Book Review: Butter, by Erin Jade Lange
ARC Review [And Q&A]: Things I Can’t Forget (Hundred Oaks, #3), by Miranda Kenneally
Birthday Week Giveaway! (<– you can still enter!)
Discussion: The Art of Discussion Writing
Feature: Things That Make Me Happy (a la Kelly!)
Read-Along: Under the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky Q&A)
My Search For a New Reader
I confess my addiction to a Doctor Who theme.
I talked about a great retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.
Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring Reading List
I have ANOTHER giveaway going on!
I made things with lemons!
Grace gets silly.
And ANNE hops over for a little Q&A!
This week was NUTS! I had my gig on Wednesday, which was a lot of fun, though there was a lot of “Don’t touch the piano!” coming from me. I mean, I’m all for kids and I’m all for cake, but when you have kids COVERED in cake, they’re not exactly the best people to touch the expensive piano. Still, it was great to get out and play! I also got some cake!
We got a MAJOR snowstorm! Just when it was starting to look like spring, winter came back with a major VENGEANCE. It sucked. The roads were terrible, so I only made it to work and back home again. Works for me, since my gig was over all I wanted to do was sit down and READ. Which leads me to …
I was a terrible reader for the first part of the week. I was so busy with practicing, and going to rent a keyboard that I didn’t need, which led me to return the keyboard (this was a whole DAY of drama and extensive driving), and then the show, and with work — I barely had time to read! I also DNF’d two books. 😦
On the weekend I spent a LOT of time doing blog update thing, from playing around in Illustrator, to writing reviews, to reading books, to reformatting things, to all other things! I felt like my busy week made me neglect certain things, so it was time to catch up!
Oh, and I forgot to share this:
This was tweeted about the song I wrote for HarperCollins Canada’s March Madness, which you can listen to and download HERE.
Book Bingo Challenge Update:
- I’ve made just a wee bit of progress! Finished a reread of Stardust — gosh I love that book! And I finally finished reading Jane Eyre, which I’m pretty sure fits in the “books everyone but me has read” category.
- I made a page for my progress, which makes things a little easier for me. You can view it –> HERE.
Seriously Series Challenge Update:
- I started a series this week! That’s a win, right? 🙂
Series Started Before 2013 –> Seriously Serious (7-12)
Series Started In 2013 –> Super Seriously Serious (13-18)
- Jamie talks about bookish anxiety and how she feels it when she thinks about all the books she’ll never read. This happens to me ALL THE TIME!
- Jenn talks about book format — does it really matter? (Personally, I love a good hardcover!)
- Since Google Reader is shutting down, Rachelia researches some options for us!
- Asti debates whether gender influences our reading choices.
- April tells us to DO WHAT WE WANT (ok, she said it with a choice swear word, but still …) — long live uniqueness!
- Carissa talks about romance in YA and whether it’s too much — is romance overdone?
- Molli talks about her love of contemporary books.
- Hannah talks about her addiction to series books and outlines MANY different types of series.
- Jamie talks about her book buying habits before and after becoming a blogger — I can TOTALLY relate to this.
- Anne talks about discussion posts and asks whether we wing it or if we are schedulers. I’ll admit — I’m a total scheduler!
- Live Through This, by Mindi Scott
- Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
- Marco Impossible, by Hannah Moskowitz
- Zombie in Love, by Kelly DiPucchio (My GR review)
- Chu’s Day, by Neil Gaiman (My GR review)
- Stardust, by Neil Gaiman (audiobook & reread)
- My Point … And I Do Have One, by Ellen DeGeneres
- A Study in Scarlet: The Graphic Novel, by Ian Edginton
- Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4), by Diana Gabaldon
- A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire, #1), by George R. R. Martin
- The Rose Throne, by Mette Ivie Harrison
- Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2), by Jamie McGuire
- Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2), by Marissa Meyer
- Dust and Decay (Benny Imura, #2), by Jonathan Maberry
- Levitating Las Vegas, by Jennifer Echols
- This Song Will Save Your Life, by Leila Sales
- Right of Way, by Lauren Barnholdt
- 17 & Gone, by Nova Ren Suma
- The Almost Truth, by Eileen Cook
getting your blog organized — schedules! lists! assistance from friends! or check out this post.
reverse literary snob — sooooo … someone who only reads trashy harlequins?
how do you read — from the first page to the last page. simple!
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?