The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News

August 17, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 36

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:

I’m sure this isn’t news to any of you but I’m the worst proof reader in the world.  Every single time I press publish, I see an error and want to kick myself.  The ode below says it better than I ever could.  Well last weekend I found a great (free) plugin called TinyMCE Spellcheck, it checks your post for you.  I know, genius!  I’m raging no one told me about this so I’m telling you.  If you are self-hosted and typos love to shame you; go get it.

Ode-to-the-typographical-error

image source : http://learnhowtoblog.com.au

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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?

Nuz from Say It With Books confesses to 20 truths from a part time blogger.  I was nodding my head to all, bet you will be too.

Kelley from Oh, The Books shares her experience of Writing in the Margins.  I never really wanted to do this before but after seeing Kelley’s post and doodles, now I do!  I just need to find the right book to have this experience with.

Kim from Caffeinated Book Reviewer is celebrating her 3rd Blogoverary with a Scavenger Hunt.  Fun idea, go play and Good Kim Hunting!

Laura @ Laura Plus Books is discussing Your Favourite Kind of Ending?  I like unpredictable endings and I don’t really mind if they are happy or sad as long as they make sense.  When all the book have happy endings, that seems pointless to me.  I want to be kept guessing.

Asti from Oh, The Books blogs about breaking up with features.  Thankfully I think she had second thoughts and is keeping one of favourite features – Bookish Parade – around for a little longer.  How long do you keep your features running?  My main one is Green Giants and I still love it so it’s not getting the boot anytime soon.  Other features though, I started and dropped as I lost interest/motivation but I may resurrect them someday if I get fresh ideas on them.

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Books I have received to review:

Someone Else's Skin found

 

Thank to Bookbridgr and Headline for Someone Else’s Skin.  You all know I’m a sucker for books that mention secrets in the tagline.  Ohhhh a secret that will destroy you….just pass me the book already!

Thanks to Netgalley and Orion for Found.  I loved the first two books in this YA thriller series, the only YA thriller books that really capture the vibe of adult thrillers.  The only problem is I now have no recollection of the events in the first two books.  I know they were twisty and complicated, let’s just hope there is a good recap at the start.

 

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Books I have bought:

Faking It

Faking It was on sale.  It HAD to be bought.  Forget the fact that I just wrote a post 30 minutes prior to that confessing that I had too many books.  It’s Cora Carmack and my fingers one-clicked before my brain caught up!  Nice one fingers 🙂

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

    • trish

      Aw Cait, that’s a sickner. It’s bad enough when it’s a post but at least that’s easily fixed. A graphic that you’ve put a lot of work in to is enough to make your tear your hair out. And I KNOW I’d be twitching too 🙁 Curse those typos!

    • trish

      I love Harlan even if he scares the life out of me at times. His bad guys are really BAD!
      Stupid typos! Let’s hope my new solution helps my blushes 🙂

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    I just read a post of mine this week and found like 3 errors I had to fix…It drives me crazy! Going to have to check out that plug-in.

    Faking it looks so cute, I have seen that one around before hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week!!!

    • trish

      Agghh, tell me about it! I just never seem to read them carefully enough. Fingers crossed the plugin will help.

    • trish

      I know, they are the bane of my life! I’ll let you know about the Cora Carmack book after I read it. Are you afraid it’s too explicit? I can’t remember now if Losing It was or wasn’t. All I can remember is how funny it was. But I’ll tweet you if it’s a must read 🙂

  2. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    So much to relate to in your post…typos, not remembering the details of previous books in a series…

    Keep up the good work on your Green Giants feature–I always enjoy it and it gives me ideas of which books to buy when I visit.

    Enjoy the week ahead, Trish.
    Catherine @ Book Club Librarian recently posted…Weekly Book Recap #78

  3. Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

    Oohh typos! This happens me far too often for my liking 🙂 What makes it even worse, I end up mixing up letters in little words, when all the bigger words are OK! Or, I type too fast and I add letters where they shouldn’t exist! Le sigh.

