Weekly Recap| Jan 10-17, 2015

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!

Our site is all moved over to the new server and things are running quite smoothly, so we’re very happy with the transition. And with that, we’re back to our regular schedule — woohoo!

In Case You Missed It

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

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

This last week was a pretty good one for me! Dave and I actually ventured into London and had some adventures, which was a nice break from our usual lay-around-and-be-lazy-on-our-separate-laptops routine. I wrote about both London adventures on my personal blog, so feel free to check them out if you’re interested. ;)

And this upcoming week? Should be another fun one! Tonight Dave and I are going to a Queen concert (I’m SO excited! It was my going-away present to myself) and then we’re staying at a hotel for a couple of days to celebrate our three-year anniversary (oh la la). Oh, and Thursday is my graduation! Busy times!

I’m glad so much good stuff is going on right now, though. It’s keeping me in positive spirits and distracting me from my big upcoming move. :)

In Kelley’s Life…

Asti definitely had a more exciting week than I did. She went on adventures, while I went to work and doctor’s appointments! But, let’s see, I did acquire some pretty awesome things this week.

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My friend’s dad makes custom rolling pins and she asked him to make one for me! It’s GORGEOUS, and ridiculous smooth. He made it from bubinga wood and even did the French taper for me. Isn’t it fantastic?! Aside from that, I treated myself to three more Brandon Sanderson books, since he’ll be coming here VERY SOON! I’m quite excited. :D

Oh, and in Cat Saga news: I’ve definitely noticed my neighbor sneaking food to the kitties under their bbq pit. I love that our little corner is a total kitty haven! ^_^

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips
A Blogger’s Life
ARCs & Reviewing

On Writing & Publishing

Things Bookworms Think About

How We Read
Why We Read
What We Read
On Having ALL the Books
Inside the Books
Lists & Recommendations
Bookish Fun


Videos of the Week

Question of the Week

Some of you may have noticed that Kelley obsessively organizes each chunk of links so that the short ones are the the top and the longest ones are at the bottom, making a smooth flow in length down each list. (What you don’t know is that sometimes Asti trolls her and — either by chance or on purpose — inserts all of her links so that the shortest are at the bottom and the longest are at the top!)(No, Asti is not a troll! She usually makes it so the links go from short to long to short again like “>”! Evil Kelley spreading lies!!) Anyway, so the question is…

Does this organization of the links work for you, make it harder for you to read them, or do you not care either way?

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 43 comments

  1. Thank you guys so much for the love! I don’t comment on your posts as much as I should, I know, but I have enjoyed your blog for several months now. It feels like such an honor to get a mention on yours! Happy reading (:

  2. You’re going to meet Brandon Sanderson, Kelley?! Oh, I am green with envy right now.

    I did notice the length of the links! It made me laugh. But it really doesn’t matter to me. Whatever makes you happy ;)

    Well, I’m off reading all these blog posts. That’s another Procrastination Sunday sorted for me. Thanks guys!

  3. OMG Asti! I read the Queen bit as “you and Dave going to see the Queen” and I kind of flipped for a second. I then reread it and realised my mistake LOL BUT HAVE FUN! And hotel huh? HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I always feel weird when I say that though LOL as though I’m in on the relationship or something. Ok I’m going to stop being weird and slither away now. Have fun at graduation! And I’m so glad that this week has been a good one!

    Your rolling pin has just reminded me that I want to get baking again, Kelley! But it’s so hard making GF baked goods. I always get it wrong. And Sanderson! I need to get on that soon. I think I’m going to start with Mistborn!

    Have a good week you two! Drink water, sleep, party etc etc, y’all know how it is.

    • OMG Jess — are you GF? That’s how I got INTO baking — I was GF and all of the GF products were gross (and back then, there were a lot fewer products to choose from). So I started making my own, and my aim to make them so delicious that I wouldn’t miss their gluten-filled versions; to make them so delicious that even people who CAN eat gluten would love them and want to eat them! I got a pretty good repertoire of recipes and started selling my stuff on Etsy for a while. I’d be happy to share some recipes and tips with you, if you’re interested. :)

  4. Thanks for linking me girls, it’s so very lovely of you, and I love that I’m back into the whole blogging things now that we’re two weeks into co-blogging! I do love the links like you mentioned Kelley, I like the short to long, it just works! I confess, I don’t with my own, I tend to go in order of days or when I saw them, so we start on the Sunday and make our way through the days via the list. It’s weird, but it works! :)

    • haha, sort of! The very first thing I do every morning is open Feedly and scroll through saving all discussion posts I see. And any time I’m out and about and have five minutes to kill, I’ll open the app up on my phone and check through them again. Then I just have to find time to sit down during the week and add them all to the post! It takes a bit of time, but I love doing it, especially since I rarely get to comment on other blogs these days. Gotta share my love somehow! ;)

  5. @asti, I enjoy reading your posts on your personal blog and it sounds like you had a good week indeed. That London trip sounds so fun and I hope your next week will be amazing!

    @Kelley, I hope your doctor’s appointment went well. That rolling pin looks so cool, although I am nto sure were you can use them for.

    Thanks for linking to one of my posts!

  6. I too, love the beauty of the link progression from shorter to longer! (though I almost didn’t mention it because I imagine it was labor intensive and I hate for you to feel pressured to do it every week…)
    Thanks for linking to my cliches post, too! :)

    • Hehehe, I have to admit that I’m loving all of the positive feedback about the link progression, lol. It does take a little bit of extra time, but it’s one of those things that I just can’t help but do, unless I’m really strapped for time. And OF COURSE I’d like to your cliches post! I always love your writing discussions and tips. :)

  7. I love seeing your weekly recaps, ladies! I think you both do a fab job of collecting an interesting set of posts for all of us blog readers ;) That being said, I never honestly noticed how the links are organized. It’s cool that you try to do them in terms of length though! (Thanks for sharing my posts <3)

  8. Thanks for linking up to my blog! I’m always amazed at how much work you guys put into writing these posts. That’s a LOT of links and they’re all organized short to long, haha. I’m planning on going through a bunch of these and getting some good reading in:)

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