Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (28)

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what happened on the blog new-01

I shared my thoughts on a reread of Twilight — careful, they’re not good.
I reviewed the latest by everyone’s favourite squirrel, Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
I wondered what we’re reviewing when we review books & what we take into consideration with our ratings.
I posted by update for the last week of the Under the Ever Night read-along — I’m sad it’s over!

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I shared my addiction to Jon Klassen — a wonderful picture book author!
I reviewed Oz: The Great and Powerful — a movie I loved!
I talked about the Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most (with a few more than 10)
I reviewed the audiobook for The Stone Rose (Doctor Who, New Series Adventures #7), by Jacqueline Raynor
I had some adventures with yarn and made a travel mug cozy
The Confessions of Rachel & Elyen
continues with Elyen’s entry (miss week one?)

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This week was BUSY! The library where I work is preparing for a move in a week, so there has been lots of things to do. I’m surprised I haven’t dreamed of being trapped in a box yet, since I’ve seen a lot of them! Though, I have to say that I really love packing up books because it’s like organizing and cleaning — one of my favourite things!

I’d like to say that lots of other exciting things have happened, but I pretty much have been laying on the floor when I come home, with my eyes shut. I don’t think I’ve been the best reader this week, either. It might be the book I’m reading, but I haven’t been able to focus on anything.

Oh, and it’s EASTER weekend! So there has been chocolate. Yes.

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Book Bingo Challenge Update:

  • I still need 26 more books to complete this challenge! I actually thought that I could get a full BINGO by the end of March, but I’m not going to. The problem is that I read a lot of books that DON’T fit on the Bingo card. And the rereads drag me down! But I am making progress, which is good!
  • Here’s my written progress –> HERE.

Seriously Series Challenge Update:

  • I finished a series that I had started YEARS ago AND I finished a new series! I’m sloooowly making progress!

Series Started Before 2013 –> Seriously Serious (7-12)

Progress: 8/12

Series Started In 2013 –> Super Seriously Serious (13-18)

Progress: 4/18

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(I was just a wee bit preoccupied this week and Β have been neglecting my reader. I promise to make up for it with more linkage next week!)

And other things …

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Read-in-2013 (70)

  • Griffin & Sabine (An Extraordinary Correspondence, #1),Β by Nick Bantock (reread)
  • Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2), by Veronica Rossi
  • Sabine’s Notebook (An Extraordinary Correspondence, #2), by Nick Bantock
  • The Golden Mean (An Extraordinary Correspondence, #3), by Nick Bantock
  • I Could Pee on This (And Other Poems by Cats), by Francesco Marcioliano
  • Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2), by J. K. Rowling (reread)
  • Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores, by Jen Campbell

Currently-Reading (4)Β 

  • Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4),Β by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire, #1), by George R. R. Martin
  • Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1), by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
  • Lighthouse Bay, by Kimberley Freeman

Review-Books-To-Read (24)

  • How My Summer Went Up In Flames,Β by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
  • Tbe Queen of Kentucky, by Alecia Whitaker
  • Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2), by Robin LaFevers

Own-Must-Read (302) (<– I know, I know … but all the Amazon books, including physical copies were on sale!)

  • Unbreak My Heart,Β by Melissa C. Walker (on sale at Amazon)
  • The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1), by J. A. Redmersky (on sale at Amazon)
  • Suicide Note,Β by Teresa Mummert (on sale at Amazon)
  • Rampant (Killer Unicorns, #1), by Diana Peterfreund
  • Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1), by Simone Elkeles
  • Miles From Ordinary, by Carol Lynch Williams
  • Hold Still, by Nina LaCour
  • Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers
  • Dani Noir,Β by Nova Ren Suma

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good romance novels but not too embarrassing — So, something you can read openly on a train? Is that what you’re asking?

dex and perry sex in experiment in terrorΒ — Yes. That’s always a good thing.

i hate one hundred years of solitudeΒ — I join you in that hatred. Definitely not a favourite of mine.

why do people reread twilight? — I have no idea. I reread it and wasn’t impressed.

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



16 thoughts on “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (28)

  1. The search terms for your blog are always so interesting, lol. I hope you enjoy your Easter (YAY chocolate!) and things get less crazy for you (because really, the thought of dreaming that you’re trapped in a box is a little bit creepy).

  2. I didn’t know you work in a library! Too cool.
    I managed to cross off one box on my Bingo card this month and finally have one line – yay! I got a bit closer with a few others, so hopefully next month I can cross off another two or maybe even three.
    Your quirky search terms are hilarious. My weirdest one this week was ‘canadian author demon’ lol

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

  3. Sometimes the search terms crack me up!

    Have a wonderful Easter! Hopefully the move for your library will go smoothly and you can get back to normal and not be quite as busy! I like when things are relaxed more! πŸ™‚

    You still read a lot this week, in my opinion! πŸ˜›

    I’m jealous of Dark Triumph, that one is one that I haaaave to read! And soon!

    Have a great week!

  4. You’re making much more progress on your Seriously Series challenge than I am! I love the Book Bingo challenge, but I know I won’t get the full Bingo because I just can’t make myself do re-reads. 😦 I kinda wish I could change that column to something else.

    Thanks for linking to that Shelf Awareness article about Amazon + Goodreads. It’s the most comprehensive article I’ve seen about it.

  5. Hello, I’m a new follower! *waves*

    I found your blog through the Bloggiesta event – I didn’t take part due to looming exams but I’ve been stalking it fairly obsessively. Anyway, I stumbled across you and I love your blog πŸ™‚

    You’re currently reading Game of Thrones! It’s been on my TBR for what feels like forever, but I’m almost too scared to start it. I wasn’t a huge fan of the TV show and the book is so thick that it’s a big under-taking if we don’t get on. I’ll keep an eye out for your review.

    I wasn’t actually aware that Amazon had bought GoodReads until this morning. Mind, they bought Shelfari as well and that didn’t go so well for them.

    • *waves back*

      Nice to meet you, Hanna!

      Game of Thrones is a BIG BOOK … I’m a little behind right now, but I try to get in a few chapters a day. It helps make it less daunting! I hope to try the TV show once I finish this … hopefully I like it!

      I saw that Amazon bought Shelfari … I hope the changes aren’t bad for Goodreads!

  6. I tried to re-read Twilight a couple of times too, and I just could not make it through.

    Yeah, you bought a lot of books this week, but they were all on sale and that’s a good thing, right? That’s the best way to add to your collection, in my opinion. πŸ˜€

My home is where my books are. - Ellen Thompson

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