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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?
Another weird and busy week. My boyfriend started his second semester of school this week and it’s been hard trying to adjust to a new schedule. We’re going to sleep early and I still feel like I haven’t slept enough. I had a horrible headache on friday and felt stressed because I can’t seem to get everything done in a day that I want to. I hope I get into the new routine soon.
It also was a busy week for Lola’s Blog Tours, with two tours starting this week and putting the finishing touches on the media kits for next week’s cover reveal. I had to redo the whole html media kit for thecover reveals as there was a mistake somewhere that made a few lines of text disapear and I couldn’t figure out why. And there’s a new book blitz open for sign-up, it’s a bit of a last minute blitz. So if you host Young Adults books and have an open spot on your blog from 15 till 21 February, I would really appreciate it if you could sign-up.
As we were really worried about Pita, we called the vet on Monday, at first the vet assistant told us we could wait till friday, but after some reconsidering and another phone call I was able to get a visit on monday evening. I was really happy we got to visit so early and even the vet himself told us we made the right descision to come to soon. Just like we expected the vet thinks Pita is having an inner ear infection, these can be really nasty for rats, so we had to start with her new medicine on monday evening. She lost some weight so we’re giving her lots of yummies. We don’t see much improvement yet sadly :(. She’s still being fien one moment and then looking horrible the next moment.
I finished seven books so far. The last one also counted for my historical romance goal from my Bookish resolutions challenge, so yay for that! I started reading my eight book, which was also a Reading Assignment book, but I DNF’d it. So I am now reading another book which will count as my eight book instead. It wasn’t a good week for reading.
I finished two books so far, which each counted for 10 points. But no progress beisde that as I had to DNF a book and I didn’t think that would count, so I think I’ll end here with two books read. I did had fun, although I wish I could’ve read more.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Sajoer Beans – recipe post coming in May
- Extra: Oatmeal sandwhcih cookies – new recipe
- Monday: Peanut Pasta
- Tuesday: Risotto with egg, paprika and curry spices ketchup
- Wednesday: Potatoes and Peas Curry – recipe post coming in May
- Thursday: Tofu in spinach curry – new recipe
- Friday: Curried Cabbage with cashews – new recipe
- Saturday: Pineapple Curry – new recipe
- Extra: Brownie cookies – new recipe
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Two pictures of Pita, this was when I was cleaning the cage. Pita always goes to sit/sleep on this pillow and she has bitten quite some holes in it already. We put some food in front of her as she didn’t seem to want to move over to where the food was.
This week I blogged about:
– Book Blitz: 3,2,1 by JA Huss
– Book Blitz: Rescue Me by Catherine Mann – excerpt
– Review: Riding the Odds
– Lola’s Ramblings: Replying to Review Requests
– Lola’s Kitchen: Peanut Butter Pasta Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #6: poll
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Book Blitz: Bring Me Back by Jennifer Collin
– Blog Tour: Raindrops on Roses by Millenia Black – guest post
– Review: Kraken Fishing (Camp Myth #2) – Chris Lewis Carter
– Cover Reveal: Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: Commenting Back
– Lola’s Kitchen: Chocolate Snickerdoodles recipe
– My To-Be Read List #6: chosen book
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
– Review Opportunity: Nights Under the Tennessee Stars by Joanne Rock – sign-ups open till further notice
– Cover Reveal: Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 11 February
– Book Blitz: Tara Nikkel and the Dream Mage by R.A. Sapp – sign-ups open till 14 February.
– Book Blitz: Bound by Blood by Scott Springer – sign-ups open till 20 April
– Book Blitz: Love Overcomes by Angela Schroeder – sign-ups open till 18 May
– Blog Tour: Raindrops on Roses by Millenia Black – sign-up open till 8 February
– Blog Tour: All for Love by Susanne Matthews– sign-ups open till 25 May
The Journey (Northwest Passage #2)
by John A Heldt
Source: for review
You can find The Journey on Goodreads
Seattle, 2010. When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion. But when Michelle returns to Unionville, Oregon, and joins three classmates on a spur-of-the-moment tour of an abandoned mansion, she gets more than she asked for. She enters a mysterious room and is thrown back to 1979.
