Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sunday Soup - June 14
Soup Dish: on my mind
✽Lightweight soup tonight; spent another weekend camping with my daughter and a few girls from her Scout troop. So pretty. So exhausting.
✽In book blogging meta, I quite liked what Jess Hearts has to say about book blogging and promo here. Simply stated and spot on.
✽I'm hugely entertained by Natalie's "Bad Life Decision" series, with live tweets and blog posts. Good times start here.
What I'm reading
wherein I take on some new authors
✽After I sent out my appeal for new author recommendations, it occurred to me that I have about 3 shelves full of mostly new-to-me authors as well as 3 thumb drives from RT14. So while I will bear in mind the list I received, I'm going to work through a little bit of what I have first. Up this week: Bound by Brenda Rothert. I guess I'd peg this one as NA. The hero is a hot, adorable Mary Sue and the heroine is a giant bag of mixed signals, which I was impatient with. The emotional push-pull was realistic for the context, and I confess to sniffling a little at the end, so it was reasonably successful-- I think NA fans might like it a lot. I'm not an NA fan per se and I thought it was just OK.
✽I'm almost finishes with a Karina Bliss title which is also not grabbing me too hard. It's a rock-star-falls-for-librarian thing and despite being highly recommended, I'm just not buying these characters. Will it redeem itself in the last 7%? Seems unlikely. Not terrible mind you; it just hasn't hooked me.
To make up for the lightweightness of this week's soup, here is a pretty photo from the weekend camping on the Olympic Peninsula: