This week has been both crappy and fairly productive. I’m switching migraine medications and weaning off the previous one is causing horrible insomnia. I haven’t slept for more than a couple hours in a row in about a week D: This does mean I got a lot of books finished, but my body has now decided that not sleeping is a problem. The cold I’ve been fighting for the past two weeks is freaking kicking my butt. I just really want October to be over now, please? But on less ranty notes, books!
Since I finished my previous audiobook Reboot, I started up Seraphina this week! This one has been sitting on my shelf since last year when Angelya gave it to be for Christmas and I felt so bad that I hadn’t gotten to it yet. It’s dragons! That should have been insta-read D: To remedy this and keep my hardcover in perfect condition, I got it on Audible and have been listening to it. I actually started listening to it for a bit last year, but then Days of Blood and Starlight came out so I had to switch to listening to that. So I’m repeating a bit, but it’s nice to get back into the world. I hadn’t liked the narration previously, but it’s grown on me :D.
I also am reading Iron Traitor as fast as I can so that I can review it this week! It’s only okay so far, but I’m hopeful ;-). Does anyone else feel like Ethan can be really freaking sexist sometimes? He’s all obsessed with protecting the girls even though they both want to make their own decisions…. *sigh*
And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:
We discussed our Top Ten Favorite character names for this week’s TTT.
I’m giving away a SIGNED copy of Allegiant!
I asked NetGalley’s Tarah some questions about the feedback to approval ratio and got lots of great information!
The Lost Prince got 3 stars: original creatures but only okay dialogue.
I got a couple of signed Allegiant copies and some library books for Spoils and Tribute.
Reports from Other Lairs
Here are some awesome reviews and discussions you should check out :D
Ashley explains how to use CommentLuv to improve SEO, you should definitely check to make sure your CommentLuv is set up best for this! I didn’t realize that mine wasn’t until reading this post.
Natalie discusses the rather disingenuous comments that some people have left on her blog.
Mulluane has compiled a list of sci-fi, fantasy and horror book blogs. She’s still looking for more blogs to add so check it out and message her to add yours :D.
Christina discussed updating her old reviews and feeling the pain of remembering your newbie blogging posts, I am so there with her, please don’t look at my first reviews ever!
Parajunkee brings us another delightfully snarky discussion, this time about people’s excuses for not reading!
The gals at Great Imaginations are hosting a trick-or-treat event :D
Kelly speculates about how carefully she words blog posts, avoiding even light cuss words. I feel the exact way, though I’m conflicted on how much it matters. Are you offended by reading damn in a blog post?
Fantasy Faction posted ten fantasy cliches that need to be done. I could not agree more!
Simon & Schuster announced they are going to be making a sci-fi and fantasy imprint! I’m so excited!! Can I please just have all these books asap?
Rinn analyzed the different subgenres of fantasy and I love some of the terms she used!
Asti shared her A-Z list of discussion post ideas and wow, don’t mind me while I got write a million discussion posts!
Christina explained why she loves The Queen’s Thief series. I have had The Thief recommended to me multiple times now and really must read this series after hearing even more about it!
The Medair Duology from Bibliophilic Monologues – pretty pictures :D
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