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
- [Classics] Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (6) — Certainly not my last Christie book.
- [Romantic Suspense] Review: Beg for Mercy by Jami Alden (8) — Revived my love of romantic suspense
- Top Off Tuesday 
- [Urban Fantasy] Review: Mind Games by Carolyn Crane (7) — Midcity is worth a return trip.
- [Thrillers] Review: Criminal by Karin Slaughter (9) — I’m a Slaughter fan for life.
- Profiling Mysteries: Championing Thrillers
- [Cozies] Review: Grace Among Thieves by Julie Hyzy (7) — A bit predictable but still enjoyable.
- [Paranormal Elements] Review: Phantom Evil by Heather Graham (7) — Digging deeper into what evil is.
Meanwhile, in Amanda’s World
- It’s been a rough week. I’ve thrown myself into reading to cope.
- I bought a printer. Set it up. Laughed at the directions.
- The boyfriend’s family had a garage sale yesterday, so I was there, doing that. And preparing.
- Business has been sloooooooooow. I’m bored.
Around the Book Blogging Community
- Kristilyn at Reading in Winter wants to know where you post your reviews.
- Bloggiesta is BACK. I have signed up to [hopefully] host a mini-challenge about scheduling posts and organization! You can sign up to host a mini-challenge, too!
rehvenge barb penis — Everyone wants to know about Rehv’s barbed penis, it seems.
naked men on island paradise — What we all would like, I’m sure.
did if i stay make you bawl — YES.
when is the sequel to shatter me coming out – February 2013.
yes i am stalking you — And the giraffe shifters. They’re stalking you, too.
book bloggers texas — Texan bloggers are awesome, y’all.
book about a woman witch whose best friend is a vampire — No idea. Anyone know?
Read in 2012 (97)
- Frostbite by Richelle Mead(8)
- Thought this was even better than the first. Review in September.
- Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine(7)
- Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch(7)
- I liked this, but… there is always SO MUCH GOING ON that sometimes it’s a bit ridiculous.
- Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield (8)
- Very good. Very sad, but still good. Review in September.
- For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (10)
- LOVED IT. Review also in September.
- Lionheart by Kate Douglas(5/6)
- This one was a freebie. Review on GR!
- Handsome Bastard by Kate Hill (5/6)
- Another freebie, and the book that got me back on track with my GR challenge. My review.
- Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland (7)
- Maybe not *quite* as good as the first, but once everything started coming together, it was AWESOME.
Free Ebooks (31 unread)
Amazon Wishlist (65)
- Defiance by C.J. Redwine
- Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
- Because of Felicia’s review!
- I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- Because of Smash’s review!
- Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
- I read and LOVED For Darkness Shows the Stars, so I had to check out other books.
All Series, All Summer Progress
Completed: Frostbite by Richelle Mead, Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine (all of the MV series I have, which means series complete), Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch, Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland (and, series complete!)
Goals: Keep up the progress! I think the last week was my most productive reading week in a really long time (even if it wasn’t all series books), and I want to continue that.