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: My Life Next Door, by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Book Review: Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
Audiobook Review: Eat Slay Love (Living with the Dead, #3), by Jesse Petersen
Discussion: Show Me the Romance! (Valentine’s Day Special)
Book Hoarder’s Selection: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily M. Danforth
Book Review: And With Madness Comes the Light (Experiment in Terror, #6.5), by Karina Halle
Cover Love: My Life Next Door, by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Book Review: The List, by Siobhan Vivian
Book Review: The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1), by Lisa Lutz
Weekend Library Reading (6): Live Through This, by Mindi Scott
Over on Anne’s Blogs:
- On Monday, over at Creativity’s Corner, I reviewed the mini-series ALICE.
- On Wednesday, over at Creativity’s Corner, I participated in her Bookish Bucket List feature, with Justina Chen’s new novel, Return to Me.
- On Tuesday, I was over on Anne’s Obsessed with Creativity blog with a wee little interview.
And Over on Winter Distractions:
- I outlined the new direction that the blog would be taking (for some reason, whenever I read the title of it, I think of that Elvis song, “A Little Less Conversation.” Weird.)
- I was in the kitchen making some Mexican food!
- I talked about the cravings I get when watching certain TV shows or read certain books (like craving ALL THE JUNK FOOD when watching Gilmore Girls)
- I gave my thoughts on the first half of series two for Doctor Who. (“Oh sweet lord, I’m a walking doodle.”)
- I crocheted a green headband to hold my massive quantities of messy hair.
- I professed my love for the modern adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (and blamed it all on Anne).
What did I do these past few weeks?
- It was a weird mix of not doing anything and doing a lot. Not a lot of work for me, but LOTS of reading to make up for my I’m-addicted-to-Doctor-Who time.
- Valentine’s Day happened! Hubs and I really don’t celebrate, but we did go out for a really nice lunch on the Friday, thanks to the day manager of a local restaurant. We had gone the week before (as I talked about in my last CR post) and had TERRIBLE service. Unbeknownst to us, when we mentioned our service to the waitress at the restaurant next door (we walked out after not getting a waitress), the restaurant we left was partners with the restaurant we were now in, so the manager came over and talked to us and told us the next meal would be on him. Win! Turned out to be really good. And we do plan on going back!
- I spent a TON of time working on my other blog, Winter Distractions, and came up with a plan for schedules and post ideas, and made buttons — I was CRAZY BUSY. Though, after a night of no sleep on Wednesday night (all because my brain was in major brainstorm mode) I fully expected to get things done! I was happy that by Friday afternoon I accomplished everything on my list — and then some. I also worked on this blog, writing reviews and scheduling posts, and got myself MAJORLY organized and feel so good about it:
Book Bingo Challenge Update:
- I’m into the BIG NUMBER SQUARES, so little progress in the past few weeks, but I’m working on it! I do really need to get rereading sometime soon. I’ve only reread ONE book so far! I have a few audiobooks of books I’ve read that I should put on soon.
Seriously Series Challenge Update:
- I’ve been winning these past few weeks! I’m not sure how it happened, but I had a bit of a bender with series books last weekend and through the week. I finished FIVE series that I had been reading, as in finished the whole series. It felt good to complete so many, but my heart was confused with a few of them … there was good, bad, and I was in desperate need of a contemporary book afterwards.
- My progress:
Series Started Before 2013 –> Seriously Serious (7-12)
Series Started In 2013 –> Super Seriously Serious (13-18)
Lots of things happened! I really need to stay on top of my Reader more often …
- Anne talks about business cards — are they something you use as a blogger? Do you think of them more as a calling card?
- Hannah wonders about our blog following habits and how we comment.
- Jenni is going through a reading slump — how do you get out of slumps?
- Suey talks about 5-star ratings — do you think they’re fake? Are you stingy with giving high ratings?
- Amanda and Cassie are hosting a read-along for Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night — I know these are HIGH on my reading list! Have you signed up yet?
- Amanda wonders if too many choices can cause a reading slump — with bookstores and libraries, it can be hard to have fewer choices!
- Katie asks us what makes us want to comment on blogs — I know I get a lot of likes these days and less comments, it seems. Is it a time thing? Do people not have the time to comment?
- Elena gives us tips on how to use Twitter for our blogs.
- Allison has the winter blues — do you feel like the continuous winter makes you less inclined to read all your books?
- Aneeqah is celebrating 200 followers with a giveaway! Go offer her your congratulations and enter to win!
- Kelly is happy and spreading her happiness through another Things That Make Me Happy post!
*** 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-2013 (43) (<– I’m thinking my goal of 100 books was a little premature)
- And With Madness Comes the Light (Experiment in Terror, #6.5), by Karina Halle (review book)
- On Target (An Experiment in Terror Scene), by Karina Halle
- The Stone Rose (Doctor Who, Book 7), by Jacqueline Raynor (audiobook)
- The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
- The Secret of the Fortune Wookie (Origami Yoda, #3), by Tom Angleberger
- The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess, #3), by Aimee Carter (review book)
- Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3), by Beth Revis
- It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2), by Jenny Han
- Sever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #3), by Lauren DeStefano
- We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3), by Jenny Han
- Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen (audiobook/physical book)
- Bunheads, by Sophie Flack (review book)
- A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1), by Richelle Mead
- Another Little Piece, by Kate Karyus Quinn
- Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4), by Diana Gabaldon
- I got the ebook for this one from the library again and FULLY INTEND to finish it in March. Really.
- The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3), by Richelle Mead
- My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, by Annabel Pitcher (audiobook)
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?