a blogger at CeCe Reads and this is her debut novel.  I beta-read an early draft and I’m excited about seeing the final version.  Let’s support a fellow blogger by adding to Tastes Like Winter to your GR Shelf!

Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Books for my copy of Each and Every One.  I loved Rachel’s debut novel so I’m excited to see what direction she took this contemporary fiction book in.

Thanks to Bookbridgr and Headline for my copy of This is the water.  You can check out my 3.5 star review in my weekly wrap up above.

Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Books (UK) for The Woman Who Stole My Life.  Marian’s books have been firm favourites of mine in the past.

Thanks to Bookbridgr and Headline for The Long Fall.  It’s about revenge…bring it on!

Thanks to Arcadia Books for See You Tomorrow.  Norwegian crime *squee*

Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Books (UK) for my copy of Little Lies.  It was fantastic!

Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Books (UK) to Hello from the Gillespies.  This is an Irish/Australian author whose chick-lit books I’ve enjoyed in the past.

Thanks to Ginger Scott for my arc of This is Falling.  A NA book to add some spice to my reading list 🙂

Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for my copy of Dear Daughter.  Sounds like it’s full of secrets and there is nothing I love more than working out some sordid secrets!

 

YIKES! That is a lot of books this week, I sense a book ban coming on while I work my way through these!

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Books I have bought:

 

Lola and the boy Next Door Mr Mercedes After Math

 

I bought Lola and the Boy Next Door with my audible credit.  I’m listening to it in the gym and it’s cute, adorable and downright fluffy.  Loving it so far.

I won an Audible credit thanks to Amanda @ Go Book Yourself and treated myself to Mr Mercedes.  I had a sneak listen to the narration, it sounds great.  Really looking forward to this one.

Aftermath was a kindle freebie that I snapped up as I have wanted to try this author for a while.

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Between the Lines is also on facebook sharing details of kindle freebies and great giveaways as well as other random bits and pieces.  So if you use FB, please like my page and leave a comment so I can like you back!

 

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

 

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

  1. Leanna

    Oh, I love the bookbench sculptures – especially the Paddington Bear! 🙂

    I enjoyed The Long Fall – I figured out what was going on, but it was fun! I’ll be interested to see what you think of Dear Daughter. There was a lot of buzz around that one when it sold – new ‘Gone Girl’ etc. but I read it last week and while it was definitely a page-turner, I dunno, I was expecting more!

    http://daisychainbookreviews.blogspot.ie/2014/08/stacking-shelves-12-new-books-from.html

    • trish

      I know Paddington is just so cute!

      I’m nearly finished The Long Fall and am really enjoying it. Pretty sure I guessed the twist early on but we’ll see! The characters frustrate me at times but it’s an engrossing read.

      Too much buzz is one way to kill a book especially if it doesn’t compare well to the publisher suggested comparisons. I’ll try to keep an open mind though 🙂

    • trish

      I just had a sneak listen as I’m in the middle of another audio book. I’m really excited about it though, I love old style detective books.

  2. Whitney

    I love the Paddington Bear bench — it is super cute! You really made out well in the book department this week. I read Mr. Mercedes last month and really enjoyed it, I hope you like listening to it.
    Whitney recently posted…Weekly Update: 8/3/14

    • trish

      Glad to hear you enjoyed Mr Mercedes! Lots of people seem to be enjoying it so I have high hopes for it too 🙂

  3. Deasy

    Tastes Like Winter cover is really my taste! Will be waiting your review for the book! Oh and I also love your blog! The template is so cute! Is there any way for me to follow your blog? I couldn’t find any follow button or subscribe 🙂
    Deasy recently posted…[Monthly Wrap Up]: July 2014

    • trish

      I love that cover too, the colours are fab! My review will be coming in Sept as part of a blog tour 🙂
      My follow buttons are on the top right ( just below the header). Thanks for visiting and for your compliments!

  4. Lola

    Those Bookbench sculptures look amazing, it’s sad you can’t make it to London this summer. I hope you enjoy your new books. I plan on reading Lola and the Boy Next Door eventually, I heard good things about it and the main character is named Lola, should be fun!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #85

    • trish

      I was thinking of you when I started it! In the book, it’s short for Dolores. Such a cute book, you’ll have to read it sometime.