Distraught and destitute, Michelle finds a job as a secretary at Unionville High, where she guides her spirited younger self, Shelly Preston, and childhood friends through their tumultuous senior year. Along the way, she meets widowed teacher Robert Land and finds the love and happiness she had always sought. But that happiness is threatened when history intervenes and Michelle must act quickly to save those she loves from deadly fates. Filled with humor and heartbreak, THE JOURNEY gives new meaning to friendship, courage, and commitment as it follows an unfulfilled soul through her second shot at life.
The Show (Northwest Passage #3)
by John A Heldt
Source: for review
You can find The Show on Goodreads
Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu. She meets her parents as young, single adults and befriends a handsome, wounded Army captain just back from the war. In THE SHOW, the sequel to THE MINE, Grace finds love and friendship in the ashes of tragedy as she endures the trial of her life.
The Fire (Northwest Passage #4)
by John A Heldt
Source: for review
You can find The Fire on Goodreads
When Kevin Johnson, 22, goes to Wallace, Idaho, days after his college graduation, he expects to find rest and relaxation as his family prepares his deceased grandfather’s house for sale. Then he discovers a hidden diary and a time portal that can take him to 1910, the year of Halley’s comet and the largest wildfire in U.S. history. Within hours, Kevin finds himself in the era of horse-drawn wagons, straw hats, and ankle-length dresses. Returning to the same time and place, he decides to travel again and again and make the portal his gateway to summer fun. The adventure takes a more serious turn, however, when the luckless-in-love science major falls for pretty English teacher Sarah Thompson and integrates himself in a community headed for tragedy. Filled with humor, romance, and heartbreak, THE FIRE, the sequel to THE JOURNEY, follows a conflicted soul through a life-changing journey as he makes his mark on a world he was never meant to see.
The Mirror (Northwest Passage #5)
by John A Heldt
Source: for review
You can find The Mirror on Goodreads
On September 11, 2020, Ginny and Katie Smith celebrate their nineteenth birthday at a country fair near Seattle. Ignoring the warnings of a fortune-teller, they enter a house of mirrors and exit in May 1964. Armed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make the most of what they believe will be a four-month vacation. But their sixties adventure becomes complicated when they meet a revered great-grandmother and fall in love with local boys. In THE MIRROR, the continuation of THE MINE and THE SHOW, the sisters find happiness and heartbreak as they confront unexpected challenges and gut-wrenching choices in the age of civil rights, the Beatles, and Vietnam.
Beyond Reach (True Calling #2)
by Siobhan Davis
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads
Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.
Presented with evidence of her fiancé Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.
When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.
Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.
But some things just can’t be undone.
Aw I hope you find a good routine soon, Lola! 😐 Also, you got some great books this week so I hope you enjoy them!
Melanie (YA Midnight Reads) recently posted…Midnight Madness Newsletter (80)
I hope so too, the first few weeks are always a big difficult and I get grumpy when I am out of my normal routine.
I’m sorry Pita is taking that much time recovering, but now that the vet has seen what she has, she will hopefully feel better soon. That’s what happened with our Loullig, completely sick one monday and so much better the next monday, much to our relief 😉 I’m programming your peanut butter spaghetti for next week, I need to taste that ! Hope Pita will soon be better, give her a caress for me. Have a great week !
Red Iza recently posted…The sunday post #8
Pita has been sitting with me for the whole morning so far, she’s really has gotten to cudly since she got sick, the only thign she wnats to is to sit and sleep somewhere quiet. And she really doesn’t like her medicine. We’re hopign she’ll perk up next week. It can take one or two weeks to recover from an ear infection.
I am glad to hear Loullig got better in a week, it’s always so hard when pets are sick.
I am so excited to hear you’re goign to give the peanut butter spaghetti a try, I hope you’ll like it 🙂
Oh girl, I love my sleep! I’d probably go to be at 9 if Husband would be okay with that. But he’s a night person and likes to stay awake all hours of the night. I hope Pita gets to feeling better soon! Poor fella’s been through a lot lately. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!
SP & STS
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know recently posted…Sunday Post – 135 & Stacking the Shelves – 96
I love my sleep as well as well and when I don’t get enough hours of sleep I get groggy. I hope to get into the new routine soon.
Yeah Pita has been through a lot lately, I hope she get’s through it all.
