I have one word for you this week: ants.
Here’s three more words: really stupid ants.
Because here’s the thing, I keep my apartment clean for this exact reason. I don’t want to deal with bugs. And because there’s no food sitting around, there’s not even a trail of ants I can spray or anything normal like that. Instead it’s just a bunch ants aimlessly wandering around the middle of my living room, making their way all the way to my bedroom where they’re crawling into my bed and onto my desk (I have a rule that I don’t eat in the bedroom, so there’s definitely no food for them in there), crawling up my legs (there’s also definitely no food on my legs), etc. Go tell your queen already that there’s no food here and she needs to pull out her troops because her men are dying. It is an ant massacre, and they are gaining nothing. Except my wrath. Thankfully I only saw like three of them yesterday and I think they may have finally realized that invading my apartment was a fruitless endeavor.
(I just realized that may have sounded a lot more extreme than it was. Just to be clear, I didn’t have thousands ants swarming me or anything, just enough to be annoying.)
In other news, my wrists/arms are doing a little better, but that’s only because I’ve still been resting :-/ Whenever they start to hurt too much, I stop using the computer. But I can’t just stop doing everything, so it’s still a battle. I know we all talk about how we’d like to just do nothing but read books all day long, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be -_-
Aside from that, it appears it is going to be a nice warm and toasty Christmas here, predicted to be a high of 84 (Fahrenheit) on Christmas day. And you won’t hear me complaining :-) And that’s about it for me this week!
Ok, so, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is getting a new cover. I own a copy with the old cover because I won it in a prize pack last year, and I’ve never really had the desire to read it, but now that I’ve seen this new cover… I totally want to read it. Lol. I can’t help it. When I actually see what the characters look like, it makes me so much interested in and connected to them. And to be honest I’m not sure I ever really knew what it was about, I just have heard some about Rainbow Rowell in general and the old cover of Carry On doesn’t look like fantasy at all. But I’ve also heard such confusing stuff about it and needing to read another book first or something? Can someone enlighten me? And also, why couldn’t I have won a copy with his new gorgeous cover?! (The image is an Amazon affiliate link.)
Since I don’t know when Cover Characteristics will officially be back, I wanted to let anyone who’s interested know that I’ll be posting my favorite covers from books I read this year on 12/19. If anyone wants to join in, go ahead and come visit so that I can check out yours too!
Books I Received for Review:
No new review copies! Which is good because I haven’t been reading review copies lately and already have enough that I’ll be scrambling to read in time once January comes around.
Books I Finished:
It looks like I read a lot, and I did read more than usual since I’ve still been resting, but two of these were graphic novels and two were novellas so it wasn’t quite as much as it seems. Unfortunately The Wicked + The Divine was confusing, and The Woods was unique but not quite for me. I ended up really enjoying the Shatter Me series though! But I have to admit, it’s unsettling to me how eerily similar it is to the series I’ve been planning. Not the plot or premise, but they’re both dystopian, and the characters of Juliette, Adam, and Kenji are really similar to my MC, love interest, and best friend characters o.0 Anyway, now I’m currently rereading Books 1-3 in the Girl in Between series so that I can read Book 4 (the final book) which came out recently. Books 1 and 2 were good. The author really knows how to write.
Song of the Week:
No song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring snow globes.
– I reviewed Shade Chaser by Clara Coulson, a fun but intense urban fantasy with a hilarious, realistic main character.
– I shared my favorite male characters from books I read this year.
– I reviewed Whispers of Old Winds by George Seaton, a mysterious paranormal M/M set in the Colorado mountains.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)