Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (34)

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

  • Sorry, I totally didn’t get a Rewinders post of up last week. We spent 6 hours driving in the rain. The Austin Teen Book Festival was worth it, but I had no juice or compulsion to touch a computer Sunday. I will get a ATBF wrap post up sometime next week.
  • Sidney’s schedule has kept me so busy playing taxi all week. It is seriously cramping my want and ability get posts up and is interfering with by blog hopping. She has 2 more weeks of cross country and I should get one day a week back until basketball starts. The joys and perils of motherhood.

bookgoonie Reads

  • This week I focused on Banned and Challenged Books. I read Forever by Judy Blume. As a mom, I thought it did a great job at trying to tackle many issues that come up with teenage sexuality. I read ttyl by Lauren Myracle. I also squeezed in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, but didn’t get my review up for it.
  • I also finished the read-along for The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith. It left me with so many questions!!! And after completing 2 books about abused boys, I needed an adult fix. I just started Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells.
  • Still listening to The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch. Why I don’t know? I think I’ve just been enjoying peace and quiet.

Around the Book Blogging Community

  • Thank you Kindle Obsessed for capturing and sharing Libba Bray’s Keynote Address @ The Austin Teen Book Festival. Part 1, 2, 3.
  • YA Love alerted me to another great Banned Book I need to read, Give A Boy A Gun by Todd Strasser.
  • Jen @ Starry-Eyed Revue talks Family Values and the lack of them in YA books. Why do most of them have to absent or dysfunctional?
  • The Perpetual Page Turner vented on Novellas. Go weigh in.

Search Terms

  • a bad upbringing quotes…I had it so bad…
  • sid’s team finished the season in 1st…Seriously, someone searched this?
  • popular teen books of 2012…I have lots. Look at my Favorite Reads tab.
  • between school, working out and…Come on. Am I being stalked?
  • sweet funny quotes for him…ahhh, love. *swoon*
  • good girls never make history…Don’t let that discourage you. Sometimes making history isn’t that fun. Like with Marie Antoinette, she was misquoted and lost her head.

Operation TBR: +2 September + 0 October

Unbreaking the Shelves: I still haven’t completed my hard count of books on my shelf to Goodreads. I’m in a state of YUCK. My goal for 2012 is to get all my GR’s shelves up to date for 2013 and read as much as I own as possible. Stop by my TAB for this challenged. I was able to knock off quite a few of my Prioritize Books.

5 responses to “Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (34)

  1. How are you liking Red-Headed Stepchild??

    • So far. I’m about 50 pages in. Very excited to see how the world works. I really like Sabina. I love that she has a demon crashing at her house with a home shopping network addiction.

  2. Can’t wait for your ATBF recap. I’ve been curious about The Marbury Lens- smart to read that in a read-along. I hear The Eleventh Plague is iffy, but I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet.
    Have a good week, Amy!

  3. I’m happy to hear ATBF was fun! Can’t wait to read your post. Look forward to your Perks review, too. :)

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