This is going to be a sad commentary on my dependency on technology, but my internet and cable went down for a few hours the other night, and I had nothing to do because even the book I was reading was borrowed online, and all I could think about was how I couldn’t even post a status update to tell everyone that my internet was down. And then I thought about how I was going to have to start a different book in the meantime but I wouldn’t be able to post that on Goodreads either. Lol.
But that’s also kind of nice to me because I’ve seen a couple people mention how blogging makes reading, a normally solitary activity, into a social one (I’m sorry, I can’t remember who said this!), and now that it’s become social to me and I’ve come to know all of you, I don’t want to go back to it being solitary.
Anyway, I mentioned last week that I was having a problem with a refund, but that’s been sorted out, so yay, I can stop panicking. And I think that’s all my real life news for this week :-)
I have a question for you all, have any of you put your blog into any book blog listings anywhere? Do you think they help at all? It’s so weird for me looking at listings though because there are all these book blogs out that I’ve never seen or heard of in this community, and it seemed like all the ones I clicked on were so lonesome :-/ Like, why haven’t they joined us?
In other news (I use that term very lightly on my blog, don’t I?), I may still have a backlog in my schedule, but I’m super ahead on actually making my review posts! See all those little book covers in my brand new “Upcoming Reviews” sidebar section? Those are all typed and ready :-)
And speaking of sidebar sections, I decided to get rid of the free ebook one since it just took too much effort to update and added “Currently Reading” (inspired by Lola who also just added a similar section) and the “Upcoming Reviews” one I just mentioned. But it was a major pain getting that review one to look how I wanted. I still don’t even know what I did. There’s some weird css in there lol, but I only had two divs to work with in the Goodreads widget, and making images be all the same width and height yet still adjust to the width properly on different sized screens with only two divs is not easy. I could’ve used the same code I use for the rows of books in this post, but then I’d have to update manually whereas with the GR widget it updates whenever I add to the specified shelf. (And I have no clue how to make my own GR widget, so those were my only options.) Nobody probably cared about any of that. Just tell me it’s pretty and you’ll be forgiven for not caring ;-)
Lastly, I’m still looking for sci-fi and fantasy books about characters with disabilities, chronic illness, etc. But a real disability/illness, not something that turns out to be a paranormal thing. I know many of you gave me fantastic recommendations already, but I’m posting my request again for anyone who didn’t see it.
Books I Received for Review:
Is that cover for The Fray Theory: Resonance not gorgeous?!?!
Books I Finished:
Whereafter was a third-in-series, and i liked it even better than the first two. Roadside Magic was also good. The Deep Beneath was kind of so-so for me. It was a good story, but there were a bunch of smaller things that bothered me, and one or two I can let slide, but eventually they build up too much.
Song of the Week:
Didn’t have a chance to find a song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers with only the backs of people on them.
– I reviewed Braineater Jones by Stephen Koneniewski, a fun, funny, twisted read about a zombie detective in the 1930s.
– I discussed why I think it’d be good for books to include other types of feelings instead of always earth-shattering love.
– I reviewed Triad Blood by ‘Nathan Burgoine, a fun m/m/m book about a vampire, an incubus, and a wizard.
– I reviewed Three by ‘Nathan Burgoine, an erotic short story prequel to Triad Blood.
– I reviewed Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond, a wonderfully circus-filled book about circus, love, and magic. And circus. Did I mention circus?
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)