I reviewed Never Enough by Denise Jaden — a book about eating disorders that just wasn’t for me.
I reviewed the first book in a new favourite series of mine, The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han!
I talked about the feeling I get sometimes to quit blogging — and learn I’m not alone!
Book Hoarder’s Selection is back! My first pick now that I’m caught up? Just One Day by Gayle Forman.
I shared my Week Two update for the Anna and the French Kiss read-along!
I admit my addiction to Han Zimmer’s “I Never Woke Up in Handcuffs Before” from Sherlock Holmes.
I reviewed I Could Pee on This (And Other Poems by Cats) by Francesco Marciuliano — and learned I’m a dog person.
I reviewed Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, a classic that just wasn’t for me.
I was in the kitchen making sourdough bread! Can you smell it? 🙂
I shared one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written, but one where I’ve never gotten the recording just right.
After two super busy weeks, I had one not-so-busy week. It felt good, though I kind of wished I could go to work since the library move started this week! I’ve been looking at pictures and it looks so exciting!
Of course, not working meant I could actually catch up in all of my reading and catch up I did! I managed to get through all of my backlogged Book Hoarder’s books (the ones I said I was going to read in the next week, but never did — I’m partially through the last one right now!). My plan is to now work in more review books during the week AND continue to stay on track with Book Hoarder’s books so I don’t fall behind again.
Since MY library is closed, I went to the library in the next town over. I had NEVER been, but I heard stories about it, so I just had to stop. AND I finished my audiobook and wanted to take out a new one. This library was BIG (probably not as big as some, but big to me) and I felt so lost in it! I tried to find one book to take out, but it wasn’t in. Then I tried to take out a book that the catalogue said was in, but it wasn’t. And THEN I took out a playaway of Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (one I’ve really been wanting to listen to!) and it didn’t work. 😦 So, my first experience wasn’t great, but I do hope to go back sometime.
My laptop was in the shop, so I made good friends with my BIG computer. We’re getting along well.
Book Bingo Challenge Update:
- Got plenty read from my TBR pile! I am SOCLOSE to finishing my board! Well, like 15+ books away, but still.
- Here’s my written progress –> HERE.
Seriously Series Challenge Update:
- I started a new series!
And I guess I finished it since I only own one of the books in the series.I *could* have finished it, but then I went out and bought the second book in the series, so I guess now it’s half done!
Series Started Before 2013 –> Seriously Serious (7-12)
Series Started In 2013 –> Super Seriously Serious (13-18)
- Jenn wonders what makes us follow the blogs we follow.
- Asti confesses that the classics might not be for her.
- Kelley wonders about our reading habits and shares some of hers.
- Celine wonders if we’re readers or collectors — I’m a combination of the two.
- Lori talks about the luxury of rereading — are you a rereader?
- Felicia confesses that she’s mostly a series reader.
- Jenn wonders HOW we read — are we fast? slow? nighttime readers?
- Asti wonders what makes us abandon a book.
- Anne is changing some things on her blog and is looking for an associate reviewer!
- Jamie wonders how we recommend books to others — do we recommend books we’ve never read?
- Elena tells us how to deal with annoying people on Twitter.
- Amanda gives us some tips on how to market our blogs.
- Anne talks about organization and how it’s different for everyone.
- Asti talks about redesigning book covers — have you ever wanted to change the cover of a book?
- Megan tells us how reading outside of the box is good for us and gives some great recommendations!
- Gaby gives some great suggestions on how to comment more on blogs.
- Did you know you can read a new Neil Gaiman short story? Win!
- What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarti
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily M. Danforth
- Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1), by Jonathan Maberry (audiobook)
- The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff
- Two-Way Street, by Lauren Barnholdt (audiobook)
- Matched (Matched, #1), by Ally Condie
- Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta (audiobook)
- Just One Day (Just One Day, #1), by Gayle Forman
- Beyond Lies the Wub, by Philip K. Dick (short story)
- Let The Sky Fall, by Shannon Messenger
- Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4), by Diana Gabaldon
- A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire, #1), by George R. R. Martin
- Deadly Appearances (Joanne Kilbourn, #1), by Gail Bowen
- The Sea of Tranquility, by Katja Millay (thank you, Simon & Schuster Canada!)
- The Banks of Certain Rivers, by Jon Harrison (thank you, Catherine McKenzie!)
- The Truth About You and Me, by Amanda Grace (thank you, Flux Books!)
- The Testing (The Testing, #1), by Joelle Charbonneau
- A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1), by Deborah Harkness (on sale!)
- Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1), by Josephine Angelini (on sale!)
- Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan (bought for a book signing this week!)
- Crossed (Matched, #2), by Ally Condie
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?