I received (and accepted) my first real Review Request but otherwise spent limited time online, since I had family in town.
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As I said above, I received my first legitimate review request this week, and accepted it. I would like to give a shout-out to author E.J. Stevens, who read My Policies and followed the instructions! You can see the books I received below.
I also posted my 1st ★★★★★ (5 star) Review for the blog this week. Although it isn't an "old" favorite, the whole series has stayed my current "most favorite" through multiple relistens. If you read SFF and/or YA, please give it a look.
So, despite the fact that having family staying at my house and then going together to my sister's house cut into my online time, it was a great week.
Last Week on GMB
- SUN: Thanks to Bout of Books for the Push | Sunday Summary #2
- TUE: Fire, a Faerie Princess, and Firsts | New Audiobook Releases
- WED: Campbell Nails YA: The Dragons of Dorcastle | Review + Author Interview - ★★★★★ YA w/ a bit of everything
- SAT: A Bit too Heartbreaking to Love: Fade Into Me | Review + Author Interview - ★★★½ YA Contemporary SciFi Fantasy
Next Week on GMB
- TUE: Stars, a Sorcerer, and Shadows | New Audiobook Releases
- WED: The Practice Effect | Review + Author Interview - ★★★★ Science Fiction
- THU: A Discussion
- SAT: The Iron Trial | Review - ★★★★ MG Contemporary Fantasy
- SUN: Sunday Summary #4
From my Feed (recent articles/posts):
- "Why Do I Read? A Discussion On Why YA Is So Important For Young Adults" by Aila @ One Way or an Author (thanks to The Bookkeeper's Secrets for the recommendation)
"But when I read, I don’t feel lonely anymore.
More than half of the time, it’s because of the escape a story offers. The hope, the wonderment, the differing views on one situation, the rainbow of feelings that you can get from black ink on paper. It’s that feeling of living vicariously through a character, no matter if the conflict of the story is trying to raise a rebellion against a government or figuring out how to cope with their friends leaving the neighborhood. It’s that feeling of, “Hey, I totally get what this character is going through! And I’m glad I’m not alone.” Because sometimes books put into words things that people might not want to share, or don’t have the ability to."
Oldies But Goodies:
- "C.S. Lewis’ Greatest Fiction: Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight" by Jess Zimmerman @ SITE (via MW Gerard via Emerald City Book Review)
"And we knew that Edmund loved that Turkish delight so much that he put his siblings and the entire land of Narnia in harm's way in exchange for more. (To be fair, it was enchanted. But still, Edmund. Still.) So we wound up imagining whatever we would have liked best. It was like looking into Harry Potter's Mirror of Erised, but for desserts: when you thought of a treat worth betraying your family for, what did you see? Turkish Delight was our collective candy id."
New Review Copies
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All books were free unless otherwise stated (and may or may not still be free).
Some of the Kindle books I acquired.
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- If you are a blogger, how do you work around having visitors at your house?
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