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
In the life of Smash
- I did get to meet some of T’s residency mates at a dinner on Tuesday. It was a yummy Thai dinner and they are all really nice.
- And I had this awesome idea of going to the Thursday night Farmer’s Market even though it was a tad rainy. Little did we know that Flash Flood 2012 was gonna rain down on our asses. Needless to say, we only got a few things before we ran back to the car, through giant puddle rivers and cars splashing us. I just started laughing as I was running back to the car. You just have to laugh in those moments. We were seriously drowned rats. My little umbrella did not stand a chance against those winds! We got some wicked cool purple long beans and some dill and garlic goat cheese though. nomnomnom.
- We visited T’s parents Saturday and had a wonderful lunch.
Update: One down, a ton to go!
Bout of Books is going to help me takes these suckers down!
Update: 11 whole books!
- Read in 2012: I’m up to 58 now! I’m doing so well, I bumped my goal back up to 100.
- Full Blooded: This book is SO fun! Fab start to a UF series. Review 8/28
- Magisterium: Loved this book! Review 9/4
- Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2): Review 8/22
- Messenger (The Giver, #3): My favorite of the companion books. Review 8/23
- The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon’s Law, #3): My favorite of the series, thus far! Review 8/9
- Currently Reading:
- TBR Physical Pile (Hardcopy + eBook): 460
- Wishlist: 91
- This and This added a frakload of books to my Dystopian/Post-Ap list.
Favorite Quotes of the Week
”Stop a knife? You’re serious.”
“As a heart attack.”
“You are something else.”
I couldn’t tell if he was giving me a compliment or a veiled insult. “I try to be an individual. It’s all the rage.”
-Rhiannon in The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare
Tidbits from around the blogosphere
- Thea Harrison won a RITA for DRAGON BOUND! WAHOO!!!
- Galley Cat: Andrea Cremer Inks Erotica Book Deal. Hmmm. I can’t say I’m happy to hear this will be set in the Nightshade Universe.
- Rhiannon Frater signed with Tor for another awesome book. Check out her excitement for Dead Spots.
- Word for Teens knocked my socks off with this post: Weird O’Clock: On the Mainstream Success of “Fifty Shades of Grey”
- Karen @ For What It’s Worth talks about getting over her one year reading slump.
- Parajunkee: Book Blogging 101 – Managing our TBR
- Ashley @ Bookish Brunette was featured in Stitch. Read. Cook’s A Day in the Life of feature.
- Rachel @ Fiktshun wrote an incredible post about Bloggers being Consumers, too. Everyone needs to read this one!
- Amanda @ On a Book Bender shares her WordPress Plugins!
Things that make me smile
THE FAB FIVE!
But mainly this chic!
- the perks of being a wallflower charlie: LOVE HIM!
- review the boy in the striped pajamas: Read it.
- blood bound rachel vincent: SO GOOD!
- kill them with kindness inspirational stories: This search term led to the only short story I’ve ever written.
- silly penis is always standing up in the morning, i push him down: Ha. Hilarious little Jack!
- the eleventh plague setting: It reminded me of The Book of Eli.
- shadow and bone darkling: DARKLING!
- dystopian world building: It is a favorite setting of mine, for sure.
- where can i read the weather warden series: This better not be a book piracy search! You can read about them here though! I may have gushed a bit.
Favorite Instagram Photo of the Week
I am the most interesting cat in the world.
- Book Blogger Confessions: Making money off your blog
- Top Ten Tuesdays: Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books
- Blog Tour Review & Guest Post: Wake by Amanda Hocking
- Smash reviews The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare
- TGIF: Unexpected Books and Let’s Talk: Top Literary Crushes
Have a fab week!
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