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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:
- [2 Jul] My To-Be-Read List : July 16 – Pick it for me!
- [4 Jul] 7 ways my library thrills my bookish heart
- [5 Jul] Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1) by Kristin Hannah ★★★★½
- [7 Jul] Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent ★★★★★
- [9 Jul] My To-Be-Read List : July 16 WINNER!
- [12 Jul] Kiss River by Diane Chamberlain ★★
- [14 Jul] The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty ★★★★
- [20 Jul] The Girl from The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor ★★★★½
- [29 Jul] In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware ★★★★★
- [30 Jul] Caching In by Tracy Krimmer ★★★
- [3 Aug] Those Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney ★★★★★
- [4 Aug] How to Make the Most of Your Library!
- [5 Aug] Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight ★★★★
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
Books I have received to review:
Did you spot one of these is a 2017 release! Proof that time is zooming by.
Books I have bought:
I’ve already read it. Verdict – ok. Just ok.
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?