Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sunday Post #3

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

So much has happened this week! I can't wait to tell you all about it!

Life

Thank you all for your encouraging comments on my previous Sunday Post! I am glad to let you know I passed with distinction and for the first time ever I am no longer a student. A fact that both scares and excites me. I slowly started applying to jobs last week and I actually already got a job in the school I hoped I would get in. As I probably told you before, I have a Masters in English and Spanish literature and linguistics, so naturally I am now going to teach Dutch. It's not even a half time job, but I believe it's a splendid start and gives me a chance to find my balance a little. I start on the 19th of February and it's only a four-week job but if I do well, there is a part time English teaching job coming my way in May!

All these developments made it a little tricky to blog this week as I wanted to absorb everything that happened so quickly. Instead I devoted my attention on reading and Bookstagram :)

Weekly favourites

My favourite books I read this week/month are The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger! I wish I had read these books sooner! They are perfection!


Last weekend I watched The Darkest Hour in the cinema and wow! It's such a remarkable movie! I plan to write a review soon! Gary Oldman definitely deserves the Oscar!

Instagram

This week I reached 500 followers on Instagram which is amazing! It's so much easier to interact with people and get followers on Instagram than through Blogger. I started my Instagram in September, so I'm very pleased with this progress!



Beat the Backlist

I have read nine books so far this year and all of them are backlist books! I think I'm doing pretty great on that challenge! Furthermore, I have mostly been reading books that have been on my shelves for quite some time!

I currently feel a like I'm in a little reading slump :( I could use some recommendations!


What have you guys been up to this week? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Also, I've been using a different font for this post, do you like it or prefer Verdana? I have been wondering if the size of this font is too small... What do you think?

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for following me on Bloglovin, followed you back!
    Yay for your life goals, that's amazing!

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  2. I ought to read The Secret History - I've read an extract that I really enjoyed, but I do need to trim back my TBR first! Have a great week, Lynn and congratulations on getting your exams with distinction:)

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    1. Thank you! The Secret History is a must read! Absolutely fantastic!

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  3. Congratulations :) I have also been trying to read books from my backlist and I'm finding some great books. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you! I am enjoying reading books that have been on my shelves for ages!

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  4. Congratulations on your results! That'll be a relief to you!

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  5. Congrats on the results!! :D I love Instagram except that the algorithm sucks compared to how it was even only a year ago. Oh well...

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    1. Thank you!! Well, I've only been on Instagram since September, so I can't really compare...

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  6. Congrats on the job and hope it leads to even better things! And good luck with the reading slump- hopefully it passes soon. :)

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    1. Thank you!! I hope it passes soon too!

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  7. Distinction and a job already! WOW Congrats Lynn! Proud of you!

    Ooooohhhhh Spanish literature and linguistics! Maybe we should practice together! I would love to have someone with whom I could to discuss books in Spanish!

    Maybe a buddy read one day? Your pick! :)

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    1. Thank you!!!

      Great idea! I would love to practice together! I have never done a buddy read before but I've been wanting to try it!

      Let me know if you're still interested!

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