This week has been a combination of discovering new fun things on the Internet (Pintrest and BookLikes), and trying to actually get some reading done. I’m not sure why, but I’ve been having such a hard time getting a decent chunk of reading done D: . Doesn’t help that Mr. Boy is watching TV instead of letting me read >.>. I’ve also decided that I’m going to be getting a Kobo Aura for my next e-reader, sometime between now and the winter holidays. If it goes on sale at my favorite local bookstore, I’ll grab one, otherwise I’ll wait for someone else to buy it for me, haha. There are so many times that I would like to have the backlighting, so it’s time to get what I want!
I finished Into the Still Blue this week and was unfortunately rather meh about it. I think that had something to do with my reading slump, since I wanted to be loving it and was disappointed when I didn’t. Oh well, hopefully the final version is a bit more gripping.
I read Bang too, and loved it so much! McMann makes a really great point with Bang’s storyline and I was honestly moved. Many authors are starting to include LGBT characters, but McMann goes far beyond that and I just <3 Bang so much. You gotta read this series!
I’ve started Waterfell since I’m one book away from having a solid 80% feedback ratio on NG ;-). It’s nice that they are showing us that ratio now, since it’s going to help keep me in control when requesting! I’m suddenly much more motivated to get my current requests read, even though their pub dates are far enough off. Anyway, Waterfell is a disappointment so far since I was hoping for a cool mermaid book and instead I’ve gotten a paranormal romance with aliens. WTF?
And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:
The Grim Company by Luke Scull was an entertaining dark fantasy, though a little gross.
I made a decision about Goodreads.
We discussed our Top Ten Favorite Sequels this week!
I’m giving my ARC of Twistrose Key, so if you want a debut MG to read, check it out :D
I started a new feature called What Dragons Know where I tell you what I learned in grad school this week!
Seven Forges from Strange Chemistry was interesting but a bit scattered.
Full Blooded was a disappointment this week, I’m definitely tired of werewolves at this point.
I’m giving away my extra copy of Bang by Lisa McMann, and seriously you must read this book! Should I give away my read one too?
I have a couple of really exciting ARCs in Spoils and Tribute this week, make sure to let me know what you want giveaways for!
Reports from Other Lairs
Here are some awesome reviews and discussions you should check out :D
As part of his release of Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson reveals his third law of magic! “Expand, don’t add”
Sarah discovered some of her reviews were missing from Goodreads this week, she’s giving them the benefit of the doubt, but I’m suspicious.
Christina discusses her frustrations with ARCs, mainly that the why is so often a mystery!
Soap Boxing explained their objections to Goodreads’ antics, i.e. that the deletions seem to be targeting certain reviewers as punishment.
Felicia is hosting a fitness challenge for October and I’m totally joining in! Book Blogger Walkers Unite!
Parajunkee has revisited the pressure of reviewing every day, though I have to admit that I never expected myself or anyone else to review a book a day, that’s insane!
Bitter Kingdom from Belle of the Literati – Oh my Godstone is right! ;-)
Entangled from Cuddlebuggery – Science does not work that way D:
Parallel from Smash Attack Reads – Excellent use of RENT soundtrack!
3:59 from My Friends are Fiction – Didn’t connect with the characters :(
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