April 14, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 04/15/13


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

Hello my darling readers! I hope you're all doing well. 

It's been another snowy week here in Wisconsin. Sigh. Spring will show up one of these days. Right? 

The weather hasn't been great but the reading has been! Here's what I've been up to this week:

Reviews:


Read:

Currently Reading:
Upcoming:

Bloggish Business:


A fellow book blogger, Stephanie Elliot,  reached out to tell me about her new novel What She Left Us. I told Stephanie that I'd gladly spread the word!

Have you heard of BookBub? You can sign up for a daily email that alerts you to discounted (and free) e-books. You pick your favorite genres so the picks are pretty good. I've had some luck with it already. 


There is no reason for this gif of Bill Cosby and his magical wiener. Enjoy.

56 comments:

  1. I just downloaded The Liar's Gospel from NetGalley, woohoo! I just couldn't resist when you said it has "the potential to really piss people off." hahahaha

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  2. Have a good week and enjoy all your reads. Would like to see your thoughts on however long the night.

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    1. Thanks :) I think I'll have plenty of thoughts to share about it! It's powerful.

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  3. I wish I could fit Amity and Sorrow in for a review - it sounds great

    I hope you enjoy your reading choices this week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt

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    1. It was a really good one Shellyrae :) Hopefully you'll be able to fit it in at some point.

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  4. Looks like a good reading week. I'm totally going to check out Book Bub thanks for the link.

    It's Monday

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    1. Thanks :) BookBub is very handy, I hope you like it!

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  5. Oh, how glad I am of the snow being gone here. Spring actual feels like its in the air now.. Hopefully it pays you a visit too.
    Some interesting reads coming up by the sounds of it. I look forward to reviews.
    Here's to another good reading week!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!

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    1. We're supposed to get MORE snow this week. Ack! I normally don't mind winter all that much but this one is hanging on for dear life and it's getting on my nerves, lol.

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  6. Spring finally arrived here in The Netherlands, but we also had to wait a long time. (I am typing this while I have the balcony door open, my cat is very happy in the sun!)

    Spring will come to you as well, I am sure, in the meantime enjoy your books!

    kind regards,

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    1. I'd be very happy in the sun as well, your cat is lucky! ;) Thanks Bettina!!

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  7. The Bill Cosby gif cracked me up! Have a great week!

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    1. Me too! I knew I'd never have a legitimate reason to use it but I HAD TO, lol.

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  8. thx for the bookbub headsup! heading there now...
    and talking snow? guess what I woke to? yep - downright blizzard :)

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  9. First of all, Bill Cosby and the wiener is totally going to be the name of my new band. I have The Movement of Stars, so I look forward to your thoughts on it!

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    1. Ha ha! That is a GREAT band name! I'm looking forward to reading The Movement of Stars, it sounds like a good historical work :) I love those.

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  10. The Interestings sounds awesome! I have this weird thing where I like to read books set at summer camps and boarding schools, so I am def going to read The Interestings.

    Yuck snow!!! We had a week of rain, that was awful, but snow...:(

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    1. Then you will LOVE The Interestings! It's fab :)

      I wouldn't mind a bit of rain now, maybe it would melt some of the darn snow!

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  11. Amity & Sorrow sounds interesting, I look forward to your review. Thanks for the tip on Book Bub, it keeps showing up as a suggested post for me in Facebook and i've been curious about it. Hope the spring arrives soon. We seemed to have gone straight from winter to summer with a heavy coating of yellow dust pollen here in NC. Yesterday in the 80's and today down to 60's. Crazy weather!

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    1. Oh my gosh Tanya, I can barely remember what those temps feel like, lol. I'll be complaining about the heat soon enough I suppose ;)

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  12. I hope However Long the Night is as good as it looks.

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  13. The Interestings is on my list...I've enjoyed this author in some of her other works. I'm also curious about Mary Coin.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. The Interestings is an amazing book, I hope you're able to get to it soon!

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  14. However Long the Night sounds really good. I'll definitely be reading that one.

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    1. It's very good. I'm about half way through and it's definitely held my interest.

