So… I’ve got a few random/awesome/interesting things to share with you all this week!
First of all, I don’t even understand technology. Remember about a month I told you all that the tap-to-click on my keyboard stopped working? Well… it’s working again! Don’t ask me how or why because I have no clue. Though I might just turn it off since I got used to clicking without it, and my fingers are twitchy which means I constantly end up clicking things by accident while using the trackpad. But it is nice to know that I can use it again if I want.
Second, did you all know the newest face of Cover Girl is a boy?! I love that some companies nowadays are actually starting to get on the whole gender equality train and working to stop all the stereotype about what boys and girls are or aren’t “supposed to” do (like wear makeup).
Third, I have yet another story about the fun of apartment living! (She said sarcastically.) A new couple moved into the apartment below me maybe a month or two ago. I haven’t met them, but here’s what I know about them: they really like having arguments in the middle of the night. Luckily I don’t go to sleep early, but that still doesn’t mean I enjoy listening to people angrily shout at each other. I’ve never tried to actually hear what they were saying, but it’s not hard to tell when a curse word is being used even if you can’t hear the actual word. And then, just last week, the girl apparently locked the guy out, and I know this because he was banging on the door and shouting (I definitely heard an exasperated, “Come on!”) for like twenty minutes. I’m just not sure how I should feel about all this. Should I be concerned? Maybe this is an abusive or toxic relationship and one of them feels too trapped to leave. Should I feel sympathetic? Maybe they love each other but are having a lot of problems. Or should I feel amused? Maybe this is just their thing, yelling at each other and then having wild make-up sex (which, thankfully, I’ve not heard). Even though I don’t appreciate their shouting, the reader in me wants to know their story! Lol.
I need advice. I never know what to do when I get a review copy and it has a significant amount of typos or formatting errors because I’m never sure if the copy I have is how the final copy is going to be or not. If all those typos are going to be fixed, then I don’t want to mention them. But if those typos are going to be there, then I feel like it’s my duty as a reviewer to mention them. I checked the front matter of the most recent book I encountered this with to see if it mentioned anything about being an uncorrected ARC or something, but it didn’t. It just looks like a normal ebook. How do you all handle that situation?
Also, sad bookish news for me this week. I found out there won’t be any books in TJ Klune’s Immemorial Year series (Withered + Sere, etc.) :-( He made the announcement in August, but I just saw it. A full story arc was completed with the duology, no cliffhangers or burning questions, so I’ll survive, but he had originally said there’d be two more books, so I’m still bummed.
Last but not least, it appears my comment replies are going to spam again. So if you haven’t gotten any replies from me, check your email’s spam folder.
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
Mad God Walking was the aforementioned book with some typos, but it had a really interesting MC and unique magic/supernaturalness. The review will be posted this week. Labyrinth was enjoyable, but too short to have much depth. Moonlight Market was also fairly short (200 pages) but felt really full and great character development, plus circus!
Song of the Week:
No song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I did a Halloween tag and shared lots of random Halloween-related stories from my life.
– I reviewed Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples, a closer look into the lives of some of the series’ side characters.
– I reviewed Life as a Teenage Vampire by Amanda Meuwissen, a nice story about finding yourself, falling in love, and vampires.
– I reviewed Murmuration by TJ Klune, an unsettling, thought-provoking, unusual kind of love story.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)