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?
Another productive and busy day. I feel like I am getting a bit repetitive in these posts. I do a lot of work during the week and in the weekends I try to relax a bit more and also get some blogging done. It’s been nice. And I am really happy work has been so busy lately, I can’t say that enough. It is definitely the good kind of busy knowing that my business has been doing well recently. I got a new book blitz booked this week, that’s a bit different. It’s been fun to do something new, even though the first time trying something new always costs more time and effort. Although I am sorry I haven’t had as much time to blog, visit other blogs and reply to comments.
We’re taking a short break form watching Star Gate to watch The Librarians season 3. Anyone watching this series? We really enjoyed the first two seasons and just watched the first episode of season 3. It’s a great series.
I tried a new dish yesterday it had mashed potatoes, carrots and onion and went into the oven with some type of bread crumbs on top. It was pretty good. I’ll have tow rite up a recipe post for it soon.
And as February is over I present you with my February stats below! I am not too surprised to see I read so many cozies as I’ve been in a cozie mood lately. I feel like 75% of my reviews next months are going to be cozies. I did try to spread them out a bit. I keep thinking I’ll get enough of this genre soon, but every time it’s time to start a new book I seem to pick up a cozy again. At least it makes it a bit easier to decide what to read next. Has this happened to you lately, where you read a lot of books in the same genre in a row?
February Reading Stats
Below are some of my reading stats from February.
- Amount of books read: 9 (4 less than the previous month)
- Favorite book: The Daydreamer Detective Opens A Tea Shop by SJ Pajonas
- Most read genres: Cozy Mystery (I read 5 cozies)
- Most read age category: Adult (8 Adult books, only one was YA)
- Authors I read most books from: HY Hanna, I read two of her books this month Dark, Witch and Creamy and Witch Chocolate Fudge
- New to me authors: 3; Greg Cox, Katerina Martinez and Agatha Frost
A few more stats. This month I read 7 self published books and 2 from publishers (1 from Tor and 1 from Kensington). I read 3 different genres this month, which is pretty low for me, I only read Cozy Mysteries (5), Romantic Suspense (2) and Urban Fantasy (2). All the 9 books were full length books, which partly explains why I read less than last month as I read a bunch of shorter reads then. I read 8 books that got a 4 star and 1 book that got a 3 star this month. I had a really good reading month. I read 6 books I got for review and 3 books that I bought. All 3 books I bought were 0.99$.
7 of the books I read where read on my ipad and 2 on my Kobo. I read 4 books written in 1st point of view and 5 in third person point of view. I read 4 books that didn’t take place in the USA at all, namely The Daydreamer Detective Opens A Tea Shop that took place in Japan and Dark, Witch and Creamy, Witch Chocolate Fudge and Pancakes and Corpses that took place in the UK. All hose 4 books were cozy mysteries.
I only read books that were part of a series this month. 2 books were series starters and 1 a series ender. 3 of the books I read were the third book in a series. 5 of the books I read had a human as main character, 3 books I read had a witch as a main character and one book had dolphin shifters as main characters. 3 of the books I read had multiple point of views.
Picture of the Week
I picked this up during grocery shopping this week, it’s a coconut milk drink. Our grocery store stocks a lot of vegan/ lactose free milks these days. I have tried some, but not nearly all of them yet. This week they ran a discount on this brand, so I decided to pick one up to give it a try. I always like discounts like these as I feel less bad for trying something new when it’s discounted. Anyone else like trying new products when they are discounted?
What did I read this week?
The Daydreamer Detective Opens a Tea Shop was so good! Another awesome book by SJ Pajonas. She’s one of my favorite authors and I am already looking forward to her next book. Pancake and Corpses was a great start of a new series, so I read book 2 Lemonade and Lies right after it. They were fun reads, relatively short, but well written and with a lot of focus on the mystery. Book 3 will be released next week, so I am grabbing a copy as soon as it’s live. Seems I found a new cozy mystery author to keep an eye on.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Creamy Spinach pasta Sauce with pasta
- Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Monday: Veggies in chili sauce
- Tuesday: leftover Veggies in chili sauce
- Wednesday: Curry Rice
- Thursday: leftover Curry Rice
- Friday: Soup with french bread
- Saturday: Mashed Potatoes with carrots and onion casserole
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Nuts About You by Kate Lowell
– Review: Hear No Evil by Jordan Ford
– Lola’s ramblings: Favorite and least favorite romance tropes
– Coyer Winter 2016-2017: Recap
– My To-Be Read List #31: poll
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Lola’s Advice: When to start planning your marketing activities
– Review: Pressed to Death by Kirsten Weiss
– Review: Lethal Tide by CJ Matthew
– My To-Be Read List #31: the winner
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
– Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling
– Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Blog Tour: The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan by Steve Wiley (Audiobook Tour!) – 13 till 26 March
– Book Blitz: Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni – 14 till 20 March – New!
– Book Blitz: Myths & Legends – 14 March till 18 April – New!
– Blog Tour: Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E. Wibell – 10 till 23 April
I got two books this week, which is pretty neat. I won Stranded with the Cyborg. I read a short story by this author and was curious about her books. Fatal Fictionw a sonly 0.99$ and I’ve been in a cozy mood lately, so I picked it up as it sounded good.