Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 5/6/12

Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is where Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Reads shamelessly plug each other, share the fantastic posts, giveaways, or whatever else they’ve found and loved by other awesome bloggers (or authors!) during the week, and talk about the books they plan on reading in the coming week. Let the rewinding begin!

This week on The Busy Bibliophile:

  • There are only 2 days left to enter to win a signed copy of Connection by Jo Ramsey.
  • I posted my April R.A.K. Wrap Up where I was bowled over by the generosity of my webby friends. I mean my friends from the web, not that my friends are physically webbed. Although that might be interesting.
  • I also posted the April Wrap Up which as it turns out will be my final monthly wrap-up post. No need for them anymore since I’ll be doing Clock Rewinders now.
  • I reviewed Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman and was scandalized by all the sex!
  • I reviewed Until I Die by Amy Plum and was pleased that it stacked up well against its predecessor.
  • I announced what the YA Saves Reading Challenge focus will be this month.
  • Elsewhere on the Interwebs:

  • Em from Sash & Em made me want to read Sweet Evil.
  • Amanda @ Letters Inside Out made me move Storm from my “That cover doesn’t look interesting enough for me to even read the synopsis” file to my “Must read” list. I admit, I was judging it from its cover.
  • Patricia over at Patricia’s Particularity is giving away a copy of Being Friends with Boys.
  • This isn’t new in general, but is new to me: super huge thank you to Ruby’s Reads for her post about Bloggiesta that I just stumbled across, which led to my discovering Small Review’s series on Blogging Tips and Tricks, which just might be one of the most helpful series I’ve ever seen. I used one of the tips to create the colored boxes for the headings in this post. I’ve always wanted to know how to do that, but all of the ‘how to’ explanations were too complicated for this simple girl to figure out. The explanations on Small Review are so easy to follow!
  • Author Tanya Byrne tells adults we shouldn’t be afraid to admit we read YA books.
  • Search Terms that Led to TBB:

  • he didnt care about me and it made me cry – I’m sorry, sweetie. You want me to kick his ass?
  • lifesize owl cardboard cutout – What would you do with one of those?
  • flat out love interview jessica – Love her. LOVE HER.
  • blonde haired boy with six pack – Yes, I’ll have one of those, please.
  • beautiful disaster by jamie mcguire steamy scenes – Yep, it’s got plenty. It also happens to be a pretty good book. Check it out.
  • hung geek – Ummm….
  • Books I Read:

  • I finished Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  • I also finished Fade by Lisa McMann
  • I started and finished The Glimpse by Claire Merle.
  • hourglass by Myra McEntire the glimpse by claire merle

  • I started Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Books That Are New to Me:

  • I won What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang from the author. It sounds so interesting and I love the cover with its dual faces. It reminds me of that old picture of the candlestick and 2 faces.
  • I love to hear your thoughts and read every single one of them.

    1. I absolutely love Small’s tips and tricks post! I used her post about named attribution jumps to add them to my review index. And the colored boxes look amazing!

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        I haven’t had a chance to check out her other tips (it took me forever to find the right pink for my boxes!) so I can’t wait to check out the others. Thanks!

    2. Love seeing the search terms! I always love looking at how people found my blog!

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        I think that might be my favorite part of this meme! It’s amazing some of the funky things that lead to some blogs.

    3. Fun post!!
      Love looking at search terms –those were great.
      And LOL I just tweeted asking how to put live links in a comment. If I’d read this, I’d have known!

      I thought Teenage Amnesiac was a great book. Hope you like it too!

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        Thanks! Aren’t the search terms funny? I’m really liking Memoirs so far. I’ll have to check out your review.

    4. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac looks really good!

      The search terms ALWAYS crack me up – I think that’s my favorite part of this feature :)

      Now I’m off to read your review of Jersey Angel! I haven’t heard much about it yet!

      I’m trying a new Sunday Meme – Check out Clock Rewinders!

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        I’m really enjoying it so far, Jac. I’m reading it for our YA Saves Reading Challenge.

    5. I’m so glad I helped you to find Small! She’s the fawesomest. I can’t wait till she’s settled and is back in the world of the blogging again.

      I’ve been feeling the same way about Storm, so I’ll have to check out this review you speak of. I looked at the cover, went “meh,” and forgot about it. Worth a second look?

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        I didn’t take part in Bloggiesta, so I never read the posts, but in wandering around your site, I discovered it. Thank you again, Small is a tremendous resource and I had never come across her site before.

        Let me know if you decide you want to read Storm. I’d be interested in knowing if Amanda’s review made you want to read it, too.

    6. Great link love. Can’t wait to check out a few of them.

      Great books you read this week. My kids keep telling me I need to read McMann’s series.

    7. I totally agree with Ruby and Amanda….Small is fantastic!!! Also, like you, Storm wasn’t really on my radar, but I keep hearing fantastic things about it from some of my favorite bloggers, so it’s on my to-read list as well now!

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        I guess I’ll never learn not to judge a book by its cover…

    8. Those Bloggiesta posts were really good – and I learned a lot from them too! And your search terms – awww that 1st one is kinda sad :-(

      • thebusybibliophile says:

        I know, I feel sorry for her. Not sure which of my reviews contained that info, but maybe it helped her in some way…?

    9. I actually did burst out laughing at “hung geek.”