Weekly Recap| Dec 14-20, 2014

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!

I Spy Sci-Fi results!

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Asti shared her latest game and giveaway: I Spy Sci-Fi? It pretty much required readers to guess which book Asti was “spying” through the use of Instagram collages and clues. Of course, those clues weren’t very helpful as there were multiple books in each collage that fit the clue provided – hence the guessing part of the game.

Well, the results are finally in and you all pretty much failed. The highest score received in the game was 7/10, and that score belonged to Shannelle, Yun-a, and Dana. Asti let Rafflecopter randomly select winners until it landed on one of those three participants, and as a result the winner of this contest was Yun-a (who asked for a copy of Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Great choice!).

For those who want to know what the correct answers were, you can now go back to the I Spy Sci-Fi post and see the answers that are now provided under each clue, along with any comments Asti wanted to make. Thanks, and sorry for Asti’s trickiness once again ;)

Site Down Time

You may have noticed some down time on our site in the past couple of days, and so did we! It looks like our host was doing some server maintenance that affected our site’s uptime, which really sucks, but it should all be resolved by now. Apologies for any inconveniences.

In Case You Missed It

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

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

My Week According to Instagram 21 Dec 2014

My Week According to Instagram!

This week past week started off well with Dave’s work Christmas party. Dave is horrible at dancing, but I just can’t sit still when music is thudding around in a room so I pretty much stayed on the dance floor the whole night, by myself. (Dave did join me a couple of times but kept saying he wasn’t drunk enough to dance and was too worried about what others would think of his dancing, poor boy.) It was much better than the previous year, where I was too embarrassed to dance by myself and we ended up sort of arguing over his inability to get on the dance floor. >.<

But then this week sort of fell apart because of SICKNESS. I pretty much had no voice Wednesday and Thursday (and the voice I did have was so sexy, let me tell you), and now I have this lovely dry cough that keeps me up at night. Boo! What makes it even worse is that Dave is now sick (though he has different symptoms than I do) so not only do I have to deal with my sick dramatics and whininess, but I also have to deal with his. The horror! If anyone sees any health fairies flying around, please send them our way! ;)

In Kelley’s Life…

This was my last week of work before two weeks of vacation, and it was pretty darn hectic! Friday was a very busy day at work, because we were having not only our holiday party, but also getting professional head shots taken! This means I had to bring food (pot luck lunch), cookies (for the cookie exchange), a crock pot (so my friend could use it to make wassail, which was awesome), a wrapped gift (for the gift exchange), and an extra shirt, in case the one I bought to wear for the photos wasn’t any good. And the best part? When I woke up to get ready, it was POURING outside. So all of this transport had to be done in the rain. Woohooooo~!

But, it was a pretty fun day. Although, I have to say that when it comes to gift exchanges, I have pretty bum luck. I ended up with probably the ONE gift that just does not jive with me: a bunch of lottery tickets. Everyone was like “hey, what a cool idea!” but lotto just isn’t for me. But, I borrowed a quarter and scratched off all my scratch cards, and I won a grand total of $4 — woot! I had to ask someone how to cash them in, ha!

(Oh, and I believe I successfully got at least one awkward photo during the shoot, so hopefully soon I will have an avatar almost as awesome as Claire‘s!)

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

social media and photographing

On Writing & Publishing

Things Bookworms Think About

a reader’s life
How We Read
tbr piles and bookshelves
inside books and series
Questions & Curiosities
Cover Discussions
Diversity & Inclusion
Lists & Recommendations
christmas gift guides
Bookish Fun


Random Stuff
Videos of the Week

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 25 comments

  1. @Asti, I hope you feel better soon. Glad to hear you had some fun at dave’s work party.

    @Kelley, sounds liek you had a fun and busy day at work. The cookie exchange sounds fun!

    I hope you both have a great christmas and thanks for linking to one of my posts!

  2. HAHAHAHAHA You’re a dancing queen, Asti? Who would have known. I bet you showed them all with your skills! AND YES TO THE SEXY SICK VOICE. Sometimes I wish I could keep that sultry voice I get when I’m sick HAHAHAAH But anyways, I HOPE YOU’RE GETTING BETTER NOW! Try to microwave some honey and lime! (oh and then consume it because…don’t just microwave it hahah)

    Cookie exchange??? That sounds so cool. And it’s kind of making me extremely hungry for some right now, I won’t lie. Lottery tickets aren’t for me either. I think I won $6.5 once though so yay for that hahahahaa

  3. You guys sound like you had fun at those parties! :D Ah… sorry you’re sick Asti :( Get well soon! A speedy full recovery! (And to Dave too – being sick ain’t fun D:)
    Happy holidays this week, ladies! <3

  4. Thanks for publishing my guest post on Friday! So excited to publish my first bookish guest post. :)

    Also thank you as always for including one of my links. :) The post on social media reach is part of an ongoing social media series, so keep an eye out for new ones! (hint, wink, wink)

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