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
- Kelly Reviews: Her Wolf by Rebecca Royce (6) — Good except for one tiny thing…
- Top Off Tuesday — It’s an everything but the peen week!
- Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland (7) — Angel is a bad ass zombie.
- Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: Organization and Scheduling Posts — I share all my secrets!
- In Denial: Free Erotica — Does this really surprise anyone?
- Discussion Topics (page) — During Bloggiesta, I created a page for potential discussion topics. People are free to use or suggest (attribution is a must if topics are used).
- On Reading the Paranormal: Amanda and Kelly review: The Ice Cream Shop Boy by Mimi Strong
- On Reading the Paranormal: Amanda and Kelly review: My Encounter with Two Firemen by Javier Reinheart
Meanwhile, in Amanda’s World
- I can almost run a full 2 miles now (hitting a 12 minute mile right now; I’m hoping to get up to 10min/mile or less by the end of October), and I’m biking 5.5 miles. I am making PROGRESS.
- My brother (whom I haven’t seen in a year and half) is visiting next week, so I’ve spent time preparing for that.
- I’ve continued to do research about Feedburner and APIs, this is how I explained my understanding of APIs to Kelly recently:
“The way that I understand APIs is that APIs function much like requests for information from the host. So, TweetDeck relies on Twitter APIs to update our different columns. APIs are used to create EXTERNAL applications (TweetDeck! Hootsuite!) that pull information from the host (Twitter) to the application (TweetDeck)–aka receiving tweets–or send information from the application (TweetDeck) to the host (Twitter)–aka tweeting. As for Feedburner, that means Feedburner APIs involve using information already gathered and provided by Feedburner to create something external. Like a detailed display of your feed count on your website. Is it true that we may not being able to display our feed count on our blogs? Yes, it might be. But will those stats go away? I don’t think so. Just like you could get rid of Twitter APIs, but still be able to use Twitter and tweet and see who retweeted you. You’d just have to go to the website to do it.”
In other words, I don’t think Feedburner email subscriptions will go away. I don’t think automated tweeting will go away, either, because–unless I’m mistaken–that involves using Twitter APIs, not Feedburner APIs. Is there anyone with a better understanding of APIs that could confirm/negate that?
- Bloggiesta kept me very, very busy. I made quite a few changes with my pages and navigation, so if you stop by for a comment, be sure to check that out!
Around the Book Blogging Community
- Jamie (Perpetual Page Turner) discusses one of her blogging fears: when real life and blogging life collide. (I try to keep my personal information as impersonal as possible, if that makes sense.)
- Because I’m lazy, I’m linking you to the master list of current Bloggiesta mini-challenges (that includes mine!) at It’s All About Books…
- …and the list of past Bloggiesta mini-challenges at There’s a Book. Even if you aren’t participating/didn’t participate in Bloggiesta, there are a lot of good resources there to give your blog some TLC.
- Celine (Nyx Book Reviews) talks about why she’s not really a fan of contemporary books. While I do read contemps on occasion, I do have to agree with Celine’s reasoning for not why contemps aren’t really my go to genre. Also, it’s fun listening to Celine talk. I love her accent. :)
book-bender beautiful disaster — Are you implying something here? o.O
giraffe meme — I don’t have one of these…yet.
“sometimes,” jem said, “our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. it’s those times, i think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered– that is when we feel the greatest pain. i can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. you learn to live your new life, and you can’t imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.” page number hardcover — I kid you not, this was the entire search term.
lolcat i have no idea what you’re talking about — Uh-huh.
giraffes keep it together, funny — I like giraffes.
Read in 2012 (133)
- Sex Magick by Laura Stamps (2)
- Meh. The 3rd person present tense was… not good. My review on GR.
- Red Fox by Karina Halle (7)
- Better than the first book! Review 10/24.
- Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells (8)
- I needed UF, and this delivered! Review 11/12.
- The Benson by Karina Halle (8)
- A great novella! LOVED IT. My review on GR.
- Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk (6)
- Still on my UF kick. It wasn’t quite as good as I had hoped. I reviewed this one on GR, too.
- Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday (7)
- Very fun cozy mystery! My review on GR.
- Opal Fire by Barbra Annino (6)
- Another cozy mystery. Still good. My review on GR.
- Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
- I’ve only read a few pages thus far, but I really like what I read.
- Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- This is my second attempt to get through the book. I’m not really any more enamored of it the second time around than I was the first time.
- In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
- Firelight by Kristen Callihan
- The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells
- Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
- Gray Moon Rising by S.M. Reine
- Wander Dust Michelle Warren
- Inhale by Kendall Grey (Smashwords)
- Death’s Avatar, Death’s Hand, The Darkest Gate, and Dark Union by S.M. Reine
- The Beast by Alianne Donnelly
- Sweet Surprise by Leigh Ellwood
Amazon Wishlist (64)
- Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
- Because Kelly swears by Maya Banks
- Dead Sky Morning by Karina Halle
- I really like the direction of this series!
Unbreaking the Shelves Progress
DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. *denies ALL THE THINGS*