Sunday Post #162

January 24, 2016 Sunday Post 58

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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 week was a bit calmer than the previous weeks. This week I finished up the marketing assistant work for both of my authors for this month. It’s always ncie to finish that early enough before the end of the month and focus a bit more on blogging those last few days. I wrote a few new blog posts in the previous days. Sadly I didn’t got any new tours this week, but I did get a few sign-ups for review copies on open review opportunities.

I again did get way too many new books this week, it’s like all the good books are beign released soon and I cna’t stay away from netgalley and all the books there. I actually got quite some reading and gaming done this week and made some time to relax. I also tried out two new recipes, one couscous dinner recipe and a Kaiserschmarrn recipe. I am still in a testing out new recipes mood and have lined up two new recipes to try out next week.

And I finally threw away the rat food this week. I’ve been putting it off as it makes me sad, it’s been about half a year now since our last pet rat died and I still miss our rats a lot. And sometimes it’s better not to think about, but I thought it had been long enough and I should throw it out now. We weren’t able to find someone who wanted the food back when they just died and now most of it wasn’t good anymore. I felt sad throwing so many food away, but I don’t want to give it to someone else now. There were a few things that were still good that I kept and we put up a note in our local supermarket that someone could come and get it for free so we’ll see what happens with that.

Random Picture(s) of the Week

Measuring spoons
I mentioned last month that I won a gift card form amazon and bought measuring spoons. Well this week they arrived! Aren’t they cute! I love how they all have different colours.

Kaiserschmarrn
I’ve been craving pancakes lately and trying out new recipes, so this week I made kaiserschmarrn. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite evening snacks, it’s easy and quick to make and it tastes so good. Yum! I already made pictures for a recipe post early March.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

  • Sunday: leftover Korma
  • Extra: kaiserschmarrn
  • Monday: Salad with Couscous, green veggies, pistache and peaches
  • Extra: kaiserschmarrn
  • Tuesday: leftover salad with Couscous, green veggies, pistache and peaches
  • Wednesday: Tomato Pasta Sauce with spaghetti
  • Thursday: Tomato Pasta Sauce with pizza wraps
  • Friday: Storebought salad
  • Saturday: Wraps with curry sauce and rice

This week I blogged about:

Review: Lost in Chance by Lize Jacobs
Review: January (Calendar Girl #1) by Audrey Carlan
Lola’s Ramblings: What do you remember from when you Read a Book?
Lola’s Kitchen: “Speculaas” Muffins Recipe
Review: Happily Ever Now by Jen Meyers

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis by Paula Berinstein
– Review: The Halfling by H.D. Gordon
– Lola’s Ramblings: Buy links in reviews, yay or nay?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Mini Applecake Recipe
– Review: The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn

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

Review Opportunities:
Maisy and the Mystery Manor by Elizabeth Woodrum
Indestructible by Emma L Adams
Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis
Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
Buried and Forgotten by CJ Carmichael
Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Avalee and the Dragon by Patricia Hamill – February 1
When Lucifer met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain – February 15
A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land – February 16
Crash Landing by Nikki Godwin – February 17

Tours:
None open for sign-up at the moment

Book Haul:

Happily Ever NowHappily Ever Now (Happily Ever After #0.5)
by Jen Meyers

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Happily Ever Now on Goodreads

Blurb:
Wedding planner Everly Vaughn has three rules for a Happily Ever After:
1. Find a nice guy.
2. Make sure he passes the BFF test.
3. Never—no matter how much you like him—engage the Player (aka Austin, your best friend’s brother).

What happens if you don’t follow these rules? A Happily Ever Now. (Those don’t last.)

Too bad Ever doesn’t follow her own rules.

Shearwater Part OneShearwater Part One (an Ocean Depths Mermaid Romance)
by Derek Murphy

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Shearwater Part One on Goodreads

Blurb:
“I watched the colored lights and sparkles coming off of Sebastian in the dark water, as the ocean began the process of rebuilding his tail. I longed to join him in the water, to wrap my arms around him and let him carry me under the sea; but I wasn’t ready. For him, the ocean was a home; for me it was death. Without being able to transform, the ocean depths would suffocate me, the pressure collapse my bones and flesh.”

