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 week was again pretty busy. A new blog tour I organized started. The tour has a tour wide giveaway with multiple prizes in case you’re interested in entering :). I did quite a few hours of assistant work, wrapping up this month’s work. It was a bit of a tiring week, but also quite productive.
We had our first warm weather of the year early this week and it’s always hard to concentrate when those first few very warm days hit. I felt warm and it was hard to concentrate, then later in the week we got some cooler weather which was a nice chance and gave us some relief from the heat. But this weekend is very warm again, ugh. I don’t like it when it’s too warm.
I bought a smoothie mix in the grocery store last week which I tried out last Sunday when the warm weather hit. It has frozen fruit and you only need to add yogurt/ milk or fruit juice and blend it together. It’s easy to make and tastes great. The most effort is cleaning the blender again. It’s perfect for the warm weather we’re having, so I bought another package this week.
I actually managed to finish quite some books this week, but that’s mostly because one I almost finished already, two were novella’s and the other my Kobo read that I’ve been reading for a while. I hope to finish my current audio book soon too.
Besides that not much to mention. I went for some walks again, which was less fun in the warm weather, but it is nice to get outside for a little while. I also did some gaming, I played a game called AER where you are a sort of pilgrim in a world that’s scattered island in the sky and you can turn into a bird and fly from island to island. The walking somehow feels awkward, but the flying part is awesome. And I’ve been playing some Stardew Valley again, I love that game. You’re someone who changes their life when they inherit their grandfather’s farm and move away from the city to a small town. You can farm, mine, fight and make friends with the townsfolk. And I baked Kruidnootjes last weekend, they were yummy.
What did I read this week?
Spellbound was really good, two great main characters and an awesome romance. The blend of romance, fantasy and historical elements was well done and made for an addictive read. The plot is interesting too. Pirate Festival was really good too, I love this series and this story about a side character that I really like was great. I just wish it was longer as I wanted to read more, but luckily there will be another story about this character. Death by Dumpling had a fun theme and setting at a noodle shop, a well done mystery, but it failed to fully pull me in and the characters weren’t as interesting as I had hoped. Quill Me Now was a fun short read with a quickly developing romance, but the world building wasn’t well established and left me quite confused at times.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Strangled Ham and Eggs by Maddie Day
– Review: Down In Flames by Cheryl Hollon
– Review: Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert
I reviewed three cozies this week. Strangled Ham and Eggs was a great read and got a 4 star rating. Down In flames is part of a series I enjoy and I enjoy the theme and character, but I had some issues with this book. and Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass wasn’t quite for me as I didn’t really care about the characters and some other things, but the exotic pets theme was quite interesting.
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Taboo For You (Love and Family #1) by Anyta Sunday
– Review: Made For You (Love and Family #2) by Anyta Sunday
I review the first two books in Anyta Sunday’s Love and Family series next week. Both are MM contemporary romance books and I enjoyed both of them, Made for You was my favorite from these two.
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Building Your Empowered Steps by LM Preston
– Empty Eyes by Nancy Gray
– 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.
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– Blog Tour: Total Blueprint for World Domination by Jolene Stockman – 1 till 14 August
– Blog Tour: Exiled to Freedom by SGD Singh – 12 till 25 August
The Concordia Deception sounded very intriguing and was only 99 cents so I bought a copy. Wipe Out I got for review and is part of a series that I am enjoying so far.