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
Not a whole lot went on for me this week, in all honesty. I've been frantically trying to catch up on reading for the 2012 YA Book Battle and helping my mother out around the house while I'm visiting. I HAVE been able to keep my Google Reader under control though, which is a rarity for me!
AROUND THE BOOK BLOGGING COMMUNITY
+ Rachel at Parajunkee's View talked about what publishers look for in book bloggers.
+ Sarah at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves wrote a great post on YA literature and sophistication.
+ Laura at Owl Tell You About it posted about why you should give audiobooks a shot.
+ Kat at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog wrote a hysterical but relevant post for book bloggers, entitled 10 Ways Not to be a Douchebag with your ARCs.
+ Nicole at Word for Teens posted tips for keeping your blog running while being a college student.
+ Pew Internet released a report about library patrons and the usage of e-books.
+ Author Malinda Lo gets brownie points for writing my favorite post of the week, Change Without Blame, which focuses on making positive changes to certain societal norms and expectations that relegate minority populations to the outskirts of the literary world (especially in terms of race and sexual orientation). Seriously? Why have I not read any of this woman's books yet?!?!?
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.
Under $5 (Barnes and Noble)
Under $5 (Amazon)
BOOKS, I READ THEM
Images are clickable and go to Goodreads.
When I realized just how close the deadline was for round one judges for the 2012 YA Book Battle, I pretty much put all my other reads on the back burner so I could read as many longlisted titles as possible before the end of June. So I haven't made much progress on Patient Zero and Dead in the Family, but I have thrown some new books into the mix!
I finished Dark of the Moon on Friday night, and you may or may not be seeing a review from me some time this week. It kind of depends on how good I'm doing on the whole reading aspect of judging. I can't say a whole lot about Shadows on the Moon yet because I just started it, but I'm definitely excited to read my first Zoe Marriott book!
In audio news, I finished First Grave on the Right, and I'll be posting my review later this week (probably Monday or Tuesday). I also started listening to the sequel, Second Grave on the Left!
NEW ON MY SHELF
Images are clickable and go to Goodreads. Also, keep in mind that since I'm staying at my parents' house on an extended visit, these don't include the books that have been piling up at my apartment in Springfield. So for those of you who have sent me books recently, don't worry! I've probably received them there...my roommate generally keeps tabs on my mail when I'm gone!
I bought these while shopping at Sam's with my mom. I forgot just how cheap their books can be! I snagged these for about six bucks apiece. I've heard great things about both, and I'm hoping to be able to get around to them later this summer!
This e-book was gifted to me for June's RAK from Heather at Book Savvy Babe. Thanks again, darlin'! :)