Sunday Post #250

October 1, 2017 Sunday Post 27

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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 was a pretty busy week. Just like last week I felt a bit off for part of this week and on Tuesday my tiredness caught up with me and I ended up taking a nap as I couldn’t focus at all. I also had to deal with two headaches, but besides that it was a pretty good week.

I worked on a new book blitz and review opportunity for author Jennifer Faye and both events are live now. I have another review opportunity to work on next that should be live next week. I also had a book blitz and a bookstagram blitz run this week. I finished up this month’s assistant work and even made a start on next month’s work already.

And I am almost finished with Pets in Space 2, it’s a great read, but after reading the same book for 3 weeks I really want to start a new book. Even though in fact it contains 12 stories, it still feels weird to read the same book and genre for so long. I got a new ARC this week for Strike Out by Jordan Ford and hope to dive into that next.

September Reading Stats

It’s the first day of October today, so let me share what I read in September. I didn’t read as many books this months as for a big part of the month I was reading Pets in Space 2.

Books I read in September
The CatchChasing ChristmasThe ReleaseRitualsPride of AfricaNight SpotsA Chance This Christmas

Some stats

  • Amount of books read: 7 (5 less than in August)
  • Favorite book: The Release by Athena Grayson – loved it!
  • Most read genres: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction and Paranormal Romance (2 books in each genre)
  • Most read age category: Adult (5 books)
  • Authors I read most books from: Tori Knightwood (I read 2 books by her)
  • New to me authors: Only 1, Tori Knightwood

A few more stats. This month I read 4 self published books and 3 from publishers (1 from HarperCollins, 1 from Tule Publishing and 1 from Random House). I read 4 different genres this month, 2 Science Fiction, 2 Contemporary Romance, 2 Paranormal Romances and 1 Urban Fantasy. 5 of the book were full length and 2 novella’s. I had one 5 star read this month, four 4 star reads and two 3 star reads. 2 of the books I read were books I received for review, 3 were books that I bought and 2 were free.
I read one book in hardcopy format this month, Rituals. The other 6 were ebooks that, 3 of those I read on my kobo and 3 I read on my ipad. I read 3 books that took place in the US this month, 2 in Kenya and 2 in space. .
I didn’t read any standalones this month, I read 1 series starters. I read 3 books were romance was a side plot and 4 books with romance as the main focus.

What did I read this week?

A Chance This Christmas

As I am still reading Pets in Space I managed to finish only one book this week, A Chance this Christmas. It was a great Christmas themed romance book and I really enjoyed it.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

  • Sunday: Wraps with sweet potato mash, spinach and veggie nuggets
  • Monday: Curry Leek
  • Tuesday: Curry Leek
  • Wednesday: Pumpkin Curry without pumpkin and with lentils and tofu instead
  • Thursday: Pumpkin Curry without pumpkin and with lentils and tofu instead
  • Friday: soup with bread
  • Saturday: Hot Lightning

This week I blogged about:

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

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: The Snare by Athena Grayson
– Review: A Chance this Christmas by Joanne Rock

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

Review Opportunities:
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
Snowbound with an Heiress by Jennifer FayeNew!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

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

Tours:
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
Book Blitz: A Moment at Christmas by Jennifer Faye – 19 till 25 October – New!
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:

I only got one book this week, a review copy of Strike Out. I really enjoyed book 1, so I can’t wait to start this one.

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 #250”

  1. Wattle

    Headaches are so annoying 🙁 I hope you’re feeling 100% better now though.

    It sounds like you’ve had a busy reading month, even if you have been reading the one book for a while…I just looked it up, that’s a lot of pages! I hope all the stories in it are good ones 🙂
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    • Lola

      It was really interesting to read about Kenya. I think this was the first book i read about Kenya. The shifter aspect is pretty limited and book one is free, so you might want to give it a try to see if it works for you.

  2. Michelle @Because Reading

    I felt so off this week and it might have been because I was stressed about my daughters room. That tends to happen to me a lot. I have been getting lots of headaches lately but I believe it’s from the weather. We are finally cooling off with only one day that will be in the high 80’s. I am looking forward to the cooler weather, I prefer the windows open.

    OMG, YES! If I binge read something like 3 books in a row, I takes me a long time to get out of that world in my head! lol If it’s a good series I don’t mind at all. 🙂

    I hope you have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Lola

      We’re finally getting some cooler weather as well, it’s nice. Sorry to hear you’ve been stressed this week.

      This was an anthology with 12 different stories and it was about 880 pages long or something. It was a great read, but it was also nice to be able to read something else now that I finished it.

    • Lola

      I was surprised I still read this much. But two of these were really short, like 50 pages and 3 of the others were around 150 pages, so that helps ;).

  3. Greg

    I read less in September too, I blame Netflix. After holding off all summer, more or less, I returned to netflix binging in September, to the detriment of my reading lol. Oh well. Glad you had a pretty good week, other than the headaches.

    I know what you mean about reading the same book for a while. After a while you just want it to be over, even if it’s good!

    Hope the new week is good for you.
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    • Lola

      I got stuck in a 880 pages long novel, I just finished it and while it had 12 stories, I am only counting it as 1 as it’s an anthology. So yeah that’s why it looked like I read less this month. And I sure was happy to pick up another book and genre after that, even though it was a great read.

      It’s nice to go on a netflix binge, but I can see how that cuts in your reading time.

  4. sjhigbee

    So sorry about the headaches, Lola:(. I don’t expect I helped with my sudden change. Thank you so much for your kind understanding – I cannot tell you how much your support has meant during setting this whole thing up… I am always impressed by the range of your reading – the Huntress of the Star Empire looks an interesting series. In the meantime, I hope the coming week is a smoother one – for both of us!

    • Lola

      No problem! Things like that happen and I am just glad we could change things around before the tour started :).

      The Huntress of the Star Empire is such a good series! I would definitely recommend it 🙂

  5. S. J. Pajonas

    I missed your Sunday post! Probably because I was hauling butt to finish Daydreamer 4. 🙂 It’s good to see you made it through the week even with headaches. I was pretty tired last week and this one too, so I’m hoping for a restful weekend this weekends!
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    • Lola

      The headaches were annoying. I am doing a bit better this week, less tired luckily than last week. I hope you’ll have a restful weekend!

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