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 decent week. We’re still adjusting to the new routine thanks to my boyfriend’s new job, some days go better than others and then we run into something that worked previously, but not anymore and that takes some adjusting. Hopefully in a few weeks it all goes smoothly.
This was a busy week for work. I got plenty of assistant work done, I am working on a new tour sign-up for Lola’s Blog Tours and I announced a review opportunity discount that I am running. I did some social media posting and sent out a newsletter about the sale to promote it, so hopefully a few authors can make use of the discounted price.
I’ve been in a cozy mystery reading mood. I finished a cozie earlier this week, then tried a genre switch, but the romance book I picked up wasn’t grabbing me, so I put it down for now and went back to another cozie. The good things is that I am finally gettign to a few of my old netgalley ARC’s. When I first discovered the cozy mystery genre I went a bit overboard with the requesting on Netgalley and didn’t get around to reading them all. So now I have a nice amount of cozies I still need to review to pick from when I want to read another one. Just have to be careful not to buy too many new ones as all the cozies suddenly sound really good in my current mood. I already bought tow new cozy mystery books this week and requested another one on Netgalley. What is your current reading mood?
I got some baking done this week and made this delicious Coconut Semolina Cake, this is the second time I made this and it’s delicious. This time I took some pictures too and the recipe will be up on my blog eventually, it’s all written and scheduled already. I also tried out a new recipe for a dish that has cashews, red bell pepper and chicken in a salty, sweet and sour type of sauce, which turned out great too. Pictures are below. Still have to write the recipe post for that one, but it’s on the planning.
Review Opportunity discount
Last chance to enter my Giveaway
What did I read this week?
I had a fun time reading Kneaded to Death, I liked the characters and it had a good mystery. Only min point was the rushed ending and lack of clues to the murderer.
For today’s food corner, let’s talk about new recipes. Depending on my mood I can try no new recipes to up to 2 new recipes in a week. I usually have these weeks where I keep trying new things and then a few weeks where I only make already familiar recipes. When trying a new recipe I usually make sure to read the recipe once or twice before I start and plan some extra time for making it when possible. I just make it for dinner or when I would normally cook or bake and then hope for the best. I’ve had some new recipes turn into a disaster and then we had to have scramble for something else to eat, but most of the time things turn out decently. I make a note of any changes I made in the original recipe, which ingredients I skipped, what I added or what I changed. Then the next time I might make a few more changes if necessary and if I really like a recipe it joins the staple of recipe I more regularly make. I also have recipes I try once and even though they were okay I never make them again. I like trying out new things, but it’s also nice to make recipe you are already familiar with, so I try to vary between the two and don’t put too many new ones in the same week.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Pirate Throne by Carysa Locke
– Review: Dear Writer, You’re Doing it Wrong 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
– Review Opportunity: Fighting Hearts by Annabeth Saryu
– Book Blitz: Chloe Rose and the Enchanted Maze by Veronica Elle Butler – 25 till 31 March
The Music of What Happens sounded like a great read and it was discounted, so I grabbed this one. Cancer Ships Aquarius I got for review through A Novel take PR, I enjoyed the previous books so far, so I hope to enjoy this one too. Once I get out of my cozie reading mood at least, this is the book I read a few chapters of, but couldn’t get into. After I finished Kneaded to Death earlier this week I went in search for that author’s other books and stumbled upon her pen name and bought the first book in that series Pleating for Mercy. If We Were Us I got for review through Netgalley, almost had forgotten about this one as I had requested it a while back and then suddenly got approved this week. I like the sound of how this one has two romances. Fractured Girl vs Reckless Boy I got for review from the author. I love this series and I am so excited for this next book! I had won a gift card from NineStar press and they had a valentine’s day discount going on so I bought The Merchant’s Love and A Harmony of Fire and Earth. I’ve been curious about this author’s books, so I hope they are good. I couldn’t resist grabbing Murder, Malice and Mischief, not only has it 6 cozy mystery books, it also was only 99 cents and had two books that are on my to-read list in it.