Clock Rewinders #21

Clock Rewinders is the brain-child of Tara from 25-Hour Books and Amanda from On A Book Bender, showcasing the past week on the blog, in the blogosphere, books, the weird and the wonderful.

The Past Week at Once Upon A Time

And I finally posted my entry to the BlogINK contest to my Tumblr yesterday if you’re interested in reading. I talk about the importance of fairy tales. If I don’t get through, I’ll likely post it again on Once Upon A Time. :)

*I turned Cover Lover into a meme of sorts this week. If you’re interested, all you have to do is pick a cover that caught your eye, make a blog post and link up!

Around The Blogosphere
  • I’m a bit late in discovering Kristilyn’s Musical Saturdays but OMG. Girl – you have a gorgeous voice. Check out Don’t Give Me No Zombies. I dare you.
  • Seems to be a musical one this week! I also wanted to share this one from A Dribble of Ink of J.R.R. Tolkien singing a song from The Hobbit. It’s so.. squee!
My Week

Nothing really worth reporting.. well. You know. Decided to lose some weight. I’ve always wanted to but really going to try now, I really want to get back to my teen weight, which wasn’t skinny but I was a lot healthier and happier. I started watching Supernatural finally, very good but it frightens me! I’m really easily scared. And I got a job interview on Wednesday. It’s going to be expensive in petrol and I have no idea how to get there or if I can avoid tolls but.. woo.

YouTube Fun

I spent pretty much my entire night last night on YouTube because I’d got into one of those “don’t wanna do anything moods” and ended up on a whole lot of Gangnam Style and K-pop videos. This one has to be my personal favourite – London Style. I’ve been banned from doing the dance in the middle of Tenby. *sad*

Music I’m Crushing On

Yeah, discovered this one while watching Vampire Diaries and sniffling. I didn’t know The Fray were still around but this trumps How To Save A Life by a freaking mile.

What Am I Reading?

Finished: Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine
Started: Nada
What Next? AAAGGGHHHH! I’ve spent the past day or two running around the flat trying to decide what to read next. Could be Days of Blood and Starlight, Don’t Fear the Reaper, or perhaps Hidden.

I almost forgot to mention: I completed my Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge to read 50 books this week!! That’s the most books I’ve ever read in a year, let’s see how many more I can add to that.


You can’t see it very well but the white one is Hidden by Marianne Curley. There was a beautiful letter with this one from Marianne about why she was absent for a decade – her battle with cancer. Very excited to see her back! I loved Old Magic in my teens and I’m looking forward to trying Hidden. Inheritance I won’t be reading for a while, haven’t even read Eragon yet, but I wanted to get the edition to match my others. I’m trying to collect the Women of the Otherworld books in these covers as they have new ones now that I really don’t like and I already have a few in this style. Got this one pristine from a swap. The Queen’s Vow I’ll be on the blog tour for in January, it’s about Catherine of Aragon’s mother and sounds awesome. Not a fan of the cover art but that’s not what matters. Need I say more about Blood and Starlight? Ah, yes. Hopefully I’ll get hold of a hardback edition of Daughter of Smoke and Bone to match this on my shelf – I borrowed a copy when I read it last year so I don’t actually own it.

A bundle of freebies and Blood and Snow which was like 77p or something (I genuinely can’t remember) for all four novellas. I’m actually wanting to get my hands on certain translations of The Odyssey because after a little research I found some are better than others. The freebie isn’t the right one but I’ve downloaded it for now and the ones I’d like are on my wishlist. Really looking forward to Experiment in Terror, especially after Kristilyn’s song and Amanda’s binge (people have series binges for a valid reason). I have 1, 2, and 2.5 now. Need the rest!


  1. Just to prove I read your posts carefully – you read 50 books THIS WEEK!? Awesome :p

    I love the earlier Kelley Armstrong books, but you know that :) Those editions are much, much nicer too. I hate when they swap over for no reason in the middle of a series.

    I really need to read Inheritance, but it’s like I have some kind of mindblock over the second and third books. I remember Eragon really well (nothing to do with the film, I swear! *coughs*) but I can remember literally NOTHING about those two, so there’s no point my reading this one really!
    Hanna’s most recent post ..2013 Reading Challenges

    • No I completed the challenge this week you ‘nana. :p

      Yupyup, I do indeed and don’t blame you at all. I actually don’t like those covers so much but considering I already have a bunch of them.. plus they’re definitely nicer than the horrid newer ones.

      I’ve not read any of them so perhaps I can read them altogether!
      Hannah’s most recent post ..Cover Lover #10

  2. Ahahaha, the first video cracks me up. :D It’s so much better than the original!
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea’s most recent post ..Showcase Sunday #27 – The London Edition

  3. Days of Blood and Starlight! Ooo, great books, Han! I bet this week will be better for your reading than the previous one! :) Also next Sunday my book haul might topple yours at last *wink*
    I didn’t see any downloads from Nightshade? They currently have three freebies on offer – I suggest you grab them because they sound awesome! I’ll add the link under this post, sweetie. Have a great week and good luck with your interview!
    kara-karina’s most recent post ..Fantastic ebook deals!

    • Maybe but I have just started season 2 of The Walking Dead and I have A LOT of Supernatural. Do you realise how detrimental this is to my reading? HMMM? ;) And I’d hope so because mine’s getting silly! xD

      Ahhh I saw that then forgot about it because I’m bad. Thanks lovely!
      Hannah’s most recent post ..Clock Rewinders #21

  4. I hope you can read the EIT series soon! It’s amazing! The song says it all! :)

    I spend LOTS of time on YouTube sometimes — it’s so addicting! It’s a love/hate thing when I find a new YouTuber I like, then spend HOURS watching their videos. I recently got addicted to VlogBrothers (John and Hank Green), but they have TONS of videos up. I’ll never catch up!

    Anyway, I hope you have an awesome week, Hannah! :)
    Kristilyn (Reading in Winter)’s most recent post ..BOOK HOARDER’S SELECTION (16): My Life Next Door, by Huntley Fitzpatrick

  5. HANNAH! THE FRAY! I love them. They came out with a new album earlier this year, too. (Ungodly Hour is an album out a few years ago, I think. My favorite one from that album is called Happiness.) The new album is called Scars and Stories. I love it. And them. *flails*
    Amanda @ On a Book Bender’s most recent post ..Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge [78]

  6. You’ll find the main difference between Homer translations is either poetry or prose. You fi generally need to pay for the prise versions. I want Simon Armitage’s rewrite though. I grew up with stories from The Odyssey – love them :)
    Ellie Warren’s most recent post ..Incoming!

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