So it appears we’ve made it through March? I’ve been pushing myself too hard because I need the mental distraction, but that means a lot of headaches, and I banged my bad foot against something, and I temporarily hurt my arm (though it seems back to usual tennis elbow pain now), so not my best month.
But I made some art! Something I have not done for almost a year. And I really, really love it. It just brings me joy to look at it. My little pixie guy! I used to draw little winged fairies a lot when I was in elementary school, and I think little me would be proud of this.
And because I think it’s fun (and maybe encouraging to other artists to see how rough my art starts and how much I have to rework every part of it), I might also start sharing my original sketch sometimes? So here’s how pixie guy started:
I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately. Has anyone else heard the song Dance Monkey? Apparently it’s super popular, but I’m way out of touch with music and have only recently heard it. I didn’t love it at first, but it has grown on me.
I also finally put the art I bought in November into a frame!
The frame is cracked (not my fault) and I kind of mangled the edges of the print cutting it cuz it was a smidge too big, but look! I bought this in Nov, and it's finally framed on my bookshelf! 😍 I have a sexy vampire for company now. pic.twitter.com/DWEv7PCQgZ
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) March 8, 2021
I guess that’s enough for one post. Anyway, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re not out of this pandemic yet. So I hope everyone else is doing well, staying safe, keeping others safe who have not yet been vaccinated, etc., etc.!
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
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This month was kind of a mixed bag.
The Voyages of Trueblood Cay by Suanne Laqueur – A heavy but beautiful book. My review is here.
Vendetta // Tangled Web // Trifles & Folly by Gail Z. Martin – I’m enjoying this UF series! Tangled Web and T & F were review copies, and thanks again to whoever anonymously gifted Vendetta to me!
Immortal Divorce Court #1 by Kirk Zurosky – The whole book was too misogynistic for my taste with nothing to really grab my interest. Was lighthearted though and made me laugh a few times.
Captive Mate by Eliot Grayson – Another enjoyable paranormal romance book in this series, about different characters.
A bunch of short story freebies from Maz Maddox’s website – Just a bunch of short story SFF m/m romances. I enjoyed most of them! Especially the ones about side characters from her PNR western series.
Absolution by Lissa Kasey – I thought this would be kind of separate from the previous books in this series, but it turned out it wasn’t, and I really enjoyed seeing these characters again. Plus there was cool vampire stuff.
Kiss Kiss Fang Fang by Penelope Bloom – Sadly the humor in this one did not work for me. Bummer cuz I could’ve use some laughs!
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed some audio dramas.
– I shared the opening line of ten different books.
– I reviewed Red Embrace, a fairly short but fun visual novel about vampires that I really liked!
– I reviewed The Voyages of Trueblood Cay by Suanne Laqueur, a heavy but beautiful fantasy book.
– I talked about my magical and chaos-filled Sims 1 game.