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 better than last week, but still not very good. It was just a bit meh. I just felt off. Lots of days with me not feeling like doing anything, I had no motivation for fun stuff, nothing seemed fun. I did my work done and even managed to fit soem marketing assistant work, so at leats that part went right. I just felt out of it, no motivation for anything. It was a bit frustrating. I did got a lot of reading done on my ipad, but skipping lots of evenings reading even though I was reading a fun book.
We’re still struggling a bit with Snickers. She’s still a bit down, but we’re slowly getting into a new routine. Snickers spends some time out of her cage, either sitting with me or in her vacation house, she loves her vacation house. But I feel like I never give her enoguh attention, when cooking or when I am busy I sometimes forget to get her out of the cage and I feel bad as she’s all alone there now. I opened a new bag of rat food I still had lying around and she seems to love it, so after we switched food she started eating a bit more, which is good. Her hind legs are pretty weak, but she does manage to move around, it just goes a bit difficult when she has to climb. And she is still scratching a lot to the point of getting bald spots or small wounds. We aren’t sure if she has parasites or is just stressed. We did buy some meds which should help against parasites, but haven’t given it to her yet. We also bought a new toy for her, it’s actually a cat toy, but it’s made of fleece, which can’t fray and thus is also great for rats. And some cardbox cat scratching mats, which a site recommend to use as stairs in the rat cage for rats with weak hindlegs as they have more grip on that. So we’re going to give that a try when she gets worse, for now she still managed to get up the stairs.
I did a bit of cleaning around the house. And made cheesecake cookies, but I didn’t like them sadly. I got queasy after eating 3 of them and then decided to just throw them away, which had me craving cookies for the rest of the week and no time to make any. So I made cinnamon mug cakes a lot. I tried a new recipe on Saturday and made Japanese Curry from scratch as I was suddenly craving it after seeing someone mentioned the dish on social media. But it failed horrible, the taste was horrid. I’ll buy a package next time I want to eat it. Ugh I hate it when my cooking fails.
I set up a new recipe post for Mango Lassi for next week, I moved some posts around, but as it’s a summery recipe I was to post it during summer. I also made most of the recipe post for the cinnamon mug cake. And have a few more posts planned, but still have to write them. I am a bit behind on my ramblings posts due to last week, but at least I am still ahead of schedule with the recipe posts. I just haven’t felt any inspiration to write ramblings posts.
On Wednesday I woke up with a terrible headache, so I ate my breakfast and slept for another hour. But even after sleeping for extra long the headache stayed. I wasn’t very productive, until after dinner when I watched 3 episodes Star Wars with my boyfriend and the headache finally left. Then I was able to do some work. I had contact about two tours for authors who won one during an auction I am going to start organizing those soon and I got a new request for a cover reveal, so that was good news.
Saturday our new dinner table arrived. It was my boyfriend their parent their old dinner table. My boyfriend and his dad sanded it and painted it anew so it looks like new. We had a very large wooden table that was painted black and was pretty ugly. So I am really happy with our new wooden dinner table. It’s a lot smaller, but we don’t really need a large table as it’s only the two of us. We only have two chairs at the moment as the other two still have to get sanded and painted.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
My dinner on thursday. A red curry with boiled egg and rice.
And Snickers got some dinner too. Rice, egg, corn and cooked chicken.
Snicka is approaching the bowl to eat
And she’s eating something, chicken I think or maybe egg. She liked the egg and corn the most.
Our new dinner table!
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Korma
- Extra: Mango Lassi
- Extra: Cheesecake Cookies
- Monday: tofu, red bell pepper and egg on tortilla wrap
- Tuesday: Cajun Pasta
- Wednesday: leftover Cajun Pasta
- Extra: Cinnamon Mug Cake
- Thursday: Red Korma
- Extra: Cinnamon Mug Cake
- Friday: leftover Red Korma
- Saturday: Instant Noodles
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Led Astray by Kelley Armstrong
– Review: Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
– Lola’s Ramblings: My Bookmark Collection
– Lola’s Kitchen: Pasta Salad with Corn and Egg
– My To-Be Read List #12: chosen book
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
– Cover Reveal: The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas
– Review: A Lady’s Guide to Skirting Scandal by Kelly Bowen
– Lola’s Ramblings: How and When do you Write Your Blog Posts?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Mango Lassi Recipe
– Review: The Good Girl’s Second Chance by Christine Rimmer
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
– Cover Reveal: The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas – 11 August
– Cover Reveal: What You Wish For by Gina Wynn – 17 August – New!
