Well, this hasn’t quite been my best week. I got rid of headache problems I had a year or two ago and have since only taken Tylenol a handful of times, but this week I had to take it twice :-/ One of the times was because I tried a different air filter for my AC, and that turned out to be a huge mistake. I have screwy sinuses, and it dried out the air too much or something, and my whole face and head and eyes and teeth and everything ended up in so much pain that I didn’t get anything done that day and couldn’t even sleep that night. Needless to say, I’m staying away from that kind of filter from now on. The other headache, I don’t even know what it was from. Maybe just exhaustion since I’ve been extra tired lately.
So anyway, it’s been a slow week for me with blogging and generally everything.
Oh! But I do have a funny picture of a cat I meant to show you all a couple weeks ago:
Ok, now, I’ve never had any cats myself, but I have never seen a cat just sprawl out on his back like that. Though I did feel bad because it does get really hot outside, which is, I imagine, why he was lying like that. And that is about it for my real life news today.
I have a question. I don’t know if anyone reading this will know the answer, but authors or anyone who works with authors might. Ok, let’s say a book goes on a blog tour. The blog tour has graphics, banners, etc., but where does the person making those graphics get the fonts and images? From the authors? Because it’s not like those things are just free for the taking on the internet (not most of the time, anyway), so it always makes me wonder.
Another question, does anyone else find that their 3 star-ish reviews often end up being the longest? Actually, I think my reviews are just becoming longer in general, which I don’t consider a good thing since they weren’t exactly short to begin with. It’s like, I used to be content pointing out the main things, now I feel like I have to point out every single detail that I liked and disliked or I’m somehow being dishonest or not being helpful or… I don’t know. Which is ridiculous, of course, but I can’t seem to stop myself.
Books I Received for Review:
I finally got a request from an author for a book that I had already wanted! And all because of the crazy hair post that I posted on a whim lol. Also, I love those first two covers <3
Books I Finished:
I have 17 unread review copies, so what did I decide to read this week? The Gardella Vampire Hunters books (which were not review copies, in case you didn’t figure that part out) -_- That’s mood reading for ya. But they were great! And I am SO excited already for the spin-off series because it’s set in the Prohibition Era! I had not known that, but, as some of you may already know, that’s pretty much my favorite time in history as a setting! Anyway, I did read one review copy at least. The Paranaturalist seems like a book I should’ve loved, but it just didn’t click with me for some strange reason, so it was just kind of decent for me.
Song of the Week:
I didn’t get the chance to find a song this week.
In Case You Missed It:
– I shared book covers with long, beautiful hair on them.
– I reviewed Thereafter by Terri Bruce, a book with a really unique take on the afterlife and lots of character growth.
– I discussed feminism and double standards in books and whether the term “strong female character” is doing more harm than good.
– I reviewed My Zombie Boyfriend by T. Strange, a light, funny M/M paranormal romance.
– I reviewed The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason, another juicy, tension-filled, gripping book in the Gardella series.
The Sunday Post Link-Up:
Once again, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 🙂