Sunday Post #114

Posted February 22, 2015 by Lola in Sunday Post / 26 Comments

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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 week was a bit meh, it was less busy then earlier weeks so that was good, but I felt tired a lot. I didn’t sleep well for a few days and just felt like I was tired all the time and everything took me longer to do. I finished my marketing assistant work for this month, so the rest of the month will be a bit less busy. I also have a sore throat for a few days, which then disapeared again, so maybe I caught a cold or something. I am feeling fine again now.

Sunday evening Pita her third abces burst and after cleaning it well we started lowering her pain medication and on Thursday we put her back in the cage with the other rats. After being in the cage for only a few minutes she already fell down a short distance in the cage, so that was a bit scary. She is still very weak and doesn’t have as much power and flexibility she used to. So we put her only for little while in the cage and every evening we get her out of the cage and she sleeps in the small carier cage next to our bed as we’re afraid else she might hurt herself at night when we can’t see it. She has lost a lot of weight so we keep giving her yummies and sometimes even forcing her to drink some water as she isn’t eating and drinking well yet. We’re not sure whether the third abces is completely cleasn yet, but we’ll see. For now she’s still not really getting better, we’re worries about her and it’s a struggle eveyr day to get her to eat and drink enough.

And I decided to switch my favicon to a small pony head instead of the creative whim logo, after reading this post on Nose Graze. If you want your own custom made favicon you can make one on this Favicon Generator site. Do you use a favicon on your site?

Today it is my boyfriend’s dad his birthday, so are visiting his parents and eat there. I baked Oatmeal cookies for him and we bought a spoon with his name engraved on it. I hope he likes them!

I finished my ninth and tenth book for Coyer this week and am busy reading my eleventh and twelfth book now. My 4 star reading streak keeps continuing, which is ncie, although I still haven’t read a 5 star book this year.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

  • Sunday: Sajoer Beans – recipe coming in
  • Extra: Chocolate Snickerdoodles
  • Monday: Peanut Butter Tofu
  • Tuesday: Risotto with soy sauce and sambal egg, paprika and carrot.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Korma – recipe coming in
  • Extra: Apple Crumble – recipe post in May
  • Thursday: Sauerkraut Casserole – recipe coming in June
  • Extra: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – new recipe
  • Friday: Gado Gado
  • Extra: Apple Crumble – recipe post in May
  • Saturday: Dal Dhakli – new recipe
  • Extra: Oatmeal Cookies – recipe post in June

Random Picture(s) of the Week

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
The Chocolate Crinkle Cookies I made this week. They looked really cool, but I didn’t add the full amount of sugar to the dough and they didn’t taste as sweet. The taste was slightly bitte rnow due to all the cacao powder. So next time I am halving this recipe and then tweak it until I am happy with the taste.

This week I blogged about:

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

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: The Locksmith by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Cover Reveal: The Nexis
– Lola’s Ramblings: 20 things you didn’t know about me tag
– Lola’s Ramblings: How do you use your goodreads shelves?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Tofu Korma
– Bookish Resolutions: February recap
– Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

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: Suspected by Rori Shay – sign-ups open till 21 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

Book Haul:

The Legacy HumanThe Legacy Human (Singularity #1)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Legacy Human on Goodreads

Spiritual successor to the bestselling Mindjack trilogy…

When transcending humanity is the prize, winning the Game is all that matters.

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.

The Legacy Human is the first in a new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

Check out Susan Kaye Quinn’s website for information about the Launch Party, ARC giveaways, and everything Singularity.

I cna’t express how excited I am for this book, and look at that pretty cover! I already mentioned it in my 2015 new releases sign-up post when it didn’t even had a title, but now it does and I have a reveiw copy *does happy dance*.

the ruby circleThe Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6)
by Richelle Mead

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find The Ruby Circle on Goodreads

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here…

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

I am really excited about this one, although a bit sad as well as it’s the last book in the series. And when I put it on my shelf next to the rets of the series I noticed this one was slightly larger and I am so sad and angry they decided to make this one bigger. The whole series has the same format and matched, besdides this one, which makes me really sad.


26 responses to “Sunday Post #114

  1. YAY for Ruby Circle, Lola. I got it as well, but I think I’m going to wait before I read it since I don’t want Bloodlines to be over just yet.

    I’m sorry Pita is still not feeling well. Poor thing, I’m sure having those abscesses is really tiring for her, too. I hope she’ll feel better this week.

    I hope you’ll have a great week ahead, happy reading.
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    • I am not sure whether I want to read the Ruby Circle as fats as possible to know how it ends or wait abit longer, because I don’t want it to be over.

      Pita is having a really hard time and we’r enot sure if she get’s through it, she hardly drinks and eat and we have to force her to eat and drink and even then it takes so much effort to just feed her a doggie cookie or get a few licks of pineapple juice in her. And normal water she refuses to dirnk at all.