Lots of time travel books! I tend to enjoy that theme in books so I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of them. Hope Pita is better soon and that you can adapt to your new routine quickly. Have a good week!
Trish @ Between My Lines recently posted…My To-Be-Read List : Feb 15 Pick it for me!
I got the first book for review and read it this week, so then when I sent the links to the author I got the rest of the series for review. I usually don’t enjoy time travel books, but I liked how the author handled it.
It’s always difficult when the daily routine changes, I hope you’ll get the hang of it soon, and find the time to do everything you need to. I’m sorry Pita’s health is still shaky, I hope the new meds will help, and that she’ll get rid of her ear infection.
Your peanut pasta recipe looks yummy! I’m gonna try that one 🙂
The books you added to your shelves this week all look good, I hope you’ll enjoy them. And for the DNF, how far did you get? I have used a DNF book for my Reading Assignment Challenge in January, because I really did try, and I wrote a review, so it felt right to count it anyway.
I hope you’ll have a fantastic week ahead, Lola. *hugs*
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…The Sunday Post #18 – Teaching and Lesson Plans
I don’t deal well with change and it really annoys me some days. I already got a lot of wor done today, so a good start of the day always makes me feel more comfident I can handle everything :).
Thanks I hope Pita get’s rid of her ear infection soon.
Let me know what you think of the peanut pasta once you give it a try!
I got around 30% before I DNF’d I think, I did wrie my review on goodreads, but still considering whether to post it on the blog as well. I gave it a try, but it just wans’t for me and I didn’t feel like reading, so the I know I should put the book down. I asked Michelle and Berls if I could still count it and they said yes :).
I hope that little Pita starts to feel better soon. Ear infections suck, for humans and animals. I feel your pain about going to bed early and still feeling like you don’t get enough sleep. I have the same issue sometimes.
Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Enter to win a $25.00 Giftcard – Share the Love Blog Hop
I am happy to never have had an ear infection, but I hear it’s quite painfull. I hope her meds help.
I don’t deal well with change and it’s always difficult the first week of a new routine.
I get grumpy too when things are out of my normal routine. I don’t like the added stress. Hopefully you’ll adjust to it soon and hope Pita’s ear infection gets better soon. My chow used to suffer from them and they are not to be taken lightly.
Enjoy your new books!
laura thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Bookshelf #96 and The Sunday Post
Same here, changing routines gives so much added stress. I hope we adjust soon. Ear infections are nasty, so I hope she’ll be fine.
Glad you were persistent in getting Pita in to the vet. Adjusting to a new schedule and a crazy week of activity can be stressful. I hope you have a relaxing week.
kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Sunday Post #146- Snow and reading by the fire
I can’t imagien what would’ve happened if we waited till friday before going to the vet, it was such a weird phone call with the assistant saying it probably could wait a few more days. It was obvious she was new or doesn’t know much about rats.
Sorry that Pita still isn’t feeling better, I hope the new meds will make her better soon.
My routine is a bit messed up too with a busy weekend and the stupid snow, I feel all out of place. Lets hope this week is better because I realize I get rather moody when my schedule is off.
Lots of new books, enjoy them all!
Have a great week Lola!
Michelle@Because Reading recently posted…Just being lazy & a Birthday! ~WIR & TSP
I hope the emds start helping soon, it’s so sad to see her liek this, althoguh she has some good moments as wel, so that gives me hope that she will recover.
Out of palce is a good way to describe, it’s so annoying and I hope I get into the new routine soon. I am moody as well when my schedule is off and have been moody for almost the whole book and I haven’t got a lot reading time in. I hope I can read some this evening, because I need my fix, lol.
I had a lot to do this week so I didn’t even pay attention to which books qualified for the scavenger hunt. I think it ends today? I’m not even sure but I’ll be busy all day so I guess I’m out of that one.
I really like the cover of The Fire.
Hope Pita is feeling better soon. Poor thing, she has more than her share of health problems, doesn’t she?
Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA recently posted…Weekly Rewind: February 1-7
Yes I think the scavenger hunt ends today, I only read two books and made sure they both qualified. I had hoped to read more, but two isn’t bad.
From the four covers, the fire cover is my favourite as well.
And yes Pita has had her fair share of health problems in the past half year. Every time she recovers from oen thign, she get’s something new.
