Weekly Recap| Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2014

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!

horror october fortnight is over!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who participated in Horror October Fortnight! While I’m sad Leanne wasn’t able to join us for the event, I’m glad that I was able to be apart of the event. I had a blast reading everyone’s posts and tweeting them through our blog account over the past two weeks. Make sure you check out the complete schedule of Horror October posts and join my Monster Mash giveaway, if you haven’t already! – A

the winners of kelley’s giveaway ARE…

  • Shayna won a hardcover of Dissonance
  • Cassie won a signed hardcover of The Glass Sentence
  • Andrea won a signed ARC of Shattered Souls
  • Kaylie won a signed ARC of Pivot Point
  • Lori won a signed ARC of Under the Never Sky
  • Samantha won an ARC of Delirium
  • Caroline won an ARC of Find Me
  • Reanna won an ARC of Fated
  • Emz won an ARC of Nobody
  • Rosie won an ARC of The Flame in the Mist

Congratulations to you all! I can’t wait to mail out your goodies!

And Sci-Fi November has Arrived!

Don’t forget to check out everyone’s intro posts, and keep your eye on the schedule to see all of the amazing awesome sci-fi goodness people are going to be sharing all month long! Participants: if you have any questions, please double-check your email for our update messages, and be sure to follow on on twitter (@SciFiMonth) for news there too!


In Case You Missed It

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

Asti also stopped by Notebook Sisters to predict YA trends in 2015 (along with a handful of other awesome bloggers).

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

There’s nothing new and exciting for me to report here. I’ve been spending my week with the marketing team at Little, Brown, which has been an absolute blast, but also very draining! Between the three hours I spend traveling everyday and the time change and the fact that it gets dark so much earlier these days, I just feel like I have no energy to do anything except go to work and then come home and pass out. Of course, I can’t do that though because there’s so much going on on the blog – Horror October just finished (which I’ve pretty much had to do all by myself because Leanne is MIA) and Sci-Fi November has begun! There really is no rest for the wicked.

Weekly Recap 2 Nov

At least it’s been a week of good reads and pretty sights.

I have one more week of work placement to go, and then I think I’m done with free labor.  While I enjoy completing my placements because they offer me a chance to develop skills and knowledge I’ll need in the publishing industry, and they allow me to network with some amazing people, I just feel like I’ve done enough. Now is the point where I just need to find a job. If I don’t, I’ll be leaving London in a couple of months to head back to the States, and who knows what will happen next.

In Kelley’s Life…

Here’s an accomplishment: I have all of my posts for the entire month of November already written and scheduled. Can you believe that?! I mean, I’m not sure where I got all the time to do that, but I’m really glad I did because now I can focus on reading, and planning for the end of the year.

Cat Saga Update: You guys, I was about to start a FIGHT with my neighbor (okay, I’m way too nonconfrontational for that, so more likely I was about ready to start harboring some resentment toward my neighbor), because I noticed they were sneaking food to Squeakers. And not just any food, but cans of wet food. That’s right, friends. You know it’s serious when you’re ready to fight over who gets to feed the freaking neighborhood feral cats.

What else? I have no idea. Trying to get used to my new narco meds so I can spend the next three days going to a bunch of amazing author events!

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

blogging tips and tricks
rating and reviewing
social media
a blogger’s life

On Writing

Things Bookworms Think About

a reader’s life
buying books and reading them
the guilty and the stigma
inside the books
outside the books
lists and recommendations
that drama
Bookish Fun


Random Thingerjigs
Videos of the Week

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

Read 15 comments

  1. Oh Asti! Remember to take some “me time” in between as well and lots of breaths and water and er, food and whatnot. You’re truly amazing, keeping up the blog and work and 3 hours of travelling time (:O). YOU’RE A SUPERWOMAN!

    And on the note of super womanish thoughts, you’re crazy amazing too, Kelley! I mean, all of November scheduled? I’M IN AWE! I can’t wait for your posts for Sci-Fi Month! :D Have fun at the author events!

    Have a good upcoming week!! xx

  2. Keep up the hard work, Asti! Good luck! I bet you’ll find an awesome job!

    Whoa, Kelley! I can’t believe you have the entire month’s posts scheduled already. I barely have the upcoming week prepared.
    I’d totally get into a fight over Squeakers. Sooo cute! Let me know if you need some “help.” *cracks knuckles* Lol!

  3. @ Asti I can imagine how you wouldn’t have any energy left after traveling for three hours eveyr day, that’s a lot! I am really excited about the start of sci-fi November, but I can imagine how it makes things even more busy for you. I hope you can have a more quiet week soon!

    @Kelley, wow that’s awesome you got all your posts for this month scheduled already. I have a few posts scheduled, but I stil have quite some to write, most of those reviews for books I still have to read or sunday posts which I always do in the week leading up to it.

    Thanks for including a link to one of my posts! I was so happy and surprised to see it there!

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