Sunday Post #284

Posted May 27, 2018 by Lola in Sunday Post / 24 Comments

sunday post

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 full week. I did a lot of work, we went to the zoo and some other things popped up. I put a new sign-up post live this week for a new blog tour and there’s a tour I organized still running. I did some assistant work as well and worked on some GDPR stuff. I also managed to finish one book, buy some new books and I finished the puzzle I was working on and did a little bit of gaming.

We went to the zoo this week. We had some nice weather, but not too warm, which was great. We spent a lot of time watching some of our favorite animals and stopped by some others and had a great time. Sorry I didn’t take any pictures to show here.

About the GDPR. I’ve added a privacy policy to my site last week and a cookie banner where you have to click agree (sadly somehow a weird green line stays even when the notification disappears, still trying to figure out how to remove it). You no longer automatically receive a reply notification when you leave a comment on my blog, but have to opt in for that now, so if you want to receive an e-m ail when I reply to your comment, please click that button. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you’re a book blogger an unsure about what to do to be GDPR compliant, Nose Graze has a pretty informative and easy to understand post about the topic.

What did I read this week?

Deadly Games

Deadly Games was a good read, but I didn’t get pulled in the story as much as I had hoped. I figured out who the killer was early in the book and that removed some of the tension and mystery from the book.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Broken Wide by Susan Kaye Quinn
Review: Overload Flux by Carol Van Natta

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Evolved by N.R. Walker
– Review: The Mermaid’s Journey by Kellie McAllen

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

Review Opportunities:
The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente
Signs of Innocence by Rumer Raines
After All by Laurie Winter
Death Island by Kelsey Ketch
Passage by Indie Gantz
Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Monster’s Best 2019 – 12 June

Book Blitz: Blessing of Luna by Blaise Ramsay – 11 till 17 June
Blog Tour: Beyond the Moon by R.J. Wood – 11 till 24 June
Blog Tour: Ullr’s Fangs by Katahrine E. Wibell – 25 June till 15 July – New!
Blog Tour: Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski – 30 July till 12 August

Book Haul:

Pirate ConsortDon't Cheat MeThe Mermaid's JourneyMermaid Adrift

Two new releases this week that I’ve been waiting for and two mermaid books. I bought Pirate Consort and Don’t Cheat Me, two sequels to books I really enjoyed and can’t wait to dive in. The Mermaid’s Return I got for review and I am really curious about how the series ends. Mermaid Adrift sounded good and was only 99 cents.

Do you like going to the zoo? What are your favorite animals to visit?


24 responses to “Sunday Post #284

  1. I used to love going to the zoo. Unfortunately I can no longer walk that far so can’t go anymore. I would have loved to have seen pandas, but they are too rare. What is korma?
    Looks like you got some good books this week. Hope you enjoy them.

    • I am sorry to hear you can’t go to the zoo anymore. It is a lot of walking usually. I don’t think I’ve seen panda’s either, although I think they have red panda’s at this zoo, but we didn’t see them this time.

      Korma is a type of curry, this one’s made with cashew nuts and coconut milk.

  2. Yay for a good week and fun that you got to go to the zoo. My favorite animals to watch are the hippos and any of the big cats. Good that you’re getting GDPR compliant. Puzzle finished feels great, I’m sure. 🙂
    Nice haul. I’ll be curious about what you think of the Caryse Locke book. I’ve still got the prequel that I was planning to read before I move on to book two in the series, but I’m curious what you think of this one.

    Have a good week!

    • They have lions and tigers at this zoo. We did got to see the tigers and the lions are always nice too.

      It’s been good to get everything GDPR compliant and I am happy to have gotten that done now. I already started a new puzzle now that i finished the last one.

      I am debating whether I need to re-read book 1 as it’s been so long since I read the first book in that series, but at the same time I am so excited about this one I might just start this one. The prequel is a great read!

  3. Oh I like going to visit zoos sometimes too (as long as the animals are well looked after), haven’t been to one for ages though. I’m glad you enjoyed your time there 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your new books! Have a great week ahead.

    • Same here, we like to go to the zoo sometimes, but only if the animals are well taken care of. We once went to a zoo where the animals all looked stressed and we never went to that one again as it as just sad. This zoo has pretty big cages and the animals looks well.

  4. RO

    Yay on getting the chance to hang out at the zoo! It’s been years since I’ve been, but I try to watch animal shows on The Animal Planet Channel all the time. Kudos on the extra work you’ve been doing too! Hugs…RO

    • We usually try and visit the zoo once a year or so. I like seeing animals. I can imagine those animal shows on that channel would be fun to watch as well.

  5. I love the zoo but have not visited in so long. The GDPR is so consuming but I am still working on it. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books!

    • We usually try to visit once a year or so. It’s fun to see all the animals.

      Yeah it does take some time to read up on it and implement the changes.

  6. I might have known you would be all over the GDPR compliance issue, Lola:)). Glad you have had a busy, enjoyable week. I hope next week is a good one for you.

    • As long as you have a privacy policy on your site that’s the most important thing for blogs and no default clicked checkboxes. It sure can be confusing at times as there is quite some conflicting information around.

  7. The zoo! Fun! I haven’t been to the zoo in a long time. Oh hmm, there is a strange green line on the bottom. You can try adding this to your stylesheet or however you edit css if you want, I think it might take the green line away:

    .widget_eu_cookie_law_widget.widget {
    border: none !important;

    But ugh, yes, this GDPR stuff has been so frustrating! I just removed my comment notifs entirely. Didn’t feel like bothering with anything else at the moment, tbh. Your plugin looks like it is automatically selecting the “replies to my comments” option though?
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    • Thanks so much! That worked :D. I hadn’t had time to look into it yet, so I really appreciate the help.

      I adjusted my plugin so it shouldn’t click anything by default anymore, but the standard option should be replies to my comments. Is it still checking that option by default?

      • Glad it worked 🙂 What I mean is, when “replies to my comment” is the option that automatically shows, you automatically get subscribed unless you change it. There’s no extra checkbox or anything, so I’m not sure what you mean. The only checkbox is the spam one.

  8. Sounds like a good week. We love the zoo and this is a good time before it gets too hot or too busy. We might go this week if my daughter feels better. We took zoo trips when she was 9, 10 and 11. The first year we did 7 zoos in 7 days in WI, MI and IL. The next year we did 10 zoos in 10 days, mostly in OH. The final year we did 16 zoos in 16 days in IA, NE, CO, KS,and MO. I especially liked the giraffe breeding program in Colorado Springs. Most giraffes in zoos are one variety and they had 2 types. There are actually about 23 breeds of giraffe. We also like elephants and primates. We were able to feed giraffes, elephants, and goats. My daughter was able to ride elephants and camels and ponies. We liked how each zoo had something different even if they had some of the same animals. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • It really was the perfect time to visit as it wans’t as busy or hot yet. I hope you got to go to the zoo this week. That sounds fun visiting so many zoos!

      I didn’t know that there are so many breed of giraffe. It is nice to see how different zoos are, although we usually go to the same one as it’s a great zoo and the animals and cages look great.

    • Oh nice you also recently went to a zoo. I also like the water animals. One of the polar bears was swimming when we walked by, which was fun to see. Good to hear you got most of the GDPR stuff covered :).

    • I hope so! I can’t wait to read it! I just hope I haven’t forgotten too much from book 1. I have a few review books to read first, but I hope to get to Pirate Consort later this month.

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