After her parent’s accident, Clara is shipped off to live with a grandfather she never knew, in a town she can’t pronounce. In Ireland, she soon discovers that her mother’s secret past is filled with tragedy. Trying to track down the truth, she begins going through changes of her own, until she’s not sure just who – or what – she is anymore.

Then she meets the mysterious Sebastian, who won’t leave her alone, and Ethan, who apparently can’t stand to be near her. Both of them seem to have supernatural powers, and she’s not quite sure whether they want to kill her or kiss her. Just when things are getting interesting, someone attacks her, and she gets a revelation that destroys everything she thought she knew about the world, humanity, and herself.

To Helvetica and BackTo Helvetica and Back (A Dangerous Type Mystery #1)
by Paige Shelton

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find To Helvetica and Back on Goodreads

Blurb:
Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of those shops is the Rescued Word, where Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare lovingly repair old typewriters and restore old books. Who ever thought their quaint store would hold the key to some modern-day trouble?

When a stranger to town demands they turn over an antique Underwood typewriter they’re repairing for a customer, Clare fears she may need to be rescued. A call to the police scares the man off, but later Clare finds his dead body in the back alley. What about a dusty old typewriter could possibly be worth killing for?

His Kind of CowgirlHis Kind of Cowgirl
by Karen Rock

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find His Kind of Cowgirl on Goodreads

Blurb:
Would he still love her…if he knew?

Tanner Hayes smashed Claire’s life to pieces when he chose the rodeo over her ten years ago. And now he’d wrecked her truck! Fantastic. She’d lost her husband, the family ranch was mired in debt, her father was recuperating from a stroke and her son was being bullied. Why not throw a reckless bull rider into the mix?

All she’d wanted was a safe, stable life. But with Tanner back in town—and staying on her ranch—nothing was safe, or under control. Not the feelings she’d fought so hard to forget. Not the son she was determined to protect. And certainly not her long-held secret…

Titanborn
by Rhett C. Bruno

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Titanborn on Goodreads

Blurb:
In this gritty and innovative science fiction thriller, turmoil on one of Saturn’s moons rattles Earth’s most powerful citizens—and draws one planet-hopping rogue into a fight he never saw coming.

Malcolm Graves lives by two rules: finish the job, and get paid. After thirty years as a Collector, chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, Malcolm does what he’s told, takes what he’s earned, and leaves the questions to someone else—especially when it comes to the affairs of offworlders.

But his latest mission doesn’t afford him that luxury. After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm’s paychecks are clamoring for answers. Before he can object, the corporation teams him up with a strange new partner who’s more interested in statistics than instinct and ships them both off to Titan, the disputed moon where humans have been living for centuries. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn dissidents who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth.

Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he’s learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes that the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated . . . and much more personal.

Wildest DreamsWildest Dreams
by Rosanne Bittner

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Wildest Dreams on Goodreads

Blurb:
Lettie MacBride knew that joining a wagon train heading West was her chance to begin anew, far from the devastating memories of the night that had changed her forever. She didn’t believe she could escape the pain of innocence lost or feel desire for any man…until she meets Luke Fontaine.

Haunted by his own secrets, Luke could never blame Lettie for what had happened in the past. One glance at the pretty red-haired lass was enough to fill the handsome, hard-driving pioneer with a savage hunger.

Against relentless snows, murderous desperadoes, and raiding Sioux, Luke and Lettie will face a heartrending choice: abandon a lawless land before it destroys them, or fight for their…Wildest Dreams.

I blame Sophia and Renee for this one. They kept telling me how good this author her books are, so when I saw this on netgalley I couldn’t resist.

The City of the LostThe City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Novels #1)
by Kelley Armstrong

Format: paperback
Source: bought it myself
You can find The City of the Lost on Goodreads

Blurb:
Welcome to Rockton: a secret town cut off from the rest of the world. If you need a place to hide, this is the perfect place to start again. There’s just one catch. You can’t leave. Even if there’s a killer on the loose.

Detective Casey Duncan has a dark past, and it’s about to catch up with her. When her best friend Diana is attacked by an abusive ex, the two women realise they have to disappear, fast. Diana’s heard of a hidden town that’s so remote it’s almost impossible to reach. A town that desperately needs a new detective.

Casey has barely arrived in Rockton when a body is discovered. A man’s been murdered and there’s no time to waste. Casey’s job won’t be easy: everyone in town has a secret. Meanwhile her boss, Sheriff Eric Dalton, is a brooding, troubled man who’s hard to read and even harder to please.

