Weekly Recap| Oct 5-11, 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”]Well hello there! How are you? Anything exciting happen this week? What about the weather? (Wow, I am really such a dork sometimes.)

This week has been pretty good. I mean, the whole job-hunting thing is never fun (especially when searching for a job in a country that doesn’t necessarily want more immigrants) and I’ve spent a day or two just watching videos nonstop and being completely unproductive (which is a total fail since I have so much blogging stuff to do – especially with our upcoming events), but, you know, it’s been alright.

Weekly Recap October 12 2014

Yup this is my week: watching Dave play games, reading Parasite, and book shopping.

Thursday I headed into London to spend time with my wonderful uni friend I don’t see enough and to buy some books for Super Thursday (which is the biggest day in the publishing industry because it’s when they publish the most books for the upcoming holidays). And while I was out I got a message from Dave saying he was going to the emergency room because he broke his nose while at work. Yup. I go out to have fun for one day and he has to go and hurt himself. Being the amazing girlfriend I am, I kept shopping and hanging out with my friend though instead of running to his rescue. It was only later that night I wondered if I should’ve asked him if he wanted me to meet him at the hospital. (Whoops!) He wasn’t bothered though. It wasn’t that serious and he kept me updated by taking pictures of his nose and complaining that it might never be straight again.

Malala Celebration Orion

Can you find me in there? We were celebrating Malala’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

And the only other exciting day was Friday. I went back to Orion to help out the publicity department one last time (they just can’t seem to get rid of me!) which was nice because I can just go in and get stuff done and I get along with everyone pretty well. I also got to have both lunch and dinner with Stacey and Charlie, so really, I can’t complain. Those girls are lovely.

That’s about it! Exciting stuff, huh?[/stextbox]

[stextbox id=”kelley2″ caption=”Kelley” collapsing=”true”]KelleyMimeOrderYayThis week has been ridiculously hellish. I mean, one thing after another. I don’t even want to go into the details because it’s all just crappy and boring and you don’t want to read about it anyway. Needless to say, I am extremely glad that it is over, and I really hope that this coming week treats me much better.

A couple of happy things amidst all the crap: 1) my friend found her cat that had gone missing 3-4 weeks ago — YAY!; 2) I received my first physical ARC straight from the publisher: The Mime Order. I am so thrilled that Bloomsbury likes our blog and sends us review books![/stextbox]

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

Tweet of the Week

On Blogging and Book Reviewing

Blogging Life
Rating & Reviewing

On Writing

Things Bookworms Think About

A Reader’s Life
buying and borrowing books
Book Insides
e-readers and audiobooks
Hot Topics
Bookish Halloween
Bookish Fun


Fun & Interesting
Videos of the Week

So, how was your week?

Asti Kelley

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  1. Job hunting sucks, doesn’t it? When my exams conclude, it’ll be my future too. And wow, I just want to lounge at home all day but well, that doest pay (sadly) But I have hope that you’ll find a fantastic one, Asti! I hope Dave’s nose is better now :P

    HORRAY! Congrats on your first physical ARC, Kelley! I loved The Bone Season and can’t wait to hear what you think of the Mime Order. I have super high hopes for it!!

    As always, I hope you both have an amazing week! And thank you for the link up <33

    • Yes, job hunting isn’t too fun, but I guess it’s one of those necessary evils. I’m just trying to enjoy this whole unemployment thing while it lasts. I highly doubt I’ll go back to school for a PhD, so from here on out it’s just a worker’s life for me. Eek! (I so don’t feel grown up enough for such things.)

      Dave’s nose is a lot better! I think he’s decided it’s not actually broke, just really hurt? But the swelling has gone down quite a bit and he seems to be fine as long as no one hits it. So that’s good.

      Thanks Jess <3 Hope you have an amazing week too!

  2. Congrats on getting an ARC Kelley. I can only imagine the sheer excitement of receiving one. I’m wishing you a great awesome fantastic week!

    And Asti, I’m so happy to hear that you’re like me. Books over boys. LOL
    I wish you luck on finding a job, *fingers & toes crossed*

    PS. Thanks for the link guys, you’re awesome!

  3. I found some new blogs to comment on again this week, thanks for sharing all those links!

    Good luck with the job hunt Asti, I know how annoying job hunting can be! Sounds like you had a fun week beside the job hunting.

    And yay for getting your first physical ARC! That’s so awesome. I still get excited every time an author or publisher sends me an physical book, which doesn’t happen often as I live in the Netherlands.

  4. Congrats on the ARC Kelley! I still have to read book one that you guys sent me… Maybe it’ll happen when Mime Order is released ;)

    Apparently, my anger type is “cold fury.” Which my sister strongly agrees with and burst out laughing when she saw my result.

  5. Sounds like you had a very interesting week for the most part Asti (I love that you kept shopping after Dave broke his nose!). And don’t feel bad about watching TV for 2 days, sometimes you just need a break from everything else.

    I’m sorry your weeks wasn’t the best Kelley :( I hope things are better this week for you! But yay for an ARC!

    I am hoping that things stop being so crazy for me too. This past week was my birthday, anniversary, and today is Thanksgiving.. lol So yesterday we had dinner at Chris’ parents and today I’m cooking dinner for my family. So I need to clean and cook all day today. Which I should be doing now, But Chris was on vacation last week and that always just throws me completely off my routine.

    Hope you ladies have a wonderful week!

    • Yes, sometimes just being brain dead and watching shows is the best. I always feel totally unproductive and somewhat guilty when it happens, but it is what it is. Got to enjoy it while I can!

      And haha, yes. I asked Dave afterwards if he wanted me to be there or if he was upset at me for not heading his way as soon as I found out, but he didn’t mind at all. Phew. ;)

      Birthday, anniversary, and Thanksgiving?! What a crazy week! I’m so sorry I didn’t remember that this was all happening to give you warm wishes and all that jazz! I should’ve remembered, since you said that’s one of the reasons you’d have time available for the book club. D’oh. XP But yes, congrats and yay and all that jazz! <3

  6. LOL Asti, you are hilarious. I love that you just kept on having fun while Dave was in the ER with a broken nose! Also: I spotted you in the picture! You’re sitting down in the front row, right? ;D

    • Haha, he didn’t say he needed me to come get to him! If he asked me to come I totally would have. I guessed just the fact that he was taking selfies of his nose and sending them to me made me think he must have been okay enough to not need me. :P

      And yes, that’s me sitting in the front row with the red dress, black tights, and beige boots! Gold star! ;)

  7. love combing through all the links! and congrats on the ARC, Kelley. That’s got to be so much fun! I think I might just sit around and hug the book for a while :)

    Also, Asti, third row back, second from the right. It’s kind of hard to count the rows… :)

  8. So many awesome links! I’ve read some of those, and that’s actually the best thing about my week — having the time to read all the blogs. :)

    And physical ARCs? I want!!! I’ve never gotten one, I always get ebooks. Which is totally understandable because I’ve never reviewed a locally published book, and shipping sucks. But yay for you, guys! :)

    Good luck on the job hunting, Asti!

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