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 hectic, not sure why, but it felt like a really full week. I do know that I planned to write some blog posts and didn’t got any of them written, except for the reviews. Maybe next week I can find some time to write them, as I have some good ideas for posts that I want to write.
Two book blitzes and a tour I organized ran this week, which made for a fun and busy week. Two new cover reveals and a blog tour sign-up post went live. And another cover reveal and a book blitz will go live next week. So it was an exciting and good week for Lola’s Blog Tours.
And we got a letter that our rent is going up again, *sigh*. It’s not a lot, but every little bit extra does feel like a struggle as we’re barely able to pay the rent as it is. And then I had a conversation about money with my mom, which didn’t improve matters at all and just made me frustrated. I long for the day when we finally don’t have to worry as much about money anymore. I know I didn’t take the easiest path, but I do have a job I love and that’s worth a lot to me.
We finally watched Star Wars the Force Awakens. I enjoyed watching the movie and being back to this universe, but at the same time it felt like something was missing. And it was almost over the top how some scenes resembled episode 4. I did like the new characters like Rey, Poe, Finn and BB8. And it was also interesting to see some old character again. It was a bit predictable at times, but overall we had fun watching the movie.
Today is the start of the mini Blog Ahead. I start today with 27 posts scheduled. I hope to at least end with that or get it up to 30. The first half of the month is always a bit busier for me, so I don’t think I get as done as I hope, but every post that I get scheduled is one more :). I’ll post my progress in the Sunday post each week.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Last week I suddenly was craving a “Loempia”, so when I was grocery shopping I remembered that and took a look at the freezer section and found these frozen “Loempia’s” that you can warm up in the oven. And they even had a vegetarian one, so I bought a vegetarian one for me and one with chicken for my boyfriend. “Loempia” can be described as a big deep fried spring roll. Here in the Netherlands Loempia really is a concept and is pretty well know, you can buy it on lost of places. Fresh ones on markets or in cities or at snack bars. Or in grocery stores as well. I haven’t tried it yet, but I hope this one’s good. I am planning to try it tonight (saturday evening). Have you ever read a Loempia or something similar in your country?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover couscous with scrambled egg, red bell pepper and bean sprouts
- Monday: Peanut Pasta
- Tuesday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Wednesday: Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry
- Thursday: leftover Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry
- Friday: store bought soup and french bread
- Saturday: Japanese Curry
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong
– Review: Mindjack Short Story Collection by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Lola’s Ramblings: What’s your preferred Book length?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Hummus Recipe
– Review: Dangerous Tide by C.J. Matthew
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Lola’s Advice: How to get reviewers to cross-post their reviews
– Review: The Logan Collection by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Kitchen: Lemon Bars Recipe
– My To-be Read List #21: poll
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Maisy and the Mystery Manor by Elizabeth Woodrum
– Indestructible by Emma L Adams
– Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis
– Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
– Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain
– Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Ella’s Twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling – 2 May
– The Summer of Lost Wishes by Jessa Gabrielle – 5 May
– Prom Queen Perfect by Clarisse David – 17 May – New!
– Kissing The Bride by Tracey Alvarez – 28 May – New!
Blog Tour: Micah by Lee DuCote – 3 till 16 May
Blog Tour: Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn – 25 till 29 May – New!
Blog Tour: Princess Adele’s Dragon by Shirley McLain – 31 May til 13 June
Deadly Reboot (The Paladin Group #1)
by C.J. Matthew
Source: for review
You can find Deadly Reboot on Goodreads
Still risking their lives…The Paladin Group.
Ginger Odom has sworn to become self-reliant…
Until she is arrested in a small town and framed for the murder of a police officer. Seems everyone in the community wants her behind bars, regardless of the truth, so her aunt enlists the help of the Paladin Group. A team of wounded former military men and woman, now civilian lawyers and investigators, they rescue people in serious trouble.
Hale Peters is determined to ignore his knee injury…
The former Air Force Pararescueman, wounded during a rocket attack on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, accepts his first reboot for Paladin. His mission—keep Ginger safe until he can prove her innocence—becomes a bigger challenge than expected when he and Ginger clash over who’s in charge.
The Devil Dogs just want to help…
The group of older veterans steps up to assist, but when Ginger’s life is threatened by the real killer, Hale and Ginger need to work together if they hope to stay alive.
I am enjoying this author her dolphin shifter series so far, so I was pretty excited when I heard she had another series and got a copy for review!
Artificial (The Kepler Chronicles #1)
by Jadah McCoy
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Artificial on Goodreads
She struggles to feel human.
In 2256, the only remnants of civilization on Earth’s first colonized planet, Kepler, are the plant-covered buildings and the nocturnal, genetically spliced bug-people nesting within them: the Cull. During the day, Syl leaves her home in the sewers beneath Elite City to scavenge for food, but at night the Cull come looking for a meal of their own. Syl thought gene splicing died with the Android War a century ago. She thought the bugs could be exterminated, Elite city rebuilt, and the population replenished. She’s wrong.
Whoever engineered the Cull isn’t done playing God. Syl is abducted and tortured in horrific experiments which result in her own DNA being spliced, slowly turning her into one of the bugs. Now she must find a cure and stop the person responsible before every remaining man, woman, and child on Kepler is transformed into the abomination they fear.
He struggles not to.
For Bastion, being an android in the sex industry isn’t so bad. Clubbing beneath the streets of New Elite by day and seducing the rich by night isn’t an altogether undesirable occupation. But every day a new android cadaver appears in the slum gutters, and each caved in metal skull and heap of mangled wires whittles away at him.
Glitches—androids with empathy—are being murdered, their models discontinued and strung up as a warning. Show emotion, you die. Good thing Bastion can keep a secret, or he would be the next body lining the street.
He can almost live with hiding his emotions. That is, until a girl shows up in the slums—a human girl, who claims she was an experiment. And in New Elite, being a human is even worse than being a Glitch. Now Bastion must help the girl escape before he becomes victim to his too-human emotions, one way or another.
Kristen reviewed this book on her blog and it sounded so good, so I requested a copy through netgalley, so glad I got accepted!
Saven Denial (Saven #2.5)
by Siobhan Davis
Source: for review
You can find Saven Denial on Goodreads
THE TRUTH HURTS
My mother was right to fear me.
I’m an abomination.
And the world should be very afraid.
Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality.
A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance.
Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath.
Note from the author: This continues the story from where it left off in Saven Disclosure. This is not an optional novella but an essential read if you don’t want to miss out on important plot developments.
I am really enjoying this series so far, so excited to read this one!