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 we’ve found and loved by other awesome bloggers (or authors!) during the week, and talk about the books we plan on reading in the coming week.
MINDFUL MUSINGS RECAP
IN NATALIE'S WORLD
Hey guys! This week was fairly busy with Armchair BEA, but I had an absolute blast! I want to give a huge shout-out to the ladies who organized and monitored the event, because I think it went brilliantly! I got to discover several new blogs that are becoming fast favorites, and I was able to find out new things about the book blogs I already knew and loved.
I also had a fantastic birthday this week! I got lots of well wishes from my book blogging buddies, and my friends and I spent the day at the park, walking downtown, and (FINALLY) seeing The Avengers. What did I think of the movie? Well...it's just one more reason why I think the movie-making gods should give Joss Whedon all the money he needs to do whatever the heck he wants. :)
AROUND THE BOOK BLOGGING COMMUNITY
+ The people behind Armchair BEA post the results of their book blogger survey.
+ There was an interesting post about race at Teen Librarian's Toolbox. Earlier this week, TLT also posted about racial stereotyping in YA literature.
+ Kat at Cuddlebuggery wrote a fantastically humorous post entitled Five of the Worst Ways to Ask for Print ARCs.
+ Author Lia Habel gives some advice on writing.
+ Kristen talked about the pros and cons of rating YA books.
+ Alyssa at The Shady Glade posted the long list for the 2012 Book Battle! As one of the first round judges for the book battle, my job is to read as many books on the long list as possible and then submit my top ten list!
+ Superhero Nation posted the most common reasons why good manuscripts get rejected.
CURRENT EBOOK DEALS
Keep in mind that while these prices were accurate at the time of my posting them, they are subject to change at any time. Also, some of these deals may be repeats from last week, but I included them again for people who might have missed them the first time around. Finally, though I don't have time to cross check all of the Kindle and Nook deals, if you see a bargain book listed for one device, but not the other, you might want to double check yourself to see if it's on sale! The prices are often the same.
Free (Barnes and Noble/Nook)
Under $5 (Barnes and Noble)
Under $5 (Amazon)
BOOKS, I READ THEM
I finished Shadow and Bone in about two days this week. It was definitely a good read! My full review should be up later this week.
I also started Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry. I bought this book a few weeks ago from Barnes and Noble because it had three great things going for it: it was on sale for $1.99, had rave reviews from Felicia and Rachel, and ZOMBIES!!! I'm only like ten pages in so I don't have much of an opinion so far, but I can't wait to read more of it and see what all the hype is about!
NEW ON MY SHELF
I won these from Karen at For What It's Worth! I was so excited to get this box of books in the mail!
Have a great week, everyone!