Another week with no news. Since I’m going to be moving in a couple months, I’m just trying to figure out stuff that I need to figure out and getting anything that I don’t actually need right now packed up ahead of time on days that I have the energy. Which is no day, to be honest, because I’ve been even more exhausted than usual lately. I’ve also had a really hard time concentrating, so I’ve just been doing my best with reading and blogging. Oh, and my tennis elbow has been bothering me more, but I’ve taken to just ignoring that pain because it’s stupid and I want to use my computer.
Ok I’m done complaining! Actually, that was a lie. There’s still more complaining in this post, but it’s at least book-related from here on out :-P
I changed my site icon/logo/whatever it’s called (the little picture that shows up in the internet tab), but I still don’t like it -_-
I’m also feeling kind of disappointed that I’ve been doing horribly with all my reading goals (except the GR challenge one). How can I explain… I’m not worried about the goals themselves. I didn’t even set specific numbers. But, I made these goals for a reason. Like, I WANT to read more books about uncommon supernatural creatures, yet I haven’t read any this year. And I WANT to read about vampires (ok that wasn’t technically a goal, but I just always want to read about vampires), yet I’ve read maybe two vampire books so far this year. So it’s not that I care about meeting any goal, it’s that I’m not reading about the things I want to read about. I keep getting distracted by other books. I think I’m going to start making a list of books that all meet some sort of goal of mine, and then I’ll choose from that list or my list of review copies each time I need a new book to read. At least I’ve been doing pretty well at reading books with disabilities! I’ve read 9 books with physical disabilities and 12 with mental illnesses (some had both).
By the way, while I’m on the topic, if you come across any sci-fi/fantasy books with physical disabilities, please please please submit them here so I can add them to my list! I got a few submissions in the beginning, but that’s kind of it. And if you or someone you know is looking for books that include disability, don’t forget that the list is always there and the link can be found in my header!
Also, one of my non-bookish friends shared this with me. It’s pictures from the Instagram of a library in France, but they match up book covers that have faces/bodies with their employees and customers and it just looks really cool.
Books I Received for Review:
I have been saying I would read more cyberpunk after reading Artificial last year, so yay, finally got myself a cyberpunk book! Like a year later lol. To be honest, I’m not even sure what cyberpunk is. I could Google it, but psh that’s too much work. All I know is that this book is classified as it, and it sounds good.
Books I Finished:
I’ve noticed that ever since reading Starflight I’ve gotten more into spaceship-set sci-fi books. And I’ve been more into sci-fi in general this year. Anyway, Pandora (the spaceship set book that sparked all this introspection) was great! Mini review here in case anyone is interested (because the blurb is a little misleading, I think). Warlock in Training was a unique take on magic and demons, but idk if I’m invested enough to continue the series.
Song of the Week:
“Gallows” by CocoRosie – No reason in particular for sharing this song. Just one I found at some point, and I like it. I don’t know what this haunting kind of music is called, but I love it and am always looking for more.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring elephants.
– I reviewed Sparrow Man by M. R. Pritchard, a quirky, offbeat UF with an unexpected twist.
– I reviewed Broken by Jex Lane, the darkest book yet in an intense vampire and incubus UF series.
– I reviewed Garden of Thorns by Keary Taylor, a somewhat sweet and subdued start to a spin-off series about vampires.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)