We did it! We voted Trump out! I know I’m a little late with that celebration, but I couldn’t not share my excitement. It’s just such a relief to know we won’t be subjected to the catastrophe that four more years of him would’ve been.
In other, less significant news (but still significant to me)…
I cut my hair! (Literally cut it myself!) And I’m excited about it! It’s a big deal for me since I’ve pretty much always had medium-long to LONG hair. I’ve never had it shorter than shoulder length since I was like seven years old. I’m most likely going to cut the top shorter because half the reason for doing this was to make my hair easier to deal with, but this is it for right now because I couldn’t figure out exactly what to do with the top yet. I’m super happy with it :-) It’s also SO much easier to wash! And I love just running my hands over the shaved parts.
I did a thing 👀 pic.twitter.com/8zH3rvpfBN
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) November 24, 2020
I rewatched S1-3 and finally watched S4 (the final season) of Eastsiders, and it was amazing! I’ll admit the first season is a little rough, but the quality of everything really increases in S2 and only keeps getting better. I highly recommend this series (it’s on Netflix right now). It’s a hidden gem.
Everyone's upset about a certain TV series right now. Meanwhile, I've been rewatching S1-3 and finally watching S4 of Eastsiders on Netflix, a show where everyone is gay and no one dies, and the finale was the most satisfying thing I could've imagined. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@whykristenburns) November 7, 2020
I played some more visual novels. Red Embrace, Blind Men, and Cute Demon Crashers were all fairly quick (2-6 hours each) but super cute and fun! I loved them all. They all had a lot of nice art too. And Cute Demon Crashers is free! I’ll review them all soon.
I also found the song “Air Catcher” by Twenty One Pilots, and I love it.
It’s December now, but I haven’t felt the Christmas spirit for a long time, and my family won’t be getting together this year because of the pandemic. I have no special holiday plans other than watching some Christmas movies on Netflix, just for something chill to do. If you have recs, even from previous years, let me know! I already watched The Holidate and thought it was cute.
I’m not really planning on doing anything special on my blog for the holidays, other than a few reviews for Christmas books. Don’t worry, they’re vampire Christmas books ;-) And of course I’ll do my yearly favorite books/characters/covers posts!
I’ve opened up review requests again, so if any authors are interested and reading this, check out my review policy for all the info :-) I might end up changing my mind in a few weeks, so best get those emails sent lol.
I’m sorry that I haven’t visited blogs lately and am behind on responding to comments. I’ve been going through one of those weeks (or two) when every little thing just keeps going wrong, and I have so much to do, and I’m so exhausted I can barely think, and my whole body hurts. Please forgive me 😣🥺
Books I Received for Review:
I requested a book on NetGalley for the first time in like a year! Leather and Lace by Magen Cubed.
Books I Finished:
The Magicians was not the urban fantasy I was expecting, but that’s on me. It had some interesting characters, but I couldn’t really get into it.
I’ve already reviewed A Little Familiar, it was a soft, sweet romance.
I’ve also reviewed The Son of Darkness, a satisfying finale to a great paranormal romance / urban fantasy series.
I didn’t read all of Romeo and/or Juliet, but what I did read was so much fun!
The Mercenaries of the Stolen Moon wasn’t my favorite in the series, but it was a comforting kind of read nonetheless.
Harrow the Ninth was… different? It was good! I just feel like normal words can’t describe it. It’s fun pondering theories.
Ambrosia was a fantasy comic anthology with trans masc and nonbinary characters, and there were a few stories I especially liked.
I finally read The Empire of Gold and have some mixed feelings, but overall it was another great finale to a wonderful series.
I like that A Vampire’s Christmas Carol was a vampire Christmas book, since there aren’t a ton of those, but it wasn’t really for me.
In Case You Missed It:
Here are the highlights:
– I shared a gymnastic poem I wrote that someone tried to steal(!) and that’s made me a famous anonymous poet!
– I recommended 3 quick, free, strange games I enjoyed (including a Colonel Sanders dating sim)!
– I reviewed a bunch of great m/m paranormal romance and urban fantasy books here, and here, and also here!