Sunday Post #128

May 31, 2015 Sunday Post 36

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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 lot better than the previous ones, although it was a busy week, but in the good sense of the word. I have two new cover reveals open for sign-ups this week and another one coming soon and I am just so happy to be organizing more cover reveals. I enjoy organizing them and it’s nice to be able to give some authors free promo this way. I have 3 cover reveals open for sign-up at the moment, I think that’s the first time that happened. I also got a new review opportunity open for sign-up. So I spent a lot of time e-mailing with authors and making sign-up posts and media kits this week.

It also was a full week on the blog with a blog post every day and even one day with two posts. I managed to got soem blogging done, got a few posts written a cover reveal, a blog tour, next month’s bookish resolutions recap post. And two Lola’s Ramblings posts written and I drafted another one, but struggling with that one for some reason. I had the whole post in my head and when I went to write it down it just didn’t work, hoping to get my inspiration back for it soon. After that I need one more Lola’s Ramblings post for July, which is probably going to be a top ten series list, have to narrow down the choices first. I had hoped to write a few more posts, but hopefully next week. I did do some blog commenting, but again not as much as I hoped, but better than last week and I did manage to keep up with replying and commenting back.

On saturday I made a few tweaks on my Lola’s Blog Tours site, added a small about Lola’s Blog Tours widget so new visitors to the site immediately know what I do. I reworded a few things on the about me and tour host page and rearanged a few things. Once in a while I re-read my pages and make tweaks when necessary, I hand’t done the tour host and about me page in a while, so glad I got those done. Next up is my services page as I am thinking of offering marketing assistant services to authors as well on an hourly basis.

Snickers kept struggling a bit this week, her appettive didn’t return until thuesday evening and even then she hardly ate anything during the day and only became active during the night and started eating a bit. It was hard to see her so down. By Thursday we decided that putting her back in the cage with Smarties was the best option and her wound was recovered enough that we thought that would go well. After she explored the cage she headed to her sputnik and spent most of the day there, the Queen of the Sptunik is home again. Snickers and Smarties spent most of the next days cuddling and they both seem happier now that they are together again.

I had ordered three one meter pieces of fleeche for the rats with my grandma’s surprise money. And the fleeche arrived this week, so I cut them into pieces for their cage. I now have way too much fleeche and even some I didn’t cut into pieces yet, but at least we have enoguh now. And I coudl finally throw some old pices with holes in them away. With a sick rat I often have to do the laundry once every day just to keep up with the fleeche they make dirty. The new fleeche is bordeaux red, purple and green. Not that it matters to the rats which colours they are, it’s more for us humans.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

  • Sunday: leftover Dal Dhokli
  • Extra: Chocolate Rocks
  • Monday: Wraps with curry sauce
  • Tuesday: leftover Wraps with curry sauce
  • Wednesday: Potato Curry with naan
  • Extra: Chocolate Rocks
  • Thursday: Leftover Potato Curry with naan
  • Extra: Apple Crumble pie
  • Friday: Pesto, brocoli, green beans and spinach risotto
  • Saturday: leftover Pesto, brocoli, green beans and spinach risotto
  • Extra: Cookies from the dough for apple pie

Random Picture(s) of the Week

Snickers
Snicka back in her cage int he sputnik on the bottom of the cage

Smarties
Smarties in the top Sputnik

This week I blogged about:

Review: Restore by Susan Kaye Quinn
Blog Tour: The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharma – review
Coyer Summer 2015: goal post
Lola’s Ramblings: What influences your enjoyment of a book?
Lola’s Kitchen: Apple Crumble Recipe
Bookish Resolutions Recap: May
Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Cover Reveal: When Faults Collide by Claire Granger
– Review: Pursued by the Rich Rancher (Diamonds in the Rough #2) by Catherine Mann
– Review: Suspected (Elected series #2) by Rori Shay
– Lola’s Ramblings: Being a Mood Reader and Doing Reading Challenges
– Lola’s Kitchen: Sugar Cookies Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #10: 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
Review Opportunity: The Wraith of Carter’s Mill by C Evenfall – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: The Other Side of Summer by Elyse Douglas – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: The Case and Hard Case by Marc Hirsch – sign-ups open till further notice – New!

Cover reveal: When Faults Collide by Claire Granger – sign-ups open till 31 May
Cover Reveal: Finding the Cure by Cassandra Giovanni – sign-ups open till 10 June – New!
Cover Reveal: Hard case by Marc Hirsch -sign-ups open till 14 July – New!

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
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

Book Haul:

Lies we LiveLies We Live (The Truth Series #1)
by Brenda St. John Brown

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Lies we Live on Goodreads

Blurb:
Twenty-nine-year-old Ella Ingraham is a best-selling novelist. She’s also a murderer. At least that’s what most of the world thinks after her bastard ex-boyfriend brought a tabloid frenzy and a civil suit down on her for “negligence” following the stillbirth of their unplanned child at eight months.

Her New York – California drive is meant to be an escape after the hell of the trial, and Horatio, AK is just another random exit off the highway. Until she meets Josh Devereaux, part-time farmer, full-time tech genius holed up in his hometown after a few years in New York turned him into a bigger asshole than he ever thought he’d be.

Ella finds Josh Fascinating, capital “F”. Followed immediately by unnerving. He knows too much about her and, quite frankly, he tries too damn hard. That’s a red flag if she’s ever seen one. Or at least it would be if she were thinking with her head and not the more irrational parts of her anatomy. Like her heart.

I don’t read a lot of romantic suspense books, but this one caught my attention and I am really looking forward to reading it. And that cover is really pretty!

