Sunday Post #86

August 10, 2014 Sunday Post 28

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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 an okay week, pretty busy again, but in a good way. I again had quite some work for Lola’s Blog Tours. There are 3 new tours open for sign-up this week and I even made the sign-up post draft for a tour that won’t go live till september. If you want to know which tours are currently open for sign-up click here.

Beside that we went to the vet with our rat Skittles, she is acting a bit weird. She is very quiet and shaking her head sometimes, scratching her head often and she seemed a bit weak, she had trouble climbing for example. So we went to the vet with her and they think she has an ear infection in the inside of her ear, so we got some antibiotics and it should be better in two weeks. I really hope it helps :(. I feel so sad for her, she seems so down. We’ve been giving her some extra food she likes and take her out of the cage more often. It’s so sad to see her having trouble navigating the cage, I really hopes she improves soon.

And my boyfriend and I started watching Star Trek: Voyager. We’ve seen 19 episodes so far and I am really enjoying it. My boyfriend thought the Voyager series was the best to start with and we plan on watching the other seasons eventually as well. I am a big fan of Mr Tuvok, the Doctor and Captain Janeway, but most of the characters are really likeable and it’s fun to see them change, grow and learn.

Sorry for the blog being so quiet, I am a bit figuring out in which direction I want to be headed with the blog. I have gotten a bit more picky with tours and blitzes, I don’t just participate in them because I want to fil up an empty spot. But I don’t know what to post now. I have decided to keep reviewing Fate Core roleplay books i read here on the blog, because I enjoy reviewing them and so why not share those reviews here? I am also planning on doing more discussion posts or maybe participate in some meme’s to have somethign to post, but I am not sure yet.

Also I don’t usually share links to other blog posts during my Sunday Post, but I thought it was worth sharing this post by Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup where she talks about how authors approach bloggers and it even includes some advice for authors. I think she’s saying a lot things that many bloggers are thinking.

Random Picture of the Week:
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Here’s a picture of Skittles, this is right after their cage got cleaned and she was doing a bit of exploring. She had some difficulties getting to the higher parts of the cage, but she did seemed to enjoy this spot.

Games I played this week:
I didn’t play any games this week, except for my usual games on my ipad. Every morning I play some Hay Day and wordfeud.

This week I posted about:
Blog Tour: Little Death by Roe Valentine
Review: Venture City

What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Upside Down by Lia Riley
– Release day Blast: Hereditary by JA Belfield
– Read Play Blog #1

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: Fairytale Apocalypse (The Verge #1) by Jacqueline Patricks – sign-ups open till 21 September
Book Blitz: Promises Under the Peach Tree by Joanne Rock – sign-ups open till 1 September
Cover Reveal: The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen – sign-ups open till August 18
Cover Reveal: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton – sign-up open till 2 September
Blog Tour: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton – sign-up open till 2 October
Blog Tour: On the Move by K.V. Flynn – sign-up open till 30 September

Book Haul:
serenya songSerenya’s Song (Tallenmere #2)
by Misty Parker

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Serenya’s Song on Goodreads

Blurb:
No one ever said love was easy…
Serenya Crowe may be a half-elf commoner, but she’s no ordinary woman. With the ability to interpret dreams, and a birth defect that forces her to wear gloves, she’s endured gossip and the cruelty of her husband, Sebastian, The Earl of Summerwind. All she’s ever wanted is to live a quiet life and raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her world and her heart, are turned upside down.

Wood-elf Jayden Ravenwing is an ex-secret agent who wants nothing more than to forget matters of the heart. He left the bustle of Leogard and his failed marriage to make a fresh start in Summerwind. He never planned to fall in love again, especially with the enchanting Serenya Crowe.

When a strange portal opens on the Crowe property, Jayden is thrown into an investigation, knowing that if he fails, Serenya and everyone in the town may die.

Together, he and Serenya must overcome an ancient evil, and their own inner demons, to save Summerwind and find the love they’ve always dreamed of.

silver shadowsSilver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
by Richelle Mead

Format: paperback
Source: pre-ordered it a while back
You can find Silver Shadows on Goodreads

Blurb:
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

28 Responses to “Sunday Post #86”

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Blogging is a lot like life; sometimes you get stuck and don’t know what direction to go in. Hang in there…it will come to you.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    • Lola

      Thanks for the wise words Deb, I certainly hope I’ll find my direction soon and will start posting more regulary again.

    • Lola

      Yeah I am sure I’ll find out what I want eventually and I hope it will be worth it! I already made on descision this weke ot keep reviewing Fate Core roleplay books and maybe expand my reach a bit with game reviews or other reviews, but I am not sure yet.

    • Lola

      I never really though about what I wanted and the mission for my blog except write book reviews, so that might be a good diea :). Thanks for the advice!

