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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?
Ugh what was wrong with this week? I started Monday with a major headache and promptly went back to bed after eating my breakfast and slept for another hour or so. It stayed the whole day and it wasn’t as productive a day as I would’ve liked. That seemed to set the feel for the rets of the week, it seemed like there were lots of little things that needed to be done this week and it felt like a busy week, but not as productive or efficient as I like. It just didn’t feel like a good week.
There is a new cover reveal and blog tour open for sign-up over at Lola’s Blog Tours, so that’s good news. I also did some work on a few open tours, sent out a media kit and a buy link for another tour. So on Lola’s Blog Tours things went well.
Thursday we went to the city center to bring back our new vacuum cleaner as it seemed broken, it made this high pitched sound that drove me crazy even with headphones on. Even my boyfriend got annoyed by the high pitch. So we brought it back to the shop and looked in other shops to decide which vaccuum cleaner to buy and later ordered that one online. The new vaccum cleaner arrived yesterday and my boyfriend tried it out and compared to out old vaccum cleaner and the new one we brought back this one is very quiet. I hate vacuum cleaner as my ears can’t stand the nise and I often have to put headphones on when my boyfriend vacuum cleans. So I can’t explain how blissfull it is to have a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t make that much noise. Oh and it’s red, it looks fancy.
Then friday evening I went to the vet with Snickers to get her lump checked out. It was indeed a tumor and she’ll have her surgery tomorrow. The vet said Snickers still looked like a healty rat and he had no worries about doing surgery on her. So while I know things will go right probably, but it’s still worries me every time they have to go for surgery.
We gave our rats some extra yummies this weekend to prepare for the hard week ahead when Snicker has to be seperate from Smarties when she recovers. They got some boiled egg this weekend and nut paste. I also bought an advocado for them, but it isn’t ripe yet, so they will get that later this week.
Oh and after seeing Michelle her app review last week of Dumb Ways to Die I decided to install the game on my ipad last sunday and now I am addicted, it’s a fun game with mini games and everything goes faster and fasterer and everytime it’s game over I try again to beat my highscore and you can unlock the characters to stand on the train station which is the main menu.
And sign-ups for Coyer has started! I love the Coyer Reading challenge and am really excited for this one. This will be my third time participating in Coyer! I already made my sign-up post and it will be posted later this month. The summer editions are always very lose and you can read everything and there is a great facebook group and fun twitter parties, If you want to read more about this challenge stop by one of the sign-up posts.
I didn’t do as well as I hoped. I started with 36 scheduled posts and anded at 34 scheduled posts on 14 May. I had aimed for 40, but I had even less time to blog than I expected. I wrote 7 posts last week and only 2 this week.
Post I’ve written this week:
– Sunday Post #126 – May 17
– Lola’s Kitchen: Banana Crumble Muffins Recipe – August 7
– Review: These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman – May 30
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: dinner at my boyfriend’s parents pizza and spanish tortilla
- Monday: Leftover pizza
- Tuesday: Risottto with egg, onion and red bell pepper
- Wednesday: Leftover Risottto with egg, onion and red bell pepper
- Extra: Banana Crumble Muffins
- Thursday: Peanut Pasta
- Friday: Leftover Peanut Pasta
- Saturday: Korma
- Extra: Brownies
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Snickers and Smarties eating nut paste. I made nut paste for through the Korma, so I kept a bit aside for the rats as they really like nut paste. It’s basically nuts with water blended with a hand blender and it forms a sort of thick nutty paste.
One of the four plant pots with plants we got from my boyfriend’s parents. No clue what these are, some sort of spices I think?
A vanilla pudding with choco sauce. Our supermarkt had discounts on puddings this week, so I brought this one for my boyfriend and a lemon pie pudding for myself, which didn’t look as fancy, so I didn’t take a picture.
This week I blogged about:
– Blog Tour: Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Siobhan Davis – review
– Cover Reveal: The Sky Child and Other Stories by Danielle E. Shipley
– Review: Lights of a Thousand Stars (True calling #2.5) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why Rats are Great Pets
– Lola’s Kitchen: Fried Rice Recipe
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Reclaimed (Nogiku #4) by SJ Pajonas
– Review: Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6) by Jennifer Estep
– Lola’s Ramblings: Which Social Media Sites Do You Use?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Sajoer Beans Recipe
– Blog Tour: Regina Shen by Lance Erlick
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
– Review Opportunity: The Wraith of Carter’s Mill by C Evenfall– sign-ups open till further notice
– Cover reveal: When Faults Collide by Claire Granger – sign-ups open till 31 May – New!
– 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: All for Love by Susanne Matthews– sign-ups open till 25 May
– Blog Tour: The Cursed Ground by A. Roy King – sign-ups open till 30 June
– Blog Tour: When Faults Collide by Claire Granger – sign-ups open till 30 June – New!
– Book Blitz: 3volve by Josefina Gutierrez– sign-ups open till July 5
– Book Blitz: Heir of the Blood King by W.O. Cassity – sign-ups open till 19 July
A New Dawn: Star Wars
by John Jackson Miller
Source: bought it myself
You can find A New Dawn on Goodreads
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.
The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years #1)
by Sarina Bowen
Source: got it for free from amazon and kobo
You can find on Goodreads
The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else.
She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.
Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.
Also, he’s taken.
Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.
They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.
But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.
Tales of the Zodiac – The Goat’s Tale (Tales of the Zodiac #1)
by P.J. Hetherhouse
Source: for review and free on amazon
You can find Tales of the Zodiac – The Goat’s Tale on Goodreads
It is the distant future. Time has seen humanity rise and fall many times, seemingly unable to learn from the mistakes of the past. Now, on the brink of another decline, twelve people step forward to change the course of destiny. Each of them has a tale to tell…
The tales of the zodiac is a series inspired by Celtic mythology, Arthurian legend and, most importantly, astrology. Living in a time when Mother Nature has resumed control, the human race has regressed back to its feudal past. It is here, in two civilisations gripped by political intrigue and religious fanaticism, that the tales take place. We begin with Capricorn – The Goat’s Tale.
A boy of sixteen, Gruff is old beyond his years. He is a dour, dogged, determined character driven by competitiveness and his rigid moral code. Unsurprisingly, this attitude wins him more enemies than friends and, eventually, earns him the most powerful enemy of all – the king.
This royal enmity sets him on a quest that will change his life forever. With nothing but sheer belligerence, and the help of three fierce companions (including Cancer and Scorpio), he defies the king and ultimately achieves an unthinkable victory. Above all things, The Goat’s Tale is a tribute to the indomitable soul of the Capricorn.