Weekly Recap Mar 1-7, 2015

Weekly Recap

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UKYA BOOK BLOGGER AWARD!

UKYA Awards Best Overseas Blogger

As if being nominated for the Best Overseas Blogger wasn’t enough, you guys actually voted so many times that we wonTHANK YOU SO MUCH! This means so much to us for so many reasons.

For one, we were in nominated with some other amazing bloggers (including runner-ups Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner and Kat @ Cuddleburggery) so to actually win when in such great company, so unexpected! (If you haven’t checked out the other nominated blogs, please do!)

Secondly, the announcement of our win came one day before our blogoversary (March 2nd). That’s right, we’ve been doing this for one year now! While we didn’t do anything on the blog to celebrate (hiatuses sort of interfere with such things), we are so excited that we’ve made it through this year and that people love our blog as much as we do.

Lastly, this reward holds an extra special place in Asti’s heart as she just got back from spending a year in London getting to know some fellow UKYA bloggers. Getting to know the sweet and welcoming people that make up the UKYA book community was an amazing experience, and having that love reciprocated is a great feeling. Go UKYA!

Congrats to the runner-ups of our category and the winners of the other UKYA Book Blogger Awards, and thank you to Faye @ The Day Dreamer’s Thoughts for putting the whole thing together!


In Case You Missed It

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

  • Kelley got excited about stuff coming in March.
  • Asti talked about all her favorite books.
  • Kelley reported her abysmal reading progress for February.
  • Asti pondered if she were in The Raven Boys.
  • Sign-ups for The Bookish Games: The Grisha Edition began!

Also, Kelley weighed in on The Best Book I Ever Read {Fairies} this week!


Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

We’re back! Aren’t you guys so excited?

I really don’t feel like a whole lot has happened since the last time we talked. The biggest change, of course, is that Dave left. It sucks because I love having him around and hate not knowing when we’ll be together again, but it is what it is and I know that our love will overcome any distance. (Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m all rainbows and butterflies right now! I have had good days and bad days since he left. But really, if you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that’s nothing new. :P)

Since he’s left, I’ve just been focusing on taking care of myself. I’ve been taking it easy on the job hunt (there really is nothing around my local area I’m interested in right now), I’ve started working out (my mom and I joined the local gym, go us!), and I’ve been getting my thoughts and feelings down in my journal (but it’s no longer online – I’ve actually deactivated my personal blog and decided to go the physical journal route. Sorry stalkers)! I think I’m in the best place I can be in mentally right now, and I’m excited to get involved in the blogosphere again. (That’s right! Talk to me lovelies! I miss you all!!)

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