The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 19.06.2016 – Graphics

June 19, 2016 meme, The Sunday Post 42

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.

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Between My Sundays – what happened this week

I’m not good at design but I do like messing around on PicMonkey sometimes and usually with a quote from a book or quote about reading.  Well practise makes perfect, right?!  Someday I’ll master the act of making graphics I’ll be happy with.  I’ve gone back to basics in this one as sometimes I just keep adding elements until it’s a cluttered mess.

I really appreciate this quote though as I think it’s great advise in nearly all circumstances.  Think, research and think again.  You can’t go wrong with that!

 

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I had a work trip that took me to Dublin and out of the office for day so that was fun.  Especially as I drove home via a shopping centre and topped up my summer wardrobe.  Apart from that it was a quiet, uneventful week but in a good way!

 

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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?

 

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense debates The Perils of the Twitter Grapevine

Nicole @ Feed Your Addiction discusses The Perils of Growing a Bigger Blog

Rebecca @ Unbound Pages reveals 3 Ways Buffer Helps Her Kick Social Media Ass

Amanda @ Nellie and Co shares 4 Signs Of Blogger Burnout (and How To Overcome Them!)

 

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Books I have received to review:

 

ARCs, what are they?  I’m not in the zone for them right now, instead I’m catching up on older reads.

 

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Books I have bought:

 

Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson

 

The fantastic sounding Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson.  Yet again I’ve been baited by a ballet theme and even better it’s a 1970s New York ballet setting. I had to have it.

 

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Library Haul:

 

Reconstructing Amelia Summer's Child Kiss RiverKeeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain

 

I want to write a love note to my library as it’s wooing me with all kinds of delicious books.  And saving me a fortune!

 

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Psst, why not join me on Instagram?  I’m a wanna-be #bookstagrammer and I love taking photos of my books.  It is seriously one of my favourite things to do as soon as I get a new book.  I also have photos of my stationery hauls, my walks, my fitness journey and random photos of Ireland but if you only come for the books, that’s aok!

And my latest addiction is Snapchat!  I admit it I’m a sucker for social media 😀  This one is mostly about my weight loss journey (PS – I hit 4 stone lost lately and am on the final stretch to GOAL! )

 

So, that’s  my week wrapped up.  Happy Reading to all. 

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42 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 19.06.2016 – Graphics”

  1. Greg

    Nice graphic, I’m really hoping to make time to play around with Picmonkey and some other resources for imaging. Hope the new reads are good and that you have a nice week.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #147

  2. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    That is a great quote 🙂 Unfortunately most people do not seem to follow that advice lol.

    That’s great that you got to get out of the office for a day. I’ve never been to Dublin. But then I’ve never been to Europe at all, so there’s that 😛 But yay shopping! That always makes a day automatically better 😀

    I’m trying to get to some backlisted books, but then I keep seeing these ARCs that look interesting and just can’t help myself, so the number of ARCs never gets smaller because each time I read one, I get a new one lol.
    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted…The Weekly Update: 6/19/16

    • trish

      Dublin is only a couple of hours drive for me but it’s nice to break the normal office routine during the week. Even better when I get shopping time too 😀
      I’ve been like that in the past about ARCs but I feel burnt out on them now so I’m limiting them!

  3. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    That is an amazing quote, Trish, and one I try to live by. It’s not always easy, though 😀

    I would love to visit Dublin! I know having a work day there isn’t the same as a visit, but still. And YAY for topping off your summer wardrobe. Way to go.

    You’re doing well getting library books and back-lists. I wish I had the inner strength to stay far away from Netgalley…

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Weekly Sunday Wrap #88 – School’s Out!

    • trish

      I was feeling burnt out on ARCs Lexie so I find by giving myself a break from them that I’m enjoying my reads a lot more. I’ll never be able to resist them fully though!

  4. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    I am the worst with graphics!! I so don’t have that talent but I do like Picmonkey and how easy it is to use. I really need to cool it with the ARCs but I have such a hard time not requesting stuff but there are so many books I have I want to read. The struggle is real! Have a great week!
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 6.19.16

    • trish

      Picmonkey is the only one I’m able to use, I just wish I had a better eye for this stuff. The struggle is indeed real with wanting all the books!

