Hello, my fellow book peeps! I’ve been more worn out than usual because I had blood drawn the other week and I also spent a few hours one day (or maybe two?) clearing stuff out of a room, so I haven’t been very productive with blogging or reading or creative stuff lately.
As for the headaches, I’m getting really frustrated. I’m now thinking maybe it’s an herb/spice because those can have different effects on your body, like lowering blood pressure/sugar, having a diuretic effect, etc. I’m fairly certain I have low blood volume, which means I already struggle with low blood pressure, dehydration, and other things related to that, so maybe I’m extra sensitive to such effects? But it could be that I’m able to eat a small amount of certain spices, just not too much, which would be even harder to figure out. There’s also the fact that I don’t feel bad immediately after eating a food—sometimes it takes a week to build up. There are also other factors, like how I’ve been around dust lately, and maybe that’s the cause of last week’s headaches. So figuring this out just seems impossible :-/
Ugh. Ok, that’s enough negativity. Let’s just move on to the rest of the post! I do have some funny stuff to share ;-)
Nothing this time! Unless you count my excitement over some bookmail that’s on its way but hasn’t arrived yet.
Books I Received for Review:
4/15/18: Space Unicorn Blues is from NetGalley.
Books I Finished:
4/15/18: Deliverance was amazing and gave me so many feels. Reign of the Departed was really good as well. Bloom was a quick, sweet f/f read about a nymph love interest! The Midnight Gardener was an ADORABLE m/m read about a garden gnome love interest! I am crushing my goal to read about uncommon paranormals this year!
4/22/18: I think I might be done with the Sex Criminals series. It’s not bad, it’s just taken a turn I wasn’t expecting and hasn’t really been fun for me since the first or second volume. This Monstrous Thing was slow-paced but still good. I’ve been in a reading slump lately though in that I’m really excited for so many books… but I just haven’t felt like reading at all :-/
What I’m Loving:
This week, what I’m loving is…
If you’re a Harry Potter fan and you haven’t watched this (the whole thing is on YouTube), you really should. It’s hilarious! Between Draco rolling around the floor and hot, shirtless Voldemort tap dancing… there’s just so much to love lol. Also, where is all the Voldemort-Quirrel fanfic?? #TeamQuirrelmort :-P
My Sims (Again)
I thought I had seen it all when one of my sims set his drink down on top of the urinal to pee and then picked it back up to keep drinking.
Then I thought I had seen it all when my sims were watching a show at the park, and the performer threw up on stage in the middle of her act and just kept going.
Then I really thought I had seen it all when one of my sims was working out at the gym and some woman wearing a hotdog suit came in and stood there laughing maniacally.
Then I really, really thought I had seen it all when I found a UFO parked in a parking space at the grocery store.
Then I really, really, really thought I had seen it all when one of my mods removed the fighting dust cloud, and I watched one of my sims put a burglar in a headlock and get into a slap fight.
(Seriously, what even is this game?)
But this. This is peak Sims 3. I now truly believe I have seen it all. Because it doesn’t get any better than having one of your sims take his guinea pig out clubbing with him.
— Kristen Burns (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) April 21, 2018
Matthew was playing with the guinea pig, and I told him to put Jellybean back in the cage and then told my household to go to the club. I figured Matthew would put Jellybean away and then go, but nope, he just brought Jellybean with him. Jellybean had a wild night ?
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman, a unique weird western.
– I talked about why I rarely give 1-star ratings to books.
– I reviewed Lonely Shore by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen, an emotional M/M space opera.
– I shared book covers featuring ships.
– I reviewed The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, a play I have some mixed feelings about.
– I shared 5 more of the strangest reviews I’ve written.
– I reviewed Inheritance by Lissa Kasey, a M/M urban fantasy with mental illness rep.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)