Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (24)

Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is where Tara @ 25 Hour Books and Amanda @ On A Book Bender share a little more about their week than the books they received.

bookgoonie Recap

bookgoonie’s World

  • Soccer signing done. Still lots of paperwork and people to plague me. I made a cake for the girls and it turned out pretty good, but I put an extra “2” or “to”.

  • I’m not really here. I left July 4th with my mom and kid to go visit my sister in Virginia. We won’t be back till July 9th. I’m dragging my mom to the Washington, D.C. She thinks she has no desire to go see anything. Hopefully, I prove her wrong. I’ll let you know.
  • Still doing CrossFit. No physical pounds missing from the scale and not size differences, but I am feeling stronger. I am even sharing a not so flattering picture. Sad thing is it could have been way worse. Look I can leap over small breadboxes in a single bound.

bookgoonie Reads

  • Reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Put it down for the week, but ready to pick it up again on Sunday for the next leg.

  • I know I’m going to start Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach. I am taking Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins with me. So we’ll see what I get read.
  • Listening to A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison.

Around the Book Blogging Community

  • John Green talks to USA Today on the importance of reading books and classics.
  • Smash @ Smash Attack Reads gives lovers of Patricia Briggs some other series recommendations. Me! Me!
  • Mashable shares that Simon & Schuster is adding QR codes to all books. Whatever. I don’t really get this and I don’t really use them, but maybe someone else does.
  • Jonathan Maberry is working on some dark vampire stuff, V Wars. I will be checking it out, because lurv his mind.
  • Free Technology for Teachers shares The Canterbury Tales in RAP.
  • Y.A. Love shares her thoughts on Summer Reading Lists. I tend to agree with this smart chicka. Reading lists need to merge the need to deliver important themes/skills with the desire to create life-long readers, not sparknotes subscribers.

Search Terms

  • books like thomas crown affair…check out the Heist Society by Ally Carter
  • rachel morgan 8…ya, she is probably an 8 out of 10
  • books like american graffiti…any coming of age might do, but Angel Burn actually brings up the iconic movie.

Operation TBR

  • NADA. It kind of feels good.

6 responses to “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (24)

  1. Have fun visiting your sister! :)

  2. Yay for D.C.! Love that place. I hope you have a great time.
    Also, kudos to you for sticking with CrossFit. I’m getting my ass in gear tomorrow. We have a gym at my new place, and I am going to use it!

  3. Hope you had a great trip to DC! Would love to go there sometime. Nice job with the soccer cake!

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