December 8, 2013

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 12/08/13


Reviews:

Reviews? What are those?!? (You might not see any of those here until the holiday craziness is over.)

Read:

Bingo's Run by James A. Levine

Revolutionary by Alex Myers

The First True Lie by Marina Mander

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin

It seems as though the reading slump is officially over!

Currently Reading:


Upcoming:

One of these. Perhaps.


Other Business:

I compiled a fun list of bookish gifts to give to the book lovers in your life during this holiday season. I would like each and every thing on that list. Thank you in advance!


Remember Flowers in the Attic? That smutty attic goodness! That series of books partially shaped my young reading life. The peeps at Insatiable Booksluts are hosting a readalong. Is this the perfect way to wrap-up 2013? I think so!

47 comments:

  1. haha I saw that Insatiable Booksluts post and I'm seriously tempted! My copy is two states away at my parents' house in Wisconsin, though.

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    1. I bought the Kindle version for $6 ;) I can't wait to dig in!!

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  2. Book on incest. Yeah, I think I'm going to skip that. :)

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    1. LOL, well when you put it THAT way!!

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  3. I think Elizabeth of York looks good, I've heard good things about Alison Weir. Hope you enjoy the books!

    The gift list is great, I like those phone covers!

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  4. A reading slump for you is a good month for me--Ha! I love reading your posts. You don't have to post reviews if you don't want to! Freedom for book bloggers! But, I do love those end of the year posts. BTW, I also love all the posts you make on Facebook. Great stuff.

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    1. I think I only read 2 books in November, that's bonkers for me! :)

      Thanks so much Heidi, I appreciate that :D

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  5. Flowers in the Attic is a lifetime movie in January. I might have to join that readalong.

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    1. Yes! That's where the inspiration came from for the readalong, I think. I hope you do!

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  6. Glad you are still enjoying your reading, even if you don't have time to write reviews!

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    1. That's exactly it Sam! I'm finally back to reading up a storm. I'm not taking the time to blog and/or comment on other blogs though. That's my next goal!

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  7. A Land More Kind Than Home has been on my wish list for ages...

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    1. Me too! I'm so glad I finally read it, it was almost indescribable. Beautiful book.

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  8. What did you think of The Ghost of Mary Celeste? As for reviews -- or posts of any kind for me -- I hear you about waiting until the holidays are over to get back in the swing of things. I have a few planned for the next few weeks, but that's it.

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    1. I liked it quite a bit!

      Yep, that's my plan. I'll post a few things but I think I'll be saving any detailed reviews until after the New Year

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  9. I’m so happy you’re back! The internet has been a bit sadder without you.

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  10. I'm so glad you're back and that the slump is over! It's been reading life out of synch while you've been just bumping around and not being here. Welcome home!

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    1. You and me both :) Thanks so much!

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  11. Oh gosh that read along... hahahahaha awesome!!

    YAY for the slump being over!

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    1. Right?? I'm so glad I saw that. It's a MUST.

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  12. I have to know what you thought of A Land More Kind Than Home! Half Life is one that I have coming up, too. It seems like a good little thriller, so I might save it for some car riding during the holidays.

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    1. A Land More Kind Than Home is unbelievable. I adored it, even while it was breaking my heart!

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  13. I have been doing the same thing- lots of reading, but not so much reviewing or even blogging. Busy times!

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    1. It's that time of year right? We need more hours in the days!

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  14. Glad you are reading again! I got "I Shall be Near to You" lined up too. Hope you will enjoy it.

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  15. Three cheers for getting over your book slump! And the Alison Weir book looks good. I did a bookish gifts post too, though I haven't posted it yet. They're fun to put together. I'm off to check out yours. Have a great week!

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    1. Three cheers indeed, thanks! :D I'll have to check out your gifts post!

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  16. I just downloaded A Land More Kind Than Home on the cheap recently. Looking forward to finding out what all the hooplah is about Wiley Cash!

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    1. That's when I got it too, it was a daily deal or some such thing? I have the newest Cash ARC sitting on my shelf so I thought that I'd read LMKH first :)

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  17. Yay for kicking the slump!

    I read one book by Alison Weir and I'm really interested to check out her other historical fiction... of course, just from the titles it's hard to tell which are novels and which are non-fiction!

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    1. It feels like I haven't read a good royal historical book in a while, I'm looking forward to it :D

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  18. Yay for your slump ending!

    I read Flowers in the Attic one weekend at my aunt's house, while my mom was babysitting my cousin's for the weekend. It was on a back shelf in the basement, so of course I found it and read it, sitting on the nearby bean bag. And wow, it was quite the book for my young self! I will never forget that story!

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    1. Yes yes! I was young when I read it too. It has stuck with me for all of these years. I remember the first movie they made made me SO MAD because it wasn't nearly as cool as the book. That's the downfall of being a book nerd though. We all know that, lol.

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    2. Lol exactly!! When I saw the preview for this new version, I practically leaped from the couch in excitement, which my husband couldn't understand. I told him that every young girl reads that book and is shocked, like a rite of passage. The content is still really disturbing!

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    3. The content is definitely disturbing! When I read it I remember looking around me while reading...as if I didn't want to be caught! ;)

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  19. Glad to hear you're out of your reading slump... And oh so close to meeting your reading count for the year. Well done!
    :-)

    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I'm so glad to be out of that terrible slump. :D

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  20. Hooray!!!! I'm glad your slump is over! :-) I have never read Flowers in the Attic, so I'm tempted to join in that readalong, but I have a few other books I wanted to get to this month :-/

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    1. Thanks Sarah!

      I'm not great at readalongs. I read too fast, can't keep to a schedule..etc. I just have to give this one a whirl though. I haven't read this since I was a young gal and my memories of it are awesome!

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  21. Glad your slump is over. I'd like to read the Weir, too, Elizabeth is so often overlooked.

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    1. I hope to get to the Weir SOON. Whenever I make a list of books to read it seems that I never actually get around to THOSE books, lol.

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  22. Yay for your slump being over!! Those things suck!

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    1. Hallelujah!! I'm so glad to be back in the world of reading :D

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