The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 08/04/13

Reviews:

Here We Are & There We Go by Jill Dobbe

Zinsky the Obscure by Ilan Mochari

Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia

Read:

The Returned by Jason Mott

The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Currently Reading:

Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain

Upcoming:

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Bookish/Bloggish Business:

Conquer those stacks!

I’ve been working on clearing my shelves for a little while now. But now I’m OFFICIALLY clearing my shelves by joining in Conquering the Book Stacks hosted by Tamara at Traveling with T:

What does this mean? Basically, for the month of August- we aren’t buying new books. We are going to shine a spotlight on our book shelves and start crossing books of the TBR List.

This also means that my self-imposed library ban will be staying in place. I will not be bringing new books into my house in August. I have enough review books to keep me busy for the foreseeable future.

If you’d like to see the list of books I read in July you can do so here. I read a ton in July…it was too damn hot to do anything else.

Hooray for August, let’s make it a good one!

Lastly, you’ll definitely want to enter my latest giveaway. Unless you don’t want to win a $50 gift card to Amazon that is.

52 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 08/04/13

  1. Good week! I definitely like the idea of Conquering the Stacks, though in my case it will have to be virtual stacks (ebooks) as I will be traveling all month. I've already put a moratorium on getting more any books in August unless they're already on my TBR list and just haven't come out yet. I checked out Pastrix on Goodreads, and it sounds fascinating! I'll look forward to your review.Have a great week! Here's my Sunday Post.

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  2. I was thinking that the Conquering Your Bookshelves thingie sounded like a fantastic plan and then I realized I already have a small stack of books sitting here that I bought August 2nd so I've already failed at the task! ::Sigh:: Good luck to you though!

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  3. Good luck with the book challenge! Every month I say to myself I will not be buying books and every month I fail. I think I'm just going to roll with it now. I'll get round to reading them all…eventually. Have a lovely week 🙂

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  4. Good luck with the TBR challenge! It's so hard to read books you own when you can read those any time. I mostly get distracted by library books with those darn due dates… they always seem to come so fast!

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  5. Conquering the Stacks is a genius idea (although not a smart one for me right now, since I'm moving. I kind of have to live off of library books for the moment).I hope August is just as awesome for you as July was!

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  6. You've inspired me! My TBR list is OUT OF CONTROL! So, I just suspended all my requested books at the library until 9/1. I don't normally buy books, but I may still have some coming in with giveaways, but other than that…I'll spend this month tackling my TBR shelves as well!

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  7. Fabulous! Good job with reading so much, I'll have to catch up on all of your reviews that I missed while road tripping. And fabulous giveaway of course. Also love the idea of reading your own books for August. I was thinking of maybe doing a classics month or even a classics 2 weeks, where all I read for 2 weeks or a month are classics from my club list. -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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  8. I read the bit about Conquering the Stacks and thought, \”That doesn't apply to me because I don't buy books.\” After reading your comment, Lark, I remembered all those free e-books on my iPad! I have about 90 unread books in my Kindle app. I also have 330 books on my Goodreads TBR list, all of which are available at my local library. Perhaps I should do more reading and less adding in August myself!

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  9. I definitely did want to enter your giveaway! :DI love those new Penguin novels you've got there [Necessary Errors, The Wicked Girls], mmm they know how to design a good cover!I've got The Returned and Whistling Past the Graveyard on my Kindle too. When when when??!Have a great week Jennifer!

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