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Great quote and graphic! I love PicMonkey, too….and could spend way too much time there, but it’s fun.

    Diane Chamberlain is another of my favorite authors. I haven’t read Summer’s Child, unless it had a different name. I’ve noticed that happening occasionally; I’ll think, yay, a new one! Only to discover I read it under a different title. lol

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
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    • trish

      I don’t think Summer’s Child has any other name, but it’s not a new release. I find when I do go to Picmonkey that it’s a black hole of time too 😀

    • trish

      I know I’ve seen good reviews for Reconstruction Amelia so even though I have no clue what it’s about, I grabbed it!

  6. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love my library too though I’m trying not to get so many books from there because I have so many at home but it’s tough. I want them all! Sounds like a good week. I want to play around with PicMonkey more and get better with graphics but always chicken out or get distracted. Love that quote! Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – June 19

    • trish

      I was doing good with not taking out too many…until 7 books I had requested came in the same day! Oophs 😀
      Pickmonkey is fun and the more I play, the more comfortable I get with the features. I just wish I had a better eye for this stuff.

  7. Rita @ View From My Books

    Congrats for your weight loss (and as important) daily health routines. You look great and sound enthused. Way to go. Just don’t look at me– I’ve been doing the emotional eating lately and need to clear up a few thing here bugging me before I can get a handle on it.

    I love my libraries too and am thrilled to be in short driving distance of them now. I am also a big fan of Diane Chamberlain from waaay back when, near time of her first publishing. I haven’t read nearly all of her titles, but enjoy them when I get my hands on them 🙂 Keeper of the Light looks good to me.
    Rita @ View From My Books recently posted…Weekend: July Books & My Bookish News

    • trish

      I think once an emotional eater, always an emotional eater Rita. I know that too well, when life gets stressful, it always calls me back. Hope the issues clear up soon and you can get back on track. I always find your balanced healthy eating posts to be very motivating.

      I’m loving Diane Chamberlain at the moment, I think I’m just in a summery contemporary mood.

    • trish

      I must check out Pixabay as I’m always looking for images that I can use in graphics, legit ones of course. And I’m the same. But often I can spend an hour doing a graphic and then deleting it all in a rage as it doesn’t look the way I want!

  8. Leanna

    I’ve been topping up my summer wardrobe bit by bit too. I got to wear it for a week and now our summer seems to have disappeared! I hope it returns!

    Reconstructing Amelia is a good read. Enjoy!

  9. Deborah

    I’m with you on the ARCs Trish. I really need to catch up on my TBR pile so must remember to do no more requesting for a while!

    Oh and well done, squeezing in some shopping on your work trip!
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-in

    • trish

      I’m enjoying a little break from ARCs this summer and it feels nice to be obliged to write a review for every book. The funny thing is I still do but it feels less pressurised.

  10. Karen Blue

    I love that graphic, it looks great. I wish I had a little more time for things like graphic. At the moment I am crazy busy and having to actually schedule my time for blogging.
    Nice library haul! I love my library as well, a love note is a fun idea.
    Karen Blue recently posted…Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon (Poll)

    • trish

      I’m trying to get faster at graphics but they are time consuming. And it’s so hard to find the time for everything that blogging demands. But at least we are always learning new things!

    • trish

      That’s the way I feel too about my graphics. I think if we keep experimenting, we’ll hopefully hit on something we love 😀

    • trish

      I am lucky that my library is great, funny I’ve only joined lately and I had no idea how much it had improved. I think you would LOVE Diane Chamberlain Maureen.

  11. Lola

    Nice quote! And I agree that sometimes less elements works better as it’s less busy and draws the attention to what you want. Ofcourse it also depends on the goal or what kind of graphic it is.
    It’s nice you had a fun work trip and your week was uneventful besides that. I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Review: Yours Truly by Jen Meyers

  12. Rebecca @ Unbound Pages

    Thank you so much for sharing my post!! I’ve also been reading my backlist this year and not getting to as many ARCs. Of course now I have major ARC guilt, but I’m having so much fun reading my older books!

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