Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 18

Nov
11
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Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is where Tara @ 25 Hour Books and Amanda @ On a Book Bender 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. [Description and banner borrowed from On a Book Bender]

The Corner Newsstand
(This week on Creativity’s Corner)

Behind the Desk
(My life behind the scenes)

I love my new job. No joke. I am so much less stressed, and even the people around me have commented on how much happier I seem. This really was the right direction for me. Also a major plus is the ability to listen to audiobooks while I’m working! I went through three just this week, so I’ll definitely be needing plenty of recommendations for good ones there!

In other news, I was kinda hoping to have all my grad school apps in by this Wednesday. It looks like that won’t be happening, but I’m getting close enough that I feel like it will be possible to get them all in before the deadlines at least.

Oh, and THE RADIO IS PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC! I have been waiting for this day for at least a month!

 

Around the Corner
(Blog posts I found awesome since the last post)

This is about two weeks of links, so bear with me. That said, they’re good enough that I couldn’t bear just not sharing them, so keep that in mind.

  • Lisa (Read. Breathe. Relax.) asked if we reread books and why. I most definitely do, because I am a mood reader, and there are some days that I don’t want anything new and difficult – I want safe and comfortable!
  • Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) talked about living with a non-reader. She is incredibly lucky that even though her husband doesn’t read, he’s happy to let her do so and talk about it!
  • KM (One Page at a Time) wanted to discuss small publishers vs. the former “big six”. I found it absolutely fascinating – I rarely, if ever, look at the publisher of the books I really like. As long as it’s good, I’m all for it (though I’m not a huge fan of self-pubs – I’ve read too many that haven’t even been edited!)
  • Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) procrastinated by writing a song about procrastination on her new writing blog, A Winter Writer. She’s really good, plus I love meta songs like that!
  • Speaking of meta – Amanda (On a Book Bender) wrote a discussion post on writing discussion posts.
  • And finally, two geeky I Can Haz Cheezburger posts I just had to share – The Whovian Prayer and The Harry Potter Quiet Book.

GoodReaders’ Digest
(Books I’ve read in the past week and books I plan to read next. Also includes stats for the Unbreaking the Shelves Challenge)

Read:
  • Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel – Zombies that didn’t make me want to lose my lunch for once!
  • Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook) – I. Want. Oberon! Also, I can enjoy audiobooks! WOO!
  • Hexed by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook) – Not quite as much fun. Not as much Oberon either, maybe there’s a correlation?
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Audiobook re-read) – Loved it just as much as an audiobook and the second time around!
  • The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith – I am SO CONFUSED. Plus it was a little bit too gory for me. It’s definitely not my favorite.
  • Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (Umpteenth reread) – Yep. Still love it (just had to make sure 😛 )
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen – Need the next book, NOW!

Currently Reading:

  • Until I Die by Amy Plum

Unbreaking the Shelves stats:

Get my “Embarrassed I haven’t read yet” shelf under 45.

  • Beginning total: 65
  • As of 11/11: 58

Keep my to-read-now list as close to 250 as possible. Expert level: bring it down to 235.

  • Beginning total: 253
  • As of 11/11: 266

Added:

  • Imposter by Susanne Winnacker
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
  • The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Read 15 books off of my Series Completion list

Series Completion
5/15

EXPERT LEVEL: Read a total of 57 books from the TBR list (overshooting my original GR year goal by 25)

Total Books
24/57




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4 Responses to “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 18”

  1. I’m so happy you love your new job! I remember working in an office and being totally stressed when I came home, sometimes close to crying. I was always complaining. Now, at the library, I’m SO happy! I just love being around the books and people who love to read. It’s amazing! I am kind of jealous you can listen to audiobooks at work … you will be getting lots of reading done!

    I rarely look at who the publisher of a book is, either. If it looks good, I’ll read it! I’ve actually found quite a few indie books this way.

    You read a TON of books this week! I’m happy for you! I have The Marbury Lens out from the library … we’ll see how it goes! I’ll probably get confused, too …

    Have another awesome week, Anne!

  2. If I recall, Hexed was a pretty complex book for an audiobook. Hammered is a bit better in that regard. But Luke Daniels is AMAZING at narrating that series, isn’t he? That’s the reason I decided I could do audiobooks, after all.

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying your new job. That is ALWAYS a good sign. ALWAYS. :)

    • Anne says:

      I was okay with Hexed, maybe because I listened to it pretty much in one sitting. Hammered is frankly getting a little boring for me :( It doesn’t help that my favorite part was Oberon, and I haven’t heard from him in AGES lol

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