Sunday Post #300

September 16, 2018 Sunday Post 22

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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 decent week with some ups and downs. I did the usual assistant work this week and sent out a media kit for a tour next week. I am glad it was slightly quieter with work this week so I could prep for my 5 year anniversary for Lola’s Blog Tours last minute and get everything ready. I also had my third 5 star read of the year and got quite a bit of reading done this week. And it’s my 300th Sunday Post, how awesome is that?

On Thursday evening I was hit with a painful bout of stomach pain. I still have no idea what caused it, whether I ate something wrong or caught a virus, but it hurt pretty badly. Then after a night of not so good sleep it actually felt a lot better and I am almost back to normal now, so that’s good. So that was the not so fun part of my week. At least I got some extra reading done on Thursday evening as I was in too much pain to do anything else.

I’ve been busy this week working on my 5th anniversary celebration for Lola’s Blog Tours. I hadn’t gotten around to it earlier like I usually do, so now only had a few days to get everything ready, but I managed to get everything done in time for Thursday. It was fun to look back and realize I am exactly where I want to be with my business. Which is the best feeling ever. With my tour work and assistant work combined I make enough money to make a living and have a good routine for my days with work and still time for other things as well. To celebrate my 5 year anniversary I am running a giveaway for 2 books of the Bookdepository up to $10, winner’s choice. I’ll up it to 3 winners if we reach 500 entries. So if you want to, you can enter the giveaway here. Good luck!

What did I read this week?

Immortal PlunderBuilding ForeverThree Mages and a Margarita

Immortal Plunder was great, if you like pirates, fantasy and an adventure, I would definitely recommend this one. Building Forever got one of those rare 5 star ratings from me. I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down at all. The characters were some awesome and realistic and their romance was amazing.I enjoyed every moment spent with these characters and seeing them find their way together. Three Mages and a Margarita was a fun urban fantasy read with a sassy main character who is human and stumbles upon the hidden world of magic.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: The Glass Princess by Lidiya Foxglove
Review: Torn Soul by Laura Greenwood and Arizona Tape
Review: Matsuri and Murder by SJ Pajonas

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Immortal Plunder by Kelly St Clare
– Review: Relief Valve by JL Merrow

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

Review Opportunities:
After All by Laurie Winter
Death Island by Kelsey Ketch
Passage by Indie Gantz
Hiding by Jenny Morton Potts
Love & Alliances by Davina Lacey
The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
There are no cover reveals open for sign-up at the moments

Tours:
Bookstagram Blitz: Into the Darkest Night by Cassandra Giovanni – 18 till 24 September
Book Blitz: All That Matters by Tracy Krimmer – 23 till 24 October
Bookstagram Blitz: Recklessly Ever After by Heather Van Fleet – 29 October till 4 November

Book Haul:

The Dough Must Go OnPossessed by the VampireTrial of Three

All these three books I got for review and are the next books in series I am following.

What would be your dream job?

22 Responses to “Sunday Post #300”

  1. Lorna

    Goodness, I hope you are feeling even better now. My mind goes to appendicitis-I guess since my sister had that.
    My dream job? I always wanted to be a movie reviewer, but now I get to review books and that’s even better!
    Three Mages and a Margarita sounds good to me. Might have to try that one maybe. Hope you have another quiet week.

    • Lola

      I briefly thought of appendicitis too as I vaguely remember I got diagnosed once for that as a kid and then it went away again and I never had surgery for it. So who knows? I haven’t had the pain return since last week luckily.

      Being a book reviewer sure is awesome, although I am not sure if I ever would want to get paid for it as I am afraid that if it’s a job it would take part of the fun out of it.

      Three Mages and a Margarita was a great read πŸ™‚

  2. Michelle @Because Reading

    Happy 5 years! Congrats! I will share the giveaway for you.

    I am a bit jealous of you having read Immortal Plunder, I have been waiting for that one to come out! πŸ™‚ I am glad you enjoyed it. I am hoping to grab it when it comes out this week.

