Sunday, July 28, 2013

Clock Rewinders (07/28/13)

Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is the brain child of Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Tara @ 25 Hour Books.  I'm inviting myself to their party (as I sometimes do) because I have so damn much fun reading Amanda's posts that I couldn't help myself.

Reading the Paranormal Week in Review
Bookish Delights
Goodreads Stats - Loosely borrowed from Tara @ 25 Hour Books
Kelly Land!
  • In INCREDIBLY EXCITING news, I officially revealed the name I'm going to be publishing under. If you find me mildly amusing and/or want to know when I release my first (and more than first) book, feel free to sign up for my mailing list. I'll totally make sure you know what's going on. TOTALLY. Oh, my pen name? Kelly Apple. I stole my best friend's last name when she was tipsy. It was awesome.
  • In slightly less exciting news, I updated my review format at the end of last week. I'm still making some tweaks, but I like the changes a lot and I'm glad I made the switch.
Check it out!
  • Seriously Series weekly update: Yeah, the Doin' It Dirty readathon REALLY helped those before 2013 numbers this week. I am pleased!
    • Series started in 2013: 17/18 (+8 since last week)
    • Series started before 2013: 2/18 (+0 since last week)
    • Series rereads: 6/13 (static)
News from around the blogosphere:
  • Bout of Books is looking for challenge hosts. If you're interested, head on over and get your ideas in to us because the challenge sign-up closes at 11:59pm (central time) tonight. Follow the Bout of Books blog if you're planning on joining us for the read-a-thon because sign-up to participate opens SOON!
  • Bout of Books is also looking for Experts. If you love our read-a-thon and want to help out (and have participated in at least 3 previous BoBs), hop on over and sign up! WE WANT YOU! Sign up for this closes on July 31st. Do it!
  • Amanda wrote a great birthday article about fighting insecurities. What she says is SO TRUE -- Insecurities LIE! Be brave and face them head-on!


  1. Yay for getting lots read! 16 is awesome, and I hope you had fun with that read-a-thon.
    That's awesome that you're going to be publishing something, I'll go stalk that page hehe.

    1. Yes, the dirty readathon makes me smile! I always clear out a bunch of books during it!

      Stalk away! It'll be a while yet before my first book is published but that's just because I'm still figuring things out. Good thing I have Amanda to keep me on track.


    Insecurities do lie. They're eeeeeevil.

    1. YAY! And... yes! Insecurities are baaaaadddddd. I'm feeling them right now. BUT I'M GOING TO PUSH THROUGH THEM ANYWAY!

  3. Yay for the pen name reveal! I can't wait to read some of your work. :)

    I can't believe that you read 30 books this week, but still have over 500 unread!

    1. Thanks, Kristilyn!

      Yeah, it's WAY too easy to download freebies sometimes. It seems like no matter how many I read, I'm always picking up enough so that I'm not making a dent.

  4. I have no idea how you got to read 30 books in one week, but congrats. Between, loved the pen name!!

    1. It was the Doin' It Dirty readathon! 16 novellas/short stories in 12 hours! WOOT!
      Thank you!