Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Here We Go Again... My Fifty Shades Darker Trailer Reaction (plus other news)

Hello once again, fellow nerds! As you can probably tell, work and grad school have been kicking my sorry ass, and I'm still trying to get the hang of managing my minuscule free time properly. Sadly, I did not make nearly as much progress as I had wanted to on that super sexy erotic romance novel I'm writing, and it's been way too long since I've devoted much time to this blog, or even since I tweeted anything. I was getting ready to finally post my long-overdue review of Star Trek Beyond this week, though, and was totally going to (honestly! I swear!) follow that up with my book reviews of A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. But alas, it was not yet to be, for I have recieved two pieces of terrible news today that have forced me to completely change my plans.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Book Review: In Flight, by R.K. Lilley

Yes, I know, I promised you A Game of Thrones. That review will be ready soon...ish. I hope. But right now I just have all these thoughts about all these erotic romance books I've been reading stuck in my head and I just need to get them out. Enjoy!

In Flight (Up in the Air #1)- R.K. Lilley

(WARNING: All the usual stuff about snark, possibly NSFW material, and some possible mild spoilers, although probably not too many. Also, I could honestly not care less if I did spoil this book. I think you'll understand why soon enough.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Book Review (and some other news): Bared to You by Sylvia Day

Hello, book buddies! Guess who's back after yet another months-long unscheduled hiatus? Man, I really need to stop making a habit of those...

So, I guess I have a bit of explaining to do, particularly since 1) my last two reviews were for erotica; 2) this book wasn't even on my reading list; and 3) I'd kinda been talking and talking about how excited I was to have finally finished A Game of Thrones and was all pumped up to get my review of it out and then finally start my City of Bones sporking I've been talking about for what seems like decades. And well, I actually DID write most of my GOT review; it was detailed and thorough and awesome and so close to done... and then I lost it all.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mini-Reviews: Club Shadowlands and The Boss

Happy almost spring, everyone! I tried for much longer than what's reasonable to turn this into a "winter is coming/winter's almost over" joke to celebrate the fact that I'm almost done with A Game of Thrones and should have a review of it out soon, but sadly I failed.

Anyway... my blog may have been all but dead between August and January, but that doesn't mean I wasn't doing any reading. I joked a long time ago on my review of The Last Swordmage that it was pretty strange that despite the fact that I feel way more at home with genres like fantasy, don't usually care for straight-up erotica/romance as a genre, and always intended for this blog to host an eclectic mix of fiction, my early reviews almost solely focused on (mostly terrible) kinky erotic romance. And now it's been what, about a year since I last reviewed anything "erotic"? Oh, how things have changed (or not) since those early days. So after taking a much-needed breather, I decided months back to cautiously dip my toe back into the hot, steamy, sweaty Jacuzzi of erotic fiction. You're welcome, my friends, you're welcome.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Book Review: Aftermath

After nearly two months (!) of sporadic reading, I have finally done it. I've finished Aftermath.

Sorry, Chuck Wendig, I really didn't like your book.

Star Wars: Aftermath- Chuck Wendig

(WARNING: Spoilers ahead. If you'd like to read this review with spoilers hidden, check it out on Goodreads. Also, the usual warnings about extreme snark, some naughty language, and RANT MODE ACTIVATED.)

Friday, February 19, 2016

(Formerly Flash) Fiction Friday #9 (And of course the other usual B.S.)

Hooray for not sticking to New Year's Resolutions!

You know what else is hard? Reading friggin' Aftermath. You know, Chuck Wendig's Star Wars novel I promised I'd have a review of finished by last Monday? Yuuuup, still plodding through that. I guess giving up is always an option, but I already did that with 1Q84 and I guess that as a book blogger I should probably try not to do that too often... *heavy sigh* Considering it's taking me so long to read it, I'm sure you can guess how this review is going to go; I'll try to live up to the high expectations I know you're all holding me to. Look for a review next week.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Finally! My Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

So, as you might have already heard, I went to see the new Star Wars on opening night.


Yuuuuuup. And then I saw it again, and it was still amaaaaazzzaaaayyyyng. So yeah, it was pretty cool, I guess.

(Warning: MASSIVE SPOILERS ahead, in case you couldn't already guess. Also, spoilers for the old Star Wars expanded universe and Game of Thrones season 5, because... reasons.)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Short Story Saturday (Because I Forgot to Post this on Flash Fiction Friday #8)

Hey guys! Yeah, I know I kind of promised on Twitter that I'd have my Star Wars review finally posted on Sunday, buuuuut so far I've been having some trouble making good on my "learn better time management skills" resolution. Actually, I've been having trouble sticking to all of my new year's resolutions. But hey, we've still got one week and eleven months left in this year, right? I'm sure that'll be plenty of time in which I can get my act together and become the absolute best version of myself!

Haha Haha... no.

I swear I have every intention of making it up to you guys, though, especially since the huge surge in traffic to this blog has been mind-boggling since the last time I posted. I almost feel kinda-sorta halfway (but not really) internet famous now. You guys are awesome, and I don't want to worry that I have abandoned this blog ever again! I've been absolutely swamped with work and grad school applications for the past two weeks, but I promise that I will have my Star Wars review out by this Sunday--so, tomorrow, I guess--and that I will hopefully have my review of Aftermath out next week. I won't make any promises on that one, though, because honestly it's taking me a worryingly long time to trudge through this book. *Sigh*... and I'd had such high hopes for it... serves me right for not reading any reviews for it first, though. Maybe one of my resolutions should've been to be less of a hypocrite.

Anyway, you're probably wondering why I've gathered you all here today. Because I wanted to read you guys a story, buh!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy 2016! What I've Been Up To, And What I Will Be Up To

Happy New Year, everyone!

Guys? Hello? You there?

Awww, come on, don't be like that. I know you all secretly missed me! I hope...

Well, in any case, I guess I owe you all somewhat of an explanation, and some exciting new things to look forward to this year. So whether you want to know or not, here's what's been happening in Leanne's World!