I like looking over my blog with a Weekly Wrap Up to see what I’ve accomplished in the world of reading and reviewing. I am linking up to a couple of memes that do the same. The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news with a post to recap the past week, showcase books we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. Stacking the Shelves is held at Tynga’s Reviews and is a place to share the books that have arrived in the last week.
I’m a little disappointed with my blogging progress this week. I had signed up for the mini-Bloggiesta and the Blog Out Knock Out to get ahead with blog posts again. I didn’t complete my original goal, to write a 3 post series about using images, although I did get ahead with regular memes and I have all my reviews written for the books I’ve finished. June is pretty well taken care of at least.
I participated in KissinBlueKaren’s new Thursday meme: Beyond the Books with a post on Stress Relievers. I felt like pretty hot s**t using animated gifs and embedding a video for the first time. Each week Karen is posting a discussion topic that takes us “Beyond the Books”. All of the topics through November are listed on her blog, so I hope you’ll join us when you are feeling the need to try something new or write a discussion post.
- One Plus One by JoJo Moyes [library]
- Storm Rising by Rachael Richey [July blog tour. Liked it.]
- The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace (WISE Enquiries #1) [July release. Liked it.]
- From the Library – Looks like I am the Queen of Series this week!
- The Burning Room by Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch Crime #19)
- Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford (Amish Mystery #1)
- Beneath the Patchwork Moon by Alison Kent (Hope Springs #2)
- Anatomy of Murder by Imogen Robertson (Crowther & Westerman Mystery #2)
- Behind the Shattered Glass by Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily Mystery #8)
- Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer (ebook)
- Free from Kindle Store
- Murder to Go by Chloe Kendrick (Food Truck Mystery #1)
- Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (Maggie Newberry Mystery #1)
- From NetGalley
- Won from Goodreads – Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
INTERESTING READS AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
Because I have Hodgkin’s Disease, a blood-borne cancer in the leukemia family, I cannot donate blood or organs. However, I strongly encourage everyone else to do so. It is quick and painless other than the quick stick. I recently read an amazing article about a 78-year-old man who has donated blood almost once a week since he was 14 years old. It is inspirational.
Iwas clicking around at StumbleUpon and came across Where Should I Read Next? with a map of the world dotted with books that take place in marked locations. For those looking for diversity in their reading, this would be a really helpful tool.
At the Guardian, The Other Worlds of Fairy Tale, gives a peek at the British Academy and Folio Society’s gorgeous exhibition of fairy tale illustrations from all over the world.