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.
On a Book Bender Recap
- Review: Getting Familiar with Your Demon by Jodi Redford (9) — Just hit all the right spots.
- Top Off Tuesday — Happy Almost Birthday to Me!
- You Asked, Amanda Answers — I answered ALL THE QUESTIONS! on my birthday.
- Discussion: On Blogging for YOU — I talk about what it means to blog for yourself. It might not mean what you think it does.
Meanwhile, in Amanda’s World
- The boyfriend, his family, and my parents schemed behind my back to buy me a bookcase for my birthday. I was VERY surprised and VERY happy! This is a picture of all my books (minus my All Series, All Summer TBR pile) in my bookcase. Eventually I’ll put them into some kind of order.
- On Tuesday, my parents and the boyfriend celebrated my birthday early. I was surprised with aforementioned bookcase. And I got a picture of me, the boyfriend, and my rum cake.
- Tara got me a grammar police necklace that is simply AWESOME.
- This week was my first week completely free of teaching. I loved it. I also finished up an editing job, and now I am really OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Anything you can do to spread the word is appreciated so, SO much.
- Also, due to my last editing job, I am now completely obsessed with correct punctuation. Oh, punctuation rules! How I love and loathe you all at the same time!
- I added something special to my bio on my Twitter profile.
Around the Book Blogging Community
- Someone tweeted a link to the Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library’s flow chart of what to read if you liked The Hunger Games. It is crazy awesome! I’m also slightly surprised by how many I have, have read, or want to read. Apparently I like dystopian. Who knew?
- I already like and respect M.R. Merrick quite a bit, but his interview with Parajunkee made me respect him more. Definitely one of the good self-published authors out there! Also, he has a really awesome copy-editor. Just sayin’.
- Kristilyn @ Reading in Winter wrote about making bookish friends and blogging. *huggles all my bookish friends until they can’t breathe*
- Kelly @ Radiant Shadows had a very interesting post about the YA Machine, or where companies hire writers to write books using the company’s book concepts/ideas.
- Alissa @ The Grammarian’s Reviews responded to my post about blogging for yourself with her own views on the topic. She completely and totally nails it with her discussion about how blogging isn’t a competition.
deer shifter books — Don’t know of any, but I’d read one.
what happens in toil and trouble by h.p. mallory — THINGS! OMG, so many THINGS!
www.free worlb sex.com — Really?
super ruby predictions — Super Ruby!!!
bound dragon — Okay, I’m just going to come right out and say this: bound dragon and dragon bound are two very different concepts.
Read in 2012 (77)
- Supernaturally by Kiersten White (5)
- I wanted to like this one, but it just didn’t work right for me (however, I’m not ready to give up on the series). Review in August.
- Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
- This one is interesting. Very interesting.
- Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
- from Jess @ Gone with the Words for my birthday! Thanks, Jess!
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
- I went to B&N on my birthday and bought myself some books. Yay birthday books!
- Legend by Marie Lu
- Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Amazon Wishlist (61)
All Series, All Summer Progress
Completed: Supernaturally by Kiersten White, so that brings me “current” for that series. (Yes, I know the third book is out. No, I don’t have it. Therefore, the series is completed.)
Goals: MOAR SERIES! I have been seriously slacking on this challenge (and reading in general, actually) and THIS. MUST. CHANGE. At this point, I don’t think I will limit myself to just YA or just adult. I need to finish books and series, period.