The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #48

September 21, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 34

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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In preparation for a Halloween Post I’m planning, I asked my husband this week what was the scariest movie he ever saw.  His answer – our wedding video!  Huh :O

Thanks to everyone who joined my 12 days of Christmas holiday special.  It is always a bit scary trying to find people to join in something, in case it flops and then you feel like a failure.  But this one filled up really quickly, so thanks everyone for making me feel like I’m winning!  Much appreciated 🙂

And in reading news, I had a shelf on Goodreads marked ‘2014 stalking must read asap” and these were all the books I really, really wanted to buy and read this year.  It was a short, exclusive list and now I’ve ticked them all off.  It feels great.  It can be tricky balancing review books with other books and making a list helped me make sure I made time for them.  Next up books I won, I keep ignoring these.  But now their day is coming!


Second Chance Sunday – What happened here this week:


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

Kelley @ Oh, The Books! shows what Books Pages look like Through the Eyes of a Synesthete.  I’m fascinated with this and always love hearing more about it.

Miranda @ Tempest Books wants to know How Quickly Can You Read.  And there is a fun test too.

Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup has a helpful post for Authors on making an interview/guest post shine.  It thought is was interesting as it also helps me think outside the box if I was ever writing interview questions.

Rachel @ Parajunkee shares Ten Post Ideas That Will Draw Traffic to Your Book Blog.  Nice mixture so you are sure to find something to inspire you.


Books I have received to review:

The Waiting GameCentral Park ShowdownThe Snow Child


Thanks to O’Brien Press for The Waiting Game by Sheila Bugler.  Love that cover and I really enjoyed a previous book I read by this author.  I’m a sucker for good police/detective series and this seems to be one.

The O’Brien Press also spoiled me with Evie Brooks in Central Park Showdown.  I read and reviewed the first book in this series earlier this week and it’s an adorable read for younger readers.

Thanks to Bookbridgr and Tinder Press for The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.  This is based on a Russian fairytale and looks fantastic.  I’m putting it aside for the HoHoHo readathon but a little reluctantly as I really want to just dive straight in!  I do like anticipating books though!



Books I have bought:

None! Despite temptation, I hung tough and didn’t buy any.



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34 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #48”

    • trish

      He is a cheeky git! We had a good laugh about it though :O The secret to my success with the GR shelf is there were only 8 of so books on it, so it was just a drop in the ocean compared to my TBR list but it’s a start!

    • trish

      I think by keeping it a very short list worked for me Catherine. So I only put the books that excited me the most on it. Now I must add to it again! :O

  1. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Trish, I like the idea that you had a must-read list on GR and checked it off! I will try this experiment sometime, if you don’t mind me copying you…though I’m not as organized and disciplined as you!

    I’m happy to participate in your 12 Days of Christmas and can’t wait to do it.

    I am now totally interested in The Raven books. I love your review that quoted from the books and the writing is so lyrical. What a talented author she is! Need to look for it!

    Thanks for all the links for us to check out further, and have a wonderful week.
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…The Lemon Orchard Review

    • trish

      Fire ahead! I think by keeping that list very short and full of exciting sounding books, it became a manageable task and not another to-do list. Now I can go add more to it 🙂

      The Raven Boys series is fantastic. It has a little bit of everything in it but Maggie Shiefvater’s prose just blows me away, it is exciting and unique. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did whenever you get to them.

    • trish

      NYC is one of my favourite settings too (in books and real life!), it just adds a lovely energy to a book and it a huge draw for me.
      I’m happy the must-read shelf worked out so well. Now I’m plotting what books to add to it next! 🙂

  2. Greg

    Your 12 Days of Christmas feature should be fun, looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. I’m enjoying seeing all the holiday prep going on, so many fun readathons and features and stuff.

    The Snow Child looks very good, I think that will be a great HoHoHo readathon pick. After reading the blurb I’m very curious about it. The Waiting Game looks like a good suspense read too. And I clicked on your Marooned in Manhattan review, the title caught my eye- that sounds like a great book for younger readers. Nice job on the reviews.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #62 Readathons- one scary, one merry

    • trish

      I do think The Snow Child sounds fascinating! It’s not really a Christmas read but there is snow so it counts! lol And yes Marooned in Manhattan is perfect for younger readers, there is loads there to appeal to them.

