The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #53

November 23, 2014 meme 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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Randomness:

I have finally found a way incorporate rereading into my life.  I have been neglected it for far too long as I kept choosing my new books/arcs ahead of beloved old favourites.  But now I have started accumulating the best of the best on Audio with my audible credits.  I have been listening to The Likeness by Tana French and it has cemented its place as my favourite book ever.  Such an easy and fun way to make time for rereading.

Blog Ahead (NaNoWriMo bloggy style) Update :  I joined in the NaNoWriMo challenge to schedule 30 new posts by the end of November.  After a week in, I moved my goal down to 20 as that was just more realistic for the limited time I have and I didn’t want to stress myself out over trying to reach an unrealistic goal.  And I’m right on track!  I have 15 posts scheduled now which I’m amazed at, the further ahead I get the easier my immediate blogging future looks.

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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?

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses why She Can’t Choose a Favorite (of Anything!)?  Is this something you can identify with?

Kim @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer confesses that she has Become An Audiobook Junkie.  Me too, me too!!

Kelley from Oh, The Books! has created a Sci-Fi Ya Periodic Table.  It’s strikingly lovely but also super useful if you are looking for themed Sci Fi books to read.

Ana from Read Me Away chats about Why She Loves Science Fiction.  I think Ana nails it with her reasons.

Rachel from Confessions of a Book Geek has EXCLUSIVE BOOKISH GIFT DISCOUNTS that she has negotiated with some Etsy sellers.  There are some great bookish gift ideas there.  I love the splats in particular, they are just so damn cute!

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Books I have received to review:

Keep Quiet by Lisa ScottolineA Memory of VioletsVendetta by Catherine Doyle

 

Thanks to BookBridgr and Headline for my copy of Keep Quiet.  I know I’ve read one book by Lisa Scottoline before and I *think* I enjoyed it.  Easily known I read it prior to finding Goodreads!

Thanks to Tasty Book Tours for my copy of A Memory of Violets.  It’s historical fiction based around flower sellers in 1912 London and I think it just sounds wonderful.  And that cover is fab.

Thanks to Chicken House for my copy of Vendetta.  It’s a debut YA thriller novel by a young Irish Author.  Set in the criminal underworld in Chicago, it sounds pretty gritty.  I did wonder about the Chicago setting but reading the authors bio I see her mother grew up there.  The book came beautifully wrapped in a black ribbon with red petals, I was super impressed with it.

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Books I have bought:

I’ve decided to declare November as Book Stopember and am buying no books.  Instead I’m doing something novel and am actually going to read the books I’ve already bought!

Ahem.. I might have cheated slightly as I bought 2 bookish things!  But they aren’t fiction books so they don’t clog up my to-be-read and they haven’t arrived yet so *technically* I’m in the clear!   Outside The Lines is a colouring books for adults (so excited about this!) and I hope my sister isn’t reading as I bought her one too.  And I got a Wreck This Journal as I have wanted one of these for a long time and look forward to creating havoc inside it!  If they go well you might see my work on both on the blog at some stage.

Outside the Lines Wreck this Journal

 

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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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34 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #53”

  1. PagesAndTea

    I can’t wait to see your work on Wreck This Journal – I saw this in the bookshop a few days ago and was SO tempted to get one but so far I’ve held off as I’m usually someone who likes to keep my books in perfect condition, so being encouraged to wreck a book seems both strange but brilliant.

    I also really like the idea of an adult colouring book and was thinking of treating myself to one for Christmas, so I can’t wait to see your progress updates on that too!
    PagesAndTea recently posted…Sunday Post #12

    • trish

      I’m so excited about both books. I’m like a kid! But when I mentioned the colouring book to my 75 year old mother, she got excited too. So I guess you are never too old for this kind of stuff!

  2. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    That’s exactly what I do with my audio credits, too. I pick favorite books so I can listen to them. And I mostly listen to books when I’m doing something that makes it impossible for me to actually read at the same time.
    Very nice haul this week 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy them a lot – maybe one will become a new fave you will get on audio?
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…The Sunday Post #7 – Visit from my mom

    • trish

      Fingers crossed! At first I was reluctant to spend more money on a book I already owned but once I got over that, it was a great move. Glad to hear that you do the soon and that it works for you too.

  3. Greg

    I like to do re- reads too, one thing about blogging is you read so many books and then later it can be hard to remember this one or that. At least for me. 🙂 I’ve been thinking of getting into more audio books but I have not done it yet, I need to…

    I loved your book proverbs post, that was fun! #’s 2 and 7 totally cracked me up. 🙂
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #71 Holiday Open House

    • trish

      I found audio books trick at first as listening to them (and not drifting off) takes practise. Or it did for me anyway. But once I started listening to the right type, I found it a perfect way to read at times when I normally can’t.

