Sunday Post #155

December 6, 2015 Sunday Post 44

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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 pretty normal week, enough work to keep me busy, but also some time for hobbies. I had three tours start this week, which kept me busy. I also did some more work on the website project I am working on, it’s almost finished now. I also got a few blog posts written and got some time to play a game. Saturday evening we set up our small fake christmas tree, so it feels more like christmas now in the house. I’ll share a picture next week.

A nice author contacted me on facebook as I reviewed her book that was part of the mermaid collection I bought a few months ago and she offered me a copy of the next collection the witchign hour as a thank you gift. I thought it was so nice of her to gift me a copy of the collection and I am looking forward to reading it! I don’t read a lot of witches books, so it will be nice to step outside my comfort zone a bit and give them a try 🙂

And I mailed out the recipes for the recipe exchange! Earlier this week I heard who I had to send recipes, then I took some time finding a fun recipe for them, I ended up sending each of them two recipes as I couldn’t decide. I am so excited for the reicpe exchange and I am looking forward to hear what the recipients thought of the recipes. And curious which recipes I’ll receive.

Random Picture(s) of the Week

Schuddebuikjes
I think I am almost running out of ideas of things we eat on our rbead to share. But here’s one more and maybe in the future I will think of a few more things. These are “Schuddebuikjes”, literally translated that would be something like Shakey Bellies, yeah weird I know. They are very small round things for on your brea,d they have them in two flavours Speculaas and Chocolate&Vanille. This si the Speculaas flavour, Speculaas is something we eat regulary here, but is especially popular around the holiday Sinterklaas. These Schuddebuikjes you can buy the whole year round. The texture is a bit like cookies. So it’s an easier alternative to putting real Speculaas cookies on your bread. I like sweets on my bread, so I am quite fond of these.

Stroopwafels
And these are Stroopwafels. This is the storebought version, but we also have stalls in cities that sell them freshly made and they are even better that way, yum! Stroopwafels are thin wafel like cookies with syrup between them. They are pretty good.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Bookish Resolutions: November recap
Review: Longing for Her (Risso Family #2) by Lynn Burke
Review: Colour me Funky – Advanced Colouring by Jenna Lyn Field
Lola’s Ramblings: How do you Follow Blogs?
Lola’s Kitchen: “Kruidnootjes” Recipe
My to-be Read List #16: poll

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Blog Tour: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein – with awesome quest post about covers
– Review: Last Chance Christmas by Joanne Rock
– Lola’s Ramblings: Transition into a new Genre Historical Romance
– Lola’s Kitchen: Japanese Curry Recipe
– My to-be Read List #16: chosen book

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

Review Opportunities:
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
none open for sign-up at the moment

Tours:
Book Blitz: The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor – runs from 14 till 20 December
Book Blitz: Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis – runs from 15 till 28 December
Book Blitz: Sparked by Sheena Snow – runs from 16 till 22 December

Book Haul:

This Shattered WorldThis Shattered World (Starbound #2)
by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find This Shattered World on Goodreads

Blurb:
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

The Witching Hour CollectionThe Witching Hour Collection
by Melanie Karsak, Eli Constant, Elizabeth Watasin, Carrie L. Wells, Evan Winters, Blaire Edens, Erin Hayes, Carly Manning, Minerva Lee, Poppy Lawless and Claire C. Riley

Format: e-copy
Source: gift from Melanie Karsak
You can find The Witching Hour Collection on Goodreads

Blurb:
Good witch. Bad witch. White magic. Black magic. Kitchen magic. Pick your potion. Ready for Halloween? The authors of the Blazing Indie Collective, who brought you the Falling in Deep Collection, are brewing up something new. Check out all the novellas in The Witching Hour Collection coming October 2015:

Melanie Karsak: Witch Wood
Claire C. Riley: Raven’s Cove
Eli Constant: Sleeping in the Forest of Shadows
Elizabeth Watasin: Charm School: The Wrecking Faerie
Erin Hayes: I’d Rather be a Witch
Carrie Wells: Playing with Magic
Evan Winters: The Witch of Bracken’s Hollow
Minerva Lee: Spun Gold
Blaire Edens: The Witch of Roan Mountain
Poppy Lawless: The Cupcake Witch

44 Responses to “Sunday Post #155”

  1. Mary Kirkland

    I love when authors contact us and offer the next book in a series or a book n the next series. I’m loving the pictures of what you put on bread. It’s interesting to see what others eat.
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    • Lola

      It was so nice of her to gift this book to me. I really am enjoying the mermaid collection so far and hope the witching one is just as good.
      I am glad you’re enjoying the pictures of the things we put on our bread.
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  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    Do you have anything called Peppermint Greetings there? I had an exchange student in my elementary school that I became good friends with and she might have been in your area. She had sent me a care package once with all types of goodies (some I can’t remember) but I remember the Peppermint Greetings.

