It’s time for a look back over the last week with Clock Rewinders. This feature is based on the original Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge.
This Week on the Bookcase
This week has been rather quiet around here – I’ve been busy and had very little time to read, but I did write a wrap-up post for May. I’ve been doing a fair bit of organising behind the scenes for upcoming things, though. Also, I went to see The Avengers. Awesome!
Have you entered the Jubilee Giveaway yet? It’s in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, so I’m giving away a British SFF book in celebration. There’s plenty more blogs giving books away in the hop, so check it out!
Armchair BEA starts tomorrow, Monday June 4. There will be plenty of things going on around the blogosphere for that so I’m really looking forward to discovering some new blogs and seeing what’s going on at the real BEA.
- Across the Universe, Beth Revis
Around the Community
- Suey of It’s All About Books wrote about her Star Wars story in a heart-warming tale about enjoying the movies as a child, then growing up loving them. What’s your Star Wars story?
- Parajunkee announced the winners of a recent giveaway, but also warned against nasty people cheating the Rafflecopter system. Be warned and check the IP counts before choosing a winner! I will be, that’s for sure. Nasty cheaters.
- Have you read Of Poseidon by Anna Banks? It was just released last week and I haven’t got a copy yet, but there’s a prequel available for free at the Tor website, Legacy Lost.
- The Goddess Legacy, Aimée Carter (Goddess Test #2.5) – five novellas revealing the backgrounds behind the stories of the gods. I need to read the first two Goddess books first, but I have been meaning to for a while now! (for release July 2012)
- Switched, Amanda Hocking – part of a prize pack from Tess at My Pathway to Books – thanks!
- Dragonclaw, Kate Forsyth (Witches of Eileanan #1) – I’ve started collecting books for my Discover Australian Fantasy feature in July!
- The Wand in the Word, Leonard S Marcus – A non-fiction series of interviews with many great Fantasy authors. This looks fascinating.
Freebies from Amazon:
- Entangled, Nikki Jefford (Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk)
- Brood of Bones, A.E. Marling (Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk)
Amped, Daniel Wilson
Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. Enter a stunning world where technology and humanity clash in terrifying and surprising ways.
Last week was a difficult one for reading – I only just finished Winter Be My Shield last night and have barely started Amped, but it seems a pretty neat concept so far.
Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta
In a bold departure from her acclaimed contemporary novels, Printz Medalist Melina Marchetta has crafted an epic fantasy of ancient magic, feudal intrigue, romance, and bloodshed that will rivet you from the first page.
I must read this library book this week because they’re not letting me renew the loan again!
Have a great week, everyone!
Of course, if they’re desperate to cheat, they can easily enter from different locations and the IP address will be different. And if you go by IP address you’re basically saying that 2 people using the same public location will be disqualified. Once again, badly thought out advice on that blog.
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Hmm, I guess that’s a fair point. I guess the best advice is to use your discretion?
Oh Dragonclaw looks lovely! And read Finnikin! 😀 I bet you’ll love it.
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