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 week. I did a lot of work, read, gamed, baked a cheesecake and tried a new recipe. Two new sign-ups posts went live on Lola’s Blog Tours this week, a cover reveal and a non-fiction book blitz. And I started working on two sign-up posts for next week already. I finished the assistant work for last month and started a bit on this month’s work. I get so happy every time I see how well my company is doing so far this year :). I really hope this keeps up for the rest of the year too.
I did have a few meh days, not sure why. I also had a headache twice. But I also had good days. I got half an hour to an hour gaming done each day and I finished a 5 star read. My current read is also really good. We also have a few changes going on here and I think they will all be good ones, but it can take some time adjusting.
On Wednesday my sister came to visit. It was fun to talk with her. We talked a bit about book as usual and some other topics as well.
I’ve been in a sci-fi mood for the past few weeks and I feel like I am slowly switching moods, I think the next mood will be cozy mystery as I suddenly find myself thinking of reading a cozy as my next read. Oh and I baked a cheesecake this week as I was suddenly craving cheesecake, so I decide to just make some time to bake it.
Picture of the Week
Sorry no picture this week.
June Reading Stats
It’s time for my May reading Stats. June was a great month for reading. I finally came out of my sort of reading slump and I’ve been really enjoying my reading this month. I read a book by new to me author Kelly S Clare and then ended up reading three of her books this month, one of which got a 5 star. I also gave a 5 star to Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas, which was one of my most anticipated releases this year.
- Amount of books read: 8 (1 less than in May)
- Favorite book: Fantasy of Flight by Kelly St Clare and Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas
- Most read genres: Fantasy (2 books)
- Most read age category: Young Adult (3 Adult books and 5 YA Books)
- Authors I read most books from: Kelly St Clare (I read 3 of her books this month)
- New to me authors: 1; Kelly St Clare
A few more stats. This month I read 6 self published books and 2 from publishers (1 from HarperCollins and 1 from Random House). I read 7 different genres this month, the only genre I read 2 books in was Fantasy. Besides that I read a Cozy Mystery, a Fairytale Retelling, a Thriller, a Contemporary Romance, a Dystopian and a Science Fiction book. All 8 books were full length. I read 2 books that got a 5 star rating, I read 5 books that got a 4 star and 1 book that got a 3 stars. 4 of the books I read were books I received for review, 3 were books that I bought and 1 was a book I got for free during a free days promo.
I read one book in paperback format this month, the other 7 were ebooks that I read on my ipad and 1 on my Kobo. I read 4 books written in 1st point of view and 4 in third person point of view. I read only 3 books that took place in the US this month, 2 took place in a fantasy world (fantasy of Frost and Fantasy of Flight), 1 in the UK, 1 in Australia/ Space and one on another planet or moon actually (Crash Land on Kurai).
I only read 1 book that was a standalone, namely Missing by Kelly Armstrong. I read 4 first books in a series, 1 book that was a second book in the series and two books that were the third book in a series. I only read about humans this month, no otherwordly creatures of any kind, although one book had a genetically enhanced human as main character (The Retreat). 6 of the books I read had a female main characters, one a male main character (Paper Cranes) and 1 dual point of view (His Accidental Heir).
What did I read this week?
Gah! Crash Land on Kurai was so good! This book was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and it was even better than expected. I can’t wait for book 2!
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: Mashed potatoes with carrots and onion
- Monday: Curry Wraps
- Tuesday: leftover Curry Wraps
- Wednesday: Fried Rice
- Thursday: leftover Fried Rice
- Friday: Tomato soup with french bread
- Saturday: Onion pie
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Lola’s Advice: How and When to use smarturls
– Review: The Retreat by Kelly St Clare
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.
– Book Blitz: Your crossroads. Your choice. by EJ Apicello – 3 till 9 July
– Book Blitz: Sketches of My Soul by TC Booth – 3 till 9 July
– Book Blitz: Worth Remembering by Holly James – 14 till 20 July
– Book Blitz: Withhold by Andrea Pearson – 18 July
– Book Blitz: Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas – 19 till 20 July
– Book Blitz: Storm of Hope by Leila Tualla – 1 till 7 August – New!
– Book Blitz: Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole – 23 August till 5 September
I got the first three books for review from the author. I already started reading The return and To The teeth is next on my to-read list. I also got a short story that will be a in an anthology, but I plan to grab the anthology when it releases so will list that one instead next week. Mission to Mahjundar I got as it was only $0.99.