The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #60

February 15, 2015 meme 19

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 can’t believe it’s mid February already!  The time is flying by, which is fine by me as the sooner Spring hits the better.  I’ve had enough of dark and cold now, these bones need sun!  Also I’ve been working out in the gym a lot and I can’t wait to take more of my workouts outdoors as running outside is just so much more enjoyable.

I’m taking part in the Winning at Reading readathon hosted by Bea’s Book Nook.  So far I’m still on the same book but the good news is I’m loving it.  I’m listening to Mr Mercedes on audiobook and I love cat and mouse chase setting of it.

I’ve also decided to make a change in my commenting policy for The Sunday Post.  I have noticed lately that comments are way up, thank you all so much, that just makes me feel so happy.  However I feel like I’m when I reply to the comments I’m not adding anything meaningful to the conversation and it feels like a lame reply.

For example I say I’m excited I got x book, you say that oh that book is so good and I reply back yes I’m delighted about it!  You see what I mean.  So instead I’ll be spending more time visiting your blog and commenting on your posts rather than just a reply that doesn’t really say anything worthwhile.   Of course if you ask a question I’ll be answering that!

What do you think?  Would you rather your comment was answered?  I can guarantee you either way that I value every single comment I get.

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:

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

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction admits that She is a Series Failure.  Me too!

Cynthia from Bingeing on Books ponders How Necessary are Negative Book Reviews?  Each to their own but around here you’ll find both positive and negative reviews.

Wattle from Whimsical Nature share her Bookish Memories.

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Books I have received to review:

Missing You Second Life To Ride A White Horse

Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for Missing You.  As a huge Harlan Coben fan who has read every single book of his, I was pretty excited to get this one.

Thanks to NetGalley and Random House UK for Second Life.  Dangle the word secrets in the tagline and I’m all over it!

Thanks to Pamela Ford for To Ride A White Horse.  It’s historical fiction with Irish and American settings and I’m really looking forward to it.

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Books I have bought: (images linked to Amazon)

I bought just the one book and that was to use up my audible credit.  I’m looking forward to see what happens next in Mara Dyer.  The ending of book 1 was such a cliff-hanger!

The Evolution of Mara Dyer

 

Apart from using up my credit, I’m still on an informal book ban.  When I say informal I mean that I don’t mind if I break it for a book I really, really want but I’m not buying any more books in general until I catch up with the stacks of unread ones I have sitting around.

book ban

 

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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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19 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #60”

  1. Red Iza

    It’s funny, I’ve been thinking about comments recently too. With Disqus, I’m not really certain I’m seeing all replies to coms, be it on my blog or elsewhere. I recently reviewed all the coms left on my blog from the beginning, there were a lot I didn’t answer to because I wasn’t aware of them. ! But I would love to be able to spend more time actually visiting blogs. I see you’ve got SJ Watson, I’m going to have to read Before I go sometime. When I have read all the books I already own 😉 Have a great week !
    Red Iza recently posted…The sunday post #9 : What’s up ?

  2. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    I agree about the comments. If I’m in an energetic mood, I’ll comment back to someone’s comment, but it’s usually unnecessary. I do make sure, however, that I visit the blog of anyone who has left a comment on one of my posts.

    Meanwhile, I’m off to find out more about To Ride a White Horse , , ,
    Catherine @ Book Club Librarian recently posted…Weekly Book Recap #98

  3. Lola

    I know what you mean with replying to every comment. I do reply to every comment, but sometimes I don’t know what to say and I just reply something like thanks for stopping by. With discussion topics I usually do have something to reply.
    The cover for To Ride A White Horse looks so pretty and it sounds interestign with the irsih and american settings.

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #113

  4. Greg

    I used to think I had to answer every comment, and I still try to generally, but yeah sometimes you feel like your answer isn’t adding much. 🙂 So know what you mean. For me it’s a time thing too sometimes, I might see a comment but if because of work or whatever I don’t reply within a day or so, I think ah it’s been too long. 🙂
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #82

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I try to reply but I like your way. Another blogger and I kind of reply to each other’s comments on each other’s blogs and that’s fun. I’ve been thinking about commenting and blog visiting lately as well. It’s challenging to balance visiting everyone I want to visit with actual life. Congrats on your informal book ban! I need to do the same myself. I had a week a few weeks ago where I didn’t get any books but the last 2 have definitely made up for it. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – February 15

  6. Rachel

    I got Second Life too, really looking forward to it after reading Before I Go To Sleep years ago and loving it. Spotted the Coben read, but I recently bought a collection of 10 of his books for less than a fiver, so I should probably try those first!

    R x
    Rachel recently posted…Review: All The Light We Cannot See

  7. Wattle

    I feel like you’ve read my mind lol I was replying to comments on my blog before and I was all ‘why am I doing this? I’m going to visit their blog and leave a comment, and this is so trivial and silly.’ I know I don’t track replies to comments I make on other blogs (unless I’m really curious about something), so it makes me wonder if many people do.

    Good luck with your book buying ban 🙂 I’m still on mine, though I sort of half broke it the other day (I have guidelines for books I can buy, I stretched them a bit!)

    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Wattle recently posted…Book Review: Just Pru by Anne Pfeffer

  8. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    On some posts I don’t mind if comments are ignored but I tend to prefer them. I try to reply to every one on my blog. I still miss some but Disqus really helped me with that overall. It’s so much quicker than the type I had before that reloaded the page between each comment. SO I can usually fly through them pretty quick.

    I need to get on my Winning at Reading book. Gah! Can’t believe the month is half over.
    anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…Quote-tastic/Review– So that’s how it is, huh?– Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston

  9. tonyalee

    That’s a tough questions – whether or not to comment back of on their blog. I am still trying to figure out a good system myself! haha

    Are those books good on audio? I thought about listening to them!
    tonyalee recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up (46)

  10. Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

    I actually think that is a fabulous way to do blog commenting back on meme type posts. I’ve started doing a lot of that lately as well add I have shorter amount of time for blogging in front of the computer because the pregnant belly makes it so uncomfortable to sit there at the desk for that long.
    Tabitha (Not Yet Read) recently posted…Review: Soulprint by Megan Miranda

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