On the Blog
A lot of good stuff happened on the blog this month! My book club discussed Vicious by Victoria Schwab, which was a hit with two of us, a disappointment to one, and the fourth member of the gang hasn’t finished it yet. I shared my thoughts on The Secrets of Lily Graves, which was great, Stolen, which I also really enjoyed because ELENA, and The Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Mutant City was a let down, though. Why can’t I have an epic book about people with superpowers? Oh, wait, I do. Another let down was Don’t Call Me Baby, but The Art of Lainey and The Secret Diamond Sisters were good!
Tatum talked about a whole bunch of stuff this month, included the mermaid novel which wasn’t the hit she was hoping for: Deep Blue. She also ranted about Heart of Darkness, made me want to read Cane River RIGHT. NOW., and shared her thoughts on Cuckoo Song and The Geography of You and Me.
I shared my thoughts on the horrific/terrible/mess of an adaptation that was the Vampire Academy movie. Trust me, it was terrible. I also shared some things that surprised me when I visited the USA, and I started a new feature: Famous Last Words! On my Youtube channel I introduced a new feature called Genre Fix, which I’m thinking about bringing over to the blog. What do you think?
Me in May
Again, I have no life. I spent a lot of May either with a cold or with an eye infection, which are not fun. We had a couple of bank holidays so that meant I had a couple of long weekends! It was sunny in England for a few days, which was lovely. And, probably the most exciting of all, I joined the gym! My current plan is to go at least four days each week, and I want to tone my stomach before I go to Germany in July. I took a couple of days off due to the bloody eye infection (which meant I couldn’t go swimming) but I’m on track now and I can’t wait to do more! My gym offers some great group classes such as pilates, studio cycling, and body conditioning, so I hope to try all of those out at some point since they are free with my membership!
1. Mutant City by Steve Feasey (*)
2. Saga, Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (****)
3. Day of the Predator by Alex Scarrow (***)
4. Get Even by Gretchen McNeil (****)
5. Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (****)
6. A Dance With Dragons, Part One: Dreams and Dust by George R. R. Martin (***)
7. Half Bad by Sally Green (*)
8. Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong (****)
9. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes (***)
10. The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Robin Palmer (***)
11. Saga, Volume Two by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (****)
12. Saga, Volume Three by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (***)
13. Feed by Mira Grant (****)
14. A Dance With Dragons, Part Two: After the Feat by George R. R. Martin (****)
Book of the Month Giveaway
This giveaway is a little different from my usual ones, because my Book of the Month (Dime Store Magic) is the third book in a series. To make this giveaway appeal to more people, and to introduce more people to the amazing world that Kelley Armstrong has created, I will be giving away any book from the Women of the Otherworld series. So if you haven’t started it yet you can request the first, or if you’re in the middle of the series you can request whichever book you like! Awesome, no? I thought it was a good idea, anyway.
Looking Forward To…
Blogwise I am looking forward to continuing on with my new features that I started in April and May! I’ve loved doing both Books in Motion and Famous Last Words, so expect more where those came from. I’m also going to be sharing more thoughts regarding my trip to the USA, and I want to maybe post a couple of discussions in June. In real life, I’m looking forward to going to the gym, to my mum’s birthday, and, of course, to reading!