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 busy week. Mostly with work, but also some non work related things popped up. On Lola’s Blog Tours I had some new sign-up post go live: a new blog tour, two book blitzes and a cover reveal. And I handled some tours that were running this week. The first week’s post of a 6 week running tour took place, which went pretty well and I had another blog tour and book blitz running this week. So another great week :).
On Wednesday we had to visit the dentist. I always hate going to the dentist, but luckily I had no cavities this time. So I won’t have to go there for half a year, yay! We bought cinnamon rolls on the way back. The weather was really nice and spring like that day, but this weekend we suddenly got some rain and cold winds again.
And this week elections took place in the Netherlands. We went out to vote and I am glad that the party I voted for got a higher percentage of votes than last time, which is good so they have more seats in the government. I am always surprised how different elections are in other countries, so I thought I would explain shortly how elections work here. We have about 15-20 different parties usually for each election. They are roughly divided as left and right on the political spectrum, depending on their political views. Usually about 10 or so parties get enough votes to have seats in the government. Elections take place here every 4 years. There are 150 seats in the government and how many votes each party gets determines the amount of seats they will have. Usually the party with the most seats will join up some other parties to form a coalition as it basically never happens that one party has more than half of the votes as we have so many different parties. A coalition needs to have more than 75 seats in total if I remember correctly and they sort of agree to work together. That’s about as much as I understand from it. And we also have a king. And a president, whose usually from the largest party. We’ll have to wait a few weeks to see what parties will form a coalition this year.
We finished watching The Librarians season 3, it was a fun season, although I wasn’t a big fan of the season ending. Now we’re back to watching Star gate. Oh and we watched Big Hero Six last week which was a pretty fun movie. Anyone seen it?
Picture of the Week
Sorry no picture of the week 🙁
What did I read this week?
The Royal Pain and His last Defense were both 4 star reads and both contemporary romances. Seems I was in a romance mood this week and trying to get some review copies read. The Royal Pain was really good, the main character of this book made a big mistake in the previous book and it was interesting to read how he dealt with it. The Last Defense is Karen Rock her second blaze book and it was just as good if not better than the first. The couple in this one were so good together and had a lot of chemistry, it was a lovely second chance romance.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Lukewarm Couscous Salad
- Oreo Cream Cheese Balls with Chocolate
- Monday: Veggies in Sweet Chili sauce with broccoli added and crispy tofu
- Tuesday: leftover Veggies in Sweet Chili sauce with broccoli added and crispy tofu
- Wednesday: Peanut Pasta
- Thursday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Friday: Soup with french bread
- Saturday: Japanese Curry
This week I blogged about:
– Review: The Daydreamer Detective Opens a Tea Shop by SJ Pajonas
– Review: Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis
– Review: Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost
– Lola’s Kitchen: Pumpkin Curry Recipe
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Witch Chocolate Fudge by HY Hanna
– Review: Lost Souls by Kelley Armstrong
– Review: Landing Luck by Tracy Krimmer
– Review: Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake
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.
– Scandal by Athena Grayson – 23 March – New!
– Amanda Lester and the Gold Spectacles Surprise by Paula Berinstein – 27 March
– Temptation Trials Part 1 by B Truly – 7 April
– Book Blitz: Myths & Legends – 14 March till 18 April
– Book Blitz: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis – 3 till 7 April – New!
– Blog Tour: Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E. Wibell – 10 till 23 April
– Book Blitz: Twice Upon a Time by Santana Blair – 17 till 19 April – New!
– Blog Tour: The Lily Singer Adventures by Lydia Sherrer – 28 April till 14 May – New!
It was a good week for books! I found some nice deals and spent some of my amazon gift card money on new books. Strung Out to Die was only 0.99$ and it sounded good, so I grabbed my copy. Same story for Magic’s Not Real. I got Losing Kyler for review from the author and I am currently reading it. It’s so good! I totally would recommend this series if you’re looking for a good contemporary romance with well done drama. Oh and book 1 Finding Kyler is only 0.99$ on Amazon.
I’ve had my eyes on Configured for a while now after reading a good review for it. So when I got an e-mail from the author it was discounted to 0.99$ I quickly grabbed a copy. The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride I got for review for a tour stop early April. I am really curious about this new series by Joanne Rock and plan to start this one after I finish my current read. Purrfect Murder is a cozy mystery told from a cat’s point of view, it sounded so fun so I grabbed it and it was only 0.99$ for release day. I grabbed Doughnuts and Deceptions on release day as I really enjoyed book 1 and 2.
Besides these I also got A Brit Unexpected by Brenda st John Brown for review. I read A Brit on the Side, the first book in this series, last year and I really enjoyed it. The author is looking for some more ARC reviewers, if anyone’s interested check out this post.
And I also got Faerie War by Emma L Adams for review, it’s the last book in the series. I hope to read both book 6 and 7 soon so I can finish the series.