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?
First off I wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my Sunday Post last week. It really helped to read all your encouraging and kind words. When I was feeling down this week I went to read all the comments and it helped me feel a bit better. It was nice to do a bit of blog visiting as well.
I had hoped I would have some more positive news for this Sunday Post, but sadly I haven’t. This week was not an easy week. I felt stressed, tired and drained. I always need some time to get used to changes, so hopefully things will go smoother from now onward. I did a lot of things this week, but it somehow didn’t really feel productive. I think that’s also partly because of my mood as I just feel stressed with everything that’s going on and none of the things that are stressing me can easily be resolved and it’s just tiring.
First let’s talk about my arm pain. I’ve tried to figure out what’s causing it and I think I hold my mouse wrong. I try to lift it or move it weirdly, it’s hard to explain. I know I am doing something wrong, but not quite sure what or how to fix it. I already have it set my mouse very sensitive, so I should move it less, but it doesn’t help. I think my posture isn’t quite right and I actually need a new desk probably, but not sure if I can afford that right now. So for now I’ve ordered an ergonomic mouse to give that a try, maybe the different shape mouse will work better for me and it will help me prevent that urge I have to lift the mouse. So you’ll hear next week how that went if it arrives on time.
On the topic of my computer trouble, I’ve actually spent quite some time on that this week trying to figure out what is causing it. I eventually stumbled upon some diagnostic thing that showed a certain program kept crashing. So I uninstalled that, which seems to help a lot and prevents some of the crashes, but not completely. It still has those moments where it suddenly slows down a lot and nothing except a restart helps. I have a few more things I want to try next week, so hopefully that helps. I hate computer troubles as it’s never an easy solution. It always takes so much time and most of the things you try don’t work. I also seem to have the worst luck with computers as all my computers so far have had some weird problems. I just want my computer to work.
I also found out that my website theme on my Lola’s Blog Tours site likely won’t be updated to compensate for the new jQuery thing from the latest wordpress update. Luckily the new theme I bought for my blog (which I still haven’t installed btw) can be used on multiple sites, so that’s good. I plan to switch out the themes for both my blog and website later this week as this is really something that needs to be done.
Work wise this was a pretty decent week. I got some new tour work for future months which is great. I worked on an upcoming tour and sent out the media kits for that. I also did a good amount of assistant work. I am also working on finding more work. I’ve scheduled social media posts for the rest of the month. I also got some testimonials from authors I currently work for to add to my site. I love testimonials, it’s always feels a bit awkward asking for them, but it really can give me a confidence boast to read them. And it looks a lot better now that I have some more assistant work testimonials on there as well. I am planning my next sales as well. I sadly had to cancel a tour that wasn’t getting any sign-ups, which is a shame as I put a lot of time into that already. I am also working on some future tours that will go live later this month hopefully.
What did I read this week?
Heirs of Power was an awesome read. I really enjoyed this one. It was an unique twist on common fantasy tropes and I loved following the adventures of the characters. Let’s Connect was a fun, sweet romantic read, but it was a bit on the short side. I had trouble feeling the romance as I felt like we didn’t get to know the love interest as well. There’s an unique twist. How to Market a Book was a nice read about marketing. It gives a very broad overview of marketing possibilities. I didn’t really care for the more traditional media marketing recommendations. My Unexpected Boyfriend was a great opposites attract romance and I really like this series.
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: By Fair Means or Foul by Meghan Maslow
– Review: Ghost of a Gamble by J.E. McDonald
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: The Jade Rebellion by Alanna MacKenzie
– Review Opportunity: The Time Capsule by Connie Lacy
– Review Opportunity: Midnight Temptation by Shari Nicholls
– Review Opportunity: Missing by A.D. Hay
– Review Opportunity: Spooks by Athena Flores
– Bookstagram Blitz: Against My Better Judgment by B.T. Polcari – 16 till 22 September
– Bookstagram Blitz: The Trapped Daughter by Jay Kerk – 5 till 11 October
I got all of these for review. Cocktails and Murder, The Mage-lords Legacy and The Runaway form the authors and Of Wicked Blood through Netgalley.
If you enjoy contemporary romance books I noticed The Runaway is also on Netgalley now. I’ve really enjoyed this author’s books so far and I am excited to start this new series. If you’re interested you can check it out here on Netgalley