The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #90

October 25, 2015 meme 46

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 had a fab week!  I had a few days off work and it’s a bank holiday weekend here so I’ve loads of time to do all the things that I want to do so that makes me so happy.  As much as I love blogging I get so frustrated that I can never give it the time that I want but this week I can.

I also had a little mini break in a nearby city which was so relaxing.  Of course I found my way one or two bookshops.  Obvs, what else would a book lover do when she visits a city.  You can see the evidence below in my IG highlight.  One of the shops was one of those totally unorganised secondhand book shops and I could have spent a week in there searching for treasures.  In other news a pigeon did the dirt on my head, lovely!  I have heard it’s lucky though so if I’m not around replying to comments, it could be that I’ve won the national lottery and I’m on a plane to sunnier soils 😀

I’ve added an affiliate link to Nosegraze in my sidebar.  I don’t do a lot of adds around here but I use Ultimate Book Blogger plugin and swear by it.  It saves me HOURS in formatting my reviews, gathering the book data, automatically creating review archives and so much more.   My design is also based a Tweak Me theme so I stand over Ashley’s products.  I know how good they are and I’m proud to advertise them on here.

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Blog Ahead Update:

Blog Ahead 2015

 

Last week I had 12 posts scheduled for Nov.  Now I have 16 and I’ve a few more in drafts just waiting to be polished off.  My aim was for 15 posts so I’ve already beaten that.  And now that I’ve gotten ahead, I just need to keep it that way.

 

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ARC Stocktake:

I’ve gone from 18 down to 16.

 

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Instagram Highlight!

 

Secondhand book shops are like an Aladdin’s Cave for me. I might be a while ?

A photo posted by Trish Hannon (@trishhartigan) on

 

 

Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:

 

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

 

Cait @ Paper Fury explains HOW TO BE KIND TO BOOK BLOGGERS

Greg @ Book Haven discusses Blogging Vs. Real Life

Lola @ Lola’s Reviews wonders What Makes for Good World Building?

Nicole @ Feed You Fiction Addiction speculates on Your Blogging Style – Can You Change It? Should You Even Try?

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger dishes the dirt on her Blogging Pet Peeves

 

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Earlier this year I 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

I’m cautiously saying that my heel is feeling better.  I did a good bit walking later in the week on it and it ached but was bearable.  Still not overdoing it and still icing and elevating but I think I’m heading in the right direction.

Average steps : approx 6k per day

 

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Books I have received to review:

 

Breakout by Aven Ellis

 

Thanks to Aven Ellis for sending me a review copy of Breakout.  I finished the previous book in this series – The Definition of Icing – last week and loved it.  This whole series is adorable and I love spending time with these guys.

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Books I have Bought! 

 

Pretending to Dance bThe Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

 

I used my audible credit to buy Pretending to Dance as Diane Chamberlain is an auto-buy author for me.  Very excited about this one.

I downloaded The Canterville Ghost for a spooky Halloween read and also as a book towards my Dust off your Classics challenge.  Being in the public domain, it is of course free on amazon.

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And my secondhand book shopping resulted in two Mary Higgins Clarks books – I’ll Walk Alone and Dashing Through the Snow.  Plus one hardback Agatha Christie book – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.  All in excellent condition and at rock bottom prices.

 

 

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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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46 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #90”

  1. Greg

    I love that pic, that looks like the kind of used bookstore I could lose a few hours in. I don’t think there’s anything better than a good used bookstore.

    I like the cover of Pretending to Dance, that looks good. And thanks for the shout out! 🙂

    Have a fab week!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #114

    • trish

      I’m the same, a secondhand bookshop is such an inviting place to just get lost in with the added bonus that you never know what books you might find. You’re welcome!

    • trish

      It was SO much fun Cait! Sadly the YA section wasn’t great (or else I just didn’t find it, which is possible it was the most unorganised place ever!) but I found plenty of other genres to dig through. And you’re welcome!

    • trish

      This was definitely one of those ones to get overwhelmed in as there was just stacks of books everywhere! Chaos! But it was a lot of fun 😀

  2. Kristin @ My ParaHangover

    Well, except for the unexpected “droppings”, I’m completely envious of your week! I haven’t been to a used bookstore in years! Last time I did I walked out with my sack overflowing and a cross-eyed husband at home. I love the stores a little messy, too – it’s like treasure hunting!

    Great new books this week! One of these days I’ll figure out how to fit audiobooks into my life 🙁
    Kristin @ My ParaHangover recently posted…Sunday Post #65: Oops, I Did it Again

    • trish

      Yeah, could have done without the ‘lucky’ droppings! Ohhh audiobooks are another black hole, once you can sucked in there is no going back! I like that I can multi-task with them.

