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 busy and productive week! I got a lot of blogging done, I had a new tour with Lola’s Blog Tours that I set up and got some cooking and baking done. I focussed on getting some posts written for Blog Ahead, set up some recap posts for the end of next year, tweaked some posts that I already had scheduled and wrote some full lenght new posts as well. Sunday a new book blitz at Lola’s Blog Tours went live and I worked on a new blog tour this week as well.
On friday my mom and her husband visited and we went shopping. It was a lot of fun and I got some new t-shirts, socks and pyjama’s for the winter. We bought soem lunch while we were shopping and catched up. And I got a mix to make cookies, there’s a picture of it below.
And Michelle from Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life featured me over on her blog. I did a guest post about book and monsters focussed on mermaids. It was a lot of fun talking about why I love mermaids and I featured two mermaid books I read recently and enjoyed. Big thanks for Michelle for havign me ove ron her blog.
Total amount of posts written for this challenge: 16
Posts I wrote this week for this challenge:
– Lola’s Kitchen: Pumpkin and Apple Risotto Recipe – 13 November 2015
– Lola’s Advice: Need Help with Goodreads? – 4 April 2016
– Lola’s Ramblings: Ten Random Things about How I Celebrate(d) Christmas – 24 December 2015
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Recipe – 30 October 2015
while the date says october, I moved the post I had scheduled for that day to next month, so I still ended up with on more post scheduled, but as this is the post I wrote I thought it would make most sense to list this one
– 2016 Pick your Genre Reading Challenge: goal post – 16 December 2015
– 2016 Pick your Genre Reading Challenge: recap post – 27 December 2016 – I always made my recap post for a challenge when I set up the goal post as well, as I prefer to have that scheduled and then update it each time I read a book in that counts
– Lola’s Ramblings: Best Books I Read in 2016 – 31 December 2016 – I like to set up some end of the year posts early so I can add books when applicable
– Lola’s Ramblings: Books I DNF in 2016 – 28 December 2016 – I like to set up some end of the year posts early so I can add books when applicable
– Lola’s Ramblings: Where do You Read? – 26 November 2015
– Review: Winter Wedding Bells by Karen Rock, Jennifer Snow and Kristin Rolofson – 2 November 2015
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Dinner friday evening! It’s an italian salad, which I bought at our supermarket. It’s nice when I want a simply and yummy dinner and don’t want to cook for a day. This salad contains lettuce, sundried tomatoes, cheese, pumpkin seeds and a delicious pesto dressing.
The cookie mix my mom bought me while we were shopping on friday. You only have to add the wet ingredients put it in the frigde for a bit and bake them, I am looking forward to trying these. The text says “Koekje van Eigen Deeg” which literally translated means Cookie from your own Dough. The same text can also be used as a proverb.
I saw this banana pudding with chocolate sauce while grocery shopping, it was a flavour I hadn’t seen before and the Mona brand puddings were discounted so I grabed it. My boyfriend and I ate it yesterday evening and it was really good. It had a rich banana flavour, definitely will be buying this one again!
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Japanese Curry
- Monday: Pumpkin and Apple Risotto
- Tuesday: leftover Pumpkin and Apple Risotto
- Extra: Pumpkin Cookies
- Extra: Pumpkin Soup
- Wednesday: storebought Pizza
- Thursday: Mashed Potatoes with corn and veggie burger
- Friday: Storebought salad
- Saturday: Korma
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Stars Wars the Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
– Review: Ink by Melanie Karsak
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Makes for Good World Building?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Puff Pastry with Cinnamon Sugar
– Review: Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Cover Reveal: Collision by Emma L Adams
– Review: I’d Rather be a Witch by Erin Hayes
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Makes for a Good Setting?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
– Review: Blood Tide by CJ Matthews
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: 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
– Blog Tour: Pretty Little Creatures by Vince Milam – runs from 1 till 14 December – New!
– Book Blitz: Sparked by Sheena Snow – runs from 16 till 22 December – New!
