The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #55

December 14, 2014 meme 42

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:

Thanks for all the feedback in last weeks Sunday post about challenges.  I think I have decided to do just do short term challenges and not year long ones, that way I never get a chance to get bored or stressed!  Of course Dust Off Your Classics will continue as normal as that is just part of my normal reading life and not really a challenge.

I had a day off work on Monday and I was longing for it as I have been working 7 day weeks for a few weeks now.  I had huge plans!  I was going to clean the house, put up the Christmas decorations, wrap the pressies and go out for lunch.  The reality?!  I spent the day on the couch in my PJ’s watching back to back episodes of Little House on the Prairie and then Christmas movies!  Oh well, I loved every indulgent minute of my lazy day!  The other stuff will get done…eventually!

And just because I don’t have enough social media in my life (ironic cackle), I decided to join TSU.  So far it looks good, it gets more views than my FB page as your feed doesn’t get hidden and it’s pretty user friendly.  For now I’m just casually trying it out to get a feel for it.  But if you use or are planing to use, friend me!

https://www.tsu.co/BetweenMyLines

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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 from Feed Your Fiction Addiction confesses that she is a Disorganized Blogger!  I think when it comes to blogging we all have to experiment and find what works for us.  I’m type A organised and that is the only thing that works for me and the time I have available for blogging.  What about you, what is your blogging personality?

Shana from Shania is asking To Mark, or Not to Mark: That is the Question – do you mark up physical books?  I don’t because I’m lazy.  I love looking at what other people wrote on a book though coz I’m also nosy!

Ruby talks about her Agatha Christie obsession.  If you saw my post earlier this week, then you’ll know I agree.  Ruby does a fantastic job of explaining just why she adores these books and their timeless appeal.

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Books I have received to review:

The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

 

Thanks to Headline Books and Bookbridgr for my copy of The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth which came with a gorgeous bird-cage charm!  Fab!

 

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Books I have bought:

Behind the Scenes While it was SnowingThe Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

 

While It Was Snowing was an amazon freebie and I snagged it as I’ve enjoyed this author previously.

Behind The Scenes was on special offer for $0.99 and I grabbed it as I love the Hollywood vibe from the cover.

The Painted Girls is a book I’ve lusted over for a long time.  It’s set in Paris in 1878 and is inspired by the real life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.  This is going to be one of my Christmas reads and I hope it’s as good as sounds.

 

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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!

There is now an option to follow by email if you want.  As well as all the usual other ways like bloglovin, twitter, etc.   Maybe see you again??!!

Well, that’s  my week wrapped up.  Happy Reading to all.   How was your week?  Any books you were really excited about?

 

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42 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #55”

  1. Greg

    Little House on the Prairie and Christmas movies- sounds like a pretty good way to spend a day off! I always liked that show growing up. With the new cable channels spotlighting the older TV shows, it’s been fun catching up on some of those. And great posts this week- Twitteresque reviews is a great idea!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #74 It’s Friday Night

  2. Berls

    Sounds like you needed a day of rest!! I know how it feels to want to get a lot done, but sometimes you just gotta stay in the pjs and watch tv 🙂

    I signed up for Tsu because I wanted to be able to grab my name, but I haven’t done anything else with it. But everyone seems to like it, so I guess j need to find some time to explore and see what the big deal is. From what I saw, it looks just like facebook…

    Anyway, have a great week Trish!!
    Berls recently posted…Sunday Post | 67th Edition

    • trish

      OK, I’ll find you on TSU next time I’m on. No harm grabbing your name, that’s what I wanted to do too and we’ll just see how it goes. I get frustrated with FB as it hides so much and what I like about TSU is that you can post to FB and Twitter at the same time so you can multi-task 🙂

    • trish

      Exactly, that’s too much like homework to me! I’d rather just read. I like the idea of marking galleys though, that makes sense.

    • trish

      No harm joining Catherine just to grab your name before someone else does! That’s mostly why I joined and I’ll just use it casually for now to see if I like it or not. Have a good week 🙂

  3. Donna @ OnDBookshelf

    It always seems when we have too big of a list of “to do” things in a day, we are setting ourselves up to not accomplish a thing 🙂 I love your motto of it will all get done eventually! The cover of The Painted Ladies is beautiful.
    Donna @ OnDBookshelf recently posted…Review: Belzhar

    • trish

      I don’t really stress anymore, it really all does get done somehow! I’m so excited about Painted Ladies, I have wanted it for a while and I’ve huge hopes for it as it mixes up art and ballet and Paris. It has to be great!

    • trish

      Way more fun than the list of chores I had planned! And a lot more relaxing too! So good I’m planning another one this week :O

    • trish

      PJ days are the best! I felt like I’d had a mini holiday after my one and I can’t wait to do another one soon 🙂

    • trish

      I’d highly recommend it! It was a long time since I last had one and I forgot how good they make you feel 🙂 Seriously chillaxed! I don’t need more TSU either but no harm grabbing your name just in case you want to use it someday.

    • trish

      I’m working on Jan now too, it feels really good to be so organised. I’m keeping You in mind for my audible credits 🙂

  4. R_Hunt

    The Life I Left Behind sounds good, and has a pretty cover! I’m enjoying going through all your links as usual! I’m still pondering tsu; if I join I will friend you there for sure. I was working on my list today for your 12 Days of Christmas feature–can’t wait. Thanks for an interesting post today!
    R_Hunt recently posted…This, That & Whatever

    • trish

      tsu is very similar to FB and I just wanted to claim my blog name so I went for it. I might not use it a lot but so far it’s ok.
      Really looking forward to your post and to getting some good dystopia recommendations!

  5. Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Yay for lazy days! This weekend has been a work weekend for me, I worked full on nonstop ..so it’s iinda weird it’s Monday tomorrow. I hope to fit in some lazy time during the week though. Fingers crossed! Holidays can be so busy getting everything ready 🙂 I can’t wait until my break from work where I can veg out, read…like nonstop, craft, and just watch classic Christmas movies ^_^
    Dee @ Dee’s Reads recently posted…Book Casting: Exquisite Captive by @Heather Demetrios

    • trish

      Oh snap, I’m the same. Working every weekend up till Christmas. I do have a day off today though so I get a chance to chill a little before I get back to the grindstone tomorrow! Roll on the hols, I can’t wait. I know we get a lot more time off over here for Christmas (nearly a week and a half!) so I can’t complain 🙂

  6. A Voracious Reader

    I was avoiding Tsu for now, but your comment above about claiming your blog name has me wondering if I should join so I have mine claimed. Crap! lol And there’s nothing wrong with lazy boob tube days. I have them occasionally. I find they give my brain a refreshing break from reading. As much as I love it I sometimes need to turn that part of my brain off for a bit and let it reboot. 😀
    A Voracious Reader recently posted…Greetings of the Season

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