Weekly Recap | Dec 7-13, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

What Happened to Leanne?

You’ve likely noticed a considerable lack of Leanne around here lately, and while it’s true that we put her in stasis a while back, things have changed a bit further. By now you’re probably glancing over at the sidebar widget and noticing a distinct lack of teal hair in it, and yes — it makes us all sad. Leanne has decided to retire from blogging, so we won’t be seeing much of her in the blogosphere after now (unless she decides to rejoin us). But hey, look at the bright side, Asti and Kelley are still here!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers AwardThe wonderful Karolina at Bookshelf Reflections has nominated us for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Isn’t that so sweet of her?! Thank you so much, Karolina! We’re glad to get to know you. 🙂 And since Asti won’t be at her computer in time to respond to this award before the post goes up, I’m going to choose one of Karolina’s questions and answer for the both of us.

Ahem! Here goes… Karolina asked: What book do you want to see burn? For me, I’ll say Catcher in the Rye or maybe East of Eden. For Asti, I’ll say the entire Wolves of Mercy Falls series. Haha!

In Case You Missed It

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

  • Kelley announced another big giveaway.
  • Asti shared her true feelings about movie adaptations.
  • Kelley reviewed Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers.
  • Asti reviewed The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
  • Chantelle stopped by with a review for All the Truth That’s in Me.
  • Day One of the Bookish Games: Ready Player Two has begun!

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

My Week According to Instagram

It’s actually been a decent week for me! Sure, I’ve gotten nothing done (apart from emailing Kelley 800 times) thanks to my job being extended, but I was able to do stuff this week without feeling overwhelmingly sad or having a mental breakdown – which is a definite improvement over last week. Just being able to have a normal week, without those extremes, can be a success for me (though I won’t lie, I did almost have a panic attack one night traveling home and my thoughts are still a bit on overdrive. Still, one step at a time).

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? I’ve loved getting Christmas cards in the mail this past week (there’s something super exciting about seeing a letter waiting for you and wondering who it’s from and what’s inside) and the kind notes I’ve received inside have definitely made me appreciate my involvement in the blogosphere. I wouldn’t trade the friendships I’ve made for anything! Now I just need to drop off my Christmas cards at the post office (I know, I am a complete failure for not having done so already) – hopefully they arrive sometime around Christmas! >.<

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