01 Apr

What I Read in March 2016

March Reads

  • Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
  • The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless
  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #1) by J.L. Bryan
  • Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone
  • Beauty and the Fleet (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #2) by Robert McKay
  • Dire Blood (Descent, #5) by S.M. Reine
  • Recombinant (The Blood Borne, #1) by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank
  • Outcast, Volume 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman
  • The Legacy Human (Singularity #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Wraith (Debt Collector 10) by Susan Kaye Quinn
  • Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine
  • Defying Fate  (Descent, #6) by S.M. Reine
  • Maggie for Hire (Maggie MacKay, Magical Tracker, #1) by Kate Danley
  • Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs

I was so busy rereading with revisions in January and February–where I read 7 books total–that I didn’t give myself time to read. This month, I balanced time a little better and read 14 books in March, and it did not feel like enough. (It never feels like enough.)

A couple of these (Glass Houses and Frost Burned) are rereads. I was rereading Mercy Thompson at the end of 2015, and wanted to reread 7&8 before I dive into the brand new #9. I am always waiting for the new Mercy Thompson, it seems.

Don’t book covers look pretty when they’re all lined up? Books, books, books!

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I’m going to go read.

What have you read lately?

 

25 Mar

What I’ve Been Up To

lately

+ I mostly finished BLOOD & GLITTER (Deadly Divas, #2) a little while ago. I need to look over some last proofreading notes, and format this beautiful beast. But it’s only a few hours work.

+ I’ve been working HARD on Deadly Divas THREE so that I can release two and three super close together. Revisions, revisions, revisions! It’s looking like a book at this point, and I’m in a moment of “Holy moly how did that happen?” shock. I feel like I was just fiddling with it one day, looked up, and realized it was a book… and am now experiencing almost-done panic, right on schedule. What am I panicking about? I don’t even know. I just hate finishing things. That’s weird, right? Yes, definitely weird…

+ I helped Robert McKay with the final touches publishing his newest book BEAUTY AND THE FLEET (Intergalactic Fairy Tales, #2). He actually wrote that book for me. I was reading a lot of retellings and complaining that I wasn’t finding what I wanted, so… he wrote me a book.

Beauty and the Fleet by Robert McKay

That came out yesterday! *throws glitter* If you’d like to read it, you can get this beauty on amazon.

+ I’ve been reading his next book, too. :)

+ Hanging out at libraries, like I do.

+ Making moving plans. Yes!

+ Reading. I’m on book 6 in SM Reine’s Descent series. I need to get my hands on book 7–the end of the series! Ahh! Reine has a TON of free books on amazon. I was counting it out yesterday and I have read 10 of her books free. The first three in the Descent series, all four Seasons of the Moon, plus the first three Preternatural Affairs. All of her many series take place in the same universe. So read 10 free books, and then be sucked in for life. (I’m onto her evil plans and have fallen happily into line.)

And that’s me.  You?

21 Jan

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

lately

+ Working on Blood & Glitter (Deadly Divas, #2). I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK. The whole series. Writing about this group of popstars fighting zombies could probably sustain me for the rest of my life.

+ Listening to lots of stuff. Today, it’s mostly Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (I am obsessed!). Robert got me new headphones (I have been headphoneless for over six months) and my life is vastly improved! I have leveled up guys. They have bluetooth, so they can be cordless. I am free as a bird! No one has ever been as grateful for headphones as I am for these babies. I love them.

+ Going to the library or the food court of Whole Foods, and working on book stuff. Changing the scenery makes me feel like I’m not just doing the same thing all the time.

+ Reading. I’ve recently read the first three Rylee Adamson books by Shannon Mayer and need to get my grabby hands on #4. If you’ve read it: Alex is the best. And Eve.

+ Looking forward to Robert’s parents coming to visit us next week!

+ Writing out scenes to books I’m not supposed to be working on right now. Oops.

+ Using Habitica like a boss. I manage my life like a video game and now the world makes sense.

+ Tweeting.

+ Watching travel videos on YouTube. Do you do this? What are your favorite channels? Or videos?

And that really accounts for everything, except like, cooking for two hours a week (and stuffing everything into containers, because who has time for daily effort?) and the hour I spend at the laundry mat on Sunday mornings. Even then, I’m book working. And listening to music. If there is an option to see how many hours you listen to Spotify in a week, I’d be scared to look at it.