Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ten New Books on my TBR!

It grows and grows and growwwws, this TBR. I swear! You'd think I keep buying books or something. Ahem!

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Some of these books are on my physical TBR, some are on my digital TBR, and some are just lounging on my wishlist until the point at which I cave and purchase them. Let's go!

I was soliciting recommendations on Twitter for a book that's something akin to Jonathan Tropper or Where'd You Go, Bernadette?  in the quirk department, and Shannon suggested Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia. High school music festival, strange disappearance, smart, giddy, pop culture? Yes! 

I've wanted to pick up one of Jonathan Tropper's novels ever since I watched the film adaptation of This is Where I Leave You. I'm one of those people who can't read the book after I've seen the movie, so I'll just have to taste test from his other books. Atop the recs: Everything Changes and One Last Thing Before I Go.

True Confections, by Katharine Weber, came out of that same Twitter convo. Derek Attig was kind enough to toss this rec my way, and between the cover and the blurb, I know it's only a matter of time! 


These didn't emerge from the Twitterverse, but you knew there would be food books somewhere, right??? It seems to be my thing. Life from Scratch, by Sasha Martin, is a book I've seen good things about in the blogosphere. Yes, Chef, by Marcus Samuelsson, is another one! 

While I assume there's a deficit of actual wedding cake in this book, I still want to get my paws on Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage, by Kim Perel and Wendy Sherman. From surprise pregnancies, to exes, and second thoughts, it sounds like this book runs the gamut. 

Heather sent me a copy of Bone, vol. 1, Out from Boneville, by Jeff Smith, for birthday-slash-Christmas, and I am HOOKED! I ordered the next two volumes, because Greyson is already stealing these. I know when he can read-read he'll really be sucked in. The next two volumes are The Great Cow Race and Eyes of the Storm

And because who can resist...I caved and pre-ordered Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee. I don't think I really need to expound on why. 

What's new on your TBR? 

Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday, and I'm Still Reading the Same Thing

Sigh. How does this happen? How is it that I'm still reading the same thing from last week?

I'm loving The Vacationers, by Emma Straub. The funky family dynamics, the worldly setting. I'm practically dreaming of being in Mallorca, eating olives, and lounging by the pool. But am I done with this fairly short book? Nay. 

As for A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, let's get comfortable with the fact that I'll be reading this FOREVER. I really like it, though, so what better book to read for eternity? 

I also read this gem (see what I did there?). Jem and the Holograms #1, is just as freaking fantastic as I hoped it would be. Truly outrageous, y'all. Review coming soon. 

That's all I've got. How about you? 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Spring 2015 Bloggiesta Wrap-Up!

The first week-long Bloggiesta is winding down, and I'm pleased as punch with my progress! I didn't do everything on my list, but I ended up adding some tasks and tackling some things I didn't think I'd have time for at the outset of this event. 

  • Clean up media library and delete duplicated files - Nay!
  • Back up my blog - Done!
  • Write and schedule posts, especially comics ones - Done! Two for Panels!
  • Participate in a couple of Twitter chats - Did six of seven! Wooo!
  • Check out the mini challenges for some new suggestions - A few. Will check out more after the event.
  • Learn how to podcast...because that's easy, right? - Ha! No, not this week!
  • Addendum: Update "About Me" and other pages - Done!
  • Addendum: Remove cluttery elements from sidebar - Done!
  • Addendum: Started on Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon tasks in a BIG way! It was a fairly slow week at work, so I had a little extra time. 
I also managed to take part in Trish's A Day in the Life event and shared the best blogging advice I've received. 

Winner of the $15 e-gift card from my "Clean Your Reader" mini-challenge is Gaby from Oh My Books! Congratulations! 

How did your week go? I've had SO much fun, but with all this activity I haven't had much time to read! I'm off to do that now and hope you're having a great Sunday! 

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