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 decent week, but also a bit tiring somehow. Where last week was very warm, this week has been rainy and windy, it sure is a weird contrast with last week.
I am getting used to my new Kobo ereader and am loving it. The cover I ordered for it arrived this week, but I ended up buying another one as the first one didn’t fit what I wanted. The new one is great and I am happy to have a good cover for it now.
I got a lot of work done this week. I helped an author with her website, which was fun and in only a few hours I managed to get most of the content added to her website and have it fully functioning and helped her sort some things out. I also put two new review opportunities live on my Lola’s Blog Tours site, please check them out if you like. And I worked on scheduling some social media posts as well. I wrapped up my June assistant work and made a start on this month’s work.
My right arm has been hurting a bit this week and I think it’s due to frequent computer use. I am trying to stretch it more, massage it and take some small breaks and hopefully that helps before it gets worse.
Some good news. I won two giveaways this week, it seems this was a lucky week for me. I won an ebook copy of a MM contemporary Romances book as well as an audiobook by another author! I was so excited to win these!
Last weekend I tried a new recipe for vegan cinnamon buns. I am not vegan, but I like to try vegan recipes so far sometimes and I hadn’t done a lot of vegan baking yet. I recently spotted some vegan butter in our grocery store and this was a great recipe to try it with. These cinnamon buns turned out so good, they tasted delicious and as they didn’t stay long well I froze some and then took them out later in the week. Picture below.
June Reading Stats
I had a good reading month and read 15 books. One audiobook and 14 ebooks. Again a wide variety of genre, I read books in the following genres: non-fiction, contemporary romance, cozy mystery, paranormal cozy mystery, Gamelit, High fantasy, Science Fiction and paranormal romance. I read 8 review books this month, 6 bought books and 1 free book. I read 3 books with an MM romance, 3 books with no romance, 1 book with a reverse harem romance and 8 MF romances.
My favorite read of the month was Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron by R.L. Syme, which got a rare 5 star rating from me, I loved this cozie mystery book and hope I can continue the series soon.
What did I read this week?
Chili Cauldron Curse was a fun prequel novella that introduced the characters and set the stage for book 1. It was a bit short, but I like the glimpse we got so far. The mystery did feel a bit to the point and wasn’t as engaging. I am looking forward to book 1. My Future Husband was a sweet contemporary romance book where the nice guy gets the girl. I really liked the male main character of this one, he was funny and sweet, but it took me longer to warm up to the female main character. Taking the Short Tack was a great read focusing on short fiction and the different ways to utilize it. I paused Fateseal the audiobook I was listening to as I couldn’t stand the annoying back and forth between the two main characters. And instead listened and finished Time of my Life this week, which was a great contemporary romance read set aboard a cruise ship and featuring pole dancing, both were interesting to read about.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Baker’s Coven by Nancy Warren
– Review: Perilous Hunt by Lindsay Buroker
– Lola’s Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles Recipe
– Review: Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie
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
– Review Opportunity: The Time Capsule by Connie Lacy
– Review Opportunity: Midnight Temptation by Shari Nicholls – New!
– Review Opportunity: Missing by A.D. Hay – New!
– Bookstagram Blitz: What You Wish For by Gina Wynn – 3 till 9 August
Undeniably Yours and By Fairy Means or Foul were the books I won this week. The Gryphon King’s Consort, Ghost of a Gamble, Every Step She Takes and The Dark Files I bought. Lost talismans and a Tequila I got for review and am currently reading :).