Sunday Post #397

Posted July 26, 2020 by Lola in Sunday Post / 16 Comments

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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 at times. Lot of the same stuff going on as in previous weeks. I still have my sites going down for periods, luckily short periods of time usually, but it still happens. I have a few things I want to try out next week and if that doesn’t work I’ll probably call my hosting provider as maybe they can help.

My arm is doing well some days, then I overdo it again with work and it starts hurting again. It’s hard to not use it as I can’t work without my arm. I am pretty sure it’s because of all the computer work and using the mouse. I’ve changed some of my mouse settings as well and I am getting a new mouse mat so I hope that helps. Else I might have to look into a different type of mouse. I also had some days were I just was feeling tired and didn’t have much motivation to work, although I still got things done luckily, it just took more effort.

I still got some work done this week. A new sign-up post went live for a bookstagram blitz for a fantasy romance beauty and the beast retelling. You can check it out here. I also did some assistant work this week as usual. An author emailed me asking for advice and I wrote him back with some advice on how to market his book. I really enjoy talking about marketing with authors and I wish there was a way I could encourage more authors to seek out my advice for that. I’ve been hanging out in some author Facebook groups as well, trying to give some advice on covers and such where I can.

Later in the week I suddenly had this cleaning urge and in the past few days I’ve since cleaned several things around the house and cleaned out some kitchen cabinets. I threw away lasagna, olive oil and popcorn that were years past their due date among other things. It’s great when a cleaning mood like that strikes, the house is looking a lot better already.

What did I read this week?

Finding JoyI dare YouMy Only LoveGhost of a GambleReaper of SoulsSuccessful Self PublishingBy Fairy Means or Foul

I read a lot this week and most of them were great reads. Finding Joy sadly was a DNF. The story didn’t grip me and something about the writing style wasn’t working for me. I Dare You was a great prequel novella to this author’s new series, it had a great friends to lovers romance and a hint of what’s the come in the rest of the series. My Only Love was a sad and at times difficult to read book as the characters go through so much, but it also felt realistic and it was great to see these characters find their way back together again. Ghost of a Gamble was a fun paranormal romance book heavy on the romance and light on the paranormal. I really liked character Bree and the romance with Zack was great. Reaper of Souls was another great read in this series with another case they have to solve and the ongoing plot lines progressing a bit as well. Author Joanna Penn published her audiobook of Successful Self Publishing for free on Youtube and I had to take the chance to listen to it then. It was a great listen and an informative book, especially for those new to self publishing. By Fairy Means or Foul was a fun fantasy romance book and the narrator was awesome. I had a lot of fun listening to this.

This week I blogged about:

Review: Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron
Review: Wolves at the Door by Lidiya Foxglove
Lola’s Kitchen: Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Stew Recipe

Review: Vangie Vale and the Murdered MacaronReview: Wolves at the Door by Lidiya FoxgloveLola's Kitchen: Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Stew Recipe

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: End Game by Lindsay Buroker
– Review: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover
– Review: My Country Angel by Melody Sweet
– Review: Flip-Flops and Murder by H.Y. Hanna

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

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
Review Opportunity: Missing by A.D. Hay
Bookstagram Blitz: Beautiful by Leigh Hatchmann – 27 August till 2 September – New!

Book Haul:

My Only LoveMy Leap of FaithWanted and WiredThe Complete Counting seriesPoll DancerSaving Their WolfWarping Minds and Other MisdemeanorsFlip-Flops and Murder

After two weeks of no new books I bought some new books this week and got 4 new books for review as well!


16 responses to “Sunday Post #397

  1. I hurt my arm by lifting something too far out from my body when I was moving one time and I had to wear a brace for months, like 4 months. So possibly you could wear a brace to reduce movement in the arm that is hurting?

    I enjoyed the Vivien Jackson book. Enjoy your new reads!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

    • Ouch that sounds painful. I think it’s some of the repetitive work I do that causes it. I would have to look into it and see if a brace would help with that. Thanks for the advice!

      Good to know you enjoyed the Vivien Jackson book, i look forward to reading it.

  2. Too bad about the ongoing blog issues. Frustrating I’m sure. I have carpel tunnel in my left wrist so I empathize with your arm pain. Glad you were still able to get some work done. Woohoo on all your reading, too.
    Nice haul you have. I did good and only snagged two this week. 🙂

    Have a good week, Lola!

    • The ongoing blog issues really are frustrating, but this week was a better luckily. Sorry to hear about your carpel tunnel, that sounds painful. I had two weeks with no new books so it only made sense this week would be a big haul, lol.

    • I hope it will get better over time if I can find out how not to overtax my arm. I think the blog site issue might be solved? not fully sure, but this week was better.

  3. Sorry you are still afflicted by your site still going down – how annoying. I highly recommend wrists rests and an ergonomic mouse – I write over 400,000 words a year and I simply couldn’t do it without ensuring I have both. I’ve just finished reading End Game, too – I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Have a good week, Lola:)

    • I really hope I can figure out what’s causing my sites to go down soon.

      I think most of my pain is caused by switching from my mouse and keyboard, which is necessary for some of the work I do. I am considering an ergonomic mouse and/or wrist rest just to see if that helps, but will have to look into it more.

      What a coincidence you just finished End Game recently too. I thought it was a great ending to the series.

    • I like an organized kitchen too, but there always seems to much stuff we accumulate somehow. I hope you got to clean out your pantry and fridge soon. I hope to clean out my freezer again soon. I need to defrost the freezer and clean it as there is a lot of ice build up. And I still have some cabinets to clean out too.

    • Thanks, I hope I can get the bottom of it soon.

      I like cleaning out my kitchen as we have these deep cabinets and I always loose track of what is in there. I am always surprised how many things I find that are well past their use by date.

  4. Hey! You got Wanted & Wired! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 I love going on cleaning binges. There’s something so freeing about getting rid of stuff you don’t use and it’s just taking up space in your life.

    • Yes after hearing your thoughts about it I was excited to give it a try, so I decide to buy it :). I hope I’ll enjoy it.

      I really like when the cleaning binges hit as it’s so nice to clean things out.

    • My cleaning urges are rare too, but it sure is nice when they hit. I think the blog issue might be resolved now, who knows? This week was better so that’s something.

      I look forward to Wanted and Wired.

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