The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 07.08.2016 – August Projects

August 7, 2016 meme, The Sunday Post 20

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.  And fill you in on my August Projects.

 

The Sunday Post

 

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Between My Sundays – what happened this week

 

Happy August folks but seriously what happened to July.  I feel like I was in a movie with pages of a calendar flipping over furiously to show time flying by.  August was a good reading month as I loved more books than I hated.  And fell passionately  in love with Kate Morton’s books.

  • 11 books read
  • 5 star reads – 4
  • 4 star reads -3
  • 3 star reads – 3
  • 2 star reads – 0
  • 1 star reads -2

My August Projects

There are a few things that I’m working on for August.  My not so secret August Projects.

Writing

I have decided to try to improve my writing.  Firstly, I started some online courses on Skillshare.  I hadn’t heard of Skillshare before but it was recommended to me and I got 3 months membership for $0.99 (note – that’s an affiliate link but I love what I’ve seen AND it’s a great deal).  Then, I ordered some books on writing from the library.  I’ve never done this before and it all seems very exciting and challenging.  Fingers crossed that it will show in my reviews in time to come.  Just to be clear, I still have no interest in writing fiction but I’d love to write this blog to the very best of my ability.

Decorating

We’ve been doing home decorating.  By we, I mean my husband.  I just pin all the things on pinterest and then leave it all up to him.  Our house is already feeling very different and we are only half way through.  Mostly, I can’t wait till it’s finally all done and I can breath a sign of relief that all our plans worked out ok.

Photography

So far all I’ve done with my fancy new camera is use the ‘auto’ button.  In August, I plan to experiment more.  Again I’m going to try some online classes on Skillshare.  Probably what will really happen though is I’ll just press all the buttons and see what happens!

 

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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?

 

Tonya @ Lilybloombooks shares How to #Bookstagram

Cassidy wrote a guest post @ Simply Adrift about How To Beat Blogger Burnout // Aka Escape The Hellish Pit Of Doom

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek chats about Ebooks Vs Paper Books – The Facts

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek then reveals why She is Breaking Up With Ebooks

 

 

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Books I have received to review:

A Sudden Crush My Sister's Bones The Things I Should Have Told You

 

Did you spot one of these is a 2017 release!  Proof that time is zooming by.

 

 

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Books I have bought:

 

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I’ve already read it.  Verdict – ok.  Just ok.

 

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Library Haul:

 

Red Rising Shiny Broken Pieces Where They Found Her Am I Normal Yet The Invisible Library The Secret Keeper

 

 

 

 

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Psst, why not join me on Instagram?  I use Instagram to capture a flavour of my life via books, nature and colour.  This weeks most popular one includes my book motto – ‘be prepared’.

 

 

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

 

 

Talk to Trish:  How was your week?  Any photography tips for me?

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20 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 07.08.2016 – August Projects”

  1. Greg

    Good luck with the photography, and with your writing too! Sounds like fun projects. 🙂 Like your Instagram pic- The Invisible Library was quite good, I thought. Hope you enjoy it too.

    Have a fabulous week Trish!
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  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    That is one of the things I love about my Kindle. Traveling was always panic inducing because how many books should I bring? I definitely didn’t want to be unprepared but how many books should I bring? Hours went into that! I’m off to check out Skillshare. I’m looking at adding some kind of learning for me while the Tornado is at school but haven’t really found the right fit. Great library haul! I’ve read one Kate Morton – The Forgotten Garden – and absolutely loved it. I really want to read more. Have a great week.
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – August 8

  3. Samantha

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on skillshare and your books on writing. I never really thought about looking into becoming a better writing to blog! Thats really smart!
    Enjoy your books!
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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    You are doing some fun things! I can’t wait until you’ve finished the decorating…and shared some photos. Please!

    Have fun with the writing and the photography, and enjoy your books. I like the look of The Things I Should Have Told You…and I loved Where They Found Her.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
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  5. Literary Feline

    I think there was one day in July in which I thought the month was really dragging, and then by the end, I thought it went by too fast. Now it’s August and the end is coming way too fast for comfort. So many big changes coming this month!

    I keep thinking I need to focus on home decorating. I have ideas! That’s as far as I’ve gotten though. LOL

    The Invisible Library! I really need to read that one.

    I hope you have a great week!
    Literary Feline recently posted…Sunday Post: Winding Down of Summer & My August TBR Poll

  6. Lola

    Looks like you had a good month with 4 books that you gave a 5 star! And reading more books you enjoy than don’t is always a good thing.

    When you mentioned writing I thought you wanted to write a book at first, but that’s interesting it’s for your blog and I am curious to see if we’ll see the change in your writing on your blog. Good luck with all your projects for august!

    I don’t think I am going to read the new Harry Potter book, I am afraid it would ruin my feeling for the series and I don’t want that. Sorry to hear you thought it was just ok. I heard good things about the Invisible Library. I hope August will be a great month for you!
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  7. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    It does sound like you had a great reading month! And how great that you’re taking a course and getting books to work on your writing!

    You cracked me up with your comment about how your husband is redecorating and you’re just pinning stuff lol.

    By the way, pressing all the buttons and seeing what happens is basically how I learn everything, so I say go for it with the photography, haha. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted…The Weekly Update: 8/7/16

  8. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Dang, you’ve been busy! And yes, July flew by. I swear time moved slower when I was a child but as an adult, it just whips right by. That’s funny that your husband is the decorator, so often it’s the female. Will you share before and after pics?

    Good luck with your writing and photography. 🙂

  9. Jane @ Rain City Librarian

    I’d be interested in taking some writing courses, too – I spent far too long in academia writing long-winded essays, and getting to the point in my blog posts can be a bit of a challenge for me! 🙂

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