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, I got a lot of work done this week and it was quite busy, but overall it was a good week. I also got some reading done and even played a game for a bit, besides the work. I am behind on replying to comments, but I try and catch-up every Sunday on last week’s posts comments, which seems to be working so far. I defrosted and cleaned my freezer this week. It’s one of those things I never want to do, but it was really necessary. And somehow it’s always worst right in the middle of the summer, in this case it was making the worst sounds now and then and had ice pretty thick on the walls. But it looks so clean now and there’s no more ice and it hardly makes any sound.
On Saturday was my boyfriend his mom her birthday, so we celebrated that. We went to visit and we had bought her an elf figurine as she collects those. We went out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant and ate good food.
I’ve been planning my 3 year anniversary for Lola’s Blog Tours this week, my anniversary is halfway september. I have 3 different giveaways planned and will do a post to celebrate the 3 year anniversary. I set-up the giveaways, worked on my anniversary post for September and even drafted the e-mail that will go out to my tour hosts. I also scheduled some tweets to promote the giveaways/ post. So I am feeling really happy about my progress this week :). It’s nice to have things like that done in advance and I feel more creative when working ahead.
Another work related thing I’ve been working on this week was setting up my mailerlite account. I am going to start using that for new tour e-mails. Change always frightens me, so I tried to slowly ease myself into this and did a bit each day. I managed to have most things set-up by friday and sent out my first e-mail from there. So far I really like Mailerlite. It’s very user friendly. And I ran into an issue with importing my e-mail list and contacted support and they were really quick to reply and answer my question and I managed to solve it later in the week. And I love how much I can customize each e-mail and have it match my branding. I think that’s were I spend most of my time on, making sure my e-mail template is fully customized to how I want it. On Friday I sent out my first e-mail, yay! To be honest it was quite frightening to sent it out, but it was great when it landed in my inbox. Here’s the link to the e-mail in case you’re curious how it looked.
Picture of the Week
Sorry I forgot to take any pictures this week 🙁
What did I read this week?
I finished Brit on the Side last Saturday and already reviewed it on my blog this Monday. It was a great realistic romance with a fun setting. Must Love Ghosts was a cute and fun read, but less paranormal than I expected. And Romancing the Null was a nice urban fantasy with statistics. So overall a good reading week 🙂
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Japanese Curry
- Monday: Peanut pasta
- Tuesday: leftoverPeanut pasta
- Wednesday: Sweet Curry with Tofu
- Thursday: leftover Sweet Curry with Tofu
- Peach Crumble
- Friday: tomato soup with french bread
- Saturday: dinner at Japanese restaurant
This week I blogged about:
– Review: A Brit on the Side by Brenda St. John Brown
– Review: True Calling Short Story Collection by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why I Don’t Read Excerpts
– Review: Bound by Faerie by W.B. McKay
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Saven Defiance by Siobhan Davis
– Review: All-Butter Short Dead by HY Hanna
– Lola’s Ramblings: Impulse Purchases for Books
– Review: the Immortality Cure by Tori Centanni
– Review: Must Love Ghosts by Ani Gonzalez
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
– Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain
– Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock
– Micah by Lee DuCote
– Across Borders by Lee Ducote
– Don’t Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham
– Before I Shatter by Mandy Peterson
– Name of Ra by Kelsey Ketch
– Single Chicas by Sandra C Lopez – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– In Every Way by Amy Sparling – 31 August
I got Romancing the Null for review from the author, who send me a super nice review request and the book sounds so original and it’s about statistics, so I had to read it. Also Romancing the Null is free on all vendor sites in case you’re interested in the book :). Here it is on amazon.
A Mortal Song caught my eye in the author her newsletter and then I saw it on netgalley and requested it and got approved yay! And how stunning is that cover? I love the feel fo the cover and the use of colors and her hair! Flashpoint got compared to Star Wars and Star Trek so that got me curious and Susan kaye Quinn her son has written it, so I had to grab it.
Freebies I grabbed:
I grabbed the following freebies this week: True Alpha (paranormal Romance), Ted Saves the World (YA fantasy), The Frog Prince (fantasy/ fairytale retelling), Over The Middle (Sports Romance) and Culinary Cozy Murder Mystery Collection (Cozy Mystery).