I haven’t posted one of these update posts since the 31st, so of course I have to say, it’s a new year! And a new year has brought with it a new post title! Yep, I switched from “The Weekly Update” to “Life and Books” since these posts aren’t weekly anymore. I’m trying out the new title, seeing how I like it.
Anyway, I am having the most amazing start to my bookish year! (If only my real life year were going so well, but I don’t feel like getting into that.) So far, I have read five amazing books (three solid 4-stars and two 4.5-stars), three of which had uncommon supernatural things (leprechauns, goblins, and a shaman), one of which had physical disability, and I’ve won two giveaways (four books total)! Books can be a real pick-me-up when you’re down, but I’m sure you all know that already ;-)
Other than that… I used some Christmas money to buy the Sims 4 expansion “Get Together” while it was on sale. I don’t know, I still don’t like TS4 that much (I just prefer TS3), so I didn’t want to spend more money on it, but I couldn’t help myself. Although I’m pretty sure I lose more Twitter followers every time I tweet about my Sims shenanigans, like the older, gray-haired hottie I found bartending while my sim was out clubbing lol.
Unfortunately, my computer’s wi-fi is an absolute mess right now, so I’m having to finish up this post on my phone, which is difficult, so I don’t know when or if I will be able to visit other Sunday Posts :-/ But if my computer decides to cooperate, I will do my best to get some blog hopping done!
One last reminder that my 2018 spreadsheet template is available for download in my “Blogging Tips: Scheduling and Keeping Track of Blog Posts with a Spreadsheet” post. If you’re looking to get organized with blogging this year, you might find it helpful!
I also got one of my giveaway books in the mail! It’s even a vampire book!
Books I Received for Review:
1/14/18: I got [easyazon_link identifier=”B075WCKJP6″ locale=”US” tag=”beckriam-20″]The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French[/easyazon_link] from NetGalley. It doesn’t have a cover yet, but it’s an epic/high fantasy about orcs! Apocalypse Alley is also from NG.
Books I Finished:
1/7/18: Three fantastic books! I finally broke the crappy first book of the year curse! I even found a new urban fantasy series I want to stick with.
1/14/18: Two more fantastic books! Apocalypse Alley, unfortunately, didn’t quite work for me.
What I’m Loving:
This week, what I’m loving is…
This Sim (Byron Brown)
I paid for the game, I might as well show you guys some photos lol. I’m pretty sure this guy was just randomly spawned by the game, but, like, look at him! He might be an elder, but he got it goin’ on ;-) The gray hair works, and he’s got the little hip cock and the “come hither” look. I caught this photo at the absolute perfect time too, haha.
But I wanna give my sim a little credit too ’cause he got the looks, the style, and the moves like Jagger.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Rebel Faerie by Rachel Morgan, the ending to a great YA paranormal series.
– I shared my bookish goals for 2018.
– I reviewed The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice, another book in the series with amazingly complex characters.
– I reviewed The Shadow Weave by Annette Marie, an action-packed NA paranormal.
– I talked about how we rarely seem to actually discuss books and asked how we can fix that.
– I reviewed Reaping Havoc by AJ Rose, a sweet M/M paranormal about reapers.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)