The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #81

August 16, 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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I’m going to let my pictures do the talking this week!  But basically my week involved planning, reading at every opportunity (including washing up!), modelling (I use this word loosely!) a blogger tee-shirt, chats with my so-not-interested cat, lots of summer evening walks and new reading socks for colder weather!


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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:



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


Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction shares her Quest to Organize her Bloglovin’ Feed

Carlisa @ Confessions of Carlisa discusses Book Monogamy

Mishma has a guest post on Oh, The Books! featuring The Villain Checklist


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



#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About

Monday to Friday I stepped it out and averaged about 13K steps per day.  Saturday I just felt like taking it easy and so I did.  I’ve my exercise sessions all scheduled in my planner for next week and I’m determined to tick every last one of them off.  My motto for the week is going to be (as stolen from Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek)

“Train Like You Were Picked For The Hunger Games”


Books I have received to review:


The Daughter's Secret


Thanks to Orion Books for The Daughter’s Secret.  The colours don’t do it justice here, this book is beautiful.  Can’t wait to find out what murky drama is hiding within!


Books I have Bought! 


Sea of StarsSummer Haikus


I loved Under Different Stars so much that as soon as I finished it, I bought Sea of Stars and went straight on to it.

I bought Summer Haikus as it is set in Japan and features running and romance and seems to tick all the boxes for my need for a light-hearted summer read.  It looks so cute!


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 #81”

  1. Greg

    I like the idea of letting pictures tell the story, great way to recap the week. Love the cat pic, looks like he or she is looking at something very intently!

    Nice bookish chat, I’m a cover person (will totally buy a book based on the cover) so that is more important to me than the title. Interesting discussion! And the Hunge Games training quote is funny too! 🙂
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #104

    • trish

      She was watching my husband as he was weeding at the other side of the garden and she is the nosiest cat ever!
      Like you a good cover will draw me in every time and half the time I don’t even read the title!

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Love all the pictures!! Your planner is so nice and looks like you are super organized!! So glad you are liking the Kricket series. I found Sea of Stars a little eh in the middle but thought it finished really strong. I start the last book next for review!! Have a great week!
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 8.16.15

    • trish

      I love my planner and I’m always trying to be organised but I don’t always pull it off! Thanks for the warning about Sea of Stars, if it gets slow for me I’ll keep that in mind. Hope you love book 3!

  3. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    It’s so nice to see your pictures, Trish! and it’s also a great idea to do that in a wrap-up post 🙂
    I have just started working out again, too, but I haven’t joined Fit Readers. I do walk quite a bit, but my exercise program is more weight based, so I’ll see how I’d be able to record it – if I decide to sign up as well.
    Your new books look good, I’m curious about Sea of Stars.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Review: Immersed – Katie Hayoz

    • trish

      Fit Readers is so flexible Lexxie, that you could easily find a way of recording your weight sessions. Even if you just decide to mention the frequency and duration of each session. I strength train too but have only started recently and am still trying to learn proper form. I find adding a section to my Sunday Post for my exercise helps keep me accountable!

    • trish

      No LL Bean on this side of the Atlantic but those slippers sound super comfy! And I’m all about warmth and comfort ?

  4. Lola

    I would be so afraid my book would somehow land in the water if I would read during washing. With my luck it probably would happen or I would get some splatters on the book.

    That blogger shirt is so awesome! And your cat is beautifull! Those winter reading socks are so cute. I also have some thick winter socks for reading during the winter, although mine are boring grey.

    I am looking forward to read your review of Under Different Stars, it sounds like it was a good book if you are reading the second book right after it. And I hope you’ll enjoy Summer Haikus! I loved that book and it’s a great summer romance! Have a great week and enjoy your new books!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #139

    • trish

      It was well back from the washing up bowl so it remained dry and spatter free! This time anyway 😀
      I love warm socks for lounging around in during the winter, my feet are always cold so the thicker and warmer the better!
      And I’m really looking forward to Summer Haikus. I plan on starting it soon 🙂

    • trish

      The tee-shirt is my new favourite thing! And I’m really looking forward to Summer Haikus, I read the first book in the series (although I think it’s more companion books than a follow on series) and I enjoyed it.

