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.
What happened this week?
Wow can you believe it? This is my 100th Sunday Post. When I started my own blog I immediately decided I wanted weekly recaps and joined the Sunday Post, since then I only missed one week and I numbered the next sunday post with both numbers. So while this number not only indicates how many Sunday Posts I wrote, it also indicates how old my blog is, namely 100 weeks (almost two years)! A lot has changed since I first started doing Sunday Post. I added a few features, like the random picture of the week and my list of open tours and gradually I started writing more about my daily life and what happened during the week as well. Here’s to another 100 Sunday Posts, cheers! And a big thanks to Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer for hosting the Sunday Post, it’s the only meme I have been able to do for so long!
This week I did a lot of cooking an trying out new recipes again. I started off the week with Lentils soup, which was pretty nice and easy to make. Beside that I retried the Green Curry I also made last week, but with some extra touches this week to improve on it. I also made Red lentil Curry, Madras Curry Seitan, Harvest Madras Chicken Curry and a risotto with green beans and String Beans. The Madra Seitan Curry at first didn’t taste good, so I threw in some other spices and it ended up tasting more like a Tofu Korma with lots of koriander. It didn’t taste like the recipe planned to, but it was yummy.
And I made an epic blunder this week. Normally on tuesday I clean the rat cage, but as I wans’t feeling well I decide I could skip a week. The rats apparantely didn’t agree with me, because thursday morning their cage was such a mess I still had to clean it. Some shit fell on the floor and I promptly stepped in it, not realizeing I did until the shit was on my trousers as well. So I threw my trosuers in the washing machine and only when the program was finished realized my mobile phone was in my pocket and now had been washed as well. I had just gotten a new mobile phone from my mom because my old one was malfunctioning. I put it in a backet with rice hoping it would survive. When I got it out on saturday it didn’t so work, so I’ll have to buy a new one unfortunately 🙁
And then the next day we had another blunder, when I started up my computer on friday morning to start work the internet didn’t work. So we did the usual, restart the modem and then checked back. Still no internet, so we tried resetting it a few more times and still no internet. Then I figured out the phone did work and my ipad did had wireless internet, so the issue was with the cable. We assumed a cable breka or something liekt hat until I saw an internet cable dangling between our two desks. Yeah the cable wasn’t plugged in that goes from the modem to this piece of technology that distributes internet to more then one computer (no clue what it’s called). So our cable internet didn’t work, because it wasn’t plugged in. Such a stupid error and it costs us an hour of time.
And then there as the issue of my hitting the resources maximum with my hosting provider again. And Friday evening I tried to make Lemon Crinkle Cookies again, but couln’t find the recipe with my conversions, so had to print it out anew and do the conversions and the cookies were a total failure. Then on saturday I had to do grocery shopping at a different store chain then normal and it was so frustrating, I couldn’t find anything and I had to keep walking around in hopes of finding what I was looking for. So yeah this week had it’s fair share of frustrations and things going wrong.
There were soem great sci-fi posts all over the blogosphere again this week. I especially enjoyed Oh The Books their Which race from the Star Trek Universe are you? Quiz, I got the Borg ;). And Snowflakes and Spider Silk her sci-fi subgenre flow chart, it’s so awesome!
On my blog I had two sci-fi reviews, one Lola’s Ramblings post about my ten favourite sci-fi books, an interview with a sci-fi author and Read Play Blog #4 where I talk about my favourite sci-fi game. My moodreading ways raised their head this week and instead of started on True Calling which was chosen through the My To-Be Read List poll I started a sci-fi book that I won in a giveaway, which did lead to another review this week.
This week wasn’t as great as last week for this challenge, but I still managed to write 2 posts for December. I got the interview back for a tour from an author, so I scheduled that. And my Coyer winter gal post. I am having a bit trouble coming up with ideas for posts to write. I am still waiting on some tour materials one blog tour posts in December, but beside that I have all my planned posts for December scheduled. I should come up with some more ideas or start writing posts for January. I am having a few Lola’s Ramblings topics lying around, but haven’t had inspiration to write them yet. Hopefully next week is better.
Sorry this post has gotten so long, I had a lot to talk about this week!
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Sorry no pictures of the week, this week.