Revealed (The Nogiku Series #5)
by S.J. Pajonas
Source: for review
You can find Revealed on Goodreads
Come back to the Nogiku world with Jiro Itō and Mark Sakai as they live the events of REMOVED from their perspective. Secrets, lies, and cover-ups are all in a day’s work for Jiro and Mark, but when Sanaa Griffin enters their world, truths emerge, plans fall by the wayside, and enemies come out of the shadows. How does Mark veer so far off course while training Sanaa? And how does Jiro win back his family’s loyalty after losing their trust? If you loved the Nogiku Series, REVEALED will uncover the details behind all the action and reveal the future life of Sanaa and Jiro on Yūsei. Don’t miss this companion novel to the four books of The Nogiku Series!
Note: This is a companion novel and should be read after RECLAIMED, Book Four of The Nogiku Series. If you read the REVEALED short stories, Parts 1, 2, and 3 are the first 14 chapters of this book. All the rest (32 chapters total) is brand-new material. This novel is 80,000 words.
The Masked Truth
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: bought it myself
You can find The Masked Truth on Goodreads
Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.
Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal.
The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with “issues.” But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage.
The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree.
Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next—but they’re about to discover that even escape doesn’t equal freedom.
Submerged (The Clockwork Siren #2)
by Katie Hayoz
Source: bought it with amazon gift card money
You can find Submerged on Goodreads
Lure it out. Catch it. Kill it.
Melusine Doré knows exactly how to handle monsters. Love, however, is another matter. Though she is doing her best to live her happily ever after, Melusine begins to doubt Levi’s devotion and worries the curse that once made her a siren will return.
When Melusine and Levi go hunt a beast down South, Melusine’s deepest fear becomes a reality as she finds herself in exactly the place where all her troubles began: home. There, Melusine must face the dark secrets and lies of her family’s past—and the very real possibility that she is more monster than maiden.
Novella number two in the Immersed series, Submerged by Katie Hayoz takes us from the muddy trenches of steampunk Chicago to the sticky swamps of Louisiana to the slippery side of love.
Risky Tide (Dolphin Shore Shifters #2)
by C.J. Matthew
Source: for review
You can find Risky Tide on Goodreads
The Santa Barbara Channel holds a closely guarded secret…
They sent her in unprepared…
Katherine expected more than a welcome handshake and a name badge after surviving a shark attack before she arrived at SBW headquarters. But due to the recent violence she is sent along to join the Exchange Team without training to handle the midnight break-ins at an Orlando marine mammal park. Things turn bad when the memory of almost dying in the mouth of a Great White triggers a panic attack, forcing the team leader to suspend the exchange schedule.
He didn’t need an untrained team…
Peal is a SBW Team Leader with more problems than answers. A polluted lagoon, dead dolphins, and two new team members….one, a trigger-happy transfer he doesn’t trust, one, a dark-haired beauty he can’t stop thinking about. And as if that wasn’t enough, the mob doesn’t like Peal staking-out the lagoon they’ve been dumping medical waste in and sends in their hitman to stop the SBW Team.
Time is running out…
If Peal can manage to keep them alive, he still has to convince Katherine they can have more than just one passionate night together. But SBW might have something to say about that as any minute Katherine could be transferred, pulled out of Peal’s life forever.
The Lady Who Lived Again (Soul Survivor #1)
by Thomasine Rappold
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find The Lady Who Lived Again on Goodreads
Madeleine Sutter was once the belle of the ball at the popular resort town of Misty Lake, New York. But as the sole survivor of the community’s worst tragedy, she’s come under suspicion. Longing for the life she once enjoyed, she accepts a rare social invitation to the event of the season. Now she will be able to show everyone she’s the same woman they’d always admired—with just one hidden exception: she awoke from the accident with the ability to heal.
Doctor Jace Merrick has fled the failures and futility of city life to start anew in rural Misty Lake. A man of science, he rejects the superstitious chatter surrounding Maddie and finds himself drawn to her confidence and beauty. And when she seduces him into a sham engagement, he agrees to be her ticket back into society, if she supports his new practice—and reveals the details of her remarkable recovery. But when his patients begin to heal miraculously, Jace may have to abandon logic, accept the inexplicable—and surrender to a love beyond reason…