I forgot to tell you all last week that the guys across the hall did in fact put out a 4th of July door mat as decoration for the holiday :-P
Anyway… I haven’t done much the past week other than stress out over moving-related stuff.
But oh, hey, I realized yesterday that today (July 9th) is my two year blogging anniversary, so yay! I think I may have mentioned at my one year anniversary that I have this tendency to lose interest in most things quickly, but book blogging is one of the few hobbies that have stuck. I’m really glad I found it :-) I do have a post written up about my past blogging misadventures, so maybe this week would be the perfect time to post that…
So… I guess Amazon is never fixing the whole filter/sort issue? I feel like I’ve missed out on so many sales for books I want, and I’m still aggravated that I can’t see my whole list. But last time I contacted them, they said it was part of a site update or something, so I can’t imagine contacting them again would do much.
In other news, A few days ago I posted a discussion about the rating crisis I’ve been having. Instead making a whole ‘nother post about it, I figured I’d include a little update here. I created a rating system as best as I could (I’ve never had one because I kind of combine my personal feelings and how well the book was written to form my ratings) and went through all the books I’ve reviewed/plan to review. I found that roughly 30 had a rating I would change. Most of them were 4 stars that should probably be 3.5 stars, which I still round up to 4 on Goodreads and Amazon. But now the question, should I actually go in and change these ratings? Is that an acceptable thing to do?
Books I Received for Review:
Both were from NetGalley, and Graveyard Shift is the one I thought had been forgotten, so yay!
Books I Finished:
Whispers was interesting and thought-provoking but not quite for me. The Vampires’ Birthright was one I hadn’t planned to read, but I did for some reason. It was ok, but the MC was unlikeable. Vanity in Dust was filled with treachery and conniving characters and was an interesting, unique fantasy book.
Song of the Week:
Nothing this week.
Laugh of the Week:
What does it say about me that this pin was “picked for me” by the Pinterest algorithm? And also that it’s right and I do in fact want this shirt now? Lol.
(Ok I tried to embed it, but the stupid thing wouldn’t embed. You’ll have to click here if you want to see it -_-)
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Deadgirl: Goneward by B.C. Johnson, a dark, thought-provoking, unique YA paranormal.
– I vented about my rating crisis and wondered where all the good books have gone.
– I reviewed The Land of Night by Kirby Crow, a M/M high fantasy with likeable characters.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)