The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #71

June 28, 2015 meme 43

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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Yet again I’m crunching my book numbers and they aren’t adding up.  I’m reading a little bit less than I was last year and am averaging about 3 books a week.  Which means I shouldn’t be adding more than 3 books a week to the review/bought pile.  And that’s just to break even, and before I even attempt to read books I’ve bought and those I want to re-read.

It’s the eternal book lovers dilemma.  I want all the new books but even more than that I want all the time to read them.  I’ve got to face facts though and that is I don’t have all the time so I can’t take on all books.  So it’s time to be very selective for the next few weeks/months.  I’m going to try and limit my incoming books to 3 or less and burrow my way back up through those messy stacks.

This isn’t going to be easy though so if I’m grumpy, you’ll know why!

too short


Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:


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

Tonya @ Lilybloombooks talks Blogger to Blogger about Sharing Content on Social Media.

Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books wonders what you should say when you have nothing nice to say.

Asti @ Oh, The Books! discusses Accepting Changes in Your Blogging.

Lola @ Lola’s Ramblings reflects on why she likes and dislikes Netgalley.


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




I was away for the weekend and had Monday off so I didn’t wear the Fitbit those days.  Tuesday I was back at work and back on healthy straight and narrow.  And it feels good to be clocking up those steps again.

Sat: didn’t wear

Sun: didn’t wear

Mon: didn’t wear, was at the beach though and walked loads!

Tues: 10,871

Wed: 11,375

Thurs: 7,030

Fri: 11,664


Books I have received to review:


The Milliner's SecretTrapped by ScandalPretty Baby


I think it’s obvious from the first two above that I’m in a historical fiction mood!  Thanks to Bookbridgr and Headline for Trapped by Scandal.  It has a delicious sounding Paris early 1800’s setting.  Thanks to NetGalley and Quercus for The Milliner’s Secret, another Paris setting but this one is during WW2.  I’m so excited about both these because Paris and scandal and wars and romances, bring it on!

Thanks to NetGalley and Mira for Pretty Baby.  It promises to be a chilling psychological thriller and I’m pretty hopefully that it will deliver too!


Books I have Bought! 

None.  Sticking to my 3 book limit and I’ve already met that with my gorgeous review books above.  I am so thrilled with this weeks haul though that it doesn’t bother me in the slightest.


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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43 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #71”

  1. Kathryn@Book Date

    Yes, like you I was just looking over what I have read – over the month and what I have acquired by various means and I am afraid I am erring on the acquired beating out the number read. Ouch! Like you I don’t want to miss out on some of the new published, but I need to peel back too.
    Great walking on the days you counted and by the sound of it even when you didn’t have your counter on.
    Kathryn@Book Date recently posted…#Fitreaders. Sunday Post. What Are You Reading?

    • trish

      It’s fab getting new books and I love the thrill of it but every now and again I have to show some little bit of restraint or it gets too much for me. I don’t do good with excess and I’d rather enjoy what I have.
      My FitBit keeps me on track, without it spurring me on, I wouldn’t be doing half as well!

  2. Cynthia

    I just read Pretty Baby! It did start out a bit slow, but man it was still really good. I hope you enjoyed it! And yeah, for every one book I read, I add five more to my TBR pile. It just keeps growing and growing . . .

    Thanks for the shout out. 🙂
    Cynthia recently posted…Sunday Post and June Wrap-Up

    • trish

      Oh yay that Pretty Baby was good. I’ll try and be patient at the start so in the knowledge that it picks up!
      That growing TBR pile is starting to become a health hazard so I have to take some measures now to curtail it a little!

    • trish

      No, Good Girl is on my TBR but I haven’t read it yet. Really looking forward to Pretty Baby though and if I enjoy it enough them I’m sure Good Girl will be read soon too 🙂

  3. Deborah

    I’ve got Pretty Baby to read as well (via NetGalley). I think I got carried away a while ago and ordered a heap of books on NG and – at that stage – they were months off being published and so I left them and left them and suddenly I have 9 books there all needing to be read. SOON!

    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-in

    • trish

      I don’t really hit reading slumps but I do slow down a bit. If I were really in the zone, I could read a book a day but nowadays I just can’t find the time to do that along with the other stuff I want to/need to do too.

    • trish

      I got tired of HF because I overdosed on it years ago but after a long break, I’m in love with it all over again! Can’t wait to get stuck into those two and I agree with you, those covers are really attention grabbing.

