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 good week, lots of work, but some fun things as well. We had a lot of warm weather this week, but it seems I’ve gotten a bit more used to it by now. This was a productive week and quite busy too. Two new sign-ups post went live this week and I’ve been working on some marketing assistant work as well. On Thursday we visited the zoo, there’s this zoo not too far away from where we live that we usually visit once a year. We had a lot of fun at the zoo, the weather was warm and no rain, but it wasn’t too warm luckily. We had a fun day watching the animals and we even got to see some young animals, which was great!
Daniela from the blog Daniela’s Ark interviewed me! I love her interviews as she really tailors the questions for each blogger and I had a lot of fun answering her questions. If you want to learn more about me, feel free to check out the interview! I talk about my favourite games, my planning habits and more!
We finished watching star trek deep space 9, we really enjoyed the series. The ending was a tad rushed, but overall it wrapped most things up nicely. The ending was both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. It left things a bit too open for my taste, but it fit the series. It’s been amazing following these characters for so long and seeing them change and develop. I felt it was a bit more focused on character relationships than star trek voyager, but I really liked that. We’re now watching season 2 of star wars rebels. We also watched the Madagascar movies recently, which where a lot of fun.
Starting next week I’ll be doing Lola’s Kitchen posts only once every two weeks instead of every week. When I am more busy with work I have less time to make new things and often prefer to make dishes I already know, so less inspiration for new posts. So from now on I am going to be doing that once every two weeks as I think that will work better. So the feature is not going away, I am enjoy making those posts too much for that, it just will be less frequent.
Picture of the Week
I won an European only giveaway hosted by the awesome Lexie at Unconventional Book Views. And I won a copy of Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster! I have heard a lot of good things about this author, but haven’t read any of her books so far, so I am really curious about this book. It’s so cool Lexie got books at BEA to give away. It even says it’s an arc, a physical arc. For some reason that made me really giddy as I never got a physical arc before. Oh and it’s signed. And how awesome is that bookmark of her blog she included?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Lukewarm Couscous salad
- Monday: Dal Dhokli
- Tuesday: leftover Dal Dhokli
- Wednesday: Risotto with red bell pepper, corn, peas, soy sauce and egg
- Thursday: leftover Risotto with red bell pepper, corn, peas, soy sauce and egg
- Friday: Soup with french bread
- Saturday: Japanese Curry
This week I blogged about:
– Lola’s Advice: How to set up a street team
– Review: The Masked Maiden by H.D. Gordon
– Review: Vigilante Slimmer Scanner by SJ Pajonas
– Lola’s Kitchen: Couscous with veggies and egg
– My To-Be Read List #22: the winner
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Cornered by JA Belfield
– Review: June by Audrey Carlan
– Lola’s Ramblings: Ten Cozy Mysteries for newbies
– Lola’s Kitchen: Five ways to eat tortilla wraps
– Review: The Case of the Wilted Broccoli
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Blog Tour: Sunborn Rising by Aaron Safronoff – 27 June till 10 July
– Book Blitz: True Calling series by Siobhan Davis – 28 June till 4 July
– Blog Tour: Across Borders by Lee DuCote – 28 June till 18 July
– Blog Tour: The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter by SJ Pajonas – 11 till 15 July
– Book Blitz: Teenage Temptation & Personal Honor by Meena Jelks – 11 till 15 July – New!
– Blog Tour: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein – 18 till 31 July – New!
Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time
by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter and Caprice Crane
Source: my boyfriend bought it for me
You can find Esther the Wonder Pig on Goodreads
Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of ESTHER THE WONDER PIG shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes.
In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn’t be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek’s lives forever. It turned out there was nothing “micro” about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek’s adventure–from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.
A while ago I found Esther the Wonder Pig on facebook and I just love seeing this adorable pig on my facebook timeline every day. I almost finished reading this book already!
Love comes along when it’s least wanted
Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.
Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can’t seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…
Pirate Bound: A Prequel (Telepathic Space Pirates 0.5)
by Carysa Locke
Source: bought it with won gift card money
You can find Pirate Bound on Goodreads
A desperate gamble…
Sanah would do anything to protect her little sister, even if it means taking refuge with ruthless pirates. But the psychically Talented pirates terrorizing Commonwealth space are not quite the monsters she has been led to believe. When Sanah’s empathic gift shows her the truth behind the stories, she is no longer certain who the villains are in her world.
A race on the verge of extinction…
Dem’s only goal is to protect his people, especially since a deadly bio-weapon decimated their population. Only a handful of women survived, and every day is a fight to rebuild. With Sanah’s empathy and her sister’s rare ability to heal, they could be the salvation Dem and his people have been looking for.
A dangerous secret that could destroy everything…
But how can Sanah trust Dem with her life? Especially when he’d kill her if he knew the truth.
Pirate Bound is a short prequel novel to the Telepathic Space Pirates series. It is a standalone story within the series.
This book grabbed my attention with the cover and the blurb sold me on this one. I mean telepathic space pirates? That sounds fun! And I want to read more sci-fi romance, so this seemed like a good place to start.
by Katey Wolfe (pen name for Kelley Armstrong)
Source: for review
You can find Undone on Goodreads
Microbiology student Jess Devereaux is a girl with a plan — shake loose from her stalker ex, gain independence from her over-controlling family and, most important for her immediate happiness, seduce her sexy shooting instructor into the wild, no-strings-attached fling she’s been dreaming of.
Gun-club owner Declan Cavanagh is a guy with a plan — do whatever it takes to gain custody of his young half-brother from his violent stepfather, even if it means making cash fast in the bloody cage matches he thought he’d left behind. And he’s been doing some dreaming of his own about sweet, smart, sultry Jess.
When Jess finds herself in danger, Declan decides what she really needs is a bodyguard. Jess is determined to put aside her seduction plan and treat him like the professional he is. Which is not what Declan wants at all.