As you probably already know from last week, my computer broke. I have something else to kinda use in the meantime (though I've been having such bad luck I wouldn't be surprised if that breaks too), but it's still difficult at the moment.
My kindle also broke! It got overheated for no apparent reason, but it finally came back on like 12 hours later. It keeps wanting to overheat again though. And that's out of warranty, even though it's only maybe a year old since I already had to replace my kindle once.
I swear I think I have some sort of electronics curse. But the weirdest part is that it seems the more careful I am with something, the faster it breaks. I think they just make things too fragile and complicated nowadays. My old ipod and phones and digital cameras were constantly being tossed around, covered in chalk, left in the heat, but they've lasted who even knows how many years. And have you ever had a Nokia? I'd buy those computers if they made them. I had a Nokia phone in high school. I can't tell you how many times I dropped it on the ground (and I'm not talking carpet). It also once fell out of my pocket on a crazy ride at a carnival/fair and flew around the metal cage until I caught it in mid-air. It even got buried in the sand once---we literally had to dig to find it. But nothing ever harmed it.
Anyway, this is a long-winded intro, but I have a word of advice for everyone: Make recovery media for all your Windows computers! Especially if you've gotten a free upgrade to Windows 10. I think my computer had a hardware problem so this probably wouldn't have helped it anyway, but having recovery media could save you from having to pay for it if your computer ever needs it!
I actually managed to finish two review copies and not obtain any new ones! Yay! I did request one from Netgalley, but, to be fair, it’s one that’s been on my TBR for a long time and that I really, really want.
I also participated in my first blog tour, but, to be honest, I’m not sure I like the whole blog tour thing. I like getting review copies, but I don’t like the extra work and the overly promotional stuff I also have to post.
One last thing, I might be on a TTT hiatus for the next couple weeks. It’s just too difficult to really participate when I’m so stressed without my computer, and the topics are hard ones for me anyway
Books I Finished:
Nightstruck was pretty good, though not as intense and action-packed as I was expecting (which is on me since I made the assumptions). Princess of Tyrone was surprising in a good way, and I really liked it. Both reviews will be up in the next couple weeks or so.
Song of the Week:
“Unsteady” by X Ambassadors – I haven’t had the chance to listen to much music over the past week since I usually listen on my computer, but here ya go. It’s a good, emotional song.
In Case You Missed It:
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)