  4. Lola

    Your doing great with the blog ahead challenge! 15 posts scheduled is a lot, I haven’t counted mine yet, but I am doing pretty well! I had a bout of inspiration this week and started scheduling posts for January.

    I’ve never tried an audiobook yet, it sounds like a great way to re-read books! I am not sure if it’s something for me, but I do want to give audiobooks a try once!

    Hope you have a great week and keep up the good work for blog ahead!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #101

    • trish

      I’m so glad I did the Blog Ahead challenge as I feel it has gotten me back into the swing of scheduling posts and built up a bit of a buffer for me. Glad to hear yours is going well too, I love when bouts of inspiration hit!
      It took me a while to get into audiobooks but I love them now.

  5. Cayce

    Oh, I have seen Wreck This Journal at a store a few weeks ago and almost bought… but I don’t know… it was smaller than I expected… still, might buy it at some point. And please show us some work in progress pictures of your wrecking!! I love those 🙂

    • trish

      Is it small? Aw, oh well at least I’ll know that now and downgrade my expectations a little. It hasn’t arrived yet but I’m so looking forward to both this and my colouring book. I’ll have to see what my journal looks like, I’m not artistic and most wreck my journals that I have seen images of are works of art!

    • trish

      It absolutely makes sense. Even hearing the voices that the narrator does is fun when you already have an impression in your head of what the character would sound like. You should try using them for a re-read to see how it works for you, I can highly recommend it!

  6. Kristin T.

    I should have joined the Blog Ahead challenge – I’m so behind on my reviews…maybe next year! I’ve been seeing A Memory of Violets all over the blogs and will be interested in reading your thoughts on the book.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin T. recently posted…The Sunday Post #48 (11.23.14)

    • trish

      Blog Ahead was great to help me feel a little on top of things heading into Dec. You should join next year, there was a great group on FB and we all encouraged each other along.
      A Memory of Violets was a really emotional read, loved it!

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I don’t do audio, but maybe I wouldn’t mind listening if the book is a reread…Hmm. Great idea, Trish!

    I loved Keep Quiet…hope you enjoy it, too, and I am curious about Vendetta.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
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    • trish

      You should try it Laurel, it’s such an easy way to add in rereads and you don’t need to listen quite so hard! Now that I’m in the habit of listening to audiobooks I love them but it is a bit of a skill to get used to it so I think re-reads is a perfect way in.

  8. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I want the Outside the Lines book!! I love grownup coloring books. I’m tryig to figure out how to get rereads back in or even just TBR books because I do tend to let review books take over. Memory of Violets sounds fantastic! I look forward to your review of that one. I have an earlier book by Gaynor but haven’t read it yet. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – November 23

    • trish

      I really enjoyed Memory of Violets, it was just such an emotional read. I’m presuming you have the Girl Who Came Home by her as I think these are her only 2 books. I want to read that one soon, I love all things Titanic.
      Outside the Lines CAME! It’s fab 🙂

  9. Berls

    I have the same problem with rereads, but I have tons of audio books I still want to read, so that wont work for me. I need to just schedule some time to reread!

    OMG an adult coloring book! I NEED it! I mean, I love to color but rarely have an excuse or good place to do it. I’ll have to put this on my Christmas wish list.

    • trish

      Rereading is hard! I love my old favourite books but I want to read all the new ones too, I just can’t make it all balance.
      My colouring book CAME! It’s fab, really funky looking and I’m having great fun with it. Deffo add to your Christmas list, it’s so relaxing sitting down watching TV and colouring away!

    • trish

      Aw that’s a pity about Blog Ahead but there’s always next year 🙂 Good luck catching up and I hope you enjoy your new home!

    • trish

      Anna, I’m thanking you everyday for starting this challenge. My Dec calendar (for real life, not blogging!) is filling up so fast and it’s so good to know the blog is sorted!

  10. Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Omg, first.. I didn’t know u could do nano for blog posts? But, it’s kind of obvious now lol. That’s amazing. Proud of you!
    Second, I love the look of the memory of violets. Can’t wait for your review 🙂
    Also, that adult coloring book looks brilliant! I want one.. *goes on the book depository and searches*
    You had an awesome week! Btw I’ll tweet you bc I wrote and scheduled my classics posts. Still deciding on which to choose. I kinda think I need to read Rebecca…

    • trish

      I’m loving my colouring book, it’s really funky and it’s just so relaxing to colour away in it while I’m watching tv. By the way, I never got around to commenting but I loved your post on Read Me Away, it really inspired me to get more creative. I was someone who couldn’t draw so labeled myself ‘not artistic’ but the reality is I love art so now I’m doing things like my colouring book and wreck my journal and just letting that side of me out. Thanks for encouraging me to just go for it and not worry about labels.
      I haven’t started any classic yet. I think I’m going with Tess but I have to try and find it on my bookshelves first 🙂

    • trish

      I’m really looking forward to my wrecking, It’s a cute little book and I love the prompts, I know this is going to be a fun exercise.

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