Weekly Wrap-Up 06/30/13

Inspired by “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

It’s been a busy week of blogging for this gal. Reviews and discussions and features and a FIRST BLOGOVERSARY too! 

A Masque of Infamy by Kelly Dessaint

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin


The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Currently Reading:
The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey


Bookish/Bloggish Business:

There were so many bookish reasons to smile this week!
On Tuesday night I attended a picnic/book reading with William Kent Krueger. I sat across from Kent at dinner and he signed my copy of Ordinary Grace! What a generous and intelligent man. Thanks to Redbery Books and Forest Lodge Library for sponsoring this event.

Are You Well-Read? <~~Great discussion going on here!

The Relentless Reader was featured on Book Bloggers International. <~~See my interview

I celebrated one whole year of blogging, yahoo! There’s an AWESOME giveaway that you’ll definitely want to enter.

A shout out to Monika @ A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall (who was inspired by Lauren @ Lose Time Reading) for inspiring me to start organizing my reviews by spreadsheet. I’ve recycled all of the crazy scraps of paper and calendars I had floating around here. I’m streamlining baby! (Well, I’m trying at least. Old dog, new tricks…you know how it goes.)

42 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up 06/30/13

  1. Such an exciting time for you!!! And I'm glad you're organizing your reviews. It's important to get organized in some way for sure! I haven't read that post yet (I got waaay behind on reading other people's blogs, which is something I think I need a spreadsheet for!!!).


  2. Before I started a spreadsheet I had scraps of paper, multiple calendars, and basically just a big mess on my hands, lol. It was working, but not very efficiently. I hope I can keep this up and make it work. It will take some tweaking but I'm on the right track. It's easy to fall behind, there are so many great blogs to read!


  3. I love meeting authors — what a treat that you got to sit across from Kent at dinner! Thanks for the spreadsheet idea and links. I've started using a spreadsheet to (try to) keep track of the ARCs and review copies I've agreed to review. But I'm still using a combination of a paper planner and Outlook to map my posts. Maybe there's a better way…


  4. It was the first time I met an auhtor. I live in a SMALL town. I had to rein myself in and not drool all over the poor guy, lol. I'm giving the spreadsheet a good try. I hope it works better for me than the crazy/awful system I had before 😉


  5. Congratulations at reaching your 1 year of blogging, that is amazing. And yeah, John Irving! I love John Irving (such a nice man as well, I have kind of a crush on him I must admit) Enjoy your week & kind regards,


  6. I still can't remember if I read that before or not, lol. I'm almost positive I have. I had a love affair with Irving after I read Cider House and read everything of his that I could get my hands on. I can't imagine that I somehow missed Meany. Regardless, I'm totally looking forward to reading it along with you guys!


  7. That is a busy week! But a good one as well. I'll be interested to see what you think about A Prayer for Own Meany! I was thinking about joining, but this month looks kind of hectic so far and my TBR pile is already huge, lol. But I hear so many good things about it!Have a lovely week!! 🙂


  8. I'm fairly sure I read it during my love affair with Irving a few years back but my memory stinks! To be honest I have no time to read it but I'm going to try to squeeze it in anyway. I have a hell of a time saying no! 😉


  9. My hubby wants me to read A Prayer for Owen Meany, but alas, I doubt I will. However, he did recommend What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and I ended up loving that one, so who knows? Happy Blogoversary!


  10. Exciting week! I just started using a spreadsheet to keep track of cross-posting my reviews to other sites, but I should try out one for planning reviews. Mostly I just rely on a Google Calendar dedicated to blogging to plan my posts right now.And happy blogoversary!!!


  11. I just added The Boys in the Boat to my TBR list this week. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts about it!


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