Sunday Post #324

March 3, 2019 Sunday Post 20

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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 busy and productive week. Not too bad of a week, but mostly focused on work with a few fun things mixed in. I finished the work for my authors for whom I do assistant work as it was the end of the month. I put a new sign-up post for a blitz live and a tour I organized is still running.

On Tuesday I went out for lunch with my mom. First we stopped by her new house, which looked great. Then we walked a bit through the city and had lunch there. We both went for American pancakes with whipped cream and red fruits, which were delicious. And we had a smoothie made of apples, oranges and lemon, which was great too. We talked and walked a bit more, had some ice cream and then I went home again.

We had some really warm weather for this time of the year this week. It almost feels like spring already, which is nice, but also a bit weird. Although this weekend it’s a bit colder again and it almost feels like autumn.

I finished an audiobook this week and two books. And I started a new audiobook which is a re-read. I also wrote two recipe posts this week. I’ve spaced them out, so I have one per month scheduled for now.

And I tried some new products again this week from my supermarket. Last week I bought beet bread, which was great, so this week I bought carrot bread to try out too. It was good, but doesn’t really taste like carrots. And they had these pita breads, but then with veggies, of which we tired the red bell pepper and beet variation, both were really good.

February Reading Stats

Books that I read:
Two Witches and a WhiskeySummer HaikusThe Impact ZoneThe High GroundLove lies and Hocus Pocus BetrayalDynami's WrathCounting on YouDeadhead and BuriedMurder's a Witch
  • Amount of Books Read: 9
  • Format: 2 audiobooks and 7 ebooks
  • Genres: 3 Contemporary Romance, 2 Urban Fantasy, 1 science Fiction, 1 Fantasy Romance, 1 Cozy Mystery and 1 Paranormal Cozy Mystery
  • Favorite Book: Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
  • Ratings: 7 books got a 4 star rating, 1 book got a 5 star (Summer Haikus)
  • Age Category: 5 Adult, 2 New adult and 2 Young Adult
  • Book Length: all 9 were full length books
  • Source: 5 for review, 2 books that I bought and 2 subscription service
  • New to me Authors: 3 new to me authors: Melinda Snodgrass, Laura Chapman and Danielle Garrett and 1 new to me narrator as well: Amanda Ronconi
  • Publisher: 7 books were self published books and 2 books were published by Tantor Audio
  • Type of Romance: all 9 books had a FM romance
  • Romance focus: 3 books had romance as the main focus, 3 books had romance as a side plot line and 3 had only a hint of romance
  • Point of View: 5 book has a female point of view and 4 books had dual point of view
  • Country: 5 books took place in the USA, 1 in Space or planets, 1 in fantasy World, 1 in the UK and 1 in Japan

What did I read this week?

Murder's a WitchJunkyardFairer Hex

Murder’s a Witch I struggled to get into, but once I was into the story I ended up enjoying it. Junkyard was a fun prequel novella, the first book I read by this author and I started book 1 right after it. The Fairer Hex fell flat for me, I really wanted to like it, but it felt both not in depth enough and like nothing was happening at the same time. I just never grew to care about the characters.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Pico’s Crush by Carol Van Natta – Audiobook
Review: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Betrayal by Lydia Sherrer
Review: The Impact Zone by Jordan Ford

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Lonely Shore by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen
– Review: The Crystal Queen by Lidiya Foxglove

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

Review Opportunities:
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 Gray
The Going Back Portal by Connie Lacy
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

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

Tours:
Blog Tour: Crossline by Russ Colchamiro – 18 March till 7 April
Book Blitz: Louisiana Latte by Rebecca Henry – 25 till 31 March – New!

