Sunday Post #195

September 11, 2016 Sunday Post 46

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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 mixed week, some meh days, but there were also some good things that happened. The week started with lots of little things not going right and then on Wednesday we had a dentist visit. I hate going to the dentist. And now I have to go back in two months to get two caries fixed, not looking forward to that. And I had a headache that lasted for a whole day and I felt pretty bad. And it was another warm week, I am ready for some cooler weather by now. So that was the meh part of the week.

Luckily also some good things happened. I worked on a new cover reveal and book blitz sign-up posts and a few more new tours/ cover reveals got booked. So it was a good week for business and I’ve been quite busy with work, yay! And next week is my 3 year anniversary for Lola’s Blog Tours, so I am looking forward to that. When walking to the dentist we noticed they are opening a cinnamon bun shop there, so hopefully next time I go to the dentist it will be open and I can buy a cinnamon bun on the way back. I tried out my new garlic press that I got for my birthday and it’s great, saves a lot of time compared to cutting it by hand. My two current reads have both been good ones and I got some new books. I also won an amazon gift card, yay! I found a game that sounds really good that I added to my wishlist. And I made egg salad for lunch on Thursday. And on Friday I got to visit my mom, we had a nice dinner and talked a bit.

Picture of the Week

Sorry I didn’t take any pictures this week :(.

What did I read this week?

Faerie Realm

I didn’t read a lot of books this week, only managed to finish only one, but I did make good progress on my current reads. Faerie Realm was really good. I probably will be finished with A Mortal Song today, it’s really good! And Faerie Wrath is good too so far, it’s fun to read two books in the same series in a row on my Kobo as I hardly make time for that.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Lola’s Advice: Free and Cheap Ways to Promote your Book
Review: Romancing the Null by Tina Gower
Review: September by Audrey Carlan
My To-Be Read List #25: the winner

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Faerie Realm by Emma L Adams
– Review: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe
– Lola’s Ramblings: How I experience being fluent in two languages
– Lola’s Kitchen: Oreo Creamcheese balls with chocolate

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

Review Opportunities:
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.

Cover Reveals:
Dementia Praecox by W.O. Cassity – 9 September
Distant Horizon by Stephanie and Isaac Flint – 20 September – New!
Amanda Lester and the Red Spider Rumpus by Paula Berinstein – 18 October

Tours:
Book Blitz: In Every Way by Amy Sparling – 13 till 19 September
Book Blitz: Due South Boxed Set by Tracey Alvarez – 26 September till 1 October – New!
Book Blitz: In the Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold – 3 till 9 October

Book Haul:

His to ProtectThe SnareFaerie WrathFire of a DragonDying for Strawberries

His to Protect I got for review for during a tour. Faerie Wrath I got for review and I am currently reading it. And I also got I Found My Rhino for review, but the cover isn’t released yet. Fire of a Dragon was bought with amazon gift card money that I won. I got Dying for Strawberries for review from the publisher on netgalley.

Freebies I grabbed:

This week I got the following freebies (they were free when I got them): Cappuchino’s, Cupcakes and a Corpse (Cozy Mystery), Awaken (YA paranormal/ mermaids), Successful self publishing (non-fiction writing), A Bramble House Christmas (Contemporary Romance/ Christmas) and Open Minds – Gefährliche Gedanken (YA sci-fi/ dystopia) one day I plan to learn german and then I can read this one, also it’s a great read. I already read it in English.

46 Responses to “Sunday Post #195”

  1. chucklesthescot

    I tried a few Emma L Adams books this week but didn’t finish any of them. Nothing wrong with the books but I just didn’t get into them as they weren’t quite my thing. Glad you did better with her book though! It’s nice when you find the good books!
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  2. Michelle @Because Reading

    Sorry your week was up and down. I totally know how that feels, this week wasn’t what I had planned but it happens. I hate the dentist too, like HATE them. I try very hard to keep things in order when it comes to my teeth but even a cleaning seems to be painful.

    Don’t forget to let me know what day you plan to post the anniversary, I want to help promote it for you.

    I have a hand held garlic press, I love it. Makes the garlic more fragrant for some reason.

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Lola

      I get really anxious and nervous when I have to go to the dentist and then I got the news I had two caries and I felt even worse. I hate going to the dentist. I brush them well and even use this special toothpaste once in a while and floss and nothing seems to work. I still get caries.

      My anniversary is on 13 September, so that’s Tuesday. I will send you the link once the post is live if I remember. Thanks so much for wanting to help promote it :).

      I always just cut the garlic, but this handheld garlic press is great. It’s a really good one.

  3. Berls

    Going to the dentist can make any week blah 🙁 but yay for cinnamon buns next time you go!

    And Otherwise it sounds like you had an ok week – business being good is always a plus 🙂 Happy 3rd anniversary for your business! That’s awesome! I remember when you started it, kind of hard to believe that was 3 years ago! Have a great week 🙂
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    • Lola

      Going to the dentist really put a damper on the whole week. I do hope the cinnamon bun shop will be open next time. I was happy to see a cinnamon bun store here as you can’t really buy those here in many places.

      It was nice to have a good week for business. And I can hardly believe it’s been 3 years already. It’s really encouraging to see how far I’ve come since then and it’s fun to look back each year 🙂

    • Lola

      It’s a great series :). And going to the dentist is the worst, I hate that I have to go back in two months for the caries.

