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 pretty busy! I managed to do quite some hours author assistant work and got four new sign-up posts live. I am doing my first audiobook tour, a blitz and cover reveal for a contemporary romance book and a review opportunity for a science fiction romance book that I just did a cover reveal for. I ended up with a headache on Thursday. Probably also due to the not sleeping too well, there’s some construction going on in another apartment and some days they start drilling early in the morning, disrupting our sleep. Let’s hope they are finished soon.
I’ve fallen behind on comments on my blog quite a bit and I realize it’s stressing me out, so my plan is to get caught up soon so I have a chance of staying up to date again. This might mean I don’t get to comment back on some blogs and I apologize for that, but I will reply to all the comments at least.
There has been an amazon policy change and I’ve been seeing posts about it on social media the whole week. I just wish there was some clarity about what the new disclaimer in reviews should be. What I understand so far is that publishers, authors etc can still provide reviewers with copies, but they can’t require a review just ask for one. And as reviewers the phrase “I got a review copy in exchange for an honest review” might not be right anymore. So far all my reviews still seem to be on amazon. For now I think I’ll just go with stating that I got a free copy of the book. I also have to see how if I have to reword things when it comes to my review opportunities. For now I just added a line to my tour hosts page to clarify reviews aren’t required.
Oh and did you see the new graphic about becoming a tour host in the sidebar? Michelle from Limabean Designs made it for me. I am slowly getting some graphics made with some promotional messages for Lola’s Blog Tours so I can use them in my sidebar and on social media. I love the ones she made so far and she’s always so patient with me.
Posts I’ve written this week that count for Blog Ahead: 2
– Lola’s Ramblings: What do you like to see in author newsletters? – 1 December 2016
– Review: How the Ghost Was Won by Erin Hayes – 2 November 2016
The Ramblings posts was thanks to a sudden bout of inspiration and I had to write it. The review was one I had already drafted and was waiting to hear when the release day was and the cover was on goodreads so I could schedule it. I have some ideas for other posts, but this week was so busy I didn’t got around to writing any other posts.
Picture of the Week
Sometimes our grocery store send out an e-mail about a free product we can get. I usually try them out, we had some hits and misses so far. But it’s fun to try out a new product for free this way. This latest one was definitely a hit. They call it Grab n’Crunch, it’s basically cruesli but then in an easy small portion package. You can eat it without milk and yogurt like just that and it tastes pretty good. It tastes similar as their normal sized packages though, so it’s probably cheaper to just buy that. But I think making small portion sizes like this is a good marketing wise decision as this format is nice for a snack. I might actually buy this in the future now and then as it’s easy to take with you and it’s both filling and yummy.
What did I read this week?
I managed to read two books this week. Damned if I Don’t was quite the dark read. It’s about vampires and a vampire hunter and the vampire hunter is in love with a vampire and lots of bad things that happen. Murder at the Mansion was a good cozy mystery, but not as good as book 1. My current reads are good ones so far.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Wraps with veggies in chili sauce and veggie nuggets
- Monday: Curry Rice
- Tuesday: Curry Rice
- Wednesday: Pasta with scrambled egg, peas and corn
- Banana Bread
- Thursday: leftover Pasta with scrambled egg, peas and corn
- Friday: french bread with soup
- Saturday: Indian Cauliflower Mash with wraps
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Ratatouille
– Review: Jared by Alisa Woods
– Lola’s Ramblings: My favorite 5 game genres
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cake with Cinnamon swirls Recipe
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– 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
– Here Comes the Witch by Ani Gonzalez
– Newborn by Edward Hoorneart – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Happily Ever Alpha – 15 October
– Amanda Lester and the Red Spider Rumpus by Paula Berinstein – 18 October
– Playboy Assistant by Roe Valentine – 19 October – New!
– Blog Tour: The Best Part of Me by Jamie Hollins – 10 till 23 October
– Book Blitz: Saven Box Set by Siobhan Davis – 11 till 18 October
– Book Blitz: Audiobook Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein – 24 till 30 October – New!
– Book Blitz: Playboy Assistant by Roe Valentine – 1 till 7 November – New!
I had a great haul this week, some new e-copies and two paperbacks. A Cotswold Christmas looked like a cute and fun Christmas book and that cover is so cute. I saw it on netgalley, hit request and got accept. Off Kilter sounded like a fun one with sheep and Scottish highlands. I had it on my wishlist on the bookdepository and got an e-mail about a steep discount and then my boyfriend bought it for me. I really enjoyed the first Costume Shop mystery book and had this one pre-order for a long time now, I am looking forward to reading it! I got The Illusory Prophet for review and am really excited about this one as I love Susan Kaye Quinn her books and this series has been good so far, so U am excited to finally have book 3 and hope to read it soon. And how pretty is that cover?