The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #70

June 21, 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:

I didn’t have the greatest of weeks.  I was just off form all week and couldn’t shake off a bad mood which I hate.  It reflected in my Fitbit steps as you’ll see below too.  But not every week can be a good one I suppose and I’m ready to put it behind me now and embrace a better week now.  I know it’s all too easy to put on a happy persona online but nobody is like that all the time and I want to keep it real here.  Oh and by the way, nothing is wrong, I’m just out of sorts and I know I’ll be back to my normal self soon.

On a happier note, I had a family event on Friday which was a lot of fun.  I have to say though that I think I’m missing that bit of DNA that most women have that allow you to wear high heels comfortably.  I was in agony and couldn’t wait to crawl back into my flats!  And I was so happy at one stage when I found a solitary comfy chair and could sink into it and wriggle the pain out of those tortured feet, it was heaven!

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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?

Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup wonders how Everyone’s a Best Seller.  A quick look at amazon will show just how true this is but to be honest I never even read those tags as I just don’t trust them.

Shania @ Shania reads wants to know How Do You Mix Up Your Reading?  I think reading challenges or book bingo as Shania is doing is a great way of mixing it up.  As long as it doesn’t add stress to your reading life.

Joséphine at Word Revel explains how she is STAYING CONNECTED WITH POSTMATIC.  This is a commenting system I haven’t come across before and while I’m happy with the comment reply plugin that I use, it’s always good to hear about alternatives.

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And I’ve joined FitReaders!  Click on the image below for full details on how you can join in too.

 

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I had the worst week of steps since I got my Fitbit!  I had a migraine on Sunday and Monday and just couldn’t get back on track for a few days after that.  Yikes, look at this steps, they are less then one third of what I normally do.  I think I need to walk myself back into a good mood!

Sat: 10,178 steps

Sun: 5,077

Mon: didn’t wear

Tues: 2,925

Wed: 4,359

Thurs: 3,248

Fri:  didn’t wear but I did dance loads!

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Books I have received to review:

The Mistake I Made by Paula DalyMy Mother's Secret by Sheila O'Flanagan

 

 

Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for The Mistake I Made.  This one is a thriller but the blurb reminded me of Indecent Proposal so I’m dying to see what it is going to be like.

Thanks to BookBridgr and Headline for My Mother’s Secret.  I’m a huge Sheila O’Flanagan fan and she writes captivating contemporary novels with an Irish setting that I can always relate to.

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Books I have Bought! 

Second Position by Katherine Locke Turning Point

 

Ah yes, I’m back on the ballet buzz!  I can never stay away from my guilty pleasure for long.  I read a great review for Second Position at Book Blog Bake and as Stormy also recommends reading the free novella Turning Pointe first that is what I’m going to do.

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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 #70”

  1. Cynthia

    I’m sorry you haven’t had the best of weeks. I haven’t had the best of weeks with my Fitbit either. I have had a case of jet lag that has left me very tired and also with a three day headache. Hope next week is better for you!
    Cynthia recently posted…Friday Memes

    • trish

      Oh jatlag is no fun at all, hope it passes soon and the headaches too. I’m sure they are related. Hope we both have a better week 🙂

    • trish

      I live in flats and occasionally wedges so when I have to wear heels, I die! Hope we both move a bit more this week so 🙂

  2. Red Iza

    I’m with you on the “high heels” syndrome : whenever I wear some, I make sure it’s at a restaurant or a place where I’m seated – they can make my legs/feet look pretty but they don’t hurt ! Else, I can’t wear them, I would have to crawl earlier than the end of the day if I did. I’m sorry for the migraine, it’s so awful it keeps you from doing anything *hugs* I hope you’ll be better next week, you can’t be at your best all the time, right, you’re only human. Have a better, zen, relaxing, happy week 😉
    Red Iza recently posted…The sunday post #51 : I bought too many books

    • trish

      I know, I’m fine wearing heels when I can sit a lot! My car to bar heels 🙂 But apart from that, they are just not worth it, no matter how much better they make my legs look! I prefer being able to walk, pain free! :O

  3. Deborah

    I like the look of The Mistake I Made. Am trying to think what I’ve read by that author… (am too lazy to Google but I’m sure of read her work before).

