Weekly Recap| Feb 1-7, 2015

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!

UKYA Book Blogger Awards

ukyabookbloggerawardsmallThanks to a friend who pointed this in our direction, it appears that Oh, the Books! has been nominated in the category of Best Overseas Blogger in the UKYA Book Blogger Awards! Click the link to go cast your own votes in all of the other categories (and if you’re so inclined, y’know… show us some love).

In Case You Missed It

You may have noticed a lack of tweetage and various other interactions from us this week. For that, we apologize, but in our defense: both of our lives are in major flux right now. February is going to be a tricky month for us.

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

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

Well, hello there Interwebz. Long time, no see.

I’ve really been avoiding my laptop this past week. I didn’t schedule any social media messages for the blog. I didn’t respond to emails or tweets. I didn’t even update this post until the last minute. I just didn’t know how to be.

I don’t know how to explain what going on in my head. And each time some lovely supportive friend asks how it’s going or tries to check in with me, I don’t know how to respond. It’s just been easier for me to keep myself occupied with binge watching TV and doing my room than going online, which is such a strange thing for me to say. Hopefully I’ll get back to myself soon.

In the meantime, have you seen my wall map I drew? I’m pretty darn proud of it, just because I didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off. It’s the small accomplishments like that that really make a difference when you’re feeling so low.

I hope you’ve had an amazing week. And for anyone I may have bothered with my distant attitude this past week, I’m sorry. <3

In Kelley’s Life…

This week has been full of me trying to finish a project before the deadline (Friday) and trying to spend all of my free time with my husband. Which means, not much time for internetting or anything else. We did download and play Life is Strange, which was a REALLY great experience. I highly recommend it, and I’m eagerly awaiting the rest of the episodes.

More next week. Hope you’re all doing well~!

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips and Resources
Reviews and Ratings
A Blogger’s Life
Social Media

On Writing

Writing Tips & Advice
A Writer’s Life

Things Bookworms Think About

A Reader’s Life
Mood reading and Reading Slumps
Sad Times for Readers
Buying & Collecting Books
Inside the Books
Touchy Subjects
Bookish Fun


All the Random Things
Videos (& Audio) of the Week

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 36 comments

  1. Congratulations on the nomination, I actually voted for you before you girls found out, I love what you do and appreciate every moment, the same way I appreciate how things are for you both right now. Asti, I hope things start to look up a little, you deserve a great deal of happiness, and please, focus on yourself, no worries about OtB – same for you Kelley, appreciate the time with your husband, it’ll be strange without him, make the most of him. Thank you ladies for linking me too, always enjoy seeing myself amongst great bloggers! :)

  2. @Asti that wall map you drew looks amazing and how fun you have a whole wall of chalkboard! I hope things get better for you soon!

    @Kelley sounds like you had a busy week, but yay for spending free time with your husband and playing a new game!

    Congrats on being nominated! And thanks for linking to one of my posts!

  3. Wow, guess I don’t read many British blogs, since I wasn’t recognizing blog names until I got down to the overseas category! o.O

    Love the tweet of the week!

    Your map is awesome, Asti! I hope things get better for you soon!

    Thanks for including my post!

    And wow, I got Katniss on that quiz! I thought I might get Hermione too!

  4. Take your time, Asti. I’m sure no one’s bothered by your distant attitude only maybe a little concerned. ;) Anyway, it’s always a good thing to take time off from being online so much. It gets exhausting sometimes.

    I’m absolutely in awe of that map you drew and it looks amazing! Love your bookshelves, too!

    Good luck with your project, Kelley!

    And oh, congrats on getting nominated!

  5. Oh my gosh, that tweet is hilarious! We once had our cat sneak out when it was a good -40 outside. She ran down the deck and the husband got on all his winter gear to go get her … only when he opened the door, she came running back in, obviously realizing that was a terrible idea. Ha ha.

    Congrats on the award!

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