Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another Weekend Wrap-Up! Let’s get started!
What I Read
I got a few more books under my belt this week, and ready for some upcoming reviews in June. I have to say, I’m proud of myself for keeping on track.
War Kids by H.J. Lawson was a bit of a disappointment. Both this book and the second series was sent to me by the author as part of a special readers program I’d signed up for, but after reading 13% into the book I realized there was no way in hell I was going to finish it. I originally thought this and the other books in the series were novellas—and I was wrong. The book turned out to be over 300 pages along, and I couldn’t stand it. I ended up DNFing it and unsubscribing from the reader program. There was just no way I was going to go on to read the second and third book in the series—especially not with a 1-2 week deadline. Nope, nope, nope.
Rebel Belle & Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins were spur of the moment additions to my TBR this week after picking up a recommendation from a few BookTube readers on Monday. The books sounded so interesting that I immediately picked up some copies and decided to give them a try—and boy am I glad! Rebel Belle was a fantastically hilarious read. Miss Mayhem was good, but not-as-good as the first book in the series, but I’m still glad I picked it up. You can look forward to some reviews for both of these books in the near future:
May 27 – War Kids
June 1 – Rebel Belle
June 10 – Miss Mayhem
What Was Posted
- Monday – Review: Bride By Mistake
- Wednesday – Review: Forget Me Not
- Friday – Free Fiction Friday #47
What I Did
This week was a slow one. I made cupcakes (Devilsfood + Cream Cheese Frosting.. YUM!)…. and that’s about it—other than reading. Okay, that’s not entirely true; I did discover BookLikes and sign up there as Author Unpublished (cause who doesn’t need more spots to advertise their blog?). I’m slowly working on getting my entire backlog of reviews scheduled and posted there—but it’s a bit of an exercise in patience because the site doesn’t work with my Windows Live Writer (which I use to publish here on WordPress). It’s all got to be done by hand, and requires quite a bit more work.
On a positive note, I’m over my tonsillitis (FINALLY) So I’m feeling much better, and spending less time napping. LOL
I honestly don’t have a lot of plans schedule for next week. I’ll probably read, a lot… maybe get back to working on Khet for awhile, or revamping my novel ideas list (yes, I keep a list of novel ideas). I spent a good part of my morning today adding in ideas I’d jotted down on several sticky notes that had been floating around my desk the last week or two (it was getting ridiculous). My idea/plot list is up to about 70 now, but not all of them are completely plotted, so that’s something that needs to be hashed out at some point, and why not do it on a week I don’t have anything else scheduled? Otherwise… eh. We’ll see what life throws my way come Monday.