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?
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.
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.