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.
Between My Sundays – what happened this week
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.
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!
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:
- [20 Nov] Class: Welcome to the Little School by the Sea (Maggie Adair) by Jane Beaton, Jenny Colgan ★★★★½
- [21 Nov] Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For
- [24 Nov] Black Friday Giveaway Book Bonanza Hop: Win Last Christmas in Paris
Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:
Girlxoxo suggests 5 More Fiction Recommendations To Add Diversity To Your Book Club Reads
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.
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!
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.
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.