Weekly Recap| Jun 22-28, 2014

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

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In Case You Missed It

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

Our Lives This Week

[stextbox id=”asti2″ caption=”Asti” collapsing=”true”]Hi everyone! :D My week has actually been alright. I feel like my plan for the summer: working out, dissertation, and blogging has really been going well for me. I feel in a really positive place right now – both physically and mentally – and I feel like each week that I continue doing this I will get a little better. It’s really the best thing for me, since once my dissertation deadline arrives my life will switch into a high-stress situation.

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Oh, and I have to say I’ve been really getting into Instagram lately. I actually think I might wrote a post about it soon, just because I’m cool like that (or not, haha). But hey, if you want to follow me on there to see my attempts at bookish photography (along with feet shots, selfies, and other odds and ends) feel free! (Wow, what shameless self-promotion, muhaha).


[stextbox id=”kelley2″ caption=”Kelley” collapsing=”true”]This week has been pretty stressful for me, so it’s a good thing it was also littered with presents and fun activities. I was out of the office Monday, Tuesday, and half of Wednesday, and when I finally came in to work, I found a mountain of packages on my desk (and the MORE arrived the next 2 days!)

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I’m starting a clinical trial for an experimental narcolepsy-cataplexy medication, which means that for the next few months I may or may not be functioning optimally. Life and work are also very busy for me right now, so you may not see as much of me online as usual, but I’ll do my best.

No matter how busy and stressed I feel, though, I’ve found that making time to do activities I KNOW I’ll find fun and therapeutic is essential. That’s why I’m pushing myself to continue attending longsword classes, and my husband and I have been spending plenty of quality time with our bird friends at the local park and snuggling with adorable kitties. I also try to make sure I engage in creative activities because they are always rewarding — such as my Ferengi FEMALES t-shirt![/stextbox]

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Tips and resources
ratings, reviews, and arcs
other blogging posts
Book Blogger Controversies

On Writing

Things Bookworms Think About

A reader’s life
bookish thoughts
buying/borrowing books
TBR piles
hot topics (Book piracy, diversity, reading ya)
Recommendations and lists
Bookish Fun


Random Stuff
Videos of the Week

So, how was your week?

Asti Leanne Kelley

Read 30 comments

  1. Oh I’m getting seriously tempted to figure out Instagram. Because I totally need another thing to spend all my time on, hehe. ;) But book photography is so so pretty!! XD I love Tiger Lily, too. Okay, now off to read 4 or 67 posts. x) Thanks for rounding these awesome links up.
    But omg: that tweet and that gif. OMG.

    • Figure out Instagram? Haha. Is there something about it you don’t get, or you just haven’t tried it yet? I think it’s quite fun, and who doesn’t love drooling over pretty books?!

      Glad to hear you loved Tiger Lily! I’m about a hundred pages in so far and loving it, even though much hasn’t happened! :)

      Happy reading. (haha 4 or 67 posts. The crazy thing is there’s probably over 67 links listed there O.o)

      And yeah, that tweet and GIF. I didn’t look at it earlier, but someone else had commented on it so I played it and was like… wow… that was unexpected. Oh the crazy things Kelley finds online!

  2. Omg lol, I wasn’t expecting that to happen to Cinderella’s head. O_O I thought it was going to be a beautiful transition!

    Asti: Yes, do a post about Instagram! I’m still not a huge fan of it, mostly because I suck at photography and my phone’s camera is pretty useless anyway. And I can never think of things to take pictures of. I’m actually contemplating deleting my current account and starting afresh, just to remove all the awful old pictures in my current account and get rid of weird followers. xD Am I following you already, though?

    Kelley: Good luck with the experimental medicine! I hope everything goes smoothly for you. I know I keep repeating myself, but: put yourself first before your blog, okay? Your body is more important than your blogging life. <3 And eh, I don't think I'm following you on Instagram either! No wonder I'm missing out on all these awesome events you're going to. I love how practically every word in your green box is a link. ;)

    As usual, thanks for such a thorough roundup, and for including my link! :D My week was pretty boring, nothing much happened other than school. So yup. Hope you girls have a great week ahead!

    • I don’t know if you’re following me on Instagram, but I’m following you! It’s up to you if you delete yours and start over. I honestly think that’s a lot of work :P Plus, someone might miss all my random feet shots! What kind of post about Instagram do you think I should do? I was thinking about doing one focusing on some tags because I think they’re neat, but am not yet sure. I think it’s good though because they help solve the problem of figuring out what to take pictures of! :)

      Aww sorry you had a boring week! At least you’re still awesome! ;) Hope you have a great week too!

  3. Thanks for sharing my posts! It looks like you guys got a lot of cool stuff this week, as well as finding some cool posts. I’m off to do some “light” reading… Thanks for compiling such an awesome list of links! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing my link! I love your extensive round up of blog posts. It’s a great way to explore the blogosphere and discover new blogs. Never thought I’d ever be on it though. So thank you! :)

  5. Wow, this is an extensive list! Thank you so much for compiling all of them! I think it took a good hour to read most of the articles here, where were well-written. Thank you also for sharing my co-blogger’s post about books and bias :) I hope you all enjoy the books you got, and the awesome stuff you received! <3

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