The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – The New Normal

April 19, 2020 meme, The Sunday Post 18

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 still trying to sort out how to live my life in the new normal.

Between My Sundays – what happened this week

The New Normal – Life in Lockdown

I’m still adjusting to our new normal way of living. Working from home means my days are structured in much the same way as alway, but my evenings are now very different from what they used to be.

Gym sessions are replaced with long walks around my village, and I’m enjoying watching Spring sprout into life in front of my eyes everyday. We have wild geese that live on our village green, and they are hatching goslings at the moment. The excitement of walking by everyday to see if they have hatched yet. They have a little hut to shelter in, so they are perfectly safe, and it’s lovely to watch nature take its course.

Everything else is replaced with reading books, binge watching tv and avoiding people. I’ve rewatched Sons of Anarchy, caught up with This Is Us (so brilliant), and am nearly up to date with How to Get Away with Murder.

I was constantly watching the news but it was stressing me out, so now I catch up once a day, and leave it at that. A surprising side effect of Lockdown for me was that it has resurrected and reconfirmed my love for simple things, the things that have always made me happy in the past like my walks, books and blogging.

What happened on Between My Lines:

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What happened in the blogosphere:

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:

The latest books in 2 fab series by Irish crime fiction writers that I’m loving. Can not wait to dive head first into both of these.

Check out the latest books in 2 fab series by Irish #crimefiction writers that I'm loving. #TwoKindsof Blood by @RyanerWriter #BuriedAngels by @trisha460 Click To Tweet

Purchased Books 

  • I bought No Where But Here after reading the review over at UnConventional Bookworms
  • The Reckoning by Jane Casey was only 99p on Amazon so I grabbed it. I read book 9 in the series this week, and now I’m determined to read all previous books.

Library Haul:

All audiobooks this week. I still have a few physical books out on loan since before the library closed, and in a modern day miracle I might actually manage to read them all before returning them.

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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18 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your bookish news – The New Normal”

  1. Stephen

    Thank you for featuring my post, Trish! I agree, lockdown has at least helped us to appreciate the simple things.

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Your books look tempting, especially The Holiday! Adding them to my list.

    I agree that our new normal has brought us back to simple things, and those are cozy moments with books and favorite TV shows. I also love This Is Us and How To Get Away with Murder.

    Great photos of your walking path.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. Angela

    I’m just really glad it’s spring and the weather is getting nicer. I’m grateful to be able to get out of the house to get exercise but still stay safe.

  4. Sam@wlabb

    Same. I always took pleasure in the simple things, but I think I value them even more now. Thanks for posting the pictures! Your village is so pretty. I was such a skeptic about the Thunder Road series, because I am not really into MC books, but Katie McGarry did an amazing job with that series. I really enjoyed it, and hope you do too.

  5. Lola

    That’s nice you can take some walks around your village, it looks pretty there. I’ve been taking frequent walks to a park close by and we have some goslings as well, they’re so cute! Only catching up with news once a day sounds like a good way to handle it. Enjoy your new books, have a great week and stay safe!
    Lola recently posted…Review: Hunting Fiends for The Ill-Equipped by Annette Marie

  6. Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

    Ugh, once a day is definitely enough for news. I took a total break over the Easter weekend and that was refreshing. I live in a lovely village too, I’m so grateful I can at least still walk around. Take care!

  7. Literary Feline

    Your evening walks sound so lovely. Now that the weather is (hopefully) turning nice, I would like to start walking again. We’ll see. Fitting it in when it’s still daylight can be a challenge. I could at least do it on the weekends. My days are similar to what they were before–except more packed and hectic as I try to do more things at once–just the location has changed. I avoid the news as much as possible for sanity’s sake. I hope you enjoy your new books! One of these days I am going to give Jane Casey’s series a try. I hope you have a good week and stay safe and well.

  8. Greg

    I agree so much! I appreciate the sunshine, birdsong, just being outside, and of course books and blogging so much more now. Or maybe I’m just realizing it more, but yes. Everything is so different now! And I do the same with the news- once a day to get updated and then mostly avoid for my own mental health!

    Your area looks wonderful! And I love watching wild geese and their young. So inspiring!
    Greg recently posted…Song Lyrics

  9. Katherine

    What beautiful pictures! It’s hard to top a pretty walk I think for peace of mind. I’ve been trying to avoid the news as much as possible because at this point it doesn’t seem to help and no one seems to know anything but I’m afraid I’ll miss something. I think the one day thing is a good compromise. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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