June 2, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up 06/02/13


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

Holy smokes! What a week! As many of you know Armchair BEA wrapped up yesterday. It was a busy week here on the old blog. Like a dingaling I had regular reviews scheduled for the week as well, whoops. (I'll plan that better next year!) Regular book reviews + ABEA posts = CRAZINESS. 

For those of you that were able to go to New York for the BEA I hate you I want to hear all about your adventures!

Reviews:
In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve

Read:
Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Our Love Could Light the World by Anne Leigh Parrish

Currently Reading:


Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

I'm continuing to read Under the Dome for the Summer Readalong hosted by Natalie @ Coffee and a Book Chick

Upcoming:

The same books that I listed last time. I'm not going to post the titles again because it makes me feel PRESSURED! I'm working on it you guys, I swear. I'm trying to get through my review books. I've stopped requesting books from the library. I WILL catch up. 

Bookish Business:

Armchair BEA posts:

  • In my introductory post I brag about my sweet little town and complain about the animals that give me the willies.
  • The easiest giveaway you'll ever enter can be found here.
  • Wrapping it all up here!

My May wrap-up post can be found here. It was a great month! 

I want to thank Tanya from Mom's Small Victories for this wonderful post. Please go show her some much deserved love!

Thanks for visiting, have a great week, and as always: HAPPY READING!

65 comments:

  1. Girlchild looks good-I already had that one marked on my TBR on goodreads.

    I want to go to BEA SO bad. Maybe next year!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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    1. It's a great book but it's breaking my heart! I'd love to go too Shannon! One day :)

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  2. You had a busy week, with all these things going on, but I take my hat off for you because you managed to do it all! :-)
    Enjoy your week and I hope it is a little less stressful than the previous one,

    kind regards,

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    1. Thanks so much :) It was a busy, but super fun, week!

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  3. Bahaha you are so bad ... I wanna go to BEA too, yeah all the way from Australia, fat chance lol. *Sigh* I've still got review books to read on my holidays ... remind me to slap some sense into myself!!

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I feel like I'm as far away from BEA as Australia too, lol. We don't need any more books really do we?? NO! ;)

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  4. You know I'm planning to read also THe dome this summer, we will see. I'm also pressured because I have all those wonderful books and all those horrible exams, and things don't work out ;)

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    1. If only "real life" didn't insist on getting in the way all the time!! ;)

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  5. Glad you enjoyed ABEA! I didn't take part, but enjoyed reading all the people's lovely posts :)

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    1. Thanks Riv :) There's some great info out there. Especially the posts about ethics and blog development. I've got a lot of exploring left to do.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed ABEA and you did great. Enjoy your reading week.

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    1. Thanks! It was an incredible event! I met some great folks :)

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  7. Girlchild caught my eye...what an intriguing cover! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I miss those old library cards :*) Ahhh, memories!

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  8. I love the cover of Girlchild! It sounds amazing too. I definitely look forward to your review.

    I wanted to go to BEA too - oh well there is always next year! I can always dream. Lol.

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    1. It's so good Erin! Heartbreaking though.

      I suppose we'd all LOVE to go to BEA. Maybe there's a road trip in our future? We'll stop and pick up every damn blogger on the way, lol

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    2. Lol! I would be down with that!

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  9. You've gotten some great reading in lately! And congrats on being able to keep up with some of the BEA posts, I've managed to do the giveaway post but that's about it.
    Here's my Memes post.

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    1. It was a crazy week. Crazy good though, thankfully :)

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  10. Try not to feel any pressure when it comes to your reading stack. Just ignore it for now. Pressure can make a person feel bad. :-( Have a good week, Jennifer.

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    1. Good advice! I'm just going to enjoy my books and stop requesting for a bit. That should put me on the right track :)

      Thanks! Same to you!

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  11. I don't know anything about GIRLCHILD, but I love the cover art!
    I skipped my regular reviews this week too, and now I'm so behind!

    http://mwgerard.com/book-reviews/

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    1. I finished Girlchild this evening. It was an incredible read!

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  12. You sure did have a busy week. I wish I could have at least done Armchair BEA, but I didn't have time. I know that feeling about pressure over reading and I'm trying to control that. It's not easy :)

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. I'm super glad I did ABEA. It was a great way to make new connections. I'm tuckered out though, my fingers are cramping! Ha!

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  13. Cheers to another week of kickass reading!

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  14. Thanks Jennifer for the shout out, it was my pleasure and man would I love a road trip with book blogger to NYC. sadly, it would be quite a detour to come to NC from WI. I know what you mean about feeling pressure to read. I just started accepting review books and already have too many. but events like ABEA force me to write which is good. Otherwise, I am all read and no write! Hope you have a good week!

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    1. You never know, maybe we'll meet there one year!

