Yoooo!!! I just want to say this before I start into talking about myself: you all are the greatest blogging buddies I could ask for. I was so worried that after my break no one would read my blog again, but you guys came back in full force! *huge hugs for all* And maybe I’ll make cookies too 😀
If you couldn’t tell, I was ridiculously excited for all the book releases last week – the 4th to be exact. I told you all that I had preordered Alienated, Ignite Me, and Unite Me, but was skipping Cress until March. Well… I lied.
THE BEAUTY. LOOK AT ALL OF THEM. When the package with IM, UM, and Alienated showed up, I had a cup of milk in my hand, and apparently I got so excited (which also included me making wookie-like sounds) that I left the cup out for a few hours only to find it later all… warm milk-y. BUT I HAD MY BOOKS AND THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.
I read Alienated already too, and while it didn’t floor me like I was expecting, it was still a solid four star read. The first half was lots of exposition – if it had been more quickly paced I think it would have been a five star. I’ll have my review up soon! Oh, and Cress. *pets lovingly* I didn’t mean to. I really didn’t. But I was driving home and there was bad traffic and I needed a restroom so OF COURSE I stopped at BN. And it was there… and it was calling me… and I had extra cash in my wallet… and all of a sudden I was in line. I don’t know how it happened. I say we blame Lunar magic. That works, yeah?
And then… I had such a beautiful week on NetGalley. LOOOOOOOKKKK!!!!!
I’ve been pining after BOTH these books, and was approved for BOTH! I got the emails while at a particularly rough day of work – it was the perfect boost to get me through the day!
If you missed it, this week I posted:
- Top Ten Tuesday: What books will make me cry?
- Review of Me Since You by Laura Wiess
- Discussion: Do you like it when books are billed as “the next…”?
- Review of Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
I really liked this “post 3-4 times a week” thing, rather than feeling stressed to churn out 6-7 posts in a week. I’m really enjoying being back! The only thing I’ve noticed is that I review fewer books – and I’ve read 15 this year already, plus there’s at least 6 from last year that I never reviewed! I want to share them all with you, so picking which ones is probably the only thing that’s stressing me right now.
So this week I’ll be doing TTT again, reviewing Ignite Me (spoiler free) on Wednesday, discussing Ignite Me (with spoilers) on Thursday (because I have too many thoughts and need to be completely honest with y’all), and then Friday I’ll review Alienated.
And now I have a question for you: when you read too many books to review them all, do you just not review them? Or do you post all reviews on Goodreads, then pick your favorites to share on your blog? Please share with the blogger that apparently reads too much!