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 another busy week. I worked on some new tours, two new tours and two new cover reveal sign-up posts went live this week. I also had three tours that were running this week and a cover reveal that took place.
And I finally got to announce a new type of tour that I am trying out, namely the bookstagram blitz. Author Amy Sparling asked me a few weeks ago if I was interested in doing such a type of tour for her. So she helped me figure out the details and now I am organizing a bookstagram blitz for one of her books. And Michelle from Limabean Designs designed an awesome banner for the tour. I am really excited to see how this will go. In the meantime I started building my mailing lists for bookstagram blitzes and once I’ve grown my list a bit I’ll officially add the service to my site as well.
And I made an Instagram account for Lola’s Blog Tours. I just can’t figure out yet if I can post pictures on there from my pc as sadly it seems strongly focused on the app instead. And I don’t have a smartphone. But it’s interesting so far to check out this social media I never did anything with and it’s amazing seeing the pictures people make and post on there.
From Friday evening till Saturday late afternoon our internet was down. Which makes me realize for how much I need internet. I ended up baking some cookies and playing some games. It was kinda nice to play some games, I finally got to play a fun game I bought around Christmas for myself, but it also was a bit annoying not be able to do my normal work and blogging stuff when I wanted to. Luckily Saturday late afternoon the internet got back online.
When I was on Amazon posting a review this week I noticed I am now in the top 10,000 reviewers on Amazon! I thought it was pretty cool. My reviewers rank is # 9,639 at the moment. I am curious to see how low I can get.
I don’t have much of an update on my computer troubles. it crashed a few times this week, not too often, but it’s still happening. And no new error codes to look up. I haven’t really made time to look into it again this week, maybe next week.
In terms of reading, it was a decent week. Last week I was afraid a reading slump might be coming on as I just didn’t really feel like reading But this week seemed a bit better again. I read a book I really enjoyed and the book I was in the mood for to read next, was actually next on my list, so I started that. Luckily the next few books on my list for my ipad are books I want to read, so hopefully that helps. And on my Kobo I started a book I wanted to read instead of the review that I planned.
I got a bout of inspiration for a discussion post, but then when I sat down to write it my computer crashed and then had to updates and when that was all done the time I wanted to use for writing the post was done and work needed my priority. I have some notes jotted down so hopefully I can write it soon. As I haven’t been reading as much lately, I only have 10 posts scheduled at the moment, which is weird to see as I used to have so many posts scheduled. I also got a nasty headache one day that put a bit of a damper on my productivity that day sadly.
Oh and we watched Guardians of the Galaxy, I enjoyed it. I liked how all the space ships and galaxy parts looked, it all looked so great. And I keep thinking it’s funny the name of the plant is Groot, as groot actually is a dutch word and it means big or large. Which is sort of fitting as he’s a large tree. So now I keep wondering if they named him that on purpose or if they didn’t knew it was a word.
Picture of the Week
We bought a new plant for on our balcony this year and for weeks on row now it has the most beautiful pink flowers. It’s a phlox plant I think it was called. It really is a nice how it has flowers so long as many plants only have flowers for such a short while.
What did I read this week?
Legends was really good. I really liked the direction the story took and the new setting of this book in the UK was fun too. I am eagerly awaiting the next book by this author!
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Mapo Tofu
- Monday: Peanut Pasta
- Tuesday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Wednesday: Curry Leek
- Thursday: leftover Curry Leek
- Friday: Soup with french bread
- Saturday: Onion and Carrot Casserole
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: A Brit Unexpected by Brenda St John Brown
– Review: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Allies by Lydia Sherrer
– Lola’s Kitchen: Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe
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: Saying I Do by Tracey Alvarez – 19 till 25 May
– Blog Tour: Stalker, My Love by Zack Scott – 21 May till 10 June
– Blog Tour: Mother of Wolves banner by J Aislynn d’Merricksson – 22 May till 11 June
– Blog Tour: Destiny of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks – 29 May till 11 June
– Blog Tour: My Not So Normal Life Spy Recruit by Liz Laz – 29 May till 18 June
– Book Blitz: Temptation Trials Part 1 by B truly – 30 May till 3 June
– Book Blitz: Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis – 30 May till 5 June
– Bookstagram Blitz: Natalie and the Nerd by Amy Sparling – 30 May till 5 June – New!
– Book Blitz: Little Miss Tress by Tressa Rabbit – 4 till 10 June
– Blog Tour: Scandal by Athena Grayson – 12 till 25 June – New!
– Book Blitz: All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer – 19 till 25 June
I should probably read at least one book in this series or even by this author before I buy mroe of their books, but every time I hear of a new book in this series and it’s only $0.99 I just grab it. They just sound exactly like the type of book I would enjoy. Even though that doesn’t mean i actually do. But it was only $0.99, so I couldn’t resist.