Guess what, everyone…
My blog is a year old!
Yay, happy blogiversary to me :-)
But I’ll talk a bit more about that below. I do have a few real life things to mention.
First of all, I’ve still been drinking kombucha since it’s good for me, even if it’s not giving me the energy boost I originally thought it was, and I have a word of advice: Never—I mean NEVER—try blue-green algae kombucha. Ok, you can try whatever you want, I’m not the boss of you, but I’m warning you right now that it tastes like fish water. And as someone who doesn’t even like the smell of cooked fish, let alone anything to do with raw fish, it’s disgusting.
Second, I finally cut my hair! (Yes, I cut my own hair.) Ok it was only like six inches, which is nothing when your hair is as long as mine, plus some layers, but it’s exciting to me because I really took far too long to get around to doing it. It was looking all sorts of straggly, but it looks and feels much better now.
Third, I found this little guy when I was shopping at Bed, Bath, & Beyond:
He startled me because I swear I was standing there pondering which shower caddy to buy for a good five minutes before I even noticed him. Either he trusted me completely, or he was just going the route of, “If I don’t move, she won’t see me.”
And that’s it for my real life “updates” this week :-P
As I mentioned above, it’s my blogiversary (well, yesterday, but close enough). I might do a post on Friday about some ways I’ve changed as a blogger in the past year, but I haven’t quite decided, and I don’t have anything special planned other than possibly that. To be honest, I didn’t even know what month I had started my blog in until I went to check the first post. I guess I’m not a big anniversary person for anything other than relationships. That being said, only a few things have stayed as a consistent passion or interest in my life, so the fact that I’m still here blogging after a year is a testament to how much I love it :-) (Though I suppose it makes sense since reading and writing are two of the things that have stayed consistent). And don’t worry, I don’t plan on leaving any time soon!
You also may have noticed I’ve done some minor design updates. The comments section is what has changed the most. I also tweaked a few other tiny things, like putting the lines underneath the sidebar titles instead of through them. And I’ll probably continue to do make some small changes, so don’t be alarmed if you visit and things look a little different. I’m trying to figure out a way to incorporate more color, but so far I’m failing at that lol.
Books I Received for Review:
For weeks I have been thinking how badly I wanted to read Crisped + Sere because I’ve been craving something dark, and FINALLY THE ARC BECAME AVAILABLE! Withered + Sere was one of my only 5 star reads this year, and if you read M/M and like dark, I recommend you check it out!
Funny story about the other two though—I saw the second book on Netgalley and was considering contacting the author about a review copy of the first since it seemed like my kind of book, but I don’t know the protocol for that. Is it acceptable to contact authors like that? So anyway, I kind of forgot about it, and then he ended up contacting me, so that was rather perfect!
Books I Finished:
Unfortunately I had issues with The Vampires’ Last Lover, but it wasn’t all bad, so I’m undecided about continuing the series. Crisped + Sere was great though—didn’t quite blow me away the same way the first book did, but I still loved it.
Song of the Week:
“Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots – I saw this on someone else’s blog last Sunday but cannot for the life of me remember whose. But thank you, whoever you were, for pointing this song out because I love it and have been listening to it all week. Update: It was Christy @ Christy’s Love of Books! It’s thanks to her I found this song lol.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers featuring feathers on them.
– I reviewed Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond, a YA magical realism book about a female magician in a circus.
– I discussed how I could never be a protagonist because I’m not observant enough and asked how much description you like in books.
– I reviewed A Cupid’s Wager by Deanna Wadsworth, a M/M erotic novella about a cupid and an Aztec God.
– I reviewed Naughty Cupid by Deanna Wadsworth, basically an extended version of the novella, but with more feels.
– I reviewed The Human Cure by Tracy Auerbach, a vampire romance with a unique twist that surprised me in a great way.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)