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?
I had two dentist visit this week, that alone can tell you it wasn’t a good week. But besides that it actually was a decent week. I feel like I’ve been in a a bit of a funk for the past few week and I finally feel like I might be getting out of it.
On Tuesday I went to the dentist to get two cavities fixed and then he found another cavity and I had to come back on Thursday to get that fixed. On the way home I did buy the most delicious cinnamon roll. I had promised myself I could buy one after my dentist visit. I did have to wait till the evening till I could finally eat it though as the local anesthesia took 6 hours to go fully away. It always lasts so long for me, it’s annoying as it’s difficult to eat and drink during that time. Then on Thursday decided I deserved another cinnamon roll after that dentist visit and bought another one.
I mentioned last week I was working on some plans for Lola’s Blog Tours. Well one of those plans I can reveal now, during the month November review opportunities will be discounted! They will be only 40$ now instead of the normal prize of 60$.
And I added two new services to my site, I now also offer Cover Feedback and Blurb Feedback. I thought it would be interesting to do a bit more of advice type of work. And I think a second opinion when it comes to blurbs and covers can always be helpful. Both services are only 10$ at this moment, so we’ll see how that goes :).
Besides that I actually got quite some work done this week. A new cover reveal is open for sign-up on my site. And I did some hours author assistant work. I send out two media kits for next week, replied to some e-mail and I had a blitz running this week. I am working on a review opportunity that will be on the site soon.
Book related, I did something this week I hardly ever do, I bought a book and started reading it immediately. I came across the book See no Evil by Jordan Ford, can’t even remember where, and the blurb appealed to me and it sounded like a book I wanted to read now. I bought it and started reading it that same evening as I just had finished my previous book. It felt great to start a book immediately like that and it’s really good so far! I think I’ll finish it today. And next to that I am reading Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong, who is one of my favorite authors. So I am really enjoying both of my current reads.
Thanks to everyone last week who commented and checked my Lola’s Blog Tours website for me. By now I figured out that the site does display well on mobile, but it has no theme and looks like a standard wordpress theme. Which isn’t ideal. I could switch to a another theme, but as my current one was custom made for me, I am a bit hesitant to do that. It’s just a shame this theme isn’t responsive. Another option would be to find out a way to customize my mobile theme. I’ve tried a few things, but without much success so far. At least I know my site looks well on mobile even though you don’t see my pretty theme there.
Picture of the Week
So this was the cinnamon roll I bought after my dentist visit! It was so good! The roll itself was tasty with lots of cinnamon and the frosting thing on top was really good too. They had a few different flavors this was the standard one. For my boyfriend I bought the one with chocolate sauce on top as well. They were really good, yum! Do you like cinnamon rolls?
I bought this pumpkin soup package to try this week. I’ve been seeing these packages in my grocery store since a few weeks, it’s something new. They have some soups, a curry and a few other dishes. It seemed neat to have all the ingredients for the dish in one package. Then I read a review from Anna on Herding Cats and Burning Soup about a food subscription box she did and decided to give one of these a try.
The package contained everything to make a pumpkin soup for about 3 people if you eat it as dinner, although the package said it was for 6 people. It was handy to have the exact amount of everything for the soup and it was quite easy to prepare. First I cut the veggies, then the onion, garlic and ginger had to bake for a bit. In the meantime I peeled the apple and turned the orange into the orange juice. Then added the carrots and pumpkin to the soup. A bit later the water, bouillon cubes, orange juice and apple and then it had to cook for a while. I made a french bread with it and it made for a great meal.
The pumpkin soup tasted differently than most pumpkins soups I’ve tried so far. Most seem to use coconut milk, but this one had bouillon as the basis. The orange juice added a tiny bit of sweetness and sourness to the soup and it gave the soup an unique flavor, it was really good. I don’t like making soups usually, but with this package it was so easy I didn’t mind as much. Definitely will be buying this one again!
What did I read this week?
November was an okay read, there where things I liked, but at the same time it felt a bit underwhelming. Might seem like I had a bad reading week as I only finished one book, but I am currently reading two very good books right now, so it still felt like a good reading week.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Couscous with veggies and egg
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
- Monday: Curry Rice
- Tuesday: leftover Curry Rice
- Wednesday: Pasta Salad with corn and egg
- Thursday: Pumpkin soup with french bread
- Friday: Tomato Soup with french bread
- Saturday: Fried Rice with pumpkin and carrots
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Murder at the Mansion by Janet Finsilver
– Review: How the Ghost was Won by Erin Hayes
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why I enjoy Gaming
– Lola’s Kitchen: Sweet Tofu Curry Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #27: poll
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Lola’s Advice: How to Promote your free or cheap book
– Review: Secret Keeping Sakura by SJ Pajonas
– Review: See no Evil by Jordan Ford
– My To-Be Read List #27: the winner
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.
There are no tours currently open for sign-up.
I also got faerie Curse by Emma L Adams for review. I can’t even remember where I saw see no Evil, but as soon as I read the blurb I knew I had to read it. It’s about a girl who is the only eyewitness for a murder and until the trial where she testifies she has to stay hidden, so she goes to an all boy school disguised as a boy. Probably totally unrealistic, but it sounded like such a fun plot line for a book. I had just finished my last read, so I bought it and started reading it. I am almost finished by now and it’s really good, exactly the type of read I was in the mood for.
Freebies I grabbed:
I got the following freebies this week (they were free when I got them):