So I’ve been really stressed and tired and a little out of it lately, but I actually had a pretty good week both on and off the blog. And the comments I’ve gotten this week on the discussion post have been off the chain! (I’ve never used that phrase before, seemed like fun to give it a try. How’d I do?) Seriously though, I love when discussion posts turn into actual discussion. You guys are the best!
In other news, my laptop is being sent back to me finally, again, supposedly fixed. We all know how that went last time (it came back to me still broken), so I’m not celebrating until I actually have it in my hands and see it working properly. I’ll update you all on that next week.
And now onto the bookish stuff!
Wanna hear something funny, guys? At the start of the year, before I started requesting ARCs, I was afraid I might not have enough books to review two a week! -_- But right now I have reviews slotted all the way up to July 7th, and it’s kind of stressing me out because, I mean, a get a book in April but I can’t tell people about it until July?! I also like to post books around their time of publication, at least within a month, so that can be a problem too. I don’t want to bombard my readers with reviews, but I might start posting three reviews *some* weeks.
Also, random, but I’m super excited for to share my review of A Criminal Magic with you all this week. It has a fun, little quiz I made and everything!
Books I Received for Review:
SOMEBODY PLEASE MAKE ME STOP REQUESTING STANDALONES. I DON’T EVEN LIKE THEM. Ok, I do like them sometimes, but it’s rare that I like a standalone more than a series. Yet, for some reason, I can’t stop myself. But yay! I’m happy that I finally got approved for Girl in the Shadows! Be on the lookout for my review of Girl on a Wire soon since I want to get that one posted on my blog first. I’m also excited about Braineater Jones because it’s about a zombie in the Prohibition Era. I get to read another urban fantasy set in the Prohibition Era! (The other was A Criminal Magic.) So yeah, I’ve had a good Netgalley week :-D The bad news is that I’m never gonna get to those backlisted books I want to read, haha.
Books I Finished:
I know, I actually read a contemporary this week! *GASP* It had a deaf protagonist though, which is why I read it, and I enjoyed it well enough. I finally got to read the second volume of Sex Criminals, but it kind of disappointed me after how much I loved the first one. (Mini review here.) Deadgirl started off on rocky ground for me but got better about halfway through the first book. I haven’t quite finished the second, but I’ll finish it today. Reviews for Tone Deaf and both Deadgirl books coming soon.
Song of the Week:
“Spark” by Backstage Cast – This is the theme song for the show Backstage on Disney Channel. It’s a nice song, but it’s also proving to be a really good show, especially in terms of diversity. I might do a post about it.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring CIRCUS!
– I reviewed Bleeding Heart by Melissa Graves, an adorable, M-M vampire romance.
– I talked about whether or not I think it’s appropriate for 15-year-olds to read 50 Shades of Grey and asked for your opinion.
– I reviewed The Other Side of Gravity by Shelly Crane, a fluffy sci-fi romance that just didn’t work for me.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)