October 6, 2013

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 10/06/13





Reviews:


Read: 

I had a fantastic week of reading:


The Courtiers by Lucy Worsley
Don't Hurry me Down to Hades by Susannah Ural
Writers Between the Covers by Joni Rendon & Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Hippie Boy by Ingrid Ricks
The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein

Hey, every single one of those are nonfiction. I just realized that this second.

Currently Reading:


Surprise! I'm reading November's Fury by Michael Schumacher. Yet another nonfiction book!

Upcoming:

I'll be reading on a whim. I'm going to browse my local library, scroll through the books on my Kindle, and see what I have sitting on my shelves.

Other Business:

I shared my September Wrap-Up here.


I've been walking, walking, walking...thanks to The Geeky Book Blogger!


I'm very much looking forward to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! It is seriously the most fun to be had. Are you participating?

Another fun event I'll be participating in is the Literary Blog Hop hosted by Judith at Leeswammes' Blog.

Did you all have a good week? What's up in your life? Tell me, I'm nosy!

47 comments:

  1. The Courtiers and The Invisible Wall look like good finds to me. Enjoy your week reading and walking!

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    1. Thanks Rita, they were both good. Especially The Courtiers...ooh, I had a blast reading that one :D

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  2. Oooh. I'm doing the walking thing too. I think reading books makes us a sedentary lot, so this is a great way to get us out and moving!

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    1. You are right! Reading is a couch potatoey activity isn't it? This is a good reminder to get moving!

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  3. Woooooo NON-FICTION! You are on a roll, lady!

    That 30 mins for 30 days challenge sounds really fun! I wish I had heard of it earlier, it might have given me more motivation to get off my ass this week, lol. I mean, I was kiiiind of busy, but I could have fit it in if I had really wanted to. I'm hoping to get to the gym more this week, even though I'm working more than last week. Cause I do things that make sense.... (not).

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    1. I really had no idea how many nonfic books I'd been reading until I worked up my little collage there. I was pleasantly surprised :D

      Doing things that make sense is for BOOBS. Boobs I tell ya.

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  4. You just gave me tons of non-fiction to check out! I'm so excited for you that you'll be able to read on a whim! And I can't wait for Readathon/Literary Blog Hop - two great events.

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    1. I love my fellow nonfiction nerds ever so much :D I hope one of them catches your eye!

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  5. I'm so looking forward to the readathon too. I haven't done it in a few years so we'll see how it goes.

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    1. I'm glad you're participating! It's so much fun to read, read, and read some more!

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  6. You had another fabulous week! What did you think of The Courtiers? It sounds fascinating.

    I'm not participating in the readathon given it's Thanksgiving here next weekend and so I'll be stuffing myself with turkey and pumpkin pie rather than reading LOL, but I will participate one of these days.

    BTW -- I bought Burial Rites since you recommended it so highly :-)

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    1. The Courtiers was probably my favorite of the week Melissa :D I think you would really, really like it!

      Ah yes, I think we chatted about your Thanksgiving on Twitter. Rats! Maybe you'll be able to do the April readathon :D

      I cannot wait to hear what you think of Burial Rites! I hope you like it as much as I did!

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  7. Well, to be honest, I'm stuck on reading a bit, but I'm doing well otherwise. Thanks for asking. :) Today, I'm working on reading Sunday blog posts from my favorite book bloggers (hmmm, what am I doing here? ;) ) and then a project for the Book Bloggers Do It Better Google Plus community. Book blogging today, but sadly, probably not time for reading.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you doing well darling! What in the world are you doing on this old blog?? ;)

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  8. I'm on my second non-fiction book of the past week ... I *rarely* read non-fiction, so it's very strange! The Invisible Wall looks really good!

    Yay for the Dewey read-a-thon! I wish I could participate but I doubt I'll last 24 hours what with being preggo and all. Maybe I'll try and participate for some of the day!

    Have a good week!

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    1. There's something going on with nonfiction this week I guess, lol.

      Pregnancy does tend to zap all of your extra energy doesn't it?? I hope to see you around that day though :D

      Have a great week Kristilyn!

