Sunday Post #3 – Fall Reading and TV is Back!

Posted October 5, 2014 by Lillian in Features / 23 Comments

The Sunday Post The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

It was another beautiful week in East TN, though my goodness it was cold this weekend! We were actually under a winter weather advisory last night and I had to dig out our space heaters. For those that live north of the Mason-Dixon I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but for me it was. Sometimes I don’t dig out those heaters until Thanksgiving 😯

So thanks to the beautiful fall weather, I’ve been in a reading mood. Shh…don’t tell my husband…I read 4 books this week 😀 I feel a bit like a junkie. I just can’t seem to stop reading! I don’t know what it is about this time of year but I read nonstop in the fall!

Also my fall TV is back…yay for Grey’s Anatomy, The Mindy Project, and OUAT! And this week Arrow comes back too! I’m not really sure how to balance the reading and watching TV and being a mom and wife all at the same time 😕 Guess I’ll figure it out!

On last’s week Sunday Post, I had a big to-do list for this past week on the blog. I didn’t get it all done 😳 So this week I didn’t list everything that is coming up so that if I can do more it will be there. Sorry about that! Mom duties like laundry and potty training (which is going semi-well) took priority.

What are you up to this week?

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

Winterspell by Claire Legrand (review)

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (whether fictional or real) Top Books for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels via the Broke and Bookish

Book Blitz for Broken Promise by Jen Wylie (review)

You are Mine by Janeal Falor (review)

A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson (review possible if I get it finished 😉 )

Children’s Corner | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

 

This Week’s Book Fix

Kindle Freebies

Book Cover for Marking Time (The Immortal Descendants, #1) by April White

Marking Time by April White

 

Purchased

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Shock Me Sparks by Ashley C. Harris (I technically already had these in review copies, but I bought them while they were on sale 🙂 )

Brew Boil by David Estes

Sleepless by Tracey Ward

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

 

For Review

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True Calling by Siobhan Davis

Christmas in Snow Valley (Collection of 6 short novellas by various authors)

Giveaway

Cover Images for the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series by Iain Reading

 

Check out the giveaway going on now for Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading. This is the first of four books in the Kitty Hawk and the Flying Detective Agency. Currently a low number of entrants with 6 copies to give away (3 ebooks, 3 paperbacks) thanks to Book Publicity. Giveaway ends tonight at MN and is open internationally.

Got a Question for You

After much pressure from my husband and my mom, I’ve decided to think (keyword here) about publishing a book I wrote five years ago. But I have a few questions and I’d love all your opinions on them. Readers when you are looking to buy a book, what attracts you? The cover…the synopsis…and why? Authors best route to publish…indie or with a publisher?

Thank you in advance for your answers. I promise to read and take all of them to heart!

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23 responses to “Sunday Post #3 – Fall Reading and TV is Back!

  1. We have DVR’d everything for the past three weeks, and spend tonight catching up on the Summer season finales. Now to watch all the new shows. We had a cold snap right after the wedding and had our first freeze last night, but temps will be in high 60’s and 70’s next week..go figure. Have an awesome week Lillian 🙂

    • That’s is here too! It turned off cold Friday, first freeze last night and then back in the 60s and 70s for the rest of the week. Crazy weather! Thank you and you too!

    • It does where I am. Last winter we had several snows. Where I grew up in TN however usually doesn’t get any snow. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great Sunday Post, Lillian.
    In my personal opinion, both cover and synopsis have to be attractive. I usually get much helps in looking for a new book, especially from some reliable reviewer in Goodreads. Goodluck for the publishing thing and enjoy your week ahead 🙂

    • Thanks Deasy for your input! I’m the same way. Usually the cover attracts me, then if the synopsis is good and a friend likes it I’m willing to buy. The whole publishing thing has me super nervous!

  3. I remember the days of potty training {shudder}. Hope you get through it soon 🙂 I’m currently writing a draft for a non-fiction memoir of sorts (about my weight loss experience), and if I do get to the publishing phase I’ll be going the self-published, ebook route starting out. That way I have total control over my book. I’ll probably use smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/

    • Me too Jayne! Thanks for your input. I’ve been looking at Smashwords as well. It definitely looks like the way to go. Good luck publishing!

  4. It was chilly here too. Saturday was windy and cool. This morning is beautiful and I’m sure I’ll end up in the pool while cleaning it.
    The first things that attract me to a book are the cover, which must compliment the story inside, and the blurb. It should quickly grab my attention without revealing too much.
    Good luck if you decide to publish!
    Here is my Sunday Post – http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/05/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-81-and-the-sunday-post/

  5. We’re freezing here in North Alabama as well! Well I am at least. I’m ready for fall clothes but I don’t think I’m ready for fall temps! Good luck with potty training. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  6. I live in Georgia, and I’m still shocked we are having such cold weather so early! I totally get why you are shocked as well. 🙂 Looks like you have a good haul to dig into 🙂

    One Curvy Blogger

  7. It was cold up here in Michigan too this weekend, in the 40’s yesterday. Definetly feels like fall now… we’re enjoying fall TV too, although we need to catch up on Once Upon a time and Arrow.

    The Kitty Hawk books look good, my kids might be interested in those. Thank you for sharing them.

    • Burr!! I don’t think I’m ready for 40 degree weather yet. We barely broke 50’s yesterday and had our first freeze last night.

      The Kitty Hawk series is a young adult mystery. Let me know how your kids enjoy them!

  8. It sounds like you had a pretty good week on the whole, even if you didn’t get up as many posts as you had planned. You also look like you have seven really great books to enjoy, which I hope you do. I also hope you have a great week and manage to balance everything!

  9. I love fall weather, makes me want to sit down with a book and read. Unfortunately I haven’t had much time to read lately.

    Wow you got some awesome books this week! I have Brew and Boil as well and can’t wait to start reading them. I also got a review copy of True Calling and it sounds really good!
    I have the first Kitty book for review, so I entered in case I win a paperback ;).

    And how exciting you are thinking about publishing a book, I would suggest to look for a few good editors. And I think if you read enough about the topic you can easily self-publish, but it is more work for the author themselves, but on the other hand you do have almost full control about everything.
    As a reader I usually pay attention to the blurb, cover and other reviews. The cover has to look professional and it’s a plus if it catches my attention, stands out or fits the story exceptionaly well. The blurb has to give me an idea where the book is about and help me decide whether it’s something for me.

    • I can’t wait to start Brew and Boil. I love David Estes! And True Calling…I’m so in love with the cover 😀

      Thank you for your input! It’s good to hear what others think about when they look to buy. I know what I look at so I’m always happy to hear what others think. Have a great week and happy reading!

  10. Are you reading Harry Potter for the first time or re-reading?

    My daughter is a HUUUUUGE OUAT fan…last week we were in the Disney store at the mall, and one of the cashiers was wearing a OUAT button. She gave it to my daughter after she gushed about the show! We watched the first episode and she just had the biggest smile on her face the entire time.

    Have a great week! Here’s my link: The Sunday Post 10.5.2014

    • For me HP is a re-read. I’ve read it at least three or four times already. My son is three and a half so it’s his first time. I wasn’t sure if he’d like it or not but I should’ve known he would. He is my son after all 😉

      I haven’t watched this weeks episode of OUAT yet but I seriously can’t wait. I’m curious to see where they are going with the Frozen theme.

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and happy reading 🙂