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?
The weather here in Netherlands took a turn for the weird. So like every september the temperatures where cooling down and the suddenly it got warmer and warmer. This week felt like we were in the middle of summer, instead of on our way to fall. On most days it got 23-24 degrees celcius in our house.
I mentioned last week that Pita had a lump/bump in her side, every day it continued to shrink. We had contact with the vet who thought it was probably an infection and if it went away on it’s own it should be okay. She seem to be doing okay beside that. Friday we decided to pay a visit to the vet, it didn’t seem to shrunk anymore. And knowing that else we had to wait till wednesday before we could go to the vet with her, I rather went before the weekend. It turned out it is a tumor and probably due to her hormones it varried in size. We booked an apointment for next thrusday, then it will be removed. We hope the surgery will go well!
You might have seen the new banners on some posts already, but I wanted to show all the 3 new banners here as well. Michelle from Because Reading is Better Than Real Life made them and I am so happy with how they turned out! I love them, they look so pretty! I had gotten bored with the old banners and it’s so fun to have something new on the blog again. I probably won’t be changing the banners from older posts, so posts from before this week, will still have the old banners.
So here are my new banners for review, cover reveal and Lola’s Ramblings:
Also, my post about Ten signs you can notice I am not from the US seemed pretty popular and it’s fun to hear how different things are in other countries. So I am thinking of maybe doing another post about the Netherlands, where I answer questions I received on social media or in a comment. So what do you think, would that be something you are interested in and what would you like to know about the Netherlands?
Random Picture(s) of the Week:
A rare picture with all 3 of our rats on one picture, ofcourse Pita couldn’t resist taking another bite of porrigde. This picture is taken during their out of the cage time on tuesday when I clean their cage.
This week I posted about:
– Read Play Blog #2: favourite gaming console
– Lola’s Ramblings: ten signs that I am not from the US
– Lola’s ramblings: bookish seven deadly sins tag
– Review: The Secrets of the Cats by Richard Bellingham – 4 stars
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Fairytale Apocalypse by Jacqueline Patricks
– Lola’s Ramblings: How do you Dream?
– Cover Reveal: Sceadu by Prashant Pinge
– Blog Tour: The Better Man by Amy Vastine – review
– Review: Elected by Rori Shay
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
– Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cross Roads by Donald Wilson II – sign-ups open till further notice
– Cover Reveal: Cross Me off Your List (Saturn #2) by Nikki Godwin – sign-ups open till 28 September
– Book Blitz: Ghost Heart by Ripley Patton – sign-ups open till 19 October
– Blog Tour: Fairytale Apocalypse (The Verge #1) by Jacqueline Patricks – sign-ups open till 21 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.
– Blog Tour: Flury Journey of the Snowman by Tony Bertauski – sign-ups open till 13 November
The Summer of Shambles (Ondine #1)
by Ebony McKenna
Source: for review
You can find The Summer of Shambles on Goodreads
Dive into this wonderfully witty young adult series from author Ebony McKenna, set in the far off European country of Brugel.
15-year-old Ondine is struggling to fit in at Psychic Summercamp and doubts she possesses any of her family’s magical abilities. She resolves to leave, determined to follow her own path and be a normal teenager. Whatever normal is in a place like Brugel.
On the way home Ondine is shocked when her pet ferret Shambles starts talking – in a cheeky Scottish accent no less! He is in fact a young man trapped in a witch’s curse. When he briefly transforms into his human self, Ondine is smitten. If only she can break the spell for good, Shambles can be handsomely human on a full-time basis.
During the summer, these two misfits uncover a plot to assassinate a member of the royal family and discover a secret treasure that has remained hidden for decades. This attracts the attention of the arrogant Lord Vincent, and Ondine can’t help being drawn in by his bad-boy charm.
With so many demands on Ondine’s attentions – and affections – normal has never seemed so far away.
The Summer of Shambles is the first in the four-part ONDINE series. Fans of The Princess Bride or the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series will love this delightfully quirky fairytale.