Sunday Post #258

November 26, 2017 Sunday Post 20

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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 good week. A bit busy with lots of small things that needed to be done. I had two cover reveals I organized early in the week and the rest of the week was a bit quieter with tour work. So I focused on getting some small things prepared for later (drafted a discount post and e-mail) and did some more assistant work than normal. I sent out four media kits for tours that start next week and I announced my Lola’s Blog Tours Christmas Giveaway!

On Friday my mom stopped by for a visit. And there were some things I got done around the house. A few things got cleaned up and moved around. I am hoping to put the Christmas tree up soon. I also had a decent reading week, I finished two books and my two current reads are pretty good. I do notice I have some trouble making time for non review books, I had a lot of review obligations recently. Which is something I need to keep an eye on as it can be a tad stressing when I take on too many review obligations and have less time for other books. Even though I am really enjoying all my review books.

I also had some things pop up that took more time and I didn’t get much blog commenting done as I had planned. There was a fun black Friday giveaway hop that I stopped by on Friday. I had a bit of a headache on Friday and didn’t get as much done as I had hoped.

Coyer Winter
And I am joing the Winter Coyer again this year. I am just joining in for the normal Coyer and seeing how many free/ cheap e-books I can get read.

Lola’s Blog Tours Christmas Giveaway

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I am hosting a Christmas Giveaway on Lola’s Blog Tours! 3 winners will each win a book of their choice from the Bookdepository up to $10! The giveaway ends early December so the books will hopefully still arrive in time for Christmas or close around that time at least. And how awesome is that banner? Michelle from Limabean Designs designed it for me and I love it!

What did I read this week?

Blood OathHis Pregnant Secretary

A decent reading book. I finished two books and making good progress with my current reads. the two books I finished were both 3 star reads. I didn’t enjoy Blood Oath as much as I had hoped, mostly because it was too dark, grim and bleak for my tastes. but it was well written and had parts I did enjoy, I do think it’s a good book just not full to my taste. His Pregnant Secretary was a nice romance novel, I liked the Christmas theme and setting and seeing more of the three new brothers, but I didn’t care as much about the baby plot line and how some of the conflict was a bit similar to previous books.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Magic of the Void by Lena Mae Hill
Review: Shift of Soul and Shadow by Hillary Thompson

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Another One Bites the Crust by HY Hanna
– Review: The Release by Athena Grayson

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

Review Opportunities:
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 Faye
The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young
Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord
Review Opportunity: Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Something Just Like This by Tracy Krimmer – 20 November
Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert – 21 November
The Lost Savior by Siobhan Davis – 27 November
We Have a few good memories, don’t we? by Katie Lewington – 5 December – New!
Burning Westchester by H.L. Roberts – 8 December

Tours:
Rogue by S.A. Stephenson – 13 till 19 November
Book Blitz: Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert – 28 November till 11 December
Book Blitz: There be Demons by MK Theodatus – 1 till 14 December
Blog Tour: True Horizon by Laurie Winter – 1 till 14 December
Book Blitz: Deck the Malls With Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger – 7 till 20 December
Blog Tour: Dying for Space by S.J. Higbee – 14 till 31 December

Book Haul:

Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling PinsTouch of RainFated StarsInseparable

I couldn’t resist getting Mermaid Fins, Winds & Rolling Pins when I noticed it wa sonly 99c, even though I haven’t read the first two books yet. This series just sounds so fun and I hope I can read book 1 soon. The blurb of Touch of Rain caught my attention and for only 99c I decided to pick up a copy. Fated Stars was on my wishlist since it was released, I really enjoy Veronica Scott’s empath stories so far, so I bought a copy as soon as I could. Inseparable I got for review and I am really curious about this standalone contemporary romance.

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.

20 Responses to “Sunday Post #258”

  1. Sophia Rose

    Sounds like a decent week, then. Too bad about the headache day. I had an ear infection that finally got cleared up and stopped hurting and distracting me. Neat about the Christmas banner and giveaway for your Tour page.

    I agree about taking on too many review books and not enough from my own shelves. I did better at that this year, but I think I still need to limit it further.

    Oh hey, I’m doing the regular COYER challenge for the Winter, too.

    Your week’s menu always sounds good to me. We had Thanksgiving dinner and then two days of leftovers, but before that it was simply hot sandwiches that were quick and easy. 🙂

    Well done on getting through your books even if they were okay ones. Nice haul of new ones. Haha, that first book title!

    Have a good week, Lola!
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    • Lola

      Sorry to hear about your ear infection, that sounds painful!

      I do well some months and then this month I read 7 review books of the 9 I read. I have to try and balance things better as I have some non-review books I want to get to as well. But then I am doing much better at reviewing the review books in a timely manner, so that’s good too, I just have to try and sign-up for less of them per month I think.

      Yay, glad to hear you’re doing Coyer as well!

      Simply sandwiches are good for dinner, it’s nice to have some easy dishes sometimes. we often eat soup with bread one day a week when I want something easy. I hope you had a great thanksgiving!

      I like the rhyming titles for each of the books in that series. I just read the first book in that series this week and I really enjoyed it.

  2. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I had a bothersome headache one day this week too, so I feel you. Glad you mostly had a good week though 🙂 Looks like you had a pretty good book haul too!

    I also feel like I’ve been a bit stressed with review copies. I’m on my last one that I really feel obligated to get read quickly. I only have one actual advanced copy left, but that release isn’t until April, and the rest, well, I’ve had those for months already and they’re all past release so I guess a bit longer won’t make much difference lol.
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    • Lola

      Headaches always can mess up a day :(. Luckily it was a pretty good week besides that.

      I’ve been doing better at reading new review copies in a timely manner, but when I have a bunch of review deadlines in a row it can get stressing. I only have 2 reviews copies with future dates left at the moment I think and 2 or so more that I know I’ll be receiving soon-ish, the rest are all older ones. So hopefully I can can get some non review books fit in as well.

  3. Jenea's Book Obsession

    I love the new banner! Headaches just get in the way of everything don’t they?! I am glad that are feeling better now though. The weather changes and our heat being on most of the time makes us have headaches at our house. It’s dry heat, I really need to look into a cool mist humidifier. It might help. Hope you great week and enjoy those new books too. 🙂

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    • Lola

      I do enjoy a lot of the review books, but having the pressure to review them still can get to me at times.

      I do review almost all of my non review books too.

  4. sjhigbee

    Sorry about the headache:(. Though it sounds like other than that you had a good week. And I do know what you mean about having too many review copies stacking up. I try for 4 Netgalley reads per month in theory, but it often works out to be a lot more than that in practice. Here’s hoping you have a good week, Lola:)

    • Lola

      Thanks for entering my giveaway and sharing about it! I appreciate it :). It’s getting a lot of entries and I see an increase in followers as well.

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