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 exciting week. I did a lot of work this week, I had a new idea that I started implementing, more about that later. I did a lot of normal work and work on the new idea, so I didn’t got much time for writing posts. I did got a little bit of a Lola’s Advice post written. I guess this means I am going to fall behind or maybe I’ll do a month with only reviews. We’ll see. Maybe I can write some posts next week.
Last Saturday we watched the first Jurassic Park movie. I have never seen these movies before and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. We will be watching the rest of the Jurassic Park movies soon.
We had some really warm weather this week, too warm for me. And I had a nasty headache on Wednesday, that lasted for a day or so. Oh and it was my birthday this week. And I had another headache that day too, I blame the heat. So I didn’t really have a nice birthday sadly, I worked like normally and while I planned to take some extra time off that ended up turning into an hour long nap because of my headache. I did got a nice surprise gift in the mail and my grandma send me some money for my birthday, which probably will be spend on books. I also got the game Kingdom Rush Frontier from my boyfriend, which is the sequel to a game I am currently playing Kingdom Rush. My mom and her husband visited on Saturday, it was a fun visit. They got me some new pencils for coloring, a big chocolate bar (I’ll try and photograph that for next week) and a mix to make apple caramel cookies. My sister will visit next week.
Tthis week I set-up a newsletter for authors! That’s the new idea I mentioned. At first the idea was to e-mail previous clients about my 3 year anniversary giveaway, but I didn’t want to get in to trouble by e-mailing people who didn’t want to hear from me again. After considering whether to go ahead with it anyway or to play it safe, I eventually decided to play it safe and then when I thought more about it, I got a whole new idea.
Why instead of only e-mailing them about a giveaway like this, I would make it a true newsletter for authors with tips and advice and things about my services as well. So I set-up webforms for authors to sign-up for the list and added them to my website. Then I e-mailed the authors I previously worked with to ask if they wanted to join the list. That way I know only authors who are interested will join the list. And I’ve set-up an auto responder/ automation e-mail, which will e-mail every new sign-up after 3 days with a welcome e-mail. Not yet sure about the timing, but I’ll try things out and see how it goes. I was so nervous and excited about this new idea and I really hope the authors will like it too and be interested in what I have to say. Authors can sign-up for my newsletter for authors here.
Picture of the Week
The Ben and Jerry’s ice creams were discounted this week and as it was my birthday the day before I went grocery shopping I decide I deserved some birthday ice cream. I bought the Satisfy my Bowl ice cream. It’s banana ice cream with caramel and cookie swirls and chocolate peace signs. Yum! And it’s been so warm this week that all I want to do is eat ice cream. Which flavors Ben & Jerry’s ice cream do you like?
What did I read this week?
This was a bit of a slow reading week, but still a good one. I finished my re-read of Saven Defiance this week and I think I enjoyed even more than the first read. I reviewed it on the blog this week. And I read Dating for decades, which had a lot of things I enjoyed, but also quite some that I didn’t. I do plan to read more books by this author as I did like her writing style.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Mashed Potatoes with red bell pepper and onion in soy sauce
- Monday: Cajun pasta
- Tuesday: leftover Cajun pasta
- Wednesday: Potato Curry
- Thursday: leftover Potato Curry
- Friday: tomato soup with french bread
- Saturday: Couscous with veggies and egg
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon
– Review: Romancing the Stars
– Lola’s Ramblings: Five Games I am really Looking Forward to
– Coyer Recap
– My To-Be Read List #15: poll
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Blog Tour: Here Comes the Witch by Ani Gonzalez – 7 till 20 September
– Book Blitz: In Every Way by Amy Sparling – 13 till 19 September
– Book Blitz: In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold – 3 till 9 October – New!
I got Conditional Probability of Attraction for review and I am looking forward to continuing this series. The Cat, the Collector and the Killer was a book I won in a giveaway, I mentioned I won the giveaway two weeks ago and now the book arrived. It’s a paperback copy and the cover is so adorable. And I got a review copy of How the Ghost was Won by Erin Hayes, but that doesn’t have a cover yet. Berls from Fantasy is More Fun was nice enough to lend me September. It’s a fun series so far and I enjoy reviewing one book each month. I am currently reading this one, so I can review it in September. The Prince and the Cyrbog got described by the author as a sci-fi retelling of the little mermaid and the female is the cyborg in this one. It caught my attention and I bought a copy with amazon gift card money.
Freebies I grabbed:
I grabbed the following freebies this week: The Departed (YA Dystopia) and Ever Shade (YA Paranormal).
And freebies that I already owned in another format or got for review, but also grabbed on amazon now as they were free: Tender Deceit (Romantic Suspense), Containment (science fiction), Faery Swap (MG Fantasy) and The Lockmith (science fiction). I can tell you The Locksmith and Faery swap are great as I’ve already read those two.