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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 another bad week. I am so glad this week is over. It was very warm this week. And last friday a house in our appartment compex started with renovations. I think they get a new bathroom or kitchen or something like that, the noise can be heard quite loudly in the entire compelx. And they start on 8am every morning, while I am used to sleeping at noon. The noise is so loudly we can do nothing to dampen the sound enough to sleep. After a few days of waking up too early I was grumpy and tired. I took naps in the afternoon or evening, just to be productive enough to finish my work. It was horrid and made me realize even more how much I need my sleep. Then thursday and friday they didn’t start making noise until noon and I was so happy to actually get a decent night of sleep. It seems they are finished with the noise makign part now, hopefully.
Then thursday evening I got a headache that stayed till friday morning. I also got a headache on saturday, but that one went away in the evening. I did read a lot of my ipad, but again skipped some evenings for reading. I just didn’t feel like reading.
Tuesday evening my sister visited and we talked a lot, her boyfriend was visiting one of his friends that lives in the same city as us, so she asked if she could visit us. So that was fun. We talked for about 3 hours and drank tea. And then she went home again.
When it comes to Snickers she has some good moments, but beside that it feels like she’s getting a bit worse every day. She just hasn’t been the same since Smarties died and I don’t think she ever will. She sleeps a lot, scratches herself a lot and doesn’t eat or drink much. She still likes her soy milk and she does eat things, just not as much as we would like. She also has porphyrin around her eye and nose. She just looks bad. We also suspect her tumor is coming back, at the same location as last time or maybe it’s an abcess. Then the last two days she got worse suddenly, she has trouble eating, washing, walking, drinking. It’s so hard to see her struggle. So we’ll keep a close eye on her, but to be honest I don’t think she’ll live very long anymore. The poor girl :(. It’s hard to see her doing so bad and looking so bad.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Sorry I didn’t make any pictures this week, I just didn’t feel like it
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Fried Rice
- Extra: Cinnamon Mug Cake
- Monday: leftover Fried Rice
- Tuesday: Sajoer Beans
- Wednesday: baked red bell pepper and onion with a veggie burger for me and chicken for my boyfriend
- Thursday: Peanut Pasta
- Friday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Saturday: Veggies in saté sauce
- Extra: Mango Lassi
- Extra: Cinnamon Mug Cake
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes
– Review: Storm Fall (Rebel Wing #2) by Tracy Banghart
– Lola’s Ramblings: How do you Arrange Your Bookshelves?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Dal Dhokli Recipe
– Review: Delinquent by Emma L Adams
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: What You Wish For by Gina Wynn – 17 August
– 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
– Book Blitz: Best Friends… Forever? by Krysten Lindsay Hager – runs from 14-20 September – New!
– Book Blitz: The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks – runs from 15-21 September – New!
The Mark of Noba (The Sterling Wayfairer Series #1)
by GL Tomas
Source: for review
You can find The Mark of Noba on Goodreads
Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date.
But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction.
Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra.
If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive.
Deceptions (Cainsville #3)
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: bought it myself
You can find Deceptions on Goodreads
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld series delivers her most suspenseful novel yet, where the discovery of Cainsville’s dark past and the true nature of its inhabitants leads to murder, redemption, love, and unspeakable loss.
Olivia Taylor Jones’s life has exploded. She’s discovered she is not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town’s mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders but also her stalker ex-fiancé.
Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, one that may help her balance the light and darkness within herself. Death stalks both Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating the triangle that connects them. Will darkness prevail, or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?
by Laura Tisdall
Source: for review
You can find Echoes on Goodreads
“There is truth to be shared. Let us begin…”
Volatile mathematical genius Mallory Park is living two lives. In one, she is balancing senior year with looking after her little brother and troubled ex-Marine father; in the other, she spends her nights glued to her laptop, breaking into some of the world’s most secure systems as the hacker Echo Six.
As part of a corruption-exposing cyber network called the Forum, Mallory is far more at ease among the codes and hidden identities of her online world than she has ever been in the real one, but when other hackers start to go missing, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets that could have repercussions far beyond both.
When anyone can be a name on a screen, how do you know who to trust?
Future Tense: Twelve First-In-Series Young Adult SciFi Novels
by Susan Kaye Quinn, Anthea Sharp, Amy Evans, Catherine Stine, Patti Larsen , PK Hrezo, Lee Strauss, Magan Vernon, Rose Garcia, Cidney Swansen, Lisa Nowak and Vincent Trigili
Source: free on Amazon
You can find Future Tense on Goodreads
From twelve USA Today, Amazon and award-winning authors comes Future Tense, an electrifying YA sci-fi boxed set. Inventive first-inseries with trans-humans, sexy alien romance, Martian pioneers, cyborg gunslingers, unusual dolphin research, time travel, computer games with doors into faerie realms, mind readers, eternal life adventures, extraordinarily gifted teens and so much more. Available for a limited time.
Susan Kaye Quinn’s OPEN MINDS When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
Vincent Trigil’s THE ENEMY OF AN ENEMY In a universe of science and magic a new hero will arise.
Anthea Sharp’s FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM When a high-tech computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie, only two teen gamers can save the mortal world.
Catherine Stine’s FIRESEED ONE What if only your very worst enemy could help you save the world?
PK Hrezo’s DIARY OF A TEENAGE TIME TRAVELER Welcome to Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.
Patti Larsen’s DIDI AND THE GUN SLINGER When an Underlord kidnaps her father, Didi Duke resurrects an obsolete cyborg gunslinger to rescue him.
Cidney Swanson’s SAVING MARS Jessamyn is just an ordinary pilot-in-training until the Mars colony’s food supply is decimated and her brother is chosen to fly to Earth for supplies.
Lisa Nowak’s THE McCALL INITIATIVE EPISODE 1.1: DECEPTION What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from United States? In 2063, it has.
Rose Garcia’s FINAL LIFE Multiple past lives she can’t remember, an enemy driven to finish his task. Can Dominique survive her final life or will she die for the last time?
Magan Vernon’s HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN What happens when an awkward teen girl falls for an alien boy?
Amy Evans’ CLICKS -THE DOLPHIN PROPHECY An inspiring Cli-Fi romance about an island off the coast of California where the dolphins and the lifeguards have more in common than they know.
Lee Strauss’ PERCEPTION Eternal Life is to Die For.