I’ve never been one to make a formal TBR. I am very much a mood reader and have always found the concept of a set TBR to be a constraining thing. Something to keep me squashed within a preconceived notion that I am required to follow along with like a prison in chains. To say the least, I’m not particularly fond them.
I am behind on my review copies to an alarming degree. Well, to me it is alarming. I have one that I should have completed and reviewed by next Tuesday and another three in July. I typically read my review copies months in advance and have the reviews written and schedule, ready to go, so that I don’t get into a hopped up sense on panic with due dates. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening this year so for the next two months I’m going to try setting myself a more strict TBR in hopes of getting these books reviews as I have promised I would do.
Ah yes, May. The month that almost felt like it wasn’t a repeat of March 2020. Maybe we will be living in March 2020 the rest of our lives, who knows, but May almost felt different. Almost.
Despite the fact that I was very busy in May I managed to get a lot read. This past month was incredibly busy at work, I had a flurry of doctor’s appointments, my second COVID shot that knocked me down and out, my child’s last day of school, working towards selling a house…I’m tired, ya’ll. Because of all the happened this month I assumed my “books read” for the month would be 3 or 4 at the most but here we are. Let’s take a look back at May here at Literary Weaponry.
Hello all! In case you don’t know, OwlCrate is a monthly bookish subscription box featuring a ya fantasy/fantasy adjacent book and items around a theme. I have been receiving these monthly boxes for nearly three years now and I love them!
When I received my May box I expected it to be good but I think it could just my favorite bookish box I’ve ever had the pleasure of opening. Want to see what got me excited? Check out my unboxing video!
Sometimes I just sit and look at my shelves or the books sitting on my digital TBR and I feel like I’ve abandoned them, left them out in the cold, sent them to bed without dinner…you get my drift. There are times when I wonder if I will ever get around to reading them all. The honest answer is no, probably not, but I like to pretend.
In honor of all of those books sitting on my shelves I’ve decided that even if I don’t get to them anytime soon I at least want to give them some attention. A bit of a gentle, loving pet if you will. To do that I am going to be using a random number generator to pick three random books from my TBR to talk about with you all every week. At least, that is the plan. The plan may evolve and change as we go along but this is as good a jumping off point as any.
You frequently hear authors talking about how preorders help them when their book is released. Their accumulated preorders leading up to the book’s release date all count toward sales during that first week which can help make or break that book’s performance or whether or not the author gets to continue writing that series or if they get a new contract with that publisher. Preorders are important to them and today I’d like to highlight some of the books that I currently have preordered for the remainder of 2021.
2021 is turning out to be a year of spectacular book releases. The first quarter brought us reads such as The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon, We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal, and A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas all of which were high up on my anticipated reads list. The second quarter looks like it will be filled with even more phenomenal releases! Here are some second quarter releases I am most looking forward to.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately so I figure that now was the perfect time to put together a book tag! This tag was found at Way Too Fantasy and it seemed like a fun romp. It can be frustrating when you don’t feel like reading but still want to be active in the reading community. Just because you aren’t in the mood to read doesn’t mean that you aren’t a reader, a lover of books and stories. Participate in a way that makes you comfortable. I guess this is my way of saying that even though I don’t feel like reading I’m not going to shut up about the stories I love or even the ones I hate.