Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (8)

From Amanda’s blog:
Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is where Tara @ 25 Hour Books and I shamelessly plug each other, share the fantastic posts, giveaways, or whatever else we’ve found and loved by other awesome bloggers (or authors!) during the week, and talk about the books we plan on reading in the coming week.

This week was PARANORMAL WEEK! 

Guest Post — How Kelley Armstrong Changed My Reading Life, by Cassie @ Vamps, Weres and Cassay

Audiobook review — First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1), by Darynda Jones

Book review — Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2), by Kendare Blake

Guest Post — The Paranormal in Classic Literature, by Laura @ Reading In Bed 

Discussion — Ghostly Encounters

Book review — I Heart You, You Haunt Me, by Lisa Schroeder

Book Hoarders — Past Midnight (Past Midnight, #1), by Mara Purnhagen

Guest Post — My Top 5 Paranormal Covers of 2012, by Siobhan @ Conversations of a Reading Addict

And that’s it for my FOUR WEEKS OF BOOKISH THINGS EVENT! Stay tuned for a wrap up post … and my blogiversary month celebration starts on Monday! 

What did I do this week? SO MANY THINGS!

  • I went to the dentist and learned for the billionth time that I have horrible teeth. They may not look bad from just looking at them, but I do have to wear a splint AND use $13 toothpaste. Yay.
  • Did my volunteer gig at the school library. Still so much fun! I love looking at new books and putting the old ones away. AND people putting books back in a messy order makes me happy because then I can CLEAN THEM UP! I’m such a nerd.
  • Took my car in for maintenance and had to get new breaks. My mechanic is definitely on my list of most-hated places. BUT I did take the shuttle to the mall while I waited and talked books with the driver. It’s funny because he was saying how he was off for 3 months because of shoulder surgery and that he read ONE book while he was off. I had just read Jenn’s review of The Phantom of the Opera and how she didn’t like it and THIS was the book he read! What a strange first book choice. Needless to say, he was disappointed. I recommended some horror reads to him for his next surgery.
  • Went to the city early on my car maintenance day to get J. K. Rowling’s new book. I didn’t plan to do this initially, but changed my mind. I love the Harry Potter books and figured I’d buy this one eventually. Might as well get to it before all the reviews start rolling in!

Unbreaking The Shelves progress:

  • I purged another 25 books from my shelves!
  • Good news! I read two review books on my list! Bad news! I may have requested a few more!
  • I also bought a few books this week, BUT restrained myself and only bought two that I really, really wanted.

Awesome things happening around the blogosphere! I’d like to say I totally stayed on top of things, but because of Bloggiesta, I was kind of lax with checking blogs this week because I wanted to get as much reading time in as possible. But I did manage to read some great posts for Bloggiesta!

I’m sure there was SO MUCH MORE, but I can’t remember. So, here’s a video of John Green’s brother Hank and Michael Aranda doing THE HUNGER GAMES:

*** my listing style for this section is totally stolen from the oh-so-organized Amanda, who got it from Tara. My hope is that some of their organization will rub off on me. Is it possible? Not likely. 

Read-in-2012 (185) 

Currently-Reading (2)

Own-Must-Read (352):

  • Love Anthony, by Lisa Genova
    • I absolutely LOVE Lisa Genova! I can’t wait to read this one — SOON!
  • Wildefire (Wildefire, #1), by Karsten Knight
    • Yeah, yeah … I was in a drug store and bought this. I’ve been seeing it everywhere and heard great reviews. I’m weak.

Wishlist (47)

  • Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight, #1), by Darynda Jones
    • This one looks super good. I’ve only read one Darynda Jones book, but I really liked it. And this is YA!
  • Taking On the Dead (The Famished Trilogy, #1), by Annie Walls
    • Everyone is RAVING about this book! I want a copy! C’mon Kobo — get it!
  • Return to Me, by Justina Chen Headley
    • Loved North of Beautiful, so I have high hopes for this one.
  • Hysteria, by Megan Miranda
    • This is an example of a book I *might* buy solely for the cover. It’s awesome.
  • Red Fox (Experiment in Terror, #2), by Karina Halle
    • Read The Devil’s Metal and thought it was great. Need to get reading this series soon! The weird thing is that Kobo sells ALL the books in this series, except for this one.

california book bloggers list
— Well, I can’t give you California, but I can give you Edmonton.

i am a huge fan of the gilmore girls
— ME, TOO!

debate points for why zombies are better than vampires
Here are some for you. Rick the Zombie likes your search term.

i think i am a book hoarder
— ME, TOO!

And a little snarky spam for you: 

Sorry, spam comment. I’ll try to be more enlightening next time.

How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?

© 2012, Reading In Winter. All rights reserved.


17 thoughts on “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (8)

  1. Wildefire is the BEST! I can’t wait to see what you think, it’s one of my favorites from last year!

    Don’t listen to snarky spammer. You’re awesome, you do awesome stuff, and they’re just snarky cause everyone deletes their comments anyway. Also, they’re just wrong. So don’t listen to them, and everyone’s happy 🙂

  2. Ha! I think I got a California book bloggers search term recently, too. Perhaps someone needs to create a California group.

    I think I’m going to try to get through Perks today. I want to give it to my boyfriend’s brother to read, because he might appreciate it more.

    OMG, that Hunger Games video was HILARIOUS! 🙂

  3. I have crappy teeth too. Why do dental services have to be SO expensive? It’s so stupid. :/

    Am I the only person who thinks The Casual Vacany sounds so boring? Interested to hear your thoughts.

    Ha. That spam comment is way funny.

    • I know! I once had to have 2 root canals on a tooth because I thought I’d go to a cheaper dentist. She turned out to be MEAN and then the pain came back so I went to a specialist. I was lucky that I had benefits covering everything then AND my husband had benefits that helped out quite a bit (since they don’t pay for a root canal two times on the same tooth!).

      You know, I have no interest in continuing on with The Casual Vacancy right now … the writing is good, but I’m still confused as to what the story is. I’m not feeling pressure to finish it soon.

  4. You’re still doing well on the unbreaking the shelves. I”m really impressed with your progress. 25 more books purged on top of what you’ve already done is huge!
    I’m on the wait list for The Casual Vacancy so I’m eager to see what you think.

  5. Interesting post about copyright..I tried to read it and understand what I was reading lol, but I’ve always been a bit confused about the proper “etiquette” to posting the photos of books. Does this fall under the “fair use”? How do you (guys) get your photos you use of the books (not the photos we take ourselves)?

  6. lmao at the snarky spammer.. *sigh*

    I’m so hesitant to read The Casual Vacancy, I’m scared that I might not like it and I ❤ JK Rowling.

    Also, still super jealous about Perks! I hope you have fun tonight!

    • I started The Casual Vacancy a week ago and it’s still sitting there on the table, with my bookmark 100 pages in. I haven’t touched it since! I do know what’s going on, but I’m just interested in reading other things.

My home is where my books are. - Ellen Thompson

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