The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News – treatyoself

May 7, 2017 meme, The Sunday Post 33

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 I embraced the theme of treatyoself and smashed the book ban by buying an entire series of books!

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Between My Sundays – what happened this week

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

Between My Reads.

This was one of those quiet but happy weeks.  I am fully back in the blogging zone, and the reading zone, and it feels so good.  I also had a personal victory by doing one of my longest runs this year, it was only 4.4 miles, but I ran it all and felt like wonder woman afterwards.  There is nothing like running to give you such a rush, and a huge confidence boost.

I have added some new podcasts to my queue.  Friendshipping was recommended by Quinns Book Nook and it sounds so relatable, fun and useful.  I haven’t checked it out yet, but will do so on my next long walk or run.  I’ve listened to episode 1 of S-Town.  My initials impressions are it’s strange, full of atmosphere and I’m definitely going to listen on.  Finally, Sersly is a UK podcast about all things pop culture, like the latest books, fims, tv shows, games.  The two hosts are witty, insightful and intelligent, so their discussions are always worth the listen.

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Clean Sweep ARC May 2017 – updates 

Clean Sweep Arc 2017

I’ve finished one ARC and wrote the review.  Score!  Lately, I was procrastinating forever before I sat down at the keyboard and hammered out a review.  It felt so good to just get it done, no fussing.  Just read it, review, schedule it.  Done and dusted, and then I was able to move on with an easy heart to the next book.

 

The Hourglass by Tracy Rees

 

The Hourglass – read and review scheduled

Trivial Pursuits – currently reading this one

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:

 

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:

Feed Your Fiction Addiction wonders If You Ever Add to Your Posts After You’ve Published Them?  Mostly my additions are typo corrections, as I’m a lazy proof reader on my own work.

Christy’s Love of Books rants about Body Image in Books.  I totally agree.

Cornerfolds discusses How to escape the dreaded blogging slump.  In my experience, just take a break and let it ride out, is the way to go.

Geybie’s Book Blog reveals Why She Doesn’t Judge Books by Their Covers.  I know I shouldn’t, but I’m just a shallow book-magpie won over by all the shiny covers.

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Books I have received to review:

 

Girlhood by Cat Clarke

Girlhood by Cat Clarke is from NetGalley, I’ve heard great things about her writing.  The clincher though was the boarding school setting, I one-clicked as quick as I could.

 

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Books I have bought: treatyoself

As I mentioned, I broke my book ban.  I couldn’t resist all the excitement over the latest release and I wanted to be a part of it!

 

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Library Haul:

 

I’ve read Run Fat Bitch Run by Ruth Field before and I’ve mixed feelings about it.  I prefer to talk to myself more positively!  But if you read with a large pinch of humour, that it’s a practical and motivating read.  So when I saw the audiobook in the library, I decided that would be a fun format to reread it in.

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

 

Talk to Trish:  How was your week?  What’s your favourite setting in a book?

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33 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News – treatyoself”

    • trish

      Thanks Greg. That’s one very catchy tagline on Girlhood, it caught my eye straight away! I’m looking forward to binge reading Maas too 🙂

  1. Geybie's Book Blog

    Thank you so much, Trish. I’m SO happy and really appreciate it. I loved your post about tips for bloggers. 😁
    I hope you enjoy the books you’re currently reading and planning to read this week, Trish. Have a wonderful week. 😁

    • trish

      You are very welcome, it was a great post! I’m always happy to share discussion posts I loved.

  2. Kathryn Trask

    I wonder what the Tracy Rees book will be like, I loved her historicals, but I think this one is contemporary, so will be watching out for your thoughts when posted.

    • trish

      Kathryn, it’s FAB! It’s my first book by her and now I want to read her other two. It’s a mix of contemporary and also historical (recent historical 1950 Wales). Review coming tomorrow 🙂

    • trish

      Sometimes, it has to be done! Much better than forcing it, I think anyway. Hope next week feels better Emma.

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I’m curious about The Hourglass….and I have been seeing the Maas books everywhere. I suspect they are not for me, but they are definitely tempting.

    Enjoy your week, and congrats on your running, reading, and blogging. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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    • trish

      The Hourglass was fab! I’m half afraid I won’t like Maas either, as epic fantasy is not always my fav. I probably should have thought about this more before I bought the entire series!

  4. Samantha

    I am so on the fence about S-Town. I finished the series and just felt underwhelmed. I also felt that it was a chance for the hosts to really look at how manipulative and psychopathic John B was, but they ended up making him out to be this like hero in a town of hicks. I’m really frustrated with it. The team at Real Crime Profile did a GREAT job of putting into words exactly how I felt about the whole thing!
    Congrats on the run! Thats 4.4 miles longer than I have ever done so YAY!
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    • trish

      I’ve only heard one episode so far of STown so my thoughts may change. But I’m looking forward to listening on. I’ll have to come back and reread your comment when I’m finished, as it will mean so much more to me then.

  5. Natalie @ Flowers in my Books

    Yay for a good week! And well done on your run, that’s impressive considering I can barely get out of bed most days. I’ve seen girlhood everywhere recently and my need for it is slowly but surely increasing – that tagline is so intriguing!!

    • trish

      I love how good running makes me feel AFTERWARDS! Lol, during is often a different story. I’m intrigued by Girlhood too, can’t wait to read it soon.

    • trish

      I’ve only heard one episode so far of STown so my thoughts may change. But I’m looking forward to listening on.

  6. Lola

    I am glad to hear you’re back in the blogging and reading zone! And that’s awesome you ran that run! 4.4 miles sounds like a lot to me!

    Oh Trivial Pursuits sounds fun! I hope it’s a good one.

    I like a good boarding school setting, so I can see what that helped make you decide about that book.

    Have a great week!
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    • trish

      I really enjoyed Trivial Pursuits; it was a warm, fun, and charming romance. Boarding school settings are brill! I’m glad you like them too.

  7. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    I’m glad you’re back in the reading and blogging groove. 🙂 Yay for your long run too! That’s awesome.

    I read one book for the Clean Sweep challenge so far, so you know, I’m happy. Hopefully I’ll get at least all of my May ARCs read and reviewed this month.
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  8. Christy LoveOfBooks

    4.4 miles is a good run! I listened to maybe 5 minutes of S Town before quitting. It’s so hard for me to get into podcasts. Maybe I’ll try again another time. Have a great week and enjoy those new books of yours. 😉
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  9. S. J. Pajonas

    I want to read that Maas series as well! I hear such great things about it. This is going to sound like a stupid question, but do you use miles/imperial measurements there in Ireland? I should look it up, but I thought I would just ask. 🙂
    S. J. Pajonas recently posted…Sunday Update – May 7, 2017

  10. Karen Blue

    4.4 miles is so awesome. Go YOU! Run Fat Bitch Run sounds like something I need to read. Lol! I just started getting back into running and it is harder than I remember. But that feeling when I am done is pretty hard to beat. Have a great week!
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