Hello all! Some of you may have noticed that I’ve updated the look of the blog over the weekend. I’ve been wanting to change things for a while and I thought it was as good a time as any. Found a new theme I like and got a new header image, also changed the colors so it’s now brighter and more cheery and less dark and heavy. I feel so refreshed! I’m sure eventually I’ll get sick of this as well and change it again but probably won’t have any major changes for a while. At some point sooner rather than later I’d like to update graphics but other than that I’m good. 🙂
So. Books. I read a lot last week, somehow, despite work being pretty busy. I finished off two of the books on my list from last week and made good progress on another. I also finished up two novellas and a middle grade fantasy (the first Cirque du Freak book for my r/fantasy bingo card). Woohoo, progress! Slowly getting down that TBR from 20 Books of Summer challenge while also squeezing in some mood reads and bingo stuff too, that’s what I call a good week.
I also caught up a lot on blogging stuff. In addition to tinkering around with the look of the blog, I also caught up on some other site maintenance and review posts. I added a new page as a review index of sorts where I have all my reviews alphabetical by author. I also have gotten a little under a dozen posts pre-scheduled so I’m feeling pretty good right now. PHEW. Always good to have a little bit of a buffer in case something comes up.
This week will be pretty busy, I’ll be the lone salesperson/customer service rep at work on Monday and Tuesday, then I have a couple of things to do after work next week, and this coming Saturday night my husband and I have a concert to go to in DC. Hoping I can squeeze in some reading though!
My audiobook of Touch has still not checked out from the library yet, don’t know what’s up with that, so I’ll be trying to listen to another shorter book again. I’ve got The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso lined up. Looking forward to this one! This is one of my backlist books, so not in my summer TBR, but still one that I need to get to regardless.
I’m still working on finishing up The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang. It’s really great to be back in this world, even if it can be pretty grim. I’ve missed these characters. Should definitely be able to finish this one up this week.
If I get time, I’ll be starting Myths & Mortals by Charlie N. Holmberg. I’m really looking forward to this sequel since I enjoyed the first one. If it’s like her other books, it will be a quick read. Hoping I can start and finish it, but it really all depends on time and whether or not I get distracted by some other non-scheduled book. 🙂
So, those are my plans for this week. Thoughts on these? What are you reading? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to chat!