Sunday Post #501

Posted July 24, 2022 by Lola in Sunday Post / 6 Comments

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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 wasn’t the smoothest week, some annoying issues occurred and we had a few really warm days which were tough to deal with. The start of this week was really warm and as houses here don’t have AC’s it’s hard to cool down. We kept the windows and curtains closed, which helped a bit, but the house still heated up. Then we found out our portable fan had broken, so we couldn’t use that either. Somehow I still got a good amount of work done and luckily later in the week it cooled down a bit.

On Thursday someone would come and fix the kitchen cabinet that broke, but they never showed up. I had to call two companies to try and figure out what happened and where the person was, but neither of them could figure out what happened. So that wasn’t very helpful and took time as well. In the end we scheduled a new appointment and I just hope this time the person shows up.

Work wise I got more done on the warm days than expected which was nice. I did a good amount of work for my authors, worked on a new task for one of my new authors and made progress on the audiobook I am proof listening to for another one of my authors. There was a preorder going live for one of my authors for which I did some social media posts as well. I sent out the media kit for the tour starting next week and I got a new request for a bookstagram blitz and a review opportunity in that I am working on next.

I ran into an issue with formatting a box set for one of my authors which was a pain. The program got slow and there was a lot of manual work as they don’t have an easy way to handle box sets yet. It took a lot of time and then I had trouble exporting it, so I had to spend time with customer service to fix it. Luckily customer support was quite prompt in their replies, which helped. And they probably have figured out what is causing the slow down and is something that will be fixed in the program in the future. So not a solution for right now, but at least they figured out what’s happening. I am almost done with formatting this book luckily, but I am a bit frustrated that it took so long.

What did I read this week?

Beyond Blue FrontiersBatter of Dead

I finished two 4 star reads this week. Beyond Blue Frontiers was a solid sequel I was excited to see them visit the portal world again and there was some great character and relationship development. I did fele the main plot line surrounding a bad guy and crystals was a bit slow to progress and still didn’t get resolved by the end of the book.
Batter Off Dead was the newest installment in one of my favorite cozie series. I didn’t really got invested in the mystery in this book, but I enjoyed reading about the main character’s daily life.

This week I blogged about:

Review: A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey
Review: Golden Mage by Dorothy Dreyer
Lola’s Kitchen: Baked Gnocchi with Red Bell Pepper and Tomatoes Recipe

Review: A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. KinseyReview: Golden Mage by Dorothy DreyerLola’s Kitchen: Baked Gnocchi with Red Bell Pepper and Tomatoes Recipe

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: The Phoenix Nest by Arizona Tape
– Review: Death a Sketch by Cheryl Hollon

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

Review Opportunity: What They Don’t Know by Susan Furlong
Review Opportunity: Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris
Review Opportunity: Little Women Mermaid Edition by Megan Lois Whitehill
Book Blitz: Yearning to Live by Shirley Anne Edwards – 24 till 30 July
Blog Tour: Dark Goddess by Kelsey Ketch – 7 till 13 August
Blog Tour: Girls Who Lie Together by Jessa Russo – 8 till 21 August

How was your week?


6 responses to “Sunday Post #501

  1. Do stores sell window AC’s that you could get an install in a bedroom window? That’s what I have in my bedroom. I can’t imagine going without air conditioning in the Summer with as hot as it’s been getting.
    Mary Kirkland recently posted…Apartment Life #314My Profile

    • I think you can buy those here, but the ones I found didn’t really seem to fit with our windows and were pretty pricey. If the weather stays this warm we might have to invest in one eventually. It’s been getting warmer here during the summer now.

  2. Sorry to hear about Batter off Dead – I was hoping it would be a better mystery! But happy to hear you enjoyed reading about the main character. The cover is super cute. Show me a cat and I’m hooked!
    Hoping that maybe you can get a new fan soon or have a repair. This summer has been pretty hot for many of us in the northern hemisphere.
    I hope you have a wonderful reading week ahead!
    Take care,
    Sara and Olivia.
    Sara recently posted…The Sunday Post #4 & More!My Profile

    • I had hoped I would enjoy the mystery more too, but it was still a great read. The covers for the whole series are great and each has the cat on it.

      I think the fan was just too old, so we probably have to order a new one. I am not a fan of the heat.

    • I think it got almost as hot as in the UK here, it was not fun. I didn’t realize the heat here made the news in the US.

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