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?
Happy new year everyone! I hope this week was a good start of 2018 for you. For me this week was a bit meh actually. Not sure why but I just felt a bit off. It was a bit harder to focus on work, although I still got a lot done. The construction work in another apartment in the building we live in continued this week. And some days I hardly noticed, but other days our house smelled like smoke and I got annoyed due to the construction noise.
Work wise I did do pretty well, I got a nice start on the assistant work this month and I put a cover reveal sign-up post live and I’ve been working on another media kit for a tour that will go live next week. End last year I had decided that at the start of 2018 I would change my cover reveals from free to paid and I hope that will turn out to be a good decision. While I loved being able to offer the cover reveals for free, they did cost a lot of time to organize and it does add up.
I spend some of the money I got for Christmas and got a bunch of new books. I’ve also been playing a cooking game every day for a little bit. It also was a great reading week with three really good 4 star books that I read. I also got some blogging done and finished the stats of 2017 post that went live last Friday.
I wanted to let you know about an awesome Us only giveaway author SJ Pajonas is hosting. One winner will win paperback copies of both Face Time and Summer Haikus! Both books are awesome books and got 5 star ratings from me and I just wanted to share this giveaway with you. If you love contemporary romances featuring diverse and realistic characters, make sure to enter Pajonas’ giveaway here.
What did I read this week?
3 solid 4 star reads this week. Biscuits and Slashed Browns was a good cozy mystery, the mystery didn’t grab me as much as the previous books, but I really liked the rest of the book. The daydreamer Detective Returns a Favor had a great mystery that took me by surprise. Touch of Rain was an awesome paranormal suspense book with some great twists and a kind and quirky main character.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Distant Light by Chloe Adler
– Review: Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts by Erin Johnson
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord
– Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger
– N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration by N.N. Light
– Modern Persuasion by Sara Marks
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
I want on a purchase spree this week. I got some money for Christmas and decided to spend some of it :). Sirens & Scales was a 99c box set and the whole sirens and dragons theme caught my attention. On the Hunt is the sequel to a book read this week and it was so good I bought the sequel before I finish the book. Summer Unplugged is a box set of the whole series for only 99cents. Defy the Stars got recommended to me by SJ Pajonas, she said it was a great YA sci-fi so I decide to give it a try. From the Stars was only 99cents and sounded great. I asked for some MM romance recommendations in my 2018 goal post this week and Kristen from Moonlight and Metaphors was so kind to recommend me a few MM books she thought I would like, so I bought Chaos Station, Wriggle & Sparkle and The High King’s Golden Tongue on her recommendation. One if a sci-fi book, the other a paranormal romance and the other high fantasy I think. I hope I’ll enjoy them all! Gemini Keeps Capricorn I won in a giveaway, yay! I loved book 1 and I am happy to have both book 2 and 3 now :).