Good news! The great bookish year continues!
Also, my wi-fi started working again, but then it acted up today (Saturday), but now it’s working again, so hopefully it’ll just keep working right. I also have Netflix now thanks to my grandparents! I watched Zootopia and Finding Dory. Both were cute, and Baby Dory was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!!
Not much to report other than that. Haven’t felt well enough to do much drawing or writing. I did research werewolf lore a bit and do some brainstorming for my stories at least. Maybe one day I’ll actually start writing them. Like in 2019 lol.
More giveaway wins arrived! These are from Tor and JeanBookNerd Blog Tours. They’re very pretty in person, but unfortunately my phone doesn’t take the best photos. The books are Ghostwalker by Jonathan Maberry, Thunder Moon Rising by Jeffrey J. Mariotte, and Boneyard by Seanan McGuire.
Also, my recent discussion post on how to have more book discussions did end up being helpful because some of you have started DMing me about books, and I’ve loved our chats!
I worked on revamping my header a bit, which many of you saw on Twitter. But it wasn’t until after everyone professed their love for the moon-behind-text design that I realized I don’t know if I can legally use it. The brushes I used are free for commercial use, but that doesn’t always mean using it in something like a site logo is allowed. The rules on such things can be weird, and it doesn’t specify. I’m trying to find out.
I also need your help with one other thing. I’m trying to figure out what country my vampire character should be from based on how he looks (black hair, blue eyes, facial features) and possibly his first name (Levine). The name could potentially be Russian, Hebrew, French, or Nordic, although it’s a last name for some of those (whatever). So…
1) Does he look like any particular nationality to you?
2) Should I just not worry about where the name is from in making my decision?
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
1/21/18: The Grey Bastards (which still has no cover) was amazing! I didn’t know I could like epic fantasy that much.
1/28/18: Stake Sauce had great diversity but that was pretty much the only thing I liked.
What I’m Loving:
This week, what I’m loving is…
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed The Ledberg Runestone by Patrick Donovan, an intense, snarky UF with an alcoholic, disabled MC.
– I talked about separating the author from the book (part 2).
– I reviewed The Watcher’s Son by J.L. Aarne, an intense, unpredictable M/M urban fantasy.
– I reviewed The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle, an atmospheric UF retelling with lovable characters.
– I talked about 10 types of characters who would be useful if you were stranded on an island.
– I reviewed Doom Sayer by Clara Coulson, another great book in a fantastic, feminist, intense UF series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)