The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 28.08.2016 – Day Trips

August 28, 2016 meme, The Sunday Post 80

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.  This week was all about day trips and downtime.


The Sunday Post




Between My Sundays – what happened this week


Day Trips and Downtime:

I’d a few days off work and made the most of it by venturing off on some day trips.  We drove to the beach on two days and spent the days, reading, eating and sunning ourselves.  Then we made a trip to Cobh, Co Cork, which was the last port of call for The Titantic.  First we lunched at the old White Star Ticket Office which is now a bar, and afterwards took a boat trip to a nearby island.  I’m restored after my few days and ready to fall back into my normal work routine.  Well as much as I’ll ever be!

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Twitter Poll:

Over on twitter, I held a very informal poll on preferred reading formats.  Are you surprised at the results?

Hardback: 32%

Paperback: 51%

Ebook: 17%

Audiobook: 0%

I’m a fan of paperbacks and ebooks, but I don’t really like hardbacks (too heavy and awkward to carry around), and I’m shocked that no one voted for audiobooks!  Have to say, I love them, even if they are not my first choice of reading format.  Seems like they are the least favourite choice for book bloggers (as that is mostly what my sample comprised of).



Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:




Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye.  Why not go Sunday visiting?

Fictionophile shares thoughts on Amateur Book Reviews

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities

Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup has opened sign ups for Blog Ahead

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog reveals 5 Things That Affects Her Ratings

Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books wonders Can a character be too relatable?

Tanya @ GirlXOXO gives 6 Reasons She Stopped Going To Your Book Club



Books I have received to review:

None.  I’m going cold turkey on review books for the moment.



Books I have bought:

Again, none.  I’m trying not to buy any new books till I read some of the ones I already own.



Library Haul:


First Impressions The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Cleaning Nabokov's House You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott


I love how browsing in the library results in me finding books that I’ve never even heard of.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and You Will Know Me were books that I was searching for, so I snapped them up.  But First Impressions and Cleaning Nabokov’s House both just caught my eye with their fab covers and catchy titles.  Seems like they would be interesting reads so into the book bag with them.



Finally, why not join me on Instagram?  I use Instagram to capture a flavour of my life via books, nature and colour.  The most popular one this week was my book picnic.


Eating and reading alfresco this evening! Making the most of this gorgeous sunny evening 😄☀️📚🍴

A photo posted by Trish Hannon (@trishhartigan) on


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



Talk to Trish:  How was your week?  What was the best thing that happened?  Do you like routine?


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80 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 28.08.2016 – Day Trips”

  1. Lola

    That’s so awesome your shortlisted for that award! Congrats! I hope you make it to the next round! I love my routine, but it’s also good to break it up for a bit sometimes. Your new books sound good, I hope they both are good ones and have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #192

    • trish

      Thanks Lola, it was really exciting just to get this far! I hope after a little break from my normal routine this week that I’ll be happy to back with it again the week after.

  2. Lori

    Congrats on being shortlisted! That’s very exciting! That YA series sounds really good. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

    Your blog is very pretty, by the way. 🙂
    Lori recently posted…Recap & Book Haul!

    • trish

      Thanks Grace! I’m hoping I’ll be enthusiastic again after a break as right now I just feel burnt out on everything.

  3. Rita

    I voted for you! It only allows one vote, so no flooding the inbox allowed, sigh… Hope you get the recognition you deserve, for your quality blog, plus the Green Giants feature you have.

    I love that Instagram pic, nice! Enjoy this week of no gym and less work, and hope you get to read more 🙂
    Rita recently posted…My Weekend Update- 8/21/16

    • trish

      I like that it all seems fair! I don’t think I’ll have many people voting for me as I’m not going around begging for votes but I am just delighted to get this far!

      Can’t wait for my easy week 🙂 It will be a nice treat!

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Congrats on the nomination! Enjoy…and bask in the glow a little.

    I also love routines, but breaking them up can be very invigorating. Enjoy!

    I’m curious about time-traveling back to 1984….it was a good year for me, but I was definitely much older than 12. LOL.

    On that same note, I also remember the book “1984,” when I was about 12, I think.

    Interesting perspectives.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted…AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE

    • trish

      That stuck me about 1984 too. Funny that one was set in the future and now this one is in the past.
      Looking forward to smashing my routine to pieces this week and doing lots of things I don’t normally have time for.

  5. kathleen Curtin

    Congratulation on the shortlist. I have sent in my vote and you deserve it.

