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 pretty good week, with a few less good things. My boyfriends work schedule was pretty consistent this week which was nice. Grocery shopping was still a pain and still no flour unfortunately. I did my usual assistant work for this week. I got a nice surprise package from one of my authors that contained some delicious chocolates.
I had an author approach me this week who asked about a task I don’t offer on my site, it sounded like something I could do, so I agreed to do so. It was fun and exciting to work on something new and I might even consider adding it as a service to my site eventually. I drafted an upcoming Lola’s Blog Tours newsletter and did a bit of the usual tour work as well.
I managed to do a bit of blogging as well. I scheduled some more reviews and wrote another recipe post. I hope to do some more tomorrow. And I have a giveaway upcoming next week for 2 e-copies of First Flyght which will be posted during my review for Silent Flyght, book 5 in the series.
We did a bit of spring cleaning around the house. Cleaning things up and sorting a few things out. There’s still plenty more that cane be done, but it was nice to get some cleaning done at least.
We had some beautiful weather this week and I took some nice walks outside. I love seeing all the trees become green and the flowers starting to bloom. We could open the windows most days as well.
As my flour reserves are getting low I made some cookies that used semolina as well as normal flour this week. They turned out great! And it was nice to be able to bake cookies and not use all the flour I had left to do it. These have a different texture than most cookies, but really good too. And these had cardamon in them, which was a nice addition. Picture below.
What did I read this week?
Wolf’s Curse was a great second half of the story that started in Wolf’s Bane. I enjoyed following the twins around as they solved the mystery, landed in some adventure and there was some romance too. The Last Warrior has an interesting set-up and I liked the start and end, but I struggled through the middle a bit. I also didn’t feel the romance as much at first and the male main character was a bit unlikable at first. Jumping the Bull is a short fun read, while the pace is fast it does tell a complete story and I liked how we still got a good feel for the characters. I liked these two together and the unique shifter types and way they had some shifter behavior sin their human form as well, was well done.
In case anyone else is running out of flour, but wants to bake. I thought I would feature some recipes that I shared on my blog for sweets that don’t require any flour.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Jumping the Bull by Jenn Burke
– Review: Silent Flyght by S.J. Pajonas
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
Nacho Average Murder is the next book in one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I hit request the second I saw this one pop up on netgalley and luckily I got requested. A Sprinkling of Murder and Still Knife Painting I both got through netgalley as well, they caught my attention for different reasons. A Sprinkling of Murder seemed such a fun and unique concept for a cozy mystery with someone who sells fairie gardens and has a paranormal helper as well. Still Knife Painting is the first book in a new series by an author I already know and I am curious about this new series A Tine to Live, A Tine to Dine is the first book in one of Maddie day’s other series under her other open name Edith Maxwell and has been on my wishlist for a while now. Someone mentioned Audio for Authors last week in a reply to my Sunday Post, I thought it sounded like an interesting read and bought a copy. It was discounted to 99 cents this week, so I bought a copy. I’ve been enjoying one of Chris Fox’s non-fiction books, so I decided to buy Six Figure Author now while it was still 99 cents.