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 pretty decent week. Still some meh parts, but it was a productive week and I got some exciting new review books. I got a bunch of assistant work done this week and worked on some new tour events as well. A new review opportunity for a science fiction romance retelling of Beauty and the Beast went live and a book blitz for a science fiction book. There was a cover reveal I organized that took place this week.
I did got a headache from Friday until Saturday, which put a bit of a damper on those days. It was a busy week on the blog and I hope to catch up with replying to comments and commenting back today. I got two future ramblings posts written this week, so I am happy to have those done. I think the ramblings posts will be once every two weeks now as it’s hard to make time to write more of them and I am reading a lot, so I want to make sure I can share my reviews as well. So a bit more reviews will be posted and a bit less ramblings for now.
As I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet for which books I read this year so far I am considering sharing some monthly starts in my Sunday posts after each month has ended. So next week I would share some January stats then. What do you think? Would this be something that would be interesting to read about? The spreadsheet is mostly so I can track more things than I can do on Goodreads and so I can do a stat post at the end of the year, but I thought monthly updated might be fun to do. Let me know what you think!
I reviewed the first book in Lydia Sherrer her Lily Singer series this week and it’s such an amazing series! My review of book 2 will be posted next week :). Lydia Sherrer revealed the covers for book 3 and 4 in the Lydia Sherrer series on her facebook page thsi week and they are so pretty! I really love the covers for this series as they fit the books so well. I can’t wait to read these! And she’s launching a kickstarter for book 3 and 4 in her Lily Singer series on 1 February. There’s a facebook party to celebrate the kick-off in case anyone is interested in joining.
Picture of the Week
Sorry no picture of the week this week 🙁
What did I read this week?
I didn’t read a lot this week, but the two books I did read were both good ones and I probably finish Accidentally on Purpose today. Ozoni and Onsens was a fun short read as part of Pajonas her Daydreamer Detective series and I am looking forward to book 3. A Cowboy to Keep was a really good read, this might be my favorite book by Karen Rock so far, the suspense was well done and I really liked these two characters together. The conflict also felt realistic.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Japanese Curry
- Monday: Potato Curry
- Tuesday: leftover Potato Curry
- Wednesday: Pasta salad with corn and egg
- Thursday: Rice with soy sauce broccoli and tofu in peanut sauce
- Friday: Soup with french bread
- Peach Crumble
- Saturday: Lukewarm Couscous Salad
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus Beginnings by Lydia Sherrer
– Review: Four of a Kind by Kellie Sheridan
– Review: One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis
– Lola’s Kitchen: Pumpkin Soup Recipe
– Review: In With the New by Tracy Krimmer
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus Revelations by Lydia Sherrer
– Review: Faerie Curse by Emma L Adams
– Lola’s Ramblings: What I like about cozy mysteries
– My To-Be Read List #30: poll
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Here Comes the Witch by Ani Gonzalez
– Newborn by Edward Hoorneart
– Necromancer by Graeme Ing
– Teach Your Heart by Tracey Alvarez
– Naughty or Nice by Jessie Logan
– Right Under Your Nose by Holly Tierney-Bedord
– Fated Memories by Joan Carney
– Remember by Joan Carney
– Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis
– Vanquished by S.E. Green
– Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling
– Ensnared by Rita Stradling – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
There are no currently open cover reveals
– Book Blitz: Amanda Lester Series by Paula Berinstein – 30 January till 5 February
– Book Blitz: Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet – 7 till 13 February
– Book Blitz: Melancholy Ghost by Kat Mayor – 21 till 27 February
– Book Blitz: Give Me Chaos by Jillian Ashe – 28 February till 6 March – New!
Yay I got approved for Kneaded to Death and Murder at the Fortune’s teller table. I mentioned last week I was still waiting to see if I would get approved for two netgalley books well that were those two and I got approved for both :). Toxic Tide and A Major Seduction I got for review from the author. Toxic Tide is the next book is her romantic suspense series with dolphin shifters, I am reading book 4 at the moment. And A Major Seduction is the start of another series by her, I am really excited for this as I really enjoy her dolphin shifter series so far and am looking forward to try out her other books as well.
Freebies I grabbed:
I got the following freebies this week (they were free when I got them):
- Hutchins Creek Cache by Deborah Garner (Mystery) Amazon|Goodreads
- Alien Attachments by Sabine Priestley (Science Fiction Romance) Amazon|Goodreads
- Making the Grade by Kelly Collins (Romantic Comedy) Amazon|Goodreads
- Grand Master’s Cat: Prequel to the Grand Master’s Trilogy by Aurora Springer (Science Fiction) Amazon|Goodreads
- The Land Without Color by Benjamin Ellefson (MG adventure) Amazon|Goodreads
Also check out my facebook post here where I list freebies and cheap books during the week.
Free book Recommendation
You can get a free copy of In With the New through Instafreebie if you sign-up for the author her newsletter :). I reviewed In With the New yesterday, you can read my review here. I really enjoyed this one!