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, not super good, but also no bad things that happened. It just didn’t always go as smoothly, still a bit of stress and I was a bit tired again, but it’s going a bit better now. We got out Christmas tree set-up this week and I launched my Christmas Giveaway over at Lola’s Blog Tours.
Work wise it was a pretty decent week. I had a book blitz that ran till Thursday, so I worked on that. I also finally had time to schedule some additional social media posts and did the usual email and form checking for Lola’s Blog Tours. I got a good amount of assistant work hours done as well this week and it was nice to get some tasks crossed of my list for that.
Yesterday we went out to visit another city and check out a Christmas market there, we had a great lunch at a bagel store. But the weather turned nasty afterwards with rain and hard winds, so it wasn’t as fun then anymore. The Christmas market was a bit disappointing, not as many interesting stalls and it was super crowded. We did find a few nice stall were we bought some new Christmas ornaments and some Stroopwafels (a type of cookie that’s common here in the Netherlands). After that we just decided to head back home.
Reading wise this was a better week. I read Lost Flyght, which was awesome followed by another 5 star non-fiction read in Dear Writer, Are You In Burnout? And then Outcast Girl vs Pretty Boy, the next book in a series I am really enjoying, which was awesome too. I like weeks like this where I can read the enxt books in series I already enjoy, it’s especially great to stave of an impending slump.
Lola’s Blog Tours Christmas Giveaway
I am running a Christmas giveaway over on Lola’s Blog Tours. I am giving away 3 books (winner’s choice up to $10) from the Bookdepository. Head over to my Lola’s Blog Tours site to enter the giveaway.
What did I read this week?
Lost Flyght was an awesome fourth book, lost of answers, twists and reveals in this one. I also love seeing the romance develop. Beta Test was a DNF, not a bad book, but I kinda lost interest. The narrator does a good job with it. I had expected more about gaming and when the getting to know you stage went over in mostly sex I just lost interest. Figured I would start a new audiobook for now and might come back to it later. Dear Writer, Are you in Burnout was another 5 star read, it was such a great read. These books really resonate with me and I like how she explains the whole burnout process in a way that makes sense. Outcast Girl vs Pretty Boy is probably my favorite book in this series so far. It was an awesome read and I love reading about this family. Bianca and Cam are so sweet and I like the blossoming romance between Stacey and Hayden.
For today’s food corner I decided to pick one recipe to focus on. The Couscous Salad. I made this dish last Saturday and thought it was a good one to showcase this week. It’s a dish I often like to make on evenings where I have a bit less time as it’s a bit quicker to prepare than most of my wishes. It really shines thanks to the variety of ingredients that combine together into a great flavor. I hope you give this one a try!
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: The Carnelian Fox by Kay MacLeod
– Review: The Queen’s Advantage by Jessica Mihalik
– Lola’s Kitchen: Jackfruit Salad Recipe
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Brimstone by Justine Rosenberg
– Review Opportunity: The Christmas Walk Caper by JB Michaels
– Blog Tour: A Player Romance series by Mika Lane – 6 till 19 January
– Blog Tour: Seneca Element by Rayya Deeb – 6 till 24 January
– Blog Tour: You Too? by Janet Gurtler – 6 till 24 January
– Blog Tour: The Incarn Saga by Katharine E. Wibell – 20 January till 2 February
I had some money to spare so I bought some new books. And the next books in two awesome series released this week, so I have quite the haul this week. His Quiet Agent sounded like a good MM romance, so I bought a copy. I enjoyed other series by RA Stefan and I am curious about her sci-fi romance series, so I figured I would grab the whole box set of that one. I liked the description for A Dance Of water and Air, so that was another book I bought. Outcast Girl vs Pretty Boy I got for review form the author and already finished reading. Pirate Throne is the next telepathic space pirates series and I am really excited for this one. And Shifter’s Storm is the new release in carol Van Natta’s ice age shifter series, I can’t wait to read it! The Last Mystic I got for review and I am excited to read this last book in the series.