The Sunday Post (#23) and Showcase Sunday (#9)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They’re a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.

Book stuff this week on Girl!Reporter
Review: Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson
Top 10 Tuesday (#14) – from page to screen
Literary London – Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival
Review: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Top five favourite moments from Roald Dahl’s work
My week in books (#9) – Roald Dahl Day, types of readers illustrated by cats and dogs (so cute!), Model Misfit and more

Apart from the above, I’ve had a quiet week – no book shopping, no trips to the library. Which is actually a good thing, because I’ve been concentrating on reading some of the many unread books on my shelves, which means I’ve got three on the go at the moment!

Let me know what you’ve been up to.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Leah Woods says:

    Wow that's some serious dedication! I wish I had the will power to have a completely quiet week haha.

    My Showcase Sunday

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  2. Haha. I think it was more circumstance than willpower. It also had to do with the pouring rain yesterday, which put me off taking a walk to the library!

    Sarah

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  3. Sandy Farmer says:

    Thanks for stopping by my SP & STS earlier! Sometimes we really need those weeks when we don't add any new books to our possession! I'm getting to another place like that. Want to read what I've got before I keep getting new stuff. It's just so hard to stop sometimes! Looks like you've had a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  4. No book shopping? No library trip? O.O Does not compute. lol

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  5. I had a slow week myself. I still got a few books but way less than usual, and I'm not even complaining, haha! 🙂

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  6. I really liked your “My Week in Books” post yesterday. I'm going to make it a point to look at them when you put them up. It's good that you fought the need to go book shopping or go to the library. Whenever I go to the library my tbr list just gets bigger. I wish I could focus on the books I already have too! I've had a pretty good week reviewing. But I'm reading less in less because of school :/ – Have a great week and fun reading!

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  7. I really wish I had the restraint to go a week without buying/requesting any books. Alas that week has not come yet and I am constantly bogged down with books to review! Thanks for the heads up about the literary festival! I'm not too far away from that so I might go and check it out 🙂

    Here's my SS 🙂

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  8. I have had try to restrain from getting a lot of new books, my TBR is a mountain. Enjoy your week ahead. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  9. I completely agree. It was sort of nice to get to today and go: “Oh, no new books.”

    Sarah

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  10. I thought I'd feel panic, but it's actually kind of calming!

    Sarah

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  11. It feels kind of good to not have new additions to my shelves this week. I've only just got round to finding room on my shelves for the stuff from the week before.

    Sarah

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  12. Thanks, My week in books means I have to find time to look at all those links I save throughout the week!

    The library is my downfall. I go for one book, or just to return books, and end up coming out with a bag full of novels.

    Sarah

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  13. I don't think I showed any particular restraint – I was too busy all week, and then yesterday it was pouring with rain so I didn't fancy walking to the library!

    Sarah

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  14. I've tried to stop before, but that's not worked. This week was by accident, so I guess the lesson is to stop trying!

    Sarah

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  15. I'm so behind, too. I can go weeks without buying a book, but working in the library, I don't think I've ever gone home empty handed. Have a great week!

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  16. I'd love to work in the library. It was my dream job when I was younger!

    You too.

    Sarah

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  17. I have only recently begun reading multiple books. I have one on my reader, one paperback and one on my smartphone..LOL Glad you had a quiet week, we need those every now and again. Of course if you are anything like me, you will read 3 or 4 books in your piles and then turn around a buy 5-6 more!

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  18. I like having a few different books on the go sometimes, when I don't know what sort of mood I'm in.

    I'm not too bad on buying books, it's the library that is my downfall!

    Sarah

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  19. chrissireads says:

    It is good to have a quiet week every now and then! 🙂

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  20. Definitely, although I've been reading lots in lieu of collecting books!

    Sarah

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  21. Three unread books left on your shelf?? That's amazing! I don't really want to count how many I have >.>

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  22. Oh no, I have dozens of unread books on my shelf. I just happen to be reading three of them now!

    Sarah

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  23. Zarina says:

    You've been very good on the book shopping/library front! I have piles and piles on unread books yet I cannot resist adding more to them each week :$

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  24. I agree with what Zarina has just said. 🙂 I should probably stop spending money on books too!

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  25. I usually can't, it was more by chance that I didn't add anything!

    Sarah

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  26. I'm not too bad with buying, since most of my books are secondhand, but I'm terrible with the library – I go in for one book and come out with six!

    Sarah

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  27. Jillyn says:

    I envy your dedication. I desperately need to focus on my TBR pile. It's getting farther and farther out of control! Happy reading. 🙂

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog, and so sorry for the delay!

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  28. No dedication – just a lot of rain which made going outside unattractive, and a busy week at work meaning no time for book shopping!

    Sarah

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  29. Kelly says:

    I always have to go book shopping – I just can't resist the temptation, especially since new books are being released each week!

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  30. I guess we're in the build up to Christmas now, so even more new books are being released. I'll hopefully be back to my normal self soon.

    Sarah

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