I realized I haven't posted to my blog in about 80 bazillion years. The whole "break from the internet" thing is going well in a sense- lots of cobwebs cleared (or clearing), some of that "to do" stuff knocked out, and just some general restructuring underway. All of this is good, but then I realized I missed my blog. I caught myself doing internet drive-by's and berating myself over lack of fresh, exciting content.
Well, I can't promise fresh, exciting content right now because I'm feeling more contemplative than exciting, and I wouldn't want to unload all my cobwebby creativity on anyone right now. But I do deplore the lack of content. And so, I interrupt my internet silence to bring you a few of the things on my bookshelf. I've either just read them, or are about to. ("Just" being a relative term meaning anytime in the past two weeks.)
This book was billed as "YA Romance," but since the main character is 21, and the male lead in his 30s, I would seriously reconsider the labeling. It was, however, some really good historical sweet romance, which is usually completely out of my wheelhouse, people. However, I liked this little volume quite a lot. Taking place right at the end of the Civil War, it is the love story between a Confederate soldier and the young woman who helps shelter and care for him.
I loved loved this short novel by Cyn Balog. I loved reading about a heroine who wasn't a size six, and who managed to pull off both a decent relationship AND a healthy dose of self-respect by the end of the novel. Plus I just have this thing for books set in bakeries. I don't know why. And now I want a fresh jelly doughnut. Drat you, Cyn Balog!
The new Beth Revis was a pleasant surprise- normally I am not a fan of the middle books of trilogies, but I think this one may actually outdo its predecessor. The sci fi setting was a nice switch, and entirely believable. It ended on something of a cliffhanger, yet managed to tie up most loose ends before doing so. Plus I just love the cover. This is one of my favorite covers of the year so far.
I have not actually had the pleasure of finishing this yet, but I've heard enough rave reviews that I can't wait to get there. Plus who doesn't love Maggie Stiefvater? (If you don't, just forget I asked, 'kay?)