Clock Rewinders {5}

Posted May 27th, 2012 by in Clock Rewinders / 8 comments

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 they’ve found and loved by other awesome bloggers (or authors!) during the week, and talk about the books they received that week. Amanda and Tara are allowing us to participate in Clock Rewinders.

Once Upon a Chapter Recap:
*Monday – Why I Don’t Watch TV – Mostly because it’s all trash
*Wednesday – Scaling Mt. Read Me
*Friday – Stephanie Reviews: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson – A great YA filled with boarding schools, Jack the Ripper and ghosties!
*Satruday – On My Wishlist {6}

In Stephanie’s World:
*I think the most exciting news for me this week is my new laptop! I’m so ridiculously excited about this that it borders pathetic!
*I took Thursday and Friday off from work to have a nice long five day weekend!
*As I am typing this I will be helping my husband DJ a wedding tonight, as you read this that task will now be complete! :)

Around the Blogosphere:
*Alexa @ Pages of Forbidden Love is highlighting some of the best in indie publishing. Check it out to find some new favorites you might have otherwise missed!
*The ladies at Book Soulmates want to know what it is you want to know about them! Hop on over and ask them some questions.
*There’s still time to sign up for the epic awesomesauce that is going to be the Outlander Read-a-long. Alexa and I have joined. Have you?
*Author Sara Humphreys is hosting a contest for the men and women who support our nation’s defenders. If you are the spouse of an active or retired military service member you can enter to win $100 Amazon gift card and two of Sara’s signed books! (This is the grand prize. There are a few others as well! Check Sara’s blog for complete details.

Search Terms:
-book blog associate reviewers wanted – Yes please! I’m still looking for a couple of reviewers. Apps can be found in the menu bar.
-jude’s law lori foster free download – I don’t know of any deals on this book and piracy is bad.
-operation tbr reduction library books – Aww! I’m surprised someone google searched this, but you can count them if you want or not.
-tender is the storm ending – I’m not telling! You’ll have to read it for yourself!

Books I Received This Week:


I’m still learning how to use the webcam to make my videos and edit them. This week the experience was a little frustrating as Windows Movie Maker kept closing on me or corrupting my files while editing the video. Next week’s will be MUCH better. ;)

Operation: TBR Reduction Check In:

Operation TBR Reduction Button

Books Read:
None :(

Books Bought:
Running Blind by Lee Child
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Witchful Thinking by H. P. Mallory
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Babysitter by R.L. Stine

TBR Reduction: +8 for the Week. +13 for the month. I am really not doing very well at this! :( I need to do better!

Now the financial breakdown:
$0.00: 4
$0.87: 1
$1.99: 1
$2.25: 1
$2.50: 2
$2.99: 4
$4.50: 1
$4.74: 1
$4.99: 1
$10.79: 1
Total: $47.09

Did I miss anything awesome? Should I check something else out? Did you get anything fantastic this week? Let me know in the comments!

Stephanie

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8 Responses to “Clock Rewinders {5}”

  1. Amanda

    One thing that I found that helped me was shooting everything in short clips in Windows Live Movie Maker. Though I haven't had any problem with files corrupting on me, so maybe that wouldn't be very helpful. I just know that short focused clips helped to cut out on the time I spent tripping over my words and starting over on filming things.

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      I may have to do the short clips. I learned that if I saved very often that everything worked out alright. The first time I had no sound so it was just me moving my mouth and holding up books and the second one ended up corrupting and wouldn't open at all. I'll know what to do next week!

  2. Michelle@Book Briefs

    Im going to join in on TBR reduction! I really really need to. I should have done this months ago. I keep saying that I am going to stop taking books for review but then all these great books come out and I cave. I just feel awful saying no to books. It's a problem.

    Now I am way too scared to count how many books I have to read so I am just going to do the weekly how many books I bought/received for review and then how many books I read. and hope that I read more than I accept for review.

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      Great! I mentioned in my original post that you can pretty much create your own rules! :) It is SO had to pass up a book when you see it. I'm hoping that we'll all be able to help each other. Good luck!

  3. Dalene

    Love your Operation TBR Report!! Makes me feel like I'm normal. I know I definitely have more books than I can read, but sometimes tastes change and you just gotta make sure you have what fits your fancy at the time. P.S. Enjoy your laptop. Was just thinking I should be in the market for a new one. :)

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      I think that's it exactly. I have a TON of romance. I would say that 80% of my collection is romance. Now I'm into picking up a bunch of YA because it's a new to me genre and I feel like I have so much to explore. :) (I'll take validation/justification any way I can get it!) ;)

  4. Alexa

    I feel like you are in my head this week!!!
    First off thanks for talking about my indie event! Sadly, it is coming to a close so I'm going to miss all of the fun indie reads but the world must move forward!

    Alright I feel like you are in my head because the books you got are ones I'm planning on reading or want or loved!
    Bared to You- I can't wait to get a copy of this one! I have never read a book by her but I have heard great things and I've meet her and she was awesome so I really need to read her books.
    If I Stay- Lol this one is on my June tbr pile to read and review for your blog.
    Vixen-LOVE LOVE LOVE This is an awesome series I can't wait for book three!
    Divergent-I'm planning on reading and reviewing this one for you as well in June…might read Insurgent as well since I won a copy.

    OH and yay for the pretty laptop!
    I hope you have a great week as well!

    • OUAC_Stephanie

      Hmmmmm…… it would certainly appear as if we are on the same wave length for sure! I think you've done a great job this month advocating for the indies. :) I have Insurgent too. We could read the book and do a joint review? Something to think about!

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