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 started off not so good, but slowly got a bit better. At the start of the week I was tired from not sleeping as well for a few nights and my boyfriend’s weird work hours. Slowly I started feeling better as I got some better sleep. My boyfriend had to work this week, but more normal hours so that was a bit easier to deal with. There were a few annoying things I had to deal with this week, but besides the meh start of the week it turned into a decent week.
It was a busy week for work. I fit in some extra hours when I could for one of the authors I do assistant work for so I could get through more of the tasks this week. I had a book blitz I organized start this week as well as a blog tour that’s still going on. I also did some social media scheduling about my services for Lola’s Blog Tours.
When I stopped by the grocery store to buy a few items one day I was surprised at how busy it was, it was total chaos with lots of people out and about, all the stores were open again and it was difficult to keep the appropriate social distancing. This really worries me as I fear we will get more infections this way. Luckily I got out of there quickly again and picked a day for my weekly groceries that was a lot quieter, but who knows what next week will bring.
A few weeks ago I mentioned I couldn’t review on Amazon anymore, I tried a different way of emailing them this and finally got in contact with Amazon. And it didn’t help one bit. After 3 canned replies I gave up for now. They just keep telling me the same thing that I have to spend 50$ per year using a credit card. I’ve always used gift certificates and have been able to review there, so not sure why this is suddenly a problem. I don’t have a credit card so gift cards are the only way I can buy things there. Anyway I guess this means I am no longer able to review on Amazon. I want to help authors and post my reviews there, but Amazon makes that impossible now.
On a more positive note I tried out a new recipe with chicken, parsley, mushroom dish for my boyfriend this week and it turned out pretty well! Picture is below. I also tried a miso pasta sauce that didn’t turn out as well, it was strangely bitter and tasted like miso soup gone wrong. Maybe it will taste better the second day, but so far I am calling it a miss sadly.
What did I read this week?
Demons in the Bedroom was a fun paranormal romance book about paranormal house flippers. I look forward to the second book in the series. Stolen Flyght was an amazing ending to the Flyght series! It got one of those rare 5 star ratings. It was full of action, twists, reveals and conspiracies. And the epilogue and wrap up was awesome. I am sad it’s over but excited that one of the side characters will get her own series!
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Spartan Heart by Jennifer Estep
– Lola’s Kitchen: Coconut Semolina Cake 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
– Book Blitz: The Name of Red by Beena Khan – 1 till 7 July
I got The Carnelian Fox in audio format for review from the author. I really enjoyed this one when I read it last year and look forward to re-reading it in audio format. Trowel and Error is the next book in a cozy mystery I really like and I was lucky enough to get a copy for review. Dear Writer, Are You In Writer’s Block? is the fourth book in this non-fiction series, I loved the first 3 books so I bought this one on release day.