Clock Rewinders {4}

Posted May 13th, 2012 by in *Feature/Meme / 6 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. Make sure to stop by Amanda’s blog if you’d like to participate and share your post!

Once Upon a Chapter Recap:
*Monday – Simply Love by Mary Balogh – If you’re looking for a tortured hero, look no further!
*Thursday – Simply Magic by Mary Balogh – A wonderful historical romance with a hint of mystery!
*Friday – Sound of the Heart – Loved this historical romance, even if it was filled with angst and sadness.
*Friday (Part II) – Saturday Swap – I have finally decided to go fully digital with my library and so that means I have some awesome books to swap!
*Satruday – On My Wishlist {5}

In Stephanie’s World:
*My job has finally settled down a bit and I’m finding a new grove while still being able to maintain my work ethic.

*Things have been hectic on the blog lately and I haven’t been around the blogosphere as much. I don’t generally like to post about this kind of stuff because I hate to appear as if I’m seeking attention. I’ve kept it quiet but realized the my blogging friends needed an explanation. A few weeks ago the woman who was my second mother growing up died suddenly and unexpectedly. I can easily say that the day of her visitation and funeral has been the hardest day of my life so far. I was numb for a week or so and couldn’t concentrate on reading or blogging or much of anything really. It’s getting better even if a sudden vivid memory takes my breath away. I know these things get better with time and I can say that I am finding my way back to a schedule of sorts. I’ll be making my rounds and commenting again. I promise I haven’t been ignoring anyone but I’m coming back and probably annoying everyone with my comments. 😉

*On that note, I have come to realize that my book blogging friends are some of my best friends. Each and every one of you mean more to me than you are probably aware.

Around the Blogosphere:

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon

*Bout of Books Read-a-thon starts this week! Yeah baby!

*Really other than that I really don’t know due to my pseudo leave of absence. If I missed anything that you think I must read let me know!

Search Terms:
temporary tattoos for divergent – I can easily say that this is Alexa’s (Pages of Forbidden Love) fault! I got them from her. 🙂

divergent temporary tattoos – Someone is determined to get their hands on these!

allison brennanis awesome. Any other questions?

so sad girlI was actually sad earlier this month, but things are looking brighter.

sipopsis when beauty tamed the beast eloisa james – I think you meant synopsis. 😉

it’s on my TBR list – Bwahahahahahaha! If you could only see my TBR list! But seriously, if you need help with that check out Operation: TBR Reduction!

pregnant horror expansion – I have no clue why this search term led to my blog. I’ve never been pregnant but I do believe “expansion” is part of the process. Horrific or not is up to you!

forbidden by tabitha suzuma sex scenes – Yeah, I’m going to say that yes there is one but if you don’t read the whole book you are completely losing the whole point of the book. Also searching out just that scene is kinda gross. Just sayin’.

Books I Received This Week:
I’ve actually decided to go digital for my library and that doesn’t lead to a lot of pretty covers to show you. What I’ve decided to do is showcase what I plan on reading for the coming week but I’ve already done that with my Bout of Books goals (coming later today!) post so there won’t be a video this week.

Operation: TBR Reduction Check In:
At first I was only going to do these updates once a month because I don’t read a lot compared to other readers. In a good month I can read six or seven books, on average more like five. I’ve seen more and more of the weekly check ins so I’ve decided to do both weekly check ins and monthly updates. All of these figures are from 5/1/12 through today. I’m using a “Keeping It Honest” system that Felicia uses on her blog Geeky Bloggers Book Blog. As a preface I have terrible willpower and Amazon has not been kind. All sorts of my wishlist books have been redonkulously cheap!

Operation TBR Reduction Button

*As a side note I’ve decided not to include free Kindle downloads and I’m not counting books that I’m buying to convert to digital. Those after all were already TBR. The format just changed. 🙂

Books Read:
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Books Bought:
Fever by Joan Swan
Touch of a Thief by Mia Marlowe
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
Blackberry Island by Susan Mallery
Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal

TBR Reduction: +7 Not good. But I have the rest of May to get that number negative!

Now the financial breakdown:
$0.00: 6
$1.69: 1
$1.99: 3
$2.99: 6
$3.49: 1
$3.82: 2
$3.99: 4
$4.74: 1
$4.99: 4
$7.72: 1
$7.99: 1
$8.99: 1
$9.34: 1
$9.99: 1
Total: $124.21

Felicia – I’m scared. That is a terrifying total. You were not kidding. Eye opener!

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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6 Responses to “Clock Rewinders {4}”

  1. Anne

    Even though you were in the positive on Operation TBR Reduction, you bought some really cool books! You know, if that excuse helps you feel better or anything. Sorry to hear about your friend. It's completely okay to take whatever time off you need – it's always hard when someone you love dies.

  2. Amanda

    So sorry to hear about your second mother. We are always here for you (in whatever capacity you need us to be)!

  3. Alexa

    Psh don't go blaming me for free tattoos!!! lol
    I'm sorry for your loss but things to get better with time and I hope all your blogging friends can be there for you along the way. Plus what kind of people would we be if we didn't realize you were suffering and needed some time to get yourself back on track. <3 you!

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