Sunday Post #347

August 11, 2019 Sunday Post 16

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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?

Another busy week, after the big success of my review opportunity sale and a bunch of other tours being booked I am working as hard to get these sign-up posts as fast as I can. I got three new sign-ups posts live this week and also did my standard amount of hours of assistant work. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also nice to be so busy with tour work again, it reminds me again why I started this company and what I love about this work. The next few weeks probably still be busy as well while I am working on getting all the sign-up posts live. There also is a tour running that I organized and I sent out the media kit for a tour that’s starting tomorrow.

I do my best to take some time off in the evenings and relax before going to sleep. I’ve been playing this game where you manage an Aquarium, which is a lot of fun. I also got some reading done and made some progress with my audiobook. I even finished one of my non-fiction reads and started a new one

I haven’t found much time for blogging sadly. I am behind on writing a review, which usually never happens and I still have a whole bunch of reviews that I’ve written, but still need to schedule. I haven’t done much blog commenting lately for which I apologize. I try to comment back where I can and reply to comment son my blog at least.

I also went out for lunch with my mom this week, which was fun. We went to one of the places we usually go for lunch and both had a yummy lunch wrap and a smoothie.

For the last two weeks the cat and parrot of my boyfriend’s parents have been staying with us. His parents came to pick them up yesterday again. It’s nice to pet sit for them. It does always take some extra time in a day to take care of them, so it will be nice to have some extra time and peace and quiet again.

What did I read this week?

Valiant HeartThe Devil to PayBe Calm

Valiant Heart was a enjoyable read, it was lacking something me to fully pull me in, but I did like the unquiet steampunk based world.
Devil to Pay turned into a DNf sadly. I love the Nora series by this author, but I just couldn’t get into this one, no matter how hard I tried. Shayne annoyed me, she was rude at times and unlikable and I didn’t really care for her story. The pacing felt off and the writing style with breaking the forth wall took me out of the story. It just wasn’t for me.
Be Calm is a motivational self help book about anxiety and it was a great read, lots of useful information and written in a very motivational tone. I still have to write my review for it.

This week I blogged about:

Review: Mindfulness and Meditation by Whitney Stewart
Review: White Water by Jordan Ford

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase – Audiobook
– Lola’s Kitchen: Risotto with Bacon, Green Peas and Mushrooms Recipe

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

Review Opportunities:
Empty Eyes by Nancy Gray
The Firefly by Nancy Gray
The Krampus by Nancy Gray
The Going Back Portal by Connie Lacy
The Minimalistic Babe by Lola R. Marie
The Guest House Witch by Desy SmithNew!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
There are no cover reveals currently open for sign-up

Tours:
Blog Tour: Exiled to Freedom by SGD Singh – 12 till 25 August
Bookstagram Blitz: First Flyght by S.J. Pajonas – 6 till 13 September
Blog Tour: Merlin’s Shakespeare by Carol Anne Douglas – 3 till 16 September
Blog Tour: Kingdom Tiber City Blues by Anderson O’Donnell – 16 September till 6 October
Blog Tour: Grimworld by Avery Moray – 26 October till 8 November – New!
Bookstagram Blitz: Called to Inspire by Marsha DuCille – 8 till 15 October – New!

Book Haul:

SummonedChristmas Cocoa Murder

I got two new books thanks to Netgalley this week. Summoned sounded so good and unique, that I had to request a copy and luckily got approved too. Christmas Cocoa Murder has a story by Maddie Day from the series I am reading by her, so I requested it for that, but I am also looking forward to the other two stories and discovering two new to me authors. I hope to read both soon.

Do you have any pets or do you pet sit?

16 Responses to “Sunday Post #347”

  1. Michelle @Because Reading

    Yay for lots of work! I have been awful with commenting. I just can’t seem to find a balance. I can’t remember how used to do it.
    Aquarium sounds interesting, I am still obsessed with the Sims. I just love building houses. So relaxing.
    Sounds like you had a nice day out with your mom and pets sitting is always fun but great when they leave. Just like baby sitting, lol

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! xx

    • Lola

      I struggle a bit with finding the balance as well now that i am busier with work.

      The game is called Megaquarium, it’s a lot of fun. I saw one of your Sims houses on Facebook this week, it looked great! I haven’t played the Sims in a while, but I always enjoyed that game.

      It was nice to have a lunch with my mom and the pet sitting is fun, but it’s also nice when they’re gone again.

    • Lola

      It’s been great to be busy with my tour work :). That’s nice you got to pet sit your daughter’s cat last month.

  2. sjhigbee

    I can sympathise with your problems in keeping up with your blog and commenting – over this year, I also have had more gaps in my posting schedule than I would have like – and more importantly – fallen behind in commenting on other bloggers’ articles.

    No – we don’t have any pets and neither do we look after anyone else’s animals. My daughters American bulldogs are not keen on other dogs and wouldn’t be happy with the rather noisy spaniel next door.

  3. Sophia Rose

    That’s great how the sale brought in new business and you’re still feeling jazzed about your book tour business. It’s hard for me to be productive with reading and reviewing in August for some reason, too.
    Nice that you could do the pet sitting and fun that you had lunch out. Too bad about the DNF, but glad the others were great.

    Just got back from my trip to visit family and go camping so a little tired, but also happy to be home.

    Have a great week, Lola!
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    • Lola

      I am really happy with how well the sale worked and brought in new business.

      I am glad I had some good reads this week, except the DNF.

      It’s always nice to be home again after a trip. I hope you have a fun time!

  4. Tina @ As Told By Tina

    Yay for lots of work! I don’t have any pets, I can barely keep up with my kids but my sister does have a dog that I consider my “nephew” his name is Dante. He’s a stray dog that I fell in love with that I told her to keep. He’s really good with my kids.

    I’m absolutely terrible at blog hopping and commenting, it is something I’m trying to work on. I tend to disappear due to lack of motivation to blog that I forget to blog hop.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!
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    • Lola

      Aww Dante sounds like a sweet dog. I can imagine that with kids around, you’re plenty of busy without any pets.

      I do better some weeks than others with the commenting. the busier work gets the less time I seem to make for commenting sadly.

  5. Sophie

    Managing an aquarium Lola? It must be peaceful! I love visiting aquariums as all these fishes destress me. They glide so slowly 😉 Have a great (busy and productive) week!

    • Lola

      It’s a really peaceful and fun game. I like visiting aquariums in real life too, watching animals can be so calming.

    • Lola

      I am really glad the sale was such a success. It’s hard to stay caught up with commenting and replying at times.

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