The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #61

March 22, 2015 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:

Hello, everyone!  I’m back!  I’ve been away for a bit as I was sick, then on hols, then stuck in a blog slump.  But I’ve enjoyed my little break away from blogging and am excited to back again feeling all enthusiastic about it.  Nothing like a little hiatus to refresh your spirit and passion.

Apart from my blogging slump, life has been great!  I had a fantastic holiday in Oxford, England including a visit to the Bodleian Library which was amazing.  It is one of the words oldest working libraries (it dates to 1602) and the building and books just filled my bookish heart with joy!  I was so envious of the students who are allowed to use it.  But really the whole town is gorgeous and each college was more impressive than the one before.  The history and architecture just makes the City of the Dreaming Spires a very special place.

And this has been as busy week as it was my birthday and there is a giveaway so go check that out!  And then it was Paddy’s Day which I spend doing all sorts of nerdy things like photographing my green books (which you can check on instagram if you want) and making lists of Irish Authors you need to read.  But it made me happy!

I’m also still working hard on project Transforming Trish!  I’ll hopefully get a proper update blog post done soon but as of now I’m down 19 pounds which I’m delighted about.  Clothes are fitting better and I’m just feeling much happier in myself.  Not that I was exactly sad before but these days I’m just so much healthier and so much more energetic.

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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?

Celine @Nyx Book Reviews shares Things She Can’t Relate to in Romance and most had me nodding my head in agreement.

Tonya @ Lilybloombooks is ranting about Giveaways and has a great list of the pros and cons of them.

Asti @ Oh, The Books! wants to know Where are all the Ugly Characters in books!  Me too!

Alex @ Dee’s Reads discusses the trend of Famous Youtubers + YA Book Deals.  I’m just very suspicious about ghost written books when a ‘celeb’ gets a book deal.  And I’m not slamming you tubers as I have a bit of an addiction to watching beauty blogs.

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Books I have received to review:

 

The Lake You , Me and Other PeopleThe Lie

 

Thanks to Sheena Lambert and HarperCollins Killer Reads for my copy of The Lake.  It’s about a body found at the edge of lake in 1975 Ireland and I love how the cover manages to look peaceful but at the same time a bit sinister.  I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.

Thanks to Fionnuala Kearney and HarperCollins Publishers for my copy of You, Me & Other People.  It’s another Irish author and it’s about family secrets! Squee, you know I can’t resist those!

Thanks to Avon UK and NetGalley for my copy of the The Lie.  It’s about a dark, distorted friendship and it’s another book that just draws me in hints of mysterious secrets.  Plus I loved The Accident by the same author when I read it last year.

 

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Books I have bought: (images linked to Amazon)

ConfessA Thousand Pieces of YouFairest

 

And I treated myself to Confess on the release day.  I can’t wait to share my review with you, it’s SO good.  My fav CoHo yet, I think.  But then again I say that about each one of her books that I read!

I didn’t actually buy A Thousand Pieces of You, I was lucky enough to win it on a completion over at Dee’s Reads.  I have been eying up this book since it came out as I adore that cover.  And it’s even prettier in real life.

I bought Fairest as it’s the read for my book club.  And I so want to crack on with this series.  I adored Cinder and I need to just get stuck back into this world.

 

 

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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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34 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #61”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    That sounds like a fantastic vacation and congratulations on the weight loss! You’re my role model on the recording calories. I absolutely ahte doing it but I’m no much more in control when I do. Enjoy your new books! I’m excited to start the Lunar Chronicles (which I will one day – really!) and The Lake looks interesting. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…Serbian Cooking – Cookbook Review

    • trish

      Thank you! And yes recording isn’t fun but it is effective. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to move on with the Lunar Chronicles but delighted that my book club has given me the push I needed. Can’t wait to see what the The Lake is like, it sounds promising!

    • trish

      I am! I really am! And thank you. As always I’m delighted with my haul and looking forward to them all!

  2. Wattle

    Oh your Irish authors post is great! I’m totally going to add some of those to my TBR 🙂

    Congrats on keeping up with your health goals, that’s excellent progress!

    And it looks like you’ve got some fabulous books lately, I hope that you enjoy reading them all!
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    • trish

      Yay, I’m delighted to hear that. I’m on a mission to spread the love for Irish Authors just because they deserve to be known and loved! And thanks, I’m well and truly on a healthy path now 🙂

    • trish

      This is one of those times that I’m glad I write reviews as I couldn’t remember a thing about The Accident until I reread my review! But based on my reaction to it, I’m really looking forward to The Lie.

  3. Lola

    Yay for being back to blogging! Sometimes a break can really help get your enthousiasme for blogging back. Sounds like you had a great vacation in Oxford and it sounds like an amazing library they have there. Will have to stop by those posts about romance and the one about giveaways, thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!
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    • trish

      Thanks Lola, it feels great to be back! And I think I just needed that break to recharge and remind myself of just what a rewarding hobby blogging is. Oxford was fab, well worth visiting!

    • trish

      I’m nearly embarrassed to say but I hadn’t heard of the Bodleian Library before :O But I know you visit this way a bit and I’d say you’d love it, so you should schedule a trip!

  4. Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    I’ve read some mixed reviews of Confess, but I cannot wait to get my own hands on A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. :)The Lie looks pretty good.. first time I’m hearing about it!
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    • trish

      I’ll be reading The Lake soon and hopefully it’s as good as it sounds. I have outside photos (the building is fab) and then some from inside the great Hall but that is all we were allowed to take. I’ll try post some next week 🙂

    • trish

      Ohhh I didn’t know it was in that series. OK that’s another one added to the TBR so! And yes the break was really good and I’m delighted to be back and in love with blogging all over again!

    • trish

      I’m in love with the cover and am delighted to hear that you enjoyed a Thousand Pieces of You. And yes the library was fab, well worth seeing.

    • trish

      Thanks Anna. And yes life is pretty good right now! And I can’t complain about being sick, I think everyone got hit with the flu stick at some stage lately 🙂

  5. Celine

    I would looove to visit Oxford some time. I’ve only seen it on pictures and that already looks fantastic. I’m glad to hear your blogging break has rekindled your passion for it 😀
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  6. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    Welcome back Trish! It looks like you are rejuvenated and ready to go! I loved that IG pick of the candle and your computer! You are ready to rock it! Hehe. Oxford! That sounds so fun! See, times like this I wish I lived in Europe so I can travel so easily! 19 lbs! GIRL. ROCK IT. I have not been doing well, but I’m still trying so I guess that counts for something. I swear, I’m going to be more diligent about working out. Tonya loved A Thousand Pieces of You, so I think I’m going to rent it on audiobook soon!
    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros recently posted…Review: Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

    • trish

      Thanks hun, I’ve been working my ass off at losing this weight so I’m delighted to see it come off! And I know it’s not easy but at least when you are trying and watching it, it means it’s not going up! My problem is when I don’t actively focus on watching what I’m eating, it shoots up. My biggest battle is maintaining the weight loss but I’m hoping to nail it this time.

    • trish

      They were working away on these really, really old (and probably boring as hell books!) and I just wanted to see what they looking at. It looked so cool!

    • trish

      Thanks Tonya! And yes, I would have loved if you were there too. Seeing a library isn’t everyones idea of fun! 🙂

    • trish

      I’m in the middle of The Lake now and enjoying it so far! Fingers crossed we both love ATBOF when we get to it…someday!

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