  4. Grace Fonseca

    Farie Realm looks really good. I love it when I can read a lot of books in the same series. Sometimes it’s good to read something you enjoy.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • Lola

      I drink as much as I can, but even then I still get headaches. It’s difficult to figure out why they happen sometimes. I think it was not sleeping enough this time. This week is better so far 🙂

  5. Got My Book

    I have been putting off going to the dentist since I think I haven’t a cavity also. / I love my garlic press. / I am considering requesting the Faerie Realm audiobook when it is released, so I look forward to reading your review.

    Sunday Summary #19

    • Lola

      We usually go twice a year to the dentist as they recommend that here. The garlic press is so handy, didn’t realize how neat it is to have until now.

      I hope you pick up Faerie Realm when it gets to audio! It’s a great series so far!

  6. Greg

    Faerie realm look good, those kinda books always catch my eye, and I think I’ve seen Emma Adams tweeting about them. I should try them sometime. I went over to Goodreads to check em out and looks like this is book 3?

    Congrats on your anniversary for the tour business. I think I remember when you were starting out as I started blogging right around that time. Glad it’s going well. 🙂 And I have to ask- what is hot lightning? With a name like that it has to be good?? Although it sounds familiar- you may have posted about it before. Anyway have a great week!
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    • Lola

      It’s a great series so far. I would definitely recommend it. Faerie Realm is book 3 indeed. Faerie Blood is the first book.

      Oh that’s a fun coincidence you started blogging around that time. Then it should be your 3 year blogoversary soon too. Congrats!

      Hot lightning is mashed potatoes with apple. It’s called “Hete Bliksem” here in the Netherlands, so I literally translated the dish name ;).

    • Lola

      Yes that’s the only thing about going back to the dentist that cheers me up, that I hopefully can get a cinnamon bun afterwards.

  7. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I’m sorry about the not so good days, but yay about the good ones! And oooh a cinnamon bun shop, that sounds amazing! I have been craving cinnamon buns lately but have not been food shopping at the store in a few weeks where they sell this frozen cinnamon bun bites thing I sometimes buy.

    It looks like you had a fairly slow reading week, but at least it was a good book! I like the cover too. And that’s good that you’ve made progress and are enjoying your current reads. I’ve been having slow reading weeks for a while and am trying to start getting back on track more with my reading.

    And you got a great book haul! I also downloaded some of the freebies because I can’t help myself lol. Have a great week and enjoy your books 🙂
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    • Lola

      It really was a mixed week with bad and good things. I am really excited about the cinnamon bun shop as you hardly ever see those here. I wish they sold those frozen ones here.

      I did make some progress with my books, but it feels so empty to only list one book read. I did finish A Mortal Song by now and am making good progress on the next book. So hopefully I can finish 3 books this week.

      Freebies are hard to resist 😉

    • Lola

      It wasn’t all bad luckily, there was some good mixed in with the bad. Going to the dentist really puts a damper on my whole week, I hate going.

      Faerie realm was really good and it’s such a great series 🙂

    • Lola

      Hot Lightning is mashed potatoes with apples. the link send you to the recipe on my blog. It’s literally translated from Dutch, I probably shouldn’t have done that, but it just sounds more fun than mashed Potatoes with Apple.

      Rösti is a Swiss potato dish with grated potatoes. My mom bought a premade package when she was on vacation and the premade packages are so good! Here’s the wikipedia page for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6sti

      They had an open slot the next day, I said no thanks as my mental well being wouldn’t do well with dentist two days in a row. The next opens lot was on 20 September and I have a cover reveal then, so that didn’t work. So early November it is. I am not hurting at all, the cavities are pretty small. But then again I never feel the cavities until they start fixing them, ugh.

    • Lola

      I just hate going to the dentist, definitely puts a damper on the whole week. This week has a lot of good days, although also a few less good things happened.

    • Lola

      It definitely got better after the bad start of the week. I even ended up getting another headache on saturday, grr. I blame the heat.

      I haven’t started that dragon series yet, but I read one of her other books (now reading book 2)and really enjoyed it. I want to catch up on her other series first before I start this one.

  8. Bookworm Brandee

    At least the meh part of your week was balanced out with some good! It seems like you had a productive week work-wise so even though you didn’t read a lot, you got a lot done. That’s always a nice feeling. And you’re reading books that you’re enjoying. That’s good too. 🙂 Congrats on your almost 3 year blogoversary, Lola! That’s fantastic!
    I hope your week so far is going well!
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    • Lola

      It was nice there were some good parts as well. And a productive week is always a good feeling :). I just finished 3 books that were al 4 stars this week, so i did got a lot of books finished this week, although two of those I already made a lot of progress in last week.

    • Lola

      Lats week was a bit mixed with the bad and good things. So far this week is pretty good, only the weather is too warm.

      Thanks! It’s amazing to realize I’ve been doing this for 3 years already!

  9. S. J. Pajonas

    I am way behind on my blog reading due to traveling this week! Sorry last week was so meh. I hate that you get so many headaches! I hope those go away sometime soon. Do you think they may be allergy related? My nose is so stuffy lately! And I’m sorry to hear about the cavities too. 🙁 Let’s hope this week has been going better for you!
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    • Lola

      I hope you had a fun trip! I’ve always had headaches frequently. Nowadays they last longer, but happen less frequently. I get them about once every two weeks. I am not sure if I am allergic to anything. I never have been able to find a pattern, except that I am very susceptible to not getting enough sleep. If I get too little sleep a few days in a row I usually get a headache. And sometimes when I work too tensely, which I usually don’t notice until it’s too late.
      Migraines run in my family, so that also could be part of the what causes it. I probably should go to the doctor with it once and see if they can figure it out, but doctors scare me and things like headaches are so generic almost everything can cause them.
      This week was a pretty good one so far, a few minor things, but a good one mostly 🙂

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