Welcome to our new feature – Shelf Reflections! Our plan is to recap the past month’s activities on our blogs and perhaps give a little taste of what is to come!
So March was a pretty good month for me!
The biggest UP was that My Shelf Confessions gained a new contributor! Pabkins is wonderful and she’s already made her mark here and her reviews have been awesome! She’s spreading her zombie love all over and *cough* infecting people with it – in fact she challenged Kimba the Caffeinated Book Review to read her favorite book World War Z – which I think her review sparked interest in a lot of people but this was a challenge and of course neither can back down from a challenge! So Kimba challenged Pabkins to read The Passage (which literally has me in fits of glee because it’s one of my fav books EVER and I’m horrified that she hasn’t read it before now!) So yes, Pabkins is fitting in nicely it’s totally lovely to have another reviewer on board!
For March I also signed up for the Review Copy Cleanup Challenge. Yeah. This was a complete #fail for me unfortunately. Not that I didn’t read review books – but that I lost track of the challenge and basically forgot about it!
However, Bex and I started an awesome new feature (besides this one) called Your Fate in Fiction! We’re totally excited about it and our first post featured a question inspired by the book Partials by Dan Wells, where you learned a bit about our tastes in music -and that I have a penchant to listening to The Lion King Soundtrack. Our last Your Fate in Fiction was a question inspired by Slide by Jill Hathaway. This is a bi-weekly event so stay tuned for our next one!
This month has been fairly good for books I’ve read! The Weeping – which My Shelf Confessions was a tour stop for was amazingtastic! We got to learn some of O’Dell Hutchison’s Shelf Confessons *wink,wink*
Also reviewed The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers – and it’s probably going to make my Best of 2012 list, it’s THAT awesome. The Night She Disappeared was a solid mystery read and The Wolf Gift has Anne Rice back in the seat for supernaturals!
We’ve also been pretty lucky in the Mailbox department here as well. You might remember I got some tasty Japanese chocolate. I was also completely spoiled with my last IMM and splurged when I had a couple of gift cards to spend.
I also can’t forget to mention that I’m proud to be hosting and taking sign ups for the blog tour for The Legend of the Elementals by Kyle Timmermeyer! The date for the tour is May 1-14, but no weekends. This is a coming of age, post-apocalyptic adventure that is probably considered YA-crossover due to the age of the characters. Check out the sign up post HERE for more info and the sign up form.
I signed up for the Bloggiesta. It’s actually a one weekend event, but I’m crossing my fingers I’m more active for it than I was for the Review Copy Clean-Up this month! [Edited to update that Bloggiesta wasn't a COMPLETE failure for me, I did get a few things done, but not near as much as I wanted, next year I hope to be more active on Twitter and the chalenges, etc!]
I’m a little bit behind in my reviewing and my reading, but I’m excited for what we have coming up! My review of Croak by Gina Damico – another Best of 2012 candidate I think! We’re also lucky enough to host a tour spot for The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose, and Forgiving Trinity by Elizabeth Reinhardt.
I’m also SUPER excited about the books I have to read for April – including The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Pabkins and I are planning a special dual review!) Strange Flesh by Michael Olsen that I’ve been drooling over ever since it came in the mail! White Horse by Alex Adams, another book I haven’t been able to stop thinking about reading. And several others, it’s definitely going to be another busy review month for me – hopefully I don’t fall behind!
How was your March? What are you looking forward to for April?