– Cover Reveal: Destiny of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks – 30 August
– Book Blitz: Love Easy and Love Hard by Roe Valentine – runs from 17-23 August
– Book Blitz: The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas – runs from 25-31 August
– Blog Tour: Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis – runs from 1-21 September
– Book Blitz: The Bro Code by Jacqueline Patricks – runs from 6-12 September
Daemons in the Mist (The Marked Ones Trilogy #1)
by Alicia Kat Vancil
Source: for free when subscribign to the author her e-mail list
You can find Daemons in the Mist on Goodreads
Accidentally marrying a beautiful stranger—what’s the worst that could happen?
We all have that one thing—that one thing we wish for on every first star of the night. Wealth. Fame. Love. For geeky artist Patrick Connolly, it is the attention of his beautiful and seemingly unattainable classmate Nualla Galathea. However, when he accepts her invitation for a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip to Vegas, the last thing he expects is to wake up married to her. Or to find out she’s not even human.
Patrick may think his wish has just come true. However, this gentle boy is about to find out that it will take more than artistic talent to combat the deadly secrets lurking behind the clever construct of illusions and supertech that conceal the world of the daemons from human eyes. Because when it comes to these gazelle-horned creatures, one false step might just get you killed.
In her mesmerizing debut series, up and coming author Alicia Kat Vancil leads you on an unforgettable thrill ride through the swirling fog of San Francisco that will leave your heart pounding.
You’re the Earl That I Want (The Lords of Worth #3)
by Kelly Bowen
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find You’re the Earl That I Want on Goodreads
THE EARL DOTH PROTEST . . .
For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it’s always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown.
. . . BUT THE LADY KNOWS BEST
In her heart, Joss has always loved Heath, the one person she’s always been able to count on. That doesn’t mean she wants to marry him though. Without a husband, Joss can do as she pleases—and now, it pleases her to solve the mystery of an encoded file given to Heath by a dying man. It’s put Heath in peril once, and Joss won’t let that happen again. She’ll do what she must to ensure the earl’s safety. And to remind him that what she lacks in convention, she makes up for in passion.
The Peddler’s Road (The Secrets of the Pied Piper #1)
by Matthew Cody
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Peddler’s Road on Goodreads
It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.
Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.
No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.
Burying Water (Burying Water #1)
by K.A. Tucker
Source: bought it myself
You can find Burying Water on Goodreads
The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.
Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.
Caching In (Pastime Pursuits #1)
by Tracy Krimmer
Source: was free on Kobo
You can find Caching In on Goodreads
Can a compass lead you to love?
Broken-hearted Ally Couper has had enough with her ridiculous life. Her job at the bank is going nowhere, and her love life might as well be non-existent.
Determined to try something new, Ally becomes absorbed in the world of geocaching. The high-tech driven scavenger hunt introduces her to Seth, and she realizes the game isn’t the only thrilling part.
Ally’s bad luck may finally be changing, until the past threatens to halt her future with Seth. Can they find happiness together, or is love the one cache Ally can’t find?
Torn Sky (Rebel Wing #3)
by Tracy Banghart
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Torn Sky on Goodreads
The end is near . . .
When Aris Haan brought down Safara’s biggest war criminal, she’d thought it was a turning point in the war. Victory was on the horizon, as was a peaceful future with her Promised, Milek.
But a deadly new threat has emerged: a Safaran bomb that could wipe out all of Atalanta in one catastrophic blast. Aris is tasked with finding the weapon before it is completed, a mission made more difficult when she starts to suspect that there is a Safaran spy in her unit. Friendships are tested, loyalties are strained, and suddenly Aris no longer knows whom she can trust.
In the epic conclusion to the Rebel Wing series, Atalanta’s fate rests on Aris’s shoulders. Can she find the bomb before it destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?