So did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? And did anyone go out on Black Friday? I take that back, if you did you probably won’t be able to answer my question since you’ve probably been trampled and lost some fingers and therefore cannot type (unless you use your nose or elbow, but that’s harder than it sounds).
I’ve actually still not been feeling well. I’m just so overexhausted and run down. And it’s tough because I know how important it is to not push myself too much and to get some rest, but I have too much that I need to do and taking that time just isn’t an option :-/ At least they weren’t quite as noisy outside this week. Well, one worker decided to sing—not just hum or something but full-out sing while he was near my window. At least that’s not as bad as spraying and pounding though. I gotta take my victories where I can.
I’ve still got a giveaway going on! Be sure to check that out and enter if you like urban fantasy and/or awesome friendships in books 🙂
I also changed my homepage/archives! I like it more than I thought I would. It’s easier to see the posts now, less scrolling involved. And of course it’s a bit less work for me since I don’t have to upload two images for each post (one with text, one without). Go check it out if you get a chance and let me know what you think. I also did away with some of the book tags, but that’s not as noticeable.
Since I don’t know when Cover Characteristics will officially be back, I wanted to let anyone who’s interested know that I’ll be posting cover featuring snow on 12/5, snow globes on 12/12, and my favorites covers from books I read this year on 12/19. If anyone wants to join in on those topics, go ahead and come visit so that I can check out yours too!
Books I Received for Review:
Whispers of Old Winds I had requested a bit ago and just got (I think it’s Christmassy), but Raven was a surprise lol. I told you all I got invited to a review team so I submitted my form and then this week Raven just showed up in my email, so hurray for surprise books! Rogue Magic just sounds good. I also got King’s Lament by Lilia Blanc, but it has no cover yet.
Books I Finished:
Last Sunday I finished Book 2 in the Immortal Coil series, and then I let myself binge-read straight through Book 3 and 4. It felt good. I miss binge-reading. Of course now I’m bummed that I gotta wait who knows how long for the next book… But seriously one of these was 500 pages and the other 700+, so I think I did a good amount of reading! And the books have rocketed up to being one of my favorite series! One character in particular has totally stolen my heart.
Song of the Week:
“White Winter Hymnal” by Pentatonix (Fleet Foxes Cover) – It’s time for Christmas music, guys! I think I shared this one last year, but I seriously love it. And Pentatonix have become my favorite Christmas album artists.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared an appreciation post for indie and self published authors and talked about why they’re amazing!
– I reviewed Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey, a gritty YA dystopian with a super interesting love interest.
– I reviewed Labyrinth by Alex Beecroft, a short but sweet LGBT about a genderfluid MC in ancient Greece.
– I reviewed Darkchylde by R. Queen, a unique and somewhat dark YA urban fantasy.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 🙂