Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday Post #23 13th July

Sunday, 13 July 2014
The Sunday Post

This is is Meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and here are the rules.

It is your chance to re-cap your bookish week, what did your review last week, any new purchases, what will be coming up in your blog next week or generally anything you feel you would like to share with the blogging community.

So, what did I do last week?

I have been thinking long and hard, and read all your comments about the pressure of daily posting on the blog etc. and have make the decision to take it a bit easier with the book blog - go back to the fun part of it, and don't put myself under pressure to post reviews and take part in memes. And - it's fun again! I write a bit on the blog every day, but don't necessarily post it. But sort of polish the reviews a bit more and post whenever it's ready. Will hopefully have more time to comment.And I go back what I like = talking about books, reading, reading, talking about books, reading, more reading and even more reading. 

In other news….
Our local area is getting a bit excited. Plans had been unveiled to create a big entertainment park similar to Disney Land called 'London Paramount' (= the film company Paramount). They are currently submitting planning permission and have the agreement from the government. It will be build on an old industrial estate and is about 15 mins in the car from us! Of course, there are critical voices - the transport and environmental impact on the area etc. But I, for one, can't wait. Maybe anyone living near such venue can tell me more. 

Set to be named London Paramount Entertainment Resort, it is expected to create 27,000 jobs and will feature a water park, theme park, sporting facilities, an entertainment street, a staff training academy and about 5,000 hotel rooms.

New: The Coroner's Officer

I've put up two posts:
5. The post mortem examination (caution - can be a bit upsetting to read, as it contains information about an internal examination)
6. Coroner's investigation and Coroner's inquest

On the blog in the last two week


Memes / Features

Finish / Start

The Kingsland Series by Deborah Hill

Love under Construction Series by Deanndra Hall

Added to my stash

2 books received for review:

What if it's Love by Alix Nichols

What Passing Bells by Julian Moss

What I'm planning on the blog next 

No exact time scale for those…. but thinking next two weeks :)


Laying a Foundation by Deanndra Hall (Love under Construction Series Prequel + Book 1)

Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell

Continuing my regular Stephen King with Needful Things

Memes / Features:

The Coroner's Officer:
7. Inquest Verdicts
8. Murders (or suspicious deaths) - what is the responsibility of the Coroner


Cait said...

Good on you for just posting what you want! No need to follow all the trends, anyhow, eh?! I hope you get back to enjoying blogging. ;) My Sunday Post!

Terri M LeBlanc said...

Glad to hear the change has made a difference, Peggy. I've pointedly made the decision not to post every day. Some weeks I do and some weeks I don't. One the weeks I don't, I really use social media to share other articles of interest.

Have a great week!

fangswandsfairy said...

Fact is: It's your blog so you can and should do what YOU want with it. If it is hobby it should be a stressor.

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

I like how your blog looks. I don't post everyday, but I am starting to relax a little bit more about not having posts. The theme park sounds fabulous!

Glass said...

Everyone needs to take a break from time to time and after a while even what we like to do the most, starts to feel like an obligation and job. I'm happy that you found a way that works out for you.

My Home of Books said...

I just took a step back to go back to enjoying the heck out of my blog, reading and commenting on other folks' blogs. Find what is right for you. I decided to read whatever books I want to, regardless of the timeliness of its release or the genre. If I try to be like other people, I will not be happy.

I enjoy your blog and one feature I like is the coroner office reports and the frequent Stephen King reviews. Keep up the good work!

By the way, I used to live in FL, not near the main attractions, well 1 1/2 hours from Orlando and an hour from Busch Gardens, and I know that many people in your area have a right to be concerned about traffic. Yes, it will get much busier! But....the amount of new jobs it offers, the new hotels and restaurants that will be built or fixed up in the area, the pleasure it will bring to the folks who live nearby, and the tourists it will pull in from other countries with their spending can see it is worth it! Have a great week.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I spent the first half of last week only posting two days...and playing around with my various blogs, changing themes, etc. I love that part! Then I was ready to blog again!

Enjoy your own pace....and here's


Angelas Anxious Life said...

Yes to blogging when you want to blog and not feeling the need to blog every day. I just don't think you want to stress over it because eventually you will just quit. Hopefully you are having a lot of fun with The Coroner's Office. I know that I really enjoy reading it! Sunday Post

Peggy Farooqi said...

You know what, I feel so much better and enjoy it again! And all my own doing actually arghh. I'm so grateful for all my great blogging buddies.

Peggy Farooqi said...

It's almost unbelievable how much de-stressed I feel and how much I enjoy it now. I read all about 'beginner's burn-out' at the beginning and thought it would never happen to me… and than something had to make 'click' in my head to actually understand it.

Peggy Farooqi said...

It sounds strange but it took a while for me to understand it :) but once I made the connection in my head, I felt so much better!

Peggy Farooqi said...

I'm the same Pat, I feel much more relaxed now and post when I want and when I have a post ready :)

Peggy Farooqi said...

That's how I feel - at the end, I started blogging because of my love of books and to keep a log of the books I read. i'm looking forward to the new theme park, though the area is going to be so busy. I guess I can rent out our bedroom to tourists LOL

Peggy Farooqi said...

You are right, and I feel so much better now. That's exactly how it started to feel - like I job I needed doing. I'm back to basics and loving it. :)

Peggy Farooqi said...

Funny thing, I read all about blog burn-out when I just started and thought 'would never happen to me' ha ha. Feel so much better now … and realised that we are all different, and it is my hobby which I enjoy and not a job and obligation. :) I'm really looking forward to the theme park, even though it's going to be a while before it opens. I never went neither to Disney nor Universal, only to a few smaller 'adventure' parks here in England.

Peggy Farooqi said...

Thanks Diane, you are right, it's all about the right balance and I think I'm much better with it now.

Peggy Farooqi said...

That's exactly what I did, and I can't believe how much better I feel now - not pressurising myself and enjoying my hobby.
I'm quite looking forward to the new theme park. Yes, it is going to be very busy, but I'm sure they will work on the road / public transport infrastructure as well. Book your room in my house now LOL :)

Peggy Farooqi said...

I think I've found the right balance now and loving it again :)

Peggy Farooqi said...

The posts from The Coroner's Officer flow very easily of my keyboard I have to say and just generally enjoy talking about my job. :)

Kathy A said...

Hi Peggy! I had internet problems last week so I'm catching up on my blog stops. But I think your plan is a good idea. When I first started blogging I participated in a lot of memes to have post ideas. But it does get stressful and I felt like I was rushing in writing the posts. So I've also cut back and participate only when I have something I really want to share. Your Coroner's Office is a great post and I hope you are feeling less stress over blogging. Have a great week =)

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