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  9. I love good non-fiction. It's such a great way to learn stuff besides watching documentaries.

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    1. That reminds me, I just finished watching a great Ken Burn's documentary about prohibition. Boy, what a dorky law that was, lol.

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  10. The Courtiers looks great! Quite the cover too...jumps out at you. Reading whatever you want is always a good thing too...

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    1. Gorgeous isn't it? I love that cover. See, this is where I'm bummed about having that in e-book form. It's not on my shelves looking all pretty. Hmph! ;)

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  11. Good job for reading all nonfictions!!!

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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  12. Ooh, The Courtiers looks v. interesting. I love that kind of stuff and await your feedback. Also, v much lkg fwd to Dewey's Readathon! C u there!!

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    1. The Courtiers was fantastic. Chock full of fab info :D

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  13. Ooh The Courtiers looks like one for me. I like non fiction as long as it's not a dry old chew?? I love Dewey's Readathon, don't think I'll be participating this year, but have fun!

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    1. The Courtiers was anything but dry ;) It was so interesting to me! Of course, I'm a giant nerd so... ;)

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  14. I've never participated in a readathon, but just the other day a friend of mine (not a blogger) said we must do a readathon, so I will definitely tell her about it!

    PS I'm off to check out The Courtiers, I like that cover!

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    1. Melinda, you should consider doing Dewey's next weekend! It is SO much fun! It's exhausting and fantastic!

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  15. I like the idea of reading on a whim....I had a spontaneous day last week and took off to the movies. No planning, just whimsy.

    Why wouldn't that work for reading?

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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    1. I think that's the way we SHOULD read :D I used to read that way, before blogging. I'm trying to get back to that :D

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  16. November's Fury looks awesome!!! I am anxiously awaiting your review! No pressure though. Lol.

    Random fact about my life - I was born right after the Edmund Fitzgerald sank, and when my mom was leaving the hospital with me, she could hear the bells ringing at Mariner's Church in Detroit in memory of those lives lost.

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    1. It's a good one so far :D

      Reading it made me think of the Fitzgerald, of course. That's a creepy cool memory Erin, love it!

      One of the coolest things about this book is the mention of all of the cities around Lake Superior that I know well.

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    2. I am glad to hear that it is good!!

      Lol, it is a pretty weird and creepy story.

      That is so cool! I love reading about places I know. :)

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  17. Writers Between the Covers sounds completely amazing! I'm reading something similar at the moment that focuses on the relationship of women writers in the 20th Century. It's so gossipy I love it. May have to check this one out too. Looks like you've had another excellent reading week :D

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    1. Now and then I love that gossipy stuff ;) And if it's literary I don't feel like I'm wallowing too deep in the gutter, ha! :D

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  18. November's Fury sounds interesting but I read so little nonfiction. I may buy it but it never gets to my "reading" stack. Come see my Monday Report. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm a big junkie for nonfiction, especially lately! Thanks for visiting Kathy :)

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  19. The Courtiers looks like something I would love. Hope you have a great week, I'm excited for the readathon this weekend. It's a long weekend here so I'm hoping that I'll be able to go longer than 24 hours!

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    1. The Courtiers was such a fun read! I really, really liked it a lot. Hooray for the readathon! Man I love the heck out of doing that, lol. See you there!

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  20. I had a weird weekend... preparing for a hurricane that turned into a tropical storm that then completely fizzled out. At least we have tons of bottled water and snacks in the house though, ha!

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    1. LOL, I'm glad you see the bright side ;) You'll be all set for the next hurricane!

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  21. I am so impressed that you read that much nonfiction in one week! Nonfiction always seems to take me longer than a good novel.

    See you at the Readathon! :)

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    1. I'm surprised that I didn't realize how many nonfics I was reading in a row. It didn't dawn on me until I started making my weekly list, lol

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  22. Yay for unscheduled reading! And also yay for the readathon! I'm excited too :D

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    1. I'm super excited! I can't wait :D It's my fave event.

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  23. Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades caught my eye. I like reading about the Civil War and the title is great!

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    1. I love the title of that one too :D It's a very interesting read, I learned quite a bit

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