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 busy and productive week. I had a new blog tour start this week and two cover reveals that took place. Also some new sign-up posts that went live. On the blog I managed to get some posts written and scheduled, yay! Oh and I won two giveaways! One from Mom With a Reading Problem and got to pick an e-book :). And I won an amazon gift card from Talk Supe her blog, so it seems I got lucky with the winning this week!
My boyfriend and I are still watching star Trek deep Space 9, we’re almost finished with the last season. We’ve been watching his for a long time now, but we’re still enjoying it, although we skipped a few episodes we didn’t like. And we started watching The Librarian series as well, which is great so far! We watched the three The Librarian movies first and now making our way through the Librarians movies. Anyone seen this series?
I added a new widget to my sidebar, so you can see which book(s) I am currently reading. I am not sure if it stays there, but I am trying it out and see what I think of it. I don’t often talk about the books I am currently reading, so I thought it might be a fun way to display it like that. What do you think of the new widget?
Saturday we visited my boyfriend his parents for mother’s day, we got his mom a faerie figure. We ate a chocolate cake while visiting there and sat outside in the sun. Then after that we had a dinner with my grandma for her birthday. Every year we go to the same restaurant and the food is really mediocre, but as long as my grandmother has fun that’s what’s important. And I got my mom a soap gift box for mother’s day.
I am doing pretty okay with blog ahead. I got the reviews written for the books I finished this week and two extra posts.
Scheduled amount of posts on 1 May: 27 posts scheduled
Goal: 30 posts scheduled.
Post scheduled this week:
– Review: Faerie Blood by Emma L Adams – 16 May
– Lola’s Ramblings: What makes for a 5 star read and my recent lack of them – 19 May
– Lola’s Kitchen: 5 Ways to Eat Tortilla Wraps – 17 June
– Review: True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager – 21 May
– Review: Saven Denial by Siobhan Davis – 23 May
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Another product showcase today and I am curious if you also have this in other countries. They are called “Soepstengels” here, which literally translates to Soupsticks or something like that. They are thin, long and round hard bread like sticks which you can stick into your soup. They also work well as snacks. You can wrap ham around them or dip them in a dip sauce. Or just eat them plain. My boyfriend likes these sesame versions. I don’t like sesame, so I prefer the neutral ones. Do you have these in your country or something similar?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Japanese Curry
- Extra: Crumb Cake
- Monday: Indian Cauliflower Mash with wraps
- Tuesday: leftover Indian Cauliflower Mash with wraps
- Wednesday: pasta salad with corn and egg
- Thursday: Bobotie
- Friday: leftover bobotie
- Saturday: dinner at Chinese restaurant for my grandmother’s birthday
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: May by Audrey Carlan
– Review: Secret baby Scandal by Joanne Rock – blog tour
– Lola’s Ramblings: How Much will you pay for a book?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Mashed Potatoes with sauerkraut and Lentils
– My To-be Read List #21: the winner
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– 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
– Micah by Lee DuCote – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
Blog Tour: Micah by Lee DuCote – 3 till 16 May
Blog Tour: Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn – 25 till 29 May
Book Blitz: Ella’s twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling – 31 May till 6 June – New!
Blog Tour: Princess Adele’s Dragon by Shirley McLain – 31 May till 13 June
Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade #3)
by Jennifer Estep
Source: bought it myself
You can find Bright Blaze of Magic on Goodreads
Bad Things Always Come In Threes…
As a thief, I’m good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run the tourist town of Cloudburst Falls.
Everyone knows Victor Draconi wants to take over all the other Families–and kill every last Sinclair. What they don’t know is that I’m on to him, and no way will I let the man who murdered my mom get away with hurting all the other people I care about. Especially when I’ve got places to break into, stuff to steal, and Devon Sinclair fighting right by my side…
I got this one last week, but forgot to mention it
Rest in Peach (Georgia Peach Mystery #2)
by Susan Furlong
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Rest in Peach on Goodreads
In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small town.
The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.
I am currently reading this one!
Make a wish…
Lennie always thought her uncles’ “important family legacy” was good old-fashioned bootlegging. Then she takes some of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s annual house party, and finds out just how wrong she was.
At the party, Lennie has everyone make a wish before drinking the shine—it’s tradition. She toasts to wishes for bat wings, for balls of steel, for the party to go on forever. Lennie even makes a wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was murdered six months ago.
The next morning gives Lennie a whole new understanding of the phrase be careful what you wish for—or in her case, be careful what wishes you grant. Because all those wishes Lennie raised a jar of shine to last night? They came true. Most of them came out bad. And once granted, a wish can’t be unmade…
Looking forward to this one! Heard good things about it and that cover is so pretty! And a big thanks to Mom With a Reading Problem for the giveaway!
Cracked to Death (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #3)
by Cheryl Hollon
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Cracked to Death on Goodreads
When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . .
It’s the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb’s Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat–a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . .
Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah’s interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin’s lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin’s death . . .
Couldn’t resist requesting this one as I really enjoyed the first two books.
Engaged in Death
by Stephanie Blackmoore
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Engaged in Death on Goodreads
All appears peaceful in sleepy Port Quincy, Pennsylvania–but in this small town, old grudges die hard. . .
After dumping her cheating fiancé and cancelling the wedding, Mallory Shepard can’t bear another disaster. So when the former bride-to-be unexpectedly inherits Thistle Park, a ramshackle mansion in her ex’s hometown of Port Quincy, it’s a problem she can’t afford–literally. Abound with stray cats, peeling wallpaper, and nosy neighbors, Mallory is dying to sell it off–once she finally fixes up both the place and her messy life. . .
Turns out, Thistle Park has its charms. But the honeymoon phase is abruptly cut short when an unwanted visitor is found dead on the front lawn. Enlisting the help of her sister Rachel, Mallory vows to unveil the killer before she herself becomes married to the suspect list. . .
This sounded like an interesting new series, so I hit request and got approved!