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 another good week. I didn’t have as much work though, so that got me down a bit, I always get a bit down during the less busy weeks. I did work on rewording the service page on Lola’s Blog Tours and changed some other minor things. I filled up my extra free time by baking pumpkin cookies, doing some blogging, more blog commenting on other blogs than normal weeks and I even got some colouring and gaming in. My boyfriend got a new game that we can play with local co-op, it’s called cript of the necrodancer where you have to move on the beat of the music and kill enemies. It’s so addictive and a lot of fun. I also placed an order to an asian supermarket close by as we were almost out of soy sauce and I wanted to buy japanese curry paste as well and they had free shipping costs this week.
And I added an extra menu item to the menu bar on Lola’s Reviews so that it links directly to Lola’s Blog Tours. I saw it on a few other sites and planned to eventually figure out how to do it, but it wasn’t really a priority so I didn’t look into it yet, but as I had some extra free time this week I thought why not try to figure out how to do that. A short google search later and I had the answer. In your wordpress dashboard at menu you can add something called custom links. Just add the name and the link and add it your custom menu.
There are still a few days left to enter the giveaway a group of bloggers including me is hosting. You can win one of the two kindles we’re giving away. You can enter the giveaway here.
I started this challenge with 33 posts scheduled. I hope to end with at least 40. I got quite some posts written for october, 2 reviews, the my to-be-read list post for this week and two cover reveals for later this month. I still got a few more open spot for reviews this month, before I can start working on reviews for next month. I also planned some Lola’s Kitchen posts for december. And I actually got some post for November and later written as well.
Total amount of posts written for this challenge: 5
Posts I wrote this week for this challenge:
– Lola’s Kitchen: Recommend me a Recipe! – 8 January 2016
– Lola’s Ramblings: Books I DNF’d in 2015 – 22 December 2015
– Lola’s Kitchen: Top Ten Dinner Recipes – 28 December 2015
– Lola’s Kitchen: Lentils and Veggies in Peanut Sauce Recipe – 4 December 2015
Random Picture(s) of the Week
One of my favourite veggie burgers! Losely translated these are calles Javanese Snitzels. They are flavourfull and even better with a bit of salt and pepper on them. I often eat them when we eat something like mashes potatoes or as dinner with some baked red bell pepper and onion on bread. What’s your favourite meaty or veggie burger?
One of my favourite evening snacks lately, these are called “Eierkoeken” in dutch. Literally translated egg cookies, which isn’t completely what they are, they are very soft and fluffy, almost like cake, but with more eggs I think. They are yummy and fill quite well too.
And the curry packages I ordered arrived. I am going to make japanese curry with these next week after my failed attempt last time to make the curry paste from scratch I decided to just buy a package and make it that way.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Dal Dhokli
- Monday: Pumpkin and Apple Risotto
- Tuesday: leftover Pumpkin and Apple Risotto
- Wednesday: Sajoer Beans
- Extra: Pumpkin Cookies
- Thursday: Storebought Soup with Bread
- Friday: Spiced Pointed Cabbage
- Saturday: Lentils in Peanut Sauce
This week I blogged about:
– Spooc-tacular Event
– Review: A Spark of Justice by J.D. Hawkins
– Review: Echoes by Laura Tisdall
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Characters Do you like to Read About?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cooking Disasters
– My To-Be Read List #14: chosen book
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah
– Review: Scales by Pauline Creeden
– Cover Reveal: Saven deception (The Saven series #1) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: What do You like to see in Stories?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cinnamon Mug Cake
– Review: Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– The Other Side of Summer by Elyse Douglas
– The Case and Hard Case by Marc Hirsch
– Love Spell by Mia Kerick
– Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2) by Kelsey Ketch
– The Cursed Ground by A. Roy King
– 3volve and The Shadow of Loss by Josefina Gutierrez
– Link by Summer Wier
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– 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
Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1)
by Lynn Cahoon
Source: bought with amazon gift card
You can find Guidebook to Murder on Goodreads
In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store–Coffee, Books, and More–open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder?
When Jill’s elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily’s gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill–along with all of her problems. . .and her enemies. Convinced her friend was murdered, Jill is finding the list of suspects longer than the list of repairs needed on the house. But Jill is determined to uncover the culprit–especially if it gets her closer to South Cove’s finest, Detective Greg King. Problem is, the killer knows she’s on the case–and is determined to close the book on Jill permanently. . .
I’d Rather be a Witch (The Witching Hour Collection)
by Erin Hayes
Source: for review
You can find I’d Rather be a Witch on Goodreads
Jordyn wasn’t careful with what she wished for.
After making a reckless choice that destroyed her life and the life of her high school sweetheart, Jordyn fled her small town to be a professional mermaid. Being around water suppresses her earth-based magic, something she desperately needs.
Yet Jordyn can’t suppress who she really is – a witch.
When she learns that her mother is dying of cancer, she returns home. But it isn’t until people end up dead and everyone points fingers that she realizes her past is coming back to haunt her. Because her ex-boyfriend Zach has been waiting for her. And he hasn’t forgotten how she brought him back to life that night three years ago.
Jordyn will finally have to embrace being a witch to learn the truth. And it will change her life forever.
** I’d Rather be a Witch is a tie-in with How to be a Mermaid. It uses some of the same characters and can be read as a standalone or a complement to it. **
Yarned and Dangerous
by Sadie Hartwell
Source: for review
You can find Yarned and Dangerous on Goodreads
Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots…
Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins…
Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in the dreary downtown. Josie can’t imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop appeals to her. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying façade…
A Dance with Danger (Lovers and Rebels #2) (Tang Dynasty #5)
by Jeannie Lin
Source: won during Coyer giveaway
You can find A Dance with Danger on Goodreads
A promise sworn on the edge of a sword…
After a failed assassination attempt on a corrupt general, Bao Yang is a wanted man. Taking refuge with an ally, Yang accidentally compromises the man’s daughter when they’re discovered alone. To save her honor, he must marry the beautiful Jin-mei immediately!
In Yang’s arms, Jin-mei feels alive for the first time. She’s determined not to lose him, even if it means joining his perilous mission… But when she realizes just how destructive Yang’s path could be, can she convince him that their life together could be so much sweeter than revenge?
Menagerie (Menagerie #1)
by Rachel Vincent
Source: bought it myself
You can find Menagerie on Goodreads
When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town.
But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other “attractions”—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she’ll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.
Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.