Sunday Post #249

Posted September 24, 2017 by Lola in Sunday Post / 27 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 less busy than last week, which was kinda nice. But for some reason I was really tired this week, it felt like I had caught a cold, but like I was stuck at that stage right before the full symptoms hit. So I never really got to the being sick stage, but I also didn’t really feel 100% healthy. It was weird. I also had a headache one day and took a nap that helped and yesterday another headache hit, but painkillers took care of that. Mostly it was a pretty okay week.

As for work, I had two tours running this week, I sent out two media kits this week for tours that are starting next week and I did some assistant work. And this week my mom stopped by for a visit this week, which was fun, we talked and drank tea.

I read two books this week and scheduled reviews for them and I am still making my way through Pets in Space 2, which is a great read, but very long as all the stories are a decent length. Lots of great stories in there so far. I also bought some new books, a box set of a series I started this week and two new releases I was curious about.

Picture of the Week

Sorry no picture this week.

What did I read this week?

Pride of AfricaNight Spots

I read through two novella’s this week on ym Kobo. Both were only 60 pages or so, so they are fairly short reads, hence why it still looks like I read something. Both were 3 star reads, a lot of fun, original setting, but a bit short. Pride fo Afrika felt a bit rushed, but Night Spots was a lot better paced. I already bought the rest of the series. Pets in Space 2 is about 800 pages long, so it’s taking me a while to get through that

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Review: Curveball by Jordan Ford

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake
– Review: Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
– New Release Challenge 2017: 3rd quarterly recap

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

Review Opportunities:
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
Until Love Finds You by Pamela Aares
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Making it Complicated by Clarisse David – 9 October

Bookstagram Blitz: Saven Series Box Set by Siobhan Davis – 26 September till 2 October
Book Blitz: Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer – 27 September till 3 October
Book Blitz: Always With You by Hannah Ellis – 3 till 9 October
Blog Tour: Running Out of Space by S.J. Higbee – 11 till 31 October
Book Blitz: Forsake by Andrea Pearson – 19 October
Bookstagram Blitz: Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis – 23 till 29 October
Bookstagram Blitz: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet – 31 October till 6 November

Book Haul:

Savanna DanceBroken LynxThai ReboundSavanna BearLet There be LoveShattered HeirSouthern Fried

I bought the box set with all 6 books in the Hotel safari series as I am having fun with these stories so far. Let There Be Love sounds so good! It’s been on my wishlist since I first heard about it and now it got released so I grabbed my copy. Shattered Heir is a YA Fantasy, I was curious about this one and bought a copy when it released. Both Let There be Love and Shattered Heir were only $0.99. Southern Fried was only $0.99 so I bought it as I already have book 1.

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.


27 responses to “Sunday Post #249

    • I really like Japanese curry, adding an apple might sound a bit weird at fist, but it really adds something to the curry :). And as you grate it, it becomes part of the sauce.

      I still don’t feel fully well again, but I hope later this week I do.

  1. I’m glad you didn’t get really sick. Yesterday I woke up with a migraine and had to take the medicine for it, it pretty much makes me useless. So, I got nothing done. I hate that too. So, I feel ya about having an awful headache. Hope you are feeling better now. Enjoy all the new books you picked up this week. 🙂

    Have a great week.

  2. That sounds like my son. He sounds like he is getting over a cold he never had and it just seems to be lingering. He had a temp but was cold to the touch. I told him he was turning into a zombie, he didn’t believe me. LOL

    Awww, a nice visit with your mom. That must be awesome! Mine is away that the moment and I do miss her when she isn’t here.

    I give you lots of credit for tackling an 800 page book! I don’t know if I could do that. I’m such a slow reader, it would have to be 800 pages of complete awesome! 🙂 I hope you are enjoying it.

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! ox
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    • It was so weird. I was tired, a bit achy muscles and a headache. Cold one day and then warm the next second. But it never really turned into a cold, it was so weird.

      My mom lives closer to here again, so it’s nice we can go for a quick visit now and then :).

      I don’t usually read such long books either, I much prefer the 200-300 pages lenght books. It is weird as normally I read a book or two per week and now I am reading the same book for two weeks already. But it is a great read and it’s an anthology, so it’s actually 12 (I think) shorter stories instead.

  3. Sorry you were zapped this week – it sounds a bit like the thing I went down with the previous week, but alongside the headaches, I also had aching limbs and a mild temperature. Glad yours didn’t progress to that stage. How lovely to have a good catchup with your mother – it’s nice she lives close enough to have regular get-togethers.
    I hope you have a busy, successful week – though with sufficient downtime that you don’t get too tired:).

    • Yes I also had the aching limbs a few days. I didn’t measure my temperature, but I did have some of those hot or cold moments. I still don’t feel fully normal again. But it was so weird to not be really sick, but still don’t feel good either.

      My mother lived on the other side of the country for a while and recently moved closer back here again, so we’ve been seeing each other more regularly now. It’s easier to stop by for a short visit now.

  4. Lots of stuff going around seems like- must be the change of seasons. Glad it didn’t get too bad! It’s been chilly at night here until last week when we got super hot, even at night. that’s gonna pass though.

    Glad you had a mostly good week! I have to say Pets in Space 2 sounds fun!
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    • I still don’t feel fully well, but it’s nice it didn’t get too bad, but still annoying to have so many days where I felt slightly off. definitely seems like there;s something going around.

      Pets in Space 2 is great. It has a bunch of short stories by different authors, some author I already knew and some new to me ones.

  5. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with headaches but at least you can take medication. The only stuff that helps me with headaches is percecet and it makes me as sick as a dog so I don’t take it unless I can barely see straight. Hope this week is a good one for you.
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    • Sometimes the medication works really good and other times I just have to wait them out. Thanks sound difficult that you have to make that hard choice between a headache and medicine that makes you sick.

    • It was so strange to be so tired, this week too. Weird to hear you also felt tired.

      Pets in Space 2 is great :). I hope you’ll enjoy it when it you get around to reading it.

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