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 decent, but busy week. Just like the previous weeks we’re still working on figuring out our new routine, most things are going smoother now luckily. This week was fairly busy with work. I did my usual amount of assistant work hours. As well as some Lola’s Blog Tours work. I am working on a new review opportunity. And a new tour sign-up went live this week for a Middle Grade book blitz. We have physical review copies available for all four books in the series as well as audiobook copies for book 1, so if you like MG books check out the tour sign-up here.
I did end up with a massive headache that lasted about two days this week. Which was a pain, but luckily I still got some work done even with the headache. I also made some time for reading and gaming again this week. I’ve been playing a game called Eastshade which is quite fun and relaxing, as well as Outward which we’re still playing.
I didn’t get as much blogging done as I had hoped, but I did pick the winners and send out the prizes for the giveaway I ran for two e-copies of Finding Tranquility. I had a lot of fun running a giveaway again and the whole gifting through Smashwords thing went smoothly. I already have my next giveaway planned for later this year :).
And I have a new food picture again this week. This is an udon dish I made once before, but I only made pictures this time. It’s a very simple recipe and done in about 15 minutes. I still have to type of the recipe post for it. It’s makes for a great snack.
What did I read this week?
This was a good reading week with 4 finished books or which 3 books got a 4 star rating and only one book i didn’t like. Murder at the Fortune’s Teller Table was a great cozy mystery read. The mystery was good and I was happy to be back with these characters solving another mystery. I hope to get caught of with this series again. Aurora Blazing was awesome as well. I really liked the audiobook version of this one, the narrator did an awesome job with it. I really liked main character Bianca and the romance was well done, although I didn’t care as much about the first part where they kept arguing with each other, but once they got past that it was great. A Dance of water and Air has such an awesome set-up and concept and I liked the political storyline, but besides that it just didn’t work for me. I didn’t care about the characters, the romance fell flat, the world building was lacking, too much telling instead of showing, the story was slow and didn’t keep my attention and there was hardly any magic. It was my first 2 star read of the year. Fractured Girl vs Reckless Boy was awesome, but also sad and heartbreaking at time.s This is Willow’s story and she goes through some really tough stuff in this book, but the happy ending at the end was awesome. It also was fun read about Harper and Tane again.
For this week’s food corner I wanted to put the spotlight on these delicious vanilla chocolate chip cookies. These were supposed to be red velvet cookies, but I didn’t have red food coloring, so I just named them vanilla chocolate chip cookies and don’t bother with the food coloring. They are delicious. The cookie dough has both cacao powder and vanilla extract which causes that red velvety taste. And it has chocolate chips. These cookies are delicious and when I was craving some chocolate cookies this week I knew these would be perfect.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Steeped in Murder by Kirsten Weiss
– Lola’s Kitchen Shrimp Udon 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
– Review Opportunity: Fighting Hearts by Annabeth Saryu
– Book Blitz: Chloe Rose and the Enchanted Maze by Veronica Elle Butler – 25 till 31 March
– Book Blitz: Selah’s Stolen Dream by Susan Count – 18 till 31 March – New!
I read book 3 in the Janet Finsilver series and I hope to get caught up again with this series. I bought Murder at the Mushroom Festival and Murder at the Marina. Murder in the Wine Country I got for review through Netgalley. I got an audible copy of The Great Witches Baking Show from the author and I can’t wait to listen to this one as I enjoy her other paranormal cozy series.