Weekly Rewind: March 2-15


The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


There was no Weekly Rewind last week because my husband and I took a short road trip to check out some bike trails at a nearby lake and I didn’t feel like working on the blog when we got back.

I’m participating in Project 365, an ongoing feature where you take (at least) one photo a day every day and post it. I have a separate blog for that but I’m reposting thumbnails in the Weekly Rewind each week. If you’re really interested in my photos, head on over to Jenna’s 2014 Project 365 and follow me there. I usually do a little writeup giving some more details about the photo I’ve taken.


And I’m behind again for the year. I’m going to have to catch up and make sure I stay caught up, or else I’m going to end up abandoning Project 365 yet again. I really want to make it through this year.

Bonus content: photos from our trip to the lake.


Reviews: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (4 stars), by Sarah Mlynowski (3 1/2 stars), Pretenders by Lisi Harrison (1 star/DNF)

Other Posts: Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #6: Best Friends Forever, Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #7: Four is a Crowd

Books I Acquired:


Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt Panic by Lauren Oliver

Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt, Panic by Lauren Oliver

Kindle Freebies

The 12 Year Awakening by Jason Ellis Every Little Piece by Kate Ashton The Wrong Side of the Tracks Book 1 by Mike Wells The Viking by Marti Talbott The Journals of Kara and Jason by Charlie Wood Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer 

The 12th Year Awakening by Jason Ellis, Every Little Piece by Kate Ashton, The Wrong Side of the Tracks Book 1 by Mike Wells, The Viking by Marti Talbott, The Journals of Kara and Jason by Charlie Wood, Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer


Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn & Jenny S. Morris Witchfall by Victoria Lamb Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Road to Somewhere by Kelley Lynn and Jenny S. Morris, Witchfall by Victoria Lamb, Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva, The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Giveaway Wins

A Boat Made of Bone by Nicole Grotepas

A Boat Made of Bone by Nicole Grotepas

Currently Reading: An Unstill Life by Kate Larkindale, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, Partials by Dan Wells (audiobook)


This insane new app will allow you to read novels in under 90 minutes. I’m not sure why you would want to, but okay. If you do, it’s available. I skipped immediately to the 500 wpm and was able to read it just fine, but I wouldn’t want to read with that app all the time. I think it would get annoying and the constant flashing of words gave me a little anxiety.

book news

I don’t usually watch book trailers, but I had to check out this trailer for Savage Drift. I’m so excited for this book!



  1. I have to say that I didn’t love Panic as much as I hoped I would. Given that it’s Lauren Oliver I was a bit let down. But I hope you enjoy it. I also ALMOST requested Dangerous Dream, but I’m not finished with the Beautiful Creatures series (or Caster Chronicles…you know what I mean) yet so I decided I better not. Also Witchfall has such a pretty cover, and I debated requesting that one since I read book 1, but I wasn’t feeling a pull toward it. But I hope you enjoy all of your new books. I also want to take a picture every day. Not so I can post it anywhere, but just because I’ve really been slacking in the picture taking area since Husband and I got married. Good luck!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
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    • I saw a few not so good reviews of Panic, so I stopped checking out reviews. I’m really hoping I love it, but we’ll see. I finished the BC/CC books a couple of months ago. This will be the first one I read instead of listening to the audiobook. I hate to spend an Audible credit on a short story, so this works out perfectly. I feel like I get my money’s worth when I buy a 15 hour audiobook, but this one is only an hour and a half.

      Posting photos every day/weekly is supposed to help me keep on a schedule of taking them. It doesn’t!
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  2. I am waiting on my copy of Panic at the library! Great haul!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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    • I hope you’re not too far down on the list. This haul covers two weeks, so I’m not quite as greedy about having all the books as it looks. I need to tone it down on the freebies. I’ve been getting a lot of them lately but I have so many books I paid actual money for or that are review copies that I feel like I need to read those first.
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  3. Panic sounds interesting, and I’ll check out your review of Don’t Even Think About It. The author’s name looked familiar, my daughter read her Whatever After books for younger readers and liked them a lot.

    Have a great week!
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  4. I love Project 365. I’m thinking of doing it next year. I’m also thinking of picking one spot on our property and taking a picture of it for 365 days. 🙂 Have a great week!
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  5. Nice haul of books. I like your header, its very cute and nice. You got some books. The Viking Looks like a cool book. Come check out my STS if you have time.
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  6. I hope you enjoy the haul. I have Panic, but I haven’t read it yet. 🙂 Happy reading.
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  7. All your Netgalleys look fab, and Panic would interest me as well. I’ve read Mike Wells before, he is quite fast paced, so it def won’t get boring.
    I did read the article about the ‘fast reading app’ and watched the demonstration and I have to say, it wasn’t for me neither, I would rather enjoy the journey the books take me on. I suppose if you would need to read a big novel fast for some purpose…Have a great week and Happy Reading!
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  8. What a great book haul, but what intrigued me the most in your post is the “insane app” lol ! At the same time, I’m surprised and not surprised someone would create something like this. Have a nice week 🙂
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  9. I liked Bright Before Sunrise. It’s pretty cute. I’m excited to read The Truth About Alice although it does sound a little intense. I like the project you are doing. That’s a neat idea. Great haul this week!
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