I didn’t have the best week.
I had more electronics trouble that I’m not even gonna get into because I’m so damn tired of talking about electronics trouble.
Then I spent hours one day waiting for a package to come only to realize something went wrong when I ordered it and it was sent to where I used to live, so I had to drive over there to get it -_-
I also had an awful headache one night, one of those headaches that was so painful it made my whole body feel bad. I hate taking medicine, but it took 4 pills plus massaging my peppermint oil mix on my head to make the stupid thing go away just enough that I could at least sleep.
*Sigh* This is a very complaint-filled intro, but I’m just all sorts of aggravated and stressed about stuff. I promise the rest of the post will be cheerier.
I do have a bit of good bookish news this week. I won a giveaway over at The Nocturnal Fey! A paperback copy of No One Dies in the Garden of Syn by Michael Seidelman. I actually read an eARC of this book, which kind of makes me feel guilty that I won since I possibly took the chance away from someone else to read it :-/ Should I feel guilty about that? I’m super excited though because I really liked the book, and it’s a fantasy book that actually has a character with a chronic illness (which you all know I’ve been looking for lately), and the cover is gorgeous, and I can’t really afford physical books at the moment. I’ll be sure to take a photo once it arrives :-) In the meantime, you all should check out the book on GR or check out my review!
As for all the scheduling ahead I’ve been doing, I feel like I’ve been short on inspiration for discussion posts lately :-/ I only have three scheduled, one of which I’m not even sure I want to post. This week’s should be a really interesting one though ;-) I’m doing great on book reviews though considering I have 17 of those ready to go.
I’m also doing great on review copies as I only have 11 plus the one I’m currently reading, although I do have a few I know I’ll be getting soon. But now my problem is that too many of them are M/M, and I’m trying to post only one M/M review a week, and the blog schedule for those is already backed up to October 0.o
Books I Received for Review:
Books I Finished:
Look at me, blowing through five review copies in one week (and writing all five reviews)! I was really happy to finally be able to do a bit of binge-reading though (even though the series isn’t finished yet). The Duncan Andrews Thrillers books lacked the emotional punch I thought they would have, but they were enjoyable for some quick, light reading with likeable characters, snarky humor, and paranormal fun. The Hypnotic City was also enjoyable with a fantastic main character and lots of great messages about sexism, body issues, etc.
Song of the Week:
Sorry, no song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Pieces by T. Aleo, a new adult paranormal romance with a unique premise.
– I discussed whether not a book has to be perfect to get 5 stars.
– I reviewed Crisped + Sere by TJ Klune, the second book in a dark, disturbing, beautiful, AMAZING M/M dystopian series with broken characters and complex relationships.
– I talked about 3 things every character inexplicably knows how to do. (Where are they learning these things???)
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)