Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

I started participating in The Sunday Post meme because I think it will actually be helpful in planning and organizing my coming week. Here’s my review of last week and plans for the coming week.

My Week in Review

Monday was a crawl back to reality as my husband and I were on vacation most of the previous week. We were at our future retirement house in Bryson City, NC and enjoying beautiful mountain views and the company of family. We had a great time celebrating Easter there. Monday I was back to my job and looking forward to retirement in two years!

Tuesday I hosted a stop on the blog tour for A Kinder City, provided by Zooloo’s Book Tours.

Thursday I hosted a stop on the blog tour for It Never Occurred to Her, provided by R&R Book Tours

Friday I reviewed The Wives of Crimson Avenue as part of a book tour for Zooloo’s Book Tours.

And the highlight of the week is always Self-Published Saturday, where I review and promote only self-published or indie books. This week I reviewed A Breath of Fresh God by Charissa Fryberger and promoted Gail Meath’s wonderful saga Agustina De Aragon.

New Book Received

Although my Netgalley shelf is quite full, I was approved for an audiobook I couldn’t pass up, The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall. Here’s the cover and blurb:

Freya Scott is getting married. Her wedding to Matthew, her long-term boyfriend, is the first of eight in her calendar this year, and as someone who prides herself on being meticulously organized, Freya is intent on making it the perfect day to remember.

But when Matthew calls things off hours before they walk down the aisle, Freya’s entire life plan goes up in smoke. Humiliated and heartbroken, the last thing she wants is to attend a summer of other peoples’ nuptials on her own.

Fortunately, her friends have an idea: together they devise a series of outrageous challenges for Freya to complete at each event, designed to distract her from Matthew and what might have been. From getting stuck in an old church bathroom and needing to be rescued by the vicar to making out with a barman at a French chateau, Freya realizes that despite herself, she might just be having fun.

By the time the final wedding arrives, she will discover that the road to a happy ending sometimes has unexpected detours, that “I do” is only the beginning––and that perhaps her own love story isn’t over just yet.

MY WEEK AHEAD

Monday I will be posting my review of A Matter of Death and Life by Simon R. Green. Here’s the amazing cover:

Tuesday I will be reviewing The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray. This is a very intriguing mystery using characters from all of Jane Austen’s books. This is part of a blog tour for Austenprose.

Edited to add the Wednesday post: I’m writing a post called: Covers that Scare You Away! because I just saw the scariest dang cover while reading other blogs! So stay tuned for that!

Friday the 29th I will be posting a review of Only for my Daughter by Emma Robinson. This is part of a blog tour for Bookouture.

And on Self-Published Saturday (SPS) I plan to review two books:

Cathedral of Silver by Ian Wall . This is a suspenseful sci-fi read!

And I’m also reviewing Tales of the Romanov Empire by Tamar Anolic on Saturday for SPS. This is a collection of short stories that examines the Romanov Dynasty.

If you are an indie author and have any promotions going on that you would like to put on self-published Saturday or if you want me to spotlight your book, contact me at bonniereadsandwrites@gmail.com and I’ll get them up this week.

This Week’s Netgalley Reading

This week I plan to start A Home for the Lost by Sharon Maas and The Adoption by Jenna Kernan

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a major activity for me this coming week. It’s NFL draft week, starting Thursday and ending Saturday. I’m a huge Bengals fan and I can’t wait to see who my team drafts. But another thing about the draft that I love is I get to see dreams come true for so many young men as they are chosen for a multi-million dollar job and start their professional football career. I never tire of seeing their families celebrate. During draft week, I never miss a moment and you will find me in front of the tv all weekend. But I will still post all my reviews!

I hope you have a great week!

34 thoughts on “Sunday Post”

  1. I love this idea, Bonnie! Everyone needs a little organization to their time, and this not only helps you, but it also helps us, as readers, look forward to ‘what’s coming’ and alerts us if we’ve missed anything the prior week.

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  2. I’m curous about A Home for the Lost, the title and the cover. Congrats on your 80 percent completion on NetGalley. I’m still in the 20 percentile. But slowly working on it. Have a good week.

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    1. It’s historical fiction surrounding the Jim Jones cult in Guyana in the 70s the one that “drank the kool-aid.” I’m just now starting it. I am a big fan of Sharon’s writing, though, and she’s from Guyana so I know it’s going to be good.

      To help with your Netgalley percentage, request some short childen’s books, art books, and cookbooks, short novellas and other things you can read quickly, and it will raise your percentage if you can send those reviews in.

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  3. Hi there Bonnie! I’ve been using The Sunday Post to get my week organized and to get it finalized. I’m not so good with schedules and diaries, so I love to used what work for me.

    I am very intrigued about The Murder of Mr. Wickham and I’ve made a note here to stop by on Tuesday!

    Have a good week and good to see you on The Sunday Post!

    Elza Reads

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  4. Welcome to The Sunday Post!! I hope you enjoy it. I love it because I get to know more about bloggers. I have The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall and should get to it soon. Right now I’m reading Wedding Season by Michelle Major, so that’s confusing!

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  5. I use my Sunday posts to keep organized too. It’s helped me quite a bit. The Wedding Season looks good. I hope you enjoy it.

    I hope you have a great week!

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  6. Welcome to Sunday Post. I hope you enjoy participating and that it helps you organize your upcoming week like you want it to. I hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. I’m getting ready to start The Wedding Season. Hope we both enjoy it. And what a beautiful weekend to be in NC. I think the weather was as nice where you were as it was here in Charlotte. Great first Sunday Post!

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  8. That’s always a bit tough to crawl back to reality after a vacation. I hope you had a great time! That’s great you got approved for a new book on Netgalley, I always get excited when I receive those approval emails. Have a great week!

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