Sunday Post #88

August 24, 2014 Sunday Post 30

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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 a hard week. Last monday we went with Skittles to the vet, there was nothing they could do for her, so they put her to sleep. Monday was a really hard day for me and the cage seemed too empty without Skittles. With every day it got a little bit better, but it’s still so hard. I miss her so much. I do appreciate everyone who commented on my blog or facebook with kind words. Mostly I tried to keep busy, that helped a bit. My mom told me she would print a nice picture of her and one of my friend made a drawing of Skittles with wings. We even got a card from our vet. I blogged about Skittles and shared some memories and pictures of her. There are so many things in and around the house that remind me of her, but every day it get’s a little bit better.

Then on theusday we had our first Fate roleplay session with some friends, it was a lot of fun, although some things didn’t went too smoothly as it was the first session with a new system. I hope that after a few sessions it will get better. But all in all it went better then I expected and we had a lot of fun!

I didn’t got much reading done as my boyfriend and I are still watching Star Trek Voyager in the evenings. Wejust watched the last episode of season 2 yesterday. So we’re starting season 3 today.

On saturday we went to my boyfriend’s parents to celebrate his mom’s birthday. We bought a small elven statue for her, which she collects. We went to dinner to an Indian restaurant in a city close by. The food was pretty good.

And tomorrow it’s my birthday, my mom will come to visit and we’ll go lunch or high tea somewhere. Then my boyfriends mom will stop by and I’ve planned a simple dinner of wraps with banana. And then hopefully I can get some reading done.

So all in all this was a hard and busy week, although staying busy kept me from thinking too much so that was a good thing.

Random Picture of the Week:
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The other 3 girls seemed a bit off this week and normally they often sleep apart, now they usually bunkered together in the same hammock. Wednesday some new hammocks I ordered arrived and this picture shows Snickers and Smarties enjoying the new hammock.

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We gave our girls some extra yummies this week to help them cope with the loss of Skittles. We had corn for dinner friday evening, so we gave them a piece of our leftovers. They had a big fight and eventually Pita won, she’s still the alpha rat in the group. The other two sat sulking in a corner and after a while we took Pita out of the cage so the other two had a chance to eat as well.

Games I played this week:
I didn’t play any games this week, except for some Avalanche 2 with my boyfriend.

This week I posted about:
RIP Skittles
Cover Reveal: The Understatement of the Year (Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen
About Me: How do you find new blogs to follow?
Review: Upside Down (Off the map #1) by Lia Riley
Review: Ante Up by Amanda Carlson

What to expect next week on the blog:
– Book blitz: Someone Like You by Karen Rock
– Blog Tour: Adagio

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: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton – sign-ups open till 2 September
Blog Tour: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton – sign-ups open till 2 October
Blog Tour: On the Move by K.V. Flynn – sign-ups open till 30 September
Blog Tour: The Sonar Series by B Truly – sign-ups open till 5 October.

Book Haul:
whisperWhisper
by Heather Hildenbrand

Format: e-copy
Source: for review through Netgalley
You can find Whisper on Goodreads

Blurb:
The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.

Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.

Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

The Better ManThe Better Man (Chicago Sisters #1)
by Amy Vastine

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find The Better Man on Goodreads

Blurb:
This might be his last chance at fatherhood…

Kendall Montgomery’s six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall’s husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won’t take off just when they need him most?

Brew (Salem’s Revenge #1)
by David Estes

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Brew on Goodreads

Blurb:
“The Walking Dead for teens where the zombies are witches.” –Katie Reed, agent at Andrea Hurst & Associates

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter’s foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a dark past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world.

Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.

But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; he has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from.

And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.

30 Responses to “Sunday Post #88”

    • Lola

      It was a hard and sad week, the other rats seem to be okay luckily. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll try to enjoy my birthday tomorrow!

    • Lola

      It’s been really empty in the cage without Skittles and the other 3 rats often sleep together now.

      I hate cooking when I am alone, so I always try to come up with somethign yummy and easy, I found the banana wrap idea on Pinterest a while ago and it seemed like a suitable birthdya dinner :). Thanks!

