Welcome, fellow bloghoppers! You're looking at the personal blog of S.J. Bell, aspiring author. This week was pretty big for me. After a long hiatus, my review blog Lupines and Lunatics is finally back online! My latest review is Promise of the Wolves, head over and check it out. Also this week, I had a guest post up at Denim-Jacket Librarian Dishes, which I'm very proud of. I also had a cold, which was not so much a source of joy, but I'm feeling a lot better right now. My debut novel Bonds of Fenris releases next month through Smashwords, and there are still ARCs available for book bloggers. So, if you're interested, my e-mail's right there on the sidebar!
This week's ice-breaker for Feature & Follow:
"Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?"
No, but that's because I rarely buy books. I get them at the local public library, a heavily underrated resource. I only buy books that have already impressed me, although I try to give as many as I can a chance.
While we're on the subject, though, maybe the latest bit of review-oriented drama necessitates linking my post on how bad reviews are not to be worried about.
This week's ice-breaker for TGIF @ GReads:
"Which book, from any series has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?"
We talking book ending, or series ending? Well, if the latter, I'd have to answer Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I've heard people say it wasn't a very satisfying ending. I agree that it's easy to miss what it's getting at; I had to read it twice before I understood. The thing is, the central conflict of the entire series has been our four protagonists learning to deal with their problems as adults. The end of Forever shows them doing that. The results aren't important, the important thing is the path they've decided to take.