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. Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome.
For Review/From Publishers:
Hugest of thanks to Thomas Nelson, Bloomsbury, and author Timothy Minneci (who, incidentally, pitched this to me as a fellow The 100 fan, and even said that one of the MCs is based on Octavia. Sold, and sold!)
Huge thanks to the publishers, so many most-anticipated books here!
I had a few tax return dollars and decided to splurge. Look, I didn’t know I’d be unemployed mere weeks later! Also finally put together my book cart, and I bought this random homemade The 100 sign and it’s awesome, no regrets.
Hugest of thanks to author Anna Bright for The Beholder (I love this book!), Scholastic for The Light in Hidden Places, lovely traders for Agnes at the End of the World and Yes No Maybe So, and Tor for The Princess Will Save You and Trouble the Saints! These are SO anticipated!!
Shenanigans Since Last Time:
I read 12 books this month. Which honestly isn’t bad considering the actual world is on fire, right? Right.
This is a pretty good bunch! I have actually reviewed most of them already, but the ones I haven’t are really good (that would be the last four on this list!) so do yourself a favor and grab ’em!
Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!
- Karen @ For What It’s Worth Reviews is giving away a gift card to a small business of your choice and also, I won the first one! I chose a donation to Koh Tao Primary, which is a school co-founded by Eliza Taylor. Watch the documentary and then give the kids your money, too!
- AJ @ Read All the Things! talks about how to help the book community in the wake of COVID-19
- Amber @ Du Livre has planned the Spring Book Blast to feature those books and authors who’ve had promotional events canceled.
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books shares how she blog hops
- Chana @ Paper Procrastinators confesses that she doesn’t always mean to read that book
- Crystal @ Lost in Storyland asks if a book can have too many POVs
- Nyx @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks about some bookish stuff she doesn’t like
- Wendy @ Falconer’s Library shares some books you may want to avoid during this particular apocalypse
- Cait @ Paper Fury explains how her reading habits have changed in the last decade
- Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books shares some ways to connect with the book community
- Tracy @ Cornerfolds discusses how hard it is to get stuff done these days (preach, sister)
- Tânia @MyLovelySecret talks about all the darn snakes on books these days
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators wants to know how you discover new books
- Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction discusses what happens to all those deleted drafts
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! OKAY BUT LOOK. There were no new covers so these are just some new BOOKS I have heard about/am excited about since last we chatted.
New Megan Bannen and Louise O’Neill!? Gosh yes! And okay fine, Crownchasers has been on my TBR for eons but the cover was just released and I kind of dig it, plus the book is on my wishlist so whatever. It’s my blog, I do what I want!
Things we need to talk about at this juncture:
- We have a release date for The 100 final season! And a title! From the Ashes, episode 7×01, will premiere on Wednesday May 20th. Which means you absolutely have time to binge the series. I am currently beginning season 3 of my rewatch, but I believe in your ability to watch 84 episodes in 50 days.
- Scythe Bookish Games is taking place! As of the time I am typing this, your girl is still alive, but that could change at any moment of course!
StalkFollow the game for all kinds of shenanigans!
- Okay, let’s chat about the state of the world. The crazy thing about this is, none of us is not impacted. You know I have been wont to bitch about politics, or weather, or what have you, but I think this is the first time I can unequivocally say that this pandemic matters to all of you reading this. And frankly, that is bananas. I hope more than anything that you and your loved ones are all well and safe. But I know that this is so much farther reaching than just the illness itself, horrible as it is. I am currently unemployed, so that’s fun, and of course the kids are out of school. The impact from this will span years, if not decades, and it is just… mind boggling. Also, I didn’t realize that the apocalypse would be so simultaneously anxiety-ridden and mind-numbingly boring, so that’s a fun take.