Weekly Recap| Jun 15-21, 2014

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

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

Our Lives This Week

[stextbox id=”asti2″ caption=”Asti” collapsing=”true”]I feel like this week has been quite uneventful, but I guess that’s not entirely true. For one thing, I moved into my boyfriend’s house with his family! My halls lease expired on the 21st and while I originally planned on looking for a flat to move into on my own, Dave and his family suggested I move in with them instead. I agree and Mr. Sexy Bear (right) and my books (left) are all settled in our new home.

Weekly Recap, June 22, Instagram, Bookcase, Slug, Bear

Apart from that, it’s been pretty mellow. I’ve been hard at work researching information for my dissertation about blog tours (expect me to bug you all to take a survey soon!) and have started working out again (center). I’m sort of taking it easy this summer to get myself in a good state of mind before the I have to face the unknown that the end of the year will bring me and though it’s only been one way, I have to say so far, its ‘s good. Let’s hope it stays that way! :)[/stextbox]

[stextbox id=”leanne2″ caption=”Leanne” collapsing=”true”]Well, friends. By now you’re likely noticing a suspicious absence of LEANNE in our midst, and it’s probably got you about as tearful as we are. But, well, I basically refuse to have a lack of Leanne in my life, so I’m going to share a tiny snippet with you and hope she doesn’t get mad at me.


O. M. G.

I mean, I adore Leanne and her ability to basically dye her hair whatever color(s) she desires. She and I have bonded over color for YEARS, and so her newest shade of mermaid hair just speaks straight to my heart! Isn’t it fabulous (and isn’t she just freaking adorable)?!

In any case, I’m sure you’re wondering where she is and when she’s coming back. Hopefully we will have some answers for you soon! In the meantime… you’re stuck with us!


[stextbox id=”kelley2″ caption=”Kelley” collapsing=”true”]My week, in a nutshell: no sleep. I mean, I don’t even know what is happening anymore at this point. But hey, it looks like I had some bloggish bookish mail activity this week!

I felt boring, not having any extra goodies to send with the bookmarks, so I started doodling on the envelopes... Look what arrived just in time for mail day! I still love my old cards, but my new cards are so pretty!

Also, I’ll be MIA until Thursday or so, which is a bummer indeed.[/stextbox]

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips
ratings, reviews, and arcs
A Blogger’s Life

On Writing

Things Bookworms Think About

A reader’s life
the bits and pieces of books
lists and recommendations
Book-Specific discussions
Genre-specific discussions
hot topics (diversity, book shaming, amazon)
Bookish Fun


Quizzes & QUestions
Fandoms & Freebies
Videos of the Week

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley Leanne

Read 34 comments

  1. I am so so so excited for Marissa Meyer’s new book. I mean ZOMG THERE WILL BE MORE?!!! *dies of incredible happiness*
    Good luck settling into your new home, Asti! (Moving really sucks in my opinion…though I love organising my stuff into new homes. ;) And looking forward to when you get back Leanne and Kelly! :)

  2. Congratulations on moving in with your boyfriend Asti! Well, I’m not sure if that’s something that you’d congratulate someone for but either way, it’s cute! ;) Even if it’s with his family. :D LEANNE’S HAIR IS TO DIE FOR. <3 And Kelly, those bookmarks and swag. :O They're look absolutely amazing!

    Thank you again for mentioning me guys. <3 I really really appreciate it! And as always, for filling up my browser with new tabs. ;)

  3. I’ve actually never stopped by for a weekly recap, but now that I have, all I can say is THIS IS AWESOME. I clicked on so many of those links! And congrats on moving in Asti, and LOOK AT THOSE BOOKMARKS. They are very nicely done, Kelley!

  4. Asti! Congratulations on moving! :D I hope everything works out smoothly and that you get settled in easily!
    Leanne! Your new hair color is absolutely AWESOME! I love it so much! <3
    Kelley – I hope next week will be more relaxing for you! It stinks to be sleep-deprived! You have acquired some awesome bookmarks though! You'll be missed while you're MIA! <3

    And thank you for taking the time to link to all these posts! :D It’s so nice to have the links all in one organized place like this, and I can’t imagine how much time it took to put them all together, so thank you for doing that!

  5. Thanks for adding my post, girls! :D

    Asti–Congrats on the move! Dave and his family are so sweet to suggest you move in with them. :D And Mr. Sexy Bear–can I hug him? So fluffy!

    Leanne (or should I say Kelley on Leanne?)–EEP. I’ve always wanted to color my hair, but only black works for me, so it’s staying that way. ._.

    Kelley–I hope you get LOTS of sleep soon. I’m a bit sleep deprived as well, but I do get at least five hours of sleep a day. :P

    • You’re welcome Aimee! You guys have some great content over at Deadly Darlings :) Love stopping by and seeing what new posts I can link up to every week.

      Yes, Dave’s family is super sweet! I’m very thankful that they are accepting of me, since in the beginning we had a bit of a rocky relationship! And Mr. Sexy Bear? I GUESS you can hug him. But don’t you think about taking him away from me! He’s mine :P

  6. Asti! Congrats on moving into your bf’s place! I hope everything went smoothly and I think Mr. Sexy Bear is quite enjoying the new place by the looks of it haha.
    I’m totally digging Leanne’s new hair color because it’s so bright and so pretty.
    And Kelley’s new cards/bookish mail are so pretty! Moo makes the best cards, imho.

    And haha, I see what you did there with my name (?). Thanks for including my post in here!

    • Thanks Jessica! Mr. Sexy Bear and myself are quite happy with our new place and everything has gone quite smoothly! Can’t complain :)
      And haha, yes, that was me with your name-thing. I think I had originally put your link in with Alice-Jane, and then later in the week when I was updating it realized it and changed it to Jessica, but thought I’d leave signs of your previous identity in case others were looking for you :P

  7. Wow! Thank you so much for posting about my BookTube post! And what an elaborate weekly update! It’s really cool how you include not only the things that your blog has done in the week but really be all inclusive of the blogging community! (I also really like your html for rolling up each of your personal updates)

    • Thanks Michelle! We’re always happy when we receive positive feedback for these posts since they’re one of the most time-consuming to do! But yes, we love to include as much of the blogosphere as we can so each week’s post is not only a little snapshot of what everyone’s been talking about, but also a chance for us to share the love! :)

    • So glad you enjoy our weekly recap posts, Michelle! We love to reach out to the community and share all of the awesome things we find each week (like your booktubing post!). I love our little collapsible personal updates, too! If you’re interested, we accomplished those using the Special Text Boxes plugin for WordPress. :)

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  10. Very late because I have been so busy lately, but thank you for featuring a few of my posts this week! <3 I always love seeing what's up in the lives of other bloggers! Will definitely be stalking this feature in the future now that my summer classes have calmed down <3

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