Category: House Keeping


So, I’m running super late this week. I’ve been sick for a good chunk of it, admittedly, but that’s still no good. I swear, we’re getting fall pollen and summer heat around here.

I should have a review for you all tomorrow. It’s about half way done now, so it’s just a matter of figuring out what I’m actually trying to say with it, getting that down, and polishing it a bit. Nothing big. Right?

That aside, I’m really excited to have won an advance copy of Amy Rose Capetta’s The Brilliant Death through BookishFirst. So that’s a review that’s going to be headed your way in the near future. I’ve read the first few chapters and look forward to seeing where it goes from there.

Beyond that, I’ve got something coming up next month that should be entertaining. A couple of things that should be entertaining if I play it right. That’s for then, though I’m hoping to pull some fun into what’s left of this month too.

Standard closer. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I thrive on encouragement. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything from the ko-fi fund is currently going towards a replacement video camera so that I can try getting the ball rolling on video ideas. In any case, have a great rest of the week!

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House Keeping 8/7/18

So, there’s not really a lot for me to talk about here this week. Knock on wood, but work stuff has slowed down a little, so I’m not just coming home ready to pass out or ignore everything.

Review is coming up tomorrow. I’m still planning on having the Second Star July box review up some time soon, hopefully later in the week. I kind of fumbled that one last week, but I still want to talk about it.

As to anything else, I’ve got a couple reviews that I need to finish that I’m hoping to get out soon. I’m stalled out on both of them because I’ve got a fair amount to say about both, but one I’m not sure where to start with one and the other I’m trying to dodge spoilers on. That second one leaves me with not a lot to talk about, it’s got me going in circles.

Standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Tell me of your bookish feelings. And, of course, if you really like what I’m doing, you can feed my caffeine habit and buy me a ko-fi. A generous individual did so here recently, so now I’m on my way to that replacement video camera. Either way, have a great day and enjoy what’s left of the summer.

House Keeping 7/31/18

We’re at the end of the month and it feels super weird to realize that the year is nearly two thirds of the way gone already. It’s been wild like that I guess.

Been having a bit of trouble with the Scribe Stash review. It’ll be up either tonight or tomorrow, but I’m not super happy with how late I am on getting it out. By the same token, the review for the July Second Star Books box is going to be later in the week.

On the note of things being late. I’m part of a blog tour for D.S. Smith’s Unparalleled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, my stop on the tour is postponed until this Friday, but I’ll have a guest post from the author that day. Plus, the other stops are worth giving a look. The tour listings are below.

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I’ll have the book review of the week up tomorrow. I’ve got outlines for some other things I want to play around with, but nothing solid at the moment. And I’ve figured out how to crochet an angry potato, more on that eventually.

Standard things, if you like what I’m doing feel free to leave a comment or a like. I’m always interested in seeing what people enjoy here. And, if you really like what I’m doing, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything from that is currently going towards a video camera to replace the one that no longer work so that I can make good on some of the things I’ve mentioned in the past. In any case, have a good week and enjoy!

House Keeping 7/25/18

Day late and a dollar short here, but that’s the way things have been going lately. I had a migraine yesterday so bad I slept for more than 24 hours, I’m still shaking off the last of it. Work weirdness I think. Things could be worse though. Not going to say how , I have seen enough horror movies to know better.

Going to have a review up later tonight. It’s part way done, I just need to finish it and give it a go over for obvious mistakes.

I’ve also been sent a Scribe Stash box for review this month, it arrived earlier in the week, so I’m planning on having that review done for late this week or early next week. I’m excited for it. Scribe Stash does a monthly book box, but then also includes pens and journals and a large array of customization options. I’m really excited to check out those aspects of it.

Now, lest I get too buried in plans for the future, what’s going on in the now? Not a ton. I’m still working through the mass of review copies I’ve been sent. That’s kind of in a holding pattern at the moment. I’m still not doing as well on reviews as I would like to but I’m going to keep working on that. I need to do my review for this month’s Second Star Books box, that might be next week though. I’m hoping to have it done by the end of the month, though it might be a couple days into August before the review goes up.

Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Let me know if there’s anything I could be doing better and what you enjoy. If you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Any money from that is going to go towards a replacement camera for doing box openings for the monthly book box and potential videos related to my reviews. Fun stuff potentially.

 

House Keeping 7/17/18

This is late and I’m late and it feels a touch like everything is sliding out of control again. That’s life though, right? Not sure what my excuse of the week is but, trust me, it’s a good one.

While I missed the review for last week I am planning on having one up this week. I should be able to get things leveled out a bit soon.

That said, as soon as I can reasonably make time I’m going to grab a copy of Seanan McGuire’s The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. As much as I enjoyed Sparrow Hill Road I’ve been super excited to get my hands on the sequel and it just came out today.

I’m also thinking of going ahead and finishing and posting some of the comparison work ideas I’ve been bouncing around here. Since I can’t do anything with videos yet and I don’t want them to get stale.

