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?
All things considered this was a pretty decent week, but I had a few days were I felt a bit off. We’re settling into our new routine, but it’s still getting used to things at times and my sleeping schedule isn’t fully adjusted yet. One evening I am very tired and the other night I can’t sleep. It’s strange.
It was a good week for work. My review opportunity discount just ended and I got a good amount of new review opportunities booked, which makes me very happy. I am now working on getting them all on my site. I put two new review opportunities live this week, one for a YA/ NA fantasy book Never Date a Siren by Byrd Nash and one for a time travel romance/ historical romance book Indigo by Paula Berinstein.
I visited my mom this week and had lunch with her and my sister. We had a nice time eating and drinking and catching up on some happenings.
And as February has ended, let’s have a look at my reading stats. I read 12 books this month. Sadly I had two DNF’s this month as well as one book that got a 2 star rating, but also 8 books that got a 4 star rating and one book with a 3 star rating. My stats show the cozy mystery mood that hit me this month with 5 books being cozy mystery books. I also read 3 Fantasy Romance books, 2 Contemporary Romance books and a Women’s Fiction book. My favorite read this month was probably Fractured Girl vs Reckless Boy, but Aurora Blazing and the first Dragon Mistress book were really good too. I got through two audiobooks this month, as I found some extra time to listen and listened to a shorter read after the 12 hour long Aurora Blazing. I also had a nice mix of sources again with 5 review books, 2 audiobooks through a subscription service and 5 books I bought.
What did I read this week?
Crochet and Cauldrons was a fun paranormal cozy mystery read. I liked the mystery and this series is great in audio format, I like the narrator for these. Eclairs, Scares & Haunted Home Repairs was such a fun read, I like reading about these characters. I had some minor issues, but I really enjoyed reading it. I am just not sure what to think of the ending. Anna’s Guide to Getting Even was a DNF sadly. I made it till 24% until I put the book down as it was just too sad and depressing. One really bad thing after another really bad things happened to the main character and it got me down just reading about it all. When I started skimming trying to get to a more positive part I decided to just DNF it instead. I also finished a story from the Pets in Space 4 anthology, I am still slowly making my way through it. You can read my reviews of the stories I read so far here.
For today’s food corner I put the spotlight on dishes with green beans in them. I am not a big fan of beans, but green beans are one of the few beans I like (as well as lentils and edammame beans). So I thought it would be fun to list some recipes that I posted on my blog that have green beans in them. I made the Sajoer Beans dish as well as Shepherd’s pie this week, which gave me this idea. What are some of your favorite dishes with green beans in them?
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Arkadian Skies by Lindsay Buroker
– Review: Upside Down by N.R. Walker
– Review: Fractured Girl vs Reckless Boy
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: The Christmas Walk Caper by JB Michaels
– Review Opportunity: Fighting Hearts by Annabeth Saryu
– Review Opportunity: Never Date a Siren by Byrd Nash – New!
– Review Opportunity: Indigo by Paula Berinstein – New!
– 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
I bought tow new books this week. Hidden Intent is the next book in a series that I really enjoy, so I bought a copy on release day. The Ivy Granger box set was only 99 cents and I liked the sound of the premise, so I decide to give the series a try.