Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is the weekly recap feature created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Books, where they shamelessly plug each other, share the fantastic posts, giveaways, or whatever else they’ve found and loved by other awesome bloggers/authors/publishers/etc during the week, and talk about the books they plan on reading in the coming week.
Smash Attack Reads Recap
- My first Heroes & Heartbreakers post was up last Sunday! Compare and Contrast: Romance Novel and Olympics Heroes
- Recommend A…book with a blue cover
- Bout of Books Mini-Review: Natural Evil by Thea Harrison
- Smash reviews The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- Bout of Books Mini-Review: Devil’s Gate by Thea Harrison
- Review by Audrey: The House Where Nobody Lived by John Bellairs
- Review by Mel: A Hunger So Wild by Sylvia Day
- TGIF: Pimp Your Review – Come check out why In the Path of Falling Object by Andrew Smith is worth a read!
In the life of Smash
Update: 8 out of 21 read. Don’t think I will finish them before August is over, but I will read them until they are DONE.
Update: 16 whole books!
- Read in 2012: 67 - That would be SEVEN more than last week! THANK YOU, BOUT OF BOOKS!
- Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts, #0.5): This novella was just what I needed. Dark and gritty. I really need to finish this series!
- I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1): Morbidly awesome.
- Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies, #1): Holy shite! Loved this one. So excited to read the sequel.
- Career Day: I Hunt Killers prequel short.
- Devil’s Gate (Elder Races, #4.6): I love Seremela!
- Natural Evil (Elder Races, #4.5): Full of NOMS.
- Awaken: I re-read it in preparation for sequel blog tour. I cannot wait to read Middle Ground!
- Beauty Queens: Finished the audio book, which just blows the book out of the water. Best audiobook narration evar.
- Currently Reading:
- TBR Physical Pile (Hardcopy + eBook):
- Acquired for Kisten the Kindle: Nada
- Acquired for my bookshelves: Kim from Little Shop of Stories (co-creator of Not So YA Book Club) let me scoop up some ARCs in return for a review to send to publisher. Of course, I haven’t yet read the first books in these series, so I will get on that soon! THANK YOU! ♥
Favorite Quotes of the Week
I nudged him. “You awake?”
He heaved a sigh. “I am now.”
“Great! I can’t sleep. Let’s look at baby product catalogs.”
Jeff groaned. “I can remember a time when, if you were waking me up in the middle of the night, it wasn’t to thumb through catalogs.”
“Yes, the result of which is why we need to look at baby catalogs now.”
Tidbits from around the blogosphere
So I didn’t really gather up anything this week due to Bout of Books. I was very anti-internet this week…
- GalleyCat: The Hunger Games Trilogy Is Bestselling Series Ever on Amazon.com. Really? It beat out Harry Potter? No frakkin way!
- Language Management, LLC: Grammar Awareness and You, Part 2.
- YA Highway: Writing Horror: Making the Crucial Connection
Things that make me smile
- andrew smith in the path of falling objects: Dark, gritty and emotional. Loved it!
- the story of phroomf song: ZOMG! I want to know who was looking for this song! ♥ ♥ ♥
- BOOK SPINE POETRY: I did it for the first time during Bout of Books 4.0
- my bookshelves: Aren’t they pretty?
Favorite Instagram Photos of the Week
- Book Blogger Confessions: Literary Duds you Love and Gems you Loathe
- Cover Reveal: The Vampire Bride series by Rhiannon Frater
- Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Books You’ve Read During The Lifespan Of Your Blog
- Smash reviews Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
- Smash reviews I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- TGIF: Back to School Reading: Which books would you like to see in today’s high school Literature classrooms?
Have a fab week!
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