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?
Another busy week! I finished up the big website project I’ve been working on yay! I set up a new author website for Siobhan Davis, you can see the finished site here. It was a lot of work, but I am really happy with the end result :). I also had two tours running and three others starting next week, which kept me busy.
On thuesday we visited a nearby city so we could finish up christmas shopping. Even though we don’t do presents with my mom this year we bought something small for her and we bought a pressent for my boyfriend his mom, we already did the rest of the shopping online. We had lunch at a shop we always have lunch when we’re in that city, they sell the best Jacketz, big baked potatoes and you can pick your own filling. It was a fun day, but also lots of things went wrong. First we overslept, than a bottle with cola leaked in my boyfriend his bag, our train got delayed and then we had to stand in a way too ful train on the way to the city. We also had to deal with a rude employee in a cute cheese shop where we took a look, but when my boyfriend asked her a question she replied so rudely, we turned around and left. The city was already decorated for christmas and it was fun to walk around, although the christmas market they have eahc year wasn’t done yet, so we didn’t got a chance to visit that.
And I received my first recipe from the recipe exchange thuesday evening. A good blogging friend of mine Sophia got my name and sent me an awesome christmas card and two recipes: Old-fashioned Frog Eye Salad and Maftoul (pasta+eggplant+tomato stew). I haven’t heard of either recipe before and they both soudn great. I can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks so much Sophia!
Then two days later the other recipe from the recipe exchange arrived. This one from a Renee, I am not sure if I know her, but she send a lovely card and one page of paper double printed with lots of different recipes. I do have to search for some ingredients as I am not sure we can find those here, but else I’ll find a substitute. There’s a recipe for peanut butter balls that sounds really good. I haven’t made a picture of that card yet, so I’ll share the picture next week.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
This is our christmas tree, as I mentioned last weekend we set up the tree. By now there are a few mroe pressents underneath it. It’s a fake tree, but the house looks much more festive with the christmas tree set-up and it really get’s me in the mood for christmas
Here’s a picture of the christmas card and recipes I received from Sophia. I realy like the paper she wrote the recipes one, it looks so festive and the recipes are handwritten, how cool is that?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover japanese curry
- Monday: Fried Rice
- Tuesday: leftover
- Wednesday: Sajoer Beans
- Thursday: Storebrought Pizza
- Friday: Storebrought soup and french bread
- Saturday: Sauerkraut casserole
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein
– Reading Challenges 2016: goal post
– Lola’s Ramblings: Transition into a new Genre Cozy Mystery
– Lola’s Kitchen: Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe
– Review: Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
none open for sign-up at the moment
– 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
Forever hers (Spirits of Saoradh #1)
by Caroline Cairn
Source: for review
You can find Forever hers on Goodreads
Feisty twenty-four year old Holly, or Miss Greedy as her friends call her, receives a wooden cube as a gift from an enigmatic elderly lady who happens to be her mother’s new neighbour in Lossiemouth, a small Scottish fishing town.
What she doesn’t expect, is for the cube to contain Blayne, a Spirit of Saoradh only she can see and touch. Blayne is a playful, headstrong ghost with no recollection of his human past and an ability to grant Holly’s wishes whenever she calls for him — as long as said wishes don’t raise any questions from the public that is. So a shiny new car might be out of the question, but the possibility of a flat stomach, a consistently spotless house or a perfect daily hairstyle more than make up for it.
Through their incessant banter, Holly and Blayne grow closer while fighting against their mutual attraction since they have no possible future together.
But when the painful reality of Blayne’s existence is revealed, Holly will realize that it’s not always the girl who needs to be saved.
Reckless (Rescue Squad #1)
by Kimberly Kincaid
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Reckless on Goodreads
SOMEONE’S BOUND TO GET BURNED…
Zoe Westin may be a fire captain’s daughter, but feeding the people in her hometown of Fairview is her number one priority. Running a soup kitchen is also the perfect way to prove to her dad that helping people doesn’t always mean risking life and limb. But when she’s saddled with a gorgeous firefighter doing community service after yet another daredevil stunt, the kitchen has never been so hot.
Alex Donovan thrives on adrenaline, and stirring a pot of soup doesn’t exactly qualify. He’s not an expert at following the rules either, not even when they come from the stubborn, sexy daughter of the man who’s not only his boss, but his mentor. Determined to show Zoe that not every risk ends in catastrophe, Alex challenges her both in the kitchen and out. One reckless step leads to another, but will falling for each other be a risk worth taking, or will it just get them burned?
Lost in Chance
by Lize Jacobs
Source: for review
You can find Lost in Chance on Goodreads
Recently divorced teacher, Chrisna, is stuck in her small-town life in South Africa.
One day, she angrily tells her best friend that she would like to throw her wedding ring off the top of the Eiffel Tower. So her friend gifts her a five-day trip to Paris, for her thirtieth birthday, to do just that.
Unsure of whether she would actually be able to do it, she sets off, unprepared for the life-changing adventure, quirky new friend, and romance that await her, as she gets lost in chance.
The Semester of our Discontent
by Cynthia Kuhn
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Semester of our Discontent on Goodreads
English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University, until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.
More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim.