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?
I did some more cleaning and found a whole lot of candies in one of our cabinets that were about a year or longer past their expiration date, oops. The cabinets in our kitchen are pretty deep so we didn’t realize we had so much left. Beside that I got a lot fo work done and new authors I am organizing tours for, so a busy, but good week.
And if you stopped by my blog you probably have already noticed it, I have a new blog banner! I really love it and I like how it’s in the same style as the banners for my posts. And the pony is still there, but it still gives my blog a new and fresh look! Thanks so much Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life for the awesome header! There also will be a new blog button to match the new header soon.
MY boyfriend and I watched a few more Star Wars Clone Wars episodes. It feels a bit like the plot is jumping aroudna dn we get to see different sections of the war and it’s aspects, but the movie as start of the first season was really good, the Hutlet was adorable. And I just like seeing Annakin in action, he’s one of my favourite characters of the series. And seeing Yoda in action in oen of the episodes was cool. My boyfriend and I are getting a bit star wars obsessed again, we’re considering rewatching all the movies or starting a Star Wars Fate campaign, but no idea with whom to play, maybe we’ll look into online rolelay options. I try not to get too excited, but I did found a homebrew Star Wars fate rulebook online. Who’s your favourite Star Wars character and why?
Sadly I didn’t got a lot of blog commenting done this week as by the time I was done with work I only had time to reply to comments and comment back. I am hoping to do better next week. I also had some issues with my sites this week, so if anyone had trouble accessing my blog last week, it should be fixed since thursday. I updated my sites to the newest wordpress version on monday I think and since then my sites were super slow or didn’t load at all and jetpack kept e-mailing me my site was down and then up and then down again. It was frustrating. Then thursday there was a new update and just got Lola’s Blog Tours to work long enough to get it to update and after that everything worked again and I could update Lola’s Reviews as well. I’ve had no problems after that anymore. It’s so weird as everyone always recommend to update wordpress as soon as there is a new version and that’s actually what seemed to cause problems this time.
Last week I mentioned I decided to start offering cover reveals for free on Lola’s Blog Tours. You can read more about that in this post. So far the response has been great, some authors who normally don’t cover reveals mentioned they might do one of rtheir upcomng release and people really seem to like the idea. I’ve been tweeting about it like crazy, hoping to attract new customers. And I already am organizing two new cover reveals and this makes me really happy!
Also I have a question for you, I now list all the open tours on Lola’s Blog Tours in my sunday post, but I am not sure if people like to see this. An alternative would be to only list tours that are new and only went open for sign-up in the previous week. What do you think?
My mom had her surgery for her tonsils last week and this monday she got the results of the tests they did. It was good news and there’s nothing wrong with her beside the fact that there was a hole behind her tonsil that they didn’t expect and it might take double the time to recover, but that’s good news compared to what we were afraid for.
My sister and her cat Mimi moved out last weekend and it has been bliss this first week. Although I keep expected her to come home or Mimi to walk in my way. It’s really weird, but we’re slowly getting used to it being just the two of it. The house suddenly feels empty, in the summer we’ll receive a cupboard from my boyfriend parents to fill in some empty space in the living room.
Like I mentioned two week ago I am joining the Mini Blog Ahead which takes place in the first two weeks of May. The goal is to end the challenge with 14 more scheduled posts than you started. I am not sure if I am going to make that amount, but even if I only end with a few more scheduled posts than I started it’s more than worth. I am currently around 32 scheduled posts, I really hope to get back to at least 40. I’ll share my updates in my sunday post, like I did with Coyer instead of creating a sign-up post.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Mashed Potatoes with red bell pepper and onion in soy sauce and vega safari nuggets for me and chicken for my boyfriend
- Extra: Brownies
- Monday: leftover Mashed Potatoes with red bell pepper and onion in soy sauce and scrambled egg
- Tuesday: Risottto with apple and corn
- Extra: Pecan Coconut Cookies
- Wednesday: Sajoer Beans
- Thursday: Masala/ curry red bell pepper and potatoes casserole
- Friday: Lasagna Soup
- Extra: Brownies
- Saturday: Lasagna Soup Leftover
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Last week Lexxie shared a picture from the cherry blossom in her garden on her blog Unconventional Book Views. I mentioned we had blossom trees in front of our appartment complex and as they are fully in bloom now, I thought I would share a picture. Ofcourse the one right in front of our house looks really sad and is less beautifull as the other trees, so I photographed the other trees instead.
