Good news! The headaches were in fact caused by the granola things I was eating! So I have had a blissfully headache-free week! Well, not entirely since I got a headache from fatigue one day, but that one went away after a night’s rest, so close enough.
Kristen’s life tip of the week: If you start feeling dehydrated despite drinking lots of water and can’t figure out why, make sure you’re not eating too much fiber because fiber draws in water, thus taking it away from your body.
By the way, do you any of you use alternative medicine, like herbs, essential oils, etc.? If so I would love to chat and find out what you use or if there’s anything you swear by to help with certain things. I have some stuff I use often, but I want to expand my arsenal and kind of don’t know where to start.
Ok, wow, lots of good bookish stuff to talk about this week. First of all, there’s a still a little bit of time left to enter the giveaway for the first book in one of my favorite series!
Second, I love my librarian or whoever it is that purchases the ebooks for my library! I requested the Captive Prince, and they got all three of those. Then last week I requested Vicious and Warm Bodies, and literally like two days later I got an email that they were purchased and on hold for me to borrow. I’m finally getting to read some of the books I’ve wanted to read for years but couldn’t afford!
In a similar thread, I also love Hoopla! They get the newest Saga volumes like as soon as they come out. Literally I borrowed Vol. 7 two days after the release date.
Even more good bookish news, I found out the third book in a series that I feared was abandoned (Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle) will be coming out in April! For like a year or more there have no social media updates, no website updates, nothing from the author at all and also nothing from the publisher about this particular series. But I loved the first two books and the second ended on a huge cliffhanger, so I’m so happy the next one will actually be coming out!
Lastly, I won a kindle ebook of The Breaking Light by Heather Hansen in a GR giveaway! They were giving away 100 copies so the odds were pretty good lol. And it’s got a gorgeous cover!
Books I Received for Review:
Nothin’! Aren’t you proud of me?
Books I Finished:
I’m enjoying this Dominion series. (Also loving the covers.) They’re fairly quick, simple urban fantasy reads, but the characters have grown on me, and all the books included mental illness/disability, which was a complete surprise! (The MC has anxiety, depression, OCD, and panic attacks, and in Conviction, which was the POV of two other characters, one had eating disorders and the other had asthma.) The books started to feel kind of repetitive in a way by the fourth one, but I’d still like to continue. Saga Vol. 7 was good but still not quite as good to me as the first few volumes were.
Song of the Week:
Instead of a song, I have videos this week. These guys are such FIERCE dancers! I spent like an hour just watch a whole bunch of Yanis Marshall videos. And seriously I need some “How to Rock Heels 101” lessons from this guy because he dances better in heels than I can even stand in them. Not to mention if I tried to wear heels with sweatpants, I would look ridiculous, yet he somehow pulls it off.
Yanis Marshall Heels Choreography. “Buttons” Pussycat Dolls. (Go to 0:20 to get straight to the choreography)
Yanis Marshall Heels Choreography. “7/11” Beyonce. (Go to 0:13 to get straight to the choreography)
Yanis Marshall Choreography “Brite Lites” Lana Del Ray – I swear the beginning of this one is hypnotizing. I can’t stop watching. Someone help me o.0
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring Spaceships/UFOs.
– I reviewed The Heart of Arima (Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend Book 2) by Emma V. Leech, an emotional UF/PNR with a drama-filled vampire-witch romance.
– I reviewed Stolen Ink (Ink Born Book 1) by Holly Evans, an urban fantasy about a tattoo magician.
– I reviewed Broken Mirror (Resonant Earth Book 1) by Cody Sisco, a cyberpunk/alternate history about a fictional mental illness w/ developed, flawed characters.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)