Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 8

Jun
24
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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)

  • I participated in the Outlander Read-along (week 1)
  • I discussed Audiobooks – why I like the idea, and why I still don’t use them.
  • I did a set of mini-reviews on some Dystopians I’ve read since the beginning of the year.
  • I reviewed The Monstrumologist – unfortunately, not the book for me.
  • AND I posted my very first vlog on Creativity’s Corner, discussing my summer reading goals!

Behind the Desk
(My life behind the scenes)

  • Not much happened this week. My nook is back (YAY!) Also, I have been working on a semi-super-sekrit-project with Alissa – We hope to have an official announcement by Wednesday, so keep checking back :)

 

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

  • Alex @ The Blethering Bookworm asked us what we think about spoilers. For the record I am MEGA against spoilers – I like to try to figure out what will happen as I’m reading, and if I’m spoiled I don’t get to do that.
  • Anna @ Anna Reads did a post on audiobooks that’s kind of the opposite of my view – if you’re looking for a different opinion, try her post.
  • Amanda @ On a Book Bender talked about why book covers matter.
  • Alissa @ The Grammarian’s Reviews had a very serious post on blog bullying and negativity. Please, everyone, go and read it, and remember that everything you say in a public forum has a chance to get back to the person it’s about, AND whether you meant it to be hurtful or not, criticism is criticism. Do it in private please. Oh, and while you’re there, check out her post on young adults in YA – it’s pretty cool too!

Reading Digest
(Books I’ve read in the past week and books I plan to read next)

Read:
  • The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart – YAY! My first contemp of the summer!
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Okay, so I’m like 50 pages from the end, but I’m almost done. Two things: 1) I think I’m ‘shipping the wrong character, but I’m STILL not sure (This would be the first time though – I rarely guess wrong on these things) and 2) This is the first book I have ever literally jumped up and down in frustration in the breakroom (because I had to go back to work, but I just wanted to read more). Yeah. That good!

Currently Reading:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Still reading this, in fact, I need to get going on the next section!
  • Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren – Still reading this one too, though I’ve kind of put it down because Throne of Glass got WAY good.

Up Next:

  • 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.
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass – I seriously need a whole week of reading 24/7, because I have TOO MANY BOOKS that I want to read, like, yesterday.

I’ve gotta go get ready to drive Mom to the airport, so I’ll catch ya’ll later :) (Also! Burning a book to CD so I can listen in the car on my way book – my first new audiobook! Wish me luck!) If you have any great posts that you think I missed, please let me know!





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7 Responses to “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 8”

  1. Alissa says:

    Make sure to let us know if the audiobook works for you! What book will you be listening to?

    And, of course, thanks for linking my posts. :]

    • Anne says:

      Either The Eleventh Plague or Irises (both from Sync downloads) Haven’t decided yet :)

      You’re welcome! They were great posts, they deserve it!

  2. What audiobook are you listening to?!

  3. Ruby says:

    I got a copy of Shine at BEA–and it’s signed by the author, so I’m definitely going to have to start this series. You’re right–everyone does seem to love it!

    Good to know you liked Throne of Glass. I’m sitting on that one because my expectations are so high

    • Anne says:

      Yeah, I tried *VERY* hard to miss all the reviews and hype for Throne of Glass because I’ve had it on my TBR wishlist for forever and it sounded so good, and I didn’t want to get too excited. Forget that, though, cause it is a totally amazing book, and totally worth the read. (And please read it so I can have someone to talk to about it? lol)

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