Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (10)

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.

Book review — Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, #1), by J. L. Bryan

Audiobook review — Ashes, Ashes, by Jo Treggiari

Guest post — Disney Take Me Away, by Jenn @ Booksessed

Book review — The Unquiet, by Jeannine Garsee

Book review — Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1), by Karina Halle

Discussion — How to Purge Your Bookcases

Book Hoarders — Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Guest Post — How I Got My Fiance To Read, by Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf

Blogiversary Feature — Meet the Edmonton Book Bloggers

What did I do this week? Meh. Not much.

  • MUCH BLOG MAINTENANCE has been done, from cross-posting reviews, to catching up on review writing, to updating archives and lists. I even got caught up on discussion posts through to the end of the year AND created a form for discussion ideas, should any of my readers want to submit one.
  • I’ve surpassed my Goodreads 2012 goal! I feel a little bit like Kelly, but I’ve only read half the amount of books she’s read and I thought I was reading a ton this year. Apparently not. I’ve upped my challenge to 230 books and am hoping I’ll reach that. With the amount of short freebies I have, changes are good.

  • As far as reading goes, I’ve learned that I’m going through Post Amazing Book Depression. Amanda directed me to Tara’s discussion about this and I think I have found my solution. I’m going to REREAD the series on the side for a while until I can manage reading something else. Have you ever had PABD before?
  • Last night (Saturday) some of us Edmonton book bloggers had a movie night and watched some scaaaary movies! It was a lot of fun!

Unbreaking the Shelves progress:

  • You know, if I stop adding free books to my eReader, I might be able to reach my goal with the freebies. But that’s not gonna happen. With any luck, my eReader will explode and then maybe I’ll stay on top of my goals. But that wouldn’t be lucky. That would just be a sad, sad day.
  • Here are the numbers, y’all:

Get free ebooks shelf under 20:

As of 10/12 — 71

Get own-must-read shelf under (or around) 300: 

As of 10/12 — 343

Get my raks-won-gifts shelf under 30: 

As of 10/12 — 53

Read my 4 6 signed books (leaving out anthology and series book):

As of 10/12 — 0/6

Awesome things happening around the blogosphere! First we have the bloggers:

Then, some authors said things:

In video stuff, here’s John Green talking about what to do with your life. Essentially, this video makes me want to collaborate with my fellow bloggers! It’s fun to blog by yourself but it’s more FUN with a friend:

And once you’ve gotten your fill of wisdom, watch this video:

Can ya feel the brain cells burning off? You’re welcome.

Read-in-2012 (206) 

  • On Demon Wings (Experiment in Terror, #5), by Karina Halle (review 10/22)
  • The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter (review 11/01)
  • Old Blood (Experiment in Terror, #5.5), by Karina Halle –> My GR Review
  • Fury (OtherKin, #1), by Anya Bast –> My GR Review
  • All the Time in the World (A Grimm Prequel), by Shiloh Walker –> My GR Review
  • The Dex Files (Experiment in Terror, #5.7), by Karina Halle –> My GR Review
  • Taming the Vampire (Blood & Absinthe, #1), by Chloe King –> My GR Review

Currently-Reading (4)

  • Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1), by Marissa Meyer
  • The Turning (Blood Ties, #1), by Jennifer Armintrout
  • Past Midnight (Past Midnight, #1), by Mara Purnhagen
  • Two & Twenty Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes, by various authors (review book)

Own-Must-Read (343):

Raks-Won-Gifts (53):

  • Hemlock (Hemlock, #1), by Kathleen Peacock
    • Won from Giselle at Xpresso Reads (& it’s a signed copy!)

Review-Books-To-Read (10):

  • Return to Me, by Justina Chen Headley (ARC)
    • Thank you to Hachette Book Group Canada for this one!

Free-Ebooks (71):

  • The Charmer (Darklands, #1), by Autumn Dawn
  • How Huge the Night, by Heather Munn
  • Gravity (Gravity, #1), by Abigail Boyd
  • Death Whispers (Death, #1), by Tamara Rose Blodgett
  • The Pearl Savage (Savage, #1), by Tamara Rose Blodgett
  • The Procedure, by Margaret Belle
  • The Medium (Book 1), by C. J. Archer
  • The Summons: A Goblin King Prequel (Shadowlands, #0.5), by Shona Husk
  • Bait (Angler, #1), by Annie Nicholas
  • A Cajun Werewolf Christmas (Stormy Weather, #6), by Selena Blake
  • Camping With the Boys, by Sock Drawer Press
  • Hot Secrets (Tall, Dark and Deadly, #1), by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Rose and the Alien, by Nikki Palmer
  • Enslaved in Shadows (Shadow Unit, #1), by Tigris Eden

Wishlist (51)

  • A Low Down Dirty Shane, by Sierra Dean
  • The Prince, by Kiera Cass
    • A novella for The Selection series!

on the bed reading
Yes. This is a good place to read.

And a few spam comments for you guys. First of all, the weird spam:

And now the spam that made me ALMOST spit out my lunch while reading it:

GOOD GOSH! Where did the sexy section GO?!??! *wonders if there ever WAS a sexy section*

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

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21 thoughts on “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (10)

  1. You guys really need to stop comparing yourself to Kelly when it comes to books read. The only TRUE comparison when it comes to determining whether you’ve read a lot (or not) is your own past records.

    CONGRATS on hitting your Goodreads goal!

  2. You NEED a sexy section. *shifty eyes* And my head is still spinning from that dog video. lol

    230 books is freaking awesome. I haven’t even broken 100 yet, so you are a rockstar in my eyes! Rereading the amazing book/series is an excellent idea for PABD. I’ve reread a few favorites on the side!

    A NEW NEIL GAIMAN BOOK! YAHOO!! I still haven’t read a lot of his work, but he did write my favorite book, Neverwhere!

  3. I hate it when the sexy section is missing!
    I have been getting less spam all of a sudden. I’m going to have to read yours for laughs.
    Hope you love Cinder.
    And … 206 books. Dang, you’re hard to keep up with. My goal is 210 and I’m at *goes to check GR* 169!!!

  4. Good job on reaching your reading goal! I hope you can get to reach it again by the end of the year 🙂 And that’s awesome that the Edmonton bloggers had a movie night!! Sounds like fun, especially with the scary movies.
    I love the search terms and spam comments too haha!
    Have a great week!

  5. Woohoo, congrats on reaching/surpassing your reading goal – you go girl!! 🙂

    Once again, love the search terms/spam comments.

    And yay for scary movie night! Maybe we should do chick-flick night next? 😉

  6. I think you’re doing great on your unbreaking the shelves. Freebies are hard to get under control. I know.
    That’s great that you’ve surpassed your reading goal! I’m happy for you and slightly jealous in a not really jealous way. I’m getting close to mine and think next year I’ll aim for 100 so I can feel badass when I surpass it.

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