The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #89

October 18, 2015 meme 30

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kim the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Grab a cuppa and let me bend your ear (eyes?) for a few minutes with all my bookish news.  

Sunday Post

 

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Randomness:

I’m currently reading Maybe in Another Life (which is fab).  And I loved this quote so much that I made a graphic for it.  It’s one I want to remember as I’m all about thinking positively and making the most of the cards you are dealt.

maybe in another life

 

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Blog Ahead Update:

Blog Ahead 2015

 

Last week I had 5 posts scheduled for Nov.  I had a fantastic blogging week and am feeling really inspired!  I’m working on a TOP SECRET series of posts which you’ll see in November!  Not saying any more, you’ll have to wait and see what that’s all about.  So I now have 12 posts scheduled for Nov/Dec and most of Oct ready to rock too.  I have been concentrating mostly on discussion posts as I don’t have enough books read to schedule book reviews and there are lots of posts that I can’t wait to share!  Who else gets all excited and wants to hit publish immediately?!

 

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ARC Stocktake:

I’ve gone from 21 back down to 18.  Which is fab, I feel like I’m acing my ARC to-be-read stack.  Books I own, I’ll be coming for you soon.

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Instagram Highlight!

 

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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?

Faye @ The Social Potato wonders if TALKING ABOUT A TWIST… TAKES AWAY THE TWIST?

Rachel @ Parajunkee has a fun look at Great Literary Costumes for Halloween

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer is organising a Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop

Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books discusses Striving for Ratings Perfection

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

 

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

MEH!  That’s about all I have to say for my steps this week.  Still struggling with heel pain.  So yeah, MEH.

 

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Books I have received to review:

None, nothing caught my eye at all.

 

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Books I have Bought! 

The Monogram Murders

 

I’ve been so hesitant about trying The Monogram Murders.  I love Sophia Hannah but I’m not sure about anyone taking on Poirot.  But it was down to $1.99 on Amazon so I figured that was a great reason to finally pick this one up.

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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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30 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #89”

  1. Greg

    Maybe in Another Life looks good, I just added that one to my list too and hope to read it soon. I like the alternate possibilities angle, looks fun. Looking forward to your discussion posts- it does feel good to get ahead, doesn’t it?

    Beautiful pic BTW- it’s nice that you have a natural area nearby to enjoy. It really does make a difference.
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  2. Lola

    I like that quote graphic you made, it’s so pretty with the quote and the book on it. And I totally agree with the message, and making the best of the cards you’re dealt with.

    I am curious what your top secret project is for november! I am at 7 posts at the moment, which is doing pretty well as my goal was 10-15 posts. Just like you I don’t read enough to really focus on review posts, so I am doing mostly Lola’s Kitchen and Lola’s Ramblings posts, although I think that next week I can also get started on one or two november reviews.

    I definitely udnerstand that feeling of wanting to hit publish immediately. I always get excited about the post I am writing and then to schedule it weeks in advance can be hard at times, but I like feeling ahead so much that it’s worth it and I remind myself that they will be published eventually.

    I wish I lived in the country. I live in a small suburb of a city, so that’s not too bad and we have more nature around here than at my last house, but walking a few meters and seeing horses and so much green that would be amazing. I hope you have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #148

    • trish

      They put the horses feed bucket into it. Some of them are kickers and knock them over. But put it in a bucket and there’s no mess 😀 See what I learn on my walks!

  3. Shaina

    That is such a lovely quotation! It reminds me of another thing that can be a huge mental trap – the “What If” game. It doesn’t hurt to think about possibilities and how to get yourself where you want to go, but if you get too bogged down thinking about alternatives, you’ll never appreciate what you have, I think.

    And YES to getting excited and wanting to post immediately! I love the idea for Blog Ahead. Now that I have my GRE out of the way I want to get back to posting and I think writing and scheduling posts in advance will be great for me.
    Shaina recently posted…#Readathon Mini-Challenge: The Ugly Cover Pitch

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I have Maybe in Another Life on my Kindle…so I must move it up. Love that quote!

    That photo is gorgeous…it makes me want to move to the country!

    I lived in the foothills for 13 years, which is sort of country, but in the drought-ridden Central Valley, the beauty was well-hidden.

    Thanks for visiting my blog…enjoy your week.
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  5. Kristin T.

    I’m so sorry that you’re still dealing with your heal issues. Hopefully you’ll get it sorted out soon! I’ve had a rough few weeks due to work, but I”m hoping things change soon…and then not only will I get back to regular workouts, but I’ll have more time for reading and blogging!!! I might even hold my own blog-ahead challenge, just to get myself ahead and caught up 🙂 Have a great week!!!
    Kristin T. recently posted…The Sunday Post #88 (10.18.15)

  6. Faye la Patata

    AWww, thank you so, so, so much for linking my discussion post! Really appreciated your comment there as well. As for that instagram picture… isn’t that JUST the life? I live in the city right now, but as far as I am concerned, I will make sure that I don’t live the rest of my life surrounded by concrete and polluted air that will eventually decay my insides slowly. The countryside is the best, seriously – amazing nature, clean air, a great clear view of the stars, with the sounds of the crickets as your company. I can’t think of anything greater than that!
    Faye la Patata recently posted…How to Write a Review in 13 Steps

  7. Deborah

    Great quote from Maybe In Another Life. If I’m remembering correctly I shared a quote from that book as well, but it was one about friendship which I really loved.

    Interesting that we’ve both loved phrases used by the author!

    Deb
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  8. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    Love that quote! We all have things that have gone so well for us, and then others that have let us down. Better to find the glass half-full as much as possible 🙂
    Maybe In Another Life sounds like something I would read so good review. I also am interested in your link about talking about a book’s twist ending. That is a situation I’ve run into many a time, as I read much suspense. Perhaps saying it has a trick or surprise ending ruins the ending for others?
    Good post today. I see we both joined Kimba’s Facebook Book Club. I’m excited to belong to one as I’ve been scouting around for awhile now to find one I’d like.
    R_Hunt @ View From My Home recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/18/15

  9. Natalie

    I love Poirot, but I’m also not convinced about someone else taking him on. But I’ll probably check it out anyway because he’s such a fantastic character 🙂

    You’re so organised with the blog posts for Nov/Dec! I keep trying to do that but never actually manage it hehe.
    Natalie recently posted…Stacking The Shelves #181

  10. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Does it make you sad, sometimes, that you don’t read the books you own straight away? Like you, I often read ARCs very soon after receiving them (so that I can get more…) but that doesn’t always happen for the books I own. I have totally binge-read my bought books lately, though.
    I can’t wait to see your super-secret posts for November, and you’re doing very well on the challenge.
    Have a fantastic week, Trish, happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Review: A Winter Wedding – Brenda Novak

  11. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m going to have to check out Maybe in Another Life, Trish. It sounds good and I love that quote. Congrats on getting so much accomplished for Blog Ahead. I was out of town for a conference so I didn’t get ahead at all. *ha* I’m working on it though. Oh, and I love the photo you shared as well. It’s beautiful! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! Happy Friday!

    • trish

      Well if you were away of course you couldn’t exactly Blog Ahead! But I always think every post you get done counts and makes you feel like you are getting a little ahead of yourself. Hopefully you’ll get some time soon to get some scheduled. I LOVED Maybe in Another Life, I knew immediately it would be a 5 star read and it was. Thanks for all the comments!

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