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 busy week. I had 7 tours running at the same time for most of this week and I know now that this is going to be around the maximum of tours I can run at the same time as I managed just barely. I also put live four sign-up posts this week (two cover reveals, a book blitz and a blog tour), I had to sent out 3 or so media kits this week, finished up May’s assistant work and made a nice start of June’s assistant work as well. I am now open to organizing torus for non-fiction books as well and am organizing my first non-fiction tour at the moment.
It’s been really warm here this week, which made sleeping difficult at times. Some days or times are doable, but other times it’s just too warm. And I had a nasty headache from Wednesday evening till Thursday afternoon which meant I hardly did any work for the first half of the day. I also wrote a Lola’s Advice post, but it probably needs some more editing first as I wrote it while my headache was starting up.
I think I finally got out of my weird reading mood from the past few weeks. Yay! I actually read 3 books this week and all of them were four stars! After reading Keeping Kyler, which was great, I decided to read Which Summer Night’s Dream. Which was the review book I was most looking forward next. I realized I was in a cozy mood and picked up another cozy mystery next, Doughnuts and Deception. And I am now reading Fantasy of Frost, which is really good and I am already about halfway through. My evening read is still Missing, which had a bit of a slow start, but it’s really good now.
This year I’ve been trying hard to read new releases for which I got review copies close to the release day and while I think it’s a good goal to try and review the books I within a timely manner, I think that’s what ultimately caused my weird reading mood/ slump. I was so focused on what I had to read that it sucked the fun out of reading. And it’s not like I didn’t want to read those books on my list, but having them on the list and forcing myself to read them, just made me enjoy the books I was reading less. So from now onward I hope to try and find a balance between the two, still try and read some books close to the release if possible, especially for the ARC teams I am part of, but also try to mood read as much as possible. The strange thing is that even though I know I am a moodreader I do this to myself every once in a while, where I become so focused on reading review copies I lose track of my moodreading and eventually almost land in a slump because of it. I am also trying to sign-up for less review copies from netgalley and edelweiss and try to request a book only if it really appeals to me or if it’s an author I already know. For the rest of the year I hope to focus more on the authors whose ARC teams I am part of and reading some books I already own or got for review that I really want to read.
May Reading Stats
It’s time for my May reading Stats. My reading mood was a bit off the whole month and I just didn’t seem to be able to enjoy books as much as usually. So I didn’t read as much and I had a lot of 3 stars.
- Amount of books read: 9 (1 more than in April)
- Favorite book: Witch Summer Night’s Cream by HY Hanna
- Most read genres: Contemporary Romance (3 books)
- Most read age category: Adult (7 Adult books, and 2 NA books)
- Authors I read most books from: Lydia Sherrer (I read two of her books this month)
- New to me authors: 2; Meg Macy and Eve Langais
A few more stats. This month I read 7 self published books and 2 from publishers (1 from HarperCollins and 1 from Kensington). I read 5 different genres this month, 3 Contemporary Romance, 2 Urban Fantasy, 2 Cozy Mystery, 1 Paranormal Romance and 1 Fairytale Retelling. All 9 books were full length. I read 4 books that got a 4 star and 5 books that got a 3 stars. 6 of the books I read were books I received for review and 3 were books that I bought.
7 of the books I read where read on my ipad and 2 on my Kobo. I read 3 books written in 1st point of view and 6 in third person point of view. I read 5 books that took place in the US, 3 in the UK and 1 on Planet Neverland.
I only read 1 book that was a standalone, namely Crazy by Eve Langais. 1 book I read was a series starter, I didn’t read any series enders, but I did read 3 books that were the third in a series. 4 of the books I read had a human as main character, the other 5 had non-human main characters. 6 of the books I read had multiple point of views (both males and females), 3 books had a female main character.
Picture of the Week
Sorry no picture this week 🙁
What did I read this week?
This was such a great reading week! I actually read 3 books in a week and they were all 4 stars reads and I am about halfway through both of my current reads and they are great too. But best of all I got my joy in reading back and I just seemed to enjoy my reading time a lot more.
Keeping Kyler wrapped up the story of Faye and Kyler, but the series will continue with stories from the other Kennedy Boys. I already reviewed it this week, it was a good one. Witch Summer Night’s Cream was great and exactly the type of book I was in the mood for. I really enjoyed it and once I was finished I decided to pick up another cozy mystery instead of following my reading list and I read Doughnuts and Deception in a few days. Now I am reading Fantasy of Frost, another mood read pick. After this I hope to read paper Cranes as now I feel in the mood for reading that and I hope to review it on release day.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Mashed Potatoes with Sauerkraut and lentils
- Monday: Sweet Tofu Curry
- Tuesday: leftover Sweet Tofu Curry
- Wednesday: Veggies in chili sauce with wraps and veggie nuggets
- Thursday: Veggies in chili sauce with vegetarian schnitzel
- Friday: Tomato soup with french bread
- Saturday: Lukewarm Couscous Salad
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Crazy by Eve Langlais
– Review: Witch Summer Night’s Cream by HY Hanna
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– 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
– A Distant Voice by Bridie Blake
– Mother of Wolves by J Aislynn d’Merricksson
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Sketches of My Soul by TC Booth – 6 June
– Hearts are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson – 8 June
– The She-Wolf of Kanta by Marlena Frank – 15 June – New!
– Crash land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas – 16 June – New!
– It Starts With L by Cassandra Fear – 21 June
– Book Blitz: Little Miss Tress by Tressa Rabbit – 4 till 10 June
– Blog Tour: Scandal by Athena Grayson – 12 till 25 June
– Book Blitz: All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer – 19 till 25 June
– Blog Tour: Hold Me Captive …Forever – 26 June till 9 July – New!
– Blog Tour: Home Field by Laurie Winter – 30 June till 13 July
– Book Blitz: Your crossroads. Your choice. by EJ Apicello – 3 till 9 July – New!
I Still Remember I got from the author as a thanks for organizing a cover reveal for the book. I am looking forward to reading this one. Damned Either Way I got for review from the author. I enjoyed the first two books in this trilogy and am looking forward to see how it ends. Scene of the Grind was discounted this week, so i bought a copy. I think I now own three of this author’s books, but haven’t read any of them yet.