Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Status: 2/26/2012

Books I Finished This Past Week
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Books I am Currently Reading
An Affair with Mr. Kennedy by Jillian Stone
Grimm's Fairytales by The Brothers Grimm

Books To Be Read Next
How To Dance with a Duke by Manda Collins
The Price of Innocence by Susan Sizemore
This One Time With Julia by David Lampson
Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Last week in reviews
Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

At The Broke and the Bookish
I wrote a lovely discussion post about love triangles and YA Lit.

Things to look forward to
Top Ten Tuesday this week is about Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To.

CompBilbio is hosting a giveaway! The 100 Follower Giveaway runs until end of night Saturday, March 3rd EST. Enter now for a chance to win your choice of any book reviewed on this blog!

So far on GFC we went from 100 to 151 (+51) and on Feedburner we went from 101 to 128 (+27) for a total of +78. We are 22 followers away from an additional prize and only half the contest time is over.

Cool Posts from Other Blogs
I actually have tons of cool posts I found from a variety of ways this past week. First, over at BookRiot I was stumbling around, and they pointed me toward these cool sites, each a new way of finding the next book that you can read. One is and the other I haven't had time to play around with them yet, but they seemed like cool ideas!

The Smart Bitches linked me to a few things this week. One was The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Seriously, that first one there would be so awesome! My other favorite was the 1920s theater!

Another was a post about the current "trend" I guess you could say about plagiarism in some self-published novels. Apparently it has been happening (and being outed) quite a bit in 2012 and the discussion around it at this post and at others linked to it, is quite fascinating! How anyone could ever think about doing this to some else just baffles me, and even leaving the moral piece aside, thinking they would get away with it? In the internet age?! I don't even have words...

The Goodreads Blog has a really cool post about how people find books using Goodreads as well as other methods. I am actually surprised at some of the findings considering my own bookish habits (they don't match the data too much!). Check it out! It's super insightful.

And finally, in completely not related to books except tangentially through movies, Feminst Frequency has a really cool video post about the 2012 Oscars Movies and the Bechdel Test. To summarize, it takes the 10 movies nominated for Best Picture and scores them against this simple test: 1)Does the movie have at least two, named women 2)who talk to each other 3)about something other than a man. You would be surprised (and saddened) how many actually fail.

Giveaways from around the net

That Facebook giveaway I keep talking about for a bunch of author's backlists is still going on. Hurry though! It ends this Wednesday!

Giveaway hops going on that I have stumbled into:
Young Adult Paranormal Activity Giveaway Hop - Ends Tuesday the 28th
February New Releases Giveaway Hop - Ends Wednesday the 29th

Let me know any feedback. Also if you have some cool links, comment with them! Until next Sunday, have a great week!


  1. Seriously, on that list of the most beautiful bookstores are TWO stores in Holland and I've never been to either... I should definitely make it a goal to visit the first one soon! :)
    I'm looking forward to reading your review of The Way We Fall!

    1. I really want to see some of them!! I'll have to come and visit and then we will both go lol.

      The Way We Fall was definitely a page turner! I read it in like 6 hrs! But I always have opinions :)


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