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 a bit of a struggle. it started with my boyfriend working weird times again, which messed up our routine again and then the rest of the week settling back into the normal routine again. It was a bit of a tiring week, but I did get some work done I finished up the assistant work for this week and worked on my ongoing tour. I am working on some new tours that will hopefully be live next week.
My Kobo ereader was having problems again this week, ever since the last update it has had frequent crashes and I had to do restarts to get it working again. I took some time to work on it this week and did a full factory reset and then went back and added books on it again. Fingers crossed it works. For now it seems to be doing better and hasn’t crashed yet, but we’ll see how that goes on the long term.
I am also still having troubles with reviewing on Amazon. Since early April I suddenly can’t review anymore on Amazon. I contacted them twice already, but I guess due to the whole corona situation they haven’t replied yet. Which I understand, but it’s been a month now and I still can’t review and I feel bad for the books I promised reviews for that I can’t review on Amazon. I am keeping a list of all the books I haven’t reviewed there yet, it’s getting quite long. I do review on a lot of other places, but I know Amazon still is often one of the most helpful places for authors.
On a related note, B&N has improved their review system and it’s so much better now. It used to be quite unhandy to use, but now they have a pretty neat system which is a lot easier to use.
Now that I finally have flour again I made some peach crumble this week, which was delicious. I am really happy I got the flour last week as the shelves were all empty again this week, so seems like I had good timing last week. I also made some chocolate coconut balls this week, which turned out awesome. I also tried out a new recipe for orzo with pumpkin and red pesto sauce that turned out well.
My giveaway for two e-copies of First Flyght (or later book in the series if you already read First Flyght) is still going on. This is one of my favorite sci-fi romance series, so I hope you’ll enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy. This giveaway is ending soon!
April reading stats
I read 12 books in April. One of those was an audiobook, the rest were ebooks. I read 3 non-fiction books this month, 2 cozy mystery books, 1 science fiction books and my most read genre was fantasy with 6 books. I had a good mix of sources this month with 5 review books, 1 subscription book and 6 books I bought. 6 of the books I read counted for the 2020 new release challenge. I read 4 books by new to me authors this month. Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped by Annette Marie was my favorite read of the month.
What did I read this week?
Audio for Authors was a great non-fiction read that tackles everything from audiobooks to podcasts. I found it very informative and learned plenty of new things. A great starting point for authors who want to know more about audioooks. Binding Shadows was an awesome paranormal romance book. I like the characters, the well done world building and the romance plot line. A Sprinkling of Magic was a fun and unique cozy mystery with a sprinkle of magic about a fairy garden shop and the main character can see fairies as well.
When I first became a vegetarian I did not like tofu, but over the years I’ve developed a liking for it and now I love it. So for today’s food corner I thought I would feature some recipes with tofu. These are all great recipes. The main Peanut Pasta recipe doesn’t include tofu, but I like to bake some with that and mix it with the pasta. Do you like tofu? What’s your favorite way to eat it?
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Dragon Mistress Book 3 by R.A. Steffan
– Review: Wolf’s Curse by Kelley Armstrong
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
– Blog Tour: Spent Identity by Marlene M. Bell – 4 till 24 May
– Book Blitz: Mac and Millie Mysteries series by JB Michaels – 18 till 24 May
I bought Go for Love and Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron. Go for Love Is the prequel to a new series by Laura Chapman. Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron had been on my wishlist for a while now and I saw it was available again in kobo after some time in KU, so I decided to buy it now. I also got the first three books in a series by Melody Sweet for review. They aren’t up on Goodreads yet, so I can’t link to them. Baker’s Coven I got for review from the author in audiobook format, I really enjoyed book 1 and I look forward to listening to this one.