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So, it’s Ghostbusters week! I’m excited because that means that I get to talk about a thing I like a lot several times, plus I have an excuse to rewatch the movie with a couple friends. That’s tomorrow so the Book Vs. Movie post will go up later in the week, probably Friday morning.

I’m still waiting on the Too Much Mondays box to arrive. Hopefully tomorrow. Once it’s here I will likely post my review of it on Monday for thematic fun times. I am going ahead and adding my affiliate link in case anyone wants to check it out.

That’s really all I’ve got this week. I’m on my way to catching up on my backlog of books, not quite half way there, but on my way.

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Housekeeping 8/15/17

So, I’m back to reviewing regularly. That’s good and I’m really happy with myself over that. Here’s planning for that to continue.

I’ve got a couple of things coming up soon, so that’s most of what I’m going to be going over today.

First thing, I want to start doing weekly housekeeping posts again. Those let me go over some of the stuff I’m planning and, hopefully, see about including more content based on what you guys seem interested in.

Next thing, I’m going to do another Book vs. Movie. This time I’m doing Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, because I really enjoyed the movie and I’m super hyped for the ongoing comic that’s going to start in October. The review for the novelization will probably drop next week, possibly the week after, I want to post that and the Book vs. Movie post fairly close to each other. Then I’m also planning on doing something with the character work in the novelization as a separate post, probably tied in with the other posts, possibly going into source material and fan work stuff. Not going to lie, I enjoy a lot of the fanon stuff for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.

Last thing, I’ve been invited to be an affiliate of the Too Much Mondays monthly boxes. It’s a monthly subscription box that comes with a book, some artisan tea, a snack, a candle, and a mystery “pampering item”. The first box for that should be here later this week, so I’m going to be reviewing that in addition to this week’s book, possibly next week’s book depending on when the box gets here. More details on that when the review drops. I’m pretty excited for this, since it’s a new thing.

Full disclosure, as an affiliate I have an affiliate link and coupon code and when someone signs up for the Too Much Mondays subscription program using either of those I receive a book from the program. Both the link and coupon code will be included in my review and, possibly, I’ll post some kind of sidebar thing. If anyone is interested in either thing before the review goes up, just comment and ask, they get you 15% off your first box.

Returning Triumphant

Or something to that effect anyway.

Long time no see. I’ve been working on the same review for the last month and a half, so clearly something’s up.

Life’s been kind of kicking my butt and I’ve been afraid to work on anything because nothing felt good enough. Gonna try and change that, so the next few reviews may not be super polished but I’m planning on working my way back to on track. More on that coming up later. I’m not going to have one for this week, because catching up is a pain and I want to work a little ahead to try and avoid this for at least another month or two.

For next week I’m going to go back to posting on Wednesdays. That seemed to work out pretty well. I’ve got a couple of things tentatively planned for later, but I want to do a little catching up before announcing them.

So, yeah, that’s the state of things here and now.

The Shackled Scribes Winner

So, this is a day late, but I have the winner for the The Shackled Scribes giveaway!

Congratulations Sue S. you win a copy of The Shackled Scribes and a ten dollar Amazon gift card!

I’ll need you to either comment with your email, this will not be posted to the blog, or send me an email at the address listed in the review request page. I look forward to hearing from you!

So, since I’m a bit more active again, I went back through all of my old reviews and added a new category to all the ones that I’d actually given an out of five score to. That’s going to be up at the top of review posts in the “filed under” section with other things like genre and sub-genre. This is mostly for my own use, but if you guys are interested in what kinds of stuff gets what reviews it might be worth a click.

I’m also looking at reviewing some of the comic trades I’ve been reading lately. So that’s like all three of the Jem books and the first Squirrel Girl. Nothing that’s really new new, but it’s fun and I’m going to read them anyway. Might as well, right?

And, last thing for the moment, are there any serious opinions on if I revisited that idea from way back to review some nostalgia books? It would be mostly my nostalgia, so anything from Nancy Drew to stuff I found at the library sale to some of the Dragonriders of Pern books. I just kind of want to throw that out there again because looking back it seemed like a fun idea.

Anyway, any ideas or suggestions, feel free to comment!

So, I’m still working on getting things sorted and the blog up and running regularly again. There is no denying that, so I’m just going to roll with it.

I’ve got a review for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming up soon, hopefully the next couple of days, but my internet is going to be spotty for a bit. Bear with me on that. I’m aware that spoilers were posted before the book came out, but I’m still trying to avoid them in my review, that’s part of why it’s taking so long.

There are a few more reviews in the works, those will be up in short order. I’m trying to get to where I can do one a week again, plus other posts about related things. If anyone has ideas on what kind of content they’re interested in, feel free to comment and let me know. I’m still tossing ideas around on my end of things.

Giveaway Winner!

This is a couple of days late because of work stuff, but I have a winner for the The Left-Hand Path giveaway.

Congratulations Elise Smith, you won!

You have three days to respond with a way to contact you, or a new winner will be drawn.

Alright everybody, I’ve got a copy of Tom Doyle’s The Left-Hand Way up for grabs for one lucky follower in the United States or Canada.

How do you enter? Just follow this blog and leave a comment, tell me what you figure the big difference between science fiction and fantasy are or if there is one at all. You can gain an extra entry by following my twitter Tymp3st.

The winner will be selected by a number generator and announced on Friday the eleventh. As usual, you’ll have three days to claim it or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck everyone!

The Body Institute
Release
Date: 09/01/15
Entangled
Teen
Summary
from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over
another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her
client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…
For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once
she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with
the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she
has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s
all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…
Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind.
She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests
from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to
decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

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About
the Author
I’m
a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi
novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body
image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts
degree; I’m an SCBWI member.

You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection
and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading–mostly young adult
novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing
conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds. 

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Alright, I’ve got another giveaway for you guys, Adam Christopher’s The Burning Dark and The Machine Awakes. These books both sound like awesome sci-fi goodness with humanity venturing ever further into space, terrifying machine aliens, and multilayer conspiracies set to make things so much worse.

So, standard question for entry: Tell me about the sci-fi you love. Do you prefer David Weber style military hard sci-fi or Ann Aguirre style soft sci-fi? Who’s your author of choice?

The usual rules are in effect. One winner from the US or Canada will be announced next Tuesday the 28th and will have three days to respond with a current email address. If the winner doesn’t respond after three days a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be picked using a random number generator.