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Sunday Post

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves.


Announcement: 
I am going to be co-hosting my first readathon this May!! I will be co-hosting with Kimba from the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. ARC's for challenge can be any books you have received from publisher, author etc. Even if they are already released. We need a few Challenge hosts for the event... would you be willing to host one?  You do need to have a giveaway with it but it can be as little as a $5 bookish gift. If you would be willing to help out please let me or Kimba know.  Even if you haven't hosted a challenge before you and I could be new at things together.  Spreading the word about Challenge hosts would be a big help too!!  The main post will go up on the 1st of April.

On the Blog:
I talk about the new Divergent Movie.
Bloggiesta has me busy!  Challenges, chats, and of course I got a lot done on the blog. Check out my progress.
I talk about what I LIKE about your blog.
I do a Ten Ten Tuesday list about my bookish bucket list.... including a bookish tattoo.
A new video game review! WOOT WOOT This time around I chat about the new South Park Stick of Truth game. 

Around the Blogospere:
Buzzfeed has a new poll.. which kind of book are you?? I got second hand book!
A fun little challenge in April hosted by Parkajunkie.  Looks like a lot of fun!
Do you like cliffhangers?? Reading and writing urban fantasy wants to know.
I love these posts by Bookish Whimsy.  She talks about really where things in reading started. She has already done a post about the first libraries and this week we get to read about the origin of book marks.
Ten Things NOT to say to a Stephen King Fan by the blog Talk Stephen King.  Love this!


Internet:
I love this Arnold skit!  I mean if you don't love Arnold then I just don't know what to tell you.  Plus Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show has been really really fun.  You should also check out the video of Kevin Bacon dancing his Footlose dance on the show.  Kevin Bacon doesn't age.  Well .. now to Arnold! 



Books Books Books:
This week was another slow week at the library which is fabulous!  I about about to start Cinder by Marissa Meyer for my book club's read in April. Looking forward to finally reading that series.   What about you??  What's happening in your world?
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56 comments:

  1. I have been really thinking about a book tattoo too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  2. If you'll email me what is required, I'd love to help out on the Clean Sweep challenge. My email is jaclynrcanada [at] gmail [dot] com. Cinder is one of my favorite books, but there are a lot of my blogger pals that really didn't get into it. I hope you enjoy the read!!

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  3. Wow. Lots happened this week. Cinder is definitely a good choice. I love that book! Hope your book club enjoys it. :)

    Cindy @ In This World of Books..

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  4. I would be happy to help out for the Clean Sweep challenge, I am at cover2cvoerblog [at] gmail [dot] com if you still are looking for help. I am excited that Cinder is the read this month, I have read it so I finally get to participate in discussions, which I have been meaning to do.

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  5. I hope you like Cinder!I thought it was sooo awesome (actually I'm addicted to the whole series. Gah. They're delicious). XD That looks like a pretty cool challenge you're hosting! Thanks for stopping by my STS!

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  6. I just checked out Cress from the library. The Lunar Chronicles is such a fun series I hope you enjoy Cinder!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by! I tried Cinder but it wasn't for me, I hope you enjoy it. :D

    ★ Under The Mountain is Un-Stacking Her Shelves ★

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  8. Congrats on being a host. I am totally in on that read a thon. I have been wanting to join more and this one is perfect!! Looking forward to it :) I love jimmy fallon he is hilarious and I actually enjoy The Tonight Show again.


    Have a great week!

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  9. EEK! I am so excited. I love to talk to other bloggers and what better way to do it then to motivate them through a readathon!

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  10. I really want to read Cinder too. That's great about your readathon. I need to take part in one sometime. This would be great because I have a lot of old ARCs; just need to see if I have time.
    Lauren from www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  11. I sent you an email with the information. Thanks for responding. I can't wait to try out Cinder. I have been looking at all the international covers and I just love them all.

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  12. I think an ARC readathon is good too. I know that it is easy to let those pile up. Hope you join! Cinder is a popular book so I need to see what all the hype is about!

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  13. Just emailed you. Thanks for wanting to help out. Great!! I am glad you will be able to join the group in discussions. I probably won't get the book started till next week some time but I honestly can't wait to get going.

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  14. I look forward too for the book club to read the book. It seems like one that everyone will enjoy!

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  15. I am excited to get the readathon going. I am hoping there are lots of people who join in and have a lot of fun. Those are always the best ones for people to get into.

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  16. Thanks!! I look forward to get going on Cinder. I have actually been wanting to read it for a long long time.

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  17. Great!! I hope you have fun in the readathon... I will for sure be stopping by everyone's blog and seeing how things are coming along during the event.