With no chance of help from the outside world, Casey must rely on her wits and experience to solve the case. But she’s running out of time. Rockton’s killer is on the hunt, and this deep in the wilderness, no one is safe.

Gripping, fast-paced and atmospheric, City of the Lost is the brilliant new thriller from international bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Gah can’t wait to read this one! It sounds so good and Kelley Armstrogn is one of my favourite authors.

CoglingCogling
by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Cogling on Goodreads

Blurb:
When fifteen-year-old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother’s neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes. Horrified, Edna flees for help, but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before he realizes what it is: a device to power Coglings—clockwork changelings left in place of stolen children who have been forced to work in factories.

Desperate to rescue her brother, Edna sets off across the kingdom to the hags’ swamp, with Ike in tow. There, they learn Coglings are also replacing nobility so the hags can stage a rebellion and rule over humanity. Edna and Ike must stop the revolt, but the populace believes hags are helpful godmothers and healers. No one wants to believe a lowly servant and a thief, especially when Ike has secrets that label them both as traitors.

Together, Edna and Ike must make the kingdom trust them or stop the hags themselves, even if Ike is forced to embrace his dark heritage and Edna must surrender her family.

How original does this one sound with the whole clockwork changelong concept? Just couldn’t resist requesting this one!

Murder on a Silver PlatterMurder on a Silver Platter
by Shawn Reilly Simmons

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Murder on a Silver Platter on Goodreads

Blurb:
Penelope Sutherland and her Red Carpet Catering company just got their big break as the on-set caterer for an upcoming blockbuster. But when she discovers a dead body outside her house, Penelope finds herself in hot water. Things start to boil over when serious accidents threaten the lives of the cast and crew. And when the film’s star, who happens to be Penelope’s best friend, is poisoned, the entire production is nearly shut down.

Threats and accusations send Penelope out of the frying pan and into the fire as she struggles to keep her company afloat. Before Penelope can dish up dessert, she must find the killer or she’ll be the one served up on a silver platter.

Someone should keep me away from netgalley. This one sounded good too and it’s a cozy mystery about a caterign company in the movie business, haven’t read about that so far!

Jaxson Jaxson (River Pack Wolves #1)
by Alisa Woods

Format: e-copy
Source: bought it with amazon gift card money
You can find Jaxson on Goodreads

Blurb:
Three brothers. Three Secrets. One hope to save the shifters of Seattle.
Former SEAL Jaxson River would give his life for his brothers and his pack, but if he doesn’t claim a mate soon, he’ll be forced to step down as their alpha. There’s only one problem: Jaxson’s dark secret would kill any mate he claimed. With someone kidnapping shifters off the street—and only Jaxson and his brothers, Jace and Jared, to stop them—now is not the time for his secret to come out.

Curvy Olivia Lilyfield is a half-witch orphan with a dark secret of her own. She wants to atone for it by doing good in the world, so when she finds a wolf being tortured in an alley, she doesn’t hesitate to help… even though wolves and witches mix like matches and TNT.

Olivia’s dangerous magic means she can’t let anyone get too close—but Jaxson can’t keep his hands off her, and his kisses are more than she can resist. As they race to save the disappearing shifters of Seattle, the true danger lies in loving each other. They’re playing with magical fire… and their secrets could end up destroying them both.

Jaxson is a complete novel with HEA, the first in the River Pack Wolves trilogy (Jace and Jared coming soon).

Contains scorching shifter sex, alpha military heroes, and sexy witches. Only readers over 18 should dive into the deliciously hot world of the River brothers.

Nobody But YouNobody But You (Cedar Ridge #3)
by Jill Shalvis

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Nobody But You on Goodreads

Blurb:
Sometimes you can go home again…

After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.

58 Responses to “Sunday Post #162”

  1. Trish @ Between My Lines

    Ohh that kaiserschmarrn looks tasty, looking forward to seeing that recipe. And I know how you felt about throwing away that food, I recently had to declutter some things from our house that made me feel really sad too as they held very sad memories but I do feel better now that they are gone.
    You have a lovely mix of books, enjoy! I’m finding NetGalley hard to resist at the moment too, everything looks so good, maybe it’s the same every January but I don’t remember ever being so tempted to grab them all!
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    • Lola

      I think I made that Kaiserschmarrn three or four times this week, it’s so good and eays to make!

