Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Sunday Post

Sunday 03 July 2016 - It's a celebration!




The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a post to recap the past week on your blog, tell everyone about books and things you can showcase and share news for the upcoming week. Remember to link your post and to visit others who have linked up.


It's a celebration! 

Tomorrow will be my first quarter Anniversary! Yes, I've been gracing The Blogosphere with my inky presence for exactly 3 months now. Yea!
In order for you to celebrate with me, you can choose between 4 amazing treats:  



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1. Buy as many sweets as you can for a quarter

 

2. Go on a date with a quarterback

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3. Treat yourself to a quarter pounder 
(seeing that it's on me, you won't gain a pound. Especially if you currently find yourself in the EU)


4. You can click, click, click and start following me. (It's a treat. Really)


Go on - treat yourself! And what do we say? 

Thank You


A very big thank-you-shout-out to all of you for keeping me afloat in this vast ocean of the Blogging Sea. Without you (if your name is Jack - please don't let go), I wouldn't still be on the door, but rather at Dead Man's Door.

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Three months ago I started blogging with no clue what so ever on what I'm doing (was it really that obvious?). I'm still not all that much the better, but at least I'm still trying and Somebody is reading my posts. If your name is Somebody, please remember that you are loved and appreciated and be grateful that your name is not Jack.

Enough about that - what did my past week look like?

Weekly memes

Top Ten Tuesday - This week as a freebie week and it did appear as if everybody had a lot of fun with this theme. You could either choose a topic of your own choice, or travel down Memory Lane and pick an old one. As you know, I love Memory Lane so I took the alley to Top Ten Quotes from Books. 

Special mention to the following two Top Ten Tuesday Posts as well:



Cover Characteristics  - This week's theme was ladders and it was not the easiest topic up the ladder you know. Luckily I did manage to find a few covers thanks to Google-my-old-friend. And as luck would have it - a publisher saw the post and contacted me to ask if I would like an ARC of one of the books I picked. Utter amazement..... But more about that a bit later (will cue you when you need to pay attention again).

Thursday Quotables - It was my first time joining this weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies but it won't be my last. Great fun! Especially if you are as crazy about book quotes as me. 



Monthly Roundup and Library Card

After three months of blogging, I finally start to notice what comes around and goes around - monthly roundups or wrap-ups. I've decided to make my own version of this:

InkStains - all the books that left a stain on my reading mind during the past month. Special mention as well to the InkStain of the month (book of the month). You will be able to find this under the tab The InkStained Library Card and as you have guessed, it will be combined with my monthly Library Card.


Readathon

The Make Me Read It readathon will be between 09 and 16 July 2016. Polls are still open and you can still vote! I will be participating in this readathon. Let me know which books you think I should read.



Book Reviews

Uhmmmm ...... None. But watch this space, will review this week. If you really want to read a review by me, hop over to my page Reflections on Ink


Books Read

'n Pawpaw vir my Darling Please not that this book is in Afrikaans and the review will also be in Afrikaans.

The Benefits of Death Review to follow this week.

The Picture of Dorian Gray I'm still contemplating a review on this one. It does appear that having your portrait done might have the same effect as turning into a vampire. It beautifies you to such an extend that you are utterly irresistible to either man or woman. Unfortunately, It also turns you into a rather self-centered, whining, little shit.

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King Arthur: " Merlyn told me once, 'Never be too disturbed if you don't understand what a woman is thinking. They don't do it very often."

After dedicating my latest Top Ten Tuesday to a few of my favourite quotes from books, I've decided to write a post on where this 'obsession' with bookish quotes come from. Now this is not a an easy (although quite laughable) subject to write about. I need to go dig and delve there where I can't even remember (but will never forget). 




For those of you who are celebrating Independence Day tomorrow - remember to have a lovely treat on me! The rest of you, treat yourself because you don't have a holiday.






  




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