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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Week in Review 12/14-12/20

As I promised, there was A TON more bloggy stuff going on this week!

In My Mailbox
In My Mailbox comes compliments of The Story Siren!

For Review:

Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore for a blog tour
How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel, from the publisher
Anarcho Grow by T.A. Sedlak, from the author

Purchased/Paperback Swap:

Crimson by Jordan Summers- bought
The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of the Ballad of Mulan by Cameron Dokey- was supposed to be for Secret Santa but sadly, did not get here in time. Looks like it's mine now!
If Looks Could Chill by Nina Bruhns- bought
The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy- Paperback Swap
Hard to Hold by Stephanie Tyler- bought

As always, the delightful Rachel at Parajunkee's View had a great idea, which was to designate which books would be appropriate for readers of all ages and which ones, suffice it to say, would not. I'm a firm believer in doing your own research and deciding for yourself if a book is something that will tickle your fancy, but consider the dandy little picture posted here fair warning- the book whose review it's attached to is probably Not Safe for Work, Not Safe for Church Functions, Not Safe to Give To Your Mom (but hey, that depends on your mom,) and basically indicates a book that has content- sex, violence, or thematic stuff- that some folks might not be keen to read. It also can help you cut to the chase if you're looking for something extra smutty, so everyone wins!

Fall into Reading Challenge 2009 Wrap-Up
Today marks the end of the Fall into Reading Challenge, and out of the ten books I challenged myself to read, I read three. Not so awesome, but one unexpected benefit of doing this challenge is it made me make decisions about books that have been on my shelf for a long time. If I'm not going to get around to reading them, what's the point of having them? I've decided, then, that the seven books I didn't get around to reading will be going to a new home (probably a library donation.) I'm glad I participated in the challenge, and will probably do so again, but I think I'll use different criteria to pick my books next time.

This Week's Posts
Blue Aspen by Tenaya Jayne
The Magical Christmas Cat by Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, Linda Winstead Jones and Lora Leigh
The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
Beauty's Curse by Traci E. Hall
Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
A Highlander Christmas by Janet Chapman
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Other Posts:
Gift Extravaganza- Urban Fantasy/PNR Fans
Gift Extravaganza- So You Want to Start a Series...
Gift Extravaganza- Reading Nonfiction Does NOT Make You a Nerd!
Gift Extravaganza- Books for Dudes
Gift Extravaganza- Illustrated Friday!
What Book is That? Reviews in Alphabetical Order
Lara Adrian Giveaway WINNER!


Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These look great -- I am thoroughly intrigued by the title How to Teach Physics to Your Dog.

Here's mine

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Magic Under Glass again.... this one looks wonderful!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Magic Under Glass looks brilliant. Hope you enjoy your books!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Another Magic Under Glass too...it's going around, that's for sure!

Here's what I got this week! http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-my-mailbox-12-23-09.html

Happy Holidays!

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