May 12, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 05/12/13


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


I couldn't let this week go by without mentioning what a cool mom I am. Just ask my kids. Ha!
I hope all of you moms out there were able to celebrate your awesomeness.


Reviews:


Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara (Giveaway! Go enter!)

Read:


Pinocchio by Carlos Collodi

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Currently Reading:


Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende

Upcoming:



Famous Drownings in Literary History by Kevin Haworth


Bloggish Business:

I'm putting together a Pinterest board for book blogs. If you'd like your blog to be included let me know! If you don't have a logo or a good pinnable image it won't work quite as well. But I can usually find a way around that. This is a work in progress and I'd appreciate any tips or tricks! (Please spread the word!) 




The Estella Society is hosting a fun project here. Check it out!



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Did you have a good week? What are YOU reading?

54 comments:

  1. Great idea for the Pinterest board and I'd love to be included! Hope you read some amazing books this week :-)

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  2. That Pinterest board is a great idea! I've often thought it would be a handy way to find new book blogs all together in one place. I'd love to be included.

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  3. It was an okay week, but hopefully can get some more reading over the next few days as I'm participating in a read-a-thon.

    Also what makes a good mom is modesty...and it looks like you have a lot of that too. ;)

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    1. Good luck with the read-a-thon Bryan! I hope you get to all of the books you want.

      Oh yes, I'm incredibly modest. Just ask me! (ha!)

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  4. I love your Pinterest board idea, and I'll definitely link to it in my next "News & Notes" post (on Saturday.)

    I didn't read as much as I'd like this week, but I got a lot of posts prepped for the upcoming Children's Book Week (starts tomorrow)!

    Have a great week, and Happy Mother's Day! My wonderful husband is fixing French toast and sausages for brunch. It's a family tradition.

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    1. Thanks so much Lark! I hope you enjoyed your breakfast :) My youngest daughter made me pancakes, yum!

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  5. Happy Mother's day Jennifer!


    The Girls of Atomic City look particularly interesting.


    Thanks for setting up the Pinterest Board! That is a great idea. This will motivate me to create a logo for my blog. When I do I will request admittance.

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    1. I think you'd enjoy The Girls of Atomic City Brian, it's very interesting! :) I added you to the board already. If you do create a logo let me know and I'll change your blog's pin!

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  6. I have been checking out your pinterest board and finding more blogs to read (I don't think I will ever catch up on my reading--blogs or books!). Mine is West Metro Mommy and I have a pic I can send you (I think it is just on my FB page at the moment).

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    1. There are so many darn good book blogs out there! :D I've added you Melinda!

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  7. Ha, love the GIF. I hope you're not that kind of a cool mom ;-) Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. ;) Thanks! No, I'm not "that" cool! I am pretty damn cool though, ha ha!

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  8. Happy Mother's Day, Jennifer!

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    1. Thanks so much, it was a good one :) I hope you had a lovely one as well

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  9. I love the Pinterest board because I've been able to find so many new blogs! Such a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Now the challenge is to keep track of which blogs I've added ;)

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  10. Happy mothers day Jennifer! thanks for including me in your pinterest board on book logs. If you don't mind grabbing my new blog button or header, that'd be great (the new one actually includes "books" in the tagline now. I love finding new blogs to follow.

    I look fwd to your thoughts on Maya's Notebook, I've heard the author is fantastic! Happy reading!

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    1. You bet Tanya! I pinned your new header, thanks for the heads up on that!

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  11. Yes to the Pinterest board! What a great idea!

    I'm off to read your gif review of Sisterland...

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  12. You are going to get me all inspired and addicted to Pinterest!!

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    1. Muahahahaha! ;) It's a pit of awesomeness that's hard to crawl out of ;)

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  13. Happy belated Mother's Day! Did your kiddos do something appropriately awesome for you? :)

    How did you enjoy Pinocchio? I read that one a long time ago!

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    1. I was showered with presents and breakfast, it was a grand day :) I like Pinocchio, even if that kid was a bit of a jerk, lol.

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  14. Happy belated mother's day, Jennifer. I am looking forward to your thoughts on Maya's Notebook.

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you had a great one too!!

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  15. Thanks for the Estella shout out!!!!

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  16. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day! The Pinterest board is a great idea, we'll all be much more knowledgeable about our logos.

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    1. Thanks Charlie :) We'll have a heck of a lot more blogs to read too, lol.

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  17. Believe it or not I have never read an Isabel Allende book although I've always wanted to! I will look for your review of her latest.

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  18. Happy late Mother's Day. Glad to hear you had a good one. Looks like some good reads. The pinterest board sounds like a great idea.

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    1. I hope you had a good one too :) Thanks, I'm going to add you right now!

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  19. LOL! Totally cool mom, indeed =)

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  20. Maya's Notebook looks interesting. I will have to check out your Pin It for blogs, I would love to be included please Jennifer.

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  21. Um love this whole post, Mrs. Cool Mom!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Mrs. Cool FLOTUS meeter! (I can't get over that, lol)

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  22. Love the gif, from one cool mum to another haha hope your Mother's Day was fun. Cool idea, I'd love to be included on the Pinterest board, thanks Jennifer. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Hooray for cool mums! ;) Thanks and right back at you! I've added your blog :)

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  23. I have always wanted to read Isabel Allende. Not sure why I haven't done that yet. Lol.

    The Estella Project sounds neat! A Prayer for Owen Meany is a favorite of mine. :)

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    1. She has some gooooood ones too Erin :) We all have those authors that we've always meant to get to!

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  24. I have not heard of these books before, except Pinocchio. New follower.

    My post:

    http://mymidnightfantasies.blogspot.com/2013/05/currently-reading.html

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  25. Thanks for following :) I appreciate it!

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  26. Yay, The Girls of Atomic City! I hope I didn't miss your review of that one (I've been absent from blogs this week so I might have!).

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    1. I just posted a mini review of it last night Kim :)

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  27. The Pinterest board looks so pretty! I haven't gotten into Pinterest yet, but would love to be included on the board.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Laurie :) I've included your blog on the board!

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