Sunday Post #314

December 23, 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 another full and busy week. I put a new sign-up post for a book blitz live and a new Christmas themed review opportunity. I also fit in a bunch of extra hours for one of my authors and did my standard hours for most of my other authors.

I finished listening to my second audiobook, it was really good and I started listening to book 3 in the series already. It’s been a pretty good reading week and I like how audiobooks help me read more already. I haven’t had as much time for blog visiting and replying to comment as usual, but I hope to do more of that next week. I also hope to work on my favorite reads of 2019 post next week, so I can have it live by 31 December.

As for my burn wound update. It is recovering well, still a little bit red, but looking better each day. The smallest burns already colored back a lot more to my normal skin color, but the bigger burns take a bit longer.

I had some ereader troubles this week, after doing an update my e-reader was unresponsive and I had to do a hard reboot and lost all my books. Then when I tried to do the first set up again the Kobo program wouldn’t work well with my ereader. I spent a lot of time trying to fix it and then asking support for help. In the end we found a work around to skip the setup and use another program to put books on my ereader. It’s not ideal, but at least it works and I can still read on my ereader.

Audiobook Challenge 2019
I’ve decided to join Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer’s audiobook challenge. Now that I am getting into audiobooks I thought it would be fun to join this challenge. I hope to read at least 12 audiobooks next year. So I set my goal at Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15.

What did I read this week?

The Lion Mistress Book 1Over The FallsMinder Rising

I finished 3 books this week. The Lion Mistress Book 1 was a good read, but due to my high expectations and the main character being a bit difficult to like at first I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I hope I’ll enjoy book 2 more as it is a great start to the series. Over The Falls was such a fun read with two great main characters who slowly fall in love and an awesome setting in a beach town. Minder Rising is the second audiobook I listened to and I love the narration for this series and it’s fun to re-read these before book 5 comes out.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Witch Undercover in Westerham by Dionne Lister
Review: The Horse Mistress Book 3 by R.A. Steffan

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Full Moons, Dunes and Macaroons by Erin Johnson
– Review: Dead in the Garden by Dahlia Donovan

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

Review Opportunities:
The Beast of Black Pond by Nancy Gray
Building Your Empowered Steps by LM Preston
Behesians by Isaiyan Morrison
Empty Eyes by Nancy Gray
Golden Skies by Juan Zapata
Poseidon’s Academy by Sarah A Vogler
The Firefly by Nancy Gray
The Krampus by Nancy GrayNew!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

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

Tours:
Book Blitz: Beneath The Ferny Tree by David Schembri – 7 till 13 January
Book Blitz: Winner Takes All by Laurie Winter – 21 till 27 January
Book Blitz: The Tempted Series by B Truly – 28 January till 10 February – New!

Book Haul:

I Know LucySet me FreeBreakawayShifting destinyLera of Lunos

I Know Lucy and Set Me Free I bought as part of a box set that had both books and which was for sale for only 99 cents. Shifting Destiny I bought when it was only 99 cents as it has at least one story in it that I want to read and I hope I can find some new to me authors in this one as well. Breakaway also was 99 cents and had been on my wishlist for a bit, so I bought a copy. Lera of Lunos I got for review and it’s the fourth and last book in this series, I already read and enjoyed the first 3 books.

Are you joining any reading challenges for 2019?

22 Responses to “Sunday Post #314”

  1. Mary Kirkland

    I don’t usually join any reading challenges. But I do track how many books I’ve read throughout the year which I post on the last day of the year. I didn’t reach 100 this year but maybe next year I will. Glad to hear your burn is healing.
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  2. Sophie

    Damn I would be really upset if I had the same problems with my ereader! I hope next week will go more smoothly for you Lola and Merry Christmas!

    • Lola

      It made me quite upset. I am happy it’s sort of working again, but it’s a pain it’s not working correctly and I had to add my books anew.

  3. Sophia Rose

    That’s great that you are still getting steady business into the last weeks of the year. Good news that your burn is healing so well.
    Ouch on the ereader woes, though.

    Yay, I’m doing the audio challenge, too. It will be fun to see how you do in your first full year of listening to audios. I completely agree about CGC being a wonderful series on audio with Nicole Poole narrating.

    Nice haul you were able to get with the sales going on right now. I picked up one book on sale, but added 3 review ones (they release in late March).

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Lola!
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    • Lola

      I am happy I had some steady business these past few weeks, so I have three tours for January scheduled now.

      It was a pain to have my ereader acting up, I am just happy I can read on it again.

      How fun you’re doing the audio challenge too. I am curious how my first full year of audios will go. I love the CGC series and I might like them even more on audio, the narration is so well done.

      It was nice to get some books I wanted while they were on sale.

    • Lola

      I am surprised at how long the burn takes to heal. It’s still a bit red.

      I got your Christmas card this week, thanks!

  4. sjhigbee

    I am glad the burn is healing – they are always so very painful and horrible if they go squishy… I hope you have a lovely Christmas, Lola:)

  5. Rachel

    At this moment, I am reading mostly audiobooks. I listen to them when feeding the baby, when exercising, and when doing housework. I get maybe 25 pages read in a day of hard or ebooks.

  6. Anne

    I’m happy to hear you are enjoying audiobooks. I love them. I’ll also be doing the audiobook challenge, as well as New Releases and Library Love. I also always do COYER. They all fit into my reading patterns well. One day soon I will need to consider a Beat the Backlist type challenge for all the books I own but haven’t read.

    Happy Holidays! I hope you have a great week! Anne – Books of My Heart
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    • Lola

      I am so glad I gave audiobooks a try. I am also joining the new releases and coyer challenges. I tried a backlist challenge one year, but didn’t do so well.

    • Lola

      I am glad I got my ereader working again, but it sure was a hassle and still is. I saved most of the books on my computer, so I still have them there, but I can’t remember all the books that were on my e-reader so I just add them whenever I think of a book.

    • Lola

      I am glad it’s healing so well, it’s still a bit red, so I hope that goes away soon. How fun you’re joining the audiobook challenge at the same level as me :). 12-15 audiobooks sounds like the right amount for me for a year, but guess we’ll find out next year how many I can listen to.

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