The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – Carpe Diem

January 7, 2018 meme, The Sunday Post 15

Welcome to The Sunday Post, 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.  Happy New Year everyone, I plan on making 2018 the year I Carpe Diem and I hope you grab 2018 and shape it in to whatever picture you want to see!

 

The Sunday Post new

 

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Between My Sundays – what happened this week

Hello 2018!

I took a complete break from blogging over Christmas (apart from a few scheduled posts) and I thoroughly enjoyed the time-out.  However, now I feel excited to be back, and I’m challenging myself to view my blog with fresh eyes in 2018.  I’m not sure yet what that will mean, but I want to jig things up a bit and not keep doing the same old, same old.

Carpe Diem

Every year, I try to select a word to live by, and this year after much searching a phrase finally called to me.  I struggled to find my word, and I contemplated balance and strength, as both are qualities I need.  But neither felt right.  Then I glanced at my planner, and saw the carpe diem charm hanging off it.  And it clicked, it’s a phrase that fires me up.  Plus it was all but jumping up and hitting me in the eye!  So 2018 is all about seizing the day for me.

January Goals

Basically I don’t make New Years resolutions anymore. Instead I set monthly goals. In Jan I want to:

Park Run
Catch up on book reviews
Continue tracking on MFP
Drink my water
Do 1 long run every week
Regular Yoga

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:

 

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:

Herding Cats & Burning Soup says Don’t Take It Personally…I Can’t Review Your Book

Confessions of a Book Geek shares How Much Do You Spend On Books? 2018 Edition

 

 

Check out some of my favourite #bookblogger posts this week via Second Chance Sunday! Click To Tweet

 

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Books I have received to review:

 

 

Eepp! 2 authors I love!  Happy days.

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Purchased Books:

 

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Library Haul:

 

I’m absolutely obsessed with this period at the moment and plan on binge reading all the Philippa Gregory books.  As well as continuing to binge watch Reign on Netflix.  Then I plan on watching The Tudors.  Can you tell that when I say obsessed, I mean obsessed!

 

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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!  Finally, if you do a Sunday Post, make sure and leave  a link.

 

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15 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – Carpe Diem”

  1. Kristin @ Addicted to HEA

    I love your word for the year! I think it’s a fantastic idea to have a word or phrase for the year. I started last year with my phrase for the blog and I guess it is kind of my phrase for myself. When I went to bed last night, I came up with my new phrase for this year and it’s similar to last year’s.

    I think the best part is your attitude towards resolutions – you actually have attainable goals for each month. And crossing them off will feel so good when you reach them! Bravo!!!

    You have an awesome week! I love your kind of happy post!! Made me smile 🙂
    Kristin @ Addicted to HEA recently posted…Sunday Post #127: Happy New Year!

  2. Tina

    Happy New Year!

    Best of luck on your goals! I made a list of things I’d love to do in 2018 but they aren’t so much resolutions more like things I want to do. Bucket list maybe? I also want to get back into yoga. I’ve been doing a little bit of yoga each morning but I really miss my mat every morning.

    I absolutely loved the cover The Last Tudor. It is so beautiful and eye catching. I hope you enjoy the series! I had Reign on my TBW list but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.
    Tina recently posted…The Weekly Recap | Happy New Year

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Great phrase! There is nothing better than seizing the day.

    I love your book haul, too; The Secret Wife and The Daughter are leaping onto my shelves.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
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  4. Berls

    I’m the same way about resolutions – I prefer making goals that I can change and adapt and track from month to month rather than year long goals that may feel out of date by December. I love the idea of having a word for the year and carpe diem is a great phrase to go with!

    Have a great week 🙂
    Berls recently posted…Sunday Post with Berls | Back in the Groove

  5. Jo

    I really enjoyed “The Last Tudor”, any Philippa Gregory book is a yes for me. And also, carpe diem is a great phrase to live by! 🙂

  6. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    Carpe Diem is a fantastic phrase to live by. I don’t really do resolutions anymore either, they never really worked for me. I do set small little desires/goals at the beginning of the year but they are flexible and I don’t get upset if I don’t get to them. Like ‘learn one new skill’, it’s kind of vague but it’s led to me learning things like how to skateboard, lockpick, and use watercolor paints. It keeps my brain from stagnating, lol.

  7. Vi @Inkvotary

    Great choice your word of the year. I don´t have one myself, though. But it is a nice thought to go and find one. Hope you´ll enjoy your new books. Looking forward to your reviews.

    Best wishes and Happy New Year 2018 Trish!
    Vi

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