I only posted three posts this week and didn’t do a ton of blog hopping because I’ve felt kinda meh and my tennis elbow has gotten bad again. I keep rubbing arnica cream onto it. I have no idea if it’s helping. It’s a lot easier than soaking in epsom salt though. Honestly I think they both do help some, it’s just that I still keep using my arm and making it hurt more.
In other random news, I changed my phone background again! (Yes, that’s exciting for me lol.) For a while, I had this picture of Robot IV from Saga:
Then, for a while I had this picture of Dorian and Noah from The Immortal Coil:
But after reading Saga Vol. 7 the other week, I’ve ended up with this as my latest background:
I told you guys before, this comic is doing weird things to my brain. I shouldn’t be attracted to a character with a TV for a head, but I am. So I’ve embraced it. Clearly.
I played around with some stuff on my blog for a while last Sunday, wanted to change my design a bit (nothing drastic), but after trying a whole bunch of things, all I ended up doing was changing the shade of pink I use for link hovers and changing how the blockquotes look -_- I’m such a risk-taker, guys. I had to mention it though because, if I didn’t, it would drive Lola crazy trying to figure out what was different because she is super observant and always notices when I change even the slightest design thing 😛
I also tried to come up with a header image, but all I came up with was this:
And eh. The colors don’t match the moonlight in the title and I feel like it looks too cutesy for the title too. I suppose it might look better sticking with the black and white, but then I might as well not bother with the stars and moon at all. I’ve considered changing the blog colors, even though red is my favorite, but I can’t find anything that looks good and fits.
Also, just a note so no one gets confused, right now I have one category for “Discussions” and one called “Bookish Musings,” but I’m going to start calling them all “Bookish Musings.” I’m also changing the schedule a bit so that Mondays and Wednesdays will just be non-review posts (i.e. I used to always post discussions on Wed, but now they might be on Mon, or other post types might be on Wed).
Lastly, I started reading webcomics! Well I started one and found numerous others that I want to read. I don’t know how I should count them toward my annual goal though. Like, individual chapters are usually pretty short, but the one I started reading isn’t even complete yet and is only listed on GR in chapters right now. So should I count each chapter as a book, or should I only count the entire webcomic as a book? Should I review each chapter separately? Should I decide based on how it’s sold on Amazon (if it’s sold there at all)? Does any of this even matter? This is such a first world problem, isn’t it?
One other question about comics… what is a good umbrella term to use? Like, do webcomics and manga fall under the umbrella of graphic novels? I feel like a graphic novel is a collection of comic issues or a longer comic, but can it just kind of cover everything?
Books I Received for Review:
A sci-fi book with disability! (There’s actually a guy climbing the cliff with a wheelchair, it’s just hard to see on the small cover.) And the next book in the Creepy Hollow series!
Books I Finished:
Warm Bodies was so creative and even poignant at times, but it was slow and easy to put down, which was why I didn’t get much reading done. Starfighters, honestly, is not a very good story, it’s mostly just about sex and an abusive sociopath. This is my first time reading yaoi. Is that just what it’s all like? But the art is pretty, and I find comics a lot easier to concentrate on and a better distraction than regular novels when I’m not feeling well. Oh, and it’s free since it’s a webcomic.
Song of the Week:
“I Can’t Help Falling in Love (Cover)” by Twenty One Pilots – This is just such a great cover!
In Case You Missed It:
– I explained how to use Gmail filters to keep author newsletters (or any type of email) from cluttering up your inbox.
– I reviewed Nightingale Girl by M. R. Pritchard, a paranormal/urban fantasy with complex, likeable characters and a unique premise.
– I reviewed Fallocaust by Quil Carter, a super dark and disturbing M/M post-apoc.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 🙂