Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bookish Recap

I'm joining Tynga's Reviews' meme Stacking the Shelves and The Story Siren's In My Mailbox meme today. Thanks for hosting Tynga and Kristi!

My first Bookish Recap in 2 months! Excited to get back into it.

On the Blog This Week

Manga Mondays:


Wordpress Switch-over

Harry Potter 

Books I Read This Week

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

*I finished the series last night!!! I stayed up until 4 AM! The 5th Annual Harry Potter Re-Read is complete! I read the whole series in less than 2 weeks - a new record! (I really do think this is worthy of exclamation points at the end of every sentence!)

Check out my Harry Potter Questions to Ponder and look forward to more on Monday!

Books Received This Week

*These are only some of the books I've bought or received over the past few months.


Every Day by David Levithan

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Bought on Audible

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

*About 1/3 through. It's okay.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Internet Finds

I am very late to the game, but I finally started watching John and Hank Green's Vlogbrothers videos!!!! I started at the very beginning...a very good place to start.

It took me a month, but I have finished watching every video of 2007's Brotherhood 2.0. Who else is a Vlogbrothers fan?


Kingmakers Blog Tour

Kingmakers Blog Tour

P.S. Check out the blog tour for one of my favorite series Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffith


  1. I read Walk in the Woods several years ago. I really enjoyed it.

    I missed Every Day on Netgalley :-((

    Have a great weekend!

  2. WOO, you're a Nerdfighter now!!! I have been a fan of theirs since July 2007 when Hank posted his Accio Deathly Hallows video! And I'll be a fan as long as they are posting videos, that's for sure! I also really love their offspring projects The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, SciShow, and Crash Course. And yeah, finishing the HP series in less than two weeks is definitely deserving of many exclamation points!!

  3. You had an awesome week it looks like. I heard David Leviathan read from Every Day and he did an incredible job reading from it. Come visit me too.


  4. All 3 books you got are ones I want to read. Interesting that you got Casual Vacancy on audio - I don't think I've seen any reviews for that medium yet.

    Tanya Patrice

  5. I hope you enjoy or have enjoyed all of the lovely books! Happy reading, though you have just read Harry Potter so that's a given. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves you can do so here. :)

  6. Besides Harry Potter (something I still need to read) and the Casual Vacancy I haven't heard of any of these!

    I hope you enjoy them!

    -Marybeth P.

  7. I have been debating getting my own set of Harry Potter for college but I feel like it would suck away a lot of time I don't have. That said it will probably happen at some point.

  8. OOh nice haul! Love the Harry Potter books! I have all them in hardcover myself, except for the first one! And strangely it doesn't bother me that much. Weird, huh? Enjoy your new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Nice haul! I look forward to seeing what you think of Casual Vacancy and Seraphina.
    Happy reading!

    My STS

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  10. You have been a very buys bee, with all the reading! I need to read Harry Potter!

  11. Nice haul! I have Every Day too, I hope it's really good!

  12. All the Harry Potters in 2 weeks is very impressive!!

  13. Nice haul! :) I've heard amazing things about Seraphina & Every Day and I really wanna read both! x]
    Happy reading ^.^

    My Haul

  14. Yay for Seraphina! Awesome haul! :D

    Here's my Showcase Sunday

  15. Every Day sounds amazing !! I'm hoping you'll enjoy it. Happy reading Alison ;)

  16. Wow I'm impressed you reread the entire Harry Potter series that fast. Once my to read piles get a little smaller a reread is definitely on my to do list.

  17. I've only read the Harry Potter series once! So I am definitely due for a re-read sometime. When I read it the first time I probably read it in about two weeks. I flew through the books! I loved Every Day and hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Great selection of books. I'm reading The Casual Vacancy right now. Hope you enjoy it!

    Kinx's Book Nook

  19. Wow! Reading the HP series in 2 weeks is impressive. I'm doing a reread of the series as well but I'm spacing it out over a few months. :)

    Have a great week, Alison!
    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  20. I'm reading The Casual Vacancy at the moment too and I'm not blown away, but I like the character depth.

    I have Seraphina to read too. So I hope you enjoy your haul! :)

    It's like coming home.

    Also SERAPHINA will have you feeling lots of feels and falling in love with the main character and her tough choices. Enjoy!

  22. That's great that you were able to finish all the Harry Potter books in 2 weeks! Every Day sounds really good. Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading!

  23. These look good! And yeah reading the HP series that fast is totally worthy of !!!!! haha Happy reading! =)

  24. I've seen a lot about Every Day on twitter recently. I look forward to your thoughts.

  25. Oh! Have you read Every Day yet? I loved it! :D
    And welcome to Nerdfighteria!! Hank and John are pretty freaking amazing!! :D DFTBA!! ;)

    And thanks for stopping by my StS!!

  26. Two weeks for all seven books?? That's REALLY impressive!

    And welcome to nerdfighteria! DFTBA :D

  27. Thanks for stopping by! Harry Potter in 2 weeks??! That IS a record. Lol.

  28. Every Day and Seraphina sound really good! Also, that's pretty amazing you read the whole Harry Potter series in that amount of time :)

  29. Heck yeah, vlogbrothers! I was late to the game too, and started watching them in the Spring. There are still a few videos I haven't seen yet, but I love them. I have also started watching the world history videos for crashcourse. They are a lot of fun.

    Happy reading :)

    Here's my IMM

    1. Also, have you seen The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? Hank Green is a co-creator. It is amazing! Search Lizzie Bennet Diaries on youtube and you can get to their channel. So good!

  30. YAY for Harry Potter. I got that same set for Christmas this past year. You got some other good ones too.

    Check out my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  31. I hope you enjoy Every Day! I really liked it. I'm super tempted to read Seraphina, but I really need to make some time for it haha :P

    This is my IMM at Bookmunchies

  32. I loved by Every day! Feel free to stop by and check out my IMM...

  33. I wish I could take the time out to re-read HP every year! One of my fave series ever. I LOVED A Walk in the Woods. And I've got The Casual Vacancy on my TBR pile too. Thanks for stopping by!

  34. Nice haul! Serephina is really good. I wasn't a big fan of the Casual Vacancy either. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  35. A wonderful haul Alison! I hope to read the Harry Potter series one of these days :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by & happy reading!

  36. Ooh! The Chaperone was great on audio. I loved that book so much.

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