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.
Between My Sundays – what happened this week
I made a big purchase this week and splashed out on a new camera. I ordered the Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7 on amazon and I won’t have it for a week or so but I’m really excited about it. I love taking photographs but have been using my phone all the time. Now I want to learn how to use something with a higher spec and upskill in this area. I chose this one as it’s more than a ‘point and shoot’ but it’s not too intimidating either. I hope. I’m going to hunt for tutorials on-line first but I might take a photography class in the Autumn depending on how I get on with it.
Recommitted to Transforming Trish!
Also I mentioned last week that I was dragging my heels with Project Trish Transforms. I still couldn’t get my mojo back this week so I gave myself the freedom of a few more days but then 1 July was set in stone as the day I was going to jump back on plan! I very reluctantly made my healthy breakfast on the night of Thursday 30th for the following day, and planned my meals. All while feeling a bit hard done by. But now that I’m back in the zone, I’m already feeling happier in myself for making healthier choices.
And today I’m gone shopping in a small city about an hour from me. There might be books bought 😀 I am attending an author/blogger event in Dublin next weekend and we are doing blind date with a book. So I need to buy and wrap my book. I already know just what one I’ll be spoiling my ‘date’ with. And I can’t wait to see what one I end up getting.
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:
- [27 Jun] The A to Z of Handy Tips for BookBloggers – H is for HEADERS!
- [28 Jun] The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★
- [30 Jun] Keeper of the Light (Kiss River #1) by Diane Chamberlain ★★★★
Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye. Why not go Sunday visiting?
Tanya @ Girlxoxo shares 10 July #bookstagram Instagram Challenges. Now I just need to see which one I’m going to join.
Jordan @ Simply Adrift gives 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Have Pop-Ups On Your Blog. So much YES! Down with this sort of thing!
Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books shares her secrets on Finding Time to Read. Fun post and I often skip sleep in favour of finishing my book. Isn’t that what coffee was invented for!
Jenn @ Quite A Novel Idea has 5 Tips To Start a Book Club, so now you’ve no excuse. If you can’t find a club that suits, diy it!
Lexxie @ UnConventional Book Reviews chats about Commenting. It’s one of my favourite things about blogging while also being my biggest source of guilt as there is never enough time.
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight discusses Feminism and Double Standards in Books. Her thoughts on the words ‘strong female character’ really made me think and I know I’ll be thinking hard before I throw this term out in a review again.
Books I have received to review:
SO EXCITED to get a review copy of The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor. I loved the two previous books I read by this author – The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets. So I can’t wait to get to this one and on top of loving her writing, it’s set in my favourite era, the 1920s. Did I mention I was excited *squee*
Books I have bought:
I finished my first Kate Morton book this week (The Lake House) and needed more. So when I saw The Forgotten Garden was only $1.99 on Amazon, I grabbed it. Lets forget about the fact that I had already borrowed the paperback from my mother, at least now I have options on what format to read it in! Yes, nothing ridiculous about that.
None this week. Still reading my way though my existing stack.
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! The most popular snap this week was stationery/planning one.
So, that’s my week wrapped up. Happy Reading to all.
Talk to Trish: How was your week? Any photography tips for me?