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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?
Another busy, but good week. There were a few more difficult days with a headache and missing the rats. My boyfriend started his last year of university this week, he’s doing a master for translation english-dutch. So we’re slowly getting used to a new routine. I got some extra marketing assistant work that kept me busy this week. And a new author with whom I e-mailed back and forth a bit. I also worked on a new blitz for an author who won a blitz as part of an auction for which I submitted a blitz earlier this year.
And today is an exciting day as it’s the second anniversary of Lola’s Blog Tours. I didn’t do a giveaway this time, but I did write an anniversary post and talk about what happened this year and what I changed over the course of the past few years.
I made some time to play a game this week, I played Tropico, it’s a city building game were you are the dictator of an island and you have to meet certain goals to win the level and then you move on to another island. And there are different faction and foreign countries you have to keep happy or bad stuff happens. I like city building games and tropico is good game in this genre. I also got quite some books read. I finished Damned If I Do and started the my to-be read list winner Burying Water. On my ipad I finished Bride of the Harvest Wolf and Susceptible to Him, which I won this week. I even got a bit of colouring done, I started the second mandala in my mandala colouring book and plan on reviewing it after I finished that one.
We finished watched Star Wars The Clone Wars animated series and I am so sad it’s over. I loved this series and we’re now not so patiently waiting for the next season of Star Wars Rebels as some familiar characters from the clone wars series should make a re-appearance. In the meantime we’re continuing to watch some other series we’ve started watching, we’re now watching the anime Whitch Hunter Robin. During dinner we watch a movie or tv show nowadays, so I am thinking I’ll start writing reviews of those as well. I already have my review for Star wars the Clone wars series scheduled for later this month, so we’ll see how that goes and then I’ll decide to continue reviewing tv series/ movies as well or not.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
My boyfriend got home this week with a surprise for me: chocolates. I devoured them in two days, they were very good. The sticker on it says “Verassing” which meas surprise. They were all filled with praliné filling, which is my favourite filling for chocolates. What’s your favourite flavour for chocolates?
Custard Crumble Cake! I bought this for myself to celebrate Lola’s Blog Tours two year anniversary. I love custard crumble cake and it’s one of my favourite cakes. The combination of the sweet and soft custard filling with the crunchy crumble on top is delicious! This one I bought at our local supermarket, they have great cakes. Tell me what’s your favourite cake flavour?
Recently I started buying a mango every week. My boyfriend and I both love mango and our supermarket has good mango’s. I do grocery shopping on friday and then soemwhere the next week the mango is ripe and then we eat it. I don’t buy a lot of fruit as it’s very expensive and often we’re kinda weird with how we forget to eat our fruit sometimes when we have it. Or the fruit ripens so fast we don’t like it anymore. I am pretty picky when it comes to fruit.
But we love mango and if I cut it we both eat a bowl of mango and then it’s all gone, which is handy so it doens’t have time to get bad. And it’s one of the few fruits both my boyfriend and I like. I also buy banana’s sometimes when they are discoutned, like they were this week, but I am more picky with banana’s as they have to just a little with green on the outside as that’s when I like them best. Once they get too ripe I don’t like them anymore. I also bought plums for my boyfriend as they were discounted. What types of fruit do you like?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Spring Rolls
- Monday: Risotto with ginger, coriander and ketjap manis
- Tuesday: leftover Risotto with ginger, coriander and ketjap manis
- Wednesday: Mango Curry
- Thursday: leftover Mango Curry
- Friday: storebought salad
- Saturday: Korma
This week I blogged about:
– Review: The Duality Bridge (Singularity #2) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Review: The Storm Behind Your Eyes (The Marked Ones #2) by Alicia Kat Vancil
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Makes for a Good Cover?
– Lola’s Kitchen: French Bread Pizza Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #13: chosen book
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis – excerpt and giveaway!
– Review: The Other Side of Truth (The Marked Ones #3) by Alicia Kat Vancil
– Lola’s Ramblings: What do you like to see on a cover?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Crumb Cake Recipe
– Review: Bride of the Harvest Moon by Alicia Kat Vancil
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
– Book Blitz: Best Friends… Forever? by Krysten Lindsay Hager – runs from 14 till 20 September
– Book Blitz: The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks – runs from 15 till 21 September
– Book Blitz: Maiden of Secrets by Paul Neslusan – runs from 1 till 7 October
– Book Blitz: Live by Gillian Zane – runs from 13 till 19 October
– Book Blitz: Mischief Under the Mistletoe – runs from 17 till 23 november – New!
– Book Blitz: Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly – runs from 30 november till 4 december
Susceptible to Him (Risso Family #1)
by Lynn Burke
Source: won during a giveaway
You can find Susceptible to Him on Goodreads
Lia Risso walked in on her fiancé and three other women on Valentine’s Day. Two celibate years later, her roommate creates a profile for Lia on a dating website—without her knowledge—and sets up a date. On Valentine’s Day.
Ryan Walsh, a self-made millionaire and libertine, refuses to commit to any one woman. Tossed from foster home to foster home as a child, Ryan is on guard against becoming vulnerable ever again.
One dinner…one night of dancing and flirting with the attraction between them, puts both Lia and Ryan in danger of heart break.
They have a choice—open themselves to the possibility of hurt or walk away, never knowing what might have been.
The Dragon of the Month Club
by Iain Reading
Source: for review
You can find The Dragon of the Month Club on Goodreads
The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club – The Dragon of the Month Club.
On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and the two friends attempt to summon the latest Dragon of the Month. The varieties are almost endless: Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, Tree Dragons – not to mention special bonus dragons for all the major holidays, including a particularly prickly Holly Dragon for Christmas.
But one day when a conjuring spell somehow goes wrong Ayana and Tyler find themselves unexpectedly drawn into a fantastical world of adventure based on the various books scattered all across Tyler’s messy bedroom. Traveling from one book-inspired world to the next with nothing to rely on but their wits and a cast of strange and exotic dragons at their disposal they must try to somehow find their way home again.
Drawing inspiration from some of literature’s most memorable stories – from 19th century German folktales to the streets of Sherlock Holmes’s London – the adventures of Ayana and Tyler bring these classic stories to life in delightfully strange and unexpected ways. Filled with fascinating detail and non-stop action these books will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages to inspire a life-long love of reading and seeking out books that are just a little bit off the beaten track.