Thursday, October 2, 2014

Changes + September 2014 Reads

CHANGES: September was a tough month my friends. I have some ongoing personal issues at home that are not going to get easier. My husband is gravely ill and my time is now precious. As a result, I must make a few changes around here.

I've already slowed down posting reviews and that will continue. However, reading has always been my own personal kind of meditation and I'm going to need that space. So, in the near future I will continue reading and sharing my thoughts as often as possible. My husband John has asked me not to give up on my blogging and, as long as I enjoy it, I won't. Regardless, to further alleviate personal stress I will not accept ARCs for review until further notice. See Disclosure/Rating page.

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READS: Now, on to my September reads. Two of my top books of the month have winter themes. The Bears of Winter ed. by Jerry L. Wheeler is my favorite LGBT anthology of the year to this point. It's erotic with excellent creative writing and fantastic editing. The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire finally hooked me on the October Daye urban fantasy series. I'm now a true fan. And then there is I Knew Him by Erastes, a great historical thriller with first rate writing and a central character I won't soon forget.

September 2014 Books Read: 9
Contemporary Romance: 1
Paranormal Romance: 1
Historical Romance: 1
Urban Fantasy: 2
Science Fiction: 2
LGBT: 2

SEPTEMBER 2014 TOP READS:


The Bears of Winter ed. by Jerry L. Wheeler: A-
The Winter Long (Toby Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire: A-
I Knew Him by Erastes: B+
Downfall (Cal Leandros #9) by Rob Thurman: B
An American Duchess by Sharon Page: B-
Frozen by Meljean Brook: B-
The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles #2) by Susan Wiggs: B-
Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler: C+
The Forever Watch by David Ramirez: C

SEPTEMBER 2014 OTHER REVIEWS AND POSTS
In Your Dreams (Blue Heron #4) by Kristan Higgins
August 2014 Recap: Favorite Reads, Old & New
Hilcia's Minis: YA Wallflowers & Dark Horses + LGBT Mysteries: Porcelain Dogs, Cambridge Fellows & Think of England

10 comments:

  1. My prayers are with you and John, Hilcia. Hugs and good thoughts, too.

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    1. Thank you Phyl. Much, much appreciated.

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  2. Hils - *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

    Li

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  3. Hilcia, I hope things start to go well again. I really wish you and your family the best. Give your husband the well wishes, I hope he can get better soon.

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  4. Li, Sonia, thank you both for your prayers and well wishes. We both appreciate them dearly.

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  5. Hils: I'm so sorry to hear about John! Best wishes to you both.

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  6. Thanks Wendy, John and I appreciate your heartfelt wishes!

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  7. Hugs and hopes for you both. Take care of yourself, Hils.

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  8. Thinking of you and John, Hils. I'm so sorry. Sending lots of love through the interwebsphere (new word, you're welcome).

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  9. Thank you 'Nathan & Lori. Hugs back.

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