Sunday Post #84

July 27, 2014 Sunday Post 24

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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 was another warm week. It wasn’t a very productive week, I kept worrying about the application from last week and didn’t got any other applications send out this week.

On Thursday my boyfriend and I celebrated our 6 year relationship and we went shopping in Leyden and then afterwards went out for dinner at a spanish tapas restaurant. The shopping was fun, although it was a bit too warm. We had a delicious lunch at our favourite lunch place in Leyden the Jacketz, which sell delicious jacketz with toppings.
The dinner was less good though, while the location and the restaurant looked nice, the service was bad and the food was just mediocre. And all the food seemed drenched in oil, beside the spinach croquette those where the only yummy thing we ate. We didn’t stay too long and don’t plan on going back there.

Games I played this week:
Avalanche 2: Super avalanche by Beast Games.
Avalanche is a fun and addictive game. Basically you are a marshmallow who climbs higher and higher with the help of blocks and there’s lava chasing you. We don’t don’t know if there’s a limit on how high you can go, but as far as we know you can keep climbing forever. You can play it solo or with two people behind one computer. If you’re playing solo you can gain achievements and each achievement unlocks something in the shop. You can buy things like hair or glasses in the shop to make Marsh look different. Also you die a lot, by falling in the lava, getting a block on your head or gettign attacked by enemies and then you start climbing from 0 feet again. It can be a frustrating game sometimes, but overal it’s just a lot of fun. There’s a free demo on the website so if you’re curious check it out 🙂
avalanche 2

This week I posted about:
Review: Silver Heart by Victoria Green
Review: Escaped Artist (Untamed #3) by Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese
Review: Wild at Heart (Untamed #4) by Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese

What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Swimming to Tokyo

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice
Blog Tour: Little Death by Roe Valentine – sign-us open till 3 August

Book Haul:
wild at heartWild at Heart (Untamed #4)
by Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Wild at Heart on Goodreads

Blurb:
With his dad hell-bent on destroying him, Dare’s life hangs in the balance. Fearing the worst, Reagan rushes from Paris to New York, hoping to get to him in time, only to find their entire world collapsing around them.

The threat is too real, risk too high, death too possible. Unfair doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Two wild hearts that belong together, trapped in a world trying to break them apart. But a love this strong has to survive…doesn’t it?

steel and songSteel and Song (The Aileron Chronicles #1)
by Ani Bolton

Format: e-copy
Source: for review from netgalley
You can find Steel and Song on Goodreads

Blurb:
Airwitch Tova Vanaskaya’s choices are few: use her magic to fly an elite aircraft in the Grand Duchy’s army or be shipped to the trenches. But invoking too much magic can kill the wielder, and her Cossack captain has a hell-bent-for-leather streak that pushes her to the brink. It’s a good thing she’s not afraid to push back.

Airship captain Piers Dashkov lost his friends, family ties and self-respect in a rash act years ago, so it’s fine by him if the odds of surviving a dogfight are slim to none. His goal is simple: find redemption through valor and regain his lost honor in death if not life. He needs the smart-mouthed airwitch to achieve that impossible goal, but he never thought she would prove to be his salvation.

While the enemy is on the move, and whispers of revolution echo from the salons of the noble Cossack Houses to the tenement slums of Muscovy, one reckless night of passion creates a connection that will reverberate fatally for nations as well as for Tova and Piers.

Forget Me NotForget me Not Collective #1)
by Stacey Nash

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find Forget me Not on Goodreads

Blurb:
Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.

Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother’s favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They’re not just jewellery, they’re part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery’s power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device – and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she’s Enemy Number One.

She’s forced to leave her father behind when she’s taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends’ lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.

24 Responses to “Sunday Post #84”

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    Happy 6 years! Sorry your dinner wasn’t yummy but at least your lunch was 🙂

    It has been a bit hot around here also but the last couple of days started to cool down. It has been a really weird summer in the US.

    The game looks interesting I love that you are a Marshmallow, looks fun and frustrating at the same time Lol

    Enjoy your new reads, Have a great week Lola
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    • Lola

      Yeah the yummy lunch compensated for the dinner! I hope it’s cooling down here soon, normally it’s wamr, but not this wamr, it probably doens’t help our appartment is on the third floor. It has been a weird summer and winter here as well.
      Indeed fun and frustrating is a good description of Avalanche!
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  2. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    Aw congrats on 6 years Lola! That’s wonderful. And spinach croquettes. That sounds delicious. I’ve made eggplant ones and loved them. Might have to hunt down a recipe for spinach ones 🙂

    Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

    • Lola

      Thanks Anna :). My sister can make better spinach croquettes then they had at that restuarant though, they are delicious. Actually I love croquettes, so I am happy it’s possible to make vegatable ones.

  3. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you on the job front! And Congratulations on 6 years, that’s a great milestone and it sounds like y’all had a nice celebration (even if the dinner turned out not-so-yummy). Enjoy your haul, I saw a review for Wild at Heart this week and it was good so hope you enjoy it 🙂
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    • Lola

      Thanks Berls, I am really nervous to hear back from them. Yeah it was a fun day and we could have fun about the dinner, so it was fun even though it’s wasn’t yummy. I already read Wild at Heart and it was my least favourite book in the series.

  4. Greg

    Sounds like a good lunch, sorry to hear the dinner was disappointing. That’s always irritating when you for a special occasion and the place disappoints. I may have to try that avalanche demo, it looks kinda fun. 🙂
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    • Lola

      I hope you give the demo a try, it’s such a fun and addictive game. While the dinner was disapointing, it was a fun day, and it wasn’t as bad as last year when my boyfriend got food poisoning.

    • Lola

      Yeah the restaurant sounded really good and it was a bit disapointing it wasn’t and yeah at least we know not to get back there. It was still a fun day and we even made some fun about the dinner. I hope you give Avalanche a try!

    • Lola

      Yeah I hope it’s as good as it sounds.
      And even though the food wasn’t good, at least we could make jokes about the bad food and the table that kept wbbling (which we ended up fixing with a carton from the tea bag).

  5. Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

    Well hello there Lola. ^^ Nice to meet you! I didn’t know about that Avalanche game or that lovely book (with a gorgeous cover) called Steel and Song! I’m absolutely interested in reading it so thanks a lot for sharing! 🙂

    • Lola

      Hi Lola, nice to meet you as well :). Steel and Song has a gorgeous cover indeed, I can’t wait to read it! And I am still addicted to that Avalanche game, you shoudl give it a try :).

    • Lola

      Thanks Dre :). I hope we still get to try Spanish Tapas at a good restaurant once. I play some games on my ipad as well, usually in the mornings during breakfast.

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