The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News – all the arcs!

May 14, 2017 meme, The Sunday Post 29

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.  NetGalley killed it this week, with some great new books, and I broke my usual restraint and grabbed all the arcs!

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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.

Seasonal Reading Habits:

I realised this week that I read more ebooks in the summer than in the winter.  Mostly because, I don’t take the time to go visit my library when the weather is good.  Instead I use their e-catalogue more.  In the winter, browsing the library is a handy way of spending a lunchtime.  But when the sun shines, I want to spend my lunch hour outside, lapping up the sun.

On top of that I travel more in the summer at the weekends, and it’s just so much easier to grab my kindle with all it’s books on it.  Otherwise I’m carrying about 3 physical books with me – one that I’m nearly finishing and another two to give me choice!  Tell me I’m not the only one that does this?!

Anne with an E – added to my Netflix Queue


And I was super excited when Anne with an E dropped on Netflix this week.  I adore Anne of Green Gables, all the books, all the tv adaptations, and I’m thrilled to now have a new one to follow.  I haven’t seen any of it yet, but it will make an interesting contrast to my other current obsession, Sons of Anarchy!

Sunny Evenings:

The weather was fab here this week.  So most evenings, post-work and pre-gym, this is exactly where I was and what I was doing.


Flopping in the garden, in the sun, with a book, after a long day! Feels so good! #enjoythelittlethings

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Clean Sweep ARC May 2017 – updates 

Clean Sweep Arc 2017

I’ve been reading the same ARC all week, so I’m making slow progress.


The Hourglass by Tracy ReesThe Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares


The Hourglass – read and review posted

Trivial Pursuits – read and review posted

The Whole Thing Together – read and review written


Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:



Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:

Metaphors and Moonlight reveals how She Uses Goodreads.  I love Goodreads and I basically use it to track all my books.  I can see from my shelves just how many ARCs I have to read, and how many books are pending reviews.  I also use it to track my reading thoughts.  And my book club is on Goodreads too.  So yes, I send a lot of time over there!  Do you like Goodreads?

Ikram Reads a Lot wonders Too Many GIFs? Is There Such A Thing?   I rarely use GIFs as finding them is not something I enjoy. My my biggest tip to anyone though is You Do You! So if someone loves GIFs, then they should have at it!  Do you like GIFs?


Books I have received to review: all the arcs!



Here and Gone by Haylen BeckThen She Was Gone by Lisa JewellThe Honeymoon by Tina SeskisBefore The Fall by Noah HawleyThe Good Daughter by Karin SlaughterOne Bad Turn by Sinead Crowley


Lot of exciting arcs!  Looks like it’s going to be the summer of all the thrillers for me!

Most are from NetGalley but The Good Daughter and Before the Fall were unexpected book post.  So typical that the week, I grab lots of e-galleys that I get surprise mail too.  Not complaining, these all look fantastic!



Books I have bought: 

None, thankfully as I now have lots of arcs to get through!


Library Haul:

I Capture the Castle by Dodie SmithPerfect by Cecelia Ahern


I got the full cast audiobook of I Capture the Castle.  As this has been on to to-read with far too long, I was thrilled to see it pop up in the library.

Also Perfect is the second book in a duology so I look forward to seeing how this series finishes up.  Plus I need to read it ASAP, or I will forget everything that happened in book one.


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


Talk to Trish:  How was your week?  Does anything in my Sunday Post catch your eye, if so let’s talk!  If you do a Sunday Post, make sure and leave  a link.  

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29 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News – all the arcs!”

  1. Greg

    Enjoying the weather is so nice this time of year! And I’ve been loving thrillers lately- The Honeymoon, Here and Gone and One Bad Turn all look great!

    Have a great week.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #194

    • trish

      I love the outdoors, so I’m happy to get out as much as I can. And yes, I’m so excited about all those thrillers!

    • trish

      Delighted you have Tracy’s book on the way. Hope you love it as much as I did. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it. And yes it’s a brand new Anne show. I love the Canadian one too, but this one looks very promising also.

  2. Geybie's Book Blog

    I love your backyard. Glad that your enjoying the good weather. All the ARCs look great, especially Then She Was Gone. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern sounds great too. I hope you enjoy them all. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. 😁

    PS: I love ebooks more than paper books because of the mobility. I love having all my books wherever I go. Hehe it’s weird,I know.

