Weekly links & wrap-up (Apr. 20, 2014)


Hello! Happy Sunday and happy Easter! I’m planning to spend the day reading books and scheduling blog posts (hopefully). I don’t want to have another situation like last week’s where I skipped posting for almost five days because I didn’t have anything schedule and no time to get anything up, either. Bleh!

I’m currently reading Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye, sequel to The Gods of Gotham which I read and loved last year. I got it out from my library– I got a LOT of books out from my library, way more than I probably should have out considering I go there almost every day. Surely I don’t need to stockpile books when they’re RIGHT THERE, right? But old habits are hard to get rid of, and I’ve been stockpiling library books since I was a kid. Oh well!

Things to look forward to this week! A review of Daryl Gregory’s newest book Afterparty and an interview with the same. Podcast recommendations parts 2 (Non-Fiction) and 3 (Bloggers). And on Saturday is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

What are you looking forward to this week?

Books read

  1. Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L. Sayers
  2. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation – Lauren Willig
  3. Who is Shayla Hacker? – Evan Kilgore

A good amount of books! Yay! I’m hoping to get back up to my usual 3-4 books/week reading pace. I think I need to find/download some more audiobooks; lately there’s been no room to actually pull out a book and read it on the bus. It’s VERY CROWDED. (And smelly.)

Books reviewed

Posts posted

TBR notes

Started with 317 books on the pile (not counting audiobooks)
0 added
0 read
317 TOTAL BOOKS TO BE READ

Huzzah? At least I didn’t add any books to my pile. I’d really like to read at least one TBR book per week, though between the library and my rereading I don’t see how that’s going to happen for a while.

Interesting links

Rachel of Parajunkee has some wonderful ways to build up a blogging community as opposed to tearing it down.


Ashley of Nose Graze challenges you to clean up your tags/labels. Mine are pretty well organized, but I have issues with differing capitalization. (Whoops.)


Bananas are insanely and artificially cheap. Pretty soon we may have to go back to paying out the nose for them if we want them.

DO we want them? The standard banana we get now is tasteless. If I have to over big monies for one, I’d rather pay for something that actually has a banana flavor.


A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
mongolia eagle girl


From Cracked.com, The 6 Male Characters Women Never Get to See in Movies.


Over at BookRiot, Rincey of RinceyReads talks about how she became a BookTuber!

This community, the BookTube community, as I eventually learned they were called, drew me in immediately. I am not entirely sure why this worked for me more than anything previously. Maybe it was being able to see and hear the pure enthusiasm. Or maybe it was that looking at an actual person versus just another set of text on a page connected with me. No matter what, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to join in.

So I did. And I have absolutely loved every single second of it.

2 thoughts on “Weekly links & wrap-up (Apr. 20, 2014)”

  1. I love the picture at the top so pretty. Looks like a great week. I got a book finished today, but it was a reread so my TBR pile stays the same.

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