      Yes I do feel better finally clearing it out, there are still a lot of times those sad memories surface and every time I thought of that food I just couldn’t do it. So I am glad to finally have cleared it out.

      It seems there are so many good books on netgalley. I actually even got declined for two books in the past few weeks, guess that’s sorta a good thing as else I would have even more books. I can’t remember ever having a january like this too, but then I only started getting more active on netgalley this year once I started reading on my ipad.

  2. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    Oh my goodness, Lola, you really did get a lot of books this week! I got Nobody But You yesterday, but after my book haul post so it’ll be featured next week. I can’t wait to read it. Your other new books look great as well, and I hope you’ll enjoy them all.
    I bet it was sad to get rid of the rat food 🙁 it’s like you said goodbye to them all over again.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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    • Lola

      Yeah listing those books like that really made me realize how many I got, but they’re all books I really want to read, so I don’t feel too bad. I was so happy I got accepted for Nobody But You, I only got accepoted yesterday as wel, in my case just in time to include it. I hope it’s as good as the first two books!
      I am glad to finally have taken care of the rat food, but things like that just make me remember they’re gone again. It’s so sad :(.
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  3. Wattle

    It’s always sad getting rid of items after a pet has passed away 🙁 we had a lot of senior cat food left when my old cat died (not suitable for the kittens we adopted), but we managed to find someone to take it. We still use some of his things for our new cats, which I’m pleased for in a way – because they remind me of him, but I still wish he was around – not that I don’t like our new cats, but they’re not the same as having a slow moving geriatric cat lol

    To Helvetica and Back looks like a fun read 🙂 and your new measuring spoons are so cute! You won’t get them mixed up with those bright colours!
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    • Lola

      We contacted a rattery here in the same city when they died, but it wasn’t the right brand for her, so she didn’t want it. We had so much food left and a lot of it had expiry dates end 2015. I just wanted to find someone else for it, but it’s hard to focus on that while the grief is still so fresh.
      Most of the other rat stuff we kept, in case we ever take rats again. I can imagine that using stuff form the old cat can be nice as it reminds you of him, but also sad.

      I just couldn’t resist getting those measuring spoons, they are so pricey here and these on amazon were pretty cheap and they looked so cute. I like how every spoon has a different colour. I am really curious about Helvetica and Back, it sounds like a good cozy mystery and had a lot of great reviews so far.

    • Lola

      If I wasn’t terrified of airplanes, I wouldn’t mind coming to visit the USA and cooking for you all :). I cna’t wait to read the City of the Lost and the Jill Shalvis book!

      I was so happy with the measuring spoons! They are so cute, I haven’t dared use them yet.
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  4. Greg

    Glad you had a good week! And the kiasershmarrn looks good…

    Looks like some interesting topics for Lola’s Ramblings. I’ll have to remember to stop by and check em out. It always seems like in the middle of the week I fall out of the blogosphere and fail to visit much.

    City of the Lost looks really good, I like the idea of the hidden town. And Shearwater too.
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    • Lola

      You can always visit posts at the end of the week. I often notice posst I missed on sunday and try to visit afterwards.

      I love Kelley Armstrong her books and City of the Lost sounds so good and intriguing. I am always looking for a good mermaid book, so I just had to grab a copy for review when I saw the author was offering review copies on his site.

    • Lola

      They sure are as colourfull as your blog design! I wish I could ship my food to everyone, but I am afraid sharing the recipes is the best I can do.

  5. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I don’t actually know what kaiserschmarrn is, but it looks good!

    Sorry about the rat food :-/ It is hard getting rid of the stuff when you lose a pet, so I understand.

    I decided to request Cogling on Friday, but I figure I probably won’t hear back until Monday. It seems pretty popular though which means smaller blogs (like mine) probably aren’t getting it.

    And cute measuring spoons 🙂
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    • Lola

      Kaiserschmarrn is an austria way of making pancakes, it’s a thick pancake you bake and the cut into pieces. It’s really good.

      Even though we lost our last rat about half a year ago it’s still hard and I still miss them so much when I think of them. They were such a joy to have around.

      I hope you’ll get accepted for Cogling! I got accepted pretty fast, so I hope you hear something soon. And even as a small blog you can get accepted, you do get a lot of comments and interaction on your blog, I am sure that counts for something too.

