Weekly recap is a pretty self explanatory post. I recap what’s happened in my life, in the blogging world, on my blog and what’s coming up.
~What You May Have Missed~
~Coming Up Next Week~
RRWC May Challenge #2 (On time this time!
Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet
Wondrous Covers Wednesday
More Than This Provincial Life
BOUT OF BOOKS! And at the end I’ll be talking about my goals in further length.
~In The Blogosphere~
Taherah @ Books As You Know It does a cover round up.
Ashley @ Nose Graze says using stock images for customers is usually perfectly legal.
Val @ The Innocent Smiley has finally started summer break and tells us what she’s doing.
Tiffany @ About to Read shares some fairytale fashions that I have to get my hands on.
Alise @ Readers In Wonderland talks about when books turn into decorations.
Hazel @ Stay Bookish rounded up a ton of helpful links about BEA for the newbies. and features Sam Maggs (author of The Fangrl’s Guide to The Galaxy) on her blog!
Jen @ YA Romantics asks if everything’s just a remix now.
Lily @ Lily Bloom Books asks for your middle school recommendations.
Cait @ Paper Fury asks if we should read outside of our “comfort zone”.
Jen @ The Starry Eyed Reveue shares the trouble with being an introvert especially wish bookish events right around the corner. (Story of my life)
Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books interviewed Corey Ann Haydu!
Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Blog asks if she is the only “hate watcher”.
Larissa @ Midnight Reads talks about 50 Shades of Grey and sex in YA.
Sarah @ What Sarah Read wonders if it’s necessary to be critical for reviews. (Reminds me of the Head vs. Heart discussion Shannon had a few weeks ago)
Jeanne @ Happy Indulgence talks gives you a guide to Twitter!
Shannon @ It Starts AT Midnight talks about more books she’s never going to (fully) review and I wonder….is going to review ANYTHING? 😉 and gives us an epic guide to book hoarding.
Kay @ It’s A Book Life talks about the struggle between blogging and reading.
Wow guys, you have been discussing like CRAZY. This is only half of what I’ve been saving over the past week. I’m sad to say I’ve barely commented on any of them. 😦 But I have them all saved in my BL “2015 May” collection. 🙂 And I’ll comment on them….sometime. 😦
I’m almost halfway through Anything Could Happen by Will Walton and I’m loving it! I’m hoping to finish it today or tomorrow before Bout of Books.
So I went to a job interview Thursday and I thought I did okay. The manager said he had a few more interview to do and he’d get back with me. So I called him the next day, to give him my number (I didn’t know it beforehand). He told me he still had interviews and he’d call me the next day (yesterday). I waited and no call….
I’m guessing someone was hired, haha, and I didn’t get call back. Anyway, I am going to call him tomorrow just to check up on it, since I know he was wanting someone to be hired by tomorrow to start training. The job would be a night auditor at this hotel Sunday and Monday nights, which is totally good for me, if I got it, because as you all know, I’m up. All night. Every night. Ha.
I WON TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS BY LEILA SALES AND THE THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE MIXED CD.
I WON IT TWICE! It’s weird, around 8:40, I was notified I had won the mixed cd from the ladies at The Bevy Bibliotheque!, THEN, I was emailed back and told that the winner of the ARC had already won it somewhere else and they could pick a new winner! I was the new winner!
That’s what happens when you tweet a ton, I don’t regret it.
THEN four hours later, I received TTSAO and the mixed CD, but I have NO idea who from! It’s from the publisher, as I suspect the rest of the giveaways were done the same way. I only gave my address in one giveaway, so odds are that’s who I won from and they just didn’t email me to tell me so. 🙂 So I’ve tweeted them to find out! Haha, if I’m told they didn’t send it to me, then I have no idea who I won from. It’s weird though, all the giveaways I entered were a “Win an arc or a cd” and I checked all of them, only a couple didn’t announce the winners so…I don’t know. But anyway, that was the highlight of my week! 🙂 I’m so excited to read it.
The interview was my other highlight. 🙂
~Stacking The Shelves~
Stacking The Shelves is a meme created and hosted at Tynga’s Reviews. It gives bloggers a chance toe talk about the books they’ve acquired over the past week. I finally got some books approved that I’d been waiting for. 🙂
Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul (Illustrated by Bill Davis)
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
Thank you HarperCollins Children and Scholastic!<3
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Thank you Delacorte Books for Young Readers!
Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales and a mixed CD!<3
IF I WON THIS FROM YOU, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO THAT I MAY THANK YOU BECAUSE I’M REALLY HAPPY AND I WANT TO KNOW WHO CAUSED IT!
~Bout of Books 13~
I participated in Bout of Books at the beginning of the year, if you may remember. I didn’t reach my goal, but it was still fun to do. 🙂 This week I want to seriously finish at least five out of six ARCs that I’m currently reading. If I get that done, I want to start a new ARC, either Tonight The Streets Are Ours or Devoted. I’ll be adding this reading challenge to my Reading/Blogging Challenges page. I’ll update my progress there at the end of each day.
So my goals by name:
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (Currently at 48%)
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (Currently at 41%)
City Love by Susane Colasanti (Currently at 31%)
Fans of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (Currently at 10%)
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer (Currently at 5%)
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Currently at 3%)
So yes, very steep goals, but I figured I could at least finish the first three. 🙂
That’s it for me this week, let me know how your week’s been, if you’re partaking in Bout of Books and what books you’ve received this week! 😀