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I loved the new Liane Moriarty…my copy is called Big Little Lies…I think they are the same book.

    I also got Dear Daughter this week. Enjoy your books and life….and thanks for visiting my blog.
    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted…AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE

    • trish

      I think it’s funny that it’s Little Lies here and Big Little Lies in the US. I can’t figure out why the title is different! The cover is very different too but both are fab, I think anyway.

  6. Rita @ My Home of Books

    I would like to read The Long Fall and Hello from the Gillespies.

    I wanted to look for some Rachael English books on Amazon, after you recommended her here, and darn if U.S. Amazon doesn’t have her! This may sound like a newbie question, but am I able to get e-books to my kindle from U.K. Amazon, or do I have to order a print book? Just wondering.

    I love that Bridget Jones bench—so cute and pretty!

    London is on my bucket list. Our relatives are from Ireland but apparently some moved to England a long time ago, so I can claim both countries 🙂 My brother & the family went to Ireland/England a few years ago, but they actually enjoyed being off the beaten path and only spent a couple days in London.
    Have a great week reading!
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…I’m Moving My Blog…

    • trish

      Rita, I asked Rachel English your question and she has offered to send a copy of her book to you! Isn’t she lovely :). Are you on twitter, if so let me know and I’ll connect you so you can pass on your details.

      • Rita @ My Home of Books

        Oh my gosh, you are so nice! And so is she for offering this. These type of authors are just the icing on the cake for book bloggers, and I do appreciate it and will review it after I read it. I can join twitter again, I guess– I was hacked 2x in one year, so I am afraid to make a new account. Thanks again, Trish!
        Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 8/2-8/4/14

        • trish

          I know I’m excited for you! Don’t worry about twitter, I’ll send her on your email address if that’s ok with you?

    • trish

      I’d love a book bench too but I’m sure they are well outside my budget! I love that they are being auctioned off to help a literacy charity though.

    • trish

      I have never read a King book. I can’t believe that I’ve never tried one as I love movies like Misery. I’m more a fan of mystery than horror though so I really like the sound of this one and am looking forward to it.

    • trish

      Thanks! I really do like that Agatha Christie one too and what’s really run is that you to follow clues on a map to find it. Ohhhh I so want to do that!

  7. Greg

    The Long fall and Hello From The Gillespies both look good. The cover of Gillespies is what drew me in, and the description sounds intriguing.

    Nice review of the ABC Murders, that makes me want to go find an Agatha Christie! I’ve only read a few but have been meaning to read more of her for a long time…
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #55

    • trish

      I only started Agatha Christie last year but I love them. I was so sure they would be stuffy but instead they are clever and timeless. You should grab one while researching your next bookstore showcase 🙂

      I finished The Long Fall yesterday and I really enjoyed it. The plot was easy to guess but it was still riveting.

    • trish

      I hoe After Math was still free! I know lots of my blogger friends are full of praise for this author so I was delighted to see it as a freebie 🙂

    • trish

      That sounds fantastic! And yay for winning one, sounds like a good conversation starter when you have people around 😮

  8. Charleen

    I have Mr. Mercedes on hold at the library. I would have had it by now, but I actually put my hold on suspend until the end of the month because I started getting so behind and so much else going on. Looking forward to it though.
    Charleen recently posted…August Hiatus

    • trish

      It’s nice to have it to look forward to. I’m getting excited about listening to it so I hope I’m not hyping it up too much in my head. Some friends have rating it highly on GR though so that’s promising.

    • trish

      Aw wasn’t AMOP was such a typical Rachel Harris book, it just made me grin from ear to ear! I love her characters and settings so much.

  9. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    I have seen those benches around and have been waiting for one of the bloggers I follow in the UK to finally go and visit these benches and post pictures of them. I think that would be soooo great to see !
    Angie @Angela’s Anxious Life recently posted…Sunday Post

    • trish

      Thanks Jenea, I think we all want one but I doubt our budgets would rise to it! It’s good they are being auctioned off to fund a literacy project though.

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