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 weird week, lots of little things that needed to be done/ happened this week, making it still feel like a busy week. The new month started this week and with it one of my april tours started. I also did some work on a review opportunity, even though that one won’t be live until 1 May, it’s all drafted already. My sister is busy planning for the move, she already packed some boxes. And I cleaned out some kitchen cabinets and put some stuff for her in a box. We had a some spices we don’t use, but my sister does use and a few small jars, while we have whole bags, so I gave the jars to my sister. And we had some tea flavours we don’t drink, so I gave those to my sister as well.
I donated another tour this week to an auction. Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup is hosting her annual Support the Troops Auction again, so I decided to donate a book blitz to the event! Will let you know when I know when the auction post is live. If you know someone who wants to donate anything you can send them to this form
Thursday on friday night we got a big scare. At a quarter past one at night the doorbell rang and we didn’t dare open it at first, we live in an appartment building so that means not everyone can get in easily unless someone opens the door for them, but if someone rings at night, that’s still creepy. Eventually my boyfriend went to the door and checked the peephole and it turned out there were police outside our door. We quickly opened the door and they explained they had to check our house as they suspected we were growing weed in our house and that the baby in the house below us couldn’t sleep from the smell. So they checked out our house and didn’t found anything, they mentioned one of our room had always drawn curtains and I explained that was because I didn’t want my books to get coloured. So they said sorry and then left. We were a bit shaken and it was such a weird experience. I am still wondering if they found the cause of the smell and if anyone got arrested or if it was false alarm.
Friday we had our half yearly check-up at the dentist. Our dentist started his own dentist business, while he was part of another one at first. So our dentist moved to a new location, I took some time looking the place up on the internet, but it was farily easy to locate. It’s a bit of a longer travel thean the old location, but the inside of the building looks a lot nicer than the old building. Everything looked new! And the best thing is that I didn’t have any carries this time! Yay! My boyfriend does need to get his wisdom teeth pulled, so that’s the bad news :(.
Saturday evening we went to dinner to a sushi/ asian restaurant for my sister birthday. The food was pretty good, but it was a bit busy because of it being easter weekend, but it wasn’t too bad. Before we left for dinner we already gave her, her gifts. We had bought a cat bed for her cat Mimu and a book about stargazing. Mimi already sat in her bed, so that’s good.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Shepherd’s Pie
- Monday: Carrot mash with tofu
- Tuesday: Risottto with red bell pepper and egg with soy suace and sambal
- Extra: Apple Crumble
- Wednesday: Tortilla wraps with curry sauce
- Thursday: Peanut Butter Pasta
- Extra: Brownies
- Friday: Dal Dhokli
- Saturday: dinner at sushi/ asian restaurant
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Smarties and Snickers in their cage with what we call their tissue paradise. It’s basically three empty tissue boxes connected with tie rips. Our rats really like like them, there are some holes for air in the side and holes that connect the boxes with each other. It’s isn’t the best picture, but if you look closely you can see Smarties her head on the top of the tissue boxes and Snickers sits next to the boxes.
This week I blogged about:
– Bookish Resolution Challenge: March Recap
– 2015 New Release Challenge: first quarterly recap
– Review: In for a Penny (In for a Penny #1) by Rose Lerner
– Lola’s Ramblings: How to spend less Money while Grocery Shopping
– Lola’s Kitchen: Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #8: poll
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock – review
– Cover Reveal
– Review: Lovestruck (True Calling #1.5) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why I like reading Discussion Posts
– Lola’s Kitchen: Ten Foods I don’t Like
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
– 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
How to Lose a Groom in 10 Days (Runaway Brides #0.5)
by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
Source: for review
He thought their love was a grand slam, until his bride calls foul…
After an impulsive courthouse wedding with one of baseball’s rising stars, Melanie Webb wonders if she’s fallen victim to lust at first sight. She hardly knows Grady Hollis, the Atlanta outfielder who swooped into her Florida hometown and charmed the socks—and more!—right off her. She couldn’t resist when he proposed under the stars right on the outfield. But when the aftermath means moving to Atlanta and following him around the country for his eight-month a year travel schedule, she gets cold feet.
But Grady has never been a man to give up on a dream and Melanie is everything he ever hoped for in a woman. He knows if only he can persuade her to come along for the ride, he’ll convince her that their forever can be something special… with a love every bit as fiery as the passion.
The Wedding Audition Runaway Brides #0.5)
by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
Source: for review
The tabloids call her the Hit and Run Bride after reality show star Annamae Jessup walked out on Atlanta’s favorite baseball player on cable television. Eager to escape her notoriety, Annamae takes a road trip to find the grandmother she’s never met and winds up discovering a whole lot more than a band of back woods relatives. There’s no escape from reality TV, even in Beulah, Alabama, population 3000.
The last thing Wynn Rafferty needs in his new life is a spoiled television princess who can’t even know his real name. He’s in temporary witness protection as an apple farmer after his undercover work put his life in danger. He needs to lay low until the heat dies down from his last case— even if he sucks at growing apples as badly as he sucks at relationships. But Annamae turns his new town into a media circus, unwittingly threatening the lives of him, her and most of Beulah. Wynn is an expert at keeping the world at arm’s length, but when it comes to Annamae, the only way he can keep her safe is too keep her very, very close.
He might growl, but she’s not afraid to bite.
Hands full taking care of his clan, the last thing this Kodiak bear needs is a woman poking her cute little nose into his affairs. But when she refuses to back down—and shows the courage to stand up to him—he can’t resist the allure of a curvy city girl.
She’s mine. All mine.
And when a rival clan thinks to use her to force his paw, he’ll show them why you never piss off a Kodiak, or threaten what’s his.
Tammy is convinced men are all scum, even gorgeous ones like Reid Carver. She knows he’s hiding something. Something big. She just never expected a real freaking bear hid underneath all those muscles. But when the truth comes out and he tries to scare her off with a roar, she shows him not just bears have bite.
Washing Statue Wanderlust (Kami No Sekai Short Story Series #2)
by S.J. Pajonas
Source: or review
You can find Washing Statue Wanderlust on Goodreads
This statue doesn’t want to sit around. Can it persuade someone to take it on a holiday?
Yuki has been wishing for good health her whole life, and now she has the chance to get that wish fulfilled.
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.