29 April 2012
Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge 4/29/12: Tahereh Mafi and Veronica Rossi Edition
Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is the weekly recap feature created byAmanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Books, where they shamelessly plug each other, share the fantastic posts, giveaways, books they’ve received or whatever else they’ve found and loved by other awesome bloggers (or authors!) during the week, and talk about the books they plan on reading in the coming week.
My stand on this issue is simple. Plagiarism is wrong, no matter who does it. Because of this, I am no longer participating in the “In My Mailbox” meme that is hosted by The Story Siren. I feel that I cannot, in good conscience, continue supporting and linking back to TSS after all that’s happened. I simply cannot, and will not.
Waiting on Wednesday: Insurgent by Veronica Roth was my pick this week.
Top Ten Tuesday: This week’s topic was my all time favorite characters in books.
Book Review: I review The Selection by Kiera Cass.
Blog Tour and Book Review: I share my review of Clockwise by Elle Strauss as well as a giveaway of a book written by another writer in Elle Strauss’ writers’ circle (open through 4/28).
Blog Tour, Excerpt, and Book Spotlight: I share an Excerpt of Whisper of Memory by Brinda Berry as well as spotlight The Waiting Booth by the same author and a giveaway the author is kindly running for a Kindle Touch and 20 Romance Trading Cards (open through end of day today).
Books I Started This Week
Books I’ll Be Starting Next Week
gabriel’s inferno = a seriously good book. You should read it.
gabriel’s inferno sequel release date = soon I hope. Can’t wait!
jjs reading = I sure am. Like ALL.THE.TIME.
the unbecoming of mara dyer = another seriously good book
Books And Things I Received
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Awesome books this week!! I hope you enjoy them all 😀
Happy reading and check out my post!!
Thanks. I'm looking forward to tackling these soon, especially Timepiece.
I AM SO JEALOUS THAT YOU MET TAHEREH MAFI!!!!! <3
and this post is pretty awesome!! I think i might do it next week!!!
awesome book haul! especially the NG titles!
I hope Tahereh has plans to do an International tour sometime in the future. She has tons and tons of international fans.
I'm super jealous you got to meet Tahereh Mafi. She is so adorable!
She is beyond adorable. The whole time we were laughing because of her. She wasn't even trying to be funny, it just comes out naturally, LOL.
I am so glad you put a link to Parajunkee's post, because I was totally under a rock all week. I was wondering why the IMM links were so low, when I finally got around to doing mine this morning. I feel crappy that I participated in light of what happened.
I totally loved Under the Never Sky & can't wait to get to Shatter Me on my shelf. Awesome on getting to meet them both.
After reading your comment I got curious and went to see. You're right, the link count is really low. Guess a lot of blogs are either taking a break or decided to do something else.
I loved both, but I actually liked Shatter Me better. Most people tell me that they liked Under the Never Sky better than Shatter Me, but I guess that just depends on your tastes. They're both pretty great.
We had a splendid time. Thank you for saving us seats and joining us for dinner afterwards. It's always a treat to meet new authors with reading fiends like myself. 🙂
We did have a splendid time. Hey, if I get there early I have no problem saving seats for my blogger friends. We gots to stick together girl! 🙂
This is a really cool feature! I love that it shows a recap of what you are reading and events you did instead of just what books you got. I might have to join. And that's soo cool that you got to meet Tahereh and Veronica!!
That's what I liked it about it in comparison with the other book-haul type memes that are out there. When I saw the format for this meme, I was like "this is the one for me".
Welcome to Clock Rewinders!
I'm so jealous that you got to go to a signing. There are NEVER any where I live, so I live in a constant state of jealousy as far as signings go. Even awesomer is that a) Tahereh Mafi knew your blog, and b) You got to go with Smash!
I used to think that about Miami and was infinitely jealous of Texas bloggers for their abundance of book blogger related events. LOL.
Luckily we have an indie bookstore here that is super amazing and hosts all these wonderful events.
Smash is pretty awesome, so that makes the experience even better 😉
Tahereh Mafi's supposed to be coming to my area soon but I can't find any info on when or where. Just vague rumors. It's making me a little frantic. I'm super jealous that you got to meet her.
*goes back to scouring the internet for information*
Oh man! Nothing on the "Spring Into The Future" Facebook page? That's where all the info is on her tour.
I can't begin to explain how glad I am that despite the many hate-mails the VICTIMS apparently got, there are bloggers who are mature about it. I think I would have cried if the bloggers I follow on a regular basis were all "No, it's fine, really.". I mean, if someone decides to still continue doing IMMs and all, that is fine with me. But the rest of the drama is just too much to bear.
Anyway.. Soo jealous to see your two signed copies! If only I lived in the US, too! ;_; And as always: Happy Reading!
Patricia // My Week in Review
Thanks Patricia. Like you, if any blogger I know decides to continue doing IMM, I'm not going to think any less of them. Not participating is my way of taking a stand, but that may not be the same for someone else.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Ooh I hope you love This is Not A test as much as I did! And I plan to read Revived in a few days! 🙂 And I wish more authors came this way I don't get to meet anyone! Booo.
Woohoo!! Looks like you had an awesome week 🙂 I cannot wait to get my hands on INSURGENT. I feel like I've been waiting forevah for this book…and for SHINE! It's going to be a fabulous week for YA!
And as always, we had a GREAT time on Saturday at the author event. Tahereh and Veronica really were the cutest!