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 week wasn’t off to a bad start, like I mentioned last week in my Sunday Post I had trouble with my websites as they where hitting the maximum limit for cpu and physical memory usage. I eventually upgraded to a higher resource level, so I wasn’t so stressed to find a solution quickly, but guess what I still hit the new limit as well! It was such a pain in the ass to figure out what was causing the spikes and how to get those things down.
I eventually found this handy website that was mentioned in of of the posts on Nosegraze her blog. It tests how fast your website is. I figured out one of the problem with Lola’s Blog Tours website, I embedded the google drive forms to sign-up for tours on my site, but those forms took a lot of effort to load. So now I linked towards the form instead of actually embedding them in the posts. It might be less handy, but it helped a lot for getting my website faster. I switched all the banners on my site from uploaded ones on my site to uploaded through flickr. I am planning on uploading all tour banners and other images to flickr in the future, so all those bloggers who use the premade html codes aren’t using my bandwitch to load the images.
I also changed something here on Lola’s Reviews, now you don’t see the whole posts anymore when you go to my homepage, but excerpts instead. What do you think of this? I am still not sure if I like it, it does give a better overview, but I am so used to seeing the whole posts it takes some getting used to. Again this helps having the site load faster. I also deactivated and even deleted some plugins.
I also found a caching plugin that would help reduce cpu and phyical memory usage, but instead it broke my site! I had to go to cpanel and deleted the files and remove some text from a certain document. The only good thing was that the makers of the plugin had written down specifially whats to remove when your broke your site. I was so stressed and so happy when my site was working again! Michelle advised me last sunday to remove the rafflecopters from older posts, so that’s another thing I did. I haven’t gotten them all out yet, but I got quite far. From now on I’ll remove the rafflecopter giveaways when the giveaway has ended. I also removed some tags from posts, not sure if this actually helps, but after reading this post about tags I decided to remove some tags and use less tags per post. All these things took a whole chunk out of my days and the problem still isn’t solved :(. I just didn’t check my hosting stats for the past two days, to prevent me from worrying about it. I’ll check again monday.
Pita seems to be recovering nicely, she still got lot of attention this week and she seemed to enjoy it. It was a bit difficult to make sure the other two girls got enough out of cage time, I think they where a bit frustrated as they get out more often normally.
And my mom brought us some fresh applejuice last weekend and it was so yummy we drank it all in a few days, lol. I tried out a new recipe for Mixed Vegetable Kurma, it took a few bites to get used to the taste but after that I couldn’t stop eating.
On the blog it was a busy week as well and next week will be busy as well. I posted another post about dreams, this one focussing on common themes in my dreams. And you can vote on which book you want me to-read this month during the My To-Be Read list poll, I choose 3 non-review books this month as I would like a short break from review books to recharge. Then there where two release day posts, a cover reveal and a blog tour. It also was a busy week on Lola’s Blog Tours as I had 2 new blog tours starting this week and a cover reveal that took place.
I’ll be attempting to make pecan cheesecake today, as my mom brought us lots of pecans, so I am hoping it turns out well!
This week I posted about:
– Cover Reveal: Cross Me off Your List by Nikki Godwin
– Book Blast: The Makeover
– Release Day Blitz: Brew by David Estes
– Blog Tour: On the Move by K.V. Flynn – tens list
– Lola’s Ramblings: common themes in dreams
– My To-Be Read List #2: Poll
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Blog Tour: Sonar series by B Truly
– Cover Reveal: Suspected (The Elected series #2) by Rori Shay
– Blog Tour: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton
– Lola’s Ramblings: Do You Participate in Blog Tours?
– Pre-release post: The Roche Hotel by Mysti Parker
– My To-Be Read List #2: Chosen book
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
– Book Blitz: Ghost Heart by Ripley Patton – sign-ups open till 19 October
– 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
– Blog Tour: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 14 November
After her husband ditches her for a blonde actress wannabe, Jane Seymour needs a job that pays the rent. The struggling Roche Hotel needs a miracle. With the former owner’s wife butting her nose into the renovations and new owners who are in way over their heads, Jane may be the answer to their prayers. Sure, she can handle The Roche Hotel’s quirky staff. But, can this skittish divorcee keep it all together when handsome Henry the Donut Guy makes his first delivery? This collection of serial fiction stories is a Tudorific romantic comedy that will leave you laughing out loud and hungry for more.
Otherworld Nights (Otherworld Stories #3)
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: through Netgalley
You can find Otherworld Nights on Goodreads
This short story collection features a brand-new novella and many other stories collected together for the first time. Most feature the werewolves of the Otherworld, Elena and Clay, Jeremy, Karl and other members of the American Pack. These are some of Kelley Armstrong’s best-loved and most enduring characters, from bestselling books such as Bitten, Stolen and Frostbitten.