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, a lot better than the previous one anyway. This week started off busy on Sunday. My mom and her husband visited to help us out with a few things. They installed our new dishwasher, installed our new towel rack and my mom helped me with taxes. I am glad to have the taxes done and sent out, it’s always takes a bit time to get that done, but keeping good records throughout the year of everything is a big help. And I am so happy to have a working dishwasher again. And the dishes get a lot cleaner.
Then on Wednesday my sister visited. It was fun to catch up again we drank tea and talked. She just started reading the first book in SJ Pajonas cozy mystery series, so we talked about Pajonas her books a bit among other things. On Friday I visited my mom and had dinner there. So it was a busy week social wise, it was nice to catch up with everyone again.
Last weekend our clocks went an hour backward and I’ve been feeling the effects the whole week. I’ve been feeling tired and I dislike the whole time change and wish we could just pick one and stick with it. I think I am almost adjusted again, so hopefully I am less tired next week.
I got some work done, mostly some prep work for tours that go open for sign-up later this month. A new review opportunity went live this week. And I already made a bit of a head start for the assistant work for April.
Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup is hosting her third annual Support the Troops Auction! I donated two of my services. You can donate items here if you’re interested.
Last week on Saturday I posted my review of Death by Chocolate Lab and I found out Kensington shared my review on their facebook page (twice actually!). I was so excited to see them share my review as they are one of my favorite publishers, I always go on a requesting spree when they upload new cozies on netgalley. The author also stopped by and shared my review which was great. And then on the same day Maddie Day shared my review of When the Grits Hit the Fan. It’s such an amazing feeling when authors or publishers share your review.
Summer Haikus is free!
Oh and on the topic of bookish news, SJ Pajonas as put her book Summer Haikus up for free on her website! I loved this book and it’s one of the best romances I’ve ever read! I can’t say enough good things about this book and SJ Pajonas’ books in general. She even used a quote from my review on the top of the page! Anyway if you like a good romance, you can check out Summer Haikus here. If you do please let me know what you think of it! I am hoping I can re-read Summer Haikus this year.
March Reading Stats
And as March is now officially over, it’s time for my reading stats of the previous month. I had a pretty good reading month. Below are some of my reading stats from March.
- Amount of books read: 11 (2 more than in February)
- Favorite book: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis
- Most read genres: Contemporary Romance (5 books)
- Most read age category: Adult (10 Adult books, only 1 was YA)
- Authors I read most books from: none, I only one book from each author
- New to me authors: 3; Anne R Tan, Bethany Blake and J.L. Hendricks
A few more stats. This month I read 7 self published books and 4 from publishers (1 from Subterranean Press, 1 from Kensington and 2 from Harper Collins/ Harlequin). I read 4 different genres this month, 5 Contemporary Romances, 3 cozy mysteries, 2 Urban Fantasies and 1 Science Fiction Romance. 8 of the books were full length books and 3 novella’s. I read 9 books that got a 4 star, 1 book that got a 3 star and 1 DNF this month. I read 8 books I got for review, 2 books that I bought and 1 book I got for free.
9 of the books I read where read on my ipad and 2 on my Kobo. I read 6 books written in 1st point of view and 5 in third person point of view. I read 3 books that didn’t take place in the USA at all, namely Lemonade and Lies that took place in the UK, The Royal Pain that took place in the fictional country in Europe called Dubreva and Alien Mate that took place on an alien planet called Dakon.
I only read 1 book that was a standalone, namely Landing Luck. 5 books were series starters, I didn’t read any series enders. 10 of the books I read had a human as main character (1 of those had dual pov, one alien an one human). One book has a non-human character, namely Lost Souls had a main character with Fae blood (but still pretty human). In magic’s Not Real I assumed the main character was human, but not fully sure, if she isn’t human we don’t know yet. 5 of the books I read had multiple point of views.
Picture of the Week
Sorry no picture of the week 🙁
What did I read this week?
Magic’s Not Real was a fun and short read I had some issues with it and gave it a 3 star, but it was enjoyable. Alien Mate was really good and I am hoping to pick up more books by this author.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Curry sauce with Leek
- Coconut Cake
- Monday: Tomato pasta Sauce with pasta
- Tuesday: Tomato pasta Sauce with pasta
- Wednesday: Pasta Salad with corn and egg
- Thursday: Buddha Bowl with rice, tofu and broccoli
- Friday: Leek quiche at my mom’s
- Saturday: Carrot and Onion Casserole
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride by Joanne Rock
– Review: His Last Defense by Karen Rocks
– My To-Be Read List #32: 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
– Warren High: An Elephant Never Forgets by J.C. Roberts – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Book Blitz: Myths & Legends – 14 March till 18 April
– Book Blitz: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis – 3 till 7 April
– 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
– Blog Tour: The Lily Singer Adventures by Lydia Sherrer – 28 April till 14 May
I got so many new books this week and I am still in this reading mood where everything looks good. And I have a hard time resisting those $0.99 sales.
Scandal I got for review and also bought from amazon, I am currently reading it and it’s really good! Amanda Lester and the Gold Spectacles Surprise was free for two days and as I read the rest of the series already I decided to list it here as well.
Asking for Truffle I got through netgalley. I heard the author mention this book on facebook in a group I think and I loved the sound of it and had added it to my wishlist on goodreads. So I was really excited to see it on netgalley and hit request immediately. Luckily I got approved, yay!
Sleepless Beauty I got for review from the author. It sounds interesting! Four Puddings and Funeral I also for review. I really enjoy this series so far, so I am eager to dive into book 6! This one’s next on my to-read list.
The Summer of Bad Ideas and Lost and Found Sisters I got both through Edelweiss. Lost and Found Sisters I already got, but I couldn’t download it until now. I tried it again now that I got approved for The Summer of Bad Ideas and was over on their site and now I could download Lost and Found Sisters as well. I am really curious about both these books.
Purrfectly Deadly and Fixin Toe Die were both only $0.99 so I grabbed them. I wanted to give Tonya Kappes books a try, so I am grabbing them when they are discounted. Another blogger recommended her books, so now I am even more curious about these. Purrfectly Deadly I got as it’s a mystery from a cat point of view. I haven’t read book 1 yet, but for 0.99 I couldn’t resist getting book 2 too.