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.
If you were trying to visit my site about 2 weeks ago, you might have noticed that Between My Lines was missing! What happened was that my hosting company were hacked and I was off air for about 3 days. In fairness RFE hosting were great during the time out, they worked around the clock to restore normal service and communicated frequently. So I wasn’t worried as I knew they would sort it but I missed my blog and was very happy to see normal service resumed.
I spent the time watching Making a Murderer and ended up binge watching the whole series. My ultimate conclusion is a huge IDUNNOKNOW but it makes a very disturbing watch. So many things just don’t seem to add up.
Not a clue! I STILL need to go sort them and count them! About 20ish. This weekend I will make a proper list of them. I am normally anal about this kind of thing but Dec and Jan have gone by in a blur for me and I’ve lost control of the reins a little bit.
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:
- [11 Jan] The A to Z of Handy Tips for #BookBloggers – C is for Comments!
- [15 Jan] The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ★★★★★
- [18 Jan] The A to Z of Handy Tips for #BookBloggers – D is for Discussion!
- [19 Jan] Inferno by Catherine Doyle ★★★★½
- [21 Jan] The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton ★★★
- [24 Jan] The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #Hacked
Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye. Why not go Sunday visiting?
Nuz @ Word Contessa wants authors to Redefine Strong Women in YA Fiction.
Tracy @ Cornerfolds discusses Reading to stay relevant in the book blogging world
Lola @ Lola’s Reviews wonders Do you Visualize while Reading?
Cait @ Paper Fury is spreading the good news that IT’S PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE TO HAVE AN ENORMOUS TBR PILE!
Jessica @ Writing Pearls chats about Professional vs. Personal Reviews
Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup explains Why isn’t it a 5 star read? Well…because it isn’t
For 2016 I’m once again signing up with FitReaders! If you need some extra motivation to move more, then click on the image below for full details on how you can join in.
The exercise plan is going great! Now that I have some weight off, I’m finding running so much easier (notice I said easier not easy!). I’m making sure I hit my weekly steps target of 70K minimum and am setting myself daily/weekly exercise goals in my planner to keep me focused. If you use Fitbit and want to join in challenges, let me know!
Weekly steps 4-10 Jan: 72,705
Weekly steps 11-17 Jan: 75,396
Books I have received to review:
Thanks to Quercus Books for Echoes from Afar. It is set in 1930s Paris and as this is one of my favourite settings, I’m eagerly anticipating this one. I’m also on a blog tour on 29 Jan so watch this space for my thoughts on it.
Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcefire Books for You Were Here. I got an email from NetGalley about it and thought it sounded interesting so I went and one-clicked it. As you do!
Books I have Bought!
Secret Lives was a bargain I stumbled on when I was doing my supermarket shopping. It was down to €2.95 so I was very happy to fire it into my shopping trolley.
Elite was an Amazon 99c bargain that I came across while blog reading. I’ve been interested in trying this author for a while and I’ve snapped it up for the next time I’m in the mood for a New Adult read.
Everything Everything is my next book club read. I had a look when it came and my bookish heart beat a little bit faster when it saw the diagrams and lists and all kinds of geekiness that I just love!
Room is a book that I’ve seen about for a long time but never felt the urge to read. But now that the film is out here, I heard a radio interview with the director and it sounded fab. So of course I had to buy the book before I can see the film.
Well, that’s my week wrapped up. Happy Reading to all. How was your week? Any books you were really excited about?