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 was a nice week, I did lots of work, but also got a lot of reading done. We’re already getting used to my boyfriend his new school schedule. I did lots of marketing assistant work this week and am almost done for the month. I had two cover reveals I organized take place this week and two new book blitzes that started this week.
And I won a 10$ amazon gift card thanks to entering The Bookwyrm’s Hoard blogoversary giveaway a while ago. I can’t buy books on amazon, so having an amazon gift card gives me the opportunity to buy some of those amazon only books. I have my eyes on the Falling In Deep collection which releases on 21 september. Beside that I am not sure yet what to buy.
Oh and I got my first colouring book for review, so excited to get started with this one! I already know this author from her JA Belfield pen name and have read all of her books under that name, so I am really exicted to have received one of her colouring books for review now.
My boyfriend and I finished watching Witch Hunter Robin this week and now we’re continuing watching Star Trek Voyager. Witch Hunter Robin is one of those series that start very slow and then in the last 6 episodes the pace suddenly upped and everything made sense. I do love the art style and the atmosphere of the series, very dark and realistic, but those first 20 episodes feel so confusing. It’s still a fun series to watch though. I might write a review for it if I feel like it.
And I decided to join Blog Ahead 2015. October is going to be a busy month so I am setting my goal low. I am hoping to write at least 10 till 20 posts for November and later, I am not going to focus on my total of scheduled posts, I am just hoping I can get a few posts written for later this year. Last year this challenge was a big help, so even though October will be a busy month I still hope I can get some blogging in. I will be posting my weekly updates here in my sunday post.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
I thought I would share a picture of my favourite tea with you today. My boyfriend and I love earl grey tea, we drink about two packages of this tea each week. And I try to keep about 4-6 packages in storage, so we never run out of early grey tea. Every week when I go grocery shopping I get two packages earl grey tea, we also drink some other tea flavours now and then, but not as much as earl grey tea. I always buy the Pickwick brand as that’s one of the best brands, the cheaper home brands of supermarkets are less good. And I don’t mind spending a few cents more for good tea. Do your prefer coffe or tea? And what’s your favourite flavour?
Oh and I have a picture of something typical dutch this week. These are called “Taaikorstjes” or “Taai Taai” and they are often eaten around “Sinterklaas”, which is a celebration on 5 december, sinterklaas brings presents to the small kids. So here in Netherlands kids have both Sinterklaas and then right after that Christmas. Usually parents focus on one of the two events and do something smaller with the other. It’s hard to explain what these taste like, they contain spices like cinnamon and they are sort of sweet as well, the texture is soft, but not too soft. It’s quite sturdy at the same time and it’s a bit sticky when you eat them. They are quite good and our supermarket sells these all year long, yay! Although there are also lots of candies they only sell around sinterklaas, I’ll try to get a picture of kruidnotjes next week. What’s candy typical for your country?
One of the reasons I like living in the Netherlands is the bread. I am a picky eater and I am very picky when it comes to bread. I hate when bread has too much seeds in the dough. I don’t like white bread either. I prefer whole wheat bread, like this one, which is Tiger Whole Weat Bread. It’s called Tiger bread because of the pattern on top. I love this bread and usually buy one loaf every week for myself. My boyfriend does eat lots of different kinds of bread and likes almost everything. What’s your favourite type of bread?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Korma
- Monday: Pasta with red pasta sauce
- Tuesday: French Bread Pizza
- Wednesday: Risotto with green beans and red bell pepper
- Thursday: leftover Risotto with green beans and red bell pepper
- Friday: Tofu and Veggies in Peanut Sauce
- Saturday: Pizza
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Stars Wars the Clone Wars Animated series
– Review: Damned if I do (The Harker Trilogy #1) by Erin Hayes
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why Do You Review Books?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Banana Crumble Muffins
– Review: Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker
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: 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
– Book Blitz: Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly – runs from 30 november till 4 december
A Spark of Justice
by J.D. Hawkins
Source: for review
You can find A Spark of Justice on Goodreads
A fatal accident at the circus sparks an insurance investigation that leads John Nieves, a former New York cop, to a list of murder suspects. It seems that The Great Rollo, beloved of millions, had enemies… both at the circus and among his own family. All that is surreal and magical about the circus brings out Nieves’ deepest fears, blinding him to the very real danger that is closer at hand.
A bizarre series of revelations and coincidences keep Nieves’ suspicions of the circus people high, even after the actual evidence suggests that the incident really was only an unfortunate accident. The furtive actions of Rollo’s wife and brother, the beneficiaries of his insurance, lead Nieves into even dirtier family secrets. Apparent attempts on his life from all quarters threaten Nieves, but he refuses to drop the case until the whole truth of who killed The Great Rollo is revealed.
Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #1)
by Cheryl Hollon
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Pane and Suffering on Goodreads
To solve her father’s murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer’s carefully constructed façade. . .
After Savannah’s father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs–including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father’s trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack.
As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn’t suspicious enough, Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop, warning her that she is in danger. With the local police unconvinced, it’s up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father. And when her father’s apprentice is accused of the murders, Savannah is more desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture. . .
Colour Me Funky – Advanced Colouring
by Jenna Lyn Field
Format: physical copy
Source: for review
You can find Colour Me Funky – Advanced Colouring on Goodreads
Immerse yourself in Colour Me Funky – Advanced Colouring.
Fun for artists of all ages.
Great for relaxing at the end of the day.
With thirty pages of designs, all individually created just for you, Colour Me Funky – Advanced Colouring holds something to suit every mood and whim.
Blood Tide (Dolphin Shore Shifters #1)
by C.J. Matthew
Source: for review
You can find Blood Tide on Goodreads
The Santa Barbara Channel holds a closely guarded secret…
She had more than just her mission…
Sy’s rotation on land as a dolphin shifter couldn’t have come at a better time. With her best friend missing and no answers forthcoming, it was time to take matters into her own hands. And with the resources at the Save Blue Water organization, finding her friend would be a whole lot easier. Except …something sinister is going on inside SBW, something deadly, and Sy finds herself at the center of danger.
The last thing he needed was bullets and bombs…
Noah Nelson spent every minute trying to forget the war while fighting his PTSD, but jumping in front of a bullet was second nature. It had nothing to do with the fact the target was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen. Or that she was naked. But suddenly he’s caught up in her world, protecting her from unforeseen threats, and falling in love … but Sy’s got a secret that may rip them apart. Forever.