Let’s see, what news do I have this week…
Well, I voted! (I had a mail-in ballot.) If ever there were an election when every vote counted, I think it’d be this one. If nothing else, my vote will at least cancel out the vote of one person in my family -_-
I also made a new cat friend! I don’t have my own cats to take cute photos of, but I do have this:
(Would you believe my hair was naturally golden blonde until I was 21 years old? I mean, it’s not quite as dark as it looks in the photo, but still. Sorry, I’m getting off topic.) In case you haven’t seen me mention it, a woman who lives just downstairs from my apartment has a bunch of cats and takes in strays and whatnot, and a lot of them hang out outside during the day, so I like to go out and pet them sometimes. The cat on the left side of the picture is the one I just met. I swear he just stared directly at me like that pretty much the entire time I was petting him lol. Not a mean stare, mind you, more like he just… really liked me? I’ve never had an animal stare at me quite like that. Anyway, I don’t have any pets myself, but I’ve always loved animals <3
One last thing today, this is completely unrelated to everything, but why is it that people in shows and movies never use their legs when they climb a rope??? Like, every time there’s some episode or scene involving gym class and rope climbing… well it’s no freaking wonder you can’t climb it, because do you know how hard it is to climb with just your arms??? Who’s writing these things? It bothers me every single time. But anyway…
You may have noticed I haven’t posted any discussions this month, but I’ll be back to posting them in November. I’ve just had too many other things that needed posting this month, and I’ve been too tired. Discussion posts get more comments than anything else, and as much as I LOVE each and every comment I get, discussion posts would just bring too many for me right now, and I want to make sure I have the energy to give real responses to each comment and to visit all your blogs too.
Also, I’ve added a date archives section to the bottom of my sidebar. Not that exciting, but, to be fair, I never actually promised exciting updates, just updates :-P
Books I Received for Review:
Black Snow will probably be a little different from my usual because I think is has mpreg (male pregnancy) in it, but it sounds like it’s kind of a M/M Snow White retelling, and I’ve been wanting to find some M/M or genderswapped retellings. (Btw, if you have any recs for M/M or genderswapped retellings, let me know!) And thanks to Lola @ Lola’s Book Reviews for getting me interested in the Erin Hayes books :-) They’re available on Xpresso Book Tours right now.
Books I Finished:
What a great book week! All solid 4 stars. Life as a Teenage Vampire was sweet and funny. Sire had plenty of sex and violence, much like the first book, but also some sweet and quirky moments that I liked. And Murmuration was… thought-provoking. I’ll just leave it at that until I post my review on Friday in case anyone wants to go in completely blind.
Song of the Week:
“War Paint” by Fletcher – Saw this one on Angel Erin’s Book Obsession the other week and have been listening to it ever since! The whole “war paint” thing makes me feel positive and inspired. I think the lyrics are about a relationship, but who cares, I’m allowed to feel inspired by whatever I want :-)
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring vampires!
– I reviewed Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia DuBois, a fun, mysterious, witchy book set in Scotland.
– I reviewed The Immortal Coil by J. Armand, an LGBT vampire book with both lots of action and great characters.
– I reviewed Sire by Jex Lane, a second-in-series M/M urban fantasy with vampires and incubi and bloody battles.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)