Thanks to the recommendation from Jason Garden I now have a Patreon page! This is just another way that you can use to send me donations or, as I said in the description, buy me a beer or two. The reward system is not final, I will probably change it soon, but I did not have much idea about what I should put in there. If any of you have any ideas or recommendations, please leave them in the comments. Only YOU know what exactly you want for the money you give, I cannot quite decide that in your name.
As always, nobody is forcing anybody to make donations. This is purely up to the good will of you, my readers. Hopefully this system will allow me to get this blog to the next level.
Well, this one took a lot longer than the previous ones, but still an unbelievable achievement. I have a giveaway planned for 1000, so spread the blog around and help me reach it as soon as possible!
Something new! Yay!
At the end of each month, I will do a review revision. This means, that I will compile all the books I reviewed in the past month into one post. I will provide the links to their reviews, their ratings and the average rating for the whole month. I think this will help everyone out, so that you do not have to search through all the posts, to find this month’s reviews. When I will have more time, I will do these for all the past months.
I will exclude the Review Compilation #1, as it is not a standalone book review. I will also exclude The Man Behind the Bar in the average rating, because it is a short story that uses a different rating system.
The past never really stays hidden or forgotten. Ben Stingler left his past for a quiet life, until a young man steps in his bar, and brings with him all the things Ben tried to put behind him five years ago. An overdue debt is back on the table.
Book recommendation: 5/5
It had been a time when the world needed legends, those years so long past now. Because there was something else legends could offer, or so the Poet believed. He didn’t know quite what—ghouls were not skilled at imagination. Their world was a concrete one, one of stone and flesh. Struggle and survival. Survival predicated on others’ deaths. Far in the future, when our sun grows ever larger, scorching the earth. When seas become poisonous and men are needed to guard the crypts from the scavengers of the dead. A ghoul-poet will share stories of love and loss, death and resurrection. Tombs is a beautifully written examination of the human condition of life, love, and death, through the prism of a dystopian apocalypse.
Book recommendation: 6/10
Savannah Watkins awakens to a horrific dream of losing her family in a tragic car accident, which causes her to vacillate between two lives…before and after the car accident. As she struggles between realities, Jesus Christ suddenly appears to offer her unorthodox guidance. He accompanies her to the grocery store and for walks on the beach while answering some of life’s toughest questions. His answers challenge her traditional beliefs and repeatedly emphasize there is no death.
Book recommendation: 9/10
Black & White Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Greyscale Drawing inspiration from her past as well as the ordeals of others, Melanie Thomason speaks for the child she once was and for those who have yet to find their voice. The poet knows that abuse in all of its forms leave scars, some are just not visible on the surface. While MOONPIES & NAUGAHYDE delves into emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, it is not about being a victim but rather about surviving the abuse and refusing to be defined by it. The poems coupled with the evocative artwork by Georgiann Carlson, create something to be experienced.
Book recommendation: 7/10
Average rating for this month: 7,3
The blog is expanding! Not really though, but I do have a Twitter account from now on, so that has to count for something, right? You can find me @vikingreviewswp.
I will use it as it is supposed to be used – for different thoughts and whatnot throughout the day. You will probably get a few laughs out of it.
Go ahead and check it out and give it a follow!
I will not waste words. You know everything already.
Hey guys, today I have some great news. I have been accepted as an affiliate for Book Depository!
For those of you who do not know what Book Depository is:
Book Depository is the world’s most international online bookstore offering over 17 million books with free delivery worldwide.
What do I mean by affiliation?
As you are all used to by now, I always provide straight and honest explanations. What my affiliation basically means is that from this day forward, you will find a small banner like this one:
It will appear next to the books I am reviewing, if they are, of course, available on Book Depository.
If you click on that banner and decide to make a purchase there (any book you like) I will get some money for it. To be more precise, I get 5% from every purchase made. No, you do not have to pay more for the books you purchase, everything stays the same for you. I get these 5% from Book Depository itself.
I will not force anybody into buying anything. But if you are going to buy a book anyway, and would like to help me out, you can buy it using my link and I would be honored if you did.
So this right here is yet another way of how you can support my blog.