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 good week. I did a good amount of work, but also had enough free time. It was the perfect balance, work hard and then after dinner relax. I worked ahead on assistant work for some of my authors, so I mostly focused on assistant work for the authors I couldn’t work ahead for and some Lola’s Blog Tours work. A new sign-up post went live for a new Middle Grade fantasy book blitz.
We had a quiet new year’s eve and stayed at home and watched some fireworks. I am not a fan of all the loud bangs, but I like seeing some of the pretty fireworks. And we ate plenty of “Oliebollen”, it’s basically fried dough with raisins in there. And you can only buy them around New Year Eve. They are delicious and we found a place that sells some really good ones with great dough, not too oily and pieces of raisins and apple in them. Yum!
I got some reading done and finished my first book of the year. I have a few more books currently going on as well. And we played a new board game we got for Christmas, which had a steep learning curve, but we’re slowly getting the hang of it now and it is a lot of fun.
Yesterday evening we went out for dinner with my mom, her husband, my sister and her boyfriend to celebrate Christmas and New Year. We had a nice dinner at a vegetarian restaurant and the food was delicious. We also exchanged some gifts and talked a lot.
What did I read this week?
I made good progress with most of my current reads, but only managed to finish one book. Druid Vices and a Vodka was another great read in this series. My review is up on my blog already too.
For today’s food corner, I want to put my Roasted Chickpeas recipe in the spotlight. This is the recipe that made me like chickpeas. I don’t like them except for roasted or in hummus. These roasted chickpeas are so yummy and pretty easy and quick to make as well. It’s a nice hearty and yummy snack or as addition to other dishes or salads. And another great thing is that you can make these entirely to your taste by seasoning them how you want. I do have some examples of my favorite ways to season them in the recipe post. I hope you give these a try!
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus: Identity by Lydia Sherrer
– Review: The Last Mystic by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Review: Dear Writer You Need to Quit by Becca Syme
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
– Book Blitz: Chloe Rose and the Enchanted Maze by Veronica Elle Butler – 25 till 31 March – New!
I spent some Christmas money on books this week. I enjoyed the books by Lidnsey Buroker that I read so far and when I saw the Forgotten Ages box set was only 99 cents, I decided to pick that one up. Murder on Cape Cod is the first book in a new series by one of my favorite cozie mystery authors, so I grabbed a copy on the day it released wide. It’s been only available on B&N until now. Catapult is the second book in the Cat Ship series. I am currently reading the first book Catalyst and am really enjoying it, so I bought book 2 already. And also bought another book by the same author Silver Bound as I liked the sound of that one. Cloche and Dagger has been on my wishlist for a while now, so I finally decided to buy it.