Friday, May 1, 2015

Bookish April!

Hi, all!  I already pretty much showed you what I created in April (jewelry-wise).  I haven't come up with anything new lately so I'm gonna do a little something different with this post.

I don't have a book blog and I don't plan to create one.  It's too much work and effort and I just can't summon the energy to be all gung-ho and promotional all the time.  I can barely promote my own stuff.  :)

However, I do love to read.  As I mentioned in my last post, I've become friends with a raving fan-girl to several authors lately, and I'm greatly enjoying the interaction with people who, if I met them in person, I'd likely fall mute and starstruck.  I've joined a few author fan groups on Facebook and I've befriended several of my absolute favs, and I'm reading more than is healthy.  I help promote when I can, but I do have a business to run and things to design and teach, etc.

What I figured is that I will just start tracking my read books each month and share them with you.  Take note:  My tastes vary greatly, from Young Adult to smutty-mic-smut-smut to dark and dangerous books to sexy paranormal books to... well, everything.  If you have delicate sensibilities, you've been warned.  :D

So, while I won't be blogging about my beloved authors per se, I'll be showing you a monthly tally of my read books.  April was a heavy month for me reading-wise, but it won't always be that way.  I need to pick up the pace with my work and my own business, so vacation time is over and it's time to get back to the daily grind.  I have my own things to write and author and design.  So without further ado, here are my April books:

It's important to note that I read several of these books twice through (the Fallen Crest series, Tool, More Than This and a few others).  I also have Kindle Unlimited and I don't track all of those books if they're short novellas.  I highly recommend Tijan's Fallen Crest series.  I love, love, love it!  I bought the audiobooks, too, so I listen while working.  I also heartily recommend Jay McLean's More Than series.  Oh, she's good.  So very good.  I loved them so much!

In other news, I'm so sad to report that my beloved Cabby has died.  She left with a piece of my soul, and I'm heartbroken.  Her death was unexpected and quick, and we are all traumatized over her loss.  RIP my sweet baby.

Oh, I also decided to close the shop on my website.  I still have my etsy shop, of course, and I will be uploading my files to Craftsy slowly over time.  I have written over 50 tutorials, so this process will take time.  It wasn't worth the cost of the web administration fees to maintain my own online store when my Etsy shop has a good rate of sales.  For now, Etsy will be good enough.  :)

Soon, I will have exciting news to share with you.  Stay tuned!  I'm waiting for the official announcement before I blab.  Much love and hugs,  ~Val