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.
This week was WITCH WEEK!
Feature — My Visit to Hogwarts
Audiobook review — Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1), by J. K. Rowling
Book review & Author Q&A — Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft, by Jody Gehrman
Book review — A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy, #1), by Ruth Warburton
Feature — I Will Cast a Spell on You!
Cover Love — The Prettiest Magic & Witchcraft Books
Book Hoarder’s Selection (6) — A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1), by Libba Bray
Book review — Once a Witch (Witch, #1), by Carolyn MacCullough
Stay tuned next week for VAMPIRE WEEK! Cover your neck and major arteries!
What did I do this week? SO MANY THINGS!
- I got COMPLETELY addicted to Supernatural. I had started this once with the husband and watched one episode — then it sat unwatched ever since. I was feeling anti-reading for a few days, so I caught up on a few TV shows (Weeds, Dexter) and then dove right on in. IT’S AWESOME! (*pokes Amanda to start watching*)
- I made a new shelf on Goodreads for the books that I don’t necessarily need to buy, but books I want to read and can get through the library. This has brought my wishlist down which means more money saved!
- Remember that job interview I was to have this past week? Well, I completely failed the interview and didn’t get the position, BUT they did offer me a relief position, which is kind of awesome. Sure, it’s not a permanent position and it’s kind of sporadic with hours, but it’s a foot in the door! I don’t start training until the end of October, but I’m pretty stoked. I love my library!
- Oh, and HUGE event! The BOOK SIGNING in the city! How awesome was that? We had the #SmartChicks tour come by with Kelley Armstrong, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth, Ally Condie, Melissa Marr, Margaret Stohl, and Charles de Lint. It was so much fun and it was great to see almost all of the Edmonton Book Blogger group there! Of course, I had to buy some books at the event and was stoked to finally buy Beth Revis’s books, even if they weren’t the new covers. They’re going to be my super-special signed copies.
On the blog, I kind of started up some Bloggiesta things, like:
- Updating my review archives and adding a new page for reviews posted on Goodreads and other blogs.
- Updating all my Book Hoarder posts with the new button WITH AN APOSTROPHE (yeah, the old one didn’t make sense to me, either, no matter HOW I tried to spin it!).
- Started adding my new signature to posts, as well as cleaning up older reviews and adding links to other reviews by authors by whom I’ve read multiple books. This is the MOST tedious task. Ever.
- Added a rating scale! I really haven’t added this to too many reviews, yet, and it took forever (like, an afternoon and evening) to come up with. I plan to add it to all my reviews and change up the format. Again. Just a bit.
Unbreaking the Shelves progress:
- Crossed one book off my scary shelf because I realized I got a free sampler and NOT the full book. Sadness.
- Read two books on my list. Win!
- Added 8 books to my TBR shelf. Fail.
Awesome things happening around the blogosphere!
- I actually saw this posted on Amanda’s last Clock Rewinders, but read it for the first time this past week. Author Maureen Johnson posted a great article about author behaviour on the internet. A lot of it can cross over to bloggers!
- I saw this link on Smash’s last Clock Rewinders post and thought it was great — 8 Things You Should Do Before Hitting the Publish Button On Your Next Blog Post
- Rie talks about the HYPE MONSTER — do you fall prey to this? Does your wallet?
- Smash started an awesome series on Bookish Tools & Things — her first post talks about various bookish websites, from sharing books, buying books, cataloguing your books, etc.
- Anne has a great discussion on Middle Grade books!
*** 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.
- Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2), by Kendare Blake
- This book was INSANELY SLOW for me! I think I’m the only one though. Took close to a week for me to read it.
- Peeps (Peeps, #1), by Scott Westerfeld
- I think I’m one of the only people on Goodreads to give this high marks, but I loved this book. It was fantastically creepy, in a parasitic kind of way.
- Ashes, Ashes, by Jo Treggiari (audiobook)
- This was okay, but not my favourite. The main character annoyed me.
- This is Not a Test, by Courtney Summers
- Very good! Lots of gore!
- Liesl & Po, by Lauren Oliver (audiobook)
- SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS!!!! WORDS! MY WORDS!
- Who I Kissed, by Janet Gurtler
- I Hunt Killers, by Barry Lyga (audiobook)
- This is because EVERYONE is gushing over it. And I had an audible credit.
- Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1), by Gail Carriger (audiobook)
- Another one courtesy of Audible … I love free books!
- Origin, by Jessica Khoury
- Saw this one at WalMart and it had a Breathless Reads bookmark in it and was just so beautiful!
- Beautiful Lies, by Jessica Warman
- I eye this book every single time I go to WalMart, so I bought it. Yup. Go willpower.
- Enthralled (various authors)
- Bought this one for the book signing because it has four of the authors in it!
- Carnival of Souls, by Melissa Marr
- Bought for the book signing — it looks awesome!
- 13 (Women of the Otherworld, #13), by Kelley Armstrong
- Bought for the book signing — mainly because it’s just so beautiful! Kelley spelled my name wrong in the dedication, though.
- The Iron Legends (Iron Fey #1.5, #3.5, #4.5), by Julie Kagawa
- Saw this one at WalMart and HAD to complete my collection. I’m weak.
- Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #2), by Kenneth Oppel
- Won from HarperCollins! It’s soooo pretty!
- Shark Bait, by Jenn Cooksey
- This book sounds sooo good! And everyone seems to love it. Can I buy it? Please? Please??
pig wants oatmeal
– Cutest. Video. EVER.
goddess hunt book what book do I read it after in the series?
— I would say to read if after The Goddess Test, definitely not before!
how to kiss without feeling embarrassed
— But the butterfly feelings are goooood!
gory zombie novels
— What zombie novel ISN’T gory?
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?
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