Sunday Post #260

December 10, 2017 Sunday Post 34

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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. I had a bunch of tours running this week, a blog tour and two blitzes and then later in the week another blitz started as well. I sent out the media kit for a tour that’s starting next week and put the sign-up post for a cover reveal and review opportunity live. My Lola’s Blog Tours Christmas giveaway ended and I picked the winners and ordered the books. I am delighted so many people entered! I also got quite some hours of assistant work done.

And this week was Lola’s Reviews 5 year blogoversary! Thanks to Nicole fromFeed Your Fiction Addiction for reminding me. She has this form on her blog you can fill out with your birthday and blogoversary date and then she sends you a tweet on those dates. It’s fun to be reminded of it that way.

Oh and I won two more giveaways this week! Yay! Another Amazon gift card and a book :). The book was by an author I just read a book by this week, so it’s great to have another book by her to read now.

I am currently reading some non-review books again. After the last few months reading so many review copies I am totally going all moodreader this month so far! I only have one review copy that has an upcoming release date (all the others are already past their release date) and one more I am receiving soon. So I am planning to get some non-review books read as well, just reading what I want to for this month. I also removed some books from my for review shelf, there are so many older books on there still from some times I went overboard with the review copies and it’s so tempting to just remove them all and start over on 0. There are some I am still sure I want to read eventually, but also a bunch that I kinda lost interest about and am not as enthusiastic anymore as I once was, which just makes me sad.

2018-New-Release-Challenge
I am joining the New Release Challenge again next year. My goal is 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro. I really enjoy this challenge and as I always read a lot of new releases it’s great to keep track of them for this challenge.

What did I read this week?

First CommandDistant LightBlack Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts

First Command was a fun prequel novella that made me curious for book 1. It also had a nice twist. I posted my review on Goodreads, but probably won’t post it on my blog. Distant Light was a good read, I really liked the main character. Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts was just as fun as book 1 in the series.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock
Review: Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Blood Oath by Kelly St Clare and Raye Wagner
– Review: How to talk to Ghosts by Erin Hayes

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

Review Opportunities:
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
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
N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration by N.N. LightNew!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Groupie Games by Rebecca Lewis – 18 December – New!
Burning Westchester by H.L. Roberts – 21 December

Tours:
Blog Tour: Dying for Space by S.J. Higbee – 14 till 31 December

Book Haul:

Ella's Twisted Senior YearThe Truth of Letting GoGhosts and GrudgesA Witch's Mortal Desire

Ella’s Twisted Senior and The Truth of Letting Go I received from the author. Ghosts and Grudges was only 99c and it sounded really good, so I bought it. I already started reading it and it’s really good so far. A Witch’s Mortal Desire is the book I won, I just read another one of the author’s book this week, so I am curious about this one.

34 Responses to “Sunday Post #260”

  1. Sophia Rose

    Sensational that you had all those work tasks to do.

    I’m doing the New Release challenge again as well. We can cheer each other on.

    Congrats on winning the GC and the book- neat that it was from an author you just tried out.

    Sounded like a really great week. Hope next week is just as nice. 🙂

    • Lola

      Yay! Glad to hear you’re also joining the new release challenge.

      It was nice to win a book by an author I just discovered.

  2. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Sounds like you had a great week! I’m glad to hear the giveaway went so well! Congrats on the blogoversary! Also that’s great that you won two giveaways! So many exclamation marks in this comment! Lol 😛 I also won a book this past week 😀 I didn’t put it in my post though because I’m waiting til it arrives and I can take a photo.

    Sometimes you gotta go full mood readers and just read what you want so that you don’t burn out. Nobody wins when you force yourself to read a bunch of books you’re not into at the moment.

    Distant Light has circus and a vampire???? I must have it!
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    • Lola

      It was great to see how many entries the giveaway got and it was fun reading all the answers people put in. And it’s nice I won two giveaways as well this week :). I won ebooks, but if you won a physical copy it’s always fun to make a picture.

      It’s nice to fully mood read for a while and not worry too much about the books I still need to review.

      Distant Light did make me think of you with the circus. I think you might like it. I got it for review through Booksprout. I just went there when I wanted to read it as it seems the review by date moves up every few weeks.

    • Lola

      Thanks! It was great to win the giveaways.

      Oh almost forgot to link up my post I should do that next. I am glad you’re hosting this challenge again.

    • Lola

      I don’t re-read as often, but it’s great to fully go with moodreading a bit and not worry about review books. I’ll start with those again later next week.

  3. Michelle @Because Reading

    Congrats on the giveaways! That is always fun to win those. I am glad your Christmas Giveaway was a big hit with lots of people participating!

    Happy Blogbirthday! Mine comes up at the end of Jan/Feb. I can never remember the exact date. I have been blogging 5 years. Will have to remember to make a post.

    I am not doing any challenges next year 🙁 I just cant seem to focus so I want to stick with just reading for fun and only do the challenges I host which is a lot. lol

    I hope you have a great week, Lola! Thanks again for the package! You totally made a rather sad week much, much better! <3 Happy Reading! oxoxo

    • Lola

      I was so happy to have won those two giveaways :). And I am glad the Christmas giveaway was such a success. I am sure your awesome graphic helped!

      That’s fun we started blogging so close together! I never remember the exact date either, so it was fun to get reminded about it.

      I am only joining Coyer and the New Release Challenge and that’s it. I like doing only a few of them. And I think I am trying to go with Goodreads lists this year instead of the recap posts and see how that goes.

      I am so happy the package arrived and you liked everything and I could make your week a bit better 🙂

  4. Jenea's Book Obsession

    Your week sounds like a good one and congrats on the wins too! I need to participate in some challenges this coming year, so I am on the lookout for some. 🙂

    Happy 5th Blogoversary!!!!

    • Lola

      I did remove a few more of them recently, I hope to have another look later this year and remove a few more. i rather remove them when I really lose interest.

    • Lola

      Thanks for reminding me of my blogoversary! It sure is nice to get a bit of cheer on that day even if I myself forgot about it almost.

    • Lola

      It feels like I just started my own blog and at the same time like I’ve been blogging for ages. Strange how time works. I still remember the day I started my own blog too and how the first meme I joined was the Sunday Post :).

  5. sjhigbee

    What a great week, Lola and congratulations on how well you are doing:). I’m not surprised! I hope the coming week is excellent and I’m really looking forward to the blog tour:)

  6. S. J. Pajonas

    I’m glad your week last week went well and you won some giveaways too! That’s awesome! I’m considering which challenges I’m going to do next year since I don’t review books. I’d like to participate in something though! I’m sure I’ll do the audiobook one again, and then maybe I’ll choose another. 🙂
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    • Lola

      The quiche was really good. I almost forgot about the recipe, until I noticed it on my list of recipes here on the blog.

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