Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ramblings and Week to Come 28APR13

When Google announced that they would be shuttering Google Reader, I of course flipped out and frantically looked around for something else, settling on Feedly. Well, I have now discovered that Feedly does not have a search function (although at one point it did because I used it) and it is speculated that one would only be available in a paid version. I'm not shelling out for that. Bloglovin' also does not have search from what I can tell. All I want is to be able to search through old posts as I enjoy linking to other reviews but that seems to be difficult for some reason. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I did not officially participate in the Dewey Readathon but I did my own unofficial reading, completing 3 books as well as the next section of War and Peace. I also wrote most of my reviews for this week (will finish the rest today), did some commenting (have more planned for today), and got started on the next round of reading.

Books Received: From the publisher courtesy of Amazon Vine

Confederates Don't Wear Couture by Stephanie Kate Strohm-the sequel to Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, a book I adored
The Program by Suzanne Young-I've seen some positive reviews already so am excited to dive in

I know I keep talking about this but it's been one of my favorite things! I don't want to bore the people in my real life so I'm going to talk to you and you can just skip over it if you're bored. We had our last regular season game this Thursday...and we won, ending up in third place and we're going to the playoffs next week. We're facing the team we lost to the previous week but it was only by one run and we had some bad luck (example, one of our batters hit one of our runners-the umpire said he'd never seen that in ten years of umping!) We could definitely make it through but either way, I'm just having so much fun and am pleased we'll be having a summer season!

Custom Tees:
I'm also organizing custom tees for the team and have been looking at different sites. So far I'm liking but wanted to know if you've had any experiences with any sites. We'll have maybe 15 shirts to order for both men and women and just want something basic.

Week to Come:
The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
(Fun fact: these are both international authors, being Irish and British respectively.)
Wednesday is the first of the month, which means the next section of War and Peace is due-I'm so proud of myself for keeping up!
Escape Theory by Margeaux Froley, contemporary mystery set at a boarding, I'm there
Reboot by Amy Tintera, this comes from HarperTeen-enough said!
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elias MacNeal, the third book in what has rapidly become one of my favorite mystery series.


  1. I'm excited to see what you think of the Program because I'm decided whether to read it. I have no insight into either the RSS with search problem or the t-shirts -- I hope you find solutions :)

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I've been pleased with the early reviews of The Program and hope I can add me voice to the praise.

  2. I don't really know anything about Feedly at all. :( Good luck in the playoffs for softball and congrats on the win... Looking forward to your review of Reboot, I cam really excited to read it. Enjoy your week.

    Thanks for stopping by
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

    1. I am looking at The Old Reader but its search function isn't that great from what I've seen. Thanks for the luck in the playoffs-we're excited!

  3. I am in the midst of reading The Program and I am just LOVING IT so far :)

    1. Oh yay-my copy should arrive soon and I will probably dive right in!

  4. I signed up to participate in the readathon but ended up not doing it. The weather was so nice and I had errands to run. Too bad the weather wasn't colder and rainy like it is today! I did finish one book in the evening and most of another.

    Sounds like you had a very productive weekend! I need to get caught up on reviews again. Seems to be ongoing!

    The Program looks really interesting. I am glad you enjoyed His Majesty's Hope. I thought it was pretty good. Have a great week!

    1. It was such a productive weekend-I feel so ready to go back to work knowing that I took full advantage of my free time.

  5. Good job! You should jump into the readathon next time if you'll be reading anyway. I only finished 2 books because I slept too much ;)

    I'm not happy with either Feedly or Blogluvin. I'm trying The Old Reader now.

    1. I really need to officially sign up for the readathon in October-I just I hope I remember!

      I've tried using The Old Reader too-I just don't like its design/layout as much as feedly's.

  6. I really hope you'll like The Program :) Unsure if I will :\ but I hope so :D Hope you enjoy everything you got. <3 And ahh. I hate that Google Reader will go away :( will not look for anything new just yet, though ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

    1. The Program just arrived today and I am starting it tomorrow so a review will be coming soon!


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