        • Lola

          That’s because you have an awesome blog 🙂

          I hate the waiting too, I just want to know if I got accepted or declined, but sometimes it can take weeks or even months in rare cases. I am still waiting to hear back about a book I requested two weeks ago.

          Let’s hope you hear back from Cogling soon. Maybe they only check request on certain days?

          Having request pending never stops me from requesting more books, but when you suddenly get accepted for books you forgot were still pending it can make a dent in your percentage, so I understand why you rather wait till you hear back from that one first.
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            • Lola

              Quite a lot of publishers approve or decline fast, usually within a week or two at max, but I also have had books where I had to wait much longer.
              I am also impatient and just wnat to know if I get the book or not. I think I got approved for 106 or so books in total now, so a new book or two only is a 1% drop, on the other hand that can also be a difficult thign when you are trying to up that percentage as I need to read about 5-10 books to get 7% more.
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  6. Joann Downie

    I love your measuring spoons, very cute! I won a copy of To Helvetica and Back this week-and can’t wait to read it!! I enjoy Jill Shalvis books too. Murder on a Silver Platter looks like a good mystery, great books!!

    • Lola

      To Helvetica and Back sounds like a good book! I only have read this series by Jill Shalvis, but plan to check out some of her other series eventually as well. I liked the sound of Murder on a Silver platter.
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  7. loverofromance

    oh those measuring spoons are just awesome!! I love them. I can imagine how difficult it must be to throw your late pets food away. And love your loot of books you have here. I just want to do a dance for Wildest Dreams. I am so glad you requested it from NG. I am sure you will love it. She is such a fantastic author. Let me know what you think of it.

    • Lola

      It’s hard to find good/ cute measuring spoons here, so I was glad I could order these with my amazon gift card money.

      It was hard to throw away the rat food, but I am glad I did it, it just made me sad every time I saw that food lying there.

      After seeing it on netgalley I decided I would give it a try as you and Sophia kept telling me how good her books are. I hope that once I am a few weeks ahead with review I can take my time and read Wildest Dreams.

  8. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Oh, Netgalley is so difficult to keep away from! I understand! haha Glad you got some blogging and other things done recently – and were able to try out some new recipes. My family is trying to eat more at home and try new things, so we’ll see what we come up with! 🙂 Love your new measuring spoons. too cute!

    -Lauren
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    • Lola

      Good luck with trying new things! It can be fun to try out new recipes once in awhile. Netgalley is hard to resist and they have so many good looking books recently. I am really happy with the new measurign spoons, they look so cute!

  9. Kathy

    I can only imagine how hard that was to get rid of the rat food. My sister still has her dogs bowls out and he passed away 2 years ago. But it is good to know that they are no longer in pain.

    You got a lot of great books this week! The City of the Lost and Cogling are on my TBR now. These sound really good!

    I hope you have a nice week and enjoy your new books.
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    • Lola

      I agree it’s good to know they are no longer suffering and had a good life, but at the same time I still wish they where here with us. We kept most of the food bowl, cage and other materials in case we ever get rats again, but I packed that all up when they died, so I don’t have to look at it anymore until we need it.

      I love Armstrong her books, so I can’t wait to read City of the Lost. And Cogling sounded so good and original, so happy I got accepted for that one on netgalley.

  10. S. J. Pajonas

    Wow! You got a ton of books this week! I have no idea what kaiserschmarrn is but it looks really good. If it satisfies your craving for pancakes, then it must be pancake-like! I’m hoping for a less busy week this week. I could use a little break!
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    • Lola

      Yes it’s an austria way of making pancakes. You bake one thick pancake and then cut it into pieces. It’s so handy and you don’t have to make a lot of smaller ones and it tastes similiar to pancakes.

      I really got too many books this week, I blame netgalley, my lack of will power in staying away from netgalley and pre-ordering books and having them arrive in the same week.

      I hope you get a less busy week too!
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    • Lola

      We had four rats and I liked giving them different types of food and snacks, so we had quite some food accumalated. We kept all the rat stuff that was still good, like the cage, toys and pieces of cloth for the cage, in case we ever take rats again, although at this point I am not sure if we will.

      Kelley Armstrong is one of my favourite authros and I can’t wait to read The City of the Lost!

