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 was pretty meh, we had a change in routine which always is a pain. The week started with a headache and I didn’t sleep good for a few nights in a row, I actually got out of bed to read a bit more one night when I couldn’t sleep. Then another day I got woken by a neighbor drilling on and off for an hour. And I got a neck and headache another day. I just felt rushed and out of sync and behind on work the whole week. Although I actually managed to get all my work done that I wanted to and only fell behind on commenting.
Work wise this week was pretty okay actually. I worked on a new tour and review opportunity, sent out two media kits for future tours. And besides that did some standard work like promoting the currently going on tour and such.
And I decided to revamp my Sunday post a bit. I added a What did I read this week heading as an effort to show you more what I am reading right now as I usually schedule reviews ahead. Weeks run from Sunday till Saturday for this purpose, just like my dinner list. I also changed up how I list my book haul, we’ll see if I like it this way or change it back. I now only list the covers and link to goodreads and I had enough of copy and pasting all the info, and I felt like no one probably even reads everything and if you want to read the blurb you can do so on Goodreads. I also started sharing some freebies I picked up, I never share freebies as I never know whether I will read them or not and didn’t want to make my book haul very large listing all the freebies, but now I just list their titles, genres and link to goodreads. Please let me know what you think of the new changes 🙂
I already mentioned this last week, but I am hoping to read some more sci-fi romance books, so if anyone has a good recommendation for a sci-fi romance book please let me know! I am looking for sci-fi romances with well done world building/ sci-fi elements and a good romance or interesting characters as well. Preferable no time travel or gruesome scenes.
The Daydreamer Detective by SJ Pajonas is free for a limited time! I really enjoyed this book! If you’re looking for a fun cozy mystery with an unique setting then this might be a book for you. The book is set in japan, there are great characters and side characters and a nice mystery.
Sparing the Heart is a book by an author who’s books I haven’t read yet, but now own multiple of them and this one sounds so fun with adult coloring and bowling as hobbies that play a role in the book! And it’s free!
Make sure to double check the price before you one click!
Picture of the Week
Last Saturday I had these as evening snack. They were discounted and I really wanted to give this veggie saté a try, they had these with meat always, but I only recently discovered they also a had a veggie flavor nowadays. They turned out to be really good, the saté sauce tasted great and the veggie pieces were good too. Will buy these again. You buy them frozen and then put them in the microwave for a few minutes to warm up. It’s really handy and tasty.
What did I read this week?
This was a good reading week. I finished 4 books this week and all of them were 4 stars. Jaxson was the first book in a paranormal romance series and a solid read if you enjoy that genre. Saven Defiance was another great installment int he Saven series and had one rollercoaster of revelations at the end that completely took me by surprise. August was an exciting book in this series with some plot twists and a cliffhanger ending and it continues to switch things up instead of turning formulaic, which was what I afraid of, so glad that isn’t happening. Till Death Do Us tart is the fourth book in one of my favorite cozy mystery series and I really enjoyed this one. I am now doing a beta read for a book that isn’t on goodreads yet, so that’s why there’s only one book in my currently reading widget.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Sauerkraut Casserole
- Peanut Butter Cookies with chocolate chips
- Monday: Wraps with Vegetarian nuggets and Veggies in Chili sauce
- Tuesday: Tomato Pasta sauce with spaghetti
- Wednesday: pizza wraps with Tomato Pasta sauce
- Thursday: Rice with veggies bakes in soy sauce and soy sauce egg
- Peach Crumble
- Friday: leftover Rice with veggies bakes in soy sauce and soy sauce egg
- Saturday: Lukewarm Couscous Salad
This week I blogged about:
It was a bit of a calm week on the blog, only had one review scheduled as I have been scheduling them a bit spread out for the next weeks as I knew I had a beta read and a review book that won’t be out for months that I was planning to read this month. Next week will be a bit busier again with 4 reviews.
It was fun to see everyone’s thoughts about blog tours. Esther the Wonder Pig was a non fiction book based on a true story of two men who got a mini pig that turned into a full sized pig. It’s a heartwarming story about kindness and filled with humor. I really would recommend it to animal lovers or people who enjoy a good humorous non-fiction book.
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Undone by Katey Wolfe (Kelley Armstrong)
– Review: July by Audrey Carlan
– Lola’s Ramblings: Do You Read all Books by an Author?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Puff pastry Snacks Recipe
Undone is a book written by Kelley Armstrong under a pen name and it was a great read, a bit different from her normal books, but I really enjoyed it. July is the seventh Calendar Girl book and shakes things up a bit and the main character makes a big decision.
I have a discussion scheduled about how author loyal I am and I wonder how other readers are and if you read all books by an author. And it’s a recipe post week where I talk about my love for puff pastry and show how you can sue them for a delicious dinner or snack. I hope you’ll enjoy next week’s posts 🙂
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Indestructible by Emma L Adams
– Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis
– Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
– Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain
– Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock
– Micah by Lee DuCote
– Across Borders by Lee Ducote – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Blog Tour: The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter by SJ Pajonas – 11 till 15 July
– Book Blitz: Teenage Temptation & Personal Honor by Meena Jelks – 11 till 15 July
– Blog Tour: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein – 18 till 31 July
– Blog Tour: Iron Goddess by Dharma Kelleher – 18 till 31 July
– Book Blitz: Sacrifice by Carolyn Arnold – 31 July till 6 August
– Blog Tour: A Cunning Plan by Astrid Arditi – 1 till 14 August
– Blog Tour: The Dragon Sphere by Abel Gallardo – 8 till 21 August – New!
Trying something new here with only listing the covers and we’ll see how that goes. All book covers link to goodreads. Romancing the Stars, Infernal Magic, Kiss of a Dragon and Jace were books that I bought with my amazon gift card won money. Romancing the Stars so I could try out some multiple sci-fi authors and there’s a short story in by an author I already know. Infernal Magic had such a pretty cover and interesting blurb, so I grabbed it too. I recently read my first Alisa Woods book and enjoyed it and this new series sounded promising, so I grabbed a copy of Kiss of a Dragon. And as I enjoyed Jaxson the first book in the series I grabbed book two Jace.
Death Among the Doilies is a review copy from netgalley. I got auto approved for this by Kensington, I hardly ever get auto approved for a book and it sounded good too, so I couldn’t resist. And I saw the author for The Immortality Cure was looking for reviewers and I was lucky enough to get a copy. I got a copy of The True calling short story collection for review, I already have read one or two of these, I think it’s fun they are now bundled.
I also grabbed some freebies: Reckless Rescue (sci-fi romance), Earthrise (sci-fi romance), Sparing the Heart (Contemporary Romance), The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a Demon (paranormal), Rhubarb Frosted Murder (Cozy Mystery) and The Chef’s Mail Order Bride (Historical Romance).