I really didn’t have a very exciting week. That’s not a bad thing, it just doesn’t give me a whole lot to talk about.
My laptop came back, but it was still acting weird when I first turned it on, so I need to kind of test it out a bit more to see if it’s actually working :-/
Some better news is that I’ve finally started catching up on the few shows I watch that I had fallen behind on (i.e. Awkward and Faking It). Unfortunately it seems like the entire plot of Faking it has just become someone walking over at the wrong moment and/or seeing something out of context and then jumping to conclusions. Rinse and repeat. (Also, is it weird that I don’t like to read about high school students but I watch shows about them?)
Other than that, there have been some thunderstorms, but that’s really about it.
And last but not least, happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there :-)
My star ratings are working on Google!!! I went through all the work of adding the Schema markup to the theme coding myself months ago because I’m a masochist like that, but the stars were never there when I checked before. But look at that little beauty now!
In other news, this will be my first week of posting three book reviews. I’m going to try and make it an every other week thing and, on the weeks in between, post other stuff on Fridays. Not sure yet what that other stuff will be, but I guess we will all find out soon lol. I’m actually thinking of sharing some of my writing and maybe starting to do author interviews (but I’m scared of both)!
Also, I have become shit at reading blurbs. That’s not really much of an update, I’m aware, but this keeps happening. I read blurbs. I really do. But apparently I twist them around in my head, or I forget like half of them even though I think I still remember, and then I read the book expecting one thing and being surprised by what I actually get. So then I’ll be all, I didn’t know this book was about abuse, or, awesome, I didn’t think there was romance in this book, or some other thing. But then I’ll go back and look at the blurb, and there it is. Right there. Lol.
Books I Received for Review:
My brain after requesting The Human Cure:
Me: What did I say about requesting standalones, Kristen???
Also Me: But, but… vampires?
Me: *stares judgily*
Also Me: And the reviews say it’s funny with really vampire-y vampires!
Me: *sighs* *gives up*
Books I Finished:
It’s funny how I haven’t managed to read any books about gargoyles or trolls or the less-common-but-still-not-too-rare creatures, yet I’ve somehow read two books about kelpies this year. However, the humor in Kelpie Dreams wasn’t for me. But Withered + Sere—WOW! Just wow. It won’t be for everyone, but it really impressed me. That’s already eight 4.5 star books this year, and that’s a lot for me! The Haunted Pub was also really good, though the ending left something to be desired.
(Also I think it’s cool that I read one book set in the US, one set in the UK, one set in Canada, and I’m currently reading one set in Australia.)
Song of the Week:
“Youth” by Troye Sivan – My latest song obsession. I just love it. I think that’s partly due to the video though because of how well it captures the whole “youth” thing.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring Ferris wheels.
– I reviewed Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson, a unique YA urban fantasy.
– I talked about why I think it’s a beautiful thing that we all have different taste in books.
– I reviewed A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly, an incredible mashup of magic, gangsters, and the Prohibition Era, and I made a quiz to help you figure out who you would be in a Magic Prohibition Era!
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)