Poor little Pita. I hope she feels better soon, and that you also get back into your routine as soon as you can. I have problems with adjusting to routines when they change. I feel that it takes a least a week for me to snap back into my old self again.
S. J. Pajonas recently posted…Book Updates: REMOVED at 99¢, All Nogiku Novels At All Romance eBooks
Adjusting to a new routine is tiring, it’s getting a bit better now, so I hope next week will be better. And then dealing with Pita on top of that, I think I even forgot to give her her medicine yesterday evening, I never forget things like that :(.
I’m sure Pita is going to be fine. She just wants to feel better like we all do when we are not feeling fine. She is cute. I hope you love all your new books.
Grace @ Books of Love
Grace Fonseca recently posted…Stacking The Shelves & Bought, Borrowed and Bagged
Yes she really is a cutie and she loves to cuddle and get attention nowadays.
I hope Pita’s ok! Though super cute iin his photos 🙂
Laura @ trips down imagination road recently posted…Book: Havoc by Autumn Grey
Yeah she’s a beautifull and cute rat. I hope she perks up a bit this week.
It’s always hard to get adjusted to a new schedule. Hopefully you get back on track soon and Pita starts feeling better. The Mirror sounds interesting and that’s not a series I’ve come across before. Hope you love it! Have a great week!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – February 8
I hope this week goes better and I just heard back from the vet about givign Pita another medicine, so I hope that helps.
I finished the first book in the Northwest Passage series last week and enjoyed it, so I am happy to have receievd the rets of the series for review.
I hope Pita get better soon! And you posts the most lovely recipes Lola!
I signed up for a review opportunity, the blurb sounds interesting and I love romance, so looking forward to that! 😀
Natasha recently posted…Bring Me Back by Jennifer Collin – Book Blitz
Thanks Natasha and I am happy you like my recipe posts :). I love writing them as well!
Just sent you the e-mail about the review opportunity you signed-up for. The first book in the series also has a review opportunity if you are interested in reading that as well.
I’ve read all of those John Heldt books and enjoyed all of them, especially The Journey. I hope you do to!
Hope Pita is feeling better.
Have a great week.
Sharon recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up – 8 February 2015
I am glad to hear you enjoyed John Heldt his series! I hope I get around to conitinuing this series soon, I enjoyed the MIne more then I thought I would and am curious how the series continues.
Oh Pita 🙁 I’ve got my fingers crossed that she starts doing much better soon, hopefully the medicine is really helpful. I know how hard it is to get into a new routine – I always feel really sleepy for a while, even if I’m technically getting enough sleep. My body just isn’t convinced! Lol! I’m looking forward to your post about commenting back – since that’s something I really want to be good at but just don’t seem to have the time to keep up with. 🙁 have a great week Lola!
Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun recently posted…Sunday Post | 73rd Edition
I e-mailed the vet this week if we could give her some painkillers as well as she seems in pain sometimes and we heard back today that we could give her pain killers for a few days and if she doesn’t get better in a few days we should call again. I am so worried about her and hope her meds help.
Indeed I feel sleepy even though I am getting enough sleep and as I am standing up earlier the tiem before dinner feels longer and while I get more work done it’s also weird to do taks that I normally do after dinner before dinner. I hope after this week I’ll be used to the new routine.
I really value commenting back so I decided to write a post about it, although it can be hard sometimes to keep up. Thursday, fridays and sundays are pretty busy with comments and then I want to comment back, but some days there are just so many comments.
Your rat is cute, I hope Pita is feeling better now that you have meds for her. 🙂 Great book haul I hope you enjoy all your new reads.
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Stormi recently posted…Murder at the Reinhart|Part 1: Lynn Cahoon
Actually it seems like she got worse before she’s getting better. She has painkiller meds now as well and got an abcess. But I’ll tell you all about that next week. She’s such a cutie!
You have a lot going on, Lola. I hope you get into a routine that works for you soon and you can stop feeling so stressed. And I hope Pita is doing better. Have a great week!
Bookworm Brandee recently posted…#2015HW Review ~ Bully ~ Penelope Douglas
So far this week seems to be a bit better, I hope I adjust to this new routine soon. Change can be so stressful sometimes.