Welcome to Random Friday on Saturday! Yay!!! Yesterday was Jennifer Estep day on the blog so we’re doing Random Friday today.
In case you missed it, I posted my review of VENOM and Jennifer stopped by to talk about cooking since Gin is pretty handy in the kitchen. She’s giving away a copy of VENOM so check out her post HERE. VENOM will be released on September 28th, and let me tell you, you want to read it! If you haven’t read the Elemental Assassin series, get on it.
It’s been an amazing year for urban fantasy. I was blown away by Mind Games by Carolyn Crane and even more so by the second book in her Dillusionists Trilogy, Double Cross. I’ll have a review on the blog on Tuesday. So good!
Lucky me, I won an ARC of Inside Out by Lauren Dane the other day. I am really excited and can’t wait to read it. I have a few books I need to read first though. You think I’ll make it without cheating? Too late, I already read the first chapter. I couldn’t help it, I’m weak. I also have an ARC of Second Chances by Lauren Dane that I’m itching to get to.
Short and Sweet Reviews: I’ve gotten some really positive feedback on my new Short and Sweet format for reviews. I’m glad you’re all liking the format, I’m finding it easier to review novellas and I’m able to get a few more reviews on the blog. I just want to make clear though that the short and sweet format is usually just for novellas and books I’ve purchased myself that I want to give a little blog time to. If I’ve accepted a book for review I, and the FVBR reviewers will still be doing traditional full length reviews.
Hunger Games: I’m currently listening to Hunger Games on audio book and really liking it! I really wasn’t sure what to expect going in but I have to admit, it’s pretty good. It’s pretty violent and dark, not what I’d normally expect from the young adult genre.
For those of you following my ant invasion drama, you can exhale now. The ants have left the building. I’m still sleeping with one eye open but we’ve been ant free for a couple of days now so I’m hopeful. I mentioned my plight on Twitter and @SamanthaHunter suggested a product called Terro. It’s Borax based and apparently very effective. I put the bait down and within minutes ants were flocking to it in hordes. It was pretty disturbing actually. They swarmed the bait for several days and then eventually dwindled to nothing. Hopefully they took enough of the bait back to the nest to kill it. I sound so heartless I know. 🙁
I recently conducted an e-reader poll in my blog sidebar asking people what kind of e-reader they owned. I know not everyone owns one but I was curious about those that do. Here are the results:
Votes : 96
The reason I wanted to know what e-readers people are using is I recently created an e-reader resource page (check the link bar on top of the blog). It’s still pretty sparse but I’m adding to it often and I hope to be able to post helpful links for several different kinds of e-readers. I’m a Kindle fan so most of the links are for Kindle but I’m working on it. 🙂
I also created a ‘current giveaway’ page (link bar on the top of the blog) where I will list all of the open giveaways at FVBR. It will be updated often and it will make it easier to see what’s up for offer. And speaking of giveaways, I’ll have a big CSN Stores giveaway coming up soon. You don’t want to miss it, they have a huge online store and I’ll be giving away a nice big gift card.
That’s all I’ve got for this edition of Random Friday, enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you here again next week.