Weekly Recap| Apr 26 – May 2, 2015

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!

In Case You Missed It

Here’s all the stuff that we posted this week.

Also: Kelley contributed to The Best Book I Ever Read {Dystopian}.

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

The most exciting thing that happened this past week, or the only thing that really happened in my life, is that I started working again. As it’s a retail place I’ve already worked at before, none of it feels too exciting and new (it’s really just me trying to remember all the things I knew before I left), but it is nice to leave the house and have an income once again. Yay.

A couple of people have asked me if I’m going to keep looking for a job since this one is not ideal (I was originally looking for something office-related because such experience would help me get a publishing job in the future), but I don’t think I will be (or at least, not anytime soon). I don’t want to add any more stress or anxiety to my life than needed, and feel like this part-time position works for me right now. Depending on how things play out, I wouldn’t be surprised if I work here for the next couple of years until Dave kidnaps me and takes me back to London (because yes, we are still a thing and we are still working towards that future.) I’m just going to see how things go, take each day as it comes.

Apart from that, I’ll be honest and say that my days have been filled with bingeing on YouTube and Netflix and TV in general. I really haven’t felt any desire to read (darn World After for boring me), and instead seem to be happiest just mindlessly watching hours of nonsense. It’s pathetic really, but I just can’t seem to stop. The only other activity on my mind has been buying Sims 4 to play that, but I haven’t quite convinced myself it’s worth the money. We’ll see what happens though…

In Kelley’s Life…

Once again, I feel as if I have absolutely NOTHING interesting to report. We’re nearing the halfway mark of my husband’s time abroad, and we’re really just ready for it to be over. We should be finding out his official assignment within the next couple of weeks, which means we will have some direction for the future. As in, we will know where we’re going to be moving, and thus I can begin making plans toward that end. *deep breaths*

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips and Tricks
Reviewing and Ratings
A Blogger’s Life

On Writing & Authoring

Things Bookworms Think About

A Reader’s Life
Book Format
Inside the Books
Hot Topics
Lists & Recommendations
Bookish Fun


So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 16 comments

  1. Asti, I’m so pleased you’re doing something and it’s keep you busy and that you’re not overthinking too much, that’s so important, and it’s great to wake up for something, right? Also, I’m so with you on World After, I’m still struggling, WHERE WAS RAFFE?! Ugh, definitely boring in comparison to Angelfall, but I deviated.. So pleased things are at least moving rather than getting you down as much!

    Kelley, moving is stressful, and I’m sure it’ll all be worth it in the end though, fingers crossed!

    Thank you for linking me girls, it means an awful lot!<3

    • Thanks Amanda! It definitely is nice to have somewhere to go. After spending a couple months in the house doing nothing, it gives me a little more purpose to my life.

      And ugghhh World After. I don’t remember being absolutely in love with Raffe in Angelfall, but I must have been since Penryn is driving me insane. I wonder if Susan Ee realized that Raffe was needed as well and that’s why she tries to include all these little bits about him through the sword’s communications? I don’t know, but even those bother me because they feel so pointless. Blegh. At least I’m not the only one feels this way.

  2. Huh, is it a coincidence from across the world that I’m also looking for a part-time job right now that’s nothing to do with what I’m studying, and like you wrote, purely because I don’t want the extra stress/anxiety atop of all the other stuff. I am so curious about Sims 4 but at the same time, I can’t justify it to myself to spend the extra moolah on a game. T_T

    Is it halfway already, Kelley? Time sure passes fast, but I think you’d sort of appreciate that (I don’t know honestly) since you talk of getting to know your husband’s assignment soon. Hope everything goes as plan! <3

    Also, thanks for the link! I appreciate the mention a lot~ And it's always this post that I manage to open 10+ tabs at the same time. XD

    • Is it coincidence? Or just that great minds think alike? ;) Hopefully you find something that works! The only issue I’m currently having with my job is that it’s a clothing store and erm… I like to buy clothes. Definitely need to stop doing that if I actually want to make some money! haha.

      And yes, Sims 4 does cost a lot. My birthday is coming up so I’m thinking about asking for it for my birthday since Dave has no clue what to get me, but I’m worried it won’t run on my MacBook Air. I tried installing my old Sims 3 games on here but they crash after a hour or so of playing. It’s absolutely the only reason why I’d ever want to pick up a PC again. >.<

  3. Oh Asti, I feel for you! I’ve been out of loop the whole month because of traveling and just life in general. When I’m not out, all I want to do is just watch TV series and movies or stalk celebs on YouTube. So I get you. I think that’s normal and there’s nothing wrong with it. Just get back when you can. :)

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