Hello, everyone! It’s been another month since I did a Life and Books post. I might just make these a monthly thing from now on. I’ll see what I feel like doing.
Just to update everyone on my teeth, I had another root canal, but that’s it so far. It feels like something might be wrong though, so I’m giving it some time to heal, seeing what happens, and hoping like hell that I won’t need to have a root canal redone in addition to the two crowns I already need redone. Honestly I don’t even want to think about this dental disaster anymore even though it seems to be all I can think about.
I do have some good stuff to talk about though, so I’ll just get right to that!
There are still a few days left to back the Bang! Bang! BOOM! Kickstarter! In case you missed my post about it, you can find that here. They’ve already reached their goal, plus two stretch goals, which means backers get even more stuff! And they’re super close to reaching their third! It’s really an amazing LGBT Jazz Era fantasy comic, and I can’t recommend it enough.
I had a tweet get over 400 likes and over 50 retweets for the first time ever! That was cool but also annoying. How do people whose tweets are always popular even deal with the notifications???
My whole blogging schedule has gone a little bit wonky lately. I’m still posting two reviews a week, but the amount of additional posts and the days of the week are a bit up in the air at the moment.
Last but not least, I got bookmail! Thank you to the lovely people at Pyr. This is a series I’m really enjoying, a really unique combo of the Prohibition Era, Catholicism, fae, and a dragon! So I’m excited to have the next book. And I just so happened to have the perfect shot glass to go with it. Now if only I had the first two books… I borrowed those from my library, so this one is going to be all sad and alone on the bookshelf :-P
Books I Received for Review:
9/16/18: Creatures was from NetGalley.
9/23/18: Straight Outta Fangton was an audiobook from the author.
9/30/18: Waypoint was from the authors. Black City Dragon is from Pyr.
Books I Finished:
9/16/18: Obsessions of a Djinni was slow but had some great complexity in the characters and their situation. Three Mages was a fun urban fantasy.
9/23/18: Shadow of the Fox was a surprisingly fun read!
9/30/18: The Thieves series was amazing, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been following my blog for a while since this was my fourth time reading it. There are some things that bother me in the books, they’re not perfect, but gosh I love them.
10/7/18: Straight Outta Fangton and Escaping Exile were both good in very different ways, but neither one was quite right for me. Saga Vol. 9 was… brutal. Has anyone else read it yet???
What I’m Loving:
This week, what I’m loving is…
I hadn’t planned on participating, but I’ve been using it as motivation to do some art! I haven’t done much creative stuff for a long time because, for some reason, with my chronic illness, doing art takes a lot out of me, gives me headaches, and just makes me feel like crap. But I’ve missed it! So I’ve been taking a lot of Tylenol lately, and here are a couple of the things I’ve done so far. I know none of them are great, but I’ve been pushing myself out of my drawing comfort zone, doing things I’ve never done before, and I’m proud of myself.
I’m not quite done with the last one, there are some things I forgot to add, but I wanted to share it anyway.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Black Bird of the Gallows and Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel, two unique supernatural books.
– I reviewed Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton, a mysterious, witchy YA read.
– I shared a Kickstarter opportunity plus five things readers may not know about the Bang! Bang! BOOM! universe.
– I reviewed Amendments by Hannah Lynn, a thought-provoking time travel book.
– I reviewed Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie, a fun urban fantasy.
– I interviewed Cheryl Low about her Crowns & Ash series.
– I reviewed Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, a fun Japanese-inspired fantasy.
– I reviewed Obsessions of a Djinni by Claudia Herring, an ominous historical fantasy with morally ambiguous characters.
– I shared more September/October 2018 sci-fi/fantasy releases.
– I reviewed Time’s Children by D. B. Jackson, a unique time travel/high fantasy mash-up.
– I created and did the Halloween Book Covers Tag.
– I reviewed Escaping Exile by Sara Dobie Bauer, a quick M/M vampire novella.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)