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?
This was still a busy week, but less so then last week. I tried a few new recipes, finished up my marketing assistant work for this month and got some blogging done, but didn’t spend as much time blog commenting as I wanted to. Still doing nice with staying ahead, I reached the 40 posts ahead this week and stayed around that number so far. I also have a new tour open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours and working on two more sign-up posts.
My mom’s husband got me a new program with which to record VAT and my income and expenses for Lola’s Blog Tours, so I spend some time checking the 2014 document, fixed some things and added a few things that weren’t there yet. The program is pretty simple, it’s just a excel document with lots of formules and tabs and you can see nice summaries and it computes some statistics for you. It was interesting to see I got most of my money last year through blog tours followed by review opportunities and then book blitzes and as last cover reveals. Cover reveals and review opportunities are both my cheapest service, so it was fun to see how those review opportunities still brought me a lot of money on yearly basis.
Sunday I received a 10 euro gift card for Kobo from my sister! Yay! I immediately bought two new books with it, Hunt by Rachel Vincent and Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish. I am keeping the remainder for when Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent releases and then we’ll see if there’s anything left.
Tuesday we started lowering the dose of Pita her meds. She seems to be doing okay, but not really good yet and she had some moments were she looks really bad. It really varries from moment to moment, she even has some active moments each evening. She doesn’t squeak as much as before, only if the other girls groom her (one of them damaged her ear this week). She doesn’t bite anymore either, but for some reason that worries me a bit as it looks like she just doesn’t has the energy to bite.
Then on Tuesday evening I got another scare as my eyes hurt a bit after looking at the screen and it seems like I was seeing double. After a while I figured something was wrong with my computer screen instead of my eyes. Everything on the screen had a weird hazy or shadow behind it. The computer monitor is about ten years old, so it wasn’t surprising it’s breaking down. It was a bit better the next day, but I decided it was a good investment to buy a new screen. And wow what a difference it made, I plugged in my new screen on Friday and it really took soem tiem getting used to it. This screen is much larger than the previous one and I am amazed at how many tab I can open and still see everything. It did took me soemtiem to adjust the settings and even now the greens are still a little bit too green, but I figure I’ll get used to it.
I finished my fifth book Riding the Odds by Lyda K Scott. It was a fun book. I haven’t yet started my sixth book. I did participate in the twitter chat yesterday evening, it was a lot of fun and I am happy I could participate. This was also one of my goals for this Coyer challenge, so I reached that goal! I am hoping I can participate in the second twitter party as well as it was just so fun chatting with everyone.
And I am participating in the scavenger readathon. This is my first time participating in a readathon and to be honest I don’t think I’ll read more then one or two books or maybe even none at all if my moodreader ways steer me wrong. But I really wanted to participate in a readathon for a change, so I am giving this one a try. It starts today and runs two whole weeks! I already picked some books I want to read that give me a lot of points.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Leftover Korma
- Extra: Peanut Butter Cookies – recipe post in April
- Monday: Spiced Pointed Cabbage – recipe post in May
- Tuesday: Beet root Curry – new recipe
- Extra: Apple flap
- Wednesday: Chicken Korma and vegetarian korma – recipe post in February
- Extra: Apple Crumble – new recipe
- Thursday: Fried Rice – recipe post coming in May
- Friday: Sajoer Beans – recipe post coming in May
- Extra: Apple Crumble – recipe post coming in May
- Saturday: Beans curry – new recipe
- Extra: Buckeye Brownies – new recipe
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Smarties was being cute and sitting in her food bowl while eating, so I was taking a picture of her. Then she came running towards me and I got a close up picture from her as well. And then I took her out of the cage. Seems like I was more interesting than the food 😉
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Cover Reveal: Dominick
– Lola’s Ramblings: What does a day in your life look like?
– Bookish Resolutions Challenge: January Recap
– Cover Reveal: Adamant by Emma L Adams
– Lola’s Kitchen: Green Curry recipe
– Review: Walking Shadow by Emma L Adams
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: 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
– Review Opportunity: Calling California (Hunter Hill University #1) by J.P. Grider – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Mending Michael (Hunter Hill University #2) by J.P. Grider – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: True Calling (True Calling #1) by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till further notice
– Cover Reveal: Adamant (The Alliance series #1) by Emma L. Adams – sign-ups open till 29 january
– Cover Reveal: Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 11 February
– Book Blitz: Rescue Me by Catherine Mann – sign-ups open till 1 February
– Book Blitz: Bring Me Back by Jennifer Collin – sign-ups open till 5 February
– Book Blitz: Bound by Blood by Scott Springer – sign-ups open till 20 April
– Blog Tour: Raindrops on Roses by Millenia Black – sign-up open till 8 February
Hunt (Shifters #6.5)
by Rachel Vincent
Source: bought it with Kobo gift card gifted to my by my sister
You can find Hunt on Goodreads
This short story was previously in the anthology Chicks Kick But
It’s been more than four years since Abby Wade survived capture and torture by a quartet of rogue shifters. Back then she was a scared kid, just trying to survive.
Now Abby is all grown up, and if she’s learned anything from training with Faythe Sanders, the world’s first female Alpha, it’s that she can take care of herself—and anyone else who comes along. So when her college roommate is abducted from a campsite deep in the Appalachian woods, Abby knows exactly how to get her back…
The rules of the hunt are simple. Kill or be killed.
Abby Wade is not ready to die.
Owl and the Japanese Circus (The Adventures of Owl #1)
by Kristi Charish
Source: bought it with Kobo gift card gifted to my by my sister
You can find Owl and the Japanese Circus on Goodreads
Fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, and Linda Hamilton will flock to the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.
Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.
Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.
Burn (Salem’s Revenge #3)
by David Estes
Source: for review
You can find Burn on Goodreads
When Rhett Carter finally manages to communicate with his cursed father, he wants nothing more than to discover a way to save him. The only problem: The closer he gets to Martin Carter, the faster he’ll die. To help, Laney secretly seeks out Rhett’s father, embarking on a dangerous mission. Unbeknownst to her, she’s followed by Bil Nez, Hex, and Grogg. Separated from Rhett, their lives sit on a knife’s edge.
Meanwhile, with bloodthirsty packs of Shifters prowling around New Washington, the only hope for survival is Rhett’s ability to unite the humans and magic-born. A tenuous alliance is formed: the Reaper and his Necros; the Clairvoyants; Floss and her witch hunters; and the humans. But will it be enough to defeat their enemies and restore order to a world in chaos? And will Rhett and Laney ever have the chance for a normal life, a life they both desperately want?
Or will the world BURN?