    • Lola

      Thanks Iza :). Smarties and Snickers certainly enjoyed the new hammock, normally only Pita sleeps in those square hammocks (we even call them Pita’s Hammock), so it was fun to see the other 2 rats in it for a change. Maybe Pita didn’t like the new smell, as I always put them in the cage without washing the first time, so they have a different smell to explore.

  1. Michelle@Because Reading

    (((HUGS))) It does get better but it never really goes away but you take such good care of them they are all blessed to have you!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you have a fantastic day oxox
    I have to go check out the Brew Zombie Witches sounds interesting 🙂

    Have a great day Lola!!!

    • Lola

      Aww thanks Michelle! It does get easier, but I am sure she’ll always will have a special place in my heart.

      I hope I have time to read Brew soon, I have two books with deadline to read first, so maybe after those.

    • Lola

      Indeed they feel like our children and it’s been hard to lose one of them. The other rats seem a bit off, they probably miss Skittles as well. I’ve got a lot of kind words from people this week.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Greg

    First of all, happy birthday! Second of all, sorry to hear about Skittles, that’s awful. I’m not that familiar with Fate roleplaying, but I was looking at GenCon posts this week and saw some references to it, so people were obviously playing it out there . Sounds like fun.
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    • Lola

      Thanks Greg. I am part of a Fate Core google+ group and some people there mentioned they would be at GenCon, I don’t know how well known the system is, but personally I love the system and I am so happy I switched from D&D to Fate. It’s a lot of fun, although finding a good group to play it with can be difficult.
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  3. Carol

    When I read this again I feel so sorry for you again. And poor Skittles, she has been a very good rat 🙂 Glad it gets a little better though. Have fun tomorrow on your birthday! You will get you famous birthday present finally! whooo ^-^ Take care 🙂

    • Lola

      Thanks :), will make sure to have fun tomorrow. I still miss Skittles a lot, although it get’s easier. Monday was the hardest day.

  4. Stacie @ Book's Galore

    I’m so so sorry to hear you lost one of your rats. I have two rats myself and even though I wasn’t sure about them before hand, I’ve grown rather attached to them. I hope you have a better week ahead of you, and happy birthday for tomorrow
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    • Lola

      My boyfriend had to convince me at first to take rats, but once I saw some pictrues of rats online I got enthousiastic for the idea really fast. And once we got them I grown to love them really guickly. They are just such amazing pets. I would love to see some pictures of your rats!

    • Lola

      I can imagine how you still miss your cat even years later, i don’t think I’ll ever stop missing Skittles, but I hope it does get a bit easier over time.

      Thanks! I hope I’ll be reading Brew soon!

    • Lola

      The other girls are doing okay, they seemed a bit off, but they are adapting being with just the three of them.

      I am looking forward to the next Star Trek season. The Better Man will probably be my next read as it’s for a blog tour.

    • Lola

      Usually when we think of her now it’s bittersweet, happy because she was such a fun rat and sad because she isn’t here anymore. But luckily we have a lot of great memories and pictures of her. I just wish she could’ve stayed with us a bit longer, but I guess it’s always too soon.

  5. Deasy

    So sad and sorry to hear about Skittles, Lola 🙁 hope you’ll get through it soon and have a better week 🙂

  6. Michelle @ Happy Indulgence

    *takes a deep breath* I’m so sorry about Skittles, Lola. :'( I hope you will feel better soon and take things slowly. 🙂 Happy belated birthday! I hope that you had a fantastic day! I also got Brew this week, and I’m about to begin it soon! Jeann’s been raving about David’s books, so I’m hoping to see that she’s correct here! 😀
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    • Lola

      Thanks Michelle! It’s going better, but there are still moments where I miss her so much.
      I had a fun day, but my mom kept talking about money and problems, so that killed the fun a bit. I did got some awesome presents, I’ll share some pictures in the next Sunday Post!

      I have enjoyed all David’s books I read so far, I am curious about Brew I hope I enjoy it as witches and apocalypses aren’t genres I am a fan of. I really like David’s writing style.

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