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
- 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 Blog Lifespan
- Smash reviews Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
- Smash reviews I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- Smash reviews Messenger by Lois Lowry
In the life of Smash
I also signed up for a 30-day subscription to a social work exam test prep site, full of interactive stuff to help me study for the test. So, I cleaned and studied most of the week. Oh, and I COOKED! I’m cooking more since I’m unemployed at the moment. It’s fun. I made this:
Many people asked for the recipe. It’s from Rachel Ray, and ridiculously easy to make. I wanted to swim around in it. So delicious. Enjoy your Mac n’ Goat Cheese!
And I got to spend lots of time with Pokey, who loves to join me on the couch when I read or study…
Update: 9 down. I obviously won’t finish within the month, but I plan to keep on keepin’ on…
Update: 17 whole books! It’s never ending…
- Read in 2012: 68 -I was slow on reading this week…
- Alien Proliferation: Some of the best characters I’ve ever come across. No lie.
- Currently Reading: 2
- TBR Owned Pile (Hardcopy + eBook): 466
- Wishist: 96
- Zombies: 172 – I seriously have not even scratched the surface of my ever-growing zombie TBR…
- Post-Ap/Dystopian: 162 - I’ve done a little better on this list, but not by much!
Favorite Quotes of the Week
”And you’re here to take care of me?” BLEEP sneered. “You might be enhanced, but I have the upper hand.’
“Dude, seriously, upper hand? Who says that crap any more? You’re reading to many old megalomaniac how-to books. The modern megalomaniacs prefer something more effective than holding a buunch of little kids behind an electronet.”
-Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch
Tidbits from around the blogosphere
- Cassandra Clare posted some photos on The Mortal Instruments set. JCB is such a weird looking guy and not at all what I pictured as my beloved Jace, but I have to admit he looks uber cool in all that leather and tattoos.
- Jeff Hirsch posted up the first 3 chapters of Magisterium! I cannot wait to share my thoughts on this book.
- Have you SEEN all the Elemental Assassin short stories on Jennifer Estep‘s website?? ZOMG!
- Rhiannon Frater announced that Pretty When She Dies is now available in audio!
- Eight Best Free Contact Forms for WP
- What’s the best time to send an email? I’ve actually done research on the best time to schedule posts to reach maximum readers…who knows.
- That Artsy Reader Girl: The other day, I came across this post from July. It’s about blog safety. I think everyone should read it!
- Lori @ Pure Imagination posted tips on how STAY AWAKE while reading! Ugh. I just HATE this! Being sedentary for too long always makes me sleepy…
- Rachel @ Parajunkeeshares some great information she gathered from polls…
- Rachel @ Fiktshun talks about the pressures of blogging.
Things that make me smile
- Fifty-Shades Generator: I kid you not, this is the best thing since sliced bread. I have not laughed so damn hard since ever! NSFW or young people’s eyes! It’s raunchy, disgusting and silly as hell. You will roar with laughter, I’m sure of it.
I’m taking out the search term fun. Amanda was right. SEO really messes up all the fun search terms I used to get. But, I’m not complaining because SEO is sending a lot of people to the blog….so it’s a WIN in the end.
- Reading Differences: Let’s embrace them!
- Smash reviews Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
- The Decatur Book Festival
- Review by Mel: Angel’s Ink (The Asylum Tales #1) by Jocelynn Drake
- Let’s Talk: Issue-Driven Books
- THE MARBURY LENS Read-A-Long Reminder!!
Have a fab week!
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