Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (6)

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 reviewHarry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1), by J. K. Rowling

Book review & Author Q&AAudrey’s Guide to Witchcraft, by Jody Gehrman

Book review — A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy, #1), by Ruth Warburton

FeatureI Will Cast a Spell on You! 

Cover LoveThe Prettiest Magic & Witchcraft Books

Book Hoarder’s Selection (6)A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1), by Libba Bray

Guest Post — Alexa over at Alexa Loves Books posted a great post about Witches: From Books to Screen

Book reviewOnce 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!

*** 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-2012 (175) 

  • 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!

Currently-Reading (1)

  • Who I Kissed, by Janet Gurtler

Own-Must-Read (379):

  • 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.

Raks-Won-Gifts (54)

  • Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #2), by Kenneth Oppel
    • Won from HarperCollins! It’s soooo pretty!

Wishlist (42)

  • 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?

© 2012, Reading In Winter. All rights reserved.

36 thoughts on “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (6)

  1. Haha!! “Read 2 books, added 8″ Loving the math.

    You’ve got so much time in your hands to actually add/change the buttons, and also the rating system. I would probably be too lazy.. depends on how I’m feeling.

  2. I loved Witch week! I’m excited for Vampires, even though I’m not the hugest fan of them. I think I just need to read good books with them in it!
    I’m still jealous that you got to go to that signing, but I’m happy you had so much fun!! I’m going to start keeping an eye out for events near me, I’ve never been to signing at all before.
    Good job too on getting some Bloggiesta stuff started, I love your new rating system :)

    • Thanks, Kelsey! I think the only reason I found out about this signing was through Indigo Green Room on Twitter and on the Indigo website. I check their store events page way too often! Always hoping someone good will come here. :)

      Yay for vampire week!

  3. YAY on your new job! I would loooove to work in a library. Not really behind a desk or anything, I’d just love to shelf books all day. What will you be doing?

    Also, my little brother loves Supernatural, which kind of cracks me up cause it doesn’t seem much like a show 19-year old boys would be into. I’ve tried watching some, but all it does it make me miss Charmed :(

    • I love shelving books … I’m totally with you! :)

      I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing — it’s a relief position, so I assume that means I help out when people are on vacation or sick, or if they need extra hands. I’m looking forward to it!

      I love Supernatural! I think my hubs liked watching it when it first came out (though he would have been mid-20s) … I think it suits young boys! Anything with supernatural creatures, aliens or something. I’d rather they watch that than some silly reality show.

    • Thank you!

      Yes, I’ve started Bloggiesta. Ole!

      Seriously, though, I have a TON of things I’d like to finish, so the earlier I start, the better. I fear Twitter and socializing will take up most of my time that weekend.

  4. You must not have failed too bad to get a relief position! I’m so happy for you!♥
    So frakin jealous about the Smart Chicks tour! How COOL!!!!!
    Thanks for the blog love, chic!
    I can’t wait to read Girl of Nightmares but sad to hear it’s slow. :( I have Peeps but haven’t read it. I have some many Westerfeld books I haven’t yet read. Hmmm. Maybe a Westerfeld read-a-thon next year?? :) I cannot wait to hear how I Hunt Killers is on audio! I might have to splurge. So much love for that crazy book!

    OMG! THAT PIGGIE! I DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Always happy to provide a cute video of a pig. :)

      I need to read MORE Scott Westerfeld! Seriously. The sequel to Peeps AND I’ve been eyeing his Uglies series for SO LONG! And Leviathan is on my shelf! I WILL READ THEM ALL!

  5. You’re unbreaking the shelves section made me laugh out loud. I finished a couple books this week. I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer in about 5 hours which baffled the boyfriend. That was fun.

    Congrats on your library job! I hope that things work out well. I started as a temp too so it can be done! I was hired partly because last winter all three of the ladies that work there got the flu at the same time, and they didn’t have anyone to fill in for them so they had to alternate sick days. (Plus, I use the library so much I was kind of a shoe-in and they like me).

    • Thanks, Jenn! I’m at the library lots, too … I really look forward to being there more often!

      I love reading books that have me turning the pages so fast that it ends too soon. I’m happy you liked Mara Dyer!

  6. Yay! Congrats on the interview outcome! I know it’s not the job you originally wanted, but your ‘foot in the door’ is something and still worth celebrating! Good things come from feet in the door ;)

    *must go click on all the awesome links now*

  7. I avoid Target because of their book section. I get all, “It’s discounted” and buy stuff I really shouldn’t.

    I really liked Ashes, Ashes. It wasn’t really about the MC–thought I don’t remember being bothered by her–but I really love that kind of Post-Apocalyptic fiction. I particularly appreciated that the society that was beginning to form wasn’t a religious, male chauvinist one. Those seem to be cropping up a lot in PAs.

  8. I’m excited for vampire week! And yay for you starting on bloggiesta, and for the cool library gig. I’ve heard good things about Supernatural, and I see it’s on netflix streaming!

  9. Your eight new books all are awesome ones though! How could you not buy them?? ;) So, so, soooo jealous of Such Wicked Intent, congrats on the win! I’m looking forward to another week of fun! Have a great week!

  10. Wow…lots of progress and Bloggiesta hasn’t even started yet! That is awesome! PS I loved your witchy week!…especially your day of spells!

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