My tennis elbow is back :-/ I knew this would be an ongoing battle. I know I’m not good at resting injuries, but I really thought I had been doing better with resting this one than with pretty much any injury I’ve ever had in the past. *sigh*
In better news, I completely forgot to buy peppermint oil when I went shopping -_- but I think the cold weather finally got rid of the last of the ant stragglers! Maybe they went to someone else’s apartment since I don’t have central heating that works. And the water pressure started getting worse and worse in my shower, but fiddling with the faucets seems to have magically fixed it, at least until they do more “plumbing repairs” *rolls eyes* So fingers crossed that two of my problems may have been solved!
It’s Disability Diaries week! What is Disability Diaries, you ask? It’s a new event hosted by a bunch of bloggers that focuses on disability in books. And, as you can tell, even though I’m not hosting the event, merely participating, I’m super excited about it because disability is something that is often neglected in discussions about diversity. I’ve got an announcement about a little pet project I’ve been working on that I’ll share tomorrow (I actually started working on it before this even was created, but this just seemed like a good time to finally share it), a review for a book with disability on Tuesday, and then a list of sci-fi/fantasy book recs on Wednesday. And I can’t wait to see all the other posts from everyone else who participates! (I don’t think there’s going to be a link-up, but #disabilitydiaries2017 is being used on Twitter.)
Also, ok, we’ve all heard horror stories about authors behaving badly, right? Well, I feel like authors are getting a bad rap and not enough credit because everyone likes to vent when something goes wrong, but how often do we share stories about the positive interactions we have? Not often when it comes to this, which is why I’m doing this little PSA to say that there are, in fact, a lot of authors out there who are appreciative and professional. All the authors I’ve written less-than-stellar reviews for have respectfully left me alone, aside from a few who have contacted me about 3 and 2 star reviews just to thank me for taking the time to review their book or for pointing out flaws that they’re going to try and improve in their future writing. So remember, there are a lot of horror stories, but there are positive stories too!
Last but not least, since this section is getting long, I’m feeling really good about review copies, guys. I’m below 20 books! I’ve actually been reading more than I’ve been getting for once.
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
Succubus wasn’t quite for me, but anyone who likes manga may enjoy it more. The rest of the books were all in the same series (yay binge reading!), and they were slow-paced and fairly quick reads but character-focused and enjoyable.
Song of the Week:
No song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I did the My Harry Potter Life Tag! Go read it, or I’ll touch you with my disgusting wand.
– I reviewed Succubus by Brandon Varnell, an urban fantasy that might be enjoyable for manga/anime fans.
– I discussed why I love book playlists.
– I reviewed Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen, an amazing, dark, intense, mindfuck of a book.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)