The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News

August 10, 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




Warning!  Warning!  I’m about to explode in to extreme fangirling!  Because Tana French.  Postman….package…..ARC……!  Ok, see how incoherent this makes me. Let’s try again.

My favourite author is Tana French (if you don’t know her, go read her books, you can thank me later) and I have waited 2 long years for her newest book The Secret Place.  It is due out later this month but I was lucky enough to get an ARC.  Now even just getting my hands on this much-anticipated book is nearly enough to make me explode with excitement.  But just look at the package it came in.  I was all but hyperventilating as I unwrapped it.  I have been ‘saving’ the book all week so I can enjoy it properly at the weekend.  But I can’t deny that everyday I have been giving it fond, admiring looks and enjoying the thrill of anticipation.  Fingers crossed, it will be everything I want it to be.

ARC The Secret Place by Tana French


Second Chance Sunday – What happened here this week:




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

Rachel @ Parajunkee shares her list of Blogging Platforms Pros & Cons.  I’m a self-hosting convert but this shows all your options at a glance.

Terri @ Starlight Book Reviews chats about Keeping a Tidy TBR.  I know I’m fighting a losing battle on that front!

Miranda @ Tempest Books explains Why YOU Should Help Support LitRate!  I already have and I really want Ashley’s vision to become a reality.  You should at least take a look and see how fantastic it could be.

Angela @ Angela’s Anxious life shares the new Harry Potter UK Covers.  I’m not the biggest fan, I just think they look a bit childish.

Michael has a guest post @ Oh, The Books explaining what exactly  steampunk is.  Best explanation ever!

Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup dishes out some advise to authors when approaching bloggers.  We’ve all had horror stories so hopefully articles like this will improve communications.



Books I have received to review:


Afterworlds Back Home The Secret Place Trust in MeDangerous Boys


Thanks to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for my copy of Afterworlds.  I’m intrigued by the idea that is about an author writing a book and features a book within the book.  So I read the first few chapters on PulseIt and enjoyed it enough to request the ARC.

Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Books (UK) for my copy of Back Home.  I adored this book as a child and jumped at the chance to reread it.

I think you’ve probably already heard enough about The Secret Place!

Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster UK for Trust in Me.  The cover alone sold it to me!

Thanks to Abigail McDonald for my copy of Dangerous Boys.  I had already requested and was denied a copy on NetGalley so to be later offered a copy by the author was an unexpected but very welcome surprise.  I adored the twisty Dangerous Girls and am ready for another wild ride with this one!


Books I have bought:

Alll Our YesterdaysObsidianThe Husband's Secret


All Our Yesterdays was a daily deal on Audible for $3.95.  I have read lots of good reviews and I like that the book features time travel.

Obsidian was a kindle freebie last week.  I thought it was about time I jumped on the bandwagon with this much-loved YA alien series.

And my husband very kindly bought me a copy of The Husband’s Secret.  See drop enough hints and they eventually listen!  After falling in love with Little Lies, this was a must-read.



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”

    • trish

      I know, I’m still smiling! It was my best book post ever and I can’t wait to read it. I’m excited about Obsidian too and love the book blogging element to it. I don’t know why I’ve never started this series, everyone seems to be crazy about it.

  1. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    Fabulous new reads, Trish. I want to add them all to my TBR list, except for The Husband’s Secret, which I read and enjoyed. Tana French is still on my list of to-be-read authors. I purchased the first book in her series a long while ago. Thanks for putting her back on my radar screen.
    Catherine @ Book Club Librarian recently posted…Weekly Book Recap #77

    • trish

      I just <3 all of Tana's books, her writing is spell binding for me. Hope you get to enjoy the first book soon! Into The Woods is great, I must want to re-read it soon 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed The Husband's Secret Catherine.

  2. Cayce

    I got an (e)ARC of The Secret Place this week too!! *happy dance* Am currently reading it and it’s SO GOOD. 🙂

  3. Greg

    It’s always nice when a new book from a favorite author comes out. Hope it’s good! I liked your post on fiction set in WWI- the book I’m currently reading is set during that time frame and explores the changes that war brought to a privileged family in England.

    I’ve been curious about All Our Yesterdays too, the time travel element sounds cool.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #56

    • trish

      It’s the best feeling and 2 years was a really long time to wait!
      That book you are reading sounds good, I have my eye on it. It’s the one whose cover I admired last week isn’t it. I noticed it again on your currently reading this week. Look forward to your review.

  4. Steph from

    Hope you love your new Tara French book: the anticipation is frightening when we have something like that and then we begin to read,….

    Not too big on Steampunk, maybe because my hubs is a physicist and it just doesn’t make even imaginary sense to us, I don’t know? Spec Fic like paranormal never needs physics because of magic, but I like my scifi rooted in something I can relate to.
    Steph from recently posted…Sunday Post: A Painterly Week

    • trish

      The anticipation is equal parts delicious and terrifying!

      And I totally see why Steampunk doesn’t work for you. I like SciFi as it makes me explore concepts that I’d never have thought about. And I feel it challenges me a bit more than other genres too.

