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. The word of the month is stressed! I’ve spent the entire month so far getting back to reality after holidays and spending a lot of time in hospital with my father.
Between My Sundays – what happened this week
Once again, it has been forever since I posted a Sunday Post. I’m not even going to make any excuses, it is was it is! A mixture of busy times, holidays and a little bit of blog burnout. Followed by a huge dose of family illness. But this is a hobby, one I love and one I’m not going to beat myself up over if I sometimes have to shelve it for a bit. It does feel great to be excited about blogging again after a little break and I’m looking forward to seeing what all my Sunday Postees have been reading and getting up to.
We went to Lanzarote for a week and had a ball. It’s a small island off the coast of West Africa but is part of Spain. I think it’s one of my favourite places in the world. It was a perfect chill out week with lots of swimming, walking, sun bathing and eating! Oh and lots of reading of course. Plus, it has the added bonus of being a duty-free island so I stocked up my favourite perfumes and skin care products too.
Unfortunately when I came back, my dad was ill and had to spend a few weeks in hospital. So that’s where all my focus and free time went. He is doing better now but still has a long road to recovery ahead.
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:
- [4 Oct] BIT – Boost It Tuesday – Grow your Facebook Page! #5
- [5 Oct] A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray ★★★★
- [10 Oct] A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley ★★★½
- [11 Oct] Boost It Tuesday – Grow your Facebook Page! #6
- [18 Oct] 5th Annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway
- [18 Oct] Boost It Tuesday – Grow your Facebook Page! #7
- [20 Oct] The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad, #6) by Tana French ★★★★★
- [24 Oct] The A to Z of Handy Tips for BookBloggers – I is for INSTAGRAM!
- [25 Oct] Boost It Tuesday – Grow your Facebook Page! #8
- [26 Oct] The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware ★★★
- [31 Oct] Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween! The 2016 edition.
Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye. Why not go Sunday visiting?
I have read no blogs lately and I hate that. I’m looking forward to finding some posts today when I do the Sunday Post rounds and to catching up with all my old blog friends. And hopefully some new ones too 🙂
Books I have received to review:
I’m slowly reading The Trespasser by Tana French at the moment. Slowly because I’ve waited two agonising years for this book and I want to savour all the delicious words. So far it’s all I hoped for and more. Great cast, intriguing plot, and I have no clue where it’s all heading! Note I’ve since finished and I loved it!
Books I have bought:
I bought The Girls by Lisa Jewell on holidays when I read all my own books too fast! Of course, I had my ipad but I just couldn’t read it in the sun and so I HAD to go book shopping. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking hard to it.
I’m delighted that I can find such fantastic new releases in my library. Thumbs up to my library for saving me a fortune! I keep looking at each of these and smiling with glee over each one as they are all by authors whose books in the past have wowed me.
Finally, why not join me on Instagram? I use Instagram to capture a flavour of my life via books, nature and colour. This picture captures all the feels of my holidays *happy sigh*
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 take blog breaks?