After the past few weeks, I’m definitely looking forward to things going back to normal around here. First there was Bout of Books, in which I pushed myself beyond the limits of my sanity. Then, after one week to recover, I jumped right into Armchair BEA.
Not that they weren’t fun, but I’m not sorry they’re over, and I’m looking forward to returning to my normal three(ish)-a-week posting schedule. Today I just needed a low-key day to decompress, so I thought I’d give you a heads up on what’s coming later in the month.
I have a new Anticipation post, with a couple new summer titles I’m looking forward to.
There are three Sigma Force reviews left in my countdown. (I’m just finishing up my re-reads, and these last few books are some of the best in the series.)
And thanks to NetGalley, I have review copies of three other titles being released on June 25th. So, between those books and The Eye of God, I’ve already dubbed the last week in June “review week.” I’m feeling overwhelmed again just thinking about it, but the NetGalley books really did catch me off guard.
When I first started this blog, I joined NetGalley, but I figured I was too new and too small to actually be approved for books. So, at first, I only requested books that I didn’t actually need to request, the ones that offered a “Read Now” option. I figured they’d be a good way to build up a good reputation for reviewing before actually putting myself out there.
A few weeks ago I gathered up my nerve and hit several review requests… and they all came back approved! And one was from Penguin! I figured I had a decent shot with indie publishers, but the Penguin book I figured for sure was going to be denied. I almost didn’t request it at all, but I figured… why not? And now I’m glad I did, because the book looks really interesting.
(And yes, I used the word “figured” about twenty times in those last couple paragraphs. I’m tired.)
So… that’s what my month looks like. (Plus turning 30 on Saturday.)
What do you have on the horizon?