  3. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    YAY for some days off! That book store looks awesome. Good work on your ARC pile! I make progress then get more so I really need to stop requesting for a bit! Can’t wait to see what you think of Pretending to Dance. I also love Diane Chamberlain and am waiting for my library to get the ebook. Love that last picture! Have a great week!
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 10.25.15

    • trish

      Reading Pretending to Dance this week and it’s very emotional ready. I constantly want to cry while reading it which is not a good look!

    • trish

      I’m reading Pretending to Dance this week and it’s breaking my heart. In a good way! It’s just so emotional. I’m so happy with Blog Ahead, I’ve done so much better this year than last year and I love how encouraging the FB group has been too.

  4. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Secondhand book shops are awesome! I hit my library’s used book sale last week and got a Mary Higgins Clark book among others. I miss the used books shop that used to be here; it moved 30 minutes away. 🙁

    Yay for time off, isn’t it wonderful? Enjoy! I hope you do win the lottery! That’d be worth a little poop, lol.
    Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Sunday Book Share #164

    • trish

      I used to love MHC but I haven’t read any of her books in years. So I was delighted to pick one up this week so I can reacquaint myself with her.
      No lotto win yet! 😀

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, I really miss the days of seeing those secondhand bookshops everywhere…some of my favorites yielded so many treasures. Sigh.

    So glad you got to visit one.

    I enjoy Mary Higgins Clark, and recall loving I’ll Walk Alone. Lovely presentation, with the coffee swirl nearby.

    I hope you love Pretending to Dance.

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    • trish

      Secondhand shops are getting rarer her too so when I do find one, I make the most of it! I’ll be reading I’ll Walk alone soon and I’m really looking forward to it. It has been years since I read a MHC and I used to love her. The coffee was yum! And Pretending to Dance is breaking my heart, it’s SO emotional.

  6. Lola

    That mini break sounds fun, I always enjoy checking out the bookstores when visiting another city. I also use Nosegraze her products, her tweak me theme is awesome and I often find valuable tips on her blog. I don’t have the UBB as I prefer to code my posts from scratch, but I heard great things about it.

    Thanks for linking to my post about world building! I hope you’ll have a great week and enjoy your new books!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #149

    • trish

      I love UBB! I love how it retrieves all the book info and even the cover for me as I’m lazy! And I don’t really have the skills to code from scratch but someday I am going to make myself learn more about coding. Where did you start?

      • Lola

        I only know very little html, just enough to code my normal posts, btu I like havign the control and knowing what I do. I can’t remember where I started, I think when I switched to wordpress, I just looked into the html part more often and heard people coded from there. Then I learned the few basic things like italics, strong, headings and links (and how to open them in a new tab), most normal posts don’t use more than that. At first I had to look up how the links worked every time I needed to use one and gradually it became standard knowledge. I still hope to learn more about coding one day too as there’s still so much I don’t know.
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    • trish

      Yay for getaways that don’t take all day to get to! I love having short breaks as they can be really refreshing and you don’t end up wrecked after a load of driving.
      Ohhh that post sounds great! Will check it out.

  7. Karen Blue

    Wow that bookstore picture. I haven’t been to a used bookstore since we moved up to CT, I haven’t even seen any here. I should start looking for one. I miss the ones I used to have so close by.
    I have heard great things about Pretending to Dance. I hope you love all your new reads!
    Karen Blue recently posted…The Sunday Post #58

    • trish

      The bookshop was a treasure trove and I had the best time searching high up and low down in there for bargains! And it was a successful mission, yay!
      Pretending to Dance is a very emotional read and I love it even though it’s breaking my heart.

  8. Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    There is a used bookstore very close to my house that I have limited myself to going in to only once per month, or else I would be in there every other day haha!So glad to here you had are getting in some blogging time. I am not behind per se, but I have been reading a lot more than usual and I have so many unwritten reviews that need to get done, pronto!
    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger recently posted…Sunday Post #32: Moving Updates + New TV Show loves

    • trish

      Yeah, lucky this shop is a bit away from me as otherwise I’d be ducking in every day for a ‘look’! That’s great that you have a good one near you, they are a lot of fun as you never know what you’ll find in there.
      Unwritten reviews, that’s the story of my life. I’m always playing catch up.

    • trish

      I haven’t read TMORA yet but will be doing so very soon. I love Agatha Christie! And I’ve never read Oscar Wilde but this is going to be my Halloween read so I’m looking forward to it. I’m expecting it to be a fun read as I love lots of Oscar Wilde quotes and have no idea why I’ve never read a book by him before now. What is your fav book by him?

    • trish

      I’m getting sick of resting the heel now Cynthia but hopefully it will all be worth it and it will help it heal fully so that it doesn’t give problems in the future.
      Pretending to Dance is VERY emotional and is breaking my heart!

    • trish

      The coffee was delicious and so were the cheeky chocolates that I had on the side! And yes second hand book shops are the business!

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