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 good and busy week. I had quite a lot of new tours sign-up posts go live this week, a book blitz, a blog tour and a cover reveal. And I am working on some other tours that will go live next week. The fourth week of the Myths & Legends book blitz took place this week and a cover reveal for a dystopian book took place on Friday.
Last Monday I kicked off my blog tour discount on Lola’s Blog Tours. I wanted to put blog tours in the spotlight with a big discount, so I discounted them from $140 to only $105. And Michelle from Limabean Designs made a pretty banner for the discount, which is really nice to have for promotion purposes! I copied it below so you can see it, it’s also in my sidebar :).
So spent some time putting that discount live, updating everywhere to display the new price and scheduling tweets and fb posts. If you want to help spread the word liking my Facebook post or retweeting on twitter would be a big help! Or if you know an author who might be interested, make sure to let them know. Thanks in advance!
So this week was pretty busy with work. I did get some reading done and even wrote a discussion post. Ironically I wrote a discussion post about my recent lack of the, but I suddenly had inspiration to write it all down and explain things as well as tackle the topic of balancing blogging, work and life and what to expect from Lola’s Reviews now. It was great to actually have gotten a discussion post written again. And I can only hope I can keep this up and write one now and then.
On the topic of reading and blogging, I’ve been planning to get better about reviewing ARC’s on or close around release day. So I started putting release dates down in my calendar and am hoping I can get this to work. I feel bad about how I sometimes review books so late and I hope with my current focus on reading books I recently got I can also finally make sure I review them in a timely matter. We’ll see how that goes.
Summer Haikus is free!
I know I already mentioned this last week, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share again. 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.
Picture of the Week
Once in a while we order some products from an online Asian supermarket, things like soy sauce, curry paste etc which are much cheaper that way or are only available there. I also bought two varieties of bean sauce to try out for a new recipe I made this week, mapo tofu.
Okay back tot he topic of the picture, this time we bought a few new snacks to try out (I have another picture of a different snack for next week). I saw these being advertised in one of their e-mails and decided I wanted to give them a try. They are crispy rolls with vanilla filling in them. They are quite good! Apparently they are made with lots of veggies and grains, which is why you see that bag with veggies and grains on the packing. And they are packaged individually, which is really neat so you can eat how many you want and the rest doesn’t get old. What’s the most recent new snack you’ve tried?
What did I read this week?
I only finished one book this week, but even so I still call it a good reading week as Scandal was really good! I already am looking forward to book 2 as I want to know what happens next. If you like a good sci-fi with hints of dystopian, some romantic elements and lots of social intrigue and schemes, I would recommend this one. Scandal is only $0.99 for a limited time in case you’re interested :).
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Carrot and Onion Casserole
- Coconut Balls with Chocolate
- Monday: Mashed Potatoes with Sauerkraut and Lentils
- Tuesday: leftover Mashed Potatoes with Sauerkraut and Lentils
- Wednesday: Veggies in chili sauce with vega schnitzel and tortilla wraps
- Thursday: leftover Veggies in chili sauce with vega schnitzel and tortilla wraps
- Friday: Soup with french bread
- Saturday: Mapo Tofu
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Alien Mate by Cara Bristol
– Review: Lemonade and Lies by Agatha Frost
– Lola’s Ramblings: My recent lack of discussion posts and balancing things
– Review: Magic’s Not Real by JL Hendricks.
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Book Blitz: Myths & Legends – 14 March till 18 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
– Blog Tour: Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney – 1 till 21 May – New!
– Book Blitz: Saying I Do by Tracey Alvarez – 19 till 25 May – New!
I did a lot better with getting new books this week than last week. Only 3 new books this week and all are books I am really excited about. I heard about Bearly Departed a while ago and it sounded so good, so I was excited to see it pop up on netgalley. I request it and got approved yay! Locked Tight I got for review form the author. I love the Mindjack series, book 1 is free in case you’re interested, and it’s so exciting that after many years the author decided to go back to it and write book 4! I can’t wait to start this one, it will be my next read. Hushed I was seeing everywhere this week it seemed, it’s a contemporary romance retelling of the little mermaid. The Little mermaid was always one of my favorite fairytales and the blurb sounded good and it was only $0.99 so I got it.