    I love that you share what you eat on your bread, it looks so strange to me but some of it looks very yummy!

    The Witch book look interesting, I hope you enjoy it!

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Lola

      Maybe it’s called differently here, but the term Peppermint Greetings doesn’t sound familiar. That’s pretty cool you had a dutch exchange student. If I ever get rich I would love to do a giveaway on my blog with weird dutch sweets and candies.

      I am surprised you in the US don’t have most of these, but it’s fun to hear about people who has never seen this before.

      I was really gartefull to the author for sending me the witch collection, there are some stories that sound really good.

    • Lola

      It was so nice of her to gift me that book. I agree it’s nice to know my reviews are appreciated. The stories sound pretty good, so I am looking forward to read them. It’s a good thing to step outside of my comfort zone once in awhile.
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    • Lola

      I am glad you like my recipes and they gave you some ideas :). I was so happy when the author gifted me a copy of the Witching Hour, it looks good! I am enjoying the Starbound series so far, although I am a year behind as I am buying them in paperback.
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    • Lola

      Yes we also have a big selection of meat we put on our bread, and cheese and egg and such, but I figured that you all have that in the US as well. So that’s less interesting to share. And as I am a vegetarian I don’t eat much meat on bread myself. I do buy ham and bacon for my boyfriend sometimes for on his bread, but he often eats sweets or hummus on his bread too.
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  3. Greg

    It’s funny how just having a tree up makes everything more festive. Love this time of year. And I’m enjoying your food posts too, it’s neat to see what you guys eat over there. Stroopwafels look good, cookies with syrup? I think I’d like those. 🙂
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    • Lola

      It’s amazing what just having a tree in the house can do, the whole house feels more festive now. Stroopwafels are really good, especially when you can buy them warm and fresh. They also sell crumbles from the cookies at some stores, which is good too!
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    • Lola

      I am glad to hear you enjoyed seeing the weird things we eat here.

      I’ve read one book from the Witching so far and enjoyed that one, the other sounds good, so I am looking forward to read the others too.
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  4. Nise'

    I haven’t participated in a recipe exchange in a long time. Instead of an ornament exchange my group should do a holiday recipe exchange! I think I will suggest it!
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    • Lola

      I thought the recipe exchange was a great idea and it was fun to look for recipes to send out and I am curious which recipes I will receive :).

  5. Sophia Rose

    Glad your week was productive, but you still had some time for fun.

    How cool! That you got offered a box set for review. I don’t read many witch stories, either so that would be fun.

    The waffle cookies remind me of a similar one we eat for Christmas. Yum!
    I was excited about the cookie exchange, too.

    Enjoy your new books.
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  6. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m happy you had such a great week, Lola. It sounds like you had the perfect balance between work and downtime and that’s nice. I’m excited about the recipe exchange as well! I need to get mine in the mail today! And congrats on getting a surprise book gift. That’s awesome and really nice of the author. 🙂 I hope this upcoming week will be a lovely one for you!! <3
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  7. Kathy

    It’s good you were able to do blog work and your hobbies. It is nice to have time for everything you love to do. Your food selections are really interesting and Stroopwafels sound really good (and I know my daughters would love this). I still haven’t read the Starbound series but I love the covers. I hope you have a great week!
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    • Lola

      The cover for the Starbound series are so beautifull. I really enjoyed the first book, so I am looking forward to this one.
      It a good week when I have time for everything I want to do.

    • Lola

      Oh that’s awesome you can buy them in Scotland too! I only buy them occasionaly as well or sometimes when I am out and find a stall that makes them.

  8. Red Iza

    I think “speculaas” is what we call in French “speculoos”, they’re quite popular cakes here, everybody loves them !

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