On the downside, I had a doctor's appointment that got canceled the morning of, and rescheduling is causing me a bit of an issue. But on the upside, my bent window is finally fixed! But on the downside, the man did literally the same exact thing I tried, except it randomly worked for him which made me look like an idiot. But on the upside, I got a compliment at the grocery store!
So you see? Lots of random ups and downs. But nothing particularly big or exciting in my real life, just a lot of stress over personal things, so on with the bookish-ness because the bookish-ness makes me happy!
I was contacted by my first [indie] publisher to receive ARCs! (Well, eARCs, but that’s perfectly fine with me.) It makes me feel like I must be doing something right :-P
But UGH. I’m so tired of my site getting screwed up because of these damn WP updates. This time it’s my script font getting cut off on the bottom. I haven’t even the vaguest idea how to fix it because it’s staying cut off like that even when I change font size, line height, etc. And it appears to only be happening in Firefox. So I don’t even know.
Books I Finished:
His Master’s Summons was a Netgalley read that I almost didn’t pick up because how on earth did I ever decide on books before I had GR and Amazon for reviews? But I went for it and ended up loving it. I didn’t quite finish my reread of Lexi Blake’s Thieves series, but I’m enjoying it just as much as I did the first time because the series may have me rolling my eyes sometimes but the characters are so three-dimensional and lovable they feel like family to me. If you’re interested, my review for the first book can be found here.
Song of the Week:
“The Harold Song (Deconstructed)” by Ke$ha – Ok, I know there’s a lot of Ke$ha hate, but hear me out. I will fully admit to liking her autotuned party songs (they make me happy and pump me up to workout), however, she also has songs that have never been played on the radio that sound nothing like those, and she actually has a great voice. This is a “deconstructed” version (i.e. a lot of the background and editing was removed) of one of those songs.
“Blow (Deconstructed)” by Ke$ha – Yes, I’m sharing two songs this week because this is another “deconstructed” song, but it’s one of her popular ones, and it’s incredible how different and beautifully creepy it sounds without the crazy party background music.
In Case You Missed It:
Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skylines
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Fantasy Books I’ve Read
Discussion: Pros and Cons of Rereading
Book Review: Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth
Book Review: His Master’s Summons (Azgarth’s Chosen Book 1) by Cassie Sweet
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)