      I just finished up my last library book. I'll be working on review books next. As soon as I get the piles under control I'll feel MUCH better :)

      You have a great week too Tanya!

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  15. Curios about Girlchild I like the looks.
    Have a great week!

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  16. Not reposting the upcoming books you have because of the pressure makes me giggle. I created a summer reading list but I don't plan to look at it again until September when I compare it to what I actually read (many of the books on the list are review books, so they will get read and as for the rest...).

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    1. That's a brilliant idea Kristin. No sense in staring at the list and chewing your fingernails off ;)

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  17. Pressure sucks! I am totally reading the books I "have" to read this week so that I can read whatever I want the rest of the month!

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    1. That's my plan too..sorta. I'm going to get review books done and then just coast :)I hope!

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  18. I missed Armchair BEA this year. With the move and starting Book Tours my week was swamped. I will plan better next year too!

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. You've been a busy bee Lori! I hope you'll be able to play along next year :)

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  19. Such an awesome week and I'm so glad I got to know you and your blog better!

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    1. It was a good one wasn't it? Thanks so much Kimberly!!

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  20. I've been meaning to read Under the Dome for SO LONG. I hope it's good. I didn't go to BEA this year, either, but feel a major sigh of relief. It was hot and I'm less stressed and less broke because of it.

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    1. Under the Dome is interesting to say the least ;) I'll be posting thoughts on what I think so far one of these days.

      I heard it was wicked hot in NYC this past weekend. NO THANKS! I do not take kindly to any sort of heat. Yuck. I'll be honest, I'd have looooved to have been there anyway, lol.

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  21. I just picked up Under the Dome by Stephen King from the library tonight. I am agonizing over starting it or finishing what I'm in the middle of already.

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    1. Since I really wanted to do this readalong, but also have review obligations, this is the first time I've read more than one book at a time. It's WEIRD. LOL, but I know a lot of people do it. That might be the path you're heading down ;)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  22. Girlchild has a very interesting cover. I'm reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares.

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    1. Isn't it great seeing one of those old library cards? :) I've never read Brave New World. I do have a copy around here though ;)

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  23. There's only pressure if you feel like you have to read all of those books quickly! Good luck with your library ban - you have more will power than I do! :)

    Have a great week, Jennifer.

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    1. True Lindsey! Too bad I feel like I have to read them quickly, ha ha! I think I get worried that some books will be archived on Netgalley before I get a chance to get to them. I need a chill pill ;)

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  24. I love the cover of Girlchild and I am really looking forward to the TV adaption of Under the Dome - they have been advertising it like crazy here.

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I'm definitely going to have to watch the Dome mini-series!

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  25. I hear ya about stacks and stacks of books just waiting to be read! It can get sooo overwhelming. I'm so glad I found your blog. Your gifs are amazing!!! Thanks so much :) Have a great week!

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    1. Book blogger problems ;) Thanks so much! You're a peach!

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  26. It seems you had lots of fun with Armchair BEA :) I hope you'll read a lot more this week *crossing my fingers* so you'll make a dent in your review pile :) Happy reading!

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    1. I really did, it's a great event. It was my first time but I'll definitely be participating again!

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  27. Hi there Jennifer, I used to have a Stephen King phase back when I was in my undergraduate years - haven't picked up any of his novels much more recently though. How are you finding that book so far?

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    1. I haven't read anything of his in many years. (Besides a short story) I'm remembering how much I loved his style. His books feel like "home" if that makes sense? :)

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  28. Start saving your money now so you can go to BEA next year!

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    1. I really should ;) I'd certainly LOVE to go!

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  29. You're so brave tackling King's book. :-) Every now and then I catch a Tweet about the read-along and think what fun everyone must be having.

    I haven't yet participated in Armchair BEA. Maybe someday. It always sounds like so much fun!

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    1. Thanks ;) It's a chunky one that's for sure.

      I hope you do join in the ABEA next year. It's a blast!

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  30. I would so like to join in on the Dome-along or whatever it's called, but I have too big a backlog of ARCs. I don't know how I keep burying myself in obligation or why. I've got to stop that and just enjoy reading in the old-fashioned sense -- off my shelves, from the library, what I want when I want.

    I've been blogging for nearly 7 years and have never made it to BEA. Maybe someday. Eldest son is moving to NJ so New York City seems more possible, now, if that makes sense.

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    1. I'm working on getting through my review obligations right now. I didn't mean to let myself get over-scheduled. Whoops! I'm hoping to be back to reading whatever I want soon :)

      That does make sense. And holy cats, 7 years? That's awesome!

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  31. How is Under the Dome so far? I often like Stephen King but never read this one yet.
    my Monday post

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    1. I'm really liking it so far. It had been much too long since I'd read a big King book :) Thanks for visiting!

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