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Weekly Round Up (06.17.12)

June 17, 2012

These were my 5 most listened to tunes from the last week, according to

1. Diversity by Family of the Year
2. To You I Bestow by Mundy
3. Always Gold by Radical Face
4. The Stairs by Family of the Year
5. Diversity (Remix) by Family of the Year

I haven’t been listening to a lot of music, and I know that’s party because I’ve started watching youtube videos while I do data entry-type work, of which I’ve had lots to do lately. But I think it’s also because I’m in desperate need of new tunes. So, if you have any recommendations, please recommend away!

Mailbox Monday is a weekly event hosted in June by Marie @ Burton Book Review.

Last weekend I went to the Fierce Reads stop in Bellingham, featuring Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth, and Emmy Laybourne, plus Lish McBride and Marissa Meyer. It was a great line up, so I was a bit surprised at the small turn out, but that probably had something to do with them stopping in Seattle the day before. (They really should have just taken the extra hour and come up to Vancouver.)

I only bought one book at the event – the lovely paperback version of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride- but I also got my copy of Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo signed.

And, of course, there are the books I brought back from BEA:

Come August, Come Freedom by Gigi Amateu
Sprinkle Bakes by Heather Baird
After Life by Rhian Ellis
Next To Love by Ellen Feldman
Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
Burn fo r Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
Paris in Love by Eloisa James
Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhonda Janzen
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Stolen by Susan Lewis
The Heart Broke In by James Meek
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich
Rachel’s Secret by Shelly Sanders
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Zom-B by Darren Shan
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Moo by Matthew Van Fleet
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

Plus, I met the absolutely wonderful Simon Van Booy at BEA and got my copy of Everything Beautiful Began After signed.

“It’s Monday What Are You Reading” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila that lets you share books you’ve read over the past week and books you have coming up.

I haven’t done a round up post in a couple weeks, so this is what I’ve read & posted since my last one.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Blue Bamboo by Osamu Dazai
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Books, Bloggers, and Blisters: NYC
Books, Bloggers, and Blisters: BEA
Snippet Thoughts – The Disreputable History…, The Fault in our Stars, For Darkness Shows the Stars

Currently Reading:
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
Ashfall by Mike Mullen
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Up Next: Just working on all of these at the moment!

What are you reading and listening to? Did any new books find their way into your possession?

41 Comments leave one →
  1. talesofwhimsy permalink
    June 17, 2012 4:54 pm

    CS Lewis? Nice! I want to read more of him too.

    • June 18, 2012 9:52 am

      I’m VERY SLOWLY making my way through the Chronicles of Narnia again. They’re perfect for cuddling up with on rainy days.

  2. June 17, 2012 5:03 pm

    I wish the Fierce Reads would come to Canada as well as the Dark Days. I really think it could be worth if for them to come. You got some great books at BEA.

  3. June 17, 2012 7:12 pm

    You got quite a hall from BEA young lady, man oh man! You did great. I love all the titles that are coming off of Fifty Shades of Grey as well.

    • June 18, 2012 9:50 am

      I think that Between Shades of Gray came out first. Either way, it’s totally unrelated, but it’s probably getting more notice now because of the similar titles :)

      • June 18, 2012 1:10 pm

        Well that makes it even better that it didn’t come off that. :)

  4. June 17, 2012 8:30 pm

    I really liked Ready Player One even though the 80s wasn’t my decade. I hope you liked it too. Happy reading this week!

    • June 18, 2012 9:48 am

      I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would, considering it’s all about video games!

  5. June 17, 2012 9:05 pm

    I have yet to get to A Wrinkle in Time.. I had planned on reading it months ago!

    • June 18, 2012 9:47 am

      I thought you had! Yeesh, we should have done a pinky swear for that one. Read it soon – it won’t take you long.

  6. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out permalink
    June 17, 2012 10:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experiences at BEA, it sounds like you had a great time

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  7. June 17, 2012 11:54 pm

    Looks like you have a full slate of books.

    My favorite read last week was Body and Soul by Stacey Kade. Please come see what else I’m reading.

  8. June 18, 2012 12:16 am

    Oh major BEA envy setting in

  9. June 18, 2012 12:29 am

    That’s a rockin’ stack of books from BEA! I really enjoyed Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and look forward to reading Burn for Burn.
    Enjoy all your new reads!

    • June 18, 2012 9:44 am

      I keep hearing that Let’s Pretend… is hilarious. I really need to read it soon.

  10. June 18, 2012 3:47 am

    That’s quite the BEA haul — enjoy

  11. June 18, 2012 4:25 am

    Ruta Septys has a new book out and I missed it? I’ll have to look for that. Enjoy your new books!

    • June 18, 2012 9:43 am

      She was giving arcs of her new book away to the first 100 or so in line for her Between Shades of Grey signing. I am very much looking forward to both of them.

  12. kaye permalink
    June 18, 2012 4:46 am

    That’s quite a stack from BEA! Those should keep you busy for a while. :) Have a wonderful week and happy reading

  13. June 18, 2012 5:00 am

    Great haul from BEA…I’m really wishing I had gone this year – there were so many good authors there!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

    • June 18, 2012 9:42 am

      There really were. But my favourite part was hanging out with other bloggers.

  14. June 18, 2012 5:26 am

    I liked Next to Love and Then Came You. I’m curious about Wife 22 and The Replacement Wife.



    • June 18, 2012 9:41 am

      I don’t recall hearing anything about Next To Love previously, so I’m glad to hear now that you enjoyed it!

  15. June 18, 2012 5:50 am

    I have a copy of The Hunt! I can’t wait to read your review of it! Happy Reading to you!


    • June 18, 2012 9:39 am

      About about 1/2 way through and will admit that I’m liking it much more than I thought I would.

  16. June 18, 2012 7:18 am

    Oh wow check out all those BEA Books.. Paris in Love by Eloisa James is the one I would be interested in! Enjoy your reads!

  17. June 18, 2012 7:47 am

    Ooo! What did you think of Ashfall???

    What are YOU reading @ The Brunette Librarian??

  18. June 18, 2012 8:04 am

    Wow! a nice stack of books from BEA, enjoy!

  19. Jenn permalink
    June 18, 2012 2:12 pm

    I really love the paperback cover of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and I’m actually okay with the sequel, Necromancing the Stone, having a cover similar to it instead of the hardcover version.

    Ruta Sepetys’ new book sounds like all kinds of awesome and absolutely nothing like Between Shades of Gray (which I quite enjoyed).

    Let’s see, music suggestions. I’m not sure what you have/haven’t heard before, but here lately I’ve been listening to some Nathaniel Rateliff, Matt Corby, Lucy Rose, Daughter, Rachel Sermanni, Treetop Flyers, Ben Howard, Passenger, The Lumineers, Laura Marling, Michael Kiwanuka, etc. I also just picked up some tunes by an Australian band called The Tiger & Me and Three Pairs of Shoes,a fok/trad band out of Wales.

    I get a lot of recommendations from Communion Music’s weekly email — they offer a link to a (legal) free download, video recommendations and gigs that are happening in your area. They generally promote emerging artists that I would otherwise never have heard of.

    • June 21, 2012 4:32 pm

      WOAH! Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve just started listening to Passenger, but the rest are new to me. And I’ve just signed up for Communion Music’s weekly email :)

  20. June 18, 2012 6:35 pm

    Great haul from BEA! I liked the Eloisa James memoir. The author event sounded great too.

  21. gatorade635 permalink
    June 18, 2012 6:39 pm

    I love the Narnia books! Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader are my favs!

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