I didn’t do anything particularly exciting last week.
I did watch the U.S. Secret Classic (a national gymnastics meet) on the NBC Sports website since I didn’t get to see it on TV, so that made me happy.
I’ve also still been drinking the kombucha I mentioned last week, but it doesn’t seem to be giving me the energy boost I thought it was. I guess it was a fluke :-/
But other than that, it’s been rainy, and life has pretty much just been the usual.
So I’m kind of proud of myself because I’ve been getting braver lately and actually emailing small/indie pubs to ask for review copies of books. I mean, just ecopies, but still. It’s gone well with 2 of the 3 I’ve contact so far (the 3rd I haven’t heard back from). It makes me happy though because these are books that I really wanted and had on my TBR rather than impulse clicks on Netgalley.
In other news, I won the May Discussion Challenge giveaway! It’s been a while since I’ve won anything, so yay :-D I chose Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow. That might seem kind of strange since I don’t actually own a physical copy of Trailer Park Fae yet, but my reasoning is that I want to own the whole series, but I’d rather pick up TPF in person where I can make sure there’s not a single blemish on the cover (I know at least some of you know of my obsession with that cover lol). At least with RM I won’t be completely devastated if there’s a little fold or something.
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:
Apparently I’ve got a new thing for urban fantasy-esque zombie books, as in zombies as thinking, talking MCs/love interests rather than the mindless, post-apoc kind. And isn’t that Naughty Cupid cover so pretty?
Books I Finished:
Supernatural Freak unfortunately didn’t live up to it’s pretty cover as the MC’s voice was too chick lit for my taste. Dark Blood had a few execution flaws but was a good story. My Zombie Boyfriend was exactly the light, fun read I needed for the mood I was in. And The Human Cure was even funnier but also surprising in a good way.
Song of the Week:
“In My Veins” by Andrew Belle – Not new, but such a pretty song, and it’s just what I’ve been listening to lately. And I keep thinking that if I ever do write my book, it’ll be literally perfect for the playlist since there’s a blood transfusion in the story and so the one character will literally be in the veins of the other, and I don’t know, that just kind cracks me up lol.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow, a book about cruel fae with beautiful prose.
– I asked whether or not you like realistic injuries in books.
– I reviewed North to Zombieville by Meg Bawden, a M/M post-apocalyptic book.
– I reviewed Art Ops Vol. 1 by Shaun Simon & Michael Allred, a beautifully illustrated graphic novel about art being alive and an MC with an arm made of graffiti.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)