For now though, that’s about it. It’s been a busy, weirdly stressful past few weeks, and I’m hoping that this is where I start climbing out of that.

Standard stuff at the end here. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. If you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything from that is going towards replacing my video camera. So, that’s that, have a good week and enjoy!

House Keeping 7/10/18

I was so late getting that up last week. It’s funny now, because the review is up and I’m not worried about it any more, but that was a mess. I can’t say I won’t be late again this week, but I have a better grasp on what I want to say this time so it shouldn’t be nearly as bad.

Still behind on reading, but I’m slowly making progress there. I’ve hit a book that reads like eating pop corn, so I’ve wound up half way through without really realizing. So that’s been a lot of fun.

I’ve also got a guest post coming up later in the week. It’s an excerpt this time, so you’ll get a taste of the book in question.

Non standard for me here, but today Amazon employees in Spain will be on strike for better working conditions. In addition to reaching out to other Amazon employees across Europe, they’re asking that customers not shop with Amazon or it’s partners today in solidarity. With today being Amazon’s “Prime Day” that could be a really great way to hit the company in the wallet and make them take notice. If you’ve got a minute you can also shoot Amazon a tweet mentioning why you aren’t buying from them today.

And that’s it for this one.

Standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. Or, if you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a kofi. Anything from that will be going to the fund for a new video camera. In any case, enjoy!

House Keeping 7/3/18

Not sure what I’m doing this week. Words haven’t been flowing super well, but that might be more down to the book I’ve been reading and residual stress from car stuff. Which feels silly, but these things happen.

I’m behind on my reading, what’s new. Some of that is down to the books I’ve been reading, I’m able to read a lot more ebooks than hard copy books lately. I’m finding that ebooks are weirdly easy to jump from one to the next, so I find myself reading a lot but then not reviewing them as I finish them. It’s getting to be more of an issue than I had figured on. As always, I’m working on a solution to that. Someday I might even have one.

As far as all that goes, if I can manage it, I might have a few weeks where there are two reviews a week instead of one. That’s somewhat contingent on my getting some that I’ve had on the back burner finished in the next few days, but I think it’s worth giving a shot. Plus, I’ll need to double up if I’m ever going to get caught up. I really don’t want to have to blank slate my reading list again any time soon. I think I can do better than that.

Also still working on things for potential videos. I might have an idea of something I could do between now and when I have a new video camera. So I’m going to see if that’s workable.

That’s about it, not a ton going on lately.

As always, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. I feed on attention and knowing what people think allows me to adjust things as I go. If you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Anything I get from that is going directly into the new camera fund. More importantly than all that though, enjoy!

House Keeping 6/26/18

Hey all! Running a bit late this week. Things have gone a bit sideways, as they do, and I’m working on getting them back on track.

I’m still planning on having a review up tomorrow, but it might be a little late. It might wind up going live Thursday.

Continuing saga of planned things is as much on going as it ever is, though I’m a bit stuck for getting anything finished. So, that’s basically in a holding pattern.

That’s about it. Standard stuff, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, if you really like what I’m doing, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi.

House Keeping 6/19/18

Hey all, I had a nice weekend and am back into the swing of things this week.

Things are in something of a holding pattern right now. I’ve fallen a touch behind on getting reviews written, though I’m in a decent place getting books read wise. There will be a review tomorrow, though after that I’m going to have to set myself a target and get writing.

That aside, I’m going to have another guest post for you all going up on Friday!

Beyond that, I’m still trying to work around the situation with my video camera. I’ve got a couple of ideas on that but don’t know how workable they are. Then, of course, comic stuff is coming. Eventually. It’s sort of been eaten by the falling behind.

And, of course, the standard stuff. If you like what I’m doing here, feel free to leave a comment or a like. And, if you really like what I’m doing here, you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a ko-fi. Any funds from that will be going towards getting a video camera that is compatible with Windows 10.

House Keeping 6/12/18

Hey all, sorry I’m late with this. Odd couple days at work, so I wound up taking a nap once I got home.

Good news, the review is going live tomorrow as planned and I’ve got a guest post coming up for you all on Friday.

Bad news is I’m still working on the Crossing Over and Ghostbusters Annual reviews and I’ve also just tonight discovered that my video camera is not compatible with Windows 10, so I’m going to need to get a newer one before I can do any of the videos I’d planned. It also means that the unboxing video I’d filmed is unusable. Probably should have checked that earlier.

Of course, with that temporarily off the table, I’m going to let myself just sort of jot out ideas for things and work on polishing them up as I have the time instead of attempting to juggle the reviews and work and that. It’s a bit of a relief even if I am a bit disappointed.

That’s about it for this week. Standard things, if you like what I’m doing here feel free to leave a comment or a like. And if you really like what I’m doing here you can feed my caffeine addiction and buy me a Ko-fi. For until I’ve saved enough to cover it, any Ko-fis I receive will go towards buying a new camera. More content’s incoming but, for now, enjoy!