Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Soup - February 29

In The Soup This Week... Kit Rocha, Samhain, and bookish apps!

Soup Dish:  on my mind
Sad to hear that Samhain is closing. They played a huge role in breaking open erotic romance into the thriving genre it is now. I believe the announcement went out via email, but the email was posted online. Class act for sure. Be sure to check with your favorite Samhain authors over coming months for updates about their titles.

There's a bit of a buzz going on about Litsy, a new social/reading app for tracking and sharing books and reactions, or in their menu terms, Quotes, Blurbs, and Reviews. I recently switched from an iPhone to Android, so I won't be an early adopter. To paraphrase the zen parable, could be a good thing, could be a bad thing. It doesn't have a web client so it probably wouldn't get a lot of lift with me anyway. I love my mobile apps, but for lots of typing, I want my a real keyboard.

Speaking of apps, I was poking around book blogs, as one does, and stumbled over an amazing-looking plug-in for formatting book blog posts. Like everyone who's been on the Blogger platform for awhile, I thinking about migrating to WP every now and then.  This could be an incentive!

What I'm reading  --Kind of a light week.

I dived right into the latest Kit Rocha, but I resisted the impulse to speed through it.  It's really an amazing speculative world to visit, but it's the emotional wringer that forces me to set it down here and there, just to catch my breath. It's killer. When you get this far along in a series, sometimes things get to feeling a little stale but the Sectors just get better and better.

I dabbled around a little bit with some samples but I didn't find anything that hooked me. I did read a sort of hilarious erotic scene that was basically an X-rated version of "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." I'll leave the details to your imagination.

Lastly, I had a 3rd-party review book that consumed a bit of my time.

Overall, not a bad week but didn't get through a whole lot of titles.

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