  11. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Fabulous books this week! I love Paige Shelton and Jill Shalvis and there are several more on your list that need to go on my TBR. It’s tough throwing away things like food or bowls. IT feels so final. I hope you’re doing okay. Have a great week!

    • Lola

      This will be my first book by Paige Shelton, it does sound really good. I am enjoying this series by Jill Shalvis so far, but haven’t tried any of her other series so far, although I do want to. We kept most of the other rat stuff in case we ever take rats again, but now the food is gone. It feels final indeed.
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    • Lola

      It doesn’t really feel as much as winter here, although we did have a chilly week. It sure was a good week for books.

  12. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Aw, sorry about your rat. I had a couple when I was a teenager and they were such good pets. One of them loved affection for everyone, even the cat who loved it in return. lol. What cute measuring spoons. Have a great week and enjoy your books.
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    • Lola

      Rats are great pets, they were such lovely and cute creatures. Our rats didn’t like cats, but they did bonded strongly with us. One of them, Pita, didn’t mind visitors and sat on their shoulders sometiems too, although she also bit someone’s finger once when she was sick. The other 3 were a bit more shy and mostly stayed with us. Our house still feels empty without them.
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  13. Deborah

    I’ve been staying away from NetGalley for a little while now. I requested a few books several weeks ago but as soon as I have 10 or so awaiting me I have to force myself to stop so I don’t get too stressed!
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    • Lola

      I know I should stay away more, but I can’t. And it seems recently they had a lot of books I wanted to. I am planning to get my percentage up more this year.

  14. Sophia Rose

    Sorry the work load wasn’t there, but glad you were able to get busy with your cooking, games, and books. Hard to clean out items after a pet dies. I’ve lost a few and yes, even giving away the food and toys made me sad weeks later. I had to throw out food after one died for the same reason- no one wanted it.

    Kaiserschmarrn does look delicious. Look forward to that post. And adorable measuring spoons. I can see why you were excited to get them.

    Lovely pile of books. This was me back in December. LOL. I couldn’t seem to stop picking up more because there were so many I actually wanted coming out at the same time. Haha, I see that you’re going for a Rosanne Bittner. Hope you end up liking it. 😉 That Karen Rock looks good. Oh, and the To Helvetica and Back tempted me, too. I resisted- barely.

    Have a good week!
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    • Lola

      I hope this week is a bit busier again and if not I have lots of other things to keep me busy. It’s sad no one wanted the food, I wish I could’ve made other rats happy with the food and I feel a bit guilty for not trying harder, but it’s so hard to clean up their stuff.

      I think the Kaiserschmarrn recipe will be posted early march, can’t wait to share that recipe with everyone, it’s delicious. And the measuring spoons bring a smile to my face every time I see them, they look so colourfull.

      It seems January is that month for me, I can’t seem to stop requesting them and lots of the books I ordered with christmas money are arriving, so it feels like I am getting a lot of new books. Renee also reviewed that Rosanne Bittner book and I thought I should give one of her books a try as you both seem to love her books so much. And it was on netgalley. I really like Karen Rock her books so far, so I am excited for this one. And To Helvetica and Back sounds so good!

    • Lola

      I love netgalley as it’s so easy to browse there and request a book when you find a good one. I foud lots of new books that way.

  15. Red Iza

    I know what you mean about your pets <3 I lost Loullig a month and a half ago but I'm still thinking about him every day, especially when I go to work and spot the place where I found him dead. They're part of our family, it's natural we should be mourning for them *hugs* I think I'll be trying your korma recipe this week ! And I have already read 2 books by Elizabeth Jordan Mierek and loved them, I like the cover of that one, enjoy. Have a great week, Lola 🙂

  16. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m glad your week was slower but still productive, Lola. I love the measuring spoons! They’re so cute and colorful. The Kaiserschmarrn sounds really good – it’s nice to have a yummy evening snack like that. 🙂 And your book haul! Omigoodness! There are some on your list that really caught my eye. Another mermaid story…And Kelley Armstrong…Cogling sounds interesting. I hope you’ll enjoy all your new reads! And have a great upcoming week!
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    • Lola

      I was so happy with the emasurign spoons, they are so cute and colourfull. Just made Kaiserschmarrn again this evenign, it’s so good!
      Yeah it was a nice haul this week, I am really excited for all of them. I need more time to read!

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