Weekly Recap | Jul 27 – Aug 2, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

A Quick Bookish Highlight

LitRate - Ready to rate books BackerYou’ve probably heard of the new bookish buzz this week: LitRate, but in case you haven’t, I wanted to bring it to your attention. Ashley at Nose Graze, who is constantly serving up great blogging tips and tools, has a new vision for a book cataloging site: introducing LitRate.

Go on over to the website to read more about the plan and Ashley’s vision. Then go over the Kickstarter page and pledge to support the project if it’s something you would like to see happen! As for me, I’m all for it!

-Kelley


In Case You Missed It

Here’s all the stuff that happened on our blog this week.

  • Kelley got excited about books & things coming in August.
  • Asti highlighted some more of her bookish friends.
  • Kelley shared her mini reviews for the month of June.
  • Asti reviewed Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff.
  • Ashley stopped by to discuss constructive vs. destructive reviews.
  • Day Five of the Bookish Games: Death Note Edition began.

Our Lives This Week

This week I ventured into London a couple of times to complete interviews with publishing publicity professionals (yay for alliteration) for my dissertation. I may have also made a pit stop into the new Foyles on Charing Cross Road and bought some books (total accident) and stumbled across the sundial that was used as part of the design for The Bone Season (which she just talked about on Tumblr this past week).

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Other than that? I don’t know. I mean, there’s a lot of stuff going on, both really good and really bad. I just don’t really feel like talking about it. Needless to say I’m still not in the best of places. As a result, I do not have any posts planned for the week. We might fill in the gaps with other things, but if not it may be a bit quieter around here than usual. Sorry about that, but hopefully everything will be back to normal next week!

My week was a long blur. I basically spent half my week (or at least it felt that way) at the sleep lab being a guinea pig. I spent something like 36 hours with nodes/wires attached all over my head and torso. I had to get blood drawn several times, and all I could do was sleep (when they told me to) or sit around and read. I was going stir crazy! So, that’s finally over, but I’ll have to go back for three more sleep studies over the next 6 weeks, so that will be… interesting. Aside from that? I don’t even know. If I seem out of it (or absent) around here or on twitter, this is likely the reason

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