    Hope you love Faking it, and if it’s on sale it doesn’t count! (At least that’s my excuse anyway 😉 ) Have a great week!
    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction recently posted…Stacking & The Sunday Post: 1-15 August

    • trish

      Oh, this is so me too! I’m always typing ‘if’ instead of ‘of’ and when I read back on comments I leave behind on blogs, I want to cry! I’m too careless to read back properly. Le sigh, is right! :O

    • trish

      Oh well, it’s not the end of the world! I just cringe afterwards when I see them. But *shrugs*, it happens us all 🙂

    • trish

      I know that poem says it perfectly. Those pesky typos drive me crazy! I had a great laugh reading Losing It so I’m hoping for more of the same from Faking it. Have a good week 🙂

  4. Rita @ My Home of Books

    I just went back and commented on your discussion on how many books are too many–chuckling over that title–short answer: so many books, so little time..

    I enjoyed your Finding Claire Fletcher review as she is a lesser-known go-to author for me, and a nice person to boot. I am interested in Someone Else’s Skin, so creepy looking, and I’ve read all Harlan Coben stand-alones but haven’t tried his YA series. If you are praising it for being “more adult-like” I’m in! He’s a great storyteller!

    Have a great week. I just love your newsy Sunday Posts. Lots of fun to read all the links.
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 8/16-8/18/14

    • trish

      I agree, Harlan is great at sucking me in with his plots. I never see the twists coming and he just adds twist after twist till you don’t know what way is up! And his YA books are just as tricky which I love. They are a loose tie in with his adult series about Myron as they feature Myron’s nephew.
      And thanks for the feedback, always good to hear 🙂

    • trish

      Cora’s books are great, I love her humour! So I’m really looking forward to this one.
      And those typos! I make all the mistakes, leaving words out, adding extra words in, small words spelt wrong. You name, I do it!

  5. Lola

    I am terrible at spelling and grammar en often when I re-read a review I notice so many errors I fel bad I even managed to publish that :(. But often I just read right over all the errors and only notice them days or weeks later. I might have to check out that plugin!
    I’ve read all books in the Losing It series so far except for the last novella, Losing It is still my favourite book in the series.
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #87

    • trish

      I loved Losing It as well.

      If my post has shown me anything it is that we all make those typos so now I don’t feel so bad about them. I do think the plugin is helping me catch some of them so it’s well worth checking out.
      Have a good week Lola 🙂

  6. Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More

    Typos!! I’ve made that mistake on Twitter so many times lol. But I’ll have to look up that plugin for my blog. I bought Faking It and Losing It while they were on sale but I still haven’t read them. I hope you like it. Have a great week!!!
    Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 16

    • trish

      I’m always deleting tweets after finding spelling mistakes in them. I need a spellcheck on twitter and just about everywhere really.
      I loved Losing It, hope you enjoy it as much when you get to it 🙂

  7. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    I saw your post about fertility. Sorry to hear about your issues. I don’t have kids (I didn’t want kids) and now you have to be ready for that side of the coin. People always look at me with pity.. sometimes I just want to shout at them that not all women are meant to be mothers and that I am going to be OK. You just have to be happy with yourself. Have a great week!
    Angie @Angela’s Anxious Life recently posted…Sunday Post

    • trish

      I hear you Angie! I wish people didn’t assume that they knew what the next step for someone should be. Drives me CRAZY!

  8. Greg

    Ah, typos. So irritating! Sounds like a great little tool. Found by Coben looks good… thanks for the links too, the one from Nuz is so true of course.

    Have an awesome week!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #57

    • trish

      Handy little plugin and so far it is working well for me. I’ve enjoyed most of the HC books that I’ve read so I’m hoping this one works out well for me too.

  9. Savindi

    Ohhh TinyMCE sounds fantastic because I’m thinking about going the self-hosting route as well, so that sounds perfect. I love the cover of Someone Else’s Skin. It’s got that haunting feel t it going on. I hope you enjoy all of your books! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :).
    Savindi recently posted…The Book Blogger Test

  10. trish

    Good luck with the move to self hosting (if and when it happens). It was the best thing I ever did. So many little plugins that just save you so much time and effort when it comes to blogging.

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