Weekly Recap| May 4-10, 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”]Is it weird if I sit here on a Saturday morning and can’t really remember my week? Sometimes life is a blur…

Most of my week was spent with The Orion Publishing Group working in the publicity department. I was there last week on Monday, and then agreed to come back this week since they still didn’t have anyone to fill in for them and I was finally done with my assessments. It was a nice break seeing the publicity side of things, but I have to admit, I still prefer marketing.

Week of May 4th, 2014, Weekly Recap

Other than that, nothing too much happened. I did receive some amazing gifts for my upcoming birthday (the 25th). I ordered myself Into the Shadows for an upcoming Bookish Guides post. Kelley had a pen custom-made to say aBookishHeart, which is amazing! And Chiara ordered me Scarlet and Unhinged. Oh, I also got a lovely letter from Jenn, our guest poster for this week, which I’ve added to my bulletin board!

So yeah, it sort of felt like an uneventful week, but it was a good one with further work experience and love from my blogging friends. Can’t complain![/stextbox]

[stextbox id=”kelley2″ caption=”Kelley” collapsing=”true”]10326421_1476473052584544_664582499_nContinuing my general Life Theme these days, my past week was a blend of awesome and awful. The awesome: my husband and I have been playing Child of Light (co-op!!!) and it is the most beautiful video game EVER. (What are you doing still reading this post? GO PLAY IT.) (And then come back.) I also read some fantastic books this week. The awful? I got violently ill for a couple of days. Also my cat’s health continues to be problematic, so it’s back to the vet with her on Monday. :(

Other highlights? Hmmm…


Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Blogger of the Week

So this hasn’t turned into a weekly feature, exactly, but I still love that I can highlight bloggers in our weekly recap posts, and this week I’m taking the opportunity! ~Kelley

[stextbox id=”group3″ caption=”Blogger of the Week: Tabitha @ Not Yet Read” collapsing=”false” collapsed=”false” image=”null”]
Not Yet ReadThis week I want to highlight Tabitha at Not Yet Read. You may know her from My Shelf Confessions, but now she’s moved out into her own blog, complete with adorable, hand-drawn robot graphics! Not only is her blog design adorable (and my favorite colors), but every week she has a feature call Fan Art Up! where she shares bookish fan art she’s made and highlight fan art other people have made! I love it when art and books come together, and Not Yet Read is a great blog to explore that! And as part of her grand opening, she’s holding an e-reader mega giveaway, so don’t forget to enter![/stextbox]

Tweets of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

BLOGGING-related tips, tricks, and discussion
Social Media
a blogger’s life

On Writing


Things Bookworms Think About

Novellas, SERIEs, and Cliffhangers
love stories
All the Feels
Buying Books
Touchy subjects in ya books

Bookish Fun




Question of the Week

Sometimes we just don’t have questions (crazy, I know), so this week we’re going to open the floor like Asti used to do on A Bookish Heart…

Do YOU have any questions for US?

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley Leanne

Read 38 comments

  1. It’s always an amazing feeling being put on your link list, genuinely makes me feel like I have a lot of good things to say and don’t just waffle on, so thank you, and to keep in sync, my question is, how do you feel when your post is linked on somebody else’s blog? As always, found some great posts to check out that I didn’t know about, so keep up the fantastic work girls. So sorry to here about your households health Kelley, I hope your cat and yourself get better soon, and I’m glad you had fun at the publishing house Asti! :)

    • I love it when other blogs link to a post I write! I think it’s a nice way to share the love. For me, one of my biggest regrets as a blogger these days is my lack of time to go through and comment on all the posts I read, so I feel like if I can at least link to them in our recap I can at least show those bloggers a little bit of love and respect even though I didn’t get to actually leave a personal comment. I’m hoping at some point things will work out so I can do both – link and comment :)

  2. Advance happy birthday, Asti! <33 I hope you have a wonderful birthday month. With lots of books. And cake. Oh, and Kelley, you cosplay!? That is super awesome!

    I love Tabitha's blog, so it's awesome that you guys featured her. Thanks for linking to my post as well–I'd never have the time or energy to compile all these posts, too. More power to you girls!

