Friday Ramble 4/19/13
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
I talk about some of my reading habits in this week’s Musing Mondays post.
And of course, this week’s Friday Finds.
I spent $70 at the home improvement store getting three trellises, two railing hooks, and two hanging baskets. Tomorrow, I’ll go back and get a big pot so I can plant my Morning Glory flowers on my balcony. I’ll stick the trellises in the pot and try to keep the vines from eating the whole building.
What am I reading?
Finished: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter, The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen, The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Started: A Sticky End by James Lear
What Next: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
secret tunnel ebook james lear – Review here.
i hunt killers sequel – It’s called ‘Game‘ and is now available.
the raven boys(book review – Here.
the automaton my father discovered did save me. but now i have built a new automaton. i spent countless hours designing it. i made every gear myself, carefully cut every brass disk, and fashioned every last bit of machinery with me own hands. – It’s a quote from The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Review here.
Note Worthy Articles
11 Biggest Book-to-Big Screen Adaptations of the Last 25 Years – The Hollywood Reporter
25 Rare Photos of Famous Authors – QWIKLIT.com
Fairy Tales: Still Living, Happily or Not – Huffington Post
In Cinderella, the two stepsisters cut off their toes and heels to try and fit in the glass slipper. And then when the Prince and Cinderella are getting married birds peck out their eyes. Real fairytales are kind of gruesome.
From The Blogs
Debby @ Snuggly Oranges does a Top 10 countdown of her favorite book blogs/bloggers, a lot of whom are also my favorites. Also, Debby went to Hogwarts and I’m am full of jealousy!
Nicole @ WORD for Teens talks a little bit about Alpha-male syndrome and YA literature and how unequal romantic partners don’t work for her, using Twilight as the best known example.
Check out Readers Don’t Owe Authors Sh*t over at Book Riot. Especially read through the comments, those are the most interesting part.
Bewitched Bookworms talk about what we are all so obsessed with ARC’s on their Discussed! post. Also, read the awesome comments!
Books Added This Week
Ghost Betweens by Eric J. Krause
The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn
Galibrath’s Will by Billy Bob Buttons
Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler
A Job From Hell by Jayde Scott
At time of posting, all Kindle Freebies are correct.
From the Library
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
At the time of this post, there are 178 books on my Goodreads to be read shelf and 114 books on my Goodreads read shelf.