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.
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On a Book Bender Recap
- Joint Review with Kelly: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews – This series continues to get better.
- Top Off Tuesday — Let’s Play Some Games
- Audiobook Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones – It hit all the right notes.
- Midwestern Book Bloggers, Link Up! – Jacinda and I are trying to put together a directory of Midwestern book bloggers and any bookstores and events in the area.
Meanwhile, in Amanda’s World…
- I noticed that a number of people were writing their general comment in a reply to other people rather than using the comment box, so the ever awesome Mandi Kaye moved the comment box to the bottom of the page for me. I hope this will help clear up any future confusion!
- I’m pretty sure this happened last week, but I LAUNCHED MY BUSINESS SITE’S REDESIGN! Go see it!
- I bought some books and then freaked out about how many books I already own.
- Though I was determined not to let BoB burn me out, it did. Massively. It happens every time. I don’t know why I think I can avoid it. I doubt I’ll participate in the next one, though I suppose I will still run it.
On 25 Hour Books
- Dead Until Dark [catch-up] (with spoilers!) – difficult to separate book and TV
- *pokes Tara* Someone owes me a VLOG. You all need to tell Tara (you can tweet her @taraSG) that she has to make a vlog now that she received Bitterblue.
Around the Book Blogging Community
I have to apologize in advance, as my compilation this week is a little thin. Bout of Books has tapped most of my resources this week.
- Missie had a HILARIOUS audiobook mini-review of a couple books that had me giggling. It was also her birthday on Friday. If you haven’t yet, get over there and wish her a happy belated birthday!
- Veronica Roth talks about the third Divergent book (yet untitled) and gives us a release date.
- Michelle Hodkin gave us an extra scene from the next Mara Dyer book. I suggest that you only read it if you’ve read the first Mara book.
- Jeaniene Frost gave us YET ANOTHER excerpt from Once Burned. This is on her Facebook page, and you must like it before you are able to read the excerpt.
the moment you realize your friends are stalkers — It’s because of the giraffe shifters, isn’t it?
what site has tops off tuesday — Ha! Felicia has the linky for Top Off Tuesday.
fairytale fantasy sexy — I have to be honest. When I first read this term, I read it without the Y in sexy, and I must admit, it is far more entertaining that way.
what happens in the book undone by karin slaughter? — Stuff. Now go read the book.
Read in 2012 (44)
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (8)
- Really liked this one! Though it did have me wanting to skip Fire and go straight into Bitterblue for her story.
- Ascension by Felicity Heaton (5/6)
- It was okay.
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (10)
- Looooooooooved this book. It made me all gushy and weird in my review. I’ve got Lola on its way to me now.
- On the Edge by Ilona Andrews (8)
- This book just did all the right things for me. I ordered the next two books in the series as soon as I finished this one.
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
- I listened to this a bunch last week (maybe about three hours) but I still have more to listen to. I should pick it up again this coming week.
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- I’m determined to finish this one by the end of the day. If I can, I’ve completed my reading goal for Bout of Books!
- Still nothing.