"" The Relentless Reader: Weekly Wrap-Up 03/31/13

March 31, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 03/31/13


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

Reviews:
(Click to read my review)


Currently Reading:
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Bloggish Business:

Melissa's Bookshelf featured The Relentless Reader as part of the Getting to Know You challenge during Bloggiesta. Thanks again Melissa! Go show her some love, I'd appreciate it!

Angela at AJ Arndt Books mentioned me for a Your Blog is Fabulous Award. Thanks Angela!


Have you heard of Bloggers Recommend? From the website:

Bloggers Recommend is the brainchild of veteran book bloggers Jen of Devourer of Books and Nicole of Linus’s Blanket. The Bloggers Recommend mission is twofold:
  1. Provide a place for readers to learn about some of the best upcoming books every month.
  2. Highlight the recommendation power of both the blogger community and individual bloggers themselves.
Check it out, I think it's going to be a great resource. Don't forget to sign up for the monthly newsletter! You can see the inaugural issue here

I'm sure you've heard that Amazon has bought Goodreads. What does that mean? I don't know! I'm trying very hard to withhold judgement until I see what changes take place.

I hope you all had a lovely week!



48 comments:

  1. How do you read so much! Aaaah!

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    1. I've been blessed with speedy reading skills! :D

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  2. I didn't particularly enjoy Frankenstein but, like you, I felt I just had to read it, as I do with most classics. Jess Walter was a funny and smart man when I saw him speak.

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    1. You gotta get those classics under your belt right? ;) I'm glad to hear that about Jess Walter. I just started Beautiful Ruins last night and I already have a good feeling about it.

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  3. Enjoy Beautiful Ruins and Eighty Days! I've heard both are really good reads and I can't wait to see your reviews for them :)
    Come see my It's Monday Post :)

    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, I hope they are both good ;)

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  4. Beautiful ruins looks like a nice book, is it set in Italy perhaps? (judging by the cover)
    It sounds like you had an amazing week with a loads of books, so I hope coming week will be as good,

    kind regards,

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    1. Indeed it is set in Italy! Thanks for visiting :)

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  5. I like lots of different versions of the Frankenstein story- it's just such a great concept! I've seen better book covers for Frankenstein too! Have a good week. :)

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    1. It's pretty amazing that she came up with that story at the age of 18 isn't it? Thanks Wendy, you too!

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  6. The cover of Beautiful Ruins looks... Well, beautiful. Haha!
    Another great reading week for you... Does that mean lots of great reviews lined up for us? :-P
    I hope you enjoy your reads this week :-)

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    1. LOL, it is beautiful isn't it? I should have a bunch of reviews coming up, I had better get cracking at 'em!

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  7. Some good reviews and lots of upcoming reviews for me to read. As usual lots of books you've gotten through, I'm not sure how you manage so many, I need the secret. Thanks for the link to Bloggers Recommend, I'll be heading over to check it out. Happy Reading.
    http://ruthsrunningstitch.blogspot.ie/2013/04/its-monday-what-am-i-reading6-with.html

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    1. I'm very lucky to be a fast reader. Also, I homeschool so I'm able to sneak in a lot of reading time ;) Thanks for visiting Ruth, I appreciate it!

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  8. Looking forward to reading about Eighty Days :) When I read about Bloggers Recommend the other day I thought I'd missed something for ages, so I'm glad to hear it's actually only just started.

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    1. It's a brand new thing :) I'm going to be looking forward to the monthly newsletters.

      I'm excited to read Eighty Days, I've heard great things

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  9. Must take a closer look at the Liar's Gospel. Tonight when I get home.

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    1. It was VERY interesting and very well written. I enjoyed it.

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  10. I've heard nothing but good things about Beautiful Ruins - I hope you're loving it.

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    1. So far, so good! I'm not that far into it but the writing is fab and I have a good feeling :)

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  11. You read an interesting variety of books. I have heard of Frankenstein and The Good Earth, though I don't think I have read them, but the rest are all new to me. Come see what I read last week at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  12. Thanks Kathy :) I try to keep it fresh!

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  13. Oh you read two great books! I love Frankenstein and The Good Earth! I love the cover to Beautiful Ruins. Makes me want to read it. :)

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    1. Frankenstein was decent but The Good Earth always knocks my socks off ;) I know what you mean about that cover, it lured me in on it's own!

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  14. You have a lot of variation in the genres you read. Hope you enjoyed Frankenstein - it's one of my all time favorites. Beautiful Ruins sounds like an intresting read as well!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

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    1. Thanks Majanka, I like to shake it up and read different genres ;) Thanks so much for visiting!

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  15. Frankenstein, Beautiful Ruins and the 80 Days book are all on my to read lists. You had a great reading week and thanks for the info about Bloggers Recommend. I had noted that and will try to participate more, it's for book reviews on books that have not yet been published right?

    Great weekly wrap up, you always have great books to share.

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    1. I believe that's correct. The monthly newsletter will highlight books coming out that same month. *I think*

      Thanks Tanya :D

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  16. I just got Me Before You from the library...I am looking forward to it.

    I also want to read The Aviator's Wife, as I loved the author's book Alice I Have Been. Enjoy your week!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I hope you enjoy Me Before You :) I wasn't a fan of The Aviator's Wife but I might be the only one who wasn't!

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  17. I'm excited about the Bloggers Recommend project, it looks great!

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  18. I'm pretty sure it will be dangerous to my tbr pile ;)

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  19. Jennifer, cut it out! :-) You're adding more books to my reading list!

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  20. I had that Jess Walters book checked out and then just overlooked it...So the next go around I'm gonna check it out again. It looks really good! Hope you like it :)

    Have a lovely reading week! What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

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    1. I'm really enjoying it so far :) It has a lot of very interesting characters. Thanks for visiting!

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  21. Hmm, I think *I* should be the World's Strongest Librarian! I'm totally not though. Hope you have a great week!

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing news of Bloggers Recommend! Looks like a great idea and something to look forward to particularly in light of the Goodreads sale, which I was shocked and bummed to hear about. I'm not completely anti-Amazon, but it is frightening that they're buying up so many bookish resources. I also don't respect some of their business practices, but am taking a wait-and-see approach.

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    1. You're welcome Chris :) That's the approach I'm trying to take as well..but my gut reaction was YUCK.

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  23. The cover of Beautiful Ruins always makes me want to hop on a plane for the Mediterranean.

    I'm just despondent about the GR/Amazon thing, but I'm trying to wait and see. But while I'm waiting-and-seeing I'm also importing my books into LibraryThing. Just in case...

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. I hear ya Jen! I'm importing as well. I don't like LT much though :( It's not as easy nor as aesthetically appealing.

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  24. Hope trolls don't make the journey from Amazon to GR ... oops reserving judgement lol. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Aviator's Wife. Have another great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Ha ha, reserving judgement ;) Thanks girlie!

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  25. I'm popping over to the Bloggers Recommend thing, it sounds really interesting so thanks for the link!

    I'm also curious to see what it's going to mean to have Amazon owning Goodreads. I personally don't have any problems with Amazon, but I generally like GR the way it is. I really enjoy the community feel of it, the ability to have friends, see their updates, and all that stuff. So I hope none of that changes. I guess we'll see what comes of it!

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  26. I like those things about GR too..and I like that it's not a BUY ME BUY ME BUY ME type of website ;) I hope that doesn't change.

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  27. You're very welcome, Jennifer! Your blog IS fabulous :) It will be interesting to see the evolution of Goodreads with Amazon as a parent....

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    1. You're making me blush ;) I'm hoping nothing changes but that might be too much to wish for :/

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