The Sunday Wrap-Up{43}

Posted January 12, 2014 by Stormy in Books / 6 Comments

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My Week

 Erm, I read a lot? Yeah. Oh, and I started revising the novel I wrote at the end of 2014. I was having trouble knowing where to start so I told myself just to begin writing as it came. You know what happened? I started writing the revised document in first person. SIGH. The first draft was written in third. Now I’m trying to figure out which is better and which makes more sense to the story. I never thought I would change my mind about the POV a story should be in, but I’m seriously considering it in this case. Oh, and Scrivener is AWESOME. I got it for Christmas and I’m so glad I did.

 

On Book Blog Bake

On Monday I posted my review for No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale.
Top Ten Tuesday was about goals, bookish & otherwise.
Wednesday I decided to discuss booktube and book blogging.
Thursday I reviewed Stung by Bethany Wiggins.
Friday I reviewed Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill. 

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Winger by Andrew Smith
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Rebel by Amy Tintera
Going Rogue by Robin Benway
The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer
After: 19 Tales of Dystopia and Apocalypse edited by Ellen Datlow
After the End by Amy Plum
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Don’t ask me how I managed to read all of that, considering I normally read 2 or 3 books a week. I was inspired, I guess? I’ve been using the kindle app on my phone for more things like reading while I wait in line, and apparently it’s helped my reading a lot (I read all of Going Rogue on my phone during my lunch break/afternoon break at work).

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Ahem, a lot of books this week again, mainly because some of the books I bought with Christmas gift cards came in.

For Review:

 Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Rebel by Amy Tintera
The Secret Lives of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

Kindle Books Bought:

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Bought from a Store:

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

 

Favorite 5

Getting Organized on Goodreads @ So Obsessed With
Um, can I just say how much I LOVE this post? I do a pretty good job of keeping my Goodreads fairly organized, but there were a few things I’d been meaning to do, and this post gave me the motivation I need. Now I have nice and shiny “read-in-2013” and “read-in-2014” shelves, which will help a lot throughout the year.

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2014 @ Alexa Loves Books
I don’t know why I didn’t know about this event last year, but it sounds amazing! Since one of my 2014 goals was to meet new bloggers and spread the blogging love around more, I am definitely planning on signing up. You should join me!

How Web Design Has Changed @ Rinn Reads

Oh, remember those early webpages? Yeah, go reminiscence with Rinn! This was so interesting because I also had a webpage back when a lot of these trends were popular. They were so IN at the time and now I cringe.

Netflix for Books Does not Always Equal the Library @ Hollywood the Write Way

Yes. This, so much. Look, I LOVE my library to death. But the truth is, libraries are not a guaranteed, and that’s why the idea of “Netflix for books=library” has always felt simplistic to me.

You Aren’t Good Enough the Way You Are–Beyond the Pages #3 @ The Perpetual Page-Turner
I really loved this post. I think it’s an important topic to talk about and I love the way Jamie’s framed these discussions in terms of the book that sort of relate to the issue she’s talking about.

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6 responses to “The Sunday Wrap-Up{43}

  1. Thank you for including those links. I checked them out, and also found that I liked some of them. 😀 And yeah, i think I read a lot last year too because I could read on my phone whenever I’m out. I hoped you had a great time with all the books. And good luck on your writing!

  2. I bought Dangerous Girls too last week. Hope we’ll both love it! I am really excited for Side Effects May Vary and The Secrets of Lily Graves, can’t wait to see what you thought of them. Also, how awesome that you read so many books last week! I do know what you mean – after downloading the Kindle app on my phone I was never without a book. It’s so helpful if I have to run to the train and forgot about my book (which happens a lot). I also feel like I can read faster on my phone than on my Kindle or with physical books, but maybe that’s just my imagination, lol.

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