      Enjoy your week 🙂

    • trish

      I’ve finished Afterworlds and I LOVED it! Much more so than I did Uglies, this one is very different.

      Hope we both enjoy Obsidian 🙂

    • trish

      Well that’s a sign of a GREAT series! I’m looking forward to starting this one as there is just so much love for it.

      Still celebrating my Tana French book! Have a good week 🙂

    • trish

      STILL squeeing and dancing here about it! The packaging was fab, even the postman admired it! He said he wanted to read it too as it was just so intriguing, lol

  5. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    I totally understand the incoherent feeling 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying it! I need to look the author up, I’m not familiar with her.

    I agree about the Harry Potter covers, not loving them. I’m not sure if I’m just attached to the old ones, but they do feel very childish to me. Which is kind of ironic, because I feel like the original covers should have been more childish, since the books were initially written for a Middle Grade audience. But now you’d think they’d be less so, since obviously they transcend age boundaries. Oh well.

    Have a great week 🙂
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun recently posted…Sunday Post | 53rd Edition

    • trish

      There are so many covers now it’s hard to keep track. At least I don’t feel the need to go buy these just for the covers. The 15th anniversary ones on the otherhand, my life isn’t complete until I own them!

  6. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Great post this week! I love all the bookish news you share. I read the first Tana French and only gave it a 3.5 stars because I found the ending depressing and not how I wanted the plot to go, but that’s just me and it was just the one book. I really need to read the next one in her series, because I enjoy these detective stories. Glad you are able to indulge in a much-wanted book–it’s a great feeling!
    I notice that you get some books with different covers and even different titles: here in U.S. it is called Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Husband’s Secret has a different, and more attractive, cover. I enjoy all Ms. Moriarty’s books and am hoping to get (Big) Little Lies soon.
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 8/9-8/11/14

    • trish

      Into The Woods is my least favourite as the ending wrecked my head! The others are less open ended though. I’m still hoping she will come back someday and finish Rob’s story.
      Isn’t it strange when a book has a different title, I don’t get it! It happens a bit and gets confusing when looking for a book. I can understand different covers to a certain extent (and I like comparing them so that’s a win) but different titles is just frustrating.
      I do prefer the UK/Irish cover for this book too. But the US ones mostly win! It’s funny to google a really popular book and see all the various covers around the world, some are fab, some are woeful!

  7. Booketta

    I don’t know Tana French’s books, I shall take a sneaky peek. Btw excellent post about Why Memes are not evil incarnate. I know what you mean about being snobbish. Its not snobbish ness with me just time to keep up with them and not join in and post once.

    • trish

      Thank you! They are a lot more time consuming than people realise and that’s why I have to limit them. I don’t think there is any issue with posting once though, I don’t think there is any commitment duty with them (apart from visiting some others that day). Your blog, your rules 🙂

    • trish

      The very best feeling in the world. I’m still smiling and dancing inside over it 🙂
      Daemon, YES! I’m looking forward to making his acquaintance!!

  8. Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More

    That’s exciting you got an ARC from your favorite authors. I’ve been there too, doing the happy dance and getting weird looks from my family (they just don’t understand lol). I hope you enjoy the book! I’ve read Obsidian and loved it. It’s a fun story but I need to read the rest of the series. I hope you have a great week!!
    Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 15

    • trish

      Ohh yes there was dancing up and down the hall! And nope, nobody understands except for bloggers! You get it 😉

    • trish

      Yay, your co blogger and I are now insta friends! I love time travel so I’m excited about All Our Yesterday’s.

  9. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    Look at all the books you received. I plan on reading all this week and doing nothing else. OK I lie.. I am already blog hopping. I think it’s fun you got a book you have been waiting for. How fun!! I never get ARCs but it would be great to get one I had been waiting a long time for. Happy Sunday!
    Angie @Angela’s Anxious Life recently posted…Utah Book Month

    • trish

      It was sweet! And I am way over my limit on books now so trying to rein it in for a few weeks while I get back down to more manageable levels!
      Enjoy blog hopping! I love that nearly as much as reading 🙂

  10. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    So many awesome books here!! I loved All Our Yesterdays and I’m a big fan of the Lux series (though, if I’m being honest, I wasn’t super crazy about the first book – the series grew on me as it went on). And I really want to read Afterworlds too. Great haul!

    By the way, I’m responding to your comment on my blog here because my commenting system went a little crazy and I had to delete it (ugh – it happens to me sometimes). Anyway, just thought I’d say that I was SO excited to read Ugly Love that I read it as soon as I got it – but I have to confess that I didn’t love it quite as much as Hoover’s other books. Some other people did, so hopefully you will!
    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction recently posted…Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/24/14

  11. Beth @ Books & Ducks

    This will be on my Sunday Post this week BUT I am reading my first Tana French book sometime in the next week or two! I got “In The Woods” from the library and am SO excited to read it. Awesome week!
    Beth @ Books & Ducks recently posted…Review: Fangirl

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