It acted up one night and just kept turning on and off by itself, but then it worked fine again the next day. I ran some scans and updates, but they found nothing. I turned my computer off at the end of the day, and that was when it decided to break for real. I didn't lose much (just a couple book reviews which is disheartening but not dire), but this is still a big problem because the computer is only a year old, and I can't be without a computer all because Toshiba makes you send it away for weeks to get it repaired. And they make you pay for shipping to get it there, even under warranty. That, or I have to spend $115 to buy recovery media to do it myself, when that still might not work, because that's not provided under warranty either. And I was going to get my last few files from the hard drive, but they make it impossible to simply remove the hard drive because they want you to rely on them for everything. So this is my public I'M NEVER BUYING TOSHIBA AGAIN announcement.
In the meantime, I'm trying to at least get my hands on something I can use temporarily, and I've got my kindle, but I don't know if I'll be posting this week :-/ (this post was already mostly done). So if I'm not the best blogger at the moment, please forgive me!
So remember how last week I was talking how I was stressed because I had 6 review copies? Well I finished 3 of them! …But I also managed to obtain 6 more. Oops. Lol. I think I’m in a downward spiral, guys. This is how it starts, isn’t it?
Anyway, since everyone posts what books they get each week, I thought I’d give it a shot this week too. There’s a lot of negativity in this post, sharing something positive probably can’t hurt lol.
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
Hereafter was different and thought-provoking, and I’ll be posting my review for it soon. Soulless, however, was not for me. Now I have to submit the dreaded negative review-copy review. Is there even a way to not sound mean when you dislike a book this much? And the best news is, apparently I’m the only person who feels this way since mine will be the first rating below 3 stars -_-
Song of the Week:
Wild Horses by Bishop – I just like this song, no real reason why.
In Case You Missed It:
Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hands
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Traits that Make Me Love a Character
Discussion: Ten Things that Turn Me Off in Book Blurbs
Book Review: Rises the Night (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 2) by Colleen Gleason
Book Review: Tempest by Cari Z.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)