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 both a great week and a not so good week in different aspects. My boyfriend was back to his ever changing all over the place work schedule with some unhandy work times again this week. I had a few not so good nights of sleep again and I got hit by a nasty headache and shoulder pain that stuck around for 3 whole days. I still managed to get things done, but it was tiring. Late this week my boyfriend developed a nasty cough and was tired, so he might be sick. We still had some cough medicine that seems to be working, so we’ll see how that goes.
Grocery shopping was difficult again, still no flour, and people are getting less good at following the social distancing it seems which can be frustrating. I also encountered some people who do this great and nicely wait for other people and keep their distance. At the same time it was a pretty productive week. I got multiple things for Lola’s Blog Tours done as well as my usual assistant work.
I launched my new assistant work services on Lola’s Blog Tours. I am so excited for these. I’ve been working as author assistant for years now and I hope this way I can help more authors by offering some of the things I can do on my website as well. Remember I mentioned I did a new task for an author last week? Those were twitter pitches and that’s one of the services I added as well. I worked on more twitter pitches for the same author this week.
I also set up a four email automation sequence for my Lola’s Blog Tours author newsletter. That’s something that has been on my planning for a while now, but I never made the time for it. Now in two days time I did all the four emails and now it’s live and running. I also will use the content in those newsletters to send it to my current audience as well over the next few months as it think it’s all content that’s handy for my current subscribers as well.
Besides that I also added a new page to my Lola’s Blog Tours site, with resources and books for authors. I’ve read some non-fiction books and I added all the books I would recommend to that page as well as some resources that I recommend. I hope this is helpful for authors to have ti all in one place as I think many don’t follow my blog.
I followed my own advice from last week and made something that didn’t require (much) flour this week. I made some delicious mini cheesecakes that only needed a few tablespoons of flour.
I am giving away two e-copies of First Flyght in my review post for Silent Flyght the fifth book in this series. I love this series! Check out the giveaway here.
What did I read this week?
Plot Gardening was an interesting non-fiction book about plotting, I liked reading this one and thought it had some good advice. Murder at the Marina was another fun cozy mystery read in this series and the Russian theme of this one was interesting. Spartan Heart is the first book in the Mythos Academy spin-off series and it was great to be back in this world with a fresh adventure and a new main character. Launch to Market was a bit too short and could use some more expanding. It didn’t have much new information for me, but for new authors it might have some good tidbits.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: The Great Witches Baking Show by Nancy Warren
– Review: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
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
Falling for my Roommate I won in a giveaway. And Bonds of Brass I bought with the last Audible I had left from a giveaway I won last year. It was almost expiring and that I found this book after one of my blogger friends recommended it and it wasn’t on the audiobook site I have a subscription to, so I decided to get it and already started listening.