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 Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge: 9/23/12 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

***Ruby (Ruby’s Reads) invited me to talk about my life in books for her Bibliobiography feature!


So, you may have heard that Google is doing away with their API services, which means that Feedburner will no longer work for email subscriptions. You can still use it for following the feed via a reader, but no more email. So lame!  Rachel (Parajunkee) talks about the issue here. Talk Supe also gives an alternative with Feed Cat. That being said, I’ve decided to use Jetpack’s (WordPress plugin) built-in email subscription service, and you will find it over on the right side. You will need to resubscribe to the blog now. You will receive an email that you need to confirm. I apologize for the inconvenience. Boo on you, Google! EDIT: If you continue to receive two email subscriptions in mid-October, I would cancel your Feedburner subscription.

In the life of Smash

My brave book protector…

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Well, I never received a call back for a 2nd interview. BOO. BUT, I did get approved by the board to take my licensing exam. I am in major freak out mode. I am going to schedule the test for the end of October and will be not be as active with blogging during the month. I do have a ton of stuff scheduled already, but I need to focus on this test and therefore, I won’t be as active on Twitter or visiting blogs, etc. I’ve just only been half focused lately, and if I’m taking this sucker at the end of October, that gives me a month to really get down to biz. I’m going to take the practice test through the testing agency and see how that goes. I know the areas I need more practice in, and I’ve been focusing on those lately. I’m just not the best test taker in the world because of my nerves. It costs $230 (+ $100 fee to board + study materials) so I NEED to pass it on first try. Plus, I NEED to find a job, which is the entire point of this damn endeavor.

Last Sunday evening at book club, we discussed Ordinary Beauty. My review is not until 10/24 but holy shite, did I ever have a lot to say. I truly had to stop myself. It might be a bit much, but I hope you’ll read both my review and the book. I also made Pumpkin Spice cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Once again, they were a hit with book club. I truly love my new little role of providing heavenly awesome once a month to my peeps. I wish I could share them with all of you, too!

Lastly, I think the most exciting thing that happened to me all week occurred Friday night, when Kt alerted me to this:

*points to stepback quote”

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Woah. *smooths hair* Of course, be sure to visit Jennifer Estep’s website for the skinny on this new cover, as it’s quite a change from the rest of the series.

AND…join us in during the Elemental Assassins read-a-long!

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Smashtastic Stats

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Unbreaking the Shelves Update

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I updated my Gifted, SignedReview Queue, and Review Request Complete shelves on Goodreads! I also created a shelf for books that are Novellas, since I seem to like these. icon smile Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge: 9/23/12


Review Books Read

I inhaled the Eve series by Anna Carrey so I could read the ARC of the final installment, Rise. ZOMG. In love.

Series Books Read

*whistles* *shifty eyes*

Zombie Books Read

The Living with the Dead series is hella entertaining. Highly recommend!

Tidbits from around the blogosphere


  • Kendall Grey shares information on her Ephemera shorts from the Just Breathe universe.

Bloggers/Bookish Sites

Things that make me smile

Thanks, Kristilynn! I DIE from cuteness every time I watch this, which has been quite numerous!

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Up Next…

  • Smash reviews Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater
  • Mel Reviews Diaries of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista
  • Smash reviews Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  • Bloggiesta Mini-Challenge: Grade yourself!
  • Cover Reveal: Release by M.R. Merrick
  • Andrew Smith Saturdays: The Marbury Lens Discussion, Part Four

Have a fab week!

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26 Responses to “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge: 9/23/12”

  1. Wowee … congrats on the quote in the book!! That’s pretty awesome! That’s too bad about not getting the second interview, but that’s good you can take your licencing exam! I hope you pass!

    I really need to start the Benny Imura series .. I almost bought the second book, but thought I’ll wait until I start reading it.

    You’re doing awesome with your Unbreaking the Shelves progress! I need to read the Eve series soon … I won the first two in hardback and they’re GORGEOUS!