This week I blogged about:
– Blog Tour: Tara Nikkel and the Shaman of La’la Eek
– Review: Washing Statue Wanderlust (Kami No Sekai short stories #2) by SJ Pajonas
– Review: Nights Under the Tenessee Stars by Joanne Rock
– Lola’s Ramblings: Settings in Books
– Lola’s Kitchen: Egg Salad Recipe
– Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: One Good Cowboy by Catherine Mann
– Review: Dragons are People Too
– Blog Tour: Runaway Brides by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock – review of book #0.5 and #1
– Lola’s ramblings: Settings in Books Part Two
– Lola’s Kitchen: Potatoes and Peas Curry Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #9: poll
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
– Review Opportunity: The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor by M.K. Theodoratus – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cutlass and Flintlock by Ashley Nixon – sign-ups open till further notice
– 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
– Book Blitz: 3volve by Josefina Gutierrez -sign-ups open till July 5
The Rearranged Life
by Annika Sharma
Source: for review for a blog tour
You can find The Rearranged Life on Goodreads
Nithya, a vivacious, intelligent and driven college senior has always known what she has wanted: a successful career in medicine and the love of her family. She’s even come to terms with the idea of an arranged marriage, a tradition her conservative Indian family has held up for thousands of years.
When a night of partying puts her on a collision course with danger, Nithya’s entire life changes.
Enter James St. Clair, the smart, challenging and heartbreakingly handsome American.
As Nithya and James fall in love, she questions the future she and her parents have always planned. Now, Nithya has a choice to make: become a doctor and a good Indian bride, or step away from her family and centuries of culture to forge her own path.
The decision she comes to takes her on a journey that transforms how she sees her future, her relationships with loved ones, and how she learns to put herself back together when even her best-laid plans fall apart.
This sounds like such a fun and interesting book with a main character from an indian family. So happy I got picked for the blog tour!
Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO (Diamonds in The Rough #3)
by Catherine Mann
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO on Goodreads
From one-night stand to one huge secret! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann;
Jewelry designer Amie McNair would do anything for her dying grandmother, including promise to travel with the outsider chosen to run her family’s business empire. Simple. All she has to do is keep her hands to herself and find a way to let the sexy new CEO know she’s pregnant with his child.
Preston Armstrong has secrets of his own. But spending a week with Amie has this tight-lipped cowboy longing to open up. Even if his past threatens their future as a couple, and a family.
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, so I can’t wait to read the last book!
Small-Town Secrets (Scorpion Ridge, Arizona #4)
by Pamela Tracy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Small-Town Secrets on Goodreads
One particular secret could tear them apart
Yolanda Sanchez had never been a “follow your bliss” type of girl, always preferring to make practical choices. But since her mom’s will stipulated that she had to fulfill a dream with her inheritance, here she was, opening a used book store. With consummate dreamer Adam Snapp, an artist and childhood friend, as her handyman. So much for her comfort zone.
But she needs help, and Adam needs the work. It’s strictly businessuntil they discover a mysterious book about Scorpion Ridge history. One that reveals not just secrets of their families’ pasts, but how deeply intertwined their futures really are.
Oops didn’t realize this was the fourth book in a series O_o
Havoc (Havoc #1)
by Autumn Grey
Source: bought with amazon gift card
You can find Havoc on Goodreads
Selene Michaels is determined to never let anyone make her feel inferior again. After a painful divorce, she finds herself in Paris on a working holiday, hopeful that this will be the opportunity she has been waiting for. She intends to have fun and maybe find someone to flirt with; someone who will show her a good time, treat her right, and awaken her to all she has been missing. What she does not expect to find is Remington St. Germain and his adorable son, Adrien. Remington is intense, devastatingly hot and a Prince Charming on the outside, but a dirty talking, insatiable devil behind closed doors—the opposite of the man she has been hoping for—and not the type to give up on something that he wants. Selene soon realizes that life with Remington is not only interesting, but adventurous. It’s dangerous, and she’s about to find out how dangerous. . . if she is brave enough to take a chance.
***Havoc is the first installment of a three-part serial, each approximately 36000 words. (110 pages)***
Love this cover! I saw this book over at Bookworm Brandee her blog awhile and it sounded really good so I added it to my to-read list. This book came to midn when I was thinking what to buy with my won amaozn gift card.