    • trish

      Thanks Kathleen, I really appreciate that! I’m not expecting to win but I’m chuffed to get this far 🙂

  6. Greg

    Congrats!!! Off to vote for you! And enjoy your break, it’s nice to take some time off once in a while. Time After Time looks fun, a trip back to 1984 wouod certainly be interesting. 🙂
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #156

    • trish

      Thanks Greg, I really appreciate the support! And roll on Wed afternoon, as I can’t wait for the time off 🙂 I think Time After Time should be nostalgic and fun, so yes, I’m really looking forward to that too.

  7. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Congrats on the nomination! How exciting! But also, how awesome that the award night is circus themed because that is the best party theme in my opinion lol.

    How funny that the characters in that book are traveling back to a time when you were their age lol. But that seems like it would make for a really fun read for you!

    Alright, I’m gonna go look at the voting thing for your blog now. Have a great week!
    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted…The Weekly Update: 8-21-16

    • trish

      Thanks Kristen, I really appreciate the support! And yes the circus theme should be a lot of fun!
      I’m going to feel sooooo old reading that book, but it should be fun too!

    • trish

      Thanks Genesis, I really appreciate the support! And yes an actual circus tent! Isn’t it cool! Should be a lot of fun 🙂

    • trish

      Thanks Melissa, I’m really excited just to have gotten to the shortlist stage. And the award night sounds like it will be fun!

  8. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Congrats on being nominated! How fun is that? I just voted so good luck! I’m also following you on Instagram now – I’m @laurenashleybecker just so you know!

    I don’t mind routine for the most part, but it’s nice to mix things up. I have a difficult time getting to the gym some days though so that’s great you’ll have a bit of a break from that AND work this week. Enjoy!

    Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance recently posted…Two Giveaways!

    • trish

      Aw thanks Lauren, I really appreciate the support! Just checked and yes I’m already following you on IG, I thought I was but just said I’d make sure!
      I don’t go the gym every day but I do go most evenings after work and I’m so fed up with doing the same thing all the time! I hope by next week, I’ll be missing it and dying to get back 🙂

  9. Rachel

    Congrats again on the shortlist! Are you going to dress to suit the theme?! I’d so do a ringmaster/lion tamer look with a red military-esque fitted jacket and a big poofy black net skirt/tutu type thing! So much fun! R xx
    Rachel recently posted…New Adult Fiction is NOT Erotica

    • trish

      Well then you are so much braver than I am! I was just thinking of pulling an old faithful black dress out of the wardrobe! I’m not 100% sure that I’ll actually attend yet. Don’t really want to go on my own but it’s not really Tom’s thing either. Once I know of a few others going, then I’ll buy a ticket. Or maybe I’ll twist Tom’s arm!

      Thanks again for the site feedback, I do think my main menu links look a lot better now! And this week, I’m going to whip my Sunday Post into shape so that the formatting hopefully will look a lot better next week.

      • Rachel

        When there’s an excuse to dress up, why not?! I love Halloween lol Cathy should be going I think, not sure if my sister is going or not, if she is I might go with her. As a judge I was offered a cheaper ticket, but I really want to go to the Easons book event in October, so I might save my holidays and cash for that.

        You can definitely read the main menu options a lot easier I think. I’m playing around with my layout a lot at the minute. Plenty of small subtle changes, but hopefully enough to make a better reading experience (within the limitations I have…sigh). I’m going to spend a bit of time on the structure of pages, and I’m going to try to utilise the Portfolio section as something else.

        R xx
        Rachel recently posted…Review: It Ends With Us (& Giveaway!)

  10. La La in the Library

    I thought that ebooks would be more popular than hardcovers! I am also surprised about the audiobooks not getting any love. I am juat wrapping up a no-ARC summer. It was wonderful getting to read a bunch of personal reading books. Next year I am going to try and keep it to one ARC a month. Ha ha. Have a super week. 🙂

    • trish

      Ever since I joined the library, I have less and less interest in reading ARCs. But I do like the odd few, but unfortunately they build up too fast so I’m trying hard to be very selective!

  11. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    I think I need to come for a visit, Trish! Ireland is a country I would love to visit, but I wouldn’t really know where to start 🙂 It sounds like you had a fantastic week, visiting and having fun.
    Good for you on not buying any new books, nor getting any ARCs 🙂 I wish I had your restraint…
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #79 – Swear on This Life

    • trish

      You should Lexxie, you’d have a great time here! A few days in Dublin and a few in Kerry, would be my recommendation. I wasn’t in any bookshop or online much so it wasn’t too hard to resist new books!

