The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – confession time

November 26, 2017 meme, The Sunday Post 18

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 it’s confession time.

The Sunday Post

 

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Between My Sundays – what happened this week

Confession time

I haven’t read a physical book or an e-book in weeks.  Well that’s not strictly true, I am in the middle of a few, but I haven’t finished any.  I’m reading maybe 50 pages a week at the moment.   Thankfully audiobooks are still giving me my bookish fix, but sitting down and actually reading is just not happening.

Partly because I’m tired.  I’m working between 50 and 60 hours a week at the moment, and that will continue until Christmas.  Outside work, I’ve been prioritising my exercise, getting some blogging done, and spending time with family.  With the result that books get pushed to the bottom of my to-do.  I know I’m wasting time on-line at night, watching snapchat, and youtube as that feels relaxing in the moment.  But it doesn’t satisfy me the way reading a book does.  So I’m trying to change it up this week, and plug out early.

Wins

In an effort to not beat myself up over things I haven’t done, I am also reminding myself of some wins I had this week.

  • Feeling very proud that I ran 7 miles on Friday (my longest run ever, and my goal for Nov)
  • I’ve ticked off the majority of my Christmas gift list.  Thank you on-line shopping!

 

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:

 

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:

Girlxoxo suggests 5 More Fiction Recommendations To Add Diversity To Your Book Club Reads

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Books I have received to review:

 

“Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples–and then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life, and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.”

 

 

 

 

I got a pre-approved Netgalley notification from Penguin about The Marriage Pact.  It sounds creepy, and very different.

 

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Books I have bought:

None.  Well a few as presents for a bookish Christmas swap with some other book bloggers, but I can’t show those here!

 

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Library Haul:

 

 

I think The Other Alcott sounds fascinating.  Fans of Little Women know that the character of Jo is based on the author herself.  However, Louisa Alcott based Amy on her youngest sister May.  Amy never drew me in the way the other sisters did, so I’m intrigued to learn more about May.  And maybe discover why she was portrayed so unsympathetically.

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Calling that a wrap on this week.  Happy Reading to all.

 

Talk to Trish:  Firstly, how was your week?  Secondly, 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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18 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – confession time”

  1. Wattle

    Oh my gosh you’re working such long hours 🙁 I hope you get a break from that after Christmas at the very least!

    Go you for running so far, that is quite an achievement! And for getting Christmas shopping done (I’m all done this year, and it’s definitely thanks to the internet!)

    The Marriage Pact does sound a bit creepy, I hope you enjoy 🙂
    Wattle recently posted…Sunday Post #9

  2. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    Wow, 50-60 hours a week! No wonder! You shouldn’t be reading. You should be sleeping whenever you can, cause seriously, that is A LOT of time. It’s a good thing you have audiobooks 🙂
    The Other Alcott sounds very interesting, actually.
    Have a great week 🙂
    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks recently posted…Sunday post #34

  3. Karen Blue

    Congratulations on your 7 mile goal run being reached! I am so excited to start running again. Yoou really inspired me! I acutally did a few times but now by the time I get off work it is dark. Also cold. I dont have cold weather running gear so I have to wait on really getting back into it.
    I totally feel you on the time crunch. By the time is is all said amd done I spend 50+ hours at work and traveling back and forth to work. I have to make my fitness a bigger priority.
    The Other Alcott slunds really good. I would love to read more about Amy. Thanks for sharing that one.
    Have a great week!

  4. Kathryn Trask

    Working that many hours, well I don’t know how you do anything else so I can understand that the energy for reading isn’t there, like you I find audiobooks more relaxing when tired and you can do other things as well. Well done on the Christmas shopping.
    Kathryn Trask recently posted…Full House Reading Challenge 2018

  5. Maureen Bakker

    Wow.. that are some crazy work hours Trish. How do you manage that? Don’t work to much! And don’t beat yourself up to much about the things you couldn’t do. You are only one person. 😉
    Congrats on the 7 miles. That’s a great achievement.
    I hope you’ll be able to get some reading done this week.
    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Maureen Bakker recently posted…Sunday Post #73: Hogwarts Express POP

  6. Greg Hill

    Congrats on 7 miles, that’s awesome! Good for you! And I hear you on reading, my reading has been so minimal lately. Sigh. Just haven’t felt like it so much. Oh well. And wow, you ARE working a lot of hours! Hope you get a break soon…

    The Marriage Pact sounds intense!
    Greg Hill recently posted…Sunday Post #221

  7. Brandie

    Yay for running 7 miles!!! That’s so awesome!
    I understand the reading – some weeks it’s really hard to fit it into the day when so much else is going on. I hope you get more reading time this week!
    Brandie recently posted…{Friday Five} 11-24-17

  8. Emma

    Sometimes something has to give and I think your mind and body know what’s best for it and if it’s you tube, I would watch you tube. The nice thing about books is they never go off right? Congrats on running 7 miles. I am just about to hit my 5K mark (my master plan for Xmas) and that is hard so anything more than that…I can’t imagine.
    Emma recently posted…Weekly update: 27th November, 2017

  9. S. J. Pajonas

    I haven’t read a physical book in ages either!! Lol. I have listened to a ton of audiobooks though and I’m alpha-reading other author’s books (which count towards ebooks, I guess). Still I really rely on audiobooks now too because I also prioritize my exercise time. I love walking and listening to audiobooks.
    S. J. Pajonas recently posted…NaNoWriMo Update – Still Going Strong!

  10. Chrissy

    I’m sorry you haven’t been able to finish a book in a while. I go through times like that. It sucks, but you’ll get back to it.

    The Marriage Pact and The Other Alcott both sound like great reads!

    I hope you have a good week!

  11. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Sometimes when I’m feeling especially frazzled or tired reading just isn’t going to happen for me. It’s like my brain is full. I can watch TV or listen to a book but I can’t make the effort to actually move my eyes across the page. Hopefully you’ll be able to get back in the habit soon. I’m curious about The Other Alcott. I really disliked Amy in the book so I can’t see having that character based on you would be a good thing. Have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…Hope at Christmas – Contemporary Romance Review

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