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!
Between My Sundays – what happened this week
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.
Clean Sweep ARC May 2017 – updates
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 – read and review scheduled
Trivial Pursuits – currently reading this one
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:
- [1 May] Clean Sweep ARC 2017 – How I rid myself of book guilt! #cleansweeparc
- [2 May] Fitness After 40: Your Strong Body at 40, 50, 60, and Beyond by Vonda Wright, Ruth Winter ★★★½
- [3 May] The A to Z of Handy Tips for BookBloggers – K is for Kindness
- [4 May] Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally ★★★★
- [4 May] Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia ★★★★½
- [4 May] Closed Casket (New Hercule Poirot Mysteries, #2) by Sophie Hannah ★★★★
- [4 May] The Day I Lost You by Fionnuala Kearney ★★★★½
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.
Books I have received to review:
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.
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!
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.
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?