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?
Luckily this week was a little less warm than last week. Unfortunately while it did cool down outside, it was harder to cool down the inside of our house. It was a busy week on Lola’s Blog Tours, lots of media kits that had to be sent out as next week there are 5 cover reveals that will take place. And a new review opportunity and blog tour open for sign-up. It was a busy week and lots of mornings I had to stand up early, so I am feeling pretty tired.
I think the colouring book I ordered got lost in the post :(. I am so sad as I am really looking forward to it and now it’s almost a month later and it still isn’t there. I contacted the bookdepository and luckily they have pretty awesome customer service and they will send me a new one :).
Snickers is still recovering from her surgery, but her wound looks good. She did tear one of her stitches out, but it wasn’t that bad as the wound was still closed, just a stitch hanging out. On Tuesday evening we put her in the cage for a little bit, we did keep her apart that night and then wednesday morning we put her back in the cage for real. She’s happy to be back in her cage with Smarties again.
On thursday I went shopping with my mom and sister. We went to The Hague, which is pretty close by where I live. I hadn’t been there for a while, so it was fun. We ate some really yummy cupcakes. I also got a few new shirts and socks. And a cake tester, I’ve been looking for one everywhere, so I am happy I finally have one. It was a fun day, although I did was a bit tired afterwards.
Saturday our new cupboard for the living room arrived. Actually it was from my boyfriend’s parents, but they didn’t want it anymore so we would get it, for more storage space. They sandpapered it and painted it anew, so it looks new! Now to actually find time to move things there instead of heaping up in piles all over the house.
I finished 6 books so far and all counted towards the scavenger hunt as well. I finished Visions by Kelley Armstrong this week and I loved it. I then started Freya’s Inferno, not sure if it would win the poll, but I decided I would read it anyway. On my ipad I finished Led Astray and am now reading Second Chance Summer by Jil Shavis.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Smarties and Snickers enjoying their porridge.
Snickers in one of their hammocks.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Dal Dhokli with naan
- Monday: Salad with baked egg, pasta, cabbage and corn
- Tuesday: Risotto with red bell pepper, green peas and corn. Spiced with koriander and ginger.
- Wednesday: leftover Risotto with red bell pepper, green peas and corn. Spiced with koriander and ginger.
- Extra: Crumb Cake
- Thursday: Peanut Pasta
- Friday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Saturday: Bami with saté sauce and chicken for my boyfriend and vegetarian meat substitution for me.
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Bride on the Run (Runaway Brides #4) by Joanne Rock and Catherine Mann
– Review: Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO (Diamands in the Rough #3) by Catherine Mann
– Cover Reveal: Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: How do you Decide Whether to Continue a Series?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Spinach Masala Quiche Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #11: chosen book
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Palace Secrets by Ravyn Rayne
– Review: The Hardest Fight by Amy Vastine
– Review: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
– Lola’s Ramblings: Cliffhangers
– Cover Reveal: Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
– Lola’s Kitchen: Lasagna Soup Recipe
– Review: Love Games by Eden Scott
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
– Review Opportunity: The Case and Hard Case by Marc Hirsch
– Review Opportunity: Love Spell by Mia Kerick
– Review Opportunity: Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2) by Kelsey Ketch
– Review Opportunity: The Cursed Ground by A. Roy King
– Review Opportunity: 3volve and The Shadow of Loss by Josefina Gutierrez – New!
– Cover Reveal: Kenna’s Reverie by Claire Granger – 13 July
– Cover Reveal: The Coming of Arabella by Joanne Guidoccio – 14 July
– Cover Reveal: Hard case by Marc Hirsch – 15 July
– Cover Reveal: Tight Laced by Roxy Soulé – 16 July
– Cover Reveal: Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas – 17 July
– Trailer Reveal: The Silent Treatment by Melanie Surani – 21 July
– Cover Reveal: Destiny of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks – 30 August
– Book Blitz: Heir of the Blood King by W.O. Cassity – runs from 20-24 July
– Book Blitz: To Be Honest by TC Booth – runs from 21-27 July
– Blog Tour: Kenna’s Reverie by Claire Granger – runs from 1-14 August
– Blog Tour: The Dating Intervention by Hilary Dartt – runs from 1-14 August
– Blog Tour: Miles Apart by Rhona L. James – runs from 1-21 August
– Blog Tour: Guardian by Katy Newton Naas – runs from 3-16 August
– Book Blitz: Love, Defined by Leila Tualla – runs from 4-10 August
– Book Blitz: Love Easy and Love Hard by Roe Valentine – runs from 17-23 August
– Blog Tour: Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis – runs from 1-21 September – New!
How to be a Mermaid (Falling in Deep Collection)
by Erin Hayes
Source: for review
You can find How to be a Mermaid on Goodreads
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid.
So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe.
Everything’s great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare — she’s turning into a mermaid herself. For real.
Yet when she returns to the sea to seek out Finn and reverse her transformation, she finds herself in the middle of an impending war between the land and sea. Tara may have always wanted to be a mermaid, but now it’s sink or swim. In order to survive, she has to learn how to be one, too.
Summer 2015, award-winning, and best-selling authors will bring you romantic tales of mermaids, sirens, sprites, and other creatures of the deep! Keep in touch as we reveal each title in our collection!
I haven’t read a mermaid book in a long time and this one sounds really good. I am so happy I got a copy for review! And for the coyer scavenger hunt there is goal to read a mermaid books, so this one will coutn for that 🙂
The Night Parade
by Kathryn Tanquary
Source: for review from netgalley
You can find The Night Parade on Goodreads
The last thing Saki Yamamoto wants to do for her summer vacation is trade in exciting Tokyo for the antiquated rituals and bad cell reception of her grandmother’s village. Preparing for the Obon ceremony is boring. Then the local kids take an interest in Saki and she sees an opportunity for some fun, even if it means disrespecting her family’s ancestral shrine on a malicious dare.
But as Saki rings the sacred bell, the darkness shifts. A death curse has been invoked… and Saki has three nights to undo it. With the help of three spirit guides and some unexpected friends, Saki must prove her worth – or say good-bye to the world of the living forever.
That cover is so pretty and it sounds really good as well.
Summer Haikus (Happily Ever Asia)
by S.J. Pajonas
Source: for review
You can find Summer Haikus on Goodreads
“When it comes to fight or flight, I always choose to run like hell.”
Isa planned the perfect summer:
Tokyo and the Summer Olympics — check.
Helping her best friend prepare for the marathon — check.
Forgetting she’s in love with Masa — double check.
But when Isa’s mother is hospitalized, she has to abandon her summer plans to run the family’s Tokyo business. Masa’s offer to help makes it impossible for Isa to ignore him — and the firecracker kiss they shared half a world away. Everyone expects the world of her, but the pressure to please them all is as oppressive as the Tokyo summer heat. The simplest answer to all her problems? Run.
Eep! I am so excited for this one!