  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    Poor Skittles I hope she feel better!
    Having a little change in direction in your blog is always a good thing. It lets you feel around what works best for you. I did that a while ago and have been thinking about it again. I love blogging but I want it to be more informative and not so much promoting (even though I love promoting) So I have been thinking of some new stuff. I do love your blog the way it is but it’s always nice to have a change 🙂

    Love the picture, I am not a rat person but she is a cutie 🙂

    Have a great week Lola!!

    • Lola

      So far we haven’t seen much improvement in Skittles, but her medicine was for two weeks, so we’re only halfway through.

      I love promoting, but I want enough other posts as well and not mainly promotional posts. I especially like the blog tour posts with tens lists or review. I usually find interview too much effort when I haven’t read the book yet, so I don’t do those often.
      And thanks for the compliment on my blog :), I am glad to hear you think so! I hope I come up with soem goood ideas for change, because so far I am drawing a blank.

      Have a great week Michelle 🙂

  3. Greg

    I hope Skittles feels better soon, that’s hard when a pet is having trouble. Good luck with your blog plans, whatever they turn out to be- I personally like roleplay game reviews, and think that would be fun if you did those. It’s always fun to see what other people are playing…
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    • Lola

      Yeah it’s been hard with Skittles being sick, I hope she shows some improvement soon. She does have some good moments, but overal she seems so tired and weak.
      I am glad to hear you enjoy roleplay game reviews, have you read my review of Venture City? I haven’t played the setting yet, but it was fun to read the book. Have you played any roleplay games yourself? And if yes which ones?

    • Lola

      Yeah I saw lots of people got Silver Shadows last week and this week. I am looking forward to read it 🙂

    • Lola

      I worry so much about her :(, I hope she’ll recover. It’s so sad to see her struggling walking around the cage and she has trouble holding her food and it almost breaks my heart to see her like that. We gave her some cooked rice yesterday and she perked up a bit after that.

      And I hope your post get’s lots of visits and maybe have some influence on authors :). I can’t wait to read your next blogger to author post!

    • Lola

      She’s still not doing well unfortunately :(. She has some good moments, but overal we haven’t seen a lot of improvement yet. And it’s so sad to see her struggling around the cage.

  4. Siiri

    She’s named Skittles? Haaaa! So adorbs 🙂 Yay that you got Silver Shadows, Lola! I need to get caught up with that. Planning on binging everything from TIS once the final book is out 🙂
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    • Lola

      Yes our white rat is named Skittles and the other three are named Smarties, Snickers and Pita. They are really cute, I hope Skittles will be doing better soon.
      And I can’t wait to read Silver Shadows! It’s a good series to binge as usually after finishing a book I want to start the next one.

  5. Red Iza

    Poor Skittles, I hope she improves soon. That’s funny, I’ve seen all the Star Trek movies and series… except Voyager ! I plan on doing so, I’ve started rewatching the original series last month. Have a good week !
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    • Lola

      I am really worried about Skittles as she doesn’t seem to get better :(.
      I really enjoy Star Trek Voyager so far, I like the story and the characters are likeable and you really get to know them well. My boyfriend thought Voyager was the best series to start with for me.

    • Lola

      Skittles seems even worse today :(, we’re not sure if she’s gonna make it.

      And I agree Anna really touched on some good points in her post!

  6. Angie @Angela's Anxious Life

    I love your rat… my friend has a beautiful rat so fun to be around. I hope Skittles feels better. As for your blog and what direction to go… I always tell bloggers to do what makes you happy. If you don’t blogging won’t be fun and you will eventually quit. Good luck!
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    • Lola

      Skittles is a beautifull rat, she was my first choice as I lvoed her colouring. I hope she improves soon!

      And doing whatmakes you happy is a good advice when it comes to blogging, the only problem is that I am not sure yet how to exactly answer that question. Or what I can add to my blog to make me more happy about it.

    • Lola

      We’ll be watchign the other Star Trek series after this one, so after that I’ll know which one is my faourite. So far I am really enjoying Voyagar. you really get to know the characters and it’s fun to see them all interact and the story is interestign as well.

  7. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    Sorry to hear about Skittles, hopefully the antibiotics help and she’ll be feeling better soon.

    I think a new direction can be such a good thing when we’re feeling lost or uncertain. It’s your blog, do what you want with it. We’ll still come 😉

    I remember when Voyager came out and I think it was my favorite, though I’m not sure I managed to finish it. I remember really liking the Dr. and 7 of 9. I liked 7 of 9 A LOT! Maybe I need to rewatch 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!
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    • Lola

      She seems to be doing worse today :(. We’re not sure if she’s going to make it. I really hope the antibiotics help.

      Is 7 of 9 a character? Don’t think I’ve encountered that character yet.

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