Friday Ramble 4/5/13
Welcome to the Friday Ramble, where I share what has been going on in my life and on the blog the past week.
Bookish Blog News
Talked about some of my reading habits on this week’s Musing Mondays post.
Two books reviews:
1) Merry Lee and the Cursed Grandfather Clock by Amanda L. Kidd (Middle Grade)
2) The Secret Tunnel by James Lear (Erotica; Adults Only)
Check out what I added to my to be read shelf this week in Friday Finds.
Cha…cha…changes! I’ve decided to get a better handle on my health. On Monday I went to my general care doctor to talk about my continued hair loss due to my PCOS (it’s a hormone imbalance) and how my current birth control pills weren’t really doing anything to stop it. When I shower, there are clumps of hair left on the bathmat. Of course, she referred me to another doctor like I knew she would. Waste of $20 really but she wanted to see me even though I called the nurse line first to try and avoid that. Now I get to wait for two months to see an Endocrinologist. Fun all around.
On Wednesday I went to the dentist for the first time in over a decade. Don’t give me that look. I hate the dentist and as a child would utterly freak out when my Mom told me I was going. I’m talking sobbing, screaming meltdowns. But I decided 30 years old was old enough to put on my big girl panties and get over myself. I have a horrible gag reflex. But the lady put salt on my tongue and we were able to get xrays done without me trying to vomit. Neat trick. She cleaned my teeth and all is good. I have a small cavity I have to go back for in May but other than that, surprisingly good for not seeing a dentist in the last ten years.
What am I reading?
Finished: Merry Lee and the Cursed Grandfather Clock by Amanda L. Kidd, The Secret Tunnel by James Lear, & The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson
Started: The Witches’ Kitchen by Allen Williams
What Next: Scorch by Gina Damico, The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
quotes from the book wolverine worst day ever – No quotes but my review is here.
splintered a.g howard review – Review here.
give up the ghost megan crewe rating for what age – Middle Grade. I wouldn’t have any problems with a 4th or 5th grader reading it. Maybe even a 3rd grader. Review here.
Note Worthy Articles
Amazon is well on its way to ruling the planet by buying Goodreads. People are annoyed, to say the least.
Amazon purchase of Goodreads stuns book industry – The Guardian
Amazon Buys Goodreads For Undisclosed Sum – The Huffington Post
Amazon buys Goodreads: We’re all just data now – Salon
From The Blogs
This week was the Book Blogger Twitter Con 2013. I did manage to make several of the evening chats. I couldn’t make the afternoon ones because I’m at work but the chats I could make were a blast. If you missed some of the chats you can look them up by searching for the hashtags on Twitter.
The Monday afternoon chat was Copyright and Plagiarism. Search for #BBTCCopy
The Monday evening chat was A Case of the Neggies 1. Search for #BBTCNeg1
Tuesday afternoon – The Art of Copy Editing. #BBTCArt
Tuesday evening – Book Smack. #BBTCSmack
Wednesday afternoon – Digging Deep. #BBTCDig
Wednesday evening – A Case of the Neggies 3. #BBTCNeg3
Thursday afternoon – Amazon Addicts. #BBTCAddicts
Thursday evening – Twitter Awesome. #BBTCTwit
Friday afternoon – Giveaway Diva. #BBTCGive
Friday mid-evening – Get ’em Talking #BBTCTalk
Friday evening – The Case of the Neggies 2. #BBTCNeg2
See all the BBTC posts and even the Twitter chat archives here.
Kelly @ Radiant Shadows picks apart the two most popular blog readers; Bloglovin’ or Feedly?
Books Added This Week
From the Library
Scorch by Gina Damico
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Witches’ Kitchen by Allen Williams
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Bought for Kindle
A Sticky End by James Lear