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!
- Amanda talks about getting organized. She has some great tips for scheduling for your blog!
- Felicia has a post about photo copyrights — this was something that was brought up a while ago and it’s a great post to teach bloggers how to properly use photos that aren’t yours on your blog, as well as some safe ways to use your own photos on your blog!
- Donna wrote a post about writing policies for your blog — something that all bloggers should have!
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.
- Clockwork Prince: An Offering of Moonlight (The Infernal Devices, #2.1), by Cassandra Clare
- An okay addition to the series, but I’m still not a Jem fan. – GR REVIEW
- The Devil’s Metal (Devils, #1), by Karina Halle (review book)
- Fun! I loved all the music — and the bit of creepiness!
- Little Star, by John Ajvide Lindqvist (review book)
- Not as scary as I thought it would be. So far, only in love with one of Lindqvist’s books.
- Through To You, by Emily Hainsworth (review book)
- This one was interesting! A very quick read, but I still liked it a lot.
- The Space Between Us, by Jessica Martinez
- This wasn’t bad! And it was set in CANADA! Woo!
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
- Trying to get through this before the advance screening on Monday!
- The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling
- Not bad so far! Still, lots of details, so it’s a slower read.
- 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.
- 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?
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