It’s Friday My Friends, Put Your Feet Up!
Last weeks Random Thoughts seemed to work out pretty well. I enjoyed doing it primarily because I don’t have to think too hard to get it done. I just have to sit down and type whatever comes into my head. Since I’ve pretty much dedicated my life to avoiding doing anything that involves too much work, I’m going to stick with ‘Random Thoughts Friday’ for a while and see how it goes. It’s not like I only have random thoughts on Friday, I’m fairly random most days, but I’ll try to contain myself to just Fridays so as not to scare you too badly.
On the agenda this weekend for my family: I’m going to put a bookshelf together with the hubs. Pick your sides and place your bets now. It could get nasty. And by nasty I mean scary. And by scary I mean I’ll probably end up hiding downstairs while he does it himself. Wait. Never mind. I’ll have review of the whole process of purchasing, delivery, assembly, quality and overall satisfaction on the blog sometime very soon.
Does anyone watch The Deadliest Catch? If you do you’re probably a fan of Captain Phil and you’ve already heard that he passed away. I watched the very sad episode the other night and it broke my heart. My thoughts are with his family, rest in peace Captain Phil.
On a brighter note, Jeaniene Frost @ replied me on Twitter. That excites me. Hey, this is Random Thoughts Friday you know, gimme a break.
Amazon has dropped the price of the Kindle 2 to $189. I assume it’s in anticipation of the release of the K3. If you’re wanting an e-reader now is a good time.
As you may or may not know, Donna over at Fantasy Dreamers Ramblings is taking a break from blogging but she is still keeping track of new releases and she has generously shared her Google calendar on her blog as well as several ways to access it. Go check it out and leave her some love, this is an awesome resource!
A new-to-me blog, Paranormal Bites. Slick layout, good content, I’m wondering why I’m just now discovering this blog. Go lookie.
True Blood. Who’s still excited? ME. We meet Alcide this week, he’ll be guarding Sookie’s body *ahem*. Here’s a trailer. I don’t get it but whatever, here it is.
I’m currently reading the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I’ve read the first three books so far and can’t wait to read Magic Bleeds. I’ll have a mini review of the first three books on Monday. I don’t even know if I can call it a mini review, it’s actually just a few brief thoughts on each book. I’ll say right now, I have been missing out, this series is awesome! Thanks to all my fellow book addicts for insisting I get off my butt and read this series.
My wish for all authors: [sprinkles shimmery fairy dust and dances gracefully]
I wish for a beautiful website for you all that is easy to navigate with a section for your current releases, coming soon, and back list. A printable reading order list would be fab too, but now I’m just being greedy. Also, if you’re on Twitter, Facebook, GoodReads etc. and want to connect, it would be wonderful if those links were easily found on your website too. If you keep a blog as well as a website, links to both on each site would thrill me beyond measure. I like to add all this information to my reviews but if I can’t find it I am forced to fall on the floor and cry for a few minutes. Plus, if I’m blown away by your amazing book, I’m going to want more. Having a complete list of all your goodies will encourage me to purchase your goodies. Amen.
I recently came across this website called of all things, Fuck You Penguin. It doesn’t look like it is being updated anymore but have a browse, it’s good for wasting a little time and you may even giggle a time or two. It really appealed to my refined sense of humor. *snort*
Kindle Vixen has a good post on safeguarding your e-book library and how to use Calibe and DropBox to easily back up. Worth checking out.
I found out that Books On Board has excellent customer service this week. I had some issues and they were happy to help out. Yay!
Current giveaways here at FictionVixen:
- Desire me by Robyn DeHart (5 copies) – Ends TODAY, hurry!
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – Ends July 5
- Crimson Moon by J.A. Saare – Ends July 3
That’s it for me this week. Hope your week was fabulous and your weekend will be even better. xoxo