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 is my 400th Sunday Post! How awesome is that? I started doing the Sunday Post feature when I first started blogging, so this means my blog is 400 weeks old now ;).
This week was warm. It really was a tough week with how warm it was, I don’t deal well with the heat. Although at the end of the week it got a bit cooler and those few degrees made all the difference, it’s still really warm, but a bit less so. It also made it difficult to sleep with the heat.
I did get a great tip from Shelleyrae and Sophia as a reply to my last Sunday Post to deal with the heat induced headaches, they recommended using wash cloths to cool down. First you wet the wash cloth, then wring it out and put those in the fridge and then when cool put it on your face or neck. This has been great. I used this technique multiple times this week and one time when I felt a headache coming up I used this to prevent it. I have 4 washcloths in the fridge at the moment, so I can grab one or two whenever I get too warm. It’s the only thing that helped a little bit. I also tried putting my feet in cold water, that helps, but also makes me feel uncomfortable as it makes my feet feel frozen. So I mostly stick with the cool washcloths too cool down.
Despite the heat I somehow managed to get some work done. I put a new review opportunity live for a YA horror book. I did some extra assistant work for one of my authors, besides the usual work. I also sent out a new newsletter to my author list and updated my site page where I list recommended resources, podcasts and non-fiction books for authors. I added two new podcasts I listened to this week as well as an awesome new Fb group for wide authors that I discovered.
What did I read this week?
Wrong Direction was a fun short romantic read with some steam. I liked the set-up for this story and how we got a feel for both characters. My Leap of Faith was a beautiful romance story about two broken characters who find love again. Romance Your Brand didn’t really resonate with me, but it had some great nuggets of information and I think this one might be handy for romance authors. Following was a short non-fiction book about how to set up the basics for your author platform. I thought this was a nice and informative read, not much new information for me, but I think this is great for new authors as it clear explains how to set up the basics of your platform. And it’s free if you sign up for the authors newsletter!
For today’s food corner I wanted to share some recipes that make me think of summer or that are great to make in summer as they require very little cooking time.
- Spring Rolls
- Lukewarm Couscous Salad
- Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry
- Shrimp Udon
- Couscous with veggies and egg
- Spiced Pointed Cabbage
- Udon Noodles with Garlic
- Pasta Salad with Corn and Egg
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Time of my Life by Laura Heffernan
– Review: I Dare You by Jordan Ford
– Review: My Leap of Faith by Melody Sweet
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– 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
– Review Opportunity: Spooks by Athena Flores – New!
– Bookstagram Blitz: Beautiful by Leigh Hatchmann – 27 August till 2 September
– Booksatgram Blitz: The Trapped Daughter by Jay Kerk – 5 till 11 October
Both of these I got for review and are by authors I already know. I look forward to reading these.