The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #62

March 29, 2015 meme 31

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:

It’s the daylights savings shift here today.  So boo I lost an hour in bed but I’ll take it just to have those long evenings back again.  I’ll be happy to take more of my workouts out of the gym and get outside in the fresh air.

I’ve been having a very relaxing, low key weekend binge-reading The Lunar Chronicles.  I loved Cinder but then somehow just never got back to this series.  I’m making up for lost time now though!  When things like this happen, I kick myself for neglecting books that I KNOW are great.  Lesson learnt….maybe….

And I’m also batch cooking and stocking my freezer up so that I have lots of healthy options for those evenings where I’m pushed for time and don’t have a moment to cook.  I love knowing that I’ve got lots of my favourites tucked away.  On a not so healthy note, we had a coffee morning and cake sale in work this week to raise money for Daffodil Day/Cancer Research.  It was yum!

Coffee Morning

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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?

Tonya @ Lilybloombooks is ranting about Hype this week!  I’ve been a victim 🙁  Not that I think book bloggers praise a book undeservedly, it’s just when you read zillions of great reviews, it can then be hard for the book to deliver.

Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup chats about Accepting books you wouldn’t buy..And honestly, I just don’t do it.  My biggest investment is time and if I wouldn’t buy it, then I don’t want to spend my time with it.

Dee and Alex @ Dee’s Reads are discussing the dreaded Book Blogger Nightmares – Reading Slumps *shudders*  It happens and they suck!

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Books I have received to review:

Hotel RubyThe Secrets We Share

 

 

Thanks to Edelweiss and Simon Pulse for my copy of Hotel Ruby.  I love hotel settings and the synopsis of this one sounds very ghostly and intriguing.  I’m excited about it!

Thanks to Bookbridgr and Headline review for The Secrets We Share.  You know me and secrets, I have to read all about them!  Especially family ones.  By the way the cover isn’t up on Goodreads yet so I’m sharing my own photo with you instead.

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Books I have bought: 

 

The Silent Sister

 

I used my audible credit on The Silent Sister.  I loved the first Diane Chamberlain book that I read a few months ago and I’m eager to try something else by her now.

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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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31 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #62”

    • trish

      It was delicious! I choose just my fav thing there though (lemon drizzle cake) and savoured every bite. It was worth every calorie! And yes it was hard not to sample everything!

  1. Lola

    Oh that coffee morning and cake sale sounds like a lot of fun and it looks like there were lots of yummies! It looks delicious! Daylight saving also started here today, I always hate losing that extra hour, but I went to bed an hour earlier then normal, so I am not noticing too much of it yet. I hope you havea great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #119

    • trish

      I hate cutting an hour out of my weekend and I know I’ll feel the difference on Mon morning. But I’ll get over it when I have a brighter evening, I hate the dark, it makes me lazy.

    • trish

      Thanks Amanda, the lost hour will be worth it but tomorrow morning will be hard! I’ve high hopes for Hotel Ruby but haven’t read any reviews yet so good to hear that.

    • trish

      Arrgghh, don’t say that! I’m hoping to make myself go to bed early tonight and that I won’t have too much of an adjustment. I’m not a great sleeper so I kind of hate changes like this. But yay for long evenings!
      And believe me it was hard work not devouring everything in sight! 🙂

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    You got Silent Sister! That’s high up on my TBR! It sounds fantastic. I didn’t enjoy the whole spring forward thing when we did it a few weeks ago but I do like the longer evenings. I haven’t read Cinder yet but I really want to. Good luck getting through the series this weekend and have a great week!

    Oh and those cakes look amazing!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – March 29

    • trish

      You can actually download an excerpt of Silent Sister on GR, I just noticed today when I was adding it to my currently reading. Not sure how long it is but might be worth doing if you want to see whether to buy it or not.
      Cinder is fab and I know you don’t love YA but I’d highly recommend this one.

  3. S. J. Pajonas

    We had the daylight saving shift here a few weeks ago and I was useless for an entire week! Lol. I cannot take those kinds of shifts. I would be a bad world-traveler.

    That table full of goodies looks really tasty! I’ve had quite a sweet tooth lately 🙂
    S. J. Pajonas recently posted…Sunday Update – March 29, 2015

    • trish

      I know, I feel you. I’m a rubbish sleeper so changes like this can throw me right off. I’m hoping an early night tonight will make things easier.
      You would not have wanted to be at that coffee morning with a sweet tooth, there was WAY too much temptation!

    • trish

      Ugly Love is the only CoHo book I haven’t read yet. I’m not really sure if the cheating storyline is for me and I have avoided it. But I can’t recommend all the others enough. I’m a huge book pusher for all her books 🙂

    • trish

      I actually can’t remember the last time either that I binge-read a series. I had forgotten what good fun it is!

  4. Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

    Ohh all that food looks fabulous! I would have been so tempted to try a little of everything 🙂

    And YAY for The Lunar Chronicles! I loved both Cinder and Scarlet. I bought Cress not too long ago, and I can’t wait to continue on with the series 😀 Have a great week, Trish!
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  5. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    You know one thing I’ve never done is binge read a series…I’ve always wanted to…but then I try and I only get two books in before I just give up. I envy you for being able to do it, lol.

    I hope you have a good week this week Trish!
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  6. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

    Oh I’m so excited for Hotel Ruby! I really like Suzanne’s writing! I’m the same way with the Lunar Chronicles. I read Cinder but never continued with the series. Maybe I will once all the books are out. I batch cook too. I love freezing meals and getting them out. It makes life so much easier!

  7. Berls

    I hope you’re feeling all adjusted to the time change – that’s always hard for me. At least it means you’ll be able to take your workout outside 🙂 I love the Lunar Chronicles series and I really need to read Fairest still. How far have you caught up? Hope you’re having a great week!

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