Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 7

Jun
17
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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 borrowed from On a Book Bender]

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

 

Behind the Desk
(My life behind the scenes)

  • The Outlander Read-along started this week! Aaaaaand the first questions are due tomorrow. I haven’t even started it yet. Ummmmmmmmmm… I think I’d better get on that. I think you can still join here if you’re interested.
  • My Nook isn’t working right! D: I hate reading on my computer, but I can’t even get it to reboot, so I can’t read my ebooks there either. I’m just desperately hoping it’ll get over it – I can’t really afford a new one right now.

 

Around the Corner

(Blog posts I found awesome since the last post)
I didn’t do a lot of commenting this week (sorry!) but there were a TON of great posts that I flagged to reread this week!
    • Anna @ Anna Reads brought to my attention that they are remaking Anne of Green Gables as a television series. Maybe it’s just because my name is Anne, and my hair is (almost) red, but I have ALWAYS thought this was the cutest love story ever! I am soooo excited for this!
    • Alissa @ The Grammarian’s Reviews reminded us to love our ARCs and in the process, kind of reminded me why I’m not about ARC’s around here. It is far too easy for me to become jealous about the whole thing, plus, I want this blog to be about discussion, and how can I discuss a book if it’s not readily available to the public?
    • Ruby @ Ruby’s Reads had a great post on monetizing her blog. I’ve never really looked at that as an option for me, but she brings up some really good points that I think anyone who is looking into monetizing needs to consider. Also, while you’re over at her blog, you should check out her Summer Book Exchange! The only reason I haven’t joined yet is my wishlist is still in progress, but you have until the 30th, and I plan on joining soon!
    • Nina @ Nina Reads asked a bunch of questions about Giveaway Etiquette. Giveaways are another thing that I avoid, for the most part, on this blog, but for those of you who do host them, this post is a must-read.
    • Fiktshun had a really great post on the distinction between Readers and Followers. This was really timely for me because I’ve been having the same thoughts, and I’m constantly trying to remind myself that it’s the READERS I want. The rest of it shouldn’t matter to me (though it often does, more than I want it to).
    • Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal did a spotlight on Book hype and what happens when it doesn’t pan out. There are so many different sides to this – check it out!

Reading Digest

(Books I’ve read in the past week and books I plan to read next)
Read:
  • Advent by James Treadwell – I finally gave up on this one. It just went downhill after the turning point, and THEN my Nook started misbehaving and just… no.
  • Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison – certainly an interesting read! I’m not sure I liked it as much as Amanda and Kelly did, but I’m glad I know what they’re talking about now.
  • Struck by Jennifer Bosworth – loved it, because it was just what I needed! Fast and easy, but not too light.
  • Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep – How the EFF have I not read this yet??? I’m severely tempted to go out and buy the entire series, RIGHT NOW!
  • Starters by Lissa Price – I don’t actually have too much to say about this one. Ever read a book that you don’t even feel strongly enough about to really write a review?

Currently Reading:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Seriously, I gotta start this one! Questions due! TOMORROW! Why must I always procrastinate?
  • Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren – Apparently this is the summer of “reading all those books I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read.” I’m liking it so far, but I’m concerned I’ll get it and Outlander confused, because the premises sound very similar…

Up Next:

  • The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart – Another one I’m embarrassed I haven’t read, plus, summer always puts me in the mood for chick lit contemporaries.
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth – SO excited to get going on this one!
  • Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready – Another one I’m embarrassed I haven’t read. Everyone seems to love this series, so I’m gonna give it a try.

I am gonna try and get caught up on writing posts today, so if you see me on twitter, yell at me please :) If you have any great posts that you think I missed, please let me know!





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3 Responses to “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 7”

  1. We’ll have to do a joint review some time, though we don’t have many of the same to be read books. lol.

    I like the giveaway etiquette post, though I don’t host many giveaways, either. Mostly because I got tired of the fact that many people stop by your blog just to enter and that’s it. It’s not very community building, and if I’m footing the bill of buying and/or shipping a book, I want to have some benefit for my blog that goes beyond extra hits.

    • Anne says:

      I would love to do a joint review with you! I’m sure we can find something we agree on – honestly half the reason I don’t have more adult titles on my TBR list is just that I don’t have as easy a source to find out about them.

      That’s exactly the reason I haven’t been doing much in the way of giveaways. Well that, and I don’t have much money lol. But really, I want to discuss books, and what kind of discussion do giveaways get? A whole bunch of “thanks for the giveaway” and then you never see them again.

      *steps down off of soap box* It really is a great post though, which is why I linked it. People who do host giveaways need to think about those things, right? Right.

      • You’ll have to email me what some of your adult preferences are and I’ll consult my TBR list. Or you can look at my list here though I suspect it will be easier if you tell me what you’re looking for and I can weed through what I have.

        I’ve thought about doing a post about why I have chosen not to do many giveaways any more, but… I haven’t.

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