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 another busy week, still a bit stressful with some of the things going on. I am still a bit tired and my sleep routine still isn’t as on track as I would like, but maybe next week. This week I mostly focused on finishing up the work for the author whom I’ll stop working for next year and I wanted to get most of the work that was left wrapped up this week. Which I got done, only a few minor things left where I am still waiting on feedback for and a few days of email checking for that account and that’s it.
A lot of this week was focusing on the upcoming holidays. I shipped the package for my mom and her husband and it miraculously arrived the next day, normally shipping takes awhile these days, so I was quite surprised and happy it arrived that quickly. The present I ordered for my sister and her boyfriend hasn’t shipped as far as I can tell and I am worried that might be late, but hopefully it will get shipped soon and maybe still arrive in time for Christmas. We also bought another present for my boyfriend’s mother and are now finished with the Christmas shopping. A package arrived from my sister with our Christmas present which is under the tree now.
We decided to stay home this year with Christmas, not visit anyone and stick with video chats instead due to the rising Corona numbers. We don’t want to risk getting sick or making one of our more vulnerable family members sick. It was a difficult decision, but I really don’t want to risk infecting someone or getting sick myself. It’s still difficult to deal with the disappointment of family members tough.
On the topic of corona we’re back in lockdown till mid January with additional rules to hopefully slow down the spread, guess we’ll see how that all goes with the holidays coming up. I have to say I am not too optimistic.
Besides that I got plenty of work done this week. Besides assistant work I also got some tour work done. I launched my christmas giveaway at Lola’s Blog Tours. I also did the usual tour work: replying to emails, checking sign ups and checking tour stops. I had 3 tours run and end this week that I worked on. And a new tour got booked as well, which is awesome.
Lola’s Blog Tours Christmas Giveaway
I am running a Christmas giveaway over at Lola’s Blog Tours. I am giving away two books (winner’s choice up to $10) from the Bookdepository as well as two ebooks (winner’s choice up to $5) from Smashwords.
2020 Audiobook Challenge
I listened to 18 audiobooks this year! My goal was 15-20 so I fell nicely into the middle of that. I am glad with how many I could listen to this year, although I am not sure if I can replicate this next year.
2021 Audiobook Challenge
As I am not sure if I can replicate last year’s success, my listening has slowed down a bit to about one audiobook per month. I am setting next year’s goal to Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15.
What did I read this week?
Writing and Marketing Systems was a great non-fiction book, I enjoy the author’s writing style and how she explained how to set up your own writing and marketing systems. She had some great tips and advice in how to get insight into how much time things cost you and how much you can do in a day. Murder in the Wine Country was another solid cozy mystery, I enjoy this series and the characters all feel familiar by now and I enjoy spending time with them. Deathmaker was a good sequel following different characters with appearances from the first couple, it kept my attention while reading. I liked the characters, but didn’t fully feel the romance and would like to see more of the world building. I also wasn’t a fan of how the prisoner type plot line got used again in this book as I don’t really like those type of plot lines. I am curious to see where the series goes next.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Murder in the Wine Country by Janet Finsilver
– Review: The Curse of the Black Cat by Lou Wilham
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
– Review Opportunity: Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew
– Blog Tour: The Flyght Series by S.J. Pajonas – 7 till 11 December
– Book Blitz: A Cat’s Guide to Bonding with Dragons by Chris Behrsin – 1 till 14 January
– Blog Tour: Death and Decluttering by Nancy McGovern – 4 till 24 January
– Blog Tour: Heaven Falls series by Christopher C. Starr – 10 till 23 January
– Blog Tour: The Twelve Tasks by Katharine E. Wibell – 18 till 31 January
– Blog Tour: The Grimm Cases by Lyla Oweds – 18 till 31 January
– Bookstagram Blitz: Fractured by Shay Siegel – 25 till 31 January
– Book Blitz: Love and Other Moods by Crystal Z. Lee – 10 till 23 March
Mystic Pieces I got for review from the author through Booksprout, I’ve been looking forward to this one since I first heard about it and was excited to find the author was offering review copies. Your Author Business Plan is Joanna Penn’s newest release, I have enjoyed her books so far and decided to pick it up when she sent out a discount code to her newsletter. Structophis sounds like the unique and fun type story I would enjoy, so I couldn’t resist buying it. And the Prime Time Crime box set was discounted to 99 cents and I liked the sound of this cozy mystery series with an older protagonist.