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 pretty similar to last few. A bit of a struggle at time,s but also plenty of work and some good things. Last Sunday our clocks went an hour ahead, so that took some getting used to. I slept a bit more this week as I was pretty tired and then slowly adjusted back to my normal sleep schedule. My boyfriend’s work schedule is still all over the place and that made for some weird days and I just hope he won’t get infected at his place of work as it’s difficult to keep the right distance there. I also got another headache sadly.
I managed to do a good amount of assistant work and also some Lola’s Blog Tours work. Two tours I organized ended this week and I announced my new book blitz discount. I am hoping I might be able to help some authors with the discount. I kept debating whether now was a good time to do one or not or whether no one would be interested at all, but I decided to go ahead with it and see how it goes.
Grocery shopping was a pain again this week. While the new measurements work and the shelves are fuller, it’s hard to do the whole social/ physical distancing when other people don’t pay attention to it or just brush right past you. I feel like I am constantly keeping track of how close everyone else is, but not everyone else does the same and it’s tiring and stressful. I did manage to buy some toilet paper and spaghetti, which has been out of stock for weeks, but the flour is still out of stock and I am getting low on that. And a few other non essential items I wasn’t able to get either.
I baked some banana bread, I was craving some banana bread and it turned out great. I also tried out a new recipe for cajun rice, which was pretty good. Pictures are below 🙂
March reading stats
Let’s have a short look at my March reading. I read 16 books, which is quite a lot. Sadly I did have 3 DNF’s in March, as well as one 3 stars rating, but the rest were all 4 star reads. My favorite book of the month was Silent Flyght by S.J. Pajonas, I love that series! I read 4 mystery books, 4 fantasy books, 3 contemporary books, 2 sci-fi books and 3 non-fiction books. I read 2 young adult books, 3 not applicable (the non fiction books) and the rest were adult books. I read only 4 books that i got for reviews, 2 free books and the rest were books I bought. One audiobooks and the rest were ebooks
Book Blitz Discount
What did I read this week?
Adventures of a Vegan Vamp was a DNF, it just wasn’t gripping me. How to Howl at the Moon was exactly the type of lighthearted fun romantic read I was in the mood for. Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped was another awesome read in this series filled with action, danger and plenty of twists. I really liked seeing how the romance progressed in this one.
For this week’s food corner I want to talk about oven dishes. While I like oven dishes, at the same time I dislike them as it means extra preparation time. or maybe it has more to do with the fact that I plan when i start cooking and I have to start earlier with oven dishes as there is the oven time to keep into account. On the other hand there are dishes you simply can’t make well or dishes that really are improved by going into the oven. I’ve included some of my oven dishes below. Although with the shepherd’s pie I usually skip the oven step and just have the sauce and mashed potatoes ready at the same time. I made the mashed potatoes with carrots and onion dish this week, which was great. What are some of your favorite oven dishes?
- Onionn Pie
- Carrot Souffle
- Spinach Masala Quiche
- Mashed Potatoes with Carrots and Onion
- Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
- Vegetarian Pie
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped by Annette Marie
– Review: Crochet and Cauldrons by Nancy Warren
– Lola’s Kitchen: Orzo Soup Recipe
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Never Date a Siren by Byrd Nash
– Review Opportunity: Indigo by Paula Berinstein
– Review Opportunity: In The Heart of Babylon by SGD Singh
– Book Blitz: Ultra Squad by Julia DeVillers – 20 till 26 April
– Book Blitz: Flaca by Leslie DJ – 20 April till 3 May
– Blog Tour: Spent Identity by Marlene M. Bell – 4 till 24 May
Cosmic Honor I bought on release day as I like the sound of this one. The Last Warrior I won in an ARC giveaway the author did on Facebook and I was lucky enough to win a copy, I am now reading this one. I stumbled upon the author for Death’s Dancer and Binding Shadows in a post with new releases and I couldn’t pick which one to buy, so I got them both. The Last Drop I bought on release day, it’s a novella featuring one of the side characters from Dine With Me, which I read last year. Launch to Market was only 99 cent so I bought that one too. I am currently reading one of this author’s book and it’s pretty good so far.