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?
What a week, another busy week filled with worrying about Pita. I also had a new tour start this week, a cover reveal took place and a new book blitz and blog tour open for sign-up over at Lola’s Blog Tours. All in all it was a busy, but fun week.
As we kept worrying about Pita I e-mailed the vet on sunday if we could give Pita painkillers as well as she seemed in a lot of pain from her ear infection. On monday they called me to give her painkillers and that she should improve in a few days. Then monday evening we got another scare I was reading on the bed with Pita, when suddenly she became moving around, so I picked her up. She had a weird buldge on her stomach for a few days and when I was looking at it, it burst and pus came out. I basically freaked out, picked her up, pushed tissues against the spot and carried her over to the living room. And the smell that came from the pus was horrible and I felt queasy and poor Pita seemed distressed. My boyfriend helped and we put her into the sink with some water. She seemed to calm down a bit and as I read about this online a few times we thought she probably had an abcess, a wound that got infected. The pus had landed on the bed, so we had to clean our bed before we could go to sleep.
The next morning I called the vet and they advised us to wash Pita twice a day with biotex, to prevent it getting infected again. And to keep her seperated from the other girls, so they couldn’t harm Pita and we can keep a closer eye on her. Then on Thursday the first abces burst again, I geuss we hadn’t cleaned it well enough the first time and it had gotten infected again. Pita seemed really bad after we cleaned out the abces again and we had to push on the abces a bit to get everything out, the poor girl seemed in a lot of pain! We also noticed another abces next to her tail. Then on thursday the second abces burst and we had to repeat the whole process again. Again we had to push a bit on the abces to get al the pus out. After that Pita seems to try and ignore us as she really wasn’t happy with what we did. She also stopped drinking from our fingers, so we have to resort to feeding her porridge for fluids and food. She does eat, but prefers the candies to normal rat food. And she has figured out a way to not eat her medicine, where she sort of keeps it in her mouth and just let it drip out afterwards. She does eat her painkillers, I think she knows those help with the pain. We keep giving her medicine and bathing her twice a day for a few more days, but both her abces wounds look really good, so that’s good news. We’re stopping with her antibiotica, but give her pain medication for a few mroe days. She has one more buldge and we think that might be another abces.
And something fun happened this week! I wrote a guest post for Dreamland: A Teenage Fantasy. I wrote about ten things I like to see in a blog or concerning blogger behavior and Natasha asked me about the best kind of relationship and some quickfire questions.
I also finished up another guest post for a bloggers about books I love that aren’t popular enough, but that one won’t be posted for a few weeks. I’ll share that in my sunday post once it’s live. I didn’t got a lot of reading done, but I did finish one novella and am still reading two e-books at the same time, whcih are both really good.
My boyfriend surprised me thursday when he got home from school with a red rose and chocolates! It was so sweet and the rose smells lovely. All the chocolates are gone already ;). I made brownies for him in return.
I read a novella this week which counts as my eight coyer book, whcih means I reached one of my goals of readign 8 books! Yay! I am currently reading both my ninth and tenth book at the same time. Yes you heard that right I am reading two books at the same time and guess what it works. I always have been a one book at a time person, but the way I am reading two books now works for me. One book I am reading on my ipad during breakfast, I don’t like reading on my ipad in the evenings as I have to strain my eyes more, so in the evening before going to sleep I read on my Kobo. I am never tempted to read the other book as I can’t read easily on my Kobo during breakfast and I can’t read on my ipad in the evening. Both are great books! I have a few netgalley books which I can’t read on my Kobo, so I am hopign to read them on my ipad during breakfast after I finished my current ipad read.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Chicken curry with apples, pineapple and more
- Extra: Oatmeal sandwhich cookies – recipe coming in June
- Monday: Cauliflower Tofu curry – new recipe
- Tuesday: Risotto with egg, paprika and curry spices ketchup
- Extra: Carrot Cake Cookies – new recipe
- Wednesday: Fried Rice – recipe coming in May
- Thursday: Shepherd’s pie – recipe coming in March
- Friday: Korma – recipe coming in March
- Extra: Brownies
- Saturday: Korma leftovers
- Extra: Apple Crumble – recipe coming in May
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Okay so actually this picture wasn’t taken in last week, but in the week before that, but last week I had to share Pita pictures. So this week I wanted to post this one. This was taken when the sun set while it has snowed. It looked even better in real life, but I guess a picture can’t really do it justice. It’s one of the things I like about where we live, we can see beautifull sunsets regulary.
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Cover Reveal: Enticed by JA Belfield
– Review: The Mine by John Heldt
– Lola’s Ramblings: Favourite authors
– Lola’s Kitchen: Spinach Dal Recipe
– Book Blitz: Tara Nikkel and the Dream Mage by R.A. Sapp
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
– Book Blitz: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 12 April
– 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: Beyond Reach by Siobhan Davis– sign-ups open till 30 April
– Blog Tour: All for Love by Susanne Matthews– sign-ups open till 25 May
The Locksmith (A Mindjack Story)
by Susan Kaye Quinn
Source: for review
You can find The Locksmith on Goodreads
SHORT NOVELLA (STANDALONE) in the Mindjack universe
When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
In a world filled with mindreaders, Zeph is a mindjacker who wants to stay hidden—even if it means the cute mindreader in his Latin class is forever out of his reach. He locks and unlocks minds for a ruthless mindjacker Clan in exchange for protection and the chance to have a normal life with his parents and little sister. But when a girl he doesn’t know reveals the existence of mindjackers to the world, Zeph is forced to make a choice: unlock—and ultimately destroy—the mind of a young jacker changeling… or turn his back on everyone he loves.
The Locksmith is a short novella (standalone) in the Mindjack universe. It can be read independently of the other Mindjack stories, in any order. It is 11,000 words (or 44 pages) long.
Already read this and it was so fun to be back in the Mindjack world for a little while with this novella! And she announced more books will be written about this character, so excited!
The Best Laid Plans (Chicago Sisters #2)
by Amy Vastine
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find The Best Laid Plans on Goodreads
She planned on falling in love. Just not with him!
Emma Everhart’s life is going according to plan. Finish nursing school with flying colours… Check. Get a great job in the ER… Check. Marry a handsome doctor and have two babies, three years apart… Not quite yet. But with a dreamy new doctor joining the hospital staff, she’s so close she can almost taste the wedding cake. Now is not the time to let the tall, dark and flirtatious paramedic Charlie Fletcher distract her! He may be the best date and best kiss she’s ever had, but he’s definitely not part of her plan. No matter how he makes her feel…
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and Amy her other novel, so I was really excited when I got approved for this one on netgalley! Sadly it’s pdf or kindle only, so this probably will be my next ipad book for during breakfast.
The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1)
by Samantha Shannon
Source: bought it myself
You can find The Bone Season on Goodreads
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.
It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.
The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.
I got this one for about 5.50 euro’s, which is really cheap for a paperback and even cheaper than the e-copy. When I saw it for that price at the Bookdepository I just had to grab a copy. I heard some mixed things, but I hear the world building is impressive so I hope I will enjoy it.