So the past two weeks have been… weeks. I’m tired. I’m still trying to figure out the recent health issues. I’ve been feeling a little bit better since cutting out a bunch of foods though, so that’s good at least, though I’m not sure the actual cause. Anyway, I’ve talked enough about that for the past few updates, so I’ll try to be more positive today and move onto the bookish stuff :-)
I always feel like I’m bragging when I share things like this, but I get excited and don’t have other people who will understand, so I like to tell you all. I got another spike of visits from Pinterest! This is the second time I’ve all the sudden had a MAJOR spike to a specific post. This time it was my Book Covers featuring Disability post, which, if any post is gonna get attention, I’m glad it could be one promoting books with disabled characters! I got over 400 views to that post in one day, and that is not normal for me, so it was exciting.
It’s driving me crazy that I can’t figure out how it is that this is happening though! Because, when I click through to the pin that the traffic is from, it’s MY pin. So it can’t be that someone with a popular Pinterest pinned it, it must be that someone shared the pin on their site or something, right? Maybe? I WANT TO KNOW. I feel like I have some anonymous Pinterest benefactor out there :-P
Books I Received for Review:
Such a good two weeks for ARCs! I legit get so happy and excited every time I get a physical review copy. (But of course I appreciate the ebooks too!) And three of these are sequels!
3/18/18: The Devil’s Standoff is from Brain Mill Press.
3/25/18: The Blood Curse is from the author. Kelpie Blue and Dead Indian Wars are from NetGalley. The Reign of the Departed is from Night Shade Books. I tried my very best to get a photo that would do the gorgeous cover justice.
Books I Finished:
3/18/18: I ended up with a book hangover/reading slump after the HP series :-/ I never thought I’d reread Frankenstein back when I first read it, but idk, I was in the mood to try it again? So I did. I kinda liked it.
3/25/18: The Blood Curse was a great ending to the Spell Weaver trilogy! I’m already looking forward the next spin-off series/book whatever that takes place after Steel & Stone. Argonauts was, well, you’ll see the review. There were some things I liked, but more that I disliked. The Devil’s Standoff was somewhat different from the first book in the series, but still good.
What I’m Loving:
This week, what I’m loving is…
My 11-Year-Old Self
I found an old journal from when we had writing prompts in school, and, well, I’ll just leave the link to the Twitter thread here. The last one is the best!
I'm reading through a journal I found from when I was 11 and we had writing prompts in class. Some of this stuff is gold.
— Kristen Burns (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) March 12, 2018
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, a poignant, thought-provoking book with a zombie POV.
– I shared some thoughts on the younger characters in the Harry Potter series.
– I reviewed Dawn in Damnation by Clark Casey, a fun book about a paranormal western afterlife.
– I did the Book Blogger Memory Challenge Tag.
– I reviewed Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby, a mysterious YA paranormal.
– I shared some thoughts on the older characters in the Harry Potter series.
– I reviewed A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune, the last in a touching M/M high fantasy series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)