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?
Phew this was a busy week, with lots of work, blogging and a visit to the dentist. It’s nice having a busier week again with Lola’s Blog Tours with a new blog tour and a review opportunity and finishing up some marketing assistant work. Although it did mean I didn’t got as many posts written this week to count for Blog Ahead as I would’ve liked, still I did pretty well and ended the month with 39 posts scheduled and 25 posts written for november and later this month.
Michelle from Because Reading designed the banner for my new feature, Lola’s Advice, that’s starting in 2016 and I can’t wait to show it to you. It’s perfect for the feature. I wasn’t sure what to add to the banner beside the text and the pony, so I let Michelle came up with it and the pony has now a pencil in her hand, like I am writing advice down. It’s pretty awesome.
We bought Shaun the Sheep the Movie last week and watched it on saturday evening, it was such a great movie and I’ll review it next week. I loved it, it was such a funny movie and it was made very well. I think it isn’t released on dvd in america yet though. We finished watching Star Trek Voyager which I also will review on the blgo soon. We now started watching Star Trek Deep Space 9, I thought the first episode was totally out there and a bad start of the season, but the rest of the episodes have been enjoyable so far. Although I really don’t like Kira, the other characters seem okay so far. I am especially curious how the doctor character will develop over the series as I have the feeling he’s the type of character that will show a lot of change in the series.
And I bought a new program this week, it’s called JPEGmini. I saw it on Nosegraze her blog and it sounded handy. Basically it makes your image files smaller while keeping the quality the same. The bigger the file, the bigger the difference in size. I am slowly converting most of the pictures on my computer, it really makes a difference. Even though I am not running out of space yet, it’s still nice to have the extra space available. It also help when uploading images for the web. Or when sending out pictures as e-mail attachments. On their site you can upload an image and see for yourself how it works. You can also resize images and they retain their quality. All in all it’s well worth the 20$ I paid for it.
I started this challenge with 33 posts scheduled. I hope to end with at least 40. I actually reached my goal and ended this month with 40 posts scheduled, yay! Got the last posts done on 31 October, but hey it was before midnight so it still counts.
Total amount of posts written for this challenge: 26
Posts I wrote this week for this challenge:
– Sunday Post #150 – November 1, 2015
– Review: Shaun the Sheep the Movie – November 3, 2015
– Review: Star Trek Voyager – November 9, 2015
– Blogger Shame Review Challenge: goal post – December 16, 2015
– Blogger Shame Review Challenge: First Quarterly Recap – March 31, 2016
– Review: Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong – November 16, 2015
– My To-Be Read List #15: poll – November 7, 2015
– Review: Submerged (The Clockwork Siren #2) by Katie Hayoz – November 10, 2015
– Bookish Resolution Challenge: November Recap – November 30, 2015
– Lola’s Advice: How to build your Online Pressence – March 7, 2016
Random Picture(s) of the Week
My boyfriend bought us the dvd of Shaun the Sheep the Movie. We already watched it and it was a lot of fun.
I mentioned last week that I went shoping with my mom, I foudn this star wars t-shirt at the Primark. I didn’t have a star wars shirt yet, so I had to have this one. And the material is very soft and comfy.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Korma
- Monday: Indian Cauliflower Mash
- Tuesday: leftover Indian Cauliflower Mash
- Wednesday: Fried Rice
- Thursday: leftover Fried Rice
- Friday: leftover Fried Rice
- Saturday: Spring Rolls
This week I blogged about:
– 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?
– Bookish Resolutions Challenge: October Recap
– Lola’s Kitchen: Sugar Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
– Review: Blood Tide by CJ Matthews
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Winter Wedding Bells
– Review: Shaun the Sheep the Movie
– Lola’s Ramblings: Love Triangles
– Lola’s Kitchen: Hazelnut Paste Cookies recipe
– My to-be Read List #15: poll
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– 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
– A Bramble House Christmas by CJ Carmichael – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Deliverance by Kristy Centeno – 16 November
– 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
– Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein – 30 November till 13 December – New!
– Blog Tour: Pretty Little Creatures by Vince Milam – runs from 1 till 14 December
– Book Blitz: Sparked by Sheena Snow – runs from 16 till 22 December
My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge #2)
by Jill Shalvis
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find My Kind of Wonderful on Goodreads
Unexpected and Undeniable . . .
Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she’s determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn’t realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn’t want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn’t the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she’s not planning to stick around.
As head of ski patrol at his family’s resort, Hud thinks he’s seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he’s been missing far too long. Now he’ll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.
Walk Through Fire (Chaos #4)
by Kristen Ashley
Source: won in giveaway
You can find Walk Through Fire on Goodreads
Millie Cross knows what it’s like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn’t be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie’s chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can’t ignore. And this time, she won’t let him ride off . . .
Bad boy Logan “High” Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she’s just a ghost of her former self. High’s intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn’t want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie’s betrayal, he’ll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .
Collision (Alliance #3)
by Emma L. Adams
Source: for review
You can find Collision on Goodreads
When Earth suddenly gains inexplicably high levels of magic, all fingers point at the Alliance.
On a distant world, where magic-fuelled forces of nature rule over humans, a disaster is sweeping the land, threatening to knock the Balance across the Multiverse out of sync. When Kay and Ada are sent there with the other Ambassadors, they’re thrown into the centre of chaos. Nature is alive, and angry.
Ada embraces the magic she still half-fears, but learning to control it proves harder than she can imagine. Kay, meanwhile, becomes more reckless than ever when testing the boundaries of his own abilities. When faced with living magic, no one is safe from its influence. Ada and Kay must choose what they’re willing to risk for the sake of saving a world that might already be doomed. Can mortals overcome the gods?
Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will last forever, despite Jimmy being sent to Gallipoli only weeks after their marriage. Amid the desperate battles of the Dardanelles, Jimmy dreams of the future they planned together and writes Ruby letters full of love and longing.
Back in Sydney, Ruby must face challenges she never could have imagined as a young country bride. Finding a place in the city and taking a job as a bookkeeper in a timber merchant’s yard, she discovers that working in a man’s world is fraught with complications, especially when her employer suffers a devastating loss and she is expected to take the reins.
When Jimmy returns wounded in both body and spirit, he and Ruby come close to losing everything in the aftermath of war. They must find a new way to live and to love if their marriage is to survive.
Nexis (Tricksters #1)
by A.L. Davroe
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Nexis on Goodreads
In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.
Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.
But Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is.
And it’s been waiting for Ella.
Surviving Ice (Burying Water #4)
by K.A. Tucker
Source: bought it
You can find Surviving Ice on Goodreads
Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all that changes when she witnesses a terrible crime. She’s ready to pack up her things yet again, when a random encounter with a stranger keeps her in the city, giving her reason to stay after all.
That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter wasn’t random. Not at all…
Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2)
by Jennifer Estep
Source: bought it
You can find Dark Heart of Magic on Goodreads
Something Wicked This Way Comes…
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.
Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents,” it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.
As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else…