For many spring is here. Where I live… well it’s trying, but we had a super fun snow/rain mix yesterday. Mother Nature decided an April Fools’ joke was in order apparently. In honor of Spring, this weeks Weekly Geeks gives us a few topics to choose from…
My favorite 2011 reads thus far are Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless by (The Parasol Protectorate series) by Gail Carriger and Monster by A. Lee Martinez.
The only books I’ve read this year that I actually payed attention to hype fall into the romance category. Of those, the one worth mentioning that definitely lived up to hype is This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.
I did actually start something new here at the blog this year. I’ve been doing month end posts to look back at what I read each month and write a few sentences about books that I don’t write full reviews for. Speaking of that, I’ve been thinking about changing it to one post halfway through the month and one at the end because they’ve been pretty huge posts, but I’ve got time to figure out if and how I want to change those. The only other habit I’ve picked up around the blog this year is constantly sharing and talking about outside links to articles about books and the like. (I’m blaming this on my newfound addiction to Tumblr.)
Book organization is an ongoing process here in house of Hannah. I have lots and lots of books and nowhere to put them. I just got a new bookshelf a few months ago and its already double stacked on a few shelves. In fact, all of my bookshelves are double stacked with books, and the tops of them, which aren’t actually shelves, have become shelves. I’m terrible at giving away books. I’ve tried and tried, but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of any of my books so I’m constantly moving things around to make room for all of my bookish stuff. As for my system, it works quite well for me, so I won’t be changing that anytime soon.
The Parasol Protectorate series, which I mentioned in my first answer is a series I fell in love with right off the bat. The series has become a favorite and each of the three books are absolutely going to make my favorites of the year list. I’m sure of it.
Mid-month and month-end posts are a great idea. Love your blog!
I’ve been trying to figure out whats better, mid month and month end or just month end. I’m leaning more toward the two posts right now. Thanks! =]
I’ve just found your blog through Weekly Geeks 🙂 I also absolutely loved the Parasol Protectorate series and can’t wait for Heartless to come out! I totally sympathise with not wanting to get rid of books – my partner is constantly asking for some space on the shelves and I just can’t give it up…
I have a countdown going for Heartless. That’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I’m pretty psyched because the author recently announced another series she has coming out. I can’t wait to check that out too!