Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 7/29/12

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!

Recently on The Busy Bibliophile:
  • I recommended a book by a male author.
  • I gushed over Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door.
  • I reviewed Red Heart Tattoo by Lurlene McDaniel.
  • I checked in with my challenges and realized I am a little farther behind than I thought.
  • Author Sherry Soule told us why she loves to read YA.
  • I recommended a book I read this year.
  • I revealed the cover of the upcoming sequel to Crossroads, Red Dawn.
  • Kathryn Williams stopped by with a guest post and an exclusive recipe from her upcoming novel, plus a unique giveaway.
  • I reviewed the road trip novel Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt.
  • I made a little wishlist in case Santa decides to make a summer stop at casa de The Busy Bibliophile.

    Elsewhere on the Interwebs:
  • Patricia from Patricia’s Particularity interviewed Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Take a Bow. She is also giving away a signed copy of the book!
  • The Atlantic had an interesting article about why book covers all seem so similar.
  • Janet at That Artsy Reader Girl posted some great safety tips for bloggers. Kat from Cuddlebuggery started 3-part series with a similar theme and Hippies, Beauty and Books Oh My! offers their advice.
  • Want to know what happens when a 6 year-old judges a book by its cover? Hilarity ensues, that’s what. (The Color Purple is a children’s book about a lazy purple blob…).
  • Zoe from Zoe’s Book Reviews introduced Lisa McMann’s upcoming book Crash. Even though it doesn’t sound like something I normally would read, I love her Wake series so much that I’m willing to give it a try.
  • Kelly from Radiant Shadows made an interesting post about Book Blog Tours and their effects on reviews.
  • Smash originally posted this warning to all book bloggers, but I think it bears repeating. YOU NEED TO READ THIS POST.

    Search Terms that Led to TBB:
  • Matthew gray gubler butt – He definitely has one of those.
  • huntley fitzpatrick interview – I have one right here.
  • Cabel Strumheller – He’s dreamy.
  • greaser style – Here you go, daddy-o.
  • simple drawn tree – The cover of Creatura fits the bill here. In fact, it’s one of My Top 10 Favorite Covers.
  • homemade mom birthday presents – I don’t know what a homemade mom would want (batteries?), but for ideas of homemade gifts you can make for mom, try here, here and here.
  • 8752 – The number of times last week that I wished there were more hours in the day.
  • things to know book blogging – It’s hard work, but very rewarding. Check out my Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers for more.
  • how to save a life zarr the fray – She doesn’t like the song!
  • lola and the boy next door cricket – I love him.

    Books I Read:

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    I love to hear your thoughts and read every single one of them.

    1. Great book week. Happy reading!

      Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva