Welcome to September’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. Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome.
For Review/From Publishers:
Huge thanks to Disney & Big Honcho Media, these packages are AMAZING! (And the pictures link to Goodreads!!)
Huge thanks to Macmillan for these amazing books!
Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster, Sourcebooks, Random House, and Thomas Nelson!!
Oh look, every pre-order in the history of ever arrived!
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
I read 15 books. Who even am I?
Most of them were decent, too. I read a couple (Neverwake and This Splintered Silence) as a part of the FraterFest Readathon, so that’s fun. A pretty good bunch. A few that were quite pleasant surprises, actually!
Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Please check out ALL the Shattering Stigma posts (or, as many as you can, realistically!)
- Greg @ Book Haven shares his favorite sci-fi/fantasy tropes
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current asks if she is too generous with star ratings
- Rissi @ Finding Wonderland discusses her reader’s perspective of the Indie stigma
- Sammie @ The Writerly Way wonders if YA is becoming “too” mature
- Jeann @ Happy Indulgence discusses the guilt of not responding to comments (ohhh, how much I feel this)
- AJ @ Read All the Things! reviews Cait @ Paper Fury’s recipe for cake from A Thousand Perfect Notes (and it is kind of the best “review” ever?
- Cait @ Paper Fury provides a guide to handling book bloggers in the wild
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction talks about all the unknowns of the publishing process
- Jen @ Jen Ryland needs help with her reading slump
- Tracy @ Cornerfolds shares 7 YA books for people who don’t read YA
- Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books asks if you are a book blogging cliché
- Karen @ For What It’s Worth shares her bookish nightmares, just in time for Halloween!
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!
Holy cover month, Batman! Here for it. Look at the gorgeousness! I was going to tone it down tbh, and actually had a little discussion with myself (it went something like “really, a girl dressed as a hot dog?”), but then I decided that of course you need to look at all the prettiness. In whatever form it comes in. Even hot dogs.
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- I wrote a post for Shattering Stigmas. It was really hard, and really uncomfortable, but it was also really cathartic. If you feel like reading it, have at it!
- Bookish Games is officially kicking my ass. I will probably be dead in a few hours actually, so… guess it won’t be kicking my ass anymore. Or if it is, it’ll be from the Dead Player Chat. Sadness.
- The 100 hiatus is still going strong, with very few updates. Like… none actually. No episode titles or new cast, or anything. Damn it Jason, feeeeeed me.
- The Walking Dead has been actually decent so far? Wow, I was about to abandon all hope, but Season 9 is… not terrible so far? Who knows if it’ll last but fingers crossed! Also watching The Expanse and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. So I guess I might survive the hiatus after all?