      You have a great week as well!

  2. I am so sorry Pita is still not feeling well, I hope once the meds are done she will start to feel better.

    Goodness I missed your recipe post this week. Need to go see what yummy dish you shared this week!!! 🙂 Looking forward to the Apple Crumb post 🙂

    Have a great week Lola! Happy Reading!

    • It’s just so hard seeing her struggle and struggling to get her to eat and drink. It’s exhausting and I worry about her so much, I am almost running out of ideas what to feed her next as she seems to get enough of everything we try for too long. We got soem mandarins from my boyfriend’s parents today, so we have something new for her to eat tonight.

      Every time I think about apple crumble I have the urge to make it again, I never get tired of it, yum! Can’t wait till I get to share the recipe with you all!

    • Yay I am glad to hear you like my new favicon, I was a bit unsure at first as it’s so tiny, but it’s still recognizeable. The small cage definitely helps to keep an eye on her and it lowers the change of something going wrong at night.
      I hadn’t anticipated the cacao would be so bitter and influence the taste this much, so yeah it definitely needs some tweaking.

    • I really hope she starts gaining some weight soon though, because she lost so much and it’s worrying me, she has so litle strenght yet and now she seems to have trouble eating hard things.

      A favicon is the small icon that shows next to your website name or post in your browser, first mine showed the tweak me theme logo of a butterfly and now it’s the pony head.

    • I still have hope, but her being sick reminds me so much of our other rat Skittles whom we lost last year and I don’t want to loose Pita as well.
      The cookies looked better than they tasted, but next time I’ll make a few tweaks and hopefully they turn out better then.

    • Thanks Anna, it’s so hard to see her struggle and it just hurts to see how much effort eating is and she looks so bad. I really hope she puts on some weight soon and get’s through this.

    • He’s the kind of person for whom you never know what to buy as he already has everything he wants. He really liked the cookies, so I am happy I decided to make those. He loves to eat so I am sure those cookies won’t last long.

      I wouldn’t say Pita’s on the mend yet, although the abcesses are recovering well she is struggling with eating and drinking and she lost a lot of weight, which isn’t a good cobmination.

  3. Around me (and including me), people are off these days : tired, not willing to do a thing if they can help it. Spring will make it all better ? I hope Pita will recover soon, it must have been stressfull to clean her latest abcess. I use a favicon, I like my little cat 🙂 You and Anna have tempted me, as soon as I’m back from my early march school holidays, I’ll be sharing recipes too and tempt you in turn, ha ! Have a better week, sweetie :-*
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    • Maybe sprign will make it better, I don’t really know why I feel off and tired, I just hope things get better this week. I am happy all her abcesses are clean now, but I am really worried about her not eating and drinking enough.

      I realy like your little cat favicon! And I can’t wait to see some recipe posts on your blog!

    • It feels that even with good care there’s only so much we can do, I think this week will make clear whether she will recover or not.
      I like it when recipe turn out good the first time, but I also like tweaking. I had an apple crumble recipe that I kept tweaking and now figured out that I like it best with cinnamon throguh the crumble, but not through the apples, every time it was good, but now I figured out the perfect recipe it’s delicious every time.

  4. Hi! I’m finally back from my trip! 🙂

    I’m glad that you are feeling fine and sincerely hope the best for Pita too :/

    Those cookies looked amazing, you are making me really hungry right now regardless of the taste 😛 Will be looking forward to your recipe for this one.

    I am excited for the upcoming tours and I just have to say I absolutely adore the cover for The Legacy Human. Looking forward to your upcoming posts Lola! 🙂
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    • I just stopped by your blog and read about your trip! It was a fun and interesting post to read :).

      Pita is still struggling, so I hope she improves a bit soon.

      That cookie recipe needs a bit more tweaking before I can do a recipe post for it, the taste was really disapointing. I lvoe cookies, but I just didn’t have the urge to eat these. But after some tweakign I’ll be sure to share it on the blog.

      I love the cover for the Legacy Human and I started it yesterday evening and it’s so good, I read 45% in one sitting, I can’t remember the last time I read so much in one evening. I just couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait to read more this evening!
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    • I am doing a lot of research about older rats as our current hypothesis is that she isn’t sick anymore, but just old. So we need to make some adjustments to the cage and feed her some different food as she has trouble with the normal food. Luckily there is lots of information online about how to care for weak and old rats, so hopefully with some adjustments we can sill enjoy her company for a few more months.

      The chocolate crinkle cookies looked amazing, so it was a bit disapointing they didn’t taste as well, ah well next time better.

      I am really curious about the Ruby Circle and hope to read it soon as I want to know how the series ends.

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