    • trish

      Your haul was massive! That would give me palpitations as I get anxious when I feel I have too many books to get through. But each to their own! And I was drooling over lots of books in your haul 🙂

  4. tonyalee

    I think I need to limit myself as well. I’ve had a lot of time with the kiddos gone to sit and read all day and I was able to finish 6 books a week. I highly doubt I will be able to do that come next week! Thank you for the shout out and have a lovely week hon!
    tonyalee recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up (64)

    • trish

      It has been a long time since I read 6 books a week but it sounds like bliss! But having your boys back sounds even better, you must have missed them like crazy! 🙂

  5. Lola

    I have the same problem, I only read about 2 books a week and some weeks receive more new books than that. I only got one new book this week, which is good, but then I also have weeks with 4 or 5 new books. And while I get the new ones read, I often don’t make time for the books I already have longer. It’s a difficult issues, wanting to receive new books and wanting to be able to read them all as well. I try to be selective, but I want say no when I get a review request for a book I want to read either. I am not going to be too strict on myself as else I get grumpy and annoyed, but it is nice to be a bit more selective sometimes so you can make a dent in the pile of books you already own.
    Thanks for linking to my post about netgalley :).
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #132

    • trish

      I’m like you in that some weeks I have a few and other weeks not so many and it usually balances out in the end. I just need to be a little cautious for a few weeks and then I’ll feel back in control.

    • trish

      Oh yes, that sounds fun. Or even an eight day every week just for reading! 🙂 Who do we need to talk to about this :O

  6. Kristin T.

    I don’t think there will ever be enough time to read all the books I want…I am forever behind in my reading and still am acquiring new books…I just can’t help myself. Oh well…they will get read at some point (or so I tell myself!).

    Great job with your steps this week. I love how wearing that fitbit really helps keep me more active. Especially doing those challenges – that makes me want to get even more steps 🙂

    Have a great week!
    Kristin T. recently posted…The Sunday Post #77 (6.28.15)

    • trish

      We should do a challenge next week, I’m really struggling at the moment to make my steps happen. I’ve managed this week but it’s a battle everyday. A challenge would kick me back into action.

  7. Rita @ View From My Home

    Pretty Baby also has caught my eye and on my wishlist!

    Congrats on keeping up with your exercise.

    I had to go back and comment on Why Do We Read, which I missed first time around because I’m supposed to be on a stay-cation here, but I seem to be popping up here and there anyway 🙂 Good topic, as you can see by my long answer.

    I agree with your Math, take in what you can put out, but of course we are all guilty of collecting books that we might put off when we see the next new title up for grabs, and then those older ones are forgotten. I tired to do a month of just turning to those books already in my possession for June and it worked. But I still have so many titles left unread on my kindle as we speak and a few on my bookshelf. Oh well!
    Rita @ View From My Home recently posted…Month of No Buying, No Borrowing, No Requesting Analyzed

    • trish

      It’s nice to grab new titles too, it’s exciting! But I want to spend a bit of time with other books I was all excited about getting too. So I need to be disciplined for a little bit! I’ll try. And I have a kindle full of unread books too but at least we’ll never run out of something fresh to read.

  8. Greg

    I know what you mean, there are so many books I want, and not enough time. And I don’t even do Netgalley- if I did it would be all over. 🙂 Love that quote by the way- so true!

    I think Prett Baby looks good, a little chilling maybe. I like a good suspenseful read. Enjoy!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #97

    • trish

      Netgalley is the best and the worst! I’m very aware of my feedback figures though and want to keep them high as it matters to me that I fulfil my end of the bargain. So that does help restrain me.

    • trish

      I’m not too bad on NG as I’m very aware of my feedback ratio and want to keep it high. But when I add up all my sources for books, it can get out of hand very easily. So I’m going to be more restrained for July.

    • trish

      I am down to about 2/3rds of what I was reading last year. But I’m enjoying the pace I’m reading at so alls good 🙂

  9. Red Iza

    I came up with the same numbers as you, I read 3 books a week usually, I shouldn’t buy any more than 3. But if I were thorough, with all these I already own but haven’t read, I shouldn’t buy any for practically the next 3 years, lol ! You did walk a lot, congrats ! Have a great week 😉
    Red Iza recently posted…The sunday post #52 : see you soon 🙂

  10. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I’ve been so overwhelmed with incoming books lately that I had to put the brakes on a little bit. There’s so many great books out there and but I’m feeling so rushed that I can’t always enjoy them. Congrats to sticking to your 3 a week goal! I’m especially intrigued by Pretty Baby. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – June 28

    • trish

      Yes, I hate feeling rushed to read a book too. And if I have too many review ones, I do feel that pressure. So I’m curtailing it for a bit (although I’m sure lots of people would see no restraint in 3 new books a week!).

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