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
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:
- Anne shared a letter with her blogging friends and readers. It’s beautiful!
- Katie wonders where all the standalone books are. Are you a standalone fan, or do you love the series books?
- After having a very normal conversation on Twitter with Smash and Amanda on whether or not zombies poop, I came across this article that explains it all.
- Smash continues her series in bookish tools and things with a post compiling a list of publishers and their spin offs, with some literary organization links.
- Rick talks about the term “YA” and why books of that genre are so popular for people who don’t fit into the age group.
- Alexa visited the set of The Vampire Diaries a few months ago and shares her exciting visit!
- Amanda talks about The Entitlement Mentality — just because we have a book blog, does that mean we automatically should get lots of comments?
Then, some authors said things:
- Beth Revis (author of the Across the Universe series) talked about the difference between MG and YA characters.
- NEIL GAIMAN HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT! Yes. That had to be said in caps. It’s going to be AWESOME! The real question is: Can I wait until June 2013? *twitters nervously*
- The release date for the sixth book in Karina Halle’s awesome Experiment in Terror series has been pushed back to NOVEMBER! This means I’ll be waiting a few weeks more to get my Perry & Dex fix!
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.
- 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
- 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)
- Hemlock (Hemlock, #1), by Kathleen Peacock
- Won from Giselle at Xpresso Reads (& it’s a signed copy!)
- Return to Me, by Justina Chen Headley (ARC)
- Thank you to Hachette Book Group Canada for this one!
- 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
- A Low Down Dirty Shane, by Sierra Dean
- Added after Kelly reviewed it.
- 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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