The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #47

September 13, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 51

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. 

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Randomness:

Urrggh!  This was not a good week; I got the vomiting bug.  I’ll spare you the details but it wasn’t pretty!

Also I’m just throwing this out there.  Last year I wrote a 12 days of Christmas rhyme and recommended books each day.  Check the link to see what I mean exactly, this year I’ll run it again if I get 11 bloggers who want to run one day of recommendations on their blog.  I’ll sponsor a giveaway also.  Is anyone interested?  I had fun with it last year but it’s too much work for one blogger!

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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?

Charleen @ Cheap Thrills discloses how she learned to start skipping reviews and stop feeling guilt.  I do skip reviews that don’t interest me.  When you read a lot of blogs, you need some method to filter with.  Do you feel guilt for not reading all the reviews?  Do you even like reading reviews?

Amy @ Ode to Jo & Katniss shares her Bookish Wedding Inspiration for The Hunger Games.  It’s stunningly perfect.

Ashley @ Nosegraze advises how to How to Block Spam Comments That Get Through Akismet.  Anything that helps stop spam is always a welcome tip.  And breaking news, I haven’t had a single spam comment since I installed this!

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer is getting ready for Christmas again with her seasonal HoHoHo Readathon.  I loved this last year and can’t wait to join in again.  This time round, I’m hosting a game called Name that Book during it, can’t wait to tease you all with it 😀

Kelley from Oh, The Books! admits that Sometimes Reading Stresses her Out.  Can you empathise?  I can but not exactly in the same way that it affects Kelley.  My stress is more from caring too much about my characters and absorbing their emotions in both good and bad ways.

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Books I have received to review:

 

None.  I turned down a few as I just want to catch up right now.

 

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Books I have bought:

Emma By Jane Austen

 

Emma by Jane Austen :  I was looking for a book to read for my Dust off Your Classics challenge and when I saw this in the audible sale, I had to grab it.  I’m exactly in the mood for some old style Austen romance.

 

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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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51 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #47”

    • trish

      Oh yay! I’m delighted! The Eight Maids Kick-Assing are all yours 😀
      Looking forward to seeing what books you recommend. I will email on the details as soon as I have enough people interested. Thanks!

  1. Lola

    That vomitting bug sounds nasty, I hope you are feeling better now!
    That christmas rhyme idea sounds interesting, I would love to host a day if you decide to do it again this year.
    I have a firewall and Askismet to counter spam and they seem to work quite well, only a few questionable comments got through since I switched to wordpress. And sometimes I am not even sure whether they are spam or not.
    Lola recently posted…My To-Be Read List #1: Chosen Book

    • trish

      That’s great Lola, I’ll put you down for one day so and will email you the details. Thanks! And yes that bug was soooo nasty *shudders*

  2. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Thanks for an interesting weekend post as always! I went over to Charleen’s blog and commented because I am feeling that same way, that I need to implement some sort of change to my blog but not alienate my faithful readers. I don’t have a huge following to my blog and I hate to risk losing even more people, hmm, I don’t know yet what I will do.

    I will definitely join in your 12 Days of Christmas feature! Count me in, Trish! Are you using the same song as last year? If so, may I have 7 dystopias awaiting? If you change it, then just choose something for me. 🙂 Sounds like fun– I was on hiatus around the end of last year and missed all of this.
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/13-9/14/14

    • trish

      7 Dystopias Awaiting is yours! Thanks Rita, I’ll send an email out with all the details when I have enough people. I really appreciate you joining in, I’m getting excited now as it will be fun to see what everyone recommends.
      I think Charleen’s post is very honest and we can all relate to it. I know I can’t read every review in my feed so I do pick and choose and pass on a lot of them. I’d rather read something that really interests me so at least I can have a genuine interaction over it. It is hard not to feel a bit guilty about skipping so many but there are only so many hours in the day and most of those are already full to the brim of non blogging stuff and I have to filter someway.

  3. Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

    Aww sorry you weren’t feeling good seems like it’s really going around! Hope you’re doing better now 🙂

    You can never…EVER go wrong with Jane Austen!

    If you get enough people to join in I’d love to take one of the 12 days…er days haha. If you’re sticking with those topics I think I could do either NA or dystopia fairly easy. (Hopefully haha!) Just let me know if you get enough blogs together.
    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books recently posted…Weekly Haul #31

    • trish

      Yay! Thanks Sheri, I think I’ll get enough blogs even if I have to twist some blogger arms to make up the final few :O The dystopia day is gone already so you can have Six Sizzling New Adults!! Well the day to recommend books in that category at least!
      I’m really looking forward to Emma, I haven’t read it before. I love Jane Austen, her romances just never date.

