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 is my 200th Sunday post! Somehow that seemed worth mentioning it and it was fun to type those numbers. As I never missed a week that means I’ve been blogging for 200 weeks now. In December is my fourth blogoversary.
This was a bit of a meh week, but with some fun things happening as well. It seems I caught a cold, as since last sunday I’ve been feeling pretty bad. It lasted almost the whole week with ups and down. I am feeling a bit better now, so I hope it will be fully gone soon. I did do a lot of work as usual, but also took more frequent breaks.
My sister stopped by for a visit this week and it was fun to catch up with her. She just finished reading the Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas and it was great to talk about the books with her, we thought the same about a lot of things.
I did a guest post over on Because Reading is Better than Real Life! A big thanks to Michelle for having me over on her blog! I talk about why I love reading about werewolves/ shifters and talk about the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.
And one more good thing that happened this week. I managed to get caught up with comments last Sunday and I think I’ve been doing reasonably well with keeping up with them this week. So that makes me happy. I haven’t done a lot of blogging this week with me being sick and having work to do, but I did write one post and did do some commenting.
Posts I’ve written this week that count for Blog Ahead: 1
– Lola’s Kitchen: Banana Bread Recipe – 18 November
Picture of the Week
This is something I bought this week, it’s called a “speculaas staaf”. It’s going to be a bit difficult to explain this one and what it is. Here in the Netherlands we have another holiday before Christmas, it’s classed Sinterklaas. There is a lot of candy and food that only is sold around Sinterklaas and while in the US you might find Christmas goodies in stores now already, for us that is Sinterklaas goodies, the christmas goodies only come later.
This is one of those products you usually only find around sinterklaas. It’s a speculaas flavored dough with almond paste inside. Speculaas is a mix of spices, with mainly cinnamon and some other spices. And around Sinterklaas you see a lot of Speculaas flavored things, like kruidnootjes, muffins, big flat cookie like squares that taste of speculaas and even speculaas spiced dough with almond paste. What I bought this time was the bar/ rod version of speculaas spiced dough with almond paste inside. I really like it! I walked into this grocery store and the whole store smelled like Speculaas from the bakery department, it smelled delicious, so I just had to buy something speculaas flavored.
What did I read this week?
The Orange Cat and Other Cainsville Tales was an e-book you could get when you pre-ordered Betrayals, books 4 in the Cainsville series. I love this series and had book 4 pre-ordered so I didn’t hesitate to claim my copy. It was a fun book with 3 short stories/ novella’s set in the Cainsville world. Perfect for fans of the series. I won’t be posting my review on the blog, but I did write a short review on goodreads. I am still reading Pets in Space, which is a pretty long box set, so that’s why I haven’t finished as many books as normal, but I am almost finished with this one :). And I am doing a beta read as well now, so no cover or link to goodreads yet.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Indian Cauliflower Mash with wraps
- Monday: Peanut Pasta
- Tuesday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Wednesday: Sauerkraut Casserolle
- Thursday: leftover Sauerkraut Casserolle
- Friday: tomato soup with french bread
- Saturday: Sweet Curry with Tofu and pumpkin
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Muffins and Mourning Tea by HY Hanna
– Review: Damned if I don’t by Erin Hayes
– Lola’s Ramblings: Foreign Language in Books
– Lola’s Kitchen: 5 Recipes to make this Fall
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Across Borders by Lee Ducote
– Don’t Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham
– Name of Ra by Kelsey Ketch
– Single Chicas by Sandra C Lopez
– Here Comes the Witch by Ani Gonzalez
– Newborn by Edward Hoorneart
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Amanda Lester and the Red Spider Rumpus by Paula Berinstein – 18 October
– Playboy Assistant by Roe Valentine – 19 October
– 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
– Book Blitz: Playboy Assistant by Roe Valentine – 1 till 7 November
I already got Secret Keeping Sakura last week, but forgot to list it in my Sunday post. So I decided to list I this week. I love this series of short stories about kami and Pajonas is one of my favorite authors, so I am looking forward to read this one. I got a copy from the author. If you’re interested in reading this series, you can get the whole series for free when you sign-up for the author her newsletter!
Pressed to Death I got through netgalley, I enjoyed the first book in this series and am looking forward to this one! I got Accidentally on Purpose from Edelweiss! I was surprised they accepted my request as I didn’t got book 2 and the novella, but I am glad I got this one. Sherlock Academy sounded interesting, so I bought it. I like MG mysteries and this one sounded like a fun one.
Freebies I grabbed:
I got the following freebies this week (they were free when I got them): Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation (Paranormal), Beyond the Veil (Urban Fantasy), The Sixth Domicile (dystopia), Murder at Cookie Lane (Cozy Mystery), Relentless (Paranormal/ Vampires), Cypher (Science Fiction) and The Asgardians (Mythology/ Fantasy).
Do you like how I link these books to goodreads or would you rather I link to amazon instead? Just curious!