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Congrats on not buying any books! Every week I say this is the week and every week I give in! I’m excited about the 12 days of books! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! I really enjoyed The Snow Child and it really wasn’t something that would usually appeal to me. I found the writing just really gorgeous. Love the cover for Central Park Showdown. Looks like a fun read. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – September 21

    • trish

      Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed The Snow Child! The blurb caught my attention and I have high hopes that it will work out for me.
      I’m trying really hard not to buy books right now. It helps that I’m going on holidays next month and I’m trying to save money towards that. But someday I’ll break out and go on a massive book splurge. It always happens 😛

  4. Lola

    It certainly can be tricky balancing review books with other books, it sounds like a great idea to make a list for this. I have a few books I really want to read this year, but I’ve been reading slow and thus not having much time for other books beside review books. Maybe I’ll try that list idea next year!
    And I am so excited for your 12 days of Christmas holiday special! And I am glad to hear all the spots filled up so fast.
    I loved Anna her post about interviews, I am so terrible at interviews and I love how she conducts the interviews for her blog. Her post was so helpfull.

    The books you got this week sound interesting, I hope you’ll enjoy them!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #92

    • trish

      I found that I was reading more review books than any other books and that wasn’t really what I wanted to do. I’m glad the list made me focus a little and helped me prioritise other books that I wanted to get to.
      Anna’s post was great. I haven’t done an interview ever as I’m shy about them for some reason. But I feel I have more of idea now of the approach I would take and I’d definitely want to keep it chatty and relaxed.

    • trish

      He got lots of smart answers but sadly that wasn’t one of them! Hah, I’ll squeeze it in somewhere LOL
      Only 6 review books sounds like bliss. It’s nice to feel no pressure and have lots of time for all the other books on your TBR. I still have 20ish but it’s going down slowly and steadily and I feel on top of it right now. Feels good 🙂

  5. Laura Thomas

    I fell off the wagon and nabbed quite a few books this week. My excuse…gathering books to review for the holidays. LOL
    I’d really like to read The Waiting Game. I enjoy a good police procedural.
    Thanks for sharing your Sunday visits. I checked each one out. It’s late right now so I’ll stop by and comment on them tomorrow. My eyes are blurring. LOL
    Laura Thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Bookshelf #79 and The Sunday Post~ Now that’s a lot of books!

    • trish

      Ah, the old gathering-books-for-review excuse! I may have used that in the past! :O

      I hope the eyes are back to normal. Blog hopping can be quite the workout for them!

    • trish

      It does look fun doesn’t it. I read the first book in the series lately (Marooned in Manhattan) and it was just so cute and funny so I’m expecting more of the same.

    • trish

      I know, all the lists are never-ending! But as long as they are full of great sounding books, then it’s ok 🙂
      Really looking forward to The Snow Child, it looks and sounds great.

    • trish

      It was only a short reading streak as the list was SO short. But I’m still glad I got to those books as I really, really wanted to. Now to add a few more to it :O

  6. Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books

    First of all, is your husband still breathing? Haha what a butt love it! I’m glad you got enough people for the 12 days yay! I’m looking forward to throwing mine in 😀 And that’s awesome that you made it through that short shelf on GR. I’ve attempted stuff like that many times but I have a hard time weeding it down to a short and doable list. Heck I didn’t even make it through the 10 books I put down on my summer TBR TTT. I fail haha. I also can’t seem to make it through a week without getting at least ONE new book so seriously good job on both lol 🙂
    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books recently posted…Entangled Brazen Mini ARC Reviews

    • trish

      He IS still alive but revenge is a dish best served cold!! So I’ll get him back :O LOL

      I made a summer tbr list back in 2013 on the blog and I still haven’t read some of those! I keep getting distracted by other books! I’m too fickle. The GR Shelf kept this lot of books in my mind though and so I actually made it through for once.

      I’m great for resisting books for a few weeks but then I fall off the wagon in spectacular fashion by buying ALL the books in one crazy splurge so I NEVER get ahead!! Oh well, could be doing worse :O

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