HUH? You’re probably wondering, “What the heck?!? Just pick a meme and go with it!”
Well, I like promoting other blogs and sharing all the great stuff I read on blogs during the week. But I also miss seeing all the new books everyone is getting. I really do love seeing what everyone is reading (what’s hot).
But I can’t just go and make my own feature because that would be stealing the idea from someone, and then someone would get mad, then a post would mention me, then all that someone’s friends will hate me and boycott me, then my head will explode….
Needless to say, I find it daunting to post anything at all these days.
So I decided to bastard-ize my two favorite Sunday/Monday posts. Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is a Sunday re-cap post started by Amanda at On A Book Bender and Tara at 25 Hour Books. I can’t even explain how cool these posts are, you just have click on the links above and see how they do it! I also suggest checking out Smash Attack Reads’ post, she just makes me spit milk out my nose.
Last Sunday I spoke briefly about the Sunday Post meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I plan to still link up over there because I still NEED to know what everyone is reading (I’m nosey that way).
Last Week On the Blog
- Wednesday I reviewed Vengeance of the Vampire Bride by Rhiannon Frater (are you reading Frater yet?)
- Saturday I reviewed Defiance by C.J. Redwine (a good solid YA debut)
I’m still struggling with my blog’s template and with WordPress in general. I finally got CommentLuv to work but now I think I want Disqus to work. I actually hate the HUGE pictures at the top of my home page so I changed to a smaller slider so I had to tweak all my photos in Photoshop (best investment I ever made!). Other details are in the blog now, such as categories and tags in the footer. I’m getting buttons in slowly. I’m adding to my blogroll as I go so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see your button on my blog. It’s just that I don’t have to time to visit blogs, tweak mine, try and write the 12 – 13 reviews I want to write and, OH… READ!
Consistency and I are not best friends yet, but I’ll get there… I hope!! Now, if I can just come up with a simple template for my reviews, I’ll be totally kosher (a girl can dream, right?).
Around the Blogosphere
- Smash Attack Reads is a star! ~ I missed Smash’s Clock Rewinders post last week so I had no clue she was going to be posting in Heroes & Heartbreakers’ website but there she was, right there in my newsletter!! And she’s not just doing a one time thing!! Check it out!! And if you don’t subscribe to the awesome newsletter, you should STOP, click on the link a sentence above and sign up. Then come back and finish reading me…
- Blogging With Amy helps find free ebooks ~ one of my favorite blog help sites gives advice on how to find free books. It’s always fun to see how they find the books we already know about 🙂
- Kim Harrison said on her blog (aka Drama Box) that her Mass Market release of A Perfect Blood (September 25th) will include a chapter re-written from Trent’s POV. The paperback may or may not have a sample chapter of the next book in her Hollows series, Ever After (January 22, 2013)
- Check out Profiling Mysteries Week with Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, On a Book Bender and Reading the Paranormal. It starts Monday with Classic Mystery.
- Don’t forget to sign up for Fraterfest Read-a-Thon hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s October 5th – 8th.
[text_box class=”grey”] Obviously I didn’t get around much this week, as usual, because of my stupid, cranky template. I need to buy another one! I have credit at Themeforest… any suggestions?? [/text_box]
My Stats This Week
To date I’ve read 50 books (I read a total of 77 in 2011 so I’m happy!)
I finished: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
I started: Incarnation by Emma Cornwall
I added to the stupidity I call “Mt. TBR” (why am I on NetGalley? This is killing me, in a nice way, of course.): Trapped by Kevin Hearne, Ironskin by Tina Connolly and Tab Bennett and the Inbetween by Jes Young.
Up Next On the Blog
- Monday is the last day to enter my giveaway for a pre-order of Alice in Zombieland or a copy of one of Gena Showalter’s other books.
- Monday I’m going to be sharing the brand new covers for Rhiannon Frater’s Vampire Bride series ~ completely re-done inside and out!! They’re beautiful (uh, I kind of peeked).
- I’m sure I’ll have a review or two as well as a Waiting on Wednesday post (hopefully).
Thanks for listening to me ramble!! Let me know what you think
(please be gentle, I bruise easily).