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 was a bit all over the place. It started off great and then got less so. It got super hot here later in the week and it was just hard to get anything done, we don’t have air conditioning here, which is normal here in the Netherlands to not have air conditioning. So it’s been hard to cool down even while at home, although it sure is better than being outside as it’s even warmer there. I also had a bad headache, due to the heat I think and shortly after that went away another one. And it will be this warm till Wednesday probably, so we still have even more days to go, which makes me not happy.
As for some other not so good news, our amount of COVID-19 cases has been going up again in the Netherlands, which is very concerning. I think we might be getting a second wave after all, which is sad after the numbers had been so low for a while. And I am worried as my boyfriend has a job where he comes into contact with lots of other people. Guess we’ll see how that goes and what the government decides to do.
The sign-up post for a new bookstagram blitz went live this week and I’ve been working on a new review opportunity which will go live soon. That kept me busy this week and I am hoping for some more work next week. I also did some assistant work as well. I’ve been in a big non-fiction/ learning new things mood and listened to two podcast episodes and started another, as well as listened to a webinar about Goodreads for authors. I also splurged on some new non-fiction books this week.
As for some good news, my arm has been doing great this week, still the occasional pain, but it’s not too bad. Not sure why, maybe the being slightly careful and avoiding too much repetitive work has helped?
What did I read this week?
Write Great Beginnings was a great non-fiction book, I really liked all the advice and information in this one and the way it focused on great beginnings, but also a lot of advice was applicable to later in the book as well. It definitely gave me more insight into beginnings of books. Silver Bound was a fun paranormal romance set partly in another world and partly on earth, the world building was great. The romance developed a bit quickly, but I did like the characters and seeing them together. Phantom of the Library was a fun ending of the series, while not my favorite of the series sit did nicely wrap everything up and gave them another house to work on. i especially liked seeing them all make the whole reverse harem situation work.
Today I wanted to feature recipes that use peanut butter. I love peanut butter, not only is it great to eat on bread orto bake cookies with, but it’s also great for cooking. here are some of my recipes with peanut butter. Most of these have a peanut butter based sauce and the spring rolls have a peanut butter based dip. I am actually surprised how many recipes I have with peanut butter. I hope you check this these out!
- Rice with Tofu and Broccoli Recipe
- Lentils and Veggies in Peanut Sauce Recipe
- Peanut Pasta Recipe
- Tofu and Veggies in Peanut Sauce Recipe
- Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Stew Recipe
- Spring Rolls Recipe
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Bat Wings, Rings and Apron Strings by Erin Johnson
– Review: Facing West by Lucy Lennox
– Review: Warping Minds and Other Misdemeanors by Annetta Marie and Rob Jacobsen
– Review: My Only Love by Melody Sweet
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Writing Killer Cover Copy by Elena Johnson
– Review: The Gryphon’s Lair by Kelley Armstrong
– Lola’s Kitchen: Crepes Recipe
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
– Bookstagram Blitz: The Trapped Daughter by Jay Kerk – 5 till 11 October – New!
I bought some new non-fiction books this week and tow new fiction books. Sophia’s review for Slipper Creatures convinced me I had to give it a try. And Map of Shadows is a fiction book by Joanna Penn, whose non-fiction books and podcast I enjoy, so I figured I would give her fiction a try too.