    • trish

      Thanks Sherry, I’m a bit obsessed with Instagram and so I thought it would be nice to show those photos here too from time to time.

    • trish

      Socky is an old girl now, she is 13 and a half but I love her to bits! She used to be jet black but as she got older she got more multi toned for some reason!
      That motto just makes me want to work like a tribute 😀

    • trish

      The weather was nice here so that made for some fun evenings as I love when I can get outdoors. And I’m looking forward to Summer Haikus and plan on reading it soon 🙂

    • trish

      I like posting my FitReader updates as it keeps me accountable and helps me stay motivated. I don’t want to come on here and admit I’ve been a couch potatoe all week :O

  5. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Great pictures this week! I love the socks. My feet are always cold so when I’m at home I live in fuzzy socks. Those are just adorable. I love the picture of your cat as well. She looks very involved in something. Enjoy your reading and organizing. I love the idea of organizing a planner but am not quite sure how to go about it. I may need to spend sometime on Pinterest to figure it out. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – August 16

    • trish

      I’m the same, my feet are always cold so warm cozy socks are a must have. Socky was watching my hubby like a hawk, he was weeding at the other side of the garden! I don’t know if I know what I’m doing with my planner either, I just wing it like I do most things 😀

    • trish

      I keep my notes in the planner brief so I don’t overly worry about my handwriting. I do sometimes wonder what the hell certain abbreviations mean, although I assume they made sense at the time!

  6. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    I love your photos and it’s a wonderful way to show what’s going on. I’ve envied your planner before and will try to get one for next year since it was sold out by the time I checked the site out. I am a maker and lover of lists; I have 3 dry-erase boards on my fridge: one for my weekly dinner menu, one for doctor’s appointments, and one for random to-do items.

    The cover of The Daughter’s Secret looks beautiful (I pay much attention to the book’s cover, despite that famous quote about judging it) and I hope you enjoy it and let us know what it was about.

    Enjoy your fitness routine and your reading!
    R_Hunt @ View From My Home recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 8/16/15

    • trish

      I love making lists too and I have a dry-erase board in my kitchen too that I mostly use as reminders for appointments and also for shopping list notes. They are so handy for that. I do love my planner and fully intend in investing in one for next year too.
      I think the cover for The Daughter’s Secret is beautiful too and I’d pick it up in a heartbeat if I saw it a bookshop. Those covers suck me in everytime!

    • trish

      I love cute or nerdy socks! And these will be super cosy for those winter evenings when I’m chilling with a book on the sofa 🙂

    • trish

      I kept it well back from the water and it remained splash free, this time! I’m kind of sloppy with my books though 😀 I’m really looking forward to The Daughter’s Secret, it sounds intense!

  7. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I’m jealous of all your running! I’ve been wanting to but I’m still under the weather, and it won’t be until next week that I get to go to the doctor. I have cut out sodas and most caffeine, to see if that’s what’s causing my body to hurt. So far…I don’t know, but it is nice to be away from Coke for a while.

    Those socks are super cute!
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas recently posted…Sunday Post (166)

  8. Bookworm Brandee

    Oh, I love that you shared your week through pictures, Trish! Looks like you had a wonderful week. 😉 I’m anxious to start Bartol’s series – have it sitting on my shelf, just need to find time. I hope this week is going well for you. My kids are back in school now so it’s quiet around me house. I’ll be talking more to my cats. 🙂
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…Audio Review ~ Primal Law ~ J.D. Tyler

    • trish

      Thanks, I thought it would be fun for a change to share the pictures and as I’m an Instagram addict I always have plenty of those! I think the Bartol series will be love or hate for most people. It is a bit cliched but it’s also great fun and I’m loving it! A quiet house sounds great for blogging and reading so hope you had a productive week 🙂

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