Weekend Wrap-Up #9

What I Read


Oh man, I can’t believe I missed two weekend wrap-ups… okay maybe I can. Here’s the thing: I read no books for two weeks, and I didn’t have any updates. There came a point where I was so ahead of schedule with my reading, that I had to stop and just mess around for two weeks. I’m still ahead of my reading by two weeks, even after slacking off. Yah, it was that bad.

The first of the three books I read in the last week or two was The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan. I picked this up in a GoodReads Giveaway, and decided to finally get around to reading it. The book was a Fantasy/Dystopian/Literary work, and it was an interesting book, but very slow paced. I liked it, but I can’t honestly say that I’d ever read it again. The book was a little too literary for my liking, and a little too unclear on the plot.

The second book I picked up was yet another GoodReads Giveaway book, this time a contemporary romance. The Hotter You Burn by Gena Showalter was amazing. It was rather long for it’s genre, but honestly, I’m glad. It was nice to sink into a bit of a longer romance for once, and it was really well written.

The third book I picked up, yet again another GoodReads Giveaway book, was Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson. The book was a New Adult Contemporary Romance… and eh… it was okay. The writing and characters were a bit of a mess, but I didn’t hate it.

(obviously, I was trying to work my way through my Goodreads Giveaway shelf this week.) All of these will have reviews up in the very near future:

  • July 6 – The Gracekeepers
  • July 8 – The Hotter You Burn
  • July 13 – Discovering April

What Was Posted

What I Did

2015-06-24_00001So what did I do this week? Mostly, ran around in ARK: Survival Evolved a lot—and I do mean A LOT. This was sort of a strange week. My husband was out of town for work, school’s out for my daughter, and I was on a book ban for a few weeks so that my reviewing schedule could catch back up with me.

ARK is definitely my new favorite early-access survival MMO. It’s really fun, full of dinosaurs, and it gives me a chance to play games with my twin sister, Jamie, who lives in a different state than I do.

Other than playing games, I spent the last few weeks suffering from allergies, cleaning my house, and last, and more importantly, I updated my blog.

I finally set up my Copy Editing / Proofreading information so that hopefully I can get some brave indie authors to give me a shot as their editor. I’ve spent the last few years studying up on grammar and copy editing/proofreading, and I finally feel comfortable enough to open myself up to some freelance work. I’m new to the business, and I know it’s probably going to be awhile before I work up a base of clients, but I’m excited to get started. Editing has been a field I’ve always had an affinity for, and the extra income would certainly help my household.

Next Week

Let’s be truthful here… next week will be basically the same as this week. I have some reading I’d like to do, but otherwise, things are the same. My husband is once again out of town for work (and will be for the next two weeks), so I’m pretty much on my own and without a car. There will probably be a lot of ARK playing, cleaning, reading, and just waiting for the week to end. Man, summers always seem to drag on forever!