    Happy Mother’s Day. 😁
    Geybie’s Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Recap – NetGalley and Books I Received & Bought (May 14, 2017)

    • trish

      I’m the exactly the same with ebooks, they are just so handy! And I love my garden too, it’s my little haven. Looking forward to reading lots of my new books out there!

  3. Lola

    That’s interesting you read more e-books during summer and why. I don’t make use of my library and notice that I mostly read e-books all year round nowadays as I receive e-copies for review. And if I buy books they are often e-copies as well, although I do buy some paperbacks still as well.

    Looks like you had some nice sunny weather this week! Here the weather has been warmer as well. I am now following you on Instagram :).

    Nice haul of books you got this week! They all look good! Have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #230

    • trish

      Thanks for following back on IG Lola! I like both physical books and e-books, they both have their advantages, but you really can’t beat an e-book for sheer convenience.

    • trish

      Being outside on a nice day is so good for the soul! And yes I can’t wait to dive into my arcs!

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Ooh, love the look of your garden scene for Instagram.

    Your books look tempting, too, especially The Good Daughter, The Honeymoon, and Then She Was Gone.

    On the last vacation I took before I got my Kindle, I had a huge bag of books that I lugged into the cottage…I was gone a week, and finished them all. Stuck, with nothing more to read! Now I happily take my Kindle everywhere.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted…AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE

    • trish

      I love my garden, it’s my little haven. And yes I remember holidays in pre kindles days! It wasn’t easy carting all those books around, or even planning just what books you’d bring with you!

  5. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Enjoying the warmer weather sounds so good, Trish! I hope it will heat up a bit more here, too now. I’m ready for winter to completely let go 🙂
    Your new books look awesome! Karen Slaughter *swoon*
    I should have signed up for clean sweep, too… but I didn’t. I’ll still try to read some ARCs for the rest of the month.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading 🙂
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Weekend Wrap-up #186 – Back Home in the Rain

    • trish

      I haven’t read a Karen Slaughter book with years, but I’m looking forward to being reacquainted with her scary characters! Fingers crossed we both get a lovely summer!

  6. Emma

    I’ve been copying you and enjoying the warmer weather too…it’s too good not to. I struggle to read ebooks in the sun though, maybe because I use the kindle ap not my kindle anymore? You have some great ARCs. I read Before The Fall recently and really enjoyed it. Hope you do to.
    Emma recently posted…Weekly update: 14th May, 2017

    • trish

      I use a kindle app too, but change the font so the background is black and the letters are white. That seems to work in the sun for me! Glad you enjoyed Before The Fall Emma, I’m really looking forward to it.

  7. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    What’s interesting is that I think I read more PHYSICAL books in the summer than e-books. Probably because I like to read in the pool a lot and I’d be afraid to bring my kindle – and it can be difficult to read in the sun. 🙂

    I do use Goodreads – nothing too fancy; mostly just to see what i’ve read throughout the year!

    I also DO like gifs in posts. I don’t think about adding them all that often, but when I do, it’s fun!

    Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance recently posted…Cask Strength by Layla Reyne

    • trish

      I still read physical books too, and sometimes you can’t beat the feel of a real book in your hands. Do you mean you read while IN the pool? I love to read sitting at the edge of a pool with my feet in the water, it’s bliss on a hot day. But I only ever get the chance to do that on hols.
      GIFs are fun! I just can’t be bothered hunting them out, but I like seeing them on other peoples posts.

    • trish

      I’m looking forward to Before The Fall Christy, so many people seem to have enjoyed it. What did we do before ebooks! I can’t even imagine life without them anymore.

    • trish

      I can’t wait to work my way through all these mysteries SJ! Reading by a pool is my fav things to do, but I only get to do it on hols. Still because it’s a rare treat, I savour it even more.

  8. Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    I’m so sorry it’s taken me forever to visit back your blog from the other week! I had laptop failure so EVERYTHING STOPPED.

    I’m glad your weather was so good – it looks fabulous to sit in the sun and enjoy!

    Your latest haul looks good and I hope you enjoy all the suspense thrillers! 🙂 I need to read the Cecelia Ahern series – I’ve heard wonderful things.

    Again, thanks for stopping by my blog and I’ll be back on top of things hopefully within the week!
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di recently posted…I’m Back!!!

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