This week I posted about:
– Review: Temptation (Debt Collector #13) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Interview: Mathhew Alan Tyler
– Lola’s Ramblings: Top ten sci-fi books
– Review: Legacy Code (Fractured Era #1) by Autumn Kalquist
– Read Play Blog #4
What to expect next week on the blog
– Cover Reveal: Surfacing by Kristin Halbrook
– Review: Shattered (Debt Collector #14) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Blog Tour: Flury by Tony Bertauski – tens list
– Lola’s Ramblings: Most favourite and least favourite genres
– Blog Tour: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – guest post
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours
– Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cross Roads by Donald Wilson II – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Last House Burning by Katy Scott – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Click Date Repeat by K.J. Farnham – sign-ups open till further notice
– Cover Reveal: Surfacing by Kristin Halbrook – sign-ups open till 16 November
– Book Blitz: Click Date Repeat by K.J. Farnham – sign-ups open till 25 November
– Book Blitz: Slip by David Estes – sign-ups open till 30 November
– Book Blitz: Inspired by Night by L.E. May – sign-ups open till 7 December
Shattered (Debt Collector #14)
by Susan Kaye Quinn
Source: for review
You can find Shattered on Goodreads
THIS IS SEASON TWO OF DEBT COLLECTOR*
Recommended: start with Season One.
*pre-order of the full season available
What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.
Returning to LA brings a chance for Wraith to stop Moloch… and the test that might finally break her.
Contains mature content and themes.
Shattered is approximately 13,000 words or 52 pages, and is the fourth of nine episodes in the second season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating.
It is recommended that you start with the first season, but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series. There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series, the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four together.
Space is a brutal home.
Three hundred years ago, the Earth died, and the last humans fled. Beaten. Broken in more ways than one. Their descendants carry the Legacy Code—mangled genes that force them to abort half their unborn children.
When Era and Dritan Corinth get placements on the safest ship in the fleet and win a chance to have a child, they feel lucky. Until the day Era’s supposed to find out if her baby has the Defect, and the ship suffers a hull breach.
An investigation uncovers new threats. Dangerous secrets. Lies. Treason.
Era begins to question everything she’s been taught about the fleet, their search for a new Earth, and the Defect. But the answers she seeks were never meant to be found…
Legacy Code is a suspenseful, dark post-apocalyptic read that has earned five star reviews from fans of books like Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising, and has been compared favorably to Wool, 1984, and the new Battlestar Galactica.
Defect Part One (Defect #1)
by Autumn Kalquist
Source: for review
You can find Defect Part One on Goodreads
I never asked them to make me this way.
The corporation that gave me superimmunity called me Protected. But then the truth came out, and I lost my freedom. I’m a genetic experiment gone wrong.
Now the Corporate Coalition hunts me and those like me, and I’ve stayed hidden off-grid for eight years. But I can’t hide forever.
Something else is happening, something worse than every mistake made before.
And if I have to fight to survive…I’ll fight ‘til I die.
The Corporate Coalition will never take me alive.
Prequel to the bestselling Legacy Code series.
Gifted (Otherworld #13.4 and Cainsville #?)
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: bought it myself
You can find Gifted on Goodreads
Contains two holiday stories, one Otherworld Pack and one Cainsville.
Gabriel’s Gargoyles – (Cainsville short story, Gabriel Walsh as 10 year old narrator.) Cainsville was where a boy could walk the streets safely at any time, day or night. Where everyone was genuinely glad to see you, and didn’t think you were odd if you wanted to keep to yourself. Because Cainsville was odd, too. For one thing, there are the gargoyles. Unlike the others, Gabriel doesn’t believe the carven creatures came to life to protect the town. It’s up to a boy to protect himself. Now he’s determined to find the last hidden gargoyle by winter Solstice. He’s also determined to get the perfect gift for his great-aunt Rose. And when Gabriel Walsh sets goals, he achieves them…one way or another.
The Puppy Plan (Otherworld novella, 9 year old Logan Danvers as narrator.) When Logan finds an puppy abandoned by the roadside a few days before Christmas, he knows it’s a sign. His sister Kate wants a dog more than anything. Their parents aren’t completely opposed to the idea. It’s just a bad time. A really bad time. Maybe next year. But now there’s this puppy in need of a home and a girl in need of a pet… So how does a boy who always plays by the rules give his sister what she wants most?