The Sunday Post 1.13.2013

This is a fun meme started by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. As she says:

~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Here’s the awesomeness that you read, ingested, missed, hated, loved, whatever last week:

  1. The Sunday Post 1.6.2012. Does anyone else fail miserably with their projected accomplishments as I do? *sigh*
  2. I reviewed Hooked by Liz Fichera, a book that will be published at the end of the month on the 29th. Highly recommend this wrong-side-of-the-tracks hatemance (that’s my new word for two people who highly dislike each other at first…).
  3. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday concerned our Bookish Goals for 2013. Basically, I’d like to do more challenges, post a lot, have more bookish pals, write more, read more, meme more, promote more. You know, the euje (well, how would YOU spell usual without the “ual”?).
  4. A new book came out by Elizabeth LaBan called The Tragedy Paper that I read and reviewed.
  5. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to read The Selection by Kiera Cass, but I decided to go ahead. It was, as one of my commenters so rightly said, adequate.
  6. The Feature and Follow Friday topic was very fun this week: If you could chose one supernatural being/creature to really exist, what would it be and why?
  7. My last post is about what book challenges in which I am going to take part. It will be updated as needed.

eTBR PILE

While I have been working diligently at getting to the ginormous number of books on my tablet, it hasn’t been good enough. I only read three this week. I have made a list of the ones that I am to review, and currently, it is at 19. I know I have some more free books, but this will do so far. Dang. Would you like to see my list? Here are the titles, including some new ones:

  • Talisman of El
  • Crashing Eden
  • Meridienne Drake
  • Mutt
  • Memoirs of a Gothic Soul (+ the second 2 books)
  • Whispers of the Sprite
  • Messages from Henry
  • Exposure
  • Dysfunctional Romance
  • The Gatekeeper
  • Tales from the Pantry
  • The Hidden Ones
  • The Fragile Lion
  • Price of Justice
  • Dissever
  • The Odd Squad
  • The Sea of Tranquility
  • The Seal of Oblivion
  • More

Challenges

I have joined some fun challenges, though I am always looking for more. You can get more info by clicking on this link to the original post, but in a nutshell, here they are (so far):

  1. From January – March, the Goodreads Group called Rated YA-MA has challenged us to read six books by authors that we have not read before.
  2. Year-long: The challenge by We ♥ YA Books! from Goodreads is: read 26 books. The title of each book has to start with a different letter of the alphabet.
  3. Year-long: 2013 New Adult Reading Challenge. Sponsored by A Tapestry of Words and others, you read books from this new genre.
  4. March: Do you have too many books stacking up? Then in March, you can Take Control of Your TBR Pile! Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Coming Attractions

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  1. I need to finish and post my review of Easy by Tammara Webber.
  2. I still need to read Crashing Eden by Michael Sussman and Mutt by Evan Fuller.
  3. Oh The Cardturner by Louis Sachar. I still haven’t finished this. ‘Nuff said.
  4. I need to gear up for another author interview for my INKlings series. I am toying with the idea of adding interviews with bloggers to this feature.
  5. I have my meme, Songs of the Week, to post on Monday. I moved it from Saturdays to coincide with Twitter’s #MusicMonday.
  6. Schedule schedule schedule. I need to plan out my days so I can get all the reading, writing, reviewing, book searching, posts, blog reading, blog commenting, Twitter reading and Twitter RTing that I can while being sleek and organized. Ideas?
  7. Continue to add to my blogroll. I recently deleted my blogroll and have started from scratch. I am going to slowly add blogs that I really read and like. When I do, I will send a tweet so you know you’re on there. I know this sounds like bribery, but you have a better change of being added if you’re a commenter or follower…just sayin’.

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Listen, as a public service, I want to tell those of you who are not on Twitter that you need to be. It is the easiest way to communicate, find out about challenges, giveaways, when someone wants to give you a shoutout! Secondly, if you are on Blogger: those of us who are not cannot use GFC any more. Please make sure that you have an option to be followed by email for those of us who would rather follow that way than RSS. Please also remember this on your Rafflecopter giveaways. That is all.

Have a great week!

 

9 thoughts on “The Sunday Post 1.13.2013”

  1. Looks like you’ve had a good week. Sorry you’re not reaching your goals as quickly as you’d like. But we are just getting started with this year. Oh and I vote you move The Sea of Tranquility to the top of your list. I read it in like a day.

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. I know, but some of these books I should read have been hanging around a while. I blame it on the library – I have to read those books first, esp if they have a waiting list. So my owned books get pushed out of the way. I then swear to curtail my book checking out, but then…SO I am trying not to check out anything else for a while. I know I will fail, but that’s OK.

      Ooh, OK. I will move up the Sea of Tranquility. Thanks for the heads up!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks! Drives me crazy when I can’t tweet someone…but I love and do not fear the Twitter. The Blogger thang happened recently, so I don’t know if people know about it.

      Thanks for the comment!

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