The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – I’m in a reading frenzy

February 11, 2018 meme, The Sunday Post 30

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.  This week I’m in a reading frenzy and loving all the books

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Between My Sundays – what happened this week

I’m in a reading frenzy

As a book blogger, that might not sound like a very startling statement.  But I have been feeling lacklustre about books for months and months.  Often choosing to Netflix binge rather than read.  Then just like a switch, my feels for books have turned back on.  Now I can’t read enough and I’m loving all the books I’m reading.  Although those two statements are probably related.  All I know is I’m happy to reclaim my inner bookworm, and all feels right with my world.

Valentine’s Day

For now, and forever Valentine’s Day will be bittersweet for me.  It’s the day our baby was due.  We are marking this bittersweet day with a break away, and honouring our little angel by spending the time together.  It feels like the last step in the grieving process to get through this day, although my heart will never be the same again.  Yes, I know it might seem odd that I talk about this here on the blog, but I find the silence does me no favours.  Unfortunately, it’s all too common, and I feel we should make discussion about it a more normal thing.  You never know who it might help.

My Reading Week

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

 

 

Finally I finished my audiobook three Sisters, three Queens and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The length of time it took me to read is only reflective of the monster length of these books on audio, and not because I was dragging my heels with it.

The Secret Wife was a brilliant read, and a must-read if you are intrigued by Russia and the Romanov Royal family as I am. Huge thumbs up for a gripping story that I wish was true. It’s intriguing to think one of the family might have escaped even though I know dna evidence proved otherwise.

Last night I started The Daughter by Lucy Dawson, and somehow I’m 75% in this morning.  That says it all!

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here:

 

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened in the blogosphere:

 

Avalinah’s Books shares What Tools Can Help Me Be An Organized Blogger? Writing And Scheduling Posts

Read All the Things reveals A Brief List Of Oddities Discovered Inside Used Books

One Reader’s Thoughts wonders Is Variety The Spice of Blogging Life?

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:

 

Huge book blogger fail here.  This week I got some fab books from publishers, but I left them under my desk in work and I can’t remember the titles of them!  I’ll save them for a future Sunday Post.

 

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Purchased Books:

 

Already I own this in physical book form, but I wanted to continue to listen this series on audiobook.  So I bought it in that format too.

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Library Haul:

 

My second time to borrow this book.  But this time I WILL read it.  The Secret Wife has made me anxious to read more books set in Russia and this fits the bill nicely

 

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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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30 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – I’m in a reading frenzy”

  1. Lola

    That’s great to hear you’re in such a good reading mood. I am sorry to hear Valentine’s Day will be such a bittersweet day for you, that does sound tough to get reminded about it each year, but it sounds like a good idea to deal with it like that and spending time together. I hope you’ll have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #269

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Yay for reading again. I go through phases with reading for sure. There was a while where Netflix won out. So sorry about Valentine’s Day being what it is for you but I get talking about it. We lost a baby early last year and the due date was a tough date. :::hugs::: Enjoy your new books and hope you have a good week.
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted…Weekly Rewind ~ 2.11.18

    • trish

      And no harm in Netflix winning sometimes, that’s fun too. Thanks Grace, and I’m sorry to hear of your loss too. It’s tough, and I’m sure it always will be.

  3. Chrissy

    I’m glad to hear that you’re back into a reading mood! I go through spells like that. I think it’s naturally. I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope Valentine’s Day helps you in your grieving process. Lots of love to you!

  4. Angela

    I’m sorry Valentine’s Day is bittersweet for you – I understand, my grandmother passed away on V-Day several years ago, so it’s always in the back of my mind. I’m glad that you’re finding so many great books lately!

    • trish

      Bittersweet isn’t always bad though, as it means we take out some treasured memories and spend some time with them. And me too!

  5. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    Oh, that’s so cool that you’re a happy reader again 🙂 this totally happens to all bloggers, I think…
    That’s sad about Valentine’s.. But it’s good that you’re accepting it in such a way. That’s my mom’s birthday, BTW. She’s always thought it’s an odd birthday to have, especially when you’re single. Tough birthday to be single on! Heh.
    Oh, thanks for sharing my post!
    I hope you enjoy your books, and of course I also hope that Valentine’s goes well, as sensitive a time as it is for you. Hang in there!
    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks recently posted…The Week When I Didn’t Haul Any Books!!

    • trish

      I don’t think I ever hit a reading slump in my life until I became a book blogger. There is something ironic about that! Thank you.

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Those bittersweet memories of loss do seem to show up over and over on the anniversaries.

    I lost two babies over the years…but I went on to have another child after those losses. But you still remember what you lost.

    I do find sharing the feelings helps.

    I hope you keep enjoying your books, now that you’re out of the slump. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.
    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted…AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE

    • trish

      So sorry to hear that Laurel, hugs to you. I think most people who have been through it get some relief from talking about it.

    • trish

      That’s it exactly Anna. It’s easy to be distracted by other things, but it’s fab to be loving my books again. Thank you.

  7. Kari @ Kari Reads and Writes

    Thanks for your honesty about your sad loss. I had 3 early-term losses over the years when I was younger and it’s never easy to deal with, and most people don’t want to bring it up because they’re afraid of the subject. Hugs to you and your husband, and have a special quiet time away.

    On a lighter note, congrats on getting your reading love back! Sometimes all we need is the right frame of mind and one really good title to turn things around.
    Kari @ Kari Reads and Writes recently posted…A Week of Bookish Days- 2/10/18

    • trish

      So sorry to hear that Kari, and yes people really don’t want to bring it up. But that makes it harder for me, as I’m happier to talk about it and treasure the memories I have.

  8. Greg Hill

    Glad your reading mojo is back, that must be a great feeling. And that your three reads were all good ones. Yay! I remember seeing the movie version of the Other Boleyn Girl, but I’ve never read her books. I’d like to one of these days.
    Greg Hill recently posted…Sunday Post #232

  9. S. J. Pajonas

    I’m glad to hear you’re back in a reading frenzy. I have been on and off with books for the past year, so a frenzy sounds like fun. 🙂 Sending you love and hugs to help you deal with your loss. I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope you have a good break away. <3
    S. J. Pajonas recently posted…Sunday Update – February 11, 2018

    • trish

      Thanks SJ, I’m been so off and on with books too, that’s a relief to be loving them all again. And to feel excited about reading. Long may it last!

  10. Vi @Inkvotary

    I know that bittersweet feeling, Trish. Mine is in November. Even after all those years, the feeling is still there. I don´t know what happened or when with you and your baby, but this is something that will always be a part of your life and a memory you´ll carry in your heart forever. I like to see it as a presence nobody else can feel, except for me. And I see it as something positive.

    You´ve got some great looking books in your post, and I am glad that you shared them with us.

    Best wishes
    Vi
    Vi @Inkvotary recently posted…Weekly Book Wrap-Up #54 – Helau And Alaaaf!

    • trish

      I’m so sorry Vi, I’m sure the memories never fade. I love that you see it as something positive, as so do I. I feel very privileged that I was able to experience pregnancy for a few months, and it’s a time I’ll treasure always. I love what you say about a presence too.

  11. Mallory

    I need some of your reading mojo juice! I’ve been in a strange slump where I’ve just been reading very slow, so not enjoying books as much because I forget the beginning by the time I get to the end 🙂 I hope your Valentine’s Day is peaceful, Trish. Take care and happy reading!
    Mallory recently posted…My Favorite Contemporary Romances of All Time

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