I’ve been vacationing with my fam. We went to the beach, and shopping in the city, and- wait for it- zip lining. Yes, I did that. It’s both terrifying and exhilarating. I felt a bit like Katniss Everdeen. I’m not sure I’d do it again, but I can cross that off my bucket list.
I haven’t forgotten about books though. I read Landline by Rainbow Rowell over the last week. Very good book. I recommend it.
I picked up a few new books when shopping too.
- The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
- The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (I read it already but this edition is gorgeous.)
- The Last Policeman by Ben Winters
These will be on my list for the RIP Challenge in the fall.
In other news, did you see the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory cover? Yikes! Creeptastic. Not sure I agree with that National Post article about it being sexualizing but it sure is weird.
River City Reading has a great post (Why I’m Not Reviewing Self-Published Books) in response to an article titled Why Review Blogs Are Doing It Wrong. One thing, in a list of many things, I disagree with in the original article is the idea that book blogs are businesses. I may monetize this blog but it’s a hobby not a business. Authors, book bloggers are not your marketing department. I’m not interested in finding the next big book (what would I get out of that anyway?) I just want to read for my own pleasure. Write a book I’d want to read! That’s how to get a review from me. I don’t have a boss, and I don’t get paid. I have the right to run my blog anyway I like.
Lesley Crewe’s Relative Happiness is a moooooooooooovie! YAY! I can’t remember anything about the book anymore though. I think I’ll have to reread it before it comes out.
That’s it for me today. Do anything, or read anything, fun lately?