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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 an okay week, nothing big that really went bad, but for some reason the week didn’t go as smoothly. I felt like I did a lot of small things, but didn’t feel as productive. I had a headache later in the week that lasted almost 2 whole days and diminished my productivity in those days.
As for the good news my back pain is completely gone now, so that’s great. And my computer is still doing fine, so it seems the problems I had are indeed fixed. I am still enjoying my new vertical mouse as well. We also did a bit of holiday shopping already and it’s nice to have part of that done.
As it was the last week of the month I wrapped up the assistant work for my authors. I also sent out a media kit for an upcoming tour and worked on an ongoing tour. And I sent out an author newsletter for Lola’s Blog Tours.
And I have some exciting news, my site Lola’s Blog Tours will get a new design! I got the first look at the new banner this week and it’s so awesome! I can’t wait to show it to you! I can’t say enough good things about Limabean designs. I gave her some vague descriptions of what I wanted and somehow she got exactly what I wanted from that. She’s done the llama/ alpaca banner for my blog here as well.
October Reading Stats
I read 16 books this month. I had 1 DNF, 1 book that got a 2 star, two books that got 3 star and the rest were all 4 stars. Hard to pick a favorite book of this month as I had some really great reads this month, my two favorite reads are probably like The Amethyst Panda by Kay MacLeod and Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie. It was interesting to see I read 4 non-fiction books this month, I think that might be a new record for me. And 2 audiobooks this month as well, Maybe a Mermaid by Josephine Cameron and Deadly Dog Days by Jamie Blair.
What did I read this week?
Deadly Dog Days was a fun cozy mystery, but for some reason didn’t fully grab me. The mystery wasn’t as engaging and the daily life plot lines seemed to take more of the focus. The KC Warlock Weekly I set aside for now as I couldn’t get into the story because of the back and forth switches in time. Wolves of Paris was a great sequel. It was fast paced and I wanted to keep reading. I liked the character and romance development in this one. Destroyer of Worlds was one of the best books in this series so far, some great developments and reveals in this one. I also finished Veronica Scott’s story Pets in Space 5 which was a lot of fun and had a good romance and a great service dog as animal.
Autumn always seems like the perfect time to eat pumpkin. So I figured I would put the spotlight on some of the recipes on my blog that have pumpkin in them. What are some of your favorite dishes with pumpkin?
- Potatoes and Pumpkin Mash
- Pumpkin and Apple Risotto
- Pumpkin Curry
- Pumpkin Soup
- Tomato Pumpkin Soup
- Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Kenya Calling by Tori Knightwood
– Review: Balanced on the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker
– Lola’s Kitchen: Mashed Potatoes with Leek and Bratwurst Recipe
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Cocktails and Murder by H.Y. Hanna
– Review: Let’s Connect by Kelly Jensen
– Review: Deadly Dog Days by Jamie Blair
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Spooks by Athena Flores
– Review Opportunity: Kiss of Salt by Smita Bhattacharya
– Review Opportunity: The Road to Hell by Christopher C. Starr
– Review Opportunity: Who Let the Demon Out? by Naomi Bellina
– Book Blitz: Fire Dancer by Elizabeth Howell – 9 till 15 November
– Blog Tour: Indigo by Paula Berinstein – 9 till 22 November
– Blog Tour: Welcome to Harmony by Dan O’Mahony – 27 till 17 December
– Blog Tour: Third Wheel by Kat Green – 27 till 18 December
– Blog Tour: The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K.T. Rose – 1 till 15 December
– Blog Tour: The Flyght Series by S.J. Pajonas – 7 till 11 December
One Poison Pie I got for review through Netgalley. When You Had Power I got for review from the author. The others I bought.
I am sorry you had a headache but I am glad your back is feeling better. My sinuses hate me at the moment so my head tends to throb quite a bit. Winter is the only time, I feel fine. 🙂
I love working with you! I can’t wait to see the site all finished.
Pumpkin Apple Risotto sounds amazing!
Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! xx
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Sorry to hear your sinuses hate you :(. I hope you feel better soon.
I am so excited to see how the site will turn out with the new design. I love working with you and you do such awesome work!
So glad to hear that your back is feeling a lot better and that your computer is finally behaving itself and that you like your ergonomic mouse! I swear by mine… I love the look of all your yummy Pumpkin recipes, but right now I’m not in the mood for cooking, as I’m in the thickets of my first draft of Picky Eaters 2. Have a great week, Lola:))
It’s so awesome to have my computer be back to normal. The ergonomic mouse is amazing! I don’t think I can ever go back to a normal mouse now.
Good luck with your first draft!
Well I’m so happy your back and arm are better and the computer is continuing well. Michelle has done all my designs and I really appreciate her, too. yummy pumpkin. We are eating the pumpkin muffins I made this week. You really read a lot of books this month too.
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It’s so nice to have my computer continuing to do well after all the troubles it had. That’s grate Michelle did design as well, I didn’t realize she had done yours too. I like your dosing, she really is a great designer. Oh pumpkin muffins, that sounds great!
Oooh a new design for a blog is always exciting! And that’s such a great news that your back feels so much better. Have a good week Lola!
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I am really excited to see how the new design for my tour site will turn out.
Those weeks that feel weird though you can’t point to any specific reason are frustrating. LOL Glad your back pain and the computer issue seems to be gone. Even though you had a DNF, sounds like lots of your books were 4-stars so that’s great. Four non-fics is a good record. Your list of foods for the month looks delicious. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your new tour website.
Have a great November, Lola!
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It was a bit of a frustrating week. I am glad the computer issue and my back pain are both gone. I am glad with the plenty of 4 star reads last month. I hope to have the new design ready later this month 🙂
I like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. And pumpkin pie of course. I’m not a fan of pumpkin as a savory dish. I’m glad to hear that your back is better and the computer problems seem to be done.
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Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sound good too! I’ve tried to bake pumpkin pie once, but it didn’t turn out well.
Yay for a new site design!! Can’t wait to see it!
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Thanks! I am so excited to see how it all turns out 🙂
Congrats on the new design! That’s exciting. Best of luck with it, and how cool you got holiday shopping started. I hope to do that too…
I love the food pictures, and soup is a favorite of mine so I should try that lol.
Have a super week!
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I am excited to see how the whole new design turns out. It was nice to get a bit of holiday shopping done already.
I am glad to hear you like the food pictures 🙂
Glad you and your computer are feeling better. Yes, Michelle does wonderful work. A few of my clients use her. Enjoy your new books!
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Thanks! Michelle is awesome to work with and I can’t wait to show off my new tour site design.
Oh I’m so excited that you got WHEN YOU HAD POWER. I pre-ordered it and I’m looking forward to reading it. I’m sorry to hear about your headache situation they’re always such a pain! Literally and figuratively. Lol.
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I was excited to get a review copy of When You Had Power! I look forward to reading it, it sounds really good :).
I’m glad your computer has stopped acting out, you must be relieved 🙂 I don’t like sweet potatoes very much but my family does, we’ll try them as fries next sunday ^^
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I really am relieved that my computer has stopped acting out. I really like sweet potatoes. I also have had them as fries and like those too.