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  15. More snow? We finally good some decent weather. I hope it'll last.

    Have a good week!

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    1. Yes, more snow. Boo! I should be thankful though, my state REALLY needs all the moisture we can get.

      Thanks and same to you! :)

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  16. That gif of Bill Cosby made me snort! LOL! I'm always amazed at how much reading you get done. Have a good week.

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    1. It made me burst out laughing when I saw it. I had to use it, even though there would never be a real reason to ;)

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  17. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on After Visiting Friends. I've had that on my
    TBR list since I heard about it, but I don't know anyone who has read it yet. I also think The Movement of Stars sounds excellent!

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    1. I don't think I've seen it reviewed anywhere yet either. Well, I'm sure it has been but not by any of the blogs I follow ;)

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  18. Sorry to hear about the snow! But thanks for the Bill Cosby GIF. Hee her!

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    1. I would like it to melt. Sooner rather than later ;) You're very welcome! Isn't that the best thing you've ever seen? lol

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  19. Thanks for sharing info about BookBub. Off to find out more!

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    1. You're welcome Deb! It's a handy little service :)

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  20. Spring has finally arrived here, I think. I hope! A friend just about forced me to sign up for bookbub. Not that I'm complaining. At least I won't until my B&N gift cards run out! Enjoy your week!

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    1. I'm *trying* to stick to the free book suggestions that BookBub sends ;) Thanks Jen, right back at ya!

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  21. I hope spring comes your way soon! It was nice enough here to open the windows and play in the backyard with David and his friend today.

    I have The Movement of Stars on my tbr list. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. That sounds so nice Lindsey! I can't wait for the smell of grass...sigh :)

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  22. Wow, I haven't read any of these books! And most of them are new to me -- lots of new stuff to check out, I love that. Happy reading this week!

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    1. This is how our TBR piles get so huge ;) I hope you find something you like! Thanks for visiting.

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  23. Hoping Spring finds you soon ... we've had months of rain here in Australia and I'm sooo over it. I've got The Mourning Hours coming up soon, will pop back and check out your review. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I hope so too. I could use some sunshine! It sounds like you could use the same ;)

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  24. Snowy still? That's no good :( We still need coats here, but the sun is out. I've not heard of Bookbub but I like the idea, it's so much hassle to look through the lists of free books on sites. It must be quite scary to be an author with a book blogging background, but I love that there is another writer who has joined that rank.

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    1. I've got high hopes for NEXT week. Maybe we'll get some sunshine then ;) I'm new to the world of e-readers and bookbub has helped me find some good stuff. The list they send daily is only 4-5 books. I check out some reviews of what they offer and download them only if I'm really interested. :)

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  25. I've never heard of Bookbub. It sounds like something I should check out. Too bad about Yellow Birds. I've been looking at the cover and contemplating putting it on my TBR list. Was it you that read The Orphan Master's Son? I'm looking at that now since it won the Pulitzer.

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    1. Bookbub is handy, I like it :) I was bummed out that I didn't like The Yellow Birds more than I did. I know that a lot of people have loved it though. I did read The Orphan Master's Son and I really liked it a lot!!

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  26. I hope spring does find her way to you soon, Jennifer! I was complaining the other day about the overcast skies and wondering where the sun was. My husband reminded me that it is spring and not summer. I'm really more of a summer/autumn girl at heart.

    I'm loving the cover of The Movement of Stars.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'm definitely an autumn girl. If we could have that weather all year I'd be thrilled :) Thanks for visiting!

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  27. If it makes you feel any better, we're beyond spring and have moved right into the 80s . . . which is why I just sat outside for a bit and got a mosquito bite ON THE BOTTOM OF MY FOOT. Geez, that itches. I got one on my arm, too, but it's no big deal.

    Love the gif. :)

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    1. LOL, oh no! Mosquitoes are jerks ;) I just read today that orajel will take the itch out of mosquito bites! I'm full of useless info, ha ha.

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  28. That Cosby gif just made my day - how have I never seen it? Just like I've never heard of BookBub! Thanks for sharing both of them!

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    1. Absolutely! I hope the gif brings you hours of pleasure, lol.

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