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 still full, but a bit more quiet than last week, which was a nice chance. Some of the normal stuff happened like work on tours and I wrote some blog posts. I got some new books, yay! Oh and I added one of the new promo banners Michelle from Limabean designs made for me to my sidebar. I am really happy with the design.
On Monday I went out for lunch with my mom, we ate bagels and had a good talk. Then on Wednesday my boyfriend and I went out for dinner to a sushi and grill restaurant. The food was delicious and there’s still enough to choose from for vegetarians as well. They have some really good egg sushi, what’s your favorite sushi?
My boyfriend and I started watching Firefly, lots of people seem to love this series. I have to admit I had my doubts at first when the first episode started with a confusing battle/ war scene, but after that I started liking it. And the atmosphere is really well done. The combination of space travel while at the same time a low tech world with guns and an almost western feeling is definitely original. There’s some humor and interesting complex characters.
Picture of the Week
The past few weeks we took care of my boyfriend his parents their parrot, Joerie, and cat, Quito. Quito has visited us a few times now, but this was the first time Joerie visited as well. I never had a parrot so it was quite hard to read his body language and figure out what he wanted to at times, as he likes to scream but most of the time we had no idea what he wanted. He is kinda cute though and his feathers look pretty if he stretches them. He also loves to do eat dry bread and other crunchy food. This is a picture of Joerie in his cage.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Couscous with veggies and egg
- Nutella Cookies
- Monday: Peanut pasta
- Tuesday: leftover Peanut pasta
- Wednesday: Dinner at sushi and grill restaurant
- Thursday: Fried Rice
- Peach Crumble
- Friday: leftover Fried Rice
- Saturday: Wraps with Curry Sauce and Rice Recipe
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Faerie Magic by Emma L Adams
– Cover Reveal: The Nogiku Series by SJ Pajonas
– Review: Yours Truly by Jen Meyers
– Lola’s Ramblings: How I come up with Discussion Topics
– Review: I do Believe in Faeries by Erin Hayes
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter by SJ Pajonas
– Review: Sunborn Rising Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff
– Reading Challenges 2016: second quarterly recap
– Lola’s Kitchen: Apple Pie Dough Cookies Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #23: poll
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
– Blog Tour: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein – 18 till 31 July
– Blog Tour: Iron Goddess by Dharma Kelleher – 18 till 31 July
– Book Blitz: Sacrifice by Carolyn Arnold – 31 July till 6 August – New!
– Blog Tour: A Cunning Plan by Astrid Arditi – 1 till 14 August
Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Source: bought with amazon gift card money
You can find Wicked on Goodreads
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
A Brit on the Side (Calder Castle #1)
by Brenda St. John Brown
Source: for review
You can find A Brit on the Side on Goodreads
Bea’s English escape plan:
• Work in a real British castle
• Quality time with bestie
• Figure out what spotted dick really is
• Fall for bestie’s older brother. Hard.
Bea Gillespie would rather do anything than teach summer school math two classrooms down from her ex-fiancé. So when her best friend, Scarlett, invites her to England for the summer to work in her family’s castle-turned-hotel, she jumps at the chance.
Now Bea’s an ocean away from her problems at home, but she’s got a bigger one. A British one. Scarlett’s older brother, Jasper, is at Castle Calder for the summer, too. And he’s as sexy and smart as Bea remembers. Two years ago Jasper came stateside, and he and Bea shared a hot weekend. But that’s all it was — a weekend. One she purposely didn’t tell Scarlett about.
It didn’t feel like much of a secret until now. As Bea falls for Jasper, what started off as a fling begins feeling more and more like the kind of thing you’d gush about to your best friend. If you hadn’t been lying to her all along.
Faerie Rhealm (The Changeling Chronicles #1)
by Emma L. Adams
Source: for review
Whispers Under a Southern Sky (Heartache #4)
by Joanne Rock
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Whispers Under a Southern Sky on Goodreads
Her past…or her future?
It’s taken Amy Finley ten years, but she’s finally ready to return to her hometown of Heartache, Tennessee, and face the past. She just never expected that would include reuniting with her high school sweetheart and now town sheriff, Sam Reyes. Or that Sam’s latest case would lead right back to the darkest chapter in her life.
The attraction between Amy and Sam is definitely still there, not to mention that she’s sure she could quickly grow to love his cute baby son. But can he forgive her for keeping her secrets? Can she forgive herself?