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 bit of a difficult week and it had some bad moments, but also some good ones. Still struggling a bit with losing Pita, soem tiems it just suddnely hits me that she is gone. I did start work on two new tours, which is fun. They are both live already.
Smarties is recovering pretty wel, although one day she had scratched around her wound and a bit pus came out, so we cleaned it very well and it looks better again. Most days we let her sit on the couch with Snickers so they could have social time and some days they can spend hours just snuggling next to each other in an empty tissue box. They are adorable. Saturday we put Smarties back into the cage and they spent the whole day close to each other, I think they are both happy to be back in the same cage again. This also shows how important it is to have at least two rats as human contact can’t replace contact with another rat.
On Tuesday my sister dropped the news that she might be moving out in April if all goes well, as she will be hiring a appartment with her boyfriend. Which is good news and I am happy for her, but less good for our still precarious money situation. So my boyfriend and spent some time going over financial issues, we can both put in some extra money so we can stil pay all the expenses, but it’s going to be hard for a few months probably, nothing new there. My mom also put some pressure on us as she still helps us paying the rent.
And I donated two Lola’s Blog Tours services to a charity auction. I will be able to tell you more soon, but I am really excited about this. When I got the e-mail I only stare at it for a few seconds thinking I had nothing to offer and then realizing I could offer something namely my tours. It for a great goal and I am happy I can be part of this awesome event.
I finished reading Lion’s Share and finished beta reading a novella. Then I read Rice Cooker Revenge by SJ Pajonas and it was such a fun short story! My review will be posted next week. I am now reading another beta read and then it’s back to review books. I got a few short stories read, so that does mean I have some reviews scheduled in advance. Although the week after this might be a bit bare with not as many reviews. I also worked on some future Lola’s Ramblings post and am two months ahead again, which makes me happy as I feel better knowing that I am ahead. I also scheduled a new Lola’s Kitchen post for my brownies recipe. I have one more Lola’s Kitchen post to write, I already made the pictures, only have to write the post now and schedule it.
I am contemplating whether to participate in next months My To-Be Read List as my reading schedule for next month is pretty full with some deadline review books to read, I’ll see whether I can fit in another book or not. And I still haen’t read my Reading Assignment book for this month and I don’t think I can read it for the end of the month, but who knows.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Indian Cauliflower Mash
- Monday: Pizza! It was storebrought, but really good, I hadn’t had pizza in a long time!
- Tuesday: Risottto with paprika corn, coriander and ginger
- Wednesday: Indian Briyami
- Extra: Apple Crumble
- Thursday: Vegetarian Handi Recipe
- Friday: Korma
- Extra: Brownies – recipe post coming in June
- Saturday: Korma leftovers
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Snickers eating some cooked egg. They love egg and as this has been a hard few weeks for the rats as well, so Smarties and Snickers got some egg. You can see Smarties her tail, she hid behind one of the pillows on the couch and didn’t want her picture taken.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Rice Cooker Revenge (Kami no Sekai Short Story series #1) by SJ Pajonas
– Review: Hunt (Wildcats #0.5) by Rachel Vincent
– Lola’s Ramblings: I don’t Watch TV
– Lola’s Kitchen: Creamy Spinach Pasta Sauce Recipe
– Review: Lion’s Share (Wildcats #1) by Rachel Vincent
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
– Blog Tour: Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock – sign-ups open till 31 March
– Book Blitz: Mine Tonight by Lisa Marie Perry – sign-ups open till 31 March
– Book Blitz: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 12 April
– Blog Tour: Tara Nikkel and the Shaman of La’la Eek by R.A. Sapp – sign-ups open till 13 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
– Blog Tour: Regina Shen by Lance Erlick – sign-up open till 17 May
– 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
Rice Cooker Revenge (Kami No Sekai Short Story Series #1)
by S.J. Pajonas
Source: for review
You can find Rice Cooker Revenge on Goodreads
It sits there on the counter, quiet and contemplative. Who knew rice cookers could be so vengeful?
Ryu must decide whether to stay or leave The Chef’s kitchen, so he turns to an unlikely ally for help.
Shhh… Listen To The Gods.
The Japanese believe the gods live in all things. Trees, appliances, animals, buildings — they all have a spirit living within them. Maybe, if you listen carefully, you can hear them too.
Dragons Are People, Too
by Sarah Nicolas
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Dragons are People, Too on Goodreads
Never judge a dragon
by her human cover…
Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the über-hot Bulisani Mathe.
Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.
Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.
Hardcore: Volume One (Hardcore #1)
by Staci Hart
Source: got a free copy from Kobo
You can find Hardcore: Volume One on Goodreads
*** Part 1 of a 3 part serial ***
Cory James has never known a life where she wasn’t running. Running from the cops, her home, her past. Running from love. The only time she’s free is when she throws on her hood and takes to the roofs to become a part of New York, to climb to a place in the city where she doesn’t feel alone.
Stealing is nothing, lying inevitable, byproducts of survival. A way for Cory to provide for herself and for her younger sister, Jill, give her the life Cory couldn’t have. For five years, Cory set up a long line of teetering dominos, one by one, choice by choice.
Meeting Van is the first domino to fall, and once they crash into each other, it’s only a matter of time before her whole world is in danger of falling apart. She can tell herself over and again that she doesn’t care, but it’s a lie. She knows it from the first time she says his name, but she can’t let him in, not when she has a job to do, a job that could rip her life apart at the seams. One that she’ll have to betray Van to finish.
He’ll follow however high she can climb, but she can only run for so long before she has to choose.