Sunday Post. A Beautiful Spring Day

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Sunday Post
Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
How's everyone doing on this beautiful spring day? 🌷 At least here near the sea, it's a nice spring day. I'm still going through a blogging slump, but I'm forcing myself out of it. Since May is the Mental Health Awareness month, I decided that I'll be sharing a few post discussing mental illness/health - of course, books will play a huge role on these posts since I'll be sharing with you how books keep me afloat (and how sometimes they don't).

This week in my life:

🌻 I shared my 500th post! 😄 If I had noticed it before, I'd have prepared something special, such as a Q&A.
🌻 I'm currently watching Chambers on Netflix. I was unsure in the beginning, but now wow!
🌻 I decided to spoil myself and two new games found their way to my shelf - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and NieR Automata. Now, I just need to find courage to play the first one.
🌻 So, I might have actually finished my thesis? I still have to write the acknowledgements, rewrite the abstract, revise the bibliographic references, the introduction and the conclusion, but the chapters are finished. 



  • As I had to revise my thesis, in the past two weeks I only shared one new post. This week I talked about seven book-to-series adaptations that I'd love to watch. Which books would you like to be adapted to the small screen? View-wise this post isn't doing very well, so if you could take a look at it, I'd be grateful. 💛




 


In my last post I told you that I went on a NetGalley request spree. Guess what?! All my requests but one were denied. 😢 I never heard about the author or the publisher, but The Ghost Hunter's Daughter reminded me of the film The Conjuring and I'm always up to demon/ghosts stories.

Which new books found their way to your bookshelf this week?

Spring is finally here!
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36 comments :

  1. Yeay on finishing your thesis! Revising is always easier than creating from scratch, right? I'm cheering you on and can't wait to see the 'done and turned in' post!

    I had no idea May was Mental Health Awareness month...

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    1. Thank you for being so supportive. Revising is easier - that is, if I don't decide to rewrite the text and add new information. =P I saw someone tweeting about it and then did some research. In the US, May is Mental Health Awareness month. I'm not sure this happens in other countries (in mine, it doesn't).

      Happy readings! ;)

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  2. What a wonderful feeling to know you have finished your thesis! It's a tremendous amount of work, but it is a happy feeling to know you have done it.

    Congratulations on your 500th post! You can always choose to celebrate something wonky, like your 513th post, after you have a bit more time.

    I love the idea of sharing information during Mental Health Awareness month. The stress of our world is hurting our collective mental health, I think. I shared some info last week I took away from the library conference in April.

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    1. It's a happy feeling, but, as everything that comes to an end, it's also a little bit bittersweet. Thanks! You know, that's actually a great idea - let's see if I don't forget this time and do something different for my 513th post.

      The stress of our world is definitely hurting our collective mental health. I'll have to take a look at the info you shared. Mental health is very important and deserves to receive more attention than it does.

      Happy readings! ;)
      Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  3. You hear that? It's thunderous applause. Congratulations on finishing your thesis. Now the real fun begins. And your 500th post. Yeah! Sounds like a great, milestone week. (Thanks for sharing my post XOXO)

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    1. Awww, thank you Sam. <33 Happy readings! ;)

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  4. Congrats on finishing your thesis I know that is a huge relief off your shoulders!! I've seen Chambers being advertised on Netflix I might give it a shot now! Have a great week!

    ~ Kendra @ Kendra Loves Books

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it's a huge relief off my shoulders. I still can't believe it... I hope you enjoy Chambers as much as I did. It's such a creepy and mysterious series.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  5. Congrats on your thesis!! Glad you are having nice weather. We are rainy here. Have a great week!

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  6. Congrats on your 500th post and How wonderful to be so close to finishing your thesis.

    Have a great reading week

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    1. Thank you, Shelley. Happy readings! ;)

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  7. Congratulations on post 500. NetGalley is a pain. My Sunday Salon.

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    1. Thank you. I was expecting NetGalley to refuse my requests, but I had to try. Happy readings! ;)

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about your requests getting denied, but congrats on finishing your thesis! I've had good luck lately, but I've certainly had my fair share of denials (or more often just being ignored) as well.

    This week must be Julie Kagawa week for me, because I was approved to read her book Soul of the Sword on Netgalley, and then Shadow of the Fox was on sale for $.99 today, so I bought that one too. I've never read any of her books before, but I've wanted to for a while.

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    1. I was already expecting my requests to be denied, but I had to try. :) Aww, thank you. I have only read a short-story by Julie Kagawa and I loved it with all my heart. Let's see if I can still buy Shadow of the Fox on sale because I need to check out her novels.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  9. This is fantastic about your thesis Thannya!!!!

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  10. I'm sure it feels good to have your thesis behind you - congratulations!

    I get rejected on Netgalley all the time. Enjoy your new book!

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    1. It does! =D Thank you. Me too, but I keep trying. Happy readings! ;)

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  11. Re: thesis
    *high five from far away*

    Have a great week!

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  12. Congrats on being nearly finished with your thesis! What a great accomplishment!

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Happy readings! ;)

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  13. Good job completing the guts of your thesis!
    I get rejected at NetGalley too...sometimes its a good thing. :-) I have enough to read.
    Hope this is a good week for you. Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you, Martha. I wasn't bothered by being rejected because I was already expecting it. And, yes, being rejected was a good thing. I already have so many books to read and review. *shame*

      Happy readings! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. Happy readings! ;)

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  15. I haven't gotten a chance to get really into Chambers, but I've heard so many good things about it. It's on my to-watch list. Congrats on 500 posts! That's amazing! I hope you have better luck with requests next time for NetGalley. Enjoy your May!

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    1. I hope you get to watch it soon, because Chambers is all kinds of awesome. If you love mystery, supernatural and a bit of horror, then you'll like this series. Thank you. I still can't believe I shared my 500th post.

      Happy May! ;)

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  16. I want to buy both of those games! I've seen good things but keeping talking myself out of them. Hellblazer looks so good especially as isn't the MC suffering psychosis which gives a whole there element to the game. And you've linked to my blog again! Thank you! I hope you get over your slump or push yourself through it.

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    1. When the trailer of Hellblade came out, I knew I had to have the game because of the MC suffering from psychosis/hallucinations after being traumatized. I loved the fact that the developers talked to psychiatrists and psychologists to be sure they would portray Senua's mental illness correctly.

      No need to thanks! Your discussion posts are always so interesting.

      Happy readings! ;)

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  17. Yay for the thesis! I have been denied frequently on Edelweiss but less so on Netgalley. I updated and added information to my profile and it seems better now.

    Have a lovely weekend! Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. I have been denied so many times on Edelweiss that I no longer send requests over there. I wasn't surprised when my NetGalley requests were denied because my feedback ratio is lower than 80%. =P

      Thank you, Anne. Happy readings! ;)

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  18. Hey Tania! I will have to check out Chambers! I hadn't seen that on Netflix yet. Congrats on getting so close to the end of your thesis, I have a friend who just finished hers so I know how much work they are. And Thank you so much for sharing my I Heart post. ❤️

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    1. Hope you love Chambers as much as I did. Netflix released it a few weeks ago and I got an e-mail about it - if I hadn't, I wouldn't have watched it because I never saw it on Netflix's list. Thank you, Dani. <3 No need to thanks. Happy readings! ;)

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