    Sorry about your stomach, maybe it was just a quick virus. I had one of those this week too but my sinus has been driving me crazy too. Can’t wait for the weather to change.

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! πŸ™‚
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    • Lola

      Thanks for sharing the giveaway :). It’s awesome to reach that 5 years milestone!

      I was lucky to receive an advance copy of Immortal Plunder, it’s really good. I hope you’ll enjoy it too if you get it!

      Yeah maybe it was just a quick virus or something. It took me a few days to feel fully back to normal, but I haven’t had pain since, so it seems gone now.

  3. Sophia Rose

    Glad that stomach complaint didn’t stick around longer than a day. I’ve had food poisoning several times and it is definitely not pretty.

    Yay for getting your business where you want it right now and going strong five years later.

    I’ll have to check out your five star read. Even the cover draws me in. Enjoy your three new series books.

    Oh, and my dream job was to be a Marine Biologist.

    Have a great week, Lola!

    • Lola

      The evening was the worst and after that it went a lot better already. Not sure if it was food poisoning or not, but I threw some foods I ate that day away just in case.

      It really is amazing to have reached that 5 years and have my business going strong πŸ™‚

      The cover is great too indeed. It really was a great read.

      That’s interesting your dream job was to be a marine biologist.

    • Lola

      I am glad it went away again, but it sure wans’t fun. Thanks! It’s such an awesome feeling to have reached that 5 years πŸ™‚

    • Lola

      I am glad the stomach pain went away again as it was not fun. Thanks! It sure is a nice milestone tor each the 300th Sunday Post and my five year tour anniversary.

  4. Sophie

    I am happy that your stomach pain did not last! Here we have many people calling sick at work already! And congrats on your 5 years!!!

  5. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Sorry you had stomach pain :-/ Glad to hear you’re mostly feeling better now. Yay, that’s wonderful that your business is going so well πŸ™‚ And hurray for finding another 5 star book! I read your review for Three Mages and saw you commented on mine but haven’t gotten around to responding to GR notifs yet. Glad you liked it though!
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    • Lola

      Still not sure what caused the stomach pain, but I am glad it went away again. I am really happy my business is going well. And it was great to have another 5 star read, it was so good!

  6. S. J. Pajonas

    Wow! It’s your 300th Sunday update! That’s so cool! I’m glad that your week was not so busy, but I’m sad to hear you had stomach pain. I hate when that creeps up on me out of nowhere. I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling better.

    Congratulations on building such a successful business! It must feel great to look and realize that you’re in the right place for having worked so hard. You definitely deserve all the praise for that!

    Have an awesome week!
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    • Lola

      I always like it when I reach a full number for my Sunday Posts and it’s hard to believe I’ve been doing these posts for 300 weeks in a row. I still have no idea where the stomach came from, I am just glad it went away again.

      Yes I am really happy to be in such a good place with my business and I hope I can keep it this way πŸ™‚

  7. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. Stomach pain is miserable. I had a stomach bug this weekend and I’m still recovering; I even had to change my flight home from today to tomorrow.

    Congratulations on 5 years of blogging and doing blog tours!

    • Lola

      I am still not sure what caused my stomach pain, but I am glad it’s over. Sorry to hear you had a stomach bug this weekend. I hope you’re feeling better.

      The 5 years is for my tour company. My blog is a bit older.

  8. sjhigbee

    Glad the stomach pain has abated – it sounds really unpleasant so I hope it stays away. And huge congratulations on your 300th Sunday Post and your 5th year anniversary – both are impressive achievements, Lola!

    • Lola

      The stomach pain was really unpleasant and I am glad it stayed away so far. Thanks! I am really glad to have reached both milestones πŸ™‚

  9. Greg

    Sorry to hear about the stomach pain! That can be the worst. Congrats on 300 Sunday Posts though! And also on your blog tour anniversary. That’s pretty awesome! So glad the business is where you want it to be. That must feel great!

    Immortal Plunder looks amazing!
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    • Lola

      The stomach pain was really annoying.

      It’s fun to reach that 300 Sunday Post. And I am really happy my business is doing well and I hope it continues to do so.

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