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. I worked ahead on a few tasks last week, so this week I could take things a bit slower and focus on some website work that I never seemed to have the time for. I also made some time to relax this week and it turned into a pretty good week overall.
The problem with my sites going down seems maybe to have been fixed? I don’t know. They only went down like one time this week I think, so much less than the past few weeks. I don’t think I did anything to fix it, but I am glad it seems to be going better. I am still a bit worried about my business as these past few months I made less money than usual. My arm is still hurting regularly. I didn’t overdo it this week with any hard work for it, so that helps, but it’s still seems to hurt usually after a normal day work. This level is much more manageable, so I hope I can keep it up and hopefully it will do better soon.
I worked a bit on my Lola’s Blog Tours website this week. I’ve been thinking of setting up a static home page for a while now and finally put that together, it took a while before I was happy with it. Let me know what you think of the new home page! I also adjusted some of the services pages on my site and made them full width as most of the sidebar info is more for the bloggers than authors. I hope this will make the service pages easier to read and less cluttered. I also added a new service to my site, but haven’t officially launched it yet. I mentioned last week that I like providing authors with advice and I came up with a way to add that to my site. I now added a marketing and online presence evaluation that also gives authors the chance to ask me questions and for me to give them advice on where to improve and what they’re doing well.
I launched a new discount for my blog tours. I’ve only discounted my blog tours once before, so I am really excited to be running a discount for these and I hope some authors can make use of it.
What did I read this week?
Flip-Flops and Murder was a fun start to the series, but it took me some time to get to know the main character and the mystery didn’t full grip me. I liked the set-up of the story with the main character going on vacation and the resort pets were fun! Induction sadly was a DNF, I really liked the concept of twins who are both shifters and witches, but the story just didn’t grip me. It lacked impact and direction and I just lost interest. Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors was a solid start to this new series in the Guild Codex world. I enjoyed this one and I liked main character Kit, although I wasn’t a fan of the captive/ prison type of plot line.
This week I made these delicious mini cheesecakes again. They are so easy to make and easy to eat with their smaller cupcake liner size. I really hope you give these a try. You can find my recipe here.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings by Erin Johnson
– Review: Facing Wets by Lucy Lennox
– Review: warping Minds and Other Misdemeanors by Annetta Marie and Rob Jacobsen
– Review: My Only Love by Melody Sweet
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
Wild Sky and Phantom of the Library I got for review. Relay and Medley I won! The rest I bought, some new non-fiction books, next books in series I started and a new book by an author I already knew.