Hello, again. It's been another week of fairly nice weather. Which is nice, it's better than last year. Last summer was so cool and sometimes rainy. So far, it's been warmer this time around. *knock on wood*
No books this week. *sad face* Well, it's for the best, you know. I really need to put a dent in my review stack. And I did, sort of, after reading Shadow and Bone and Shadows Cast By Stars during the week. Look for reviews of these books Tuesday and Friday. :) (Reviews are auto-posted around 6am my time/9am East Coast time, if you're curious.)
I was going to read Timepiece after The Golden Lily, but the e-galley expired and Egmont archived the title on NetGalley. *head-desk* First time this has happened to me, too. It kind of sucks. It's half my fault for not checking the archive date.
There's a thing authors do on Twitter and in blog posts that I like, and that is saying what they're favourite TV shows and movies and songs are. :) You all know that Kathleen Peacock, author of Hemlock, got me to watch the anime Fruits Basket, which got me to read all 23 volumes of the manga, which got me into reading manga (am currently enjoying the English translation of Dawn of the Arcana, it's like Game of Thrones-lite). Well, earlier in the week, Natalie Whipple, author of the 2013 debut Transparent (find it on Goodreads here), was asking for anime and other TV reccomendations because she's up at all hours with her new baby. She then proceeded to list some of her faves in terms of anime. I think it was through Natalie that I discovered one show which led me to discover Crunchyroll and get addicted to watching anime streaming online. I suggested one of the new Spring shows I've been watching called Tsuritama (it's not based off a novel or manga, as far as I know). It's rather odd, rather quirky. I didn't think it would be all that interesting, since it's plugged as a slice of life show about 4 guys who fish, but there's some mystery and intrigue going on. Plus there's some aliens and a duck named Tapioca. And it's brightly coloured, which makes it pretty to watch. :) I'm also surprised I'm enjoying a new anime about basketball. I don't even like basketball.
BEA happens soon. *pausing for jealous face* While I'm outrageously jealous of the people who go to BEA and ALA and ComicCon, I'm grateful for the people I know that go who let me borrow the ARCs they get. And grateful for the people that offer to send me an ARC or two, I owe Kathy big hugs for saying she'd pick up one for me. Plus I imagine everyone out here will want to go through Alita's stack when she gets back. :) The jealousy makes me consider going to ALA Midwinter next January in Seattle.
Since I didn't get books this week, here's a picture of the stack of books I currently have to read. E-galleys aren't pictured, but I've got about 12 or 13 of those to read. Anything you see here that I don't have listed to review that you want to see a review of? Say so in comments.