I’m not sure what I did in July. Not much, to be honest.
I bought a few games in the Steam sale that I thought might be accessible with some sort of TTS only to find most of them weren’t, so I returned one. Kept one because it was 50% off and a game I’d wanted for a long time. One was partially accessible and only a couple dollars, so I kept it too. And the last was also only a few dollars and actually is supposed to be accessible.
Here’s an updated version of my cowfish merman. I gave the coral reef a bit more depth.
I’ve been watching the Olympics gymnastics, but I don’t know, I’m just not as into it this time. I don’t know if it’s me, the competitions, or just the whole vibe of the world.
I’ve also been listening to “Lemons” by Brye, featuring Cavetown on repeat. I think I first heard the original thanks to Karen @ For What It’s Worth, and recently I found this version that has both singers that sounds especially great!
I did a new type of post, “quick reviews,” but I’ve already decided to change it to sharing brief thoughts with links, rather than whole reviews. If I keep doing them at all. I don’t know. I need to figure out a way to post reviews that’s easier. I keep thinking about maybe not making featured images for review, just using the book covers. It’s just that my perfectionist side is constantly at war with my disabled and tired side.
But anyway, I’ve gotten a lot of review posts done lately, so I most go back to posting two a week.
Books I Received for Review:
Forging a Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson from Angry Robot on Edelweiss. It sounds like a fun, action-packed urban fantasy!
The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 1 by Marimo Ragawa, original story by Narise Konohara from Yen Press on Edelweiss. I already read this one, it’s super cute!
Foxgloves are for Deception by Clair Gardenwell from the author. A fantasy romance series that seems to include some disability rep!
Villainous by Lou Wilham from BookSirens. A genderfluid werewolf MC and a trans, POC, deaf banshee LI!
Books I Finished:
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This month was about half books that I didn’t have much feeling about and couldn’t really get into and half great ones! The standouts were The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 1 and The Infinite Noise, but I also really liked The Fascinators and Yesterday is History.
The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid – Some interesting fantasy elements.
Ripples & Waves by L.A. Witt – A fairly light mlm merman romance.
The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions Vol. 1 by Marimo Ragawa (original story by Narise Konohara) – Really liked this one! Super cute and fun. Made me laugh and feel.
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth – YA with lots of fae and queer rep.
The Angriest Angel by Christopher Holt – About aliens, rather than angels, and an MC with ADHD.
Villainous by Lou Wilham – As I mentioned above, some nice LGBT+ and disability rep, plus supernaturals.
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos – This was cute and sweet about teens with magic but also just regular teen struggles.
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen – An absolutely ADORABLE YA romance about an empath that gave me all the squishy feels!
Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson – Another romance about teens with magic/powers, and also cute.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Those Words I Dread by Tess Barnett, a cute series starter about a mlm fae and human couple.
– I quizzed you all on how well you know my reading habits.
– I reviewed Cute Demon Crashers, a cute and sexy game about incubi/succubae.
– I reviewed The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions by Marimo Ragawa & Narise Konohara, a BL manga with both humor and heart.
– I talked about how to make visual novels accessible for blind/visually impaired players and screen readers.
– I reviewed Only the Good Die Young by E.M. Jeanmougin & Jay Wright, a fantastic UF with complex relationships and characters I love.