Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Status: 2/5/2012

Books I Finished This Past Week
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long 

Books I am Currently Reading
Raziel by Kristina Douglass
Grimm's Fairytales by The Brothers Grimm

Books To Be Read Next
Unveiled by Courtney Milan
The Harlot by Saskia Walker
The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
An Affair with Mr. Kennedy by Jillian Stone

Last week in reviews
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Things to look forward to
Top Ten Tuesday this week is about Top Ten Books You'd Hand To Someone Who Says They Don't Like To Read. I'm not sure I will do this one. I am actually really bad at recommending books to people, especially if they don't like reading. It will be an interesting one to read the picks though.

I've also decided that I will be participating in the Romancing the Valentine Giveaway Hop hosted by Reading-Romances. Look for that giveaway to be posted on Monday! I am super excited for this!

Cool Posts from Other Blogs
Reading Romances posted their February Challenge for their Reading Romances Challenge. I think I may do two from this month, even though it is a shorter month. One is going to be the "embracing cover" and two may be the historical fiction/romance set in a significant setting. We'll see.

Parajunkies, I discovered, does a really cool feature called Book Blogging 101 and this weeks topic was Book Blogging and Social Etiquette. It was a really interesting read, and a really interesting feature.

Speaking of interesting features, Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner did this pretty awesome post 3 Lessons My Mom Taught Me That I Apply To Book Blogging. I think this is going to be a new feature for her, and this weeks was really interesting and full of more insightful comments.

Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl opened my eyes to something I didn't even know was out there, Active Fiction. In her post she talks about the sales Amazon has going on their Active Fiction titles as well as briefly talking about what it is. I also found this article from the Vancouver Sun that talks about Active Fiction and what it may mean for the future of reading. I don't think that the traditional book will ever disappear, but this Choose-your-own-adventure type of novel updated for the interactive age sounds pretty cool.

That said, Goodreads finished their complete disconnect from Amazon last week. If your shelves look a little messed up, that is because they are still trying to get things fixed. I know I applied to be a librarian just so I can fix the original publication dates on all of the books on my shelf. If you need something fixed that you know is wrong, just head over to the Librarians Group and someone there will fix it up for you.

Giveaways from around the net
Awesome Facebook giveaway!!
Here is author Shana Galen and what she has to say about the contest:
I’m so excited because I am part of the Best Contest Ever! Elise Rome, Lila DiPasqua - Author, Heather Snow, Vanessa Kelly, and I are giving away the COMPLETE signed backlists of our favorite authors. As you know, I’m giving away Julia Quinn's complete signed backlist. To enter, just click on the Indulge in Our Favorite Authors tab on my Facebook author page and answer the question. Then pop over to the other authors and answer their questions as well. The contest ends February 29, so someone is going to win all these Julia Quinn books very soon!
The link in that quote is to Heather Snow's link, but after you Like it and enter, it gives you the links to the other 5 authors. What an AWESOME contest!

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


  1. I really need to read the Help! I gave it to my mom last year and she really enjoyed it :) Also, I tried reading the Harlot, but well, I don't mind sex in books, but this one grossed me out, it was REALLY out there. And weird.
    Happy reading!

    1. Yeah I started it last night and even like 10 pages into it was like.. woah! I'll give it the normal 30 pages though. See if it sucks me in.

      I may jump to one of the other romance novels I check out of the library for my nook... like Unveiled.

  2. I'm new to your blog, but I really love this weekly wrap up. It gave me some new book ideas and led me to some great blogs I haven't seen before. Thanks for all the info!

    1. Thank you! I am glad that it could point you to some cool places :)


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