  12. Lola

    Sounds like you had some awesome day trips and had a fun time! The results of that poll sure do surprise me. I prefer e-books nowadays, but still love my paperbacks too. I only buy hardcopies for very few books (like Kelley Armstrong her Cainsville series as else I have to wait a year longer for the paperback). And I see more and more bloggers who listen to audiobooks, so i am surprised that didn’t got any votes, but maybe no audiobook listeners saw your poll.

    Great job on the no new books bought or for review this week. I should aim for that for a few weeks too as I have so many books I already own to get through. But it seems I always get a new book or more every week. Your new library books sound interesting! I hope you’ll enjoy them! Have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #193

    • trish

      I know I’m shocked that so many PREFER hardbacks. I’m ok now and again for a book I can’t wait to read but I’ll never prefer them. And yes maybe no audiobook readers saw the poll, it was only a small sample.

  13. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Those day trips sound lovely! I am with you that ebooks and paperbacks are preferred. Then audio but I am not a big fan of hardcovers. They look pretty but aren’t practical for me in reading. Great library haul!! I really enjoyed The Guernsey book. I did the audio and it was fantastic. Thanks for sharing my link 🙂 Have a great week!!
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 8.28.16

  14. Samantha

    I am surprised by your twitter poll results! I almost never read books printed any more. Its always ebook or audio! But, if I could only vote for one, it would have been ebook. So maybe thats why no one picked audio? Audio is always my secondary, ya know?
    Have a great week!
    Samantha recently posted…Sunday Post: Week 34

    • trish

      I’m looking forward to The Guernsey book, I love the setting and that era. Good to hear you enjoyed the radio adaptation. I must have a look out for a podcast of that!

  15. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Your trip sounds wonderful! A visit to Ireland is top on my list when we finally get a kid out of college and I’d love to visit Cork – especially with the Titanic connection. I loved Guernsey! It was such a great story. I am surprised that no one voted for audio. Like you it’s not my favorite but I do like getting some reading done that way. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – August 28

    • trish

      That’s why I love paperbacks as well. And I love the handiness of ebooks. I can’t believe no one chose audiobooks though, that really surprised me.

  16. Greg

    Day trips are the best, you get to travel and be home in your own home at the end. lol looks like you went to some beautiful places. I liked your poll although I’m a little surprised paperbacks were so big over ebooks- and no auduble!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #157

    • trish

      I love that about day trips too, it’s nice to sleep in your own bed! Plus it’s cheaper! 🙂 I’m really surprised at the poll results too.

  17. Leona

    I’m surprised by Audiobooks getting no votes as well, while they are not my favorite format they are sometime preferable to a paperback and ebook. Hardbacks are starting to become a reoccurring format on my shelves and only because I don’t like seeing my paperbacks bent and sometimes they get torn in my purse (I cry a little each time) so I’ve been craving something more durable. Enjoy your week 🙂
    Leona recently posted…Hendrix by MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron

  18. Deborah

    I’ve finally rejoined the Sunday Post… after a few weeks off.

    I’m surprised that hardcovers scored so high, but I wonder if they also mean the large paperbacks nowadays. I don’t see any ‘real’ hardcovers except cookbooks or larger non fiction etc… New books usually come out in large paperback before sometimes later appearing in smaller paperback. (Do you find that’s the case?)

    And I had no idea the Titanic stopped in Ireland!
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-in

  19. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Your beach days and day trips sound fun! But I do generally like routine for the most part.

    I prefer ebooks. That is surprising that no one chose audiobooks (not that I listen to them, but I know lots of people do). But I don’t know if I like paperbacks or hard covers better…

    Anyway, have a great week!
    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted…The Weekly Update: 8/28/16

  20. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    I was so confused at first because all of your commenters were congratulating you on being nominated for some award involving the circus, and I was scouring your post, wondering how I’d missed this information! It wasn’t until I finally noticed that the comments were from the 21st that I realized you must have accidentally overwritten your Sunday Post from last week. Oops! (I’ve nearly done that a few times, so I could easily see it happening to me.)

    Anyway, congrats on the nomination, whatever it was – and I’m glad you got to enjoy a bit of time away! Thanks for sharing my discussion as well!
    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction recently posted…The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury – Bite-Sized Reviews

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