    • Awww yay, so glad you love our weekly recaps! I do have a lot of fun adding all of the various links and stuff to these posts, so it’s good to know that other people (besides us) enjoy them, lol. And I’m glad to hear that you’ve gotten some visitors from our post today! I want everyone to know and love Not Yet Read! <3

      • So are you the one that literally compiles the whole list or so all three of you keep a running list each week and them combine it into one post. I know I’m not the only one that things its the best one around the web we’ve found.

        I hope everyone loves my new blog as much as you do! haha Goodness know I need some more hits haha.

        • Haha, no, Kelley does not compile the whole list. Right now it’s just her and I doing it since Leanne is MIA. I’d say I am to blame for the majority of blogger links, whereas Kelley usually does most of the writing and miscellaneous links, along with the Q and Tweet of the week. Obviously we overlap sometimes, but for the most part that’s usually the split. And generally we both just update the post throughout the week as we find posts to add, checking to see if the other had already added the ones we have before adding them ourselves. :P

          • Brilliant cause man that would be a lot for one person to do! There is always something good in each section to check out. Heck I spend all week with the page open in a tab going through the list (weird that I keep your blog open on my browser all the time?…yeah I’m a creepy stalker)

            I need a game other than DIVERGENT that I can play …haven’t read that one! NEW BOOK for the GAMES!!!!

          • Haha don’t worry, Kelley actually came up with the next Bookish Games theme and set up, and it’ll start shortly after this one ends. You should be able to play it even if you haven’t read the book she’s based it off of, but I’m sure she’ll want you to read it either way. Not sure if we have officially revealed it yet though so I’ll let her share what it is ;)

  3. Happy early birthday Asti! Hope it’s a great one! :D

    Kelley – I’m not much of a video game person, but I’m definitely going to have to try out Child of Light! You make it sound so awesome! :D But I’m sorry to hear that you were ill for a couple of days.  Hope you’re feeling better though! I’m crossing my fingers for your cat too – hopefully she feels better after her trip to the vet!

    And thank you for compiling all those links! I can’t imagine all the hours of work that must have taken, and I find it so helpful to be able to have all links in one place like this, so thank you so much for taking the time to do that! <3

    • Thanks Zoe! I’m not thrilled about turning 25, but I’ll be home spending my birthday with loved ones so I won’t complain ;)

      It does take quite a bit of work collecting and putting in all the links each week, but I love doing it! Just a simple way for us to share our love. (And really, as long as I remember to add them each day as I’m looking through Feedly it’s not too bad. It’s only when I save it for the very last second that it all gets a bit much :P)

    • Zoe, Child of Light is just… I swear, it’s my favorite game now! The artwork is painterly and layered and whimsical and beautiful. The music is soft and lovely and a perfect accompaniment to the artwork. The story is cute and lighthearted, with a fairytale feeling, and all of the characters are distinct and interesting! I never do this, but for this game I even bought some of the DLC because I wanted MORE! <3

  4. Yay, I made the bulletin board! :) Sounds like you had a busy week Asti.

    Kelley, I hope your kitty is feeling better soon :( And you!

    I don’t really have any questions for you, but I will say my weeks was mostly okay. We spent a lot of time outside in the +22 weather :) I even got sunburnt, I do regret that now though.

    • Sunburn! Wow! Definitely must be having some nice weather! Just use better protection next time ;)

      The weather here has been a bit gray and windy and rainy the last couple of days… but I guess that’s sort of to be expected in London :P I’m interested to see what the weather will be like when I go home in two weeks!

      And yes, super busy week last week, but these next two weeks should be much calmer. Planning on catching up on blogging stuff (lots of comments to respond to and posts to write!) and getting a start on my dissertation (hoping to write up a schedule and creating the structure for my dissertation). And then of course I’ll have to get ready for the trip home with Dave! So yay! No complaints here :)

  5. I’ve been soooo out of the loop with video games lately. I don’t have it in my budget to splurge on games, so I try to avoid reading about them (because then all I want to do is go out an buy them). So, I’m not familiar with Child of Light, but after visiting the website…I’m fairly certain I will be purchasing it this year. That artwork!

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