It Happened on the Blog-May 2019
This month I feel like nothing happened. I’ve been on a blogging slump lately, but thankfully not a reading one.
- [1 May] Murder Knocks Twice by Susanna Calkins ★★★★★
- [6 May] Death and the Harlot by Georgina Clarke ★★★★
- [8 May] The Unimaginable by Dina Silver ★★★
- [8 May] Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves ★★★★
- [21 May] Lady Mechanika Vol. 5: La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Joe Benítez, M. M. Chen ★★★★
Stand Out Reads
Lady Mechanika is always a favorite for me. Murder Knocks Twice by Susanna Calkins was an ARC, but boy did I love it.
Books Read But Not Reviewed Yet
This month I read 4 books (Not much, I know). Two of them were audiobooks. There was one book that I had to DNF.
- How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Rowland- Audiobook. Angel never disappoints. Neither does the narrator Allison McLemore.
- A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas– Audiobook. This one took some getting used to with its slow start, but when in picked up I really enjoyed it.
- The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss- Print. I love love loved this. So much in fact, that I immediately bought book two (and gasped at the mere thickness of it too, it’s like double the length of book 1).
- Dark Witch by Nora Roberts– Print. I had this one sitting on my shelves for a long time. Not bad but not my favorite.
Look for the reviews in June.
Book I DNF’d
I did not like the protagonist and the writing style was not my cup of tea. It was hard to get through and so slow. It’s unfortunate because I really thought the premise was interesting.
Video Game Reviews
None. But can you believe, I’m still playing Dragon Quest XI? It’s a massive game. If you’re a gamer on Steam, feel free to friend me @ LSR Gamer.
Not much going on personally, just every day routines. Work, rest, repeat. We did have a bird family set up a nest right above our front door. It was the cutest thing. By the time I wanted to to take a picture the chicks flew the coop! How fast they grow up. *sniff* LOL. The weather is super humid already and we’ve had a lot of rain. Since we have a large pond on our property a little spill over happens, and snakes are pretty common. And yes, we have poisonous ones… But on a positive note, we also have a lot of turtles, bass, catfish, and sun fish. We feed them every day and we consider them pets because as soon as we walk up to the pond they all gather around and wait for their feeding. It’s the cutest thing.
- Live to Fly Another Day by Eliza Watson– The author was kind enough to send me a signed review copy along with a sweet card. I love this series and look forward to reading it.
- European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss-Didn’t I tell you it was thick?
- Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman– I jumped on the hype train with this one. But I was always looking for a Sci-fi YA read, so there ya go.
Goals for June
- Um yeah, more book reviews. Sheesh…again.
- I have a ton of back logged video games that I need to write reviews for. (Yep still a dang goal)
- More Shady Talk, as always.
- A couple of giveaways. For one thing, Jun is my birthday month, so I might do something.
It Happened on the Blog Archive
- [2 Apr] It Happened on the Blog: March 2019 Summary
- [2 May] It Happened on the Blog: April 2019 Summary
How was May 2019 for your blog. Any goals?