    I’m the same re high heels and have never really worn them. If pushed I can wear thick heels but def not stilettos or similar. Luckily I’m 5ft10 (and a half) so I usually get away with wearing flats.
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check in

    • trish

      I’m 5 foot 2 (and a half!) so I really need those heels. But I’m over them! I could put myself though the pain when I was younger but I don’t really care anymore :O

    • trish

      I just googled Talbots shoes and oh pretty! They have some fab ones and good to know that some even pass the ‘don’t torture your feet’ test!

  4. Lola

    I am sorry to hear you had a bit of a bad week. It’s annoying when you feel down for no obvious reason. I hope next week is better for you.
    I don’t even try to wear high heels, I once tried them on in a store and couldn’t walk on them at all. I am always a bit amazed how people can actually walk normally on those heels.

    I read Anna her best seller post and I don’t really look at those tags as a reader either. I don’t feel like they tell me anything about the book or how good it is. I feel like they are more for the authors, I can understand that as an author it must be nice to win a competition or list.

    I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #131

    • trish

      I don’t feel so bad now knowing how many other people can’t do high heels either! I can do them for short stints and very dressy occasions but am happy to be in my flats at all other times.
      I think like you those tags are for the authors and also a selling point maybe for those that don’t read a lot. For those of us who read tonnes, we tag those tags with a pinch of salt!

  5. Emma

    Will be interested to hear more about the Paula Daly book – I read her last (also Firestone I ink) and really enjoyed it.

  6. Rita @ View From My Home

    Hope you enjoy The Mistake I Made. I just didn’t connect with it because I found the MC to be a bit off to me, couldn’t get behind her or believe some of her decisions. Just me, though, the writing was really good as always! I like the sound of My Mother’s Secret– have to see if this Irish author is carried here, a pet peeve of mine. We get so many British authors here, but not as many from Republic of Ireland.

    Don’t worry about your bad mood…you survived a migraine (I used to get them, ugh) and a day in heels (I don’t wear them anymore), so you can survive a better week this time around! Have a good one!
    Rita @ View From My Home recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 6/20 -6/21/15

    • trish

      I haven’t read Paula Daly before so I am looking forward to see what I make of this one. Especially after your observations above.
      I hope Sheila O’Flanagan is available in the US, she is one of the best selling authors here and has been for the last 20 or so years.
      Migraines are the bane of my life. I hope they eventually pass for me like they did for you. Did you do anything that helped you get rid of them?

  7. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I hate when I get in moods like that. It doesn’t happen very often but it’s awful when it does and when nothing is really wrong that just makes me even more mad! I used to wear high heels every day and got pretty good at it. The balance of the shoe is important for comfort level and the main thing is once they’re on never take them off until you’re done for the day or it will be sooo much worse. You can take your weight off your feet if you have to but keep the shoes on! Eventually you lose feeling in your feet and can wear whatever you want though I’m not sure if that’s really the way you want to go! Love the cover of My Mother’s Secret and the title has me curious. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – June 21

    • trish

      I know, I feel like I’m moping and I have no reason for it and like you say that makes me even more cross! Thankfully I’m nearly back to normal now, I had a few days holidays from work and that really helped 🙂
      Thanks for the tips, it sounds a bit drastic! Maybe I’ll skip the heels and keep the feeling in my feet :O And so true about not taking them off, I wanted to cry putting them back on!

    • trish

      I’m just a tiny bit taller (5’2 1/2) but I have learned to embrace my shortness! I’d rather be comfy :O
      Hope we both love The Mistake I Made 🙂

  8. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Oh, both of your review books look good!

    Some weeks are just off; as you said, there’s nothing wrong exactly, you’re just not quite yourself. It happens. Hopefully, you’ll start to feel better this week.

    High heels, blergh. They simply are not comfortable. I much prefer my sneakers. 🙂
    Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Sunday Book Share #146

  9. trish

    I have flat feet too. And ouch re the bunion surgery, that sounds so painful. But the good thing is that flat shoes are also really cute nowadays. Thankfully!

  10. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I hate heels…well I hate to wear them, I love they way they look. I’m the sort of girl who runs around barefoot outside even when the pavement is hot. I have noticed that the faster I move in heels the more stable I feel, I think it’s probably just a mental thing more than anything. I can’t balance if I’m thinking about it too much.
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas recently posted…Event: Sassy in Savannah Book Signing – Oct. 3rd, 2015

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