Much like that title up there says, this isn’t going to be a typical Random Thursday. To be honest, I had this whole RT planned out, with a post about hidden libraries… I really wanted to do it too. Gary (read below) even hunted down most of the information, the images, and everything else to go with it. However, I’m sick with a stupid head cold that makes it nearly impossible for me to focus and concentrate on anything. If I’m not in a DayQuil haze lately, I’m in a NyQuil, completely passed out haze. Lets just hope this junk passes in the next few days because I have blogging and reviewing to do!
In the meantime, I’ve been trying to catch up on things around the blog and organize. I’ve also got a list of things to come, if you’ll check below for that. Of course, you can always check the Queue to Review for upcoming reviews, book reveals, blitz’s and what not.
Big news for the blog!?
Well, if you’ve checked under what used to be the “About Me” portion, it’s not just me around here anymore. A dear friend reach out to me, asking if I would help her until she got on her feet with her own blog. To that extent, you’ll see J.J.’s book reviews on here! I’m also doing a fitness journal, and fitness articles over on her blog if you’re interested. That’s Charmed Reflections, you can find it here.
On the note of people joining me? I also have another blogger/reviewer coming in! You’ve sort of met him, he did a RT with me one week and yes, he’s mentioned above. Gary is someone I’ve known for years. We both share a love of books, although he leans more toward fantasy, but occasionally I’ll throw romance at his head. (No, really, I’d probably throw the actual book at his head if he was in throwing distance. Then I’d laugh. >_> We are odd like that.) Just another thing I’m looking forward too around here.
You can find both J.J. and Gary’s bios under the Reviewers tab now. J.J. is currently reviewing, Gary’s will start to appear around March. Just in case you start to notice a difference in how the reviews are formatted, we all have our own style.
While in this lovely sick funk, it’s actually allowed me a huge chunk of time for reading! Here comes in the “Books” part of the title. I’m going to jokingly term these my sickness reads!
His Dream Role by Shannyn Schroeder – This book has been on my TBR list forever and a day, I finally got to it though! I’m disappointed it took me as long as it did, because it was a sweet read. By this I mean, literally, it’s a sweet book.
Twisted Up In You by Dawn Martens – This was an ARC I got. I liked it, I liked it a lot. The review will be up ASAP.
Pretend by Sharlay – While a good book, it was an extremely long book. No, really. When I say long, I mean it took me 10 hours to read it, and that is at my reading speed! With just about every type of drama you could find. It seemed completely drawn out, and there is a second book. I don’t know that I’ll be reading it, but the first one was good.
Maybe This Time by Chantal Fernando – DING DING DING! I found a new series I love! I read this one, you’ll likely get a review.. then jumped into the second book. So that being said, I don’t want to say too much here about it, OR the second one. 😀
This Time Around by Chantal Fernando – I am enamored. That’s basically all I’m saying here. ENAMORED. 😀
The Same Side by C.M. Doporto – This was a book I wanted to pick up and read for ages. I kept putting it off though because my TBRs for Fall and Winter are huge! Well it was on Kindle Unlimited, so I let myself have a treat. I loved it, just as I did with the first one. There won’t be a full review on it though because there are a ton of great ones out there. I’d fully recommend this series!
That’s been my last four days or so. Sick, and reading, in a medicine haze. I’ve enjoyed most of the books I’ve been reading. I have a pile of ARCs that just came in, and many of them are continuations on series that I’ve already reviewed the first books too. Namely, I’m extremely excited for Sin and Suffer by Pepper Winters. I reviewed Ruin & Rule, which is a complete cliffhanger! It was worth it though. I’ve been anticipating this book for an age, so I’ll be diving into that one next.
Last but not least! The upcoming things for the blog!
- Giveaways! – I have some of these planned. Some will be gift cards for Amazon.
- Book Signings! – I have a few of these that I will be attending over this year. I’ll post more about them as they come up. This means signed book giveaways, haul posts and what not.
- WHR Swag! – Yeah, you heard that right. I’m having some swag made for WHR. Mainly for myself, but if you’re interested, let me know.
- Tags! – Yeah, I’ve been inspired, so I’ll be making some game tags soon. If you want in on those, let me know! Otherwise, you may just get tagged.
- A post about book signings and where to find them! Depending, I may keep this updated. I’ve personally found it’s hard to find this information. Tickets for the signings also tend to go on sale MONTHS in advance.
That’s all for now! I’ll be going back to bed and hiding under my covers with my dog. Hope you all had a great Thursday!