The Sunday Post: 3/6/2016

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books…share them!

It’s been a long time since my last Sunday Post. I’m hoping that I can finally get back on schedule.

MY LATEST POSTS:

MY EVEN OLDER POSTS THAT WERE NOT IN MY LAST SUNDAY POST:

These are the posts you might have missed lately.

NEXT WEEK’S POSTS:A-ZDiverseReadathon

  • On Monday I will be posting my review of Demon’s Don’t Have Names by Chrysiida Dimoulidou
  • Tuesday is the last day of the #AZDiverse Read-a-thon and I will be wrapping up my progress
  • On Wednesday I am planning to post another review of a book by Chrysiida Dimoulidou: The Tears of God
  • On Thursday I have scheduled in my June Book Haul (better just a little bit late than later, right?)
  • Friday is time for my review of Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  • Saturday will be a serious day, when I will be talking about the Worst Children’s Book That I Have Ever Heard About and lastly
  • On Sunday I will be doing another Sunday Post

OTHER NEWS:

  • We have finally decided that I was right about the trip to Bulgaria.
  • I am currently participating in the #AZDiverse Read-a-thon and doing great! I really hope that I will get the chance to participate again in it.
  • Today we had a family gathering in my house. It was fun and we ate too much delicious food.
  • I will be taking the IELTS exams in August so I need to prepare for it
  • I also need to prepare for the seminar in Bulgaria.
  • Me and Helen are planning to photograph parts of Veria.

24910156CURRENTLY READING:

The Tears of God by Chrysiida Dimoulidou. I am almost halfway through it and so far I am loving it.

They say that God weeps every time he sees us whores. He weeps in shame, since we have none left. But if God weeps, then Death owes us!

It is the 1950s. Over the wounds of a Greece that is still bleeding from the war, in neighborhood in Piraeus, the famous Troumpa, among the smoke of hand-rolled cigarettes and cheap alcohol, love leaves on the bodies of women its frayed dreams and a hope that life is magical and beautiful. Day and night prostitutes stroll the narrow streets selling their bodies for very little money. A few steps farther their supposed protectors lurk like vultures ready to snatch their prey, selling them promises of a better future made of glitter and angels. Each of these women has a different story to tell, that might have begun from a rich house or even a marriage, an engagement, a great love. I was one of these women myself, going by the name of Madame Jeny, I started as a simple prostitute and ended up owning the most famous brothel in Troumpa.

No, life has not been easy for me. There have been no easy paths to follow. One night of my life was your entire life… This night I will tell you. Now, in my eighties, and for many years, I have been Eugenia Frankou, a respectable woman, who is highly regarded by her family and social circle. Nobody has ever learned who I really was. Why am I doing this now? Because to me Death has yet to repay his debt…

coverNEXT I WILL READ:

Luna  by Julie Anne Peters. This one is part of my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge and I am really looking forward to reading it.

Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen’s struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

NEW ON MY SHELVES:

 

Now it’s your turn…

What are your news this week? Are you participating in any Read-a-thons? Did you read any great books this week?  What are the new books on your shelves?

Tell me all about it in the comments below…

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2 thoughts on “The Sunday Post: 3/6/2016

  1. I hope you have a great time in Bulgaria at the seminar! I really enjoy Trudi Canavan’s books. I have only read the one trilogy, but want to read more by her. I hope you enjoy The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. It was such a fun book. Burial Rites is one I’ve heard good things about as well as I Call Myself a Feminist. Good luck with your IELTS exams next month. I hope everything goes well! Take care and have a great week!

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    • Thank you 🙂 I’ve already read The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and Burial Rites and I loved them! I have reviews for both here on my blog if you want to read them. I love Trudi Canavan too. I hope that you too will have an amazing week 😀

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