I know February isn’t quite over, but I didn’t feel like trying to figure out another post for today, so we’re doing this one early.
And since the world is not doing great right now, and I’m not doing great right now, and a lot of people aren’t doing great right now, I’ve decided to focus this post on good, not-serious things.
I’m all caught up on Miraculous Ladybug! I really didn’t expect to get so into the show. I recommend it, and I’m around if anyone wants to chat about it!
I always enjoy Drawfee videos, but I actually had to pause the video below to get myself under control because I was laughing so hard I was crying and my stomach hurt. Their 30 second drawing challenges are always hilarious, but making it into a group photo brought it to another level.
I also finally tried The Sims Medieval, and it’s so fun! I had no idea what to expect, and I’m enjoying it immensely.
In my Sims Medieval town, the king gets drunk before 9am, the doctor is up half the night with insomnia, the knight is preoccupied with getting laid, & the bard has a gambling problem, but despite their flaws & struggles, they're running things well. It's kind of inspiring.
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) February 24, 2022
The Sims Medieval is so fun! Look at how much personality this game has! pic.twitter.com/kOQLd4PPzN
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) February 23, 2022
So… I think I got the dark mode working? It should now use a cookie to save your preference, until you close the browser, then the cookie is deleted and it resets back to light mode. If it’s not working for you, it could be you need to clear cache, especially if you use Chrome. Hopefully this will help anyone whose eyes need the break! (The button is at the top, either corner or center depending on screen size.)
Books I Received for Review:
A Taste of Iron and Gold by Alexandra Rowland, from NetGalley.
Books I Finished:
If you’re considering buying one of the books below from Amazon, I’d really appreciate if you’d use my affiliate link!
So many gorgeous covers! We’re barely two months into the year, and already I’ve got enough books for a 2022 top ten books covers post. A lot of books this month that weren’t bad or were even enjoyable, but they just didn’t leave a big impression on me. Only one that I really disliked though, and even that was just not to my taste. So if any of these interest you, I say give ’em a try!
The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka – I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to request this book after some of the reviews I read, but I’m glad I trusted my desire to try it anyway because I liked it!
The Kindred by Alechia Dow – Nothing particularly wrong with this one, but I just wasn’t super into it. A nice friends-to-lovers kinda romance though, and some great diversity/inclusivity.
Three Left Turns to Nowhere by Jeffrey Ricker, J. Marshall Freeman, & ‘Nathan Burgoine – This was a sweet, calm, low-key anthology with three novellas about queer teens living their lives and finding some unexpectedly good things in a magical small town.
From the Shadows – I gotta be honest, this villain anthology was not for me. It took me months to get through. I ended up DNFing a bunch of the stories. I was bored and found most of the villains to be just cold and cruel and lacking in emotion and not interesting to me. I also found it hard to get into the epic fantasy world-building with whole religions and magic systems and societies within the span of a short story.
Reverie by Ryan La Sala – I saw the new gorgeous new cover for this one (for the paperback, I think) and suddenly I couldn’t resist trying it (though I opted for the audiobook from Hoopla). Didn’t leave a big impression on me, but it was enjoyable.
Turkish Delight by Tess Barnett – A light, low stress m/m vampire romance.
Octopi My Heart by Amanda Meuwissen – A short story about a human and an octopus merman selkie.
The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig – A good story, but I think I’m too old for it because I just couldn’t quite get past 70-something and some-hundreds-something vampires romancing a 16-year-old.
The Boy with a Bird in His Chest by Emme Lund – A somewhat bittersweet but hopeful queer coming of age story. I had some issues but enjoyed it.
Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman – A quiet story about a trans vampire archivist whose life starts suddenly changing. I don’t know that I got everything from it that the author intended, but I had more likes than dislikes.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Three Left Turns to Nowhere, a sweet anthology about queer teens in a magical town.
– I shared adorable quotes from adorable book couples for Valentine’s Day.
– I reviewed A Gentleman & A Walrus by Emmaline Strange, a super cute grumpy/sunshine m/m romance with a walrus shifter.
– I reviewed Catch & Release by Isabel Murray, a funny and sort of unique m/m romance with a merman.
– I shared some more tweets about my Sims 3 shenanigans.