I didn’t do a Weekly Update last week, so I’m doubling up on this one so that none of the books I received or reviewed would get neglected.
Unfortunately, *sigh* I’ve not had a great week. I feel like my body is falling apart. As if I didn’t have enough health problems already, I think I may have nerve damage or something because the shin/ankle area in one leg has been numb-ish all week. I have no idea what caused it or exactly when it happened since I didn’t even notice until I touched my leg and felt this weird sensation. It doesn’t affect my ability to walk or move my foot, and I don’t notice it unless I’m touching it. Have any of you ever had anything similar happen? I’m waiting a little longer to see if it changes before deciding what to do about a doctor since I don’t have the energy to waste if they’re just going to tell me there’s nothing to do for it.
I also had apartment issues. Well, the apartment below me had issues which also affected me. Something about flooding. I don’t even really know. But of course it happened in the middle of the night, and then the AC made a weird noise for a while (my AC is connected to theirs in some way that I don’t understand), and then the water got turned off for hours. I couldn’t even wash my hands to take out a contact that was hurting me -_- And I’m jumpy and live alone, so having someone knock on my door at 3:30 am was the very opposite of relaxing when I was trying to relax. I was supposed to move out of this place in April, but it just keeps getting pushed back (not my decision). All the issues here are starting to make that other place not seem so bad after all.
Lots of negativity, I know. But is it too much to ask to ever be able to just relax for a day? :-/
Remember I told you all I was having problems with my Amazon lists not letting me filter and sort with all the options? Well I contacted Amazon, and it’s all fixed now on my computer. Mobile and tablet sites still aren’t working right, but whatever, good enough.
Also, you may have noticed I’ve changed my headers within posts. Not 100% decided if I’ll stick with this, but so far I think it does make them easier to see the different sections in posts. And I’m trying a new thing in my book reviews—underlining (or maybe bolding) the most important bits. That way, anyone who wants to skim can just read those sentences.
Last but not least, I added like 20+ books to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disability Masterlist over the past two weeks, so check ’em out and see if any of them look interesting!
Books I Received for Review:
I got Triad Soul from NetGalley, and I’m excited for it because it’s the second in a series I’m liking. Plus I really am slacking on vampire books this year, and it has a vampire :-D
I got Toric’s Dagger and the Life of Death Books from the authors and Alonso Munich from NetGalley.
Books I Finished:
I reread the second Real Vampires book and then read the final one, and this is the second time this series has managed to cut through a reading slump or actually got me to concentrate on a book during a time when I was struggling with that! It’s funny that I posted about series book covers last week though since the cover for Book 3 finally came out, and, as you can see, it’s… yikes. Doesn’t match the book or previous covers at all. And I have no clue why there’s a film strip on it? Please don’t let it scare you off from checking out my review! Shadow Fray wasn’t perfect but was still enjoyable with a gritty dystopian world.
Lux and Lies pushed my suspension of disbelief some, but other than that it was pretty good and had some realistically complex characters. Meat was… not bad, but I didn’t love it. I’m not a werewolf person though, and I was disappointed it had different MCs than Book 1. I’ll explain more in the review.
Song of the Week:
“Middle Fingers” by MISSIO – I keep hearing this on the radio. I like it.
Laugh of the Week:
I thought it was a giant cat lol. Let me know in the comments which thing you thought it was.
In Case You Missed It:
– I did the Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag, and my team is gonna kick some serious zombie ass, guys.
– I posted mini reviews for three science fiction books: The Human Wilderness, Scardust, and Foamers.
– I talked about how I use Goodreads and gave a few tips.
– I reviewed Real Vampires Do It in the Dark by Amy Fecteau, a funny M/M vampire urban fantasy with lovable characters.
– I shared tips for writing book reviews when you don’t have much to say.
– I reviewed Sugar Scars by Travis Norwood, a post-apoc book that had great disability rep but was problematic in other ways.
– I discussed consistency in series book covers.
– I reviewed Surrender the Dark by Tibby Armstrong, a M/M vampire romance with a blind MC.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)