Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Weekly Review: Week Ending 4-18-09

Sorry this is a day late, I tried to do the readathon this weekend. It wasn't particularly successful. I was doing the readathon with my mom again and my computer wouldn't hook up to her wireless. Do you know how frustrating that is for someone like me?? :) Add to that a series of other distractions...and well...I only managed to get two books read. I just felt really behind and unorganized on the whole readathon this time around. And I really missed Dewey. But Trish, Ana, and Hannah did a great job and I'm in awe of them! Plus using Twitter this time around really drew a lot of attention to the Readathon. I anticipate that the next one in October will have loads of participants!

As I was looking over my starred items for this week's review, I realized I've also been really behind in blog reading. So here are just a few things of note. Next week, there will be no weekly review as I will be at the LA Times Festival of Books. But that means loads and heaps of great content for the following week. :)

Jen reviewed First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria which will hopefully have a review on this blog coming soon as well. I'm really looking forward to it after reading her review!

Beth offers a review of Zamora's Ultimate Challenge and a few questions with the author. Be sure to check it out!

Shelly reviewed The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan which is one of the books I finished during the Readathon. I'll be sharing my review soon, but in the meantime, go check out what she thought!

And be sure to update your blogrolls and feeds for Carrie, of Books and Movies! She's moved her blog over here.

Finally, I told you that I'm going to Book Expo America in May. What I haven't mentioned yet is that I'll be on a panel talking about book blogging and how book bloggers can work together with booksellers and publishers. Oh, here's the official write-up from our moderator, Jennifer Hart. (aka Book Club Girl)

"Book Bloggers -- Today's Buzz Builders
Book bloggers, via their blogs, Twitter, GoodReads, Facebook, and more, are leading the way in creating buzz for books, offering venues for authors to connect directly with their fans and are reviewing more books than ever in a world where traditional book review coverage is changing. Six top book bloggers, along with Harper Collins' Jennifer Hart (and BookClubGirl blogger) will discuss how booksellers, publishers and bloggers can combine forces to bring readers and authors together."

If you have any suggestions of what you'd love to see covered feel free to shoot me an email or leave a comment on Natasha's blog post that is soliciting suggestions. I'm excited to be on this panel with some of my favorite bloggers! (Dawn, Julie, Stephanie, Natasha, and Beth)

I have loads of stuff planned for this week, so I hope you'll stick around! One thing is that I'm REALLY getting into Supernatural! :)


Stephanie said...

I still think it's great that you got a chance to participate!! I'm seriously going to try to make the next Read-a-Thon, but I'm not all that hopeful. October is a bad month of Saturdays!! My son plays JFL (football) and all games are on Saturday. If it's a travel game, I could be gone for most of the day. This is what happened the last couple of Read-a-thons. Oh well....I guess I can always cheer again!!

Can't wait to hear about the LA Book Festival. Hopefully, you'll come back with lots of cool stuff!

Lenore Appelhans said...

I didn't officially participate in the readathon, but I did get 1 1/2 books read. Which is more than I usually read on a Saturday!

Beth Kephart said...

I read a book on Sunday. I wonder if that counts....


We're always going to stick around, Amy.

Unknown said...

Amy, I think two finished books for the read-a-thon are great! So don't worry too much about the read-a-thon. You accomplished quite something :-)

Molly said...

Well, I only managed to read 2 books as well - and that included taking time outside Readathon hours to finish it :) It was great fun though!

Have a wonderful time in LA and we will anxiously await all those posts when you return.

Unknown said...

I really wanted to participate in the Read-a-thon, but then the weekend got completely away from me. Will definitely try to do better in October. I think I may just have to declare one Saturday my own personal read-a-thon in order to get through my overwhelming TBR pile!

Jenny Girl said...

Very cool about being on that panel. All of you will do a wonderful job. Can't wait read all about it :)

Ana S. said...

That's exciting about the panel!!

About the read-a-thon, you were NOT a failure! As they say, the intention counts :P I missed Dewey a lot too. But it was so nice to see everyone having so much fun and paying tribute to her.

Angiegirl said...

I definitely want to catch that panel, Amy. Are there any plans for a blogger get together?

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