    Have a good week!

    • That book quote makes up for all the stress and sads I had this week. lol

      ZOMG! The Eve covers are frakin incredible. I hope you love them. ♥ I still haven’t read the Benny series, but hey, I needed a book to round out $25 for free shipping, so there you go…lol

  2. Ba ha ha ha! That piggy video was adorable! Thanks for sharing. I signed up for email updates–what a pain to have to redo it. Must feel nice to be more organized on Goodreads.

  3. You rock the house. Way to go on the Book Quote :D

    Bummer on the 2nd interview, but maybe the right thing is on the other side of your license exam.

    I have Eve screaming at me from my shelf “I told you so”. It’ll be my first won-read for Unbreaking My Shelves. Love the nail polish.

  4. Ooh, that quote is sooo awesome, even better because you’re right alongside Nalini Singh! I found one of my quotes recently and almost cried–it’s a very cool feeling.

    GOOD LUCK on your exam! I know you’ll do awesome. Study hard!

  5. Okay, stop for a moment here. Does anyone know HOW Feedburner uses APIs? Until someone can answer that, I don’t think we need to panic. I actually read over the Feedburner API page (including the Awareness API page) and from what I can tell, it’s more about creating 3rd party applications to deal with Feedburner (think using TweetDeck for Twitter and Facebook). Granted, I don’t know much about APIs, but I think everyone is panicking needlessly.

    Yay on your stepback quote! That’s so freaking AWESOME! :)

    • Ok, so maybe I don’t know everything there is to know about the Feedburner thing, but I’d rather have a service that consistently shows the subscriber count. I also get my emails sometimes 24-32 hours after the post goes live, and that just ain’t cool. That is my main reasons for changing at this time. If I continue to get both emails throughout October, I will make sure ppl know they can unsubscribe from Feedburner email service.

  6. Felicia says:

    Awesome on the book quote! That had to be super exciting :)

    I love the new cover for Jennifer Estep’s book!

    After hanging with mommy bloggers for Bloggy Boot Camp I learned a ton about protecting your content. Evidently this is something they are very “up” on and we need to really pay attention. Between scrapers, auto-rss stealers, and actual content stealers it pays to be aware. Scary stuff I tell ya!

  7. I already showed my love for you on Twitter when I saw your quote Friday -How freaking awesome is that?? And, its on the inside cover!! <3 when bloggers quotes are featured #showinthelove
    Good Luck on your test, I'm sure you will be fine #justbreatheandrelax

    Btw, Spider's Bite is frakin' awesome so far 1/2 way thru and I'm savoring it<3 Gin!

  8. Sarah says:

    Bummer about that interview :( But good news about the test coming up! I hope that all your studying and hard work pays off!

    And awwwww that tiny piggy!!! ADORABLE!

  9. Here are my comments, in order even:
    -Booo! Down with Google products (and “the man”, too while we’re at it
    -Boo-Hiss, losers don’t know a good thing!
    -Holy freakin’ yeah!!! Beautiful cover to be on!!! You’re like a STAR!!!
    -Nail match? >.<
    -Awesome articles around the blogs… I've got them up to visit after you – you find everything!!!
    -Oh Arthur!! I watched that clip and I had no idea he worked out!! I must go watch Inception again….

    You have sooooooo much info in your posts I feel like I gained a whole brain cell…. and then promptly lost it at the end!! Have a great week!!

  10. Oh big BOO about the job :-( – but maybe that just means there’s something bigger and better around the corner!

    Congrats on the quote and ON THE COVER no less!

  11. Congrats on getting quoted on the STEPBACK COVER of Deadly Sting!!

  12. [...] this year, as well as being quoted in a few (one and two)! ANNNNNNNNNNNND. I am on the frakin STEP BACK COVER for Deadly Sting by Jennifer Estep. MAJOR MOMENT, people. [...]



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