Last night I completely re-did my blog’s theme/background to make it look nicer. It’s something that was long overdue, and I’m liking the result so far. I even have drop-down menus! And my Twitter background matches my blog’s. Yay!
During my month-in-review post, I’d mentioned that I hadn’t gone out and bought any books lately. It’s been one of those vaguely hellish weeks for no particular reason at all, so I went to the bookstore to cheer myself up and bought a copy of N. K. Jemisin’s “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.” My boyfriend saw the book and pointed out that 100,000 is indeed a very large number of kingdoms, and asked how they all fit within the world. Of course I don’t know that yet, as I haven’t read the book, but I’ll be back to everyone with answers when I do.
I received a review copy of Jasper Kent’s “The Twelve” earlier this week, and it sounds fantastic. Vampires in Napoleonic Russia? Hell yes.
And, last but not least, I also have a review copy of Jane Kindred’s “The Midnight Court.” I read the first book in the series earlier last winter and loved it, so I’m excited to see how the story continues. It’s about fallen angels who descend into Russia, and there’s a strong parallel between the protagonist and Anastasia Romanov.