Sunday Post #239

Posted July 16, 2017 by Lola in Sunday Post / 42 Comments

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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 week was a bit quieter than last week, but I did got a lot done. I did a lot of assistant work and put two sign-up posts live for cover reveals that will take place in August. This was the last week of a blog tour I organized and on Friday a new book blitz started. I managed to finish 3 books this week and di a bit of gaming as well. We’re slowly finding a new schedule here that works for us and my boyfriend is getting used to his new job.

And I’ve been trying something new on Facebook, I am trying to share more things on my Lola’s Reviews page. And instead of only one weekly posts were I share all the free and discounted books I come across, I also try making a separate posts about it every time I find a new free/ cheap or discounted book or giveaway. So I am hoping more people hear about things this way and my page is a bit more active. So far my total views seems to have gone a bit up, but it’s still very low. So not sure if it’s really making a difference, but I’ll keep doing this for a while and see what happens.

Picture of the Week

Witches Licorice
I bought these licorice last time when grocery shopping. They taste really good. And I like this branding, with the witches on the bag.

What did I read this week?

Mission to MahjundarMarked by Fate OriginsHow to Talk to Ghosts

Mission to Mahjundar was a bit disappointing, I was hoping for a great sci-fi romance, but it read more like a fantasy romance. It was very story focused and I had a hard time connecting to the characters. Marked By Fate Origins was a great read, two of the 15 authors were ones I already knew and the other 13 were new to me authors. And most of those authors I would be willing to read more of. I actually already started reading a book by Melle Andre as I really liked her story in the anthology and realized I had gotten the first book in her series when it was free a while ago. How to Talk to Ghosts was a great ending to the series and I really enjoyed Lita’s story!

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers
Lola’s Kitchen: Mapo Tofu Recipe

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Crash Land on Kurai by SJ Pajonas – 5 star read!
– Review: The Return by Kelly St. Clare

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

Review Opportunities:
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.

Cover Reveals:
Amanda Lester Coloring Book by Paula Berinstein and Anna Mogileva – 24 July
Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis – 26 July
Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer – 2 August – New!
Mend Your Heart by Tracey Alvarez – 23 August – New!

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
Book Blitz: The Sullivans Boxed Set Books 1-3 by Bella Andre – 14 till 27 August
Book Blitz: Sunsets at Seaside by Addison Cole – 23 August till 5 September

Book Haul:

Cracked OpenSecond Chance Cowboy

I got Cracked Open for review from the author and hope to start this one soon! I really like this series so far and am looking forward to read this one. Second Chance Cowboy I got through netgalley. I really enjoy the books by this author, so I was excited to see this one pop up on netgalley and glad my request got accepted :).

Freebies I grabbed:

You can stop by my facebook post here to see some freebies and cheap/ discounted book I found last week. Here’s the Facebook post for next week.


42 responses to “Sunday Post #239

  1. Holy Cow! You need to send me those candies! I LOVE the package and they have nothing like that here. I love licorice. 🙂

    You had a productive week. Congrats on your boyfriends job, I have been so out of the loop lately but things should start settling down now!

    I have also been trying to use my Facebook page more. I don’t know why I always forgot to share stuff on it.

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Maybe I’ll see if I can send you some one day :). They really taste good and the packing is so fun. I think you’re one of the few Americans that like licorice ;).

      My boyfriend is enjoying his new job so far, but it always takes a while to adjust to big changes like that.

      I always forget my Facebook as well. I find so many free and cheap books and I usually forget to share them, so I want to try and do that more often :).

  2. Facebook is just not a very good place to get free traffic anymore. You have to buy it all 😀 take it from someone who works in the industry. So don’t worry about not having too many views. Nobody really gets them unless you pay for reaching the people through Facebook ads.
    Hope you have a good reading week!
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  3. I love the packaging on that licorice, I totally agree, it’s great! I hate licorice candy though, so I’ll just enjoy the packaging lol!

    Good luck with facebook – that’s something I’ve never really gotten the hang of. But your plan sounds like a good one.

    Have a great week Lola 🙂
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    • I like some licorice and these are pretty good. And the packaging of these just looks so fun, I wanted to share it :).

      I just want to try and be a bit more active on Facebook, usually I do pretty okay with twitter. I’ll see how this goes and if I can keep it up :).

    • It’s probably just the way I list it here. Lola’s Blog Tours is my job, so I usually stay busy with that during the week.

    • Yay! I am glad to hear you noticed my posts on Facebook :). I’ve been trying to keep it up this week as well and it’s kinda nice to do a bit more with my page.

  4. glad you’re figuring out a good schedule, and that sounds like a good plan for Facebook. At least you’re trying something! If it doesn’t work, you can always go back to the other way.

    I like that licorice bag too, but I don’t think I’d like the actual food LOL.

    • So far I enjoy posting a bit more often on Facebook and it’s not like it takes too much time. So for now I keep it up and hopefully more people hear about some great cheap or free books this way. I also started sharing giveaways now.

      I really like the branding of that licorice and they taste great too.

    • The licorice is great and I like the packaging. I hope you’ll enjoy the Marked by fate Origins anthology once you get around to reading it. Who is the author you already know? It is a great book to introduce you to new authors. I found a few more that I really want to read more of.

  5. RO

    Wow! That package of candy looks pretty amazing, and I want to try some right now. Hope things work with Facebook soon. I suspect a lot of people don’t seem to be online as much because of the summer months and kids being home. Hugs…
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    • The packaging is really nice :). I enjoy being more active and I think I get a bit more views as well. And I agree it sure seems less people are online during these months.

    • You can also schedule posts with the normal native Facebook interface, although I usually just post things immediately when I think of them. But it might be worth it to look into hootsuite one day.

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