Welcome to March’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight!
Here’s the deal: I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan.
For Review/From Publishers:
via Netgalley, thanks to Albert Whitman, Text Publishing, and Simon & Schuster; thanks to Interlude Press, and via Edelweiss, thanks to HarperTeen!
Because ACOL was on sale, as was TBOD, and I had traded my TBOD, so yeah. And then I pre-ordered Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined and The Ship Beyond Time.
Val has released all my ALA books to me! She is a lovely human. Now I am sad because there will be no more large packages of books.
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
I read 15 books. I can live with that. If only every month could be so successful!
This was actually a really good reading month. I don’t even know how to pick a favorite since so many of these were so good! I mean, sure, a few were duds, but hey, can’t win ’em all, right? I will be reviewing all of these in the next couple weeks, if I haven’t already (I’ll link to those that I did, otherwise they link to Goodreads!) but the mix was more good than bad, yay!
Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Kristen @ Moonlight and Metaphors discusses basic necessities in books.
- Val @ The Innocent Smiley talks about why blogging is so hard suddenly
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction shares tools that help her with commenting/replying
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current ponders why we enjoy anti-heroes.
- Lauren @ The Book Slayer asks if your ratings ever change after a re-read
- Cynthia @ Bingeing on Books wants to know if a book’s length prohibits you from reading it.
- Puput @ Sparkling Letters needs your help with some good NA recommendations!
- Tasya @ The Literary Huntress asks which perspective you read in (thought provoking, for sure!)
- Cait @ Paper Fury explains why book reviewing is just hard. (Also, she’s right, it IS!)
- Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook suggests five ways to make a book blogger smile
- Inge @ Of Wonderland talks self-care, the importance of it, and how it isn’t always what we assume.
- Fleur @ Frankly Books shares ways to patiently wait for an upcoming release
- AJ @ Read All the Things! Lets us inside her reading process
- Vlora @ Reviews and Cake shares some of her favorite books by women for International Women’s Day
- Mikky @ Nocturnal Predators Reviews asks how many books you read in a year
- Samanta @ My Bookish Thrills discusses judging books by their ratings
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books talks about how long she spends blogging
- Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA asks if you will read the book if the movie sucked
- Lexie & Natalie @ The Honest Bookclub share 10 bookish trends that must be stopped
- Lauren @ Bookmark Lit debates standalones versus series
- Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic has some helpful tips for improving a bad mental health day
- Greg @ Book Haven asks which creatures you’d like to see in urban fantasy
- Dayna @ Fine Print wants to know how you cull your books!
- Kristen @ Moonlight and Metaphors ponders why some books make us more emotional than others
- Ashley @ Nose Graze details the issues with some of Bloglovin’s newest shady practices- and has some ways for you to protect yourself.
- Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books wants to know where all the dystopians have gone (me too, actually!)
- Val @ The Innocent Smiley talks about the “rules” of rating on Goodreads
- Greg @ Book Haven ponders internet dependency
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books shares all the amazing authors Sloth has met (So. Cute!)
- Nick @ Nick & Neryeda’s Infinite Booklist tells us about 48 Bookish tropes she loves
- Zoe @ Stories on Stage talks YA Character Doppelgängers
- Kathy @ My Nook, Books, and More asks if you ever buy duplicates of books accidentally (guilty, my friends)
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction shares her haphazard reading practices (and mine too, it seems we may be the same person in secret)
- Puput @ Sparkling Letters discusses ways to ensure your perfect blogging schedule
- Terri @ Second Run Reviews shares a guest post from author Jolene Buchheit about professional fangirling (there are pictures, and videos, and a giveaway too!!)
- Erica now has a new blog….. @ Diving Under the Cover!! Be sure to check out her intro post!!
- Emma @ One Reader’s Thoughts… asks if you have a system for blog hopping on link ups
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction is hosting a blogger party where you can have sleepovers with deceased authors and try to beat Neal Shusterman in a water polo match. (Ha!)
This month was… strange. We had a snowpocalypse, so that was special. Seriously, over 2 feet of snow in March! But at least the rain has melted it all away by now bwhahha. I also had surgery to repair a hernia so… I have been kind of… useless lately. So if I owe you a response to an email or a tweet or a blog visit… I’ll be there when I can! I debated between showing you the snow and the surgery, but lucky for you, Lena and the snow won out 😉
Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!
I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!
I may or may not have pre-ordered That Inevitable Victorian Thing based solely on the cover… ?
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- The 100 is taking a month off. Why? Why would you do that, especially in a season of a mere thirteen episodes?! Why do they torture me, friends? ?
- In related news, I will probably spend the next month re-watching The 100. (No, you have a problem.)
- Anyone going to any bookish events? Since BEA is not happening for me this year (which is a rant for another day, perhaps), I would like to go ALA, but trying to make it happen financially, you know. So do share if you’ll be going somewhere!