  4. Red Iza

    I’m sorry about the bug, it’s so unpleasant and tiring, I hope you feel better.
    Emmam is such a great choice 🙂 I’ve been skipping reviews for a long time : I’m following a hundred blogs on Bloglovin and simply can’t keep up. So I’m narrowing down to types of books I want to read only, and when I don’t, it’s for reviewers that I have a kind of friendship with 😉
    Anyway, have a better week 🙂
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    • trish

      I’m all ok again, thanks. Yes I follow 100ish blogs too and it used be double that! My method is pretty similar to yours but that works well for me. This way I enjoy what I read and my comments and interactions are genuine.

    • trish

      I hear you, it is a lot of work! By only reading reviews that I’m genuinely interested in though, it doesn’t feel like a chore.
      Ashley’s spam method worked perfectly for me. Still none since. Yay!

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Hope you are feeling better! Getting sick is no fun at all…and the throwing up kind is not even conducive to lying around reading.

    Enjoy the new week….and your new book. The cover on Emma is interesting.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.
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  6. Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

    I will take Four Contemporaries if no one else already has it.

    I read some reviews and skip some. It never crossed my mind to feel guilty about what posts I read and what ones I choose to skip. Not everything everybody posts interests me. Some days I skip everything in my Bloglovin feed just for lack of time.
    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA recently posted…Weekly Rewind : September 7-13

    • trish

      Yay! That’s great Jenna, I have put you down for that and will send an email with all the details when I have all the slots full. Thx!

    • trish

      I’m fine again, thanks. It was just one of those 48 hour bugs but nasty while it lasted. I haven’t had a single spam comment since I followed Ashley’s advise so I can highly recommend it.

  7. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    So sorry to hear you were sick. My 4 year old had a stomach bug this weekend but we’re over and done with it and I’m just hoping the rest of us stay healthy! 4 year olds bounce back a lot quicker than adults! Good for you for turning down review requests! I’m not great at it but should because I seriously need to get caught up. I haven’t read Emma yet but mean to so I hope you enjoy it. I definitely want to read more Austen. Have a great (and healthier)week!

    I’m curious about the 12 days of books. It does sound like a lot of fun. Maybe 5 cozy mysteries?
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – September 14

    • trish

      Yay! Thanks Katherine, 5 cozies is yours! I’ll send an email with the details once I have all the slots full (only 4 more to go now!).

    • trish

      You’re welcome Amy, it was such a good post, I had to share the love. And I’m really looking forward to Emma. I know you reviewed it lately, I’ll reread your thoughts once I’ve read it.

  8. Greg

    We’ve all been sick around here too. The weather has cooled off and bam- everyone gets a cold! Actually I got lucky and avoided it but I’ll probably get it too… Hope you’re feeling better. It’s nice to see the holiday events getting lots of sign ups, and yours looks like a lot of fun !
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #61 Baby It’s Cold Outside

    • trish

      Fingers crossed that you’ll avoid it Greg. It is the season for flus and bugs though, hopefully I’ve gotten mine out of the way now! I’m delighted that my slot is filling up quickly, holiday themes can be a lot of fun.

    • trish

      I only stop for a few days, never a few weeks! So I never really catch up :O I don’t think any of us ever do but that’s all part of the fun!

    • trish

      Yay, that’s great. Thanks Rachel, I’ll give you Eleven covers for Adoring if that’s ok so. Once all the slots are full (and they nearly are), I’ll email on the details.
      Locking yourself in the house sounds a bit drastic! :O I’m only planning ahead as November is a busy month for me and I’ve hols in Oct so I thought I’d get this semi organised now and then I can forget about it!

      • Rachel

        Sounds good to me! 11 Christmas-themed covers or any??

        I think I’ll definitely get organised this weekend, I have about 5 posts in my head, and two I’ve promised others, as well as some reviews to do! :-/ Need to get them out of me head and on to my blog!

        R x
        Rachel recently posted…Review: Far From You

    • trish

      Thanks Chelsea, I’m fine again. Just one of those quick bugs that make you feel awful but then you bounce back really quickly.
      I’ll give you day 12, it’s Twelve YA’s with lots of Kissing. They don’t need to be Christmas books, just books you’d recommend. I think you’ll manage to fill the slot easy enough! 🙂 I’ll email on the details at a later stage.
      I’m taking part in the HoHoHo readathon again this year too, it was fun last year reading myself into the Christmas zone with Christmas books so I’m off again this year!

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