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. My boyfriend didn’t have to work this week and it was nice to have a quieter week with him not having to go to work and having to adjust to the strange work hours and days. This week felt a lot calmer due to that, which was nice. It was my grandma’s birthday this week so I gave her a call to wish her happy birthday and chatted with her for a bit. Last weekend we ordered presents for Mother’s Day for both my mom and my boyfriend’s mom. My boyfriend’s mom already got her present, but my mom’s present was delayed due sadly, so she will get that next week. It’s interesting how different these things are now with social distancing, but I am glad we have internet, phones and online orders.
I took half a day off on Monday as I noticed I was feeling more tired lately and struggling with work. The extra time off really helped me feel better. After that the work went smoother again and I got a lot done the rest of the week. I did plenty of assistant work hours. I also put two new sign-up posts live for Lola’s Blog Tours, one a review opportunity for a science fiction fantasy book and a new book blitz for a literary fiction/ contemporary romance book. A blog tour I organized started this week and another tour ended. An issue I was dealing with got finally resolved as well, which was great.
The giveaway for First Flyght that I ran on my blog ended and I picked the winners this week and bought the first book for both winners. I hope they both enjoy the book. It was fun to do a giveaway.
I baked some snickerdoodles this week with chocolate chips that turned out great! I managed to get some new flour again this week as I was going through my flour supply really fast, luckily there was still one brand of flour left, so I could buy a new bag.
What did I read this week?
I had a streak of 3 stars this week. With the first 3 reads I finished this week all 3 stars and The Last Drop was 4 star read, which luckily broke that streak. I liked the set-up of My Hero Next Door with how the main characters meet while singing a duet in the shower, but didn’t like the plot line with the girl already benign in a relationship. It cast a shadow over the whole romance and dragged on for most of the book. How to Write a Series wasn’t fully what I was hoping for, it felt more like a analysis than a how to book to me and it didn’t have as much new information as I had hoped for. I do think this book can be helpful for authors, it just wasn’t for me. Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings was a great ending to the series, but for me it was one of the less enjoyable books in the series. The mystery wasn’t as gripping and I didn’t like the twist of them going back to a location and plot liens they left behind books ago. It has some great scenes of Imogen and her friends and I liked the ending. The Last Drop was a fun romantic read. It was a shorter read, but the pace was good. I liked the characters and their romance.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon
– Lola’s kitchen: Cajun Dirty Rice 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
– Review Opportunity: The Jade Rebellion by Alanna MacKenzie – New!
– Book Blitz: Mac and Millie Mysteries series by JB Michaels – 18 till 24 May
– Book Blitz: The Name of Red by Beena Khan – 1 till 7 July – New!