Alright, last week I mentioned cinnamon brooms because, drumroll please…
I gots myself a cinnamon broom and I’m all excited about it! I also promised you a story though, so here it is. Cinnamon is probably my favorite scent. I just LOVE it. (I also like to eat it, but that’s not the point right now.) So for years growing up I begged my mother every holiday season to buy a cinnamon broom, but she never would because she said the smell was too strong. Last year was the first season I spent in my own apartment though, which meant I finally FINALLY got to have a cinnamon broom! And you know what the first thing my mother said was when she walked into my apartment one day after I had bought it? “Wow, it smells really good in here! What’s that smell?”
But anyway, I am going to enjoy my cinnamon brooms while they last!
Is anyone else who uses WP having an issue with searching in the image files? Like, when I want to add an image to a post and I bring up the media thing, if I try to search for the image, it tells me there’s nothing. So then I have to scroll until I find it -_- Is it just me having bad luck with technology again??
And oh! Ok. I stopped reading a book at 10% this week, but is that DNFing? See, to me it just feels like I sampled the book and decided not to read it. I read the preview for books in Amazon all the time, I’ve always read at least the first few pages in books before deciding if I wanted them or not. And I guess 10% is more than a few pages, but I just feel like that’s not enough to actually count as a DNF… But I did promise I would tell you all if I ever DNFed and I don’t want to break my promise if that counts. Although I’m already plagued with indecision and wondering if maybe it would improve, so I might eventually give it another chance.
Also, apparently last Sunday I did not know how to do math. I had 23 posts ready, not 28. But today I actually do have 28 since I finished up some half-done posts and added a few new ones. Except seriously some of these aren’t going to be posted until like April lol because I’m trying to spread things out.
Books I Received for Review:
Gah, I am SO HAPPY with my book haul again! I am so grateful to these authors for sending me their books (this week and every week), and I am so very excited for these. The Immortal Coil because it’s been on my TBR forever (I’m trying really hard not to get my expectations so high that I end up ruining it lol). And the Scarlet and the White Wolf series because if the first few pages are anything to go by, it’s going to make the newfound high fantasy lover in me very happy, and I’m already swooning over the characters just from the cover art <3
And I realized that I have been slacking on reading vampire books this year (last year I read 40-something, but so far this year I’ve only read 26, and 5 of those were re-reads), so I am attempting to remedy that which is why one of these is about vampires as well as one ARC that I should be getting next week. Plus I just read two vampires books last week :-) October is going to be like Vampire Fest on my blog. I should’ve just made it a thing.
Also, you all don’t even want to know how many books are going to be in my end of the year Best of 2016 cover post. It’s getting ridiculous, but LOOK AT THOSE GORGEOUS COVERS.
Books I Finished:
The Beast Without had potential but didn’t quite reach it for me. The problems seemed like the type of things that could get better though, so I gave the series another chance, and lo and behold, The Orchard of Flesh was actually better! So it turns out I made the right decision. I have conflicting feelings about Shadow Fall, but the good outweighed the bad.
Song of the Week:
“Don’t Stay Here” by Frames – I don’t normally listen to instrumental, but this came up on YouTube, and it caught my attention because it’s actually really pretty.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed The Ghost Chronicles by Marlo Berliner, a YA paranormal about a boy getting accustomed to life as a ghost.
– I discussed school required reading books and asked which were your favorites and least favorites.
– I reviewed A Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy by Blaine D. Arden, a M/M/M elf trilogy with incredible world-building and intriguing mysteries.
– I reviewed Unleashed by Chani Lynn Feener, the second in a series about a girl who went to the Underworld and made a deal with Hades to get her dead boyfriend back.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer :-)