Sunday Post: September 7
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It’s been a busy week for Classy Cat Books—I’ve put up quite a few posts, including 3 (count them, 3) book reviews. I don’t think I’ve read so much in such a short period while still working more than full time in a while. It feels good 🙂
This week I posted:
- The Wild Hunt (Faerie Sworn #1) by Ron C. Nieto (4.5/5 stars)
- Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead (4/5 stars)
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas (5/5 stars)
- Description Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
- Description Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand
- Description Review: The Tower’s Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy #1) by Alesha Escobar
- Description Review: The Girl from Yesterday (The Blood Dynasty Chronicles Volume 1, Part 1) by David L. Dawson – FREE TODAY!
And I also put up a more serious post:
In the real world:
I’ve taken up a renewed obsession with Once Upon a Time. I didn’t watch all of last season, but now that’s it’s up on Netflix I’ve been tearing through it. It’s been spectacular, and far more intriguing than I remember the seasons before being. Maybe it’s something about the allure of Neverland and the way that they twisted around Pan’s fairytale. I love it!
I’ve also been cooking a ton, which has lent itself to more time spent listening to audiobooks. I go through phases of really liking audiobooks and avoiding them like the plague. Right now, it seems, I’m on an audiobook kick. I’ve never differentiated between formats in my book reviews—as a reader of this blog, do you think I should?
I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m working on transitioning to a new domain for Classy Cat Books. I’ve made a lot of progress on getting it up and ready, though there’s still a lot of work to do. Most of the really boring parts are done (reformatting, etc), but now I’m on to mostly graphic development. It’s something I used to be pretty comfortable with, but I’m rusty after years away from website development. If all goes well and I have the time I’m expecting, you should be starting to see posts directing you there by the end of the month. Keep your eyes peeled 🙂
Also, my grad school classes are back underway, so there may be some light weeks coming up if time gets tight. I’m taking two classes this fall (Statistical Consulting and Applied Multivariate Analysis—woo hoo!) so my weekends may be a bit full with homework.
I’ve also signed up for the 30 days, 30+ pre-schedules challenge over at Hearding Cats & Burning Soup. Basically, it’s a challenge to add at least 30 pre-scheduled posts throughout the month of November. It’s a blogging version of NaNoWriMo, which I’ve already decided I’m not going to participate in this go round. I’ll be sharing status on my progress throughout the month of November. You should head on over and consider signing up as well if you haven’t already!
Planned reviews for next week:
- Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead (scheduled for Tuesday afternoon)
- Other? Haven’t decided yet …
I’ve also started reading Escapement (Neumarian Chronicles #1) by Ciara Night. My review won’t be posted right away—I’m reading it for a blog tour via Xpresso Book Tours, and I’m not scheduled to post until September 22.
The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison comes out on Tuesday—I’m super excited! Time allowing, it will likely be the “Other” in the bullets above.
And I swear I’m going to get back around to reading Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness. It’s surprisingly high up on my TBR list for being put off for so long. I just know it’s going to take a while to read, so I’m trying to get the “more urgent” reads (ones with deadlines or, you know, Kim Harrison) out of the way first. But it will happen.
Other books high up on the list after the chaos that was this last week are Jackaby by William Ritter and Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas, so expect to see reviews of them up soon as well.
I’m going to be introducing two weekly themed posts (oh, all right, memes) this week. One is joining the Top Ten Tuesday bandwagon. I admit, I find them entertaining, and they’re a decent mental exercise—in drafting this week’s post, I re-familiarized myself with my bookshelves, and rediscovered some old favorites. But I’m also starting a “Monday Morning Musings” weekly post, where, like last week’s Book Pricing post, I will discuss something related to the book publishing market, or some other book-related intellectual topic. Check back tomorrow to see what I’ve got in store 🙂
Posts I’ve enjoyed reading this week:
- Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga #1) by Deborah Blake at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
- [Book Review] Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper at Spiced Late Reads
- The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters at The Page Turner
- Book Review / The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski at Debra’s Book Cafe
- Review: Promise of Shadows at The Reading Diaries
- Heir Of Fire By Sarah J. Maas at Ceffeinated Book Reviewer
- Fan Art Up! (21) – My Neighbor Totoro & Yarn Art at Not Yet Read
- A New Method – The Outline at The Musings of Writesy
- When Characters Say Too Much or Too Little by Shannon A Thompson