Sunday Post #370

Posted January 19, 2020 by Lola in Sunday Post / 16 Comments

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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 week was really busy. I am tired and I am hoping to take it easy today so I can relax before what probably will be another busy week. There was a lot of work to be done with some extra assistant work for some of my authors including plenty of work that had to be done before next week, three blog tours I organized that were running, other Lola’s Blog Tours and some other things that popped up. It was hard to make sure I had enough time to relax some days, but I did get some good reading done at least. I was a bit physically tired at the start of the week due to some bad sleep, but managed to catch up on sleep again later in the week and am doing better now, although now I am mentally tired from the busy week.

Besides that there isn’t much to tell. I didn’t get much gaming done and mostly just read a bit throughout the day and before going to bed in the evening. I’ve been having some trouble figuring out what to read next and finding the right type of book I want to read. Especially after I finished two great reads (Polaris Rising and Lost Girl vs Wounded Boy) this week. After a lot of wondering what to read next I realized I just wanted to start the next book in the series. As I usually don’t read books in the same series after one another I rarely consider that option when deciding what to read next. In the case of Polaris Rising that was possible, so I started listening to Aurora Blazing next. The next book in the other series isn’t available yet, so I went with a cozy mystery eventually.

On Thursday my mom stopped by for a short visit, which was nice. We drank some tea and we chatted for a while and caught up. My sister gave me an Amazon gift card so I could buy some Amazon only books, yay! There is an Amazon only book releasing later this month that I really want. And I tried out another new recipe this week, this time a new shrimp with udon noodles recipe for my boyfriend, which turned out great. See picture below.

Shrimp-Udon

What did I read this week?

Polaris RisingPirate ThroneLost Girl vs Wounded Boy

After the slow and trough start I had listening to Polaris Rising I ended up really enjoying this book. The story was interesting, I liked the characters and romance and it was fun to explore this world and there is plenty of political intrigue. I started listening to book 2 already.
Pirate Throne was another compelling read in this series, I really like the world and the characters the author has created, but I struggled a bit with how the feel of this book changed compared to the previous books. This book was darker, with less romance and is more story focused than character focused.
Lost Girl vs Wounded Boy was another awesome read in this series. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance series and I love following these characters along through this series.

Food Corner

For today’s food corner I decided to feature one of my older posted recipes: Hazelnut paste Cookies. I still regularly make these as they are so good! If you like hazelnut paste I would like to convince you to give these a try as you really taste the hazelnut paste in these. And then you can add chocolate chips to them as well or skip those, whatever you prefer

Hazelnut Paste Cookies

This week I blogged about:

Review: The Good, The Bad and the Dad by Jaxon Knight
Review: Shifter’s Storm by Carol Van Natta
Lola’s Kitchen: Apple Crumble Cake with Pecans Recipe

Review: The Good, The Bad and the Dad by Jaxon KnightReview: Shifter's Storm by Carol Van NattaLola's Kitchen: Apple Crumble Cake with Pecans Recipe

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Dear Writer Are you in Burnout by Becca Syme
– Review: The Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong

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: 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

Book Haul:

Lost Girl vs Wounded BoyFinding TranquilityFox HuntAmerican DreamerPretty Little Fliers

Lost Girl vs Wounded Boy I got for review from the author and is the next book in the amazing Forever Love series. I really love this series and following the stories of these characters. I already finished reading this one. When I stumbled upon Finding Tranquility a while ago I know I had to read it, it sounded so unique and interesting, so I bought a copy on pre-sale on Smashwords. I didn’t even know that was a thing, but I got it a few days early this way. Fox Hunt is a novella set in the Telepathic Space Pirates universe, I’ve read this story when it was part of a previous pets in Space anthology, but this version should have some additional content. I saw an author I like recommend American Dreamer in a MM romance recommendation thread and I decided to give it a try as it sounds like a good one. Pretty Little Fliers is the first book in a new series by Erin Johnson, I enjoyed her books before and was happy I could finally buy this one with my new Amazon gift card.

Do you like to binge read series?

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16 responses to “Sunday Post #370

  1. Whew, you are sure busy, but I know that is a good thing when its for business. 🙂 Neat that you had a nice visit with your mom and a successful new shrimp and noodles recipe.
    I have similar reading habits with yours in that I don’t like to binge books back to back, but yes, on occasion, I am so in love with a book that I just have to pick up the next in series and keep going. Glad at least one of them was available for you to do that. I had to actually stop reading a book I needed to finish for an upcoming tour just to read a next in series that was distracting me from other reading until I got it read. LOL
    Love Hazelnut spread cookies! I make them now and then, too. Never thought to put chocolate chips in them, but I have put in nuts. Bet they’d taste good with peanut butter or butterscotch chips, too.

    Have a great week, Lola!
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    • It is good for business, but it can be challenging sometimes when I can’t move tasks around as easily.

      I usually like to read at least one other book in between series books, but sometimes binge reading is the right option. It was nice that i could do that with one of the series I was reading.

      I usually make them without chocolate chips, but they’re great with them too. That’s a good idea re putting nuts in them.

  2. I have binge read a few series. Especially when all of the books are already out and I can just read all of them. I did like doing that. I love the sound of those cookies and the shrimp and noodle dish looks like something I’ve made before.
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  3. Your Sunday post made me hungry. I need to try out those cookies! I LOVE Hazelnut.
    I love Binge reading a series, which is why I do that binge read in a month challenge lol
    I need to do more recipes with Shrimp since my family seems to like it so much. 🙂

    I hope this week is a less busy for you, Lola! Happy Reading! xx

    • I hope you give the cookies a try :). I rarely binge read series and like to read other books in between, but sometimes it’s great to be able to binge read. I don’t like shrimp, but my boyfriend does like it sometimes. I think this is the first dish with shrimp that I made.

    • I have eaten fish a few times since becoming vegetarian, but I am not really a fan of it and don’t like most types of fish. So I don’t really eat it much anymore and I don’t like shrimp, so this was only for my boyfriend. I have plans to convert it to a non fish dish as well with more vegetables, so I can eat it as well.

      Glad to hear you enjoyed Polaris Rising too. I am now listening to the second book and so far I am liking that one too.

  4. Not getting enough rest at the beginning of the week can just throw everything off. That shrimp pasta looks delicious! I sometimes have a hard time deciding what I am in the mood to read next. I do want to read Polaris Rising. It sounds like a great book! I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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    • It really did throw off the whole week to start with not enough sleep.

      It sure is hard to figure out what you want to read at times. I hope you give Polaris Rising a try, it’s a great science fiction read.

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