Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.
Just two weeks after the vacation, and I feel like it was ages ago. How does that even happen? But, despite being more tired and busy with work, I got some really interesting ARCs this week, and I’ve also finished a really good book. More on that later! Unfortunately, I have noticed a lot less traffic, messages and comments on the blog and social media. Is everyone on vacation?? I hope they are!
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week I posted a discussion about the ways we have book related insomnia! I think it’s very relevant to many of us. I know I keep having this problem every night! And I’ve also posted a review for the much-anticipated They Both Die At The End, which I liked a little less than most people I know. Click here to check them out:
~ Coming Up Next Week~
Next week I’ll be posting three times, and I’ll be introducing something exciting! It’s going to be a new meme with a link-up, so you can all join and hopefully be motivated (here’s to hoping the link-up with work! My first time trying it.) It’s a monthly meme that will be geared towards tracking your success rates with ARCs and seeing how you’re managing. So link up please, I’d love to see all of your updates!
Aside from State of the ARC #1, I will be posting a review of The Tiny Thousand Miracles of Living Twice and The Growing Season – both great 4 star reads that I loved and truly do recommend.
~ General Rambling ~
Let me share my joy with you this week! I have been waiting for my first ever print ARC and my Brooding YA Hero street team swag for over two months now, I think! And I’ve finally putting all those mailing mishaps behind me, as both have arrived on the same week! And here they are:
~ One Recommendation ~
I should be reviewing this book soon with the help of a my reading buddy Paul @ Struggling Writer, but it was such a great read that I wanted to bring your attention to it before I even review it. This is a truly smart, witty, action-filled and yet poignant sci-fi novel and I think you should definitely give it a go! I stayed up at least two nights, if not three, to finish it, because I just couldn’t put it down. I had no expectations for it, I got got it on NetGalley through one of my browsing sprees, but it turned out to be so good! So keep your eyes peeled for the review in the upcoming weeks.
~ Little Book Haul ~
I got some really good ones this week! The Enchanted is about a mentally ill prisoner who sees a fantasy world where there is not one. The Redemption of Marvin Fuster is an indie-published title that has been offered for me for review, which I’m also pretty excited about. But the most exciting one this week has to be Heart Berries – it’s a memoir of a woman growing up in a native American reservation, with all of the problems and real life of it, #ownvoices too! I’m super excited. And Sip I got at the last minute, it’s being published next week I think (or might already be published), so I wasn’t expecting to get it, but here it is! It’s got a pretty crazy premise – about people starting to drink their shadows, becoming addicted and basically bringing the end of the world. So far it’s okay (yes, I’m already reading it), with only some of the typical YA qualms. And Cirsova #5 is my long anticipated print review copy of a scifi and fantasy magazine which we might be reviewing together with my boyfriend, as he seemed interested in it too. Excited to start reading all of these soon!
~ In The Bookish Community ~
So if you still haven’t heard about last week’s NYT bestseller’s list scandal, I suggest you get acquainted with it! It’s really mind-bending to think of the lengths people will go to game the system and then complain that nobody loves their books…
On a more positive note, I’m also sharing the 2017 Dragon Awards Ballot list that H.P. has kindly shared with us – there you’ll find the sci-fi you need to put on your reading list this year
So! Anything new with you this week? Did you read anything good?