Well, I’m pretty sure everyone knows the biggest news of the week. Frankly I can’t even fathom how this is a real thing that has happened, but the fact is, it has happened. And what’s really sad is that Trump hasn’t even done anything yet; instead what I’m seeing and hearing about is the people in America turning on each other, attacking each other, threatening each other, etc. People from both sides. It’s reminding me of all these zombie books and movies in which it’s not the infection that’s the problem but rather the people who all start freaking out and creating mass chaos and killing each other at the grocery store over a can of food. Look, I am worried about what might happen in the next four years, this was not the choice I made, but panicking and turning on each other is not the answer. We just have to hope our system of checks and balances works and do what we can. And that includes continuing to support and accept each other, regardless of who the president is. If there’s one good thing I can say, it’s that I’ve seen a lot of support on my Twitter feed and the blogs I’ve visited, and I’m really glad to know the community I’ve chosen to become a part of is a mostly accepting and understanding one. Alright, that’s enough serious talk. Time to move on to other topics!
Unfortunately my other news isn’t the most positive either since I haven’t been feeling that great :-/ I’ve been sleeping terribly (It didn’t help that the other morning it sounded like someone was teaching a herd of elephants how to jump rope on the roof above me. I have not the slightest idea what kind of work could possibly require such building-rattling pounding for hours. Testing the strength of the roof by dropping washing machines onto it from 20 feet in the air? That’s the only possible explanation I can think of.), and I think I may have eye strain from too much time on the computer. I’m attempting to limit my computer time and take breaks every so often to fix the eye strain problem at least. If I take longer than usual to reply to comments or visit your blogs in return, that’s why. But don’t worry, I will in fact get to it eventually even if it’s not right away :-)
I have been a busy bee with the blogging and bookish stuff. I got invited to be on the ARC review team for the author of one of my favorite series, so yay for that! I love when authors do that because it makes me feel so appreciated as a reviewer.
I also did my first author interview! I’ve never done one before because I always felt like I’d be terrible at thinking of questions, but the opportunity arose, and it turned out I did have some questions, so voila! Aaaaand I will also be hosting my first giveaway with the interview! It’s US only, sorry to my international friends :-/ Now I know I may be a little biased, but I still think you should come check out the interview anyway ;-) That post will go up tomorrow.
Oh, and the book I won from Karen McQuestion in Molly’s giveaway arrived :-) I took this photo with my kindle, I swear it looks prettier in person.
Books I Received for Review:
I finally got myself some Christmas-themed sci-fi/fantasy books for this year! And I already read one of them lol.
Books I Finished:
I didn’t feel very invested in Damned If I Do, but that review is already up so I won’t dwell on it here. I did enjoy Damned If I Don’t a little more though. Bonfire was fun since I loved Book one in the series and was just happy to be with the characters again, plus it was Christmas-themed!
Song of the Week:
No song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring birds.
– I reviewed Damned If I Do by Erin Hayes, an urban fantasy with a vampire/hunter romance.
– I reviewed Black Snow by EAB, a M/M high fantasy with a complex and beautiful love story.
– I reviews Bonfire by Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt, a fun, Christmas-themed novella in a great M/M paranormal series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)