The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #46

September 7, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 28

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 didn’t do a Sunday Post last week as I had a week off work and as Sunday was my last day off, I decided to go to the beach instead.  My favourite beach is a 45 minute drive away and I always come back feeling like I’ve had a mini holiday.  It was too cold for swimming (for me, my husband was straight in there but I’m a wimp) and I relaxed with my book instead.  Much more enjoyable!

beach

Reading wise, I’m still loving thrillers.  If you need advise on where and how to hide a body, talk to me, I’m getting to be quite the expert!  I love the twists and thrills of these books though and after neglecting them for most of last year, I’m furiously to trying catch up now.  Do you switch genres like that?  I mix it up a lot but tend to focus on one genre.  Last year was all about YA, 2014 is the year of mystery and I can’t wait to see what 2015 will be. **********************************************************************************************************************************

Second Chance Sunday – What happened here this week:

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

Dee @ Dee’s Reads is discussing the recent witch book influx!  Have you noticed this?  I don’t think I have read enough witch books so I’m taking some of Dee’s recommendations to remedy that.

Miranda @ Tempest Books chats about The Best Places to Buy Cheap Books.  Where do you look for bargains?  My favourites are Amazon (I love their daily deals) and charity shops.  It’s amazing what you can find when your are prepared to root around a bit.

Ana @ Read Me Away breaks down The Next Best Girl trope in YA books.  I know I see this a lot and it feels overdone.  Worse than that it’s predictable as we know just how it’s going to end.

Asti @ Oh, The Books! shares all the details on how she helped publish a book.  I love inside looks into the industry like this.

Alma @ Journey Through Fiction reveals Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging.  What would your advise to a newbie blogger be?  Mine is carry a notebook for those moments when creativity strikes and don’t be afraid to take breaks.

Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup is running a NaNoWriMo bloggy style.  Can you schedule 30 posts during November?  *gulps* Well I can try, it would be great to get ahead like that and I like the idea of such a challenging challenge.  I’m IN!

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Books I have received to review:

The Memory Key When I wasn't watching Rebecca is always Right Black Wreath

 

Thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Teen for The Memory Key by Liana Liu.  As soon as I saw this book was set in a five-minute-into-the-future-world, I immediately downloaded it.  I love science fiction books with a time manipulation theme.

Thanks to NetGalley and Carina Press for When I Wasn’t Watching by Michelle Kelly.  Thrillers are my go-to genre at the moment and I can’t get enough of them.

Thanks to O’Brien Press for Rebecca is always Right by Anna Carey.  This is a young sounding YA book and it looks super cute.  I’m anticipating a fun read with this one.

Thanks to O’Brien Press for Black Wreath by Peter Sirr.  This is a YA Historical Fiction set in 1730s Dublin and colonial America.  It looks a bit dark and I’m intrigued by the setting.

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Books I have bought:

Only Ever Yours

 

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill is a YA dystopia by a young Irish author that has been getting some rave reviews.  Really, really REALLY looking forward to this one.

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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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28 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #46”

  1. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Good weekly post as always. I just picked up a few new titles from you 🙂
    The Memory Key and When I Wasn’t Watching, and perhaps Black Wreath and Only Ever Yours. You have an eclectic sense of genre, and I like to see what you are reading. Enjoy your books this week.
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/6-9/8/14

    • trish

      I know I like to try a little of everything. I’m a huge mood reader too so I like to have a decent selection of genres to choose from.
      I think Only Ever Yours is the book I’m most excited about as it’s been getting rave reviews and I do enjoy dystopia books when they are well done.

  2. Greg

    I tend to mix genres too, read a lot of historical fiction last year and it seems to be YA this year, although I’ve had a few mysteries too. I like the sound of The Memory Key, saw that one recently and was very curious- and Only Ever Yours looks good too. The Amazon reviews I saw were very positive.
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    • trish

      I love historical fiction too and have neglected it a bit over the last few years. I think YA is very popular right now and there are some great books coming out so I know I will always read a lot of it.
      The Memory Key sounds excellent but I haven’t read any reviews yet. It’s an interesting concept.

    • trish

      I do love the swim but the water in Ireland is always freezing. Not for wimps! I love the beach though and sound of the waves, just so relaxing and a great place to read.

    • trish

      I probably shouldn’t really be posting about that! Especially after all the conspiracy theories I have been reading about, I’m just setting myself up to be framed :O LOL

    • trish

      No worries, I’m really excited about Blog Ahead! I hope lots of people join in so we can all egg each other on.
      Fab view for reading and I love listening to the waves while I read too. So relaxing.

    • trish

      When I Wasn’t Watching has been a very emotional read so far and I’m enjoying it. I haven’t ever read any cosy mysteries yet as I always think they sound a bit twee. I should really try one though and not just assume. Have a good week Catherine 🙂

    • trish

      There is nothing like a mystery book for working your brain I think. And they always become the unputdowable books too as you need to know whats happening.

  3. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I go through reading fazes, too. The last couple years I’ve read mostly fantasy. Before that I read romance. I used to read mostly mysteries, but now read only a handful each year.

    I love your beach photo. Getting to the beach is always so much fun even when the water is too cold.

    I’ll have to go check out some of your links. I’m really interested in the NaNoWriMo blog style. I’m going to check that out. Hope you have a great week.
    Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic recently posted…Sunday Post: Sep 7

    • trish

      It’s funny when you sit back and think about it, just how our reading does follow a pattern. I hadn’t really realised it before but blogging makes those patterns very obvious.
      NaNoWriMo for blogs sounds like it will be good fun. Maybe see you there 🙂

    • trish

      I agree beaches and books make for a killer combo! I think both of those books sound great too and I have high hopes for them, fingers crossed.

    • trish

      LOL, hopefully you won’t actually need my services! Nothing like a good thriller from time to time, they are such absorbing books as you need to put it all together asap.

    • trish

      A good thriller can be such an absorbing, captivating read as it’s fun to try and figure it all out. I adored Gone Girl but didn’t like Dark Places, So I think Gillian Flynn is hit and miss for me. I will try out Sharp Objects soon though. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Lola

    That trip to the beach sounds like a relaxing day off! I don’t read a lot of mystery books, but the oens I read where books I enjoyed. I think the only few series I could catgeorize as being in that genre that I’ve read are The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, the Kara Gillian series by Diana rowland and Nadia Stafford series by kelley Armstrong. I really enjoyed them and would love to read something similiar. I hope you have a great week!
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    • trish

      I haven’t read of those Lola, I will check some of them out to see if they are the type I like. What I love are psychological thrillers that freak me out and keep me guessing.
      The trip to the beach was fun, I love it there 🙂

  5. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I’m so jealous! I would love to go to the beach and just relax, but the nearest beach is like 5 or 6 hours a way. I don’t really focus on one genre at a time, or even one age group. I always read a variety because I get bored easily if I try to stick to one. Sadly that means I can’t really binge read series like so many others. I’m glad you had a good weekend Trish!
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas recently posted…Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – Verily A New Hope

    • trish

      Thats a long way from the beach. I suppose that’s one of the best things about living on a small island, you are never too far from water!
      I do know what you mean about reading one genre exclusively, I’d get bored with that too. I read a mixture all the time but I do see that one tends to dominate. I could never read all the same variety back to back, I’m far too much of a mood reader for that.
      Have a great week 🙂

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