36 Responses to “Sunday Post #128”

    • Lola

      They have a total of three sputniks in thier cage, they love them so much. One on the bottom, one at the top and then one which is assembled as two seperate parts, you can see the blue half in the picture on the cage bottom. The other half is on a platform and they like to hide under it when they eat.

      I am glad this was a productive week, now hoping I can keep being productive this week as well and get some more blogging done. After my next read I am going to start the romantic suspense, I want to give the genre a try more often. I am reading another romantic suspense on my ipad at the moment.
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    • Lola

      Snickers doesn’t deal so well with being alone, she really perked up after she got back to their cage. Her wound has healed nicely and you can hardly see it, her fur is also growing back slowly. I am so happy she’s doing better, she really had me worried last week.
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    • Lola

      Thanks, I’ll do my best to keep them happy and give them enough toys and hammocks to play around with. The sputniks stay their favourite places to sleep though.
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    • Lola

      We’re so happy Snickers is doing better and putting her back in the cage realy helped her. Smarties handles being alone better than Snickers. I’ll try to get a picture of them together once, it’s a bit hard as either it’s too dark for a picture or they notice the camera and come to investigate or they won’t sit how I want them to.

    • Lola

      Yeah Smarties and Snickers really love their Sputniks, if there is one thing I would recommend new rat owners to buy it’s that one. It’s very storudy and durable, the oldest one we have is about two years old now, and the rats love them. I am hoping to start Lies we Live soon, it sounds so good and I enjoyed this author her previous book.

  1. Elizabeth

    Those Sputniks look like fun, maybe they’ll make them for humans. It could be like one of those pod sleeping compartments in Japan, but with the enjoyment of a hammock!
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    • Lola

      Aww thanks! I love them a lot and I am so happy Snickers is doing well again.

      Working from home does have it’s advantages, like no commuting time ;).
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  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    You are such a good mommy to those two, they are so lucky to have you 🙂

    Awesome job on getting everything set up and ready. I am so behind on that but after BEA I am feeling in a really strong blogging mood and I need for it to last so I can get stuff done 🙂 I have a bunch of posts that I need to write for this week and then I can catch up on stuff I am missing, like a few reviews I still need to write.

    I need to get back to see your Apple Crumble Recipe, I haven’t had time to visit anyone in a while and I seriously am missing it.

    Have a great week Lola! Happy Reading!

    • Lola

      Thanks 🙂

      I am happy I got a bit back into the swing of writing blog post, got another good idea for a blog post this morning. It’s ncie to be in a blogging mood and I always try to profit from it as much as posisble. Hope to get another review and Lola’s ramblings posts written today. I hope you can get some blogging done this week!

  3. Deborah

    Wow! You did have a busy week and it sounds as if you’re really getting ahead.

    I’m again impressed by your weekly meals. (And feel a little ashamed at my own pathetic attempts in the kitchen!)

    Deb
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    • Lola

      I am glad you enjoy reading what I cooked this week, I like incorporating my other hobbies in the blog like that. A few years back when I still lived at home, my mom used to do all the cooking and then my sister when we moved out, I’ve only been cooking for about a year now. But I love cooking and thinking of new recipes to try, so I am glad to share that on my blog now as well. I hope you’ll get the chance to cook more and share some recipes on your blog eventually!

  4. S. J. Pajonas

    Those Sputniks are super cute places for your rats to play! I love them!

    I’m so glad things were busy in a good way this past week. That’s the way I like my time to pass, busy but good 🙂 I’m excited to be doing a cover reveal with you again! Just gotta get my blurb down pat. It’s close but still needs some tweaking. I’m waiting to hear back from a few people on it.

    Looking forward to sugar cookies this week! I love sugar cookies 🙂
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    • Lola

      Our rats love the Sputniks and me too, they are easy to clean and strudy. Their oldest Sputnik the blue and green one, is almost two years and except for one small broken off piece still is great condition.

      same here I love being busy in a good way. It makes me feel accomplished :). And I am so happy with the increase of cover reveals booked. I can’t wait to start organizing your cover reveal!

      My mom always made sugar cookies when we were little, but it took me a while to find a good recipe (I didn’t knew what they were called) until I stumbled upon that recipe. I am looking forward to share it with everyone 🙂

    • Lola

      They are both happy to be tgether in their cage again. It isn’t good for them to be alone, so we try to limit seperating them, but with wounds it is necessary as else the other might rip the wound open (which happened the first time Snickers had a tumor). They have the Sputniks in lots of different colours, although it’s hard finding other colours sometimes as most stores only sell one or two colours.
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  5. Bookworm Brandee

    It seems as though your week was extremely productive, Lola. Those kind of weeks are always nice. 🙂 I’m glad Snickers is doing better. And I hope you enjoy your new book! I don’t read a lot of romantic suspense either, but Lies We Live sounds great! I hope you’re having a great week so far.
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    • Lola

      I love those weeks that are busy, but I get a lot done. This week feels to same so far! Snickers has almost completely recovered now and her wound hardly is visible anymore.

      I really like the sound of Lies we Live, so I hope it’s good! I don’t read a lot of books in this genre, but at the moment I am reading a ccie one my ipad as well, so I might have to give the genre a try more often!

    • Lola

      You’re welcome :). When visiting some other bloggers one of them linked to your blog so I checked it out! Thanks Smarties and Snickers are adorable!

  6. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    I’m glad the week before last was a good one… I have had this post open in my browser the whole week, and somehow, I have never taken the time to actually comment until today – when you’ll be posting your next wrap-up tomorrow.
    Your new books looks good, hopefully, it will be a winner.
    Have a great weekend and happy reading.
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    • Lola

      This is also a good week so far, busy in a good way :). I am going to start this new book after I finish my current read probably. I hope you also had a good week 🙂

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