Sunday Post and a Little Clock Rewinding # 9

Posted December 1, 2012 in Meme / 16 Comments

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.  It’s a chance to share our love of other blogs.  The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.

This past week I actually acted like a real blog!  This is what happens when you sign up for things months in advance, later put them on a calendar, procrastinate, and then go, “Holy Crap!” when it comes time to post.  I’m pretty happy with everything I accomplished because I feel like I got my “voice” back.  But there’s still so much I want to do and so many things I want to talk about.  Let alone all the blogs I’m missing out on visiting!!!!

Here’s what I did this past week:

Monday: Impulse by Dannika Dark Blog Tour – Review, Excerpt and Tour-Wide Giveaway

Tuesday: Cover reveal for Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye’s The Midnight Spell 

AND Release Day Review for Kevin Hearne’s Trapped (Iron Druid Chronicles #5)

Wednesday: My WoW pick of the week was Charlaine Harris’ final Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Ever After

Thursday: I was so stoked to get out my early review of Gini Koch’s Alien vs. Alien, which will be in stores this Tuesday.  I’m giving away a copy if you’d be so inclined to check it out.

Friday: As part of the ReAwakened Blog Tour, I posted a really great interview with Ada Adams (okay, I’m biased).  But I’m always interested in an author’s take on self-publishing vs. traditional publishing houses.  There’s a reason for each and Ms. Adams has extremely good reasons for why she self-publishes.  Oh, and there’s my review and besides the tour-wide giveaway, I’m giving away both of Ms. Adams’ ebooks.

Eh, next week I plan to be almost as busy.  Let’s see if I pull it off…

Around the Blogosphere

I didn’t get around the blogs as much as I wanted to this week but I did catch a couple of posts.  Y’all are just gonna have to clue me in today…

Parajunkee had a Blogging 101 post about WordPress tools she’s grateful for (it was posted on American Thanksgiving so you might have missed it).  I started using a couple of her recommendations.  It’s always helpful to hear what other people are using… and what works.

Fiktshun (and the usual suspects plus one) are doing their year end wrap up again this year, “Top 10 of 2012”.  I really, REALLY enjoyed doing it last year so I’ll be doing it again this year.  Click HERE for more details and to sign up.

Those of you on WordPress – are you using Publicize (it’s in your Jetpack)?  I normally manually send my blog posts to Twitter but I recently “connected” my Twitter account.  Now when I post, there’s this awesome little box within your post that lets you edit your tweet (add a catchy tagline) or just not send your post to Twitter at all.  If that’s not enough, when your post gets to Twitter,  it has a little thumbnail of your post when you click “media”.  So either I’m WAAAAAAY behind the times or I just rocked your world…..

In ‘Da House

For Review (for Blog Tour):

[frame align=”left”]Down to You [/frame][frame align=”left”]ReAwakened[/frame]

 

Thank you to AToMR Tours/M. Leighton for providing me with a copy of Down To You (about time I read it!!!).  And thank you to Ada Adams for a copy of ReAwakened (which I’m cursing because I don’t have the next one yet!!  UGH on having to wait THAT much longer for the next book!)

 

 

For Review:

[frame align=”left”]Rogue Rider[/frame]

 

Thank you Grand Central Publishing (via NetGalley)!!

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased or Library:

[frame align=”left”]Fracture[/frame][frame align=”left”]Here[/frame]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What books made their new home at your house?

 

Kristin

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Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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16 responses to “Sunday Post and a Little Clock Rewinding # 9

  1. I see your WOW had Sookie S. I kick myself every time I hear her name for not starting that series ages ago when it first caught my eye. I guess I am so far behind now that it is on the back burner, but in no way forgotten.
    I am crazy for Rachel’s Blogging 101 posts at Parajunkee. She is awesome-sauce!
    The publicize sounds handy. For anyone that is blogging on another format, Networked Blogs will post automatically to social formats.
    I added your site to my Google Reader, so I am looking forward to your posts.
    The Readingista recently posted…The High Heel Dash Week of December 2, 2012

  2. Re: publicize–I haven’t used it (I have a separate plugin for that) BUT I think less is more when it comes to plugins. If you have the option, use it. I really do like the automatic tweet whenever a post is published because I’m terrible at remembering to manually link my post otherwise. Publicize should also let you post directly to Facebook.
    Amanda recently posted…Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge [79]

    • I know the exact look you’re talking about. I have several friends who read and support my blog, but many more give me the eye roll and stare at me blankly when I tell them about my blog.

      As far as Deadlocked 2, I actually finished it today and I think you being a mom would make the book more relatable. I don’t want to give anything away…I’ll just say that I think you could handle it.

      I really like George R R Martin, but his books are so long I have to take them in spurts. I started A Feast for Crows, but I’ve only made it through the Prologue and part of the first chapter. I’m trying to stay ahead of the show. A Storm of Swords (book 3) was especially good in my opinion. Lots of twists.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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  3. I have yet to read ReVamped, but I really really want to, I’m very excited about it. I saw a few five star ratings for ReAwakened and I really think it’s time for me to give this series a chance. I just have to make room for it in my reading schedule… somehow.
    Also, Fracture! I can’t wait to see what you’ll make of it.
    Maja (The Nocturnal Library) recently posted…Sunday Post (1)

  4. Well it is nice to see you back a bit. I know things get crazy. I don’t know how I got so booked up. I liked Fracture but it was a little too much Soul Screamers and one other book that I had read but the title is slipping my mind…..Oh and yeah for Kevin Hearne I just started Tricked and I have Trapped all ready to go!
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