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 has been a busy week. I was helping out at a craft fair last Sunday and that is going to be the story of my weekends from now until Christmas. One good thing about the fairs though is that you have to arrive early to set up and then you are just hanging around for hours until the doors open to the public. So that’s a lot of bonus reading time for me! Oh yes, my TBR is going to love this!
For Halloween, I pledged to save 3 book souls! Who else is willing to join me and rescue a long neglected book from their TBR?
Reading wise, I got though 16 books this month. I always find it interesting to see at the end of a month what way my ratings looked and as always most of my books were 3 or 4 stars which seems about right. I never have too many 1 or 2 star books as I’m impatient and tend to DNF if I don’t really like a book.
3 books were 5 star books (Maybe in Another Life, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and My Life Next Door),
5 books were 4 star books
6 books were 3 star books
1 was 2 star
1 was 1 star
Blog Ahead Update:
This has been my best Blog Ahead yet. I’ve ended up with 20 posts scheduled, 4 in draft nearly done and I have two new series of posts coming. The first one is starting tomorrow and I’m excited about it. Thanks to Anna and Kim for organising Blog Ahead and for everyone in the FB group for being so encouraging, I found it really motivated me to sit down and get those posts done!
I’m at 15 books. I only got through one this week as I wanted to make time to read my book club book (a full month too late, oopphhs!) and to read some scary Halloween reads too. I love that my ARC pile is under control now and I have time to read non-arc books. I’m not saying this is the right choice for everyone as others can cope with ARC pressure in a way I can’t but for me single digit ARC figures is my aim and I can nearly see the light now.
Second Chance Sunday – What happened here lately:
- [26 Oct] Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young ★★★½
- [27 Oct] Cam Girl by Leah Raeder ★★★★
- [29 Oct] 7 RANDOM ways to choose your next book
- [31 Oct] Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween!
- [1 Nov] The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #91
Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye. Why not go Sunday visiting?
Grace @ Reble Mommy Book Blog shares why she doesn’t reread books
Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books thinks that bloggers should Let It Go!
Earlier this year I joined FitReaders! Click on the image below for full details on how you can join in too.
My heel is ok! And my walking has increased, I’m just aiming to get back up to my 11K steps slowly so as not to aggravate it again. And I forgot to wear my fitbit 2 days. So I’m guessing but I think it’s fairly accurate.
Average steps : approx 7k per day
For November, I want to increase that week by week, so I will do 8K per day this week, 9K per day the week after, etc. This way I’ll hopefully stay injury free. I also want to get fully back in to healthy eating, I’ve slipped a bit over the past month or so. But I’m recommitting now and I’m ready to get my head back in the game!
- Goal 1 : Do my steps
- Goal 2 : Track my food. I’m not even aiming towards any figure, I just want to track it all, every bite. As that alone makes me eat healthier.
And that’s it. Just 2 goals, nothing crazy, but if I do them I know they will work for me.
Books I have received to review:
Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for Try Not To Breathe. I read it during the week and it was brim full of suspense about just who assaulted a teenage girl 20 years ago and left her in a sleep coma since.
Books I have Won!
I won a gorgeous hardback version of The Rest of Us Just Live here from Wattle at Whimsical Nature. Not only is the book gorgeous, with lovely blue edging on the pages but it came with a badge too which says I am not the Chosen One! I love it!
Well, that’s my week wrapped up. Happy Reading to all. How was your week? Any books you were really excited about?