29 April 2012

How was your bookish week?


My week was dominated by a bad migraine that I got Tuesday night and that I'm still fighting with. I blame the weather for my migraine, drastic weather changes are never my friend. So I didn't read a lot of books, because reading with a migraine is no fun. But still I managed to read 4 books and to listen to one audiobook. And out of these five books I enjoyed four a lot (my favs are "Grave Mercy" by Robin LaFevers and "Belles" by Jen Calonita). So it was a pretty mixed week, I hope that next week will be also full of great books but without the migraine.

Of course I also stumbled over the plagiarism scandal this week (read this post by one of the victims for all the info you need). In my opinion plagiarism is not a little mistake, it's something serious and when done deliberately not excusable. In the end everyone has to decide how to handle it. When one of my own reviews was plagiarized a few weeks ago, I was so mad and sad. And I still am. I'm not interested in forgive & forget when dealing with people who plagiarize and then act as if it's nothing too serious. And I also don't want to support people who don't have the courage to write a real apology that contains all the details and links to the victims.

Enough of these serious things, let's talk about something nice instead. I'm excited for May and the new books that will be released in it. My May list will not be super huge, instead it will be full of personal highlights like the new books by Nora Roberts and Sarra Manning. Just thinking about these books makes me abuzz. 

How was your bookish week?

11 comments:

  1. Yeah thoese plagiarism scandals...well what can I say? I also think it's not a little mistake someone does...if you're doing plagiarism you do it on purpose. An excuse like "I didn't know I was doing plagiarism" is a bit ridiculous I think!

    My bookish week wasn't bad: got some great new books, pre-ordered great new books and waited (and still am waiting) for new books. ;)

    I just have to say that the book I finished this morning, "Hexenfluch" by Lynn Raven, wasn't what I expected it to be...

    Happy Reading and Happy New Bookish Week. :D

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    1. Good to know that you share my thoughts on plagiarism.

      I read your review on "Hexenfluch" earlier and the things that bothered you are things I also don't like. So I guess I will not buy the book.

      I just ordered seven new books on TBD, I really had to use the 10% off. :) And I'm also waiting on some books I ordered three weeks ago, hope they will arrive next week.

      Have a great bookish week!

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    2. Absolutely!

      I think that's the best because I think you wouldn't like what happens there too. There kinda is also cheating because of course the female main character doesn't know what the guy has to do in the shadow world but it also happens when they're kinda together...so yeah...I felt a little bit disgusted afterwards...and I was so looking forward for the book...

      *giggles* So cool!
      I am also waiting for some of the pre-ordered books to be send out and I so hope the already send out books will arrive this week!

      Thank you!

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    3. That really sounds like something that would frustrate me as well. Guess I will find another book to spend my money on.

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    4. I'm sure that will be not so hard. ;) But this really would be a waste of money!

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  2. I do hope your headache will get less soon. I suffer a lot from them as well. I refuse to give in to them though, and spend half my spare time lying in a dark room. As long as I sit still and don't move my head too much, I can keep on reading. It is worse when I move around and have to do things.

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    1. It's the same with me. Often I can still move around but one wrong move and my head feels like it's going to explode. I'm hoping for some nice weather for next week and then the migraine should go away.

      Have a great new week!

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  3. I loved, loved Grave Mercy and Belles is so on my wishlist. I sure hope this week has you feeling better. Spring can be a crazy time. You can read about my week here on The Sunday Post

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    1. Hope you will enjoy Belles.
      Spring really is crazy, especially the weather. I'm hoping for a calm summer.

      Have a great week!

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  4. Wow what a story:O. So much plagiarism on one blog (which has been also a YA book inspiration for me so far but no longer). It seem's the world is full of Guttenbergs. And I think we all have to check our security systems. Do you analyse your blog traffic frequently?

    Hope your headache is getting well soon!

    This may seems to be a month of a lot of good books - hopefully:). I'm looking forward to read The Selection, Insurgent, City of Lost Souls, Göttlich verloren and the German Version of Finding Sky.

    Wish you a new happy bookish week.

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    1. I don't analyze my blog traffic frequently, but I have to start doing it. I used Fairshare for a while and it worked like a charm, but unfortunately it's no longer existent. It seems that we bloggers have to always make sure and check that our content is not stolen. I have to look if there are more ways to safe my content. Btw, the story was really like Guttenbergs, it's so weird that people do this stuff even though they know everything can be googled.

      I'm also looking forward to Insurgent, but I will wait some weeks with reading it, right now the hype surrounding it is a bit too much for me.

      Have a great new week!

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