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 again a good week, just like last week busy, but in a good way. This week started off great with a cover reveal on monday and a new review opportunity open for sign-up. Then 3 new cover reveals that opened later in the week! I can’t express how happy I am that my cover reveals are finally getting more popular! At the moment I have 5 cover reveals open for sign-up, so in one month I organized more cover reveal than I organized in 2014 in total.
I am reading a great book on my Kobo and after a few 3 stars reads it was great to read a book I really enjoyed from the start. On my ipad I am reading a book that isn’t bad, but it just feels to keep my interest and it feels like I am literally crawling through it, not sure whether I want to continue or not. It’s not that I am disliking it, more that I just don’t really care or connect with the book.
It was great weather here this week. Most days it was a nice temperature and not too warm, but friday was a really warm day. It cooled down in the evening whith some rain and thunder. Now we’re back to normal summer weather, with a bit cooler weatehr in the evenings. We went outside for an evening walk on saturday evening.
And I ran into a problem with my banner images for Lola’s Blog Tours this week, which were hosted on my designer her flickr account and wednesday morning they stopped showing up. So instead of my banners an error message that the image was currently unavailable showed up. I wasn’t sure what was causing the problem. I now have the pictures uploaded on my account as well and changed the html codes on all the places I could think of, but I was pretty sad and annoyed about how many sites would now have the error message. Two days later it seemed to work again, so it was something temporarily luckily. So I am glad that got fixed, even though it did gave me a scare.
I also changed one thing in how I list review opportunities on both Lola’s Reviews and Lola’s Blog Tours, I no longer display the full list only the 3 or 5 most recent ones as the list was getting too long for in a sidebar in my opinion. On the Current and Open Tours page on Lola’s Blog Tours you can see the full list ordened by Age Category and Genre.
My boyfriend finished up his thesis this week, so it feels a bit calmer now that he finished that. Not that he stressed about it, but I did, especially when the deadlien got close by. So he has summer vacation now. Now hoping he can graduate and start his mayor next year.
After a request from one of my visitors last sunday I decided to try and get a picture of both rats this week. It took me two days and multiple attempts, but I eventually got one good picture with both of them. Oh and I decided to move the random pictures of the week to below this section and mvoed the what I did cook heading to below that.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Was trying to get a picture of both rats and only saw Smarties, even though I was sure Snickers was in that Sputnik as well. I just couldn’t see her.
A few seconds later, after calling their names and hoping Snickers would show up as well, both their noses are visible.
Snicka being adorable in the Igloo (from the same brand as the Sputnik and another one of their favourite hiding places)
Both of them lying on my lap and enjoying a good petting. They seemed very happy and content and I finally managed to get a good picture of both of them.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Cajun Pasta
- Monday: leftove cajun pasta
- Tuesday: Indian Cauliflower Mash
- Extra: Chocolate Rocks
- Wednesday: leftover Indian Cauliflower Mash
- Thursday: leftover Indian Cauliflower Mash
- Extra: Sandwhich Oatmeal Cookies
- Friday: Red Bell Pepper, Green beans, Onion and Potatoes in satesauce with noodles
- Saturday: Leftover Red Bell Pepper, Green beans, Onion and Potatoes in satesauce with noodles
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Nemesis (Adamant #1) by Emma L. Adams
– Release Day: Colour Me Funky – Alphabet: Graffiti by Jenna Lyn Field
– Review: The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why do you want to read a book?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Sandwhich Oatmeal Cookies
– My To-Be Read List #10: chosen book
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– 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
– Review Opportunity: Love Spell by Mia Kerick – sign-ups open till further notice – New!
– Cover Reveal: Finding the Cure by Cassandra Giovanni – 11 June
– Love Hard by Roe Valentine – 17 June – New!
– The Duality Bridge by Susan Kaye Quinn – 22 June – New!
– Cover Reveal: Hard case by Marc Hirsch – 15 July
– Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas – 17 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
Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1)
by Jill Shalvis
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Second Chance Summer on Goodreads
Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .
The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .
I requested this one a while ago and forgot about it, not thinking I would get accepted. And then this week I suddenly got the e-mail from netgalley that I got accepted to read this book, yay!
Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena”, until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counselled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she was telling a local celebrity to dump the hometown hero ballplayer, Boone Sullivan.
Boone has discovered Valerie’s real identity and he’s determined to expose her secrets… and maybe more. What he didn’t expect was to be blindsided by a crazy attraction to the buttoned-up lady with the sultry voice and a hidden past. He had carefully plotted his revenge, but soon all he can think about is how much he’d like to take Valerie as very own his stand-in bride…
I really enjoyed the first 3 books in this series so far, so I am happy I got approved for the fourht book as well. It’s a light and fun romance series about brides that run away from their wedding for some reason.
The Rogue You Know (Covent Garden Cubs #2)
by Shana Galen
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Rogue You Know on Goodreads
She’s beyond his reach…
Gideon Harrow has spent his life in London’s dark underworld-and he wants out. A thief and a con, he plans one last heist to finally win his freedom. But when everything goes wrong, he finds himself at the tender mercies of one of Society’s most untouchable women-Lady Susanna Derring.
…and out of her depth.
Susanna has spent her life in London’s glittering ton, under the thumb of a domineering mother-and she wants out. When a wickedly charming rogue lands at her feet, she jumps at the chance to experience life before it’s too late. But as she descends into London’s underworld, she finds that nothing- not even Gideon-is as it seems. As excitement turns to danger, Susanna must decide what price she’s willing to pay…for the love of a reformed thief.
Let’s hope this one can be read as a standalone as I dont have the first book, but it sounded like a fun historical romance and I had the first one on my to-read list already. So couldn’t resist requesting it.
by Eden Scott
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Love Games on Goodreads
Technology-challenged historian Regis is on a mission of mercy: his miserably pregnant cousin, Penny, needs a diversion and the only thing that will satisfy is the latest version of a video game, Dead Knights at Castle Kill.
When Regis braves the aisles of a video game retailer, he’s swept off his feet by Mars, the tall, dark, and gorgeous salesclerk who works there. But there’s very little chance that such a savvy gamer would ever notice a man who can barely use his computer.
Deciding the obvious solution is to fake it, Regis enlists the aid of his cousin to convince Mars he’s a high-level gamer. The plan works perfectly right up until Mars invites him to a prestigious gaming conference, where even Regis’s high IQ isn’t enough to fake his way through dozens of real gamers—and will definitely cost him the man he’s been lying to the whole time.
This one soudned so fun and I remember there being a Coyer Scavenger Hunt goal for a book with a game, so I might have to read this book this Coyer. I think by now it’s obvious I couldn’t stay away from netgalley this week, anyone else had this problem?