Weekly Recap | Jul 13-19, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

Book Blogging Survey

It is the last week to fill out Asti’s survey on blog tours! If you read YA book blogs (like this one!) or if you blog about YA books, then please help Asti finish her dissertation by filling out her survey.  Then spread the word! Asti will love you forever if you do, and who doesn’t want that?


A Couple of Giveaways

#1 – A Hardcover of Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke!

If you missed Kelley’s Dissonance quiz on Friday, go check it out, and enter to win a hardcover of the book!

#2 – A Printed & Bound Book Blogger’s Journal

Have you heard about Parajunkee’s awesome new book blogging organizer journal? (It’s free to download on her site right now!)

Leave a comment to win this cat-approved book blogging journal!

Leave a comment to win this cat-approved book blogging journal by Parajunkee!

Well, Kelley decided to try it out. She downloaded it, spent some time organizing the PDF to include a bunch of  duplicate pages within each month (each month has pages for every week, along with a few copies of the Book Review Cheat Sheet), and more. She printed it out, and even spiral bound it and put divider tabs and everything!

But then she realized that she won’t even get to make use of it because she changes her mind way too often. After having printed and bound it and everything, she doesn’t want it to go to waste! Are you interested in trying this out? Leave a comment on this post telling Kelley that you’d like a chance at it. We’ll choose a random winner next Sunday!


In Case You Missed It

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


Our Lives This Week

It is hot! I mean, not hot compared to what I’m used to back home. It’s no where near as sticky and humid like I’m used to. But this week London has found itself with bright sunny weather in the low 80s and THEY DON’T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING! I swear, I am melting. Someone save me.

In other news, Dave bought me Just Dance 2014 on his Xbox One. Can I just say, I love this game?! (I feel like such a nerd admitting that.) Back in the day, I used to play Dance Dance Revolution like nobody’s business, and now I have a new dance game to entertain myself with. So fun! Every day I wake up and do it for a half hour or hour before I do my normal workout and oh my, I sweat so much. And when they do the video play back where you see yourself dancing? SO TRAUMATIZING! But still, I’m having a lot of fun!

This week was similar to last week in that it was a mixture of sucky and inspiring. I spent a fair amount of time learning new things on SkillShare (Illustrator classes and a map design class), and planning out several new creative projects I want to tackle. I also went to an art show on Friday evening that was a showcase of art done on post-it notes! And Saturday I went to a watercolor class, because I wanted to make sure I was doing things right.

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