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 busy week, I got a lot of work done. On Thuesday evening I felt so tired from all the work I decided to take it a bit slower the next few days. I finally got a bit of couring done this week. And I baked “Kruidnootjes” twice this week, I really love the recipe I found for them. I already scheduled a recipe post for it as well. I also had a cover reveal and a tour take place this week, which was fun.
Beside that I took two pictures of weird things we eat on our bread here in the Netherlands and a book I won in a giveaway arrived. I also found a kelley armstrong novella on netgalley, that I couldn’t resist grabbing. On saturday we watched Home Alone 2, which was fun. We’re planning to rewatch all the Home Alone movies this year.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Continuing the theme of featuring weird things we dutchies eat on our bread. I had a hard time thinking of more pictures I could take until I remember “Muisjes”, we don’t eat it that often, but I still own a package of it. “Muisjes” are either blue and white or pink and white, they are eaten on bread or “Beschuit”. Often when a baby is born parents serve “Beschuit met Muisjes” and the colour of the “Muisjes” shows the gender of the baby. “Beschuit” are hard, airy, almost cracker like round pieces of hard baked bread. I don’t think there is a good english translation, in english you do have biscuits, but that isn’t the same. You can check the dutch wikipedia page for picture of beschuit, I’ll share a picture next week in my sunday post as well.”Muisjes” is literally translated Mice, and when I think about it that’s quite a name for something you eat on your bread. The are sweet, with a slightly anice flavour and quite hard. Wikipedia also describes it as hard candy coated anice seed.
These are “Gestampte Muisjes” or literally translated Mashed/ sqaushed Mice. They taste similiar to “Muisjes”, but they aren’t hard. I think these are literally sqaushed mice. It’s white and powdery and tastes like anice. This is often eaten on bread or soemthgin similiar, but not when baby is born, then you use Muisjes.
And I was so excited to find this book in my mailbox on friday! I won it in a giveaway and the author was nice enough to also sign the book. It’s so pretty! Can’t wait to read this one!
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Monday: Wraps with curry sauce and rice
- Tuesday: leftover Wraps with curry sauce and rice
- Extra: Kruidnootjes
- Wednesday: storebrought Pizza
- Thursday: Potatoes and Peas Curry
- Extra: Kruidnootjes
- Friday: Storebrought salad
- Saturday: vega pie with sweet potatoes
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Deceptions (Cainsville #3) by Kelley Armstrong
– Review: Revealed (Nogiku #5) by SJ Pajonas
– Lola’s Ramblings: How do you Decide in Which Format you Buy a Book?
– Lola’s Kitchen: My favourite Veggies and Fruits
– Review: My Kind of Wonderfull by Jill Shalvis
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Risky Tide (Santa Barbara Dolphins #2) by CJ Mathhew
– Review: Death Crashes the Party (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #1) by Vickie Fee
– Lola’s Ramblings: Where Do You Read?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry recipe
– Review: Becoming Rain (Burying Water #2) by KA Tucker
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– 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
– Maisy and the Mystery Manor by Elizabeth Woodrum – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
none open for sign-up at the moment
– 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
– Blog Tour: Pretty Little Creatures by Vince Milam – runs from 1 till 14 December
– Book Blitz: The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor – runs from 14 till 20 December
– Book Blitz: Sparked by Sheena Snow – runs from 16 till 22 December
– Book Blitz: Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis – runs from 15 till 28 December
Driven (Otherworld Stories #13.6)
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Driven on Goodreads
Subterranean Press is pleased to present a long Otherworld novella by Kelley Armstrong, featuring a number of full-color illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie. The Trade Hardcover of Driven will feature a full-color dust jacket as well as four full-color interior illustrations. The Signed Limited Edition will have a completely different dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and two additional full-color illustrations not in the Trade. If you own a copy of the limited edition of Forsaken, please mention your number to match when checking out.
Cains are known for being big, brutish and not-too-bright. The mutt clan embodies all the supernatural world’s worst stereotypes about werewolves. But not even the Cains deserve to be hunted down and skinned like animals.
When young Davis Cain comes to the Pack for help, Alpha Elena Michaels can’t refuse him. It isn’t about morality or justice. It’s about not letting anyone think they can do this to werewolves and get away with it.
But Elena is also dealing with the Pack’s homegrown monster—Malcolm Danvers, onetime enforcer, full-time psycho. Malcolm is now under Elena’s control, as part of the most difficult decision she’s had to make as leader. But if she has to let Malcolm in, she’s going to make full use of him…and the best person to catch monsters is one who knows exactly how they think.
Longing for Her (Risso Family #2)
by Lynn Burke
Source: for review
You can find Longing for Her on Goodreads
Straight-laced Cole Risso has longed for his sister’s bohemian best friend Gwen since he first laid eyes on her as a kid. Now, as future patriarch of the Risso Family, he’s expected to marry well. A free spirit and unconventional daughter of a pot-toking hippie hardly qualifies.
When one night of giving into temptation ruins them both for any other, Cole and Gwen are faced with a decision—love the other enough to let them go, or defy family expectations and fight for their hearts’ desires. No matter the decision, their choices have the power to destroy all they hold dear.
Complete With Her (Risso Family #3)
by Lynn Burke
Source: for review
You can find Complete With Her on Goodreads
Bastian Risso breaks away from his loud, intrusive family and moves to Charleston, West Virginia. His new neighbor is a seemingly lonely soul, a kindred introvert who might be his perfect match. Her beauty calls to him like a siren, and determined not to be a chicken-shit, he steps out of his comfort zone to make her acquaintance.
Eve Thompson is protective of her privacy. She relishes her solitude as it keeps people from staring at her deformed upper lip or making fun of her speech impediment. Her persistent neighbor, however, proves a temptation too great to resist. His sincere smiles and compliments threaten to crumble the brick wall she hides behind. And his affections evoke feelings she can’t control.
Bastian plans to show Eve the beauty of who she is inside and out. But will his efforts break down her barriers or shatter both their fragile hearts?
Tempered by Her (Risso Family #4)
by Lynn Burke
Source: for review
You can find Tempered by Her on Goodreads
Zane Risso, a Dominant unyielding in his desires, is haunted by the one woman he wants and can’t have, vanilla goodie-two-shoes Raquel Hawkins. He knows the only way to flush her from his system is to seduce her and move on, because surrendering the kink club addiction he enjoys is not a demand he’ll accept. From any woman.
Raquel Hawkins has never known temptation like the blue-eyed Italian god who seems fond of whispering naughty things in her ear during office hours. He’s bad news—sin personified—and although she continues to deny him, her body’s responses to his sensual words just might buy her a one-way ticket to hell.
From their first kiss, Zane’s determination to overcome her Pollyanna principles threatens his lifestyle. For Raquel, giving in to temptation would doubtless leave her heart a shredded mess—and unlock sordid secrets best left in the dark.
Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
by Paula Berinstein
Format: signed paperback
Source: won in a giveaway
You can find Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy on Goodreads
A reluctant detective, a criminal mastermind, and . . . sugar?
Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.
When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these seeming clues mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.
Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.