Book Haul:

Who Moved My Goat CheeseDeath by SeaA Killing by SeaBookbub Ads expertSilent Bud deadlyArctic Sun

My Moved mY Goat Cheese, Death by Sea and a A Killing by the Sea were all 99 cents and I’ve been in a cozy mood lately, so I bought these. Bookbub Ads Excerpt I bougth on release day as I enjoyed another non-fiction book by this author and I know nothing about Bookbub ads, so I thought it would be interesting to read about that. Silent Bud Deadly and Arctic Sun I got for review. Silent Bud Deadly is the second book in this new series by HY Hanna, book 1 was great and I hope book 2 is too. Arctic Sun is by an author I heard many good things about and I liked the sound of it, so I signed-up to be part of the blog tour.

What was your favorite book you read in February?

20 Responses to “Sunday Post #324”

  1. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I didn’t know there was a difference between American pancakes and other pancakes? Also that sounds like an interesting smoothie! I’ve never had one with those flavors. And I love the sound of all these different breads you’re trying. I love bread and I love veggies, so I imagine combining them would be good lol. Yay for having such good ratings for the books you read in Feb!
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    • Lola

      Yes here pancakes are usually a lot flatter and are baked in butter. The recipe for American ones is slightly different I think and they are smaller, but higher. They also taste very differently. I think many countries have their own version of pancakes, I remember I once found an oven pancake recipe too.

      I am so glad my supermarket added these exciting new products. The veggie breads are great with how they’re different, but still bread as well. And the pita breads were really good too.

  2. Sophia Rose

    Another week that sounded all around good. Fun day out with your mom. The food sounds yummy. I enjoy any type of fruit on pancakes with whipped cream so you made me hungry. 🙂 The carrot bread sounds good. Neat how you’re trying different products at the store.
    Way to go getting all your work done.
    Your stats look good with both books for review and personal picks in your reading pile and a variety of mystery and romance. I like Amanda Ranconi’s narration work.
    I had my eye on that Annabeth Alpert book so I’ll look forward to getting your thoughts on it.

    Have a good week, Lola!
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    • Lola

      I actually rarely eat pancakes with whipped cream and fruit, but it was really good. I always like it when our supermarket adds new products and I like trying them out.

      I always like seeing my monthly stats. I had to get used to Amanda Ranconi’s narration work at first, but by the end of the book I was quite enjoying it and I plan to continue the series. I heard great things about Annabeth Albert, so I hope I’ll enjoy it, but so far it’s just an okay read.

  3. Sophie

    And now I want to eat pancakes Lola!!!! LOL It’s been some time since I had an afternoon out with my mom. Happy Sunday!

  4. Michelle @Because Reading

    You had a great week the time with your mom sounds like fun. I love Pancakes the fluffier the better. 🙂
    9 books is great. My feb is always a slow reading month but since March is longer, I am hoping to read a lot.

    I never had beet bread or Carrot bread. Maybe it didn’t have enough carrot in it. My favorite is either Banana Nut or Cranberry Orange Bread! 🙂 or Muffin Loaf because it’s like muffin mix in loaf form.

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! xx
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    • Lola

      I had fun spending time with my mom. And I love pancakes, these were very good.

      February was a bit lower than normal for me too I think. Those few days February is missing really feels like a lot somehow.

      I think it had 45% carrot in it, but I think carrot just doens’t taste as strongly. It’s still good tough.

    • Lola

      My sister has made carrot cake a few times and I quite like it, although carrot cake tastes more like carrot than these breads do. Nice you also had some pancakes last week.

    • Lola

      I hope you can see your mom soon. I hadn’t seen my mom in a while, so it was great to visit with her.

  5. S. J. Pajonas

    Oh look! You read JUNKYARD! I need to finish my current read so that I can move on to that. I haven’t picked up my Kindle in a week. 🙁 I’ve just been too busy with work. But I’m hoping to read this coming weekend while my family goes skiing. I really need a vacation!
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    • Lola

      I am so happy I decided to pick up this series thanks to your post about it as it’s really good so far :). I am now reading Fractured Stars. Junkyard was a fun novella and I liked seeing how she got her dog. I hope you can read it soon 🙂

    • Lola

      I really like pancakes, so it was great to have them for lunch. Same here, I love breads and trying different types they have. And I like trying new products in general, so I couldn’t resist trying these.

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