The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News – Christmas Preparation

November 20, 2016 meme, The Sunday Post 14

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 is all about Christmas preparation, and yes I know it’s still November!

The Sunday Post   divider

Between My Sundays – what happened this week

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” ― Stephen King, Different Seasons

Christmas Preparation

I’m flat-out every weekend right up till Christmas with Christmas craft fairs.  So I’m making all my Christmas preparations and plans now.  I drew up lists, checked them twice, shopped on-line, wrote my cards and pretty much have Christmas all wrapped up and ready to go!  Which sounds mad, but I’ll be working 6 and 7 day weeks in December, so there is method to my madness.

Baubles and Books :

As you know, I’ve joined in a Secret Santa swap with some other Irish, English and European book lovers.  The books are ordered, and my match has exceptional book taste.  I can’t tell you how tempted I was to order extra copies just for me.  But that’s not really how this works!  Now I’m spying on my match on twitter to get some clues about what little extras to put into her package.



Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:


Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:

Lola wonders is a 3 star rating a positive rating?

B B Toady chats about her stormy relationship with YA.




Books I have received to review:


Huge thanks to Penguin RandomHouse Ireland for sending the gorgeous Hygge to me.  On first impressions, it seems like this book and me will be a perfect match.

“Full of beautiful photographs and simple, practical steps and ideas to make your home and life both comfortable and cheering all year round, this book is the easy way to introduce hygge into your life.”


Books I have bought:


I bought The Artists Way as I just love the idea of embracing and developing my creativity.  Blogging gives me so much confidence in this aspect, and I’m ready to dig deeper.  I purchased the package that included the morning pages journal, just because I thought that would be an added incentive for me to actually do the work, and not just browse though the book.



Library Haul:

the-sleeping-beauty-killer heartless-by-marissa-meyer at-the-edge-of-the-orchard-by-tracy-chevalier and-a-happy-new-year-by-holly-bourne


And all I have to say about that, is that my library is amazeballs.  They have such a fantastic selection, and the new releases are rolling in quicker than I can read them.


dividerFinally, why not join me on Instagram?  I use Instagram to capture a flavour of my life via books, nature and colour.  Isn’t this bridge straight out of a fairytale?

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


Talk to Trish:  How was your week?  Are you prepping early for Christmas?    

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14 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News – Christmas Preparation”

  1. Deborah

    Oh yay! I’m glad you bought The Artist’s Way. Let me know what you think! I’m determined to get through the entire thing this time around. Surely I’ve had enough chances and made enough excuses!

    It sounds like you’re going to have a busy time coming up. I’m hoping mine isn’t as I’m keen to wind down as Christmas gets closer!
    Deborah recently posted…Weekly check-in

  2. Greg

    That must be nice to be pretty much done. The holiday weeks go by so quick it’s a good thing. That is an awesome bridge! Wow, we don’t have any around here that look like that lol.

    I liked both of the discussions you linked to this week!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #169

  3. Emma

    And I was impressed with myself for having bought one present so far. I just couldn’t be that organised. Your new books look great, especially the Mary Higgins Clarke. And the bridge is gorgeous. I’ve not seen anything like it before.

  4. Toady

    Your Christmas preparation doesn’t at all sound mad, it sounds glorious. I have enjoyed being prepared well before Christmas so that I can enjoy the holidays. I am behind this year, and it isn’t at all pleasant.
    I am interested to see what you think of At the Edge of the Orchard and Heartless. I am wondering if Heartless is a YA that should be one of my exceptions for YA. I like Cinder very well.
    Thank you for mentioning my post, Trish. It is much appreciated.
    Toady recently posted…B.B. Weekly No. 5

  5. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    I love doing gift exchanges and have been buying for the one I am in. I want to buy all the things lol. Wow your library does have a great selection. I use the ebook section and it is always a little behind on new releases which is annoying. LOVE that picture. Have a great week!
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 11.20.16

  6. Lola

    You sounds very prepared for Christmas already! And yes with being busy with work in December it sounds nice to have a lot done already. I hope the secret santa thing will be fun! Thanks for sharing my blog post about 3 star ratings!
    Hugge sounds very interesting, I hope it will be a good read! That bridge sure is pretty! I hope you’ll have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #205

  7. Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    You sound like you are all organised for Christmas! I think I am all good with Christmas shopping although I haven’t checked everything twice😳 I guess I’ll get to that in December!

    I hope you have a really great week and enjoy your haul – I loved Heartless and hope you do too!
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di recently posted…Weekly Round Up #9

  8. Jane @ Raincity Librarian

    I absolutely LOVE Christmas craft fairs – we always have a number of them throughout the city in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and I really appreciate being able to support local independent creators while doing my Christmas shopping. Good luck, here’s hoping for very successful markets! 🙂

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