MY LAPTOP IS STILL BROKEN. I just… *sigh* How hard is it, really, to CHECK that the computer is working before sending it back? I mean, the second I took it out of the box, it was already turning itself on and off like it’s been doing since the first time I sent it in. Literally, before I even had the chance to hit the power button myself, which means it had to have been doing that since they had it at the repair place. So once again the laptop is being sent back in. Although at this point I have no faith in their abilities to repair a computer.
Anyway, sorry, guys, ranting about my broken computer is all the real-life news I got today.
I had a wonderful bookish week in terms of ARCs and whatnot. Well, I didn’t go to BEA, so probably not as wonderful a week as some, but still :-P I also got myself a sparkly new paperback from Amazon.
This week I’ll be posting some of my own writing (I did post this story last year, but I’m pretty sure only like one person read it—you’re the best, Greg!), but it’s 2500 words, and I can’t figure out if I should split it in half or in three parts. 1250 words seems like a lot when I know people are busy, but 700-800 doesn’t seem very satisfying. Suggestions?
Lastly, I’m looking for books about characters with disabilities, chronic illness, etc. Especially sci-fi and fantasy. But something real, not something that turns out to be a paranormal thing. If you know of any or come across any, leave a comment, send a message on GR, DM me on Twitter, doesn’t matter how you do it, just let me know! Even if you hated the book. Even if you haven’t read it and aren’t sure if has a real disability or chronic illness. Let me know anyway, and I’ll look into it :-)
Books I Received for Review:
Apparently I’m gonna be gettin’ my sci-fi on soon, since three of these are dystopian/post-apoc. And I’ll have to brush up on my mythology. (Yay mythology retellings!) I’m really looking forward to Tainted Heart though because I really enjoyed the first book and have been waiting months to get this one!
Books I Finished:
It was the week of the zombie for me! (Yes, two books qualifies considering how few zombie books I’ve read in my lifetime.) North to Zombieville was good, even though I didn’t quite connect to the characters. And Braineater Jones was such a fantastic, unique take on zombies—I still can’t get over the zombie brothel. Art Ops was also great. MacDeath, unfortunately, was a disappointment. The blurb mentions circus, but there was zero circus-ness, and the cozy mystery genre is not for me. Magic Bitter was also somewhat of a disappointment.
Song of the Week:
Didn’t have a chance to find a song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers, a YA contemporary about abuse with a deaf protagonist.
– I discussed double standards in gender and how sexually promiscuous characters are treated.
– I reviewed Wish for Me (The Djinn Order) by A. Star, a light paranormal romance about djinn.
– I reviewed The Haunted Pub by Melanie Tushmore, a great M-M romance with a not-so-friendly, havoc-wreaking ghost.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)