The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 23.10.2016 stressed

October 23, 2016 meme, The Sunday Post 40

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.


The Sunday Post




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:




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:

The Trespasser by Tana French

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:

The Girls by Lisa Jewell

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.



Library Haul:

the-woman-in-cabin-10-by-ruth-ware whats-a-girl-gotta-do-by-holly-bourne dreams-of-joy-by-lisa-see truly-madly-guilty-by-liane-moriarty



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*


Today’s reading view. How pretty! I’m doing more gazing at the sea than reading 😄

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 take blog breaks?


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40 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News 23.10.2016 stressed”

    • trish

      Thanks Katherine! The view was amazing, I’m already planning another trip back asap! And I’m really impressed at quickly my library gets books in, as it used not be as good in the past.

  1. Lola

    Sorry to hear about your busy times, family illnesses and blog burnout, seems like you got everything at once :(. But I am glad to see you posting a sun day post again. Sorry I haven’t stopped by much lately. I was happy to see your Sunday post link on fb so I remembered to stop by and visit.

    It does sound like you had a nice vacation at that island. I hope you’re father is doing better and his recovery will be smoothly.

    Nice haul, I read a few good reviews for The Women in Cabin 10 and I hope you’ll enjoy it. I hope you’ll have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #201

    • trish

      Thanks Lola, I’m delighted to be back and to be catching up with everyone again. I read The Woman in Cabin 10 yesterday, and it’s ok, I thought it lacked the wow factor. Thanks for your good wishes 🙂

    • trish

      Thanks Laurel, it’s great to be back on The Sunday Post again. I’ve finished The Woman in Cabin 10 and it’s ok, I wouldn’t rushing out to go read it!

  2. Julie @ Happily Ever Chapter

    Sorry to hear about the family illnesses, that’s always really hard. I’ve definitely suffered from blogger burnout before with my old blog. With this newer one I’ve decided to just keep it fun so I don’t stress myself out too much. It may get a little hard to keep up with, now that I’ve started my new job but we’ll see how it goes!

    Hope you have a great week and thanks again for stopping by my blog!
    Julie @ Happily Ever Chapter recently posted…Sunday Post

    • trish

      I don’t stress about blogger burn out anymore. I know it goes with the territory and I find if I don’t force it that the in love feeling returns! I’m so glad as I love blogging and I can’t imagine my life without it. Thanks for the return visit 🙂

  3. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I’m glad your dad is doing better and I hope he’ll be okay. Your vacation sounds wonderful. I understand about putting the blog on hold to deal with life. Nice to see you back 🙂

  4. Maureen Beatrice

    Sorry to hear about your Dad Trish. I hope he gets better soon.
    It sure looks like your library has some great books. The last library I was in only had two or three ‘new’ books and I was always late getting them.
    Happy reading 😉
    Maureen Beatrice recently posted…The Sunday Post #31

    • trish

      I know, I feel very lucky with my library. A lot of what I borrow is ebooks and audiobooks which is even better as I can borrow them right from home! So handy 🙂

  5. Greg

    Your island trip sounds fabulous, and I love that pic with all the white buildings. Excellent view! Sorry to hear about your dad, best wishes for a quick and full recovery for him.

    I liked The Girls a lot and hope you do too.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #165

    • trish

      It’s so pretty with all the white and there is a height restriction on building so it all blends together perfectly. I really enjoyed The Girls. And thanks!

  6. Deborah

    I’m loving the look of almost all of your books this week Trish.

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad but glad he’s on the mend. And don’t ever apologise for being absent. I know I wonder sometimes when I haven’t heard from someone in a while but it’s important to live life as well. As you said – this blogging thing is a hobby for most of us and real life often gets in the way.

    Nice to see you back though.
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-in

    • trish

      Thanks Deborah, it’s always nice to be back and to be excited about blogging again. I think taking a step back now and again is healthy and keeps everything fresh! For me anyway.

  7. Rita

    The view is spectacular! I’m glad you had a great time and got to unwind and chill out. So sorry though about your dad! I will send best wishes your way…

    I’m lucky that my local library has great titles most of the time and I can always find something I really want to read. Those are some good selections you picked out. I just got The Trespasser! I love Tana French, so since I have book-spending money from my birthday, which is about a week from now, I downloaded this and a couple of other titles I wanted. Have a good week ahead– glad you’re back.
    Rita recently posted…A Featured Read: Where We Fall

    • trish

      Thanks Rita, your good wishes are much appreciated.

      I really enjoyed The Trespasser so I hope you’ll love it too. I’m amazed at how different all her books are from the one before.

      And happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely day and get some fabulous new books!

  8. Tina

    Welcome back! I actually took a month long break from blogging back in August. I ended up relaunching my blog, I’m still in a bit of a slump but it definitely helps to recharge the batteries and come up with new ideas for posts.

    Your view for reading was gorgeous! I’m glad your dad is doing better, I hope his health continues to go well!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Tina recently posted…The Sunday Post | The Week Of Changes

    • trish

      Relaunching the blog sounds exciting! I’ll be along for a look in a few minutes 🙂 Slumps are evil but the thing is they do pass. I always think the best thing is to take a step back and not to force content. It is just a hobby 🙂

  9. Toady

    Damn right, girl! It’s a hobby. Blogging should not be the center of our lives, and we have to remember that while it’s fun, it is not something that we are putting out efforts into that is lasting.

    • trish

      It really is Anna! I’ve learnt not to worry about slumps anymore, they always pass for me. I love blogging too much to ever stay away for too long 🙂

    • trish

      The Trespasser is amazing! And The Girls was a little slow to start but then I really enjoyed it. And thank you 🙂

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