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