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  18. I love the Lunar Chronicles! I got them myself this week. Good luck hosting and have a great week :) My STS

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  19. Thank you!! I am excited about hosting!!!

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  20. Looking forward to the May Challenge, I need to check out the links you added and the clip is hilarious!

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  21. Congratz on your first hosting! I'm still having trouble deciding how to go about the Summer Reading Challenge, XD. And... I might just be a freebie book, lol.

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  22. I know.. I mean ARNOLD! Get to the Chopper!

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  23. LOL!!! Hilarious!! I am excited about hosting. I enjoy doing things with other bloggers so this should be fun.

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  24. Congrats on hosting! Sounds like a fun event. Nice Divergent review- I haven't read the books but do want to see the movie- not sure why, it just looks good. I hope it does well, too. Love the Arnie skit!!

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  25. I think it will be a fun event.. I don't actually have any ARCs to read during the event but I'll request some from Netgalley and then I should be good to go.

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  26. Kimberly @ Turning The PagesMarch 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    Congrats on your first hosting :) I can't wait to join in.

    Here's mySunday Post
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  27. Oh I look forward to reading more about the Clean Sweep challenge! I haven't too many ARCs to read at the moment, but I will also go to Netgalley and pick up a few (like I saw you mentioned in a comment). Thank you so much for the mention of The Refined Reader! I'm so glad you are liking the feature so far! :)


    And so looking forward to your thoughts on Cinder!!

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  28. Whoooot, congrats on your hosting - love the icon by the way :) I'd love to join you if I had time... Have a great week !

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  29. I was super excited to see the read-a-thon you're co-hosting. I need to do my signup post, but I am so in for this one! I need to get caught up on my ARCs and this will be great motivation!

    Check out my Sunday Post and my current giveaways!

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  30. Good luck with your first read-a-thon hosting gig! I don't do very well with read-a-thons for some reason, but will be cheering you on! :)

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  31. Oh man, I'd love to help with this but April is the busiest month in the college semester. Keep in mind for the next one you do!

    Also, I'm getting ready to read Cinder too. I hope it lives up to the high expectations I've placed on it. lol.

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  32. I personally always loved Arnold (grrrr, he did screw up with Maria, though!!!). I already told Kim I sooooo need the ARC challenge!!! I'll be a champion at that (hopefully!).


    BTW - I lurve your "I freaking love my library" button!!! I do too :)

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  33. I can't take credit for the button for the challenge.. my co-host Kimba is the one who created it! It is really good.

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  34. Thank you!! This is a month long readathon. It really is just to clear your shelves of older books that you were supposed to review.

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  35. I love that so many people are reading Cinder... must mean it's a good book. I don't really see people talk bad about the book.

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  36. OK... that thing with Maria... whoa. I was like shocked. Especially since the lady wasn't some model or something. I would expect that from a married man.

    LIBRARIES! Fangirling over here!

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  37. Congrats on the upcoming hosting. Hope you have a great week ahead.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  38. I loved the 10 things not to say to a Stephen King fan - didn't know this blog. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  39. Still haven't read Cinder, although everyone has been telling me I need to! Hope you enjoy it!

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  40. I love that King blog. The guy really does a good job and makes an effort to find news.

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  41. Good I am glad. I know that people tend to request more ARCs then they can read so this will be good for all those people!!

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  42. Thank you! I look forward to Cinder, that's for sure.

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  43. Congrats on the hosting. I've never done a challenge, but I will some day. Not really ready yet. Good luck!


    I also want a bookish tat. I just need to figure out what kind. :)

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  44. Cinder is a really good book and series and congrats also on your hosting gig! Thanks for sharing the video as well...


    P.S. I was just wondering if you could add my BB&B to your meme list since you're in my linky? Thanks!

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  45. I loved Cinder! I still need to finish that series. They are some of the best fairy tale retellings around.

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  46. Love the link to the Stephen King comments, I laughed at the one about Insomnia because that is one lonnnnnnnnnng book and I almost quit on it so many times!


    Yay for the challenge, I defo need to sweep some ARCs!

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  47. Thanks for stopping by! I tried to remove my link from it but didn't see a way to do it. I am not going to put the Sunday Post every week now so I wanted to remove it from the ones where it is permanent. I should've emailed you... sorry about that!

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  48. I like challenges.. especially the long ones. Like this one is all month long so that makes it easy and nice to do.

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  49. I really can't wait to start reading it!! No blogging until my reading is done... ;)

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  50. I love that link too... I like the one about people liking Stephen King, they've never read the books but love the movies. HA!

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  51. Man I should join this challenge. I am always super behind on ARCs. And I say yes to the tattoo.

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  52. It seems like a lot of people are interested in this challenge! That is great... I am hoping everyone gets a lot of book knocked off their list.

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