Weekly Recap | May 18-24, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

First, two very exciting announcements:

#1 – LEANNE IS BACK!!! Woohoo~!

#2Today is Asti’s birthday! She’s in the US right now, so she may not respond to your comments right away, btu that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wish her a happy birthday anyway!

Changes to Our Blog Schedule

It might not have looked like it from last week, but it’s true: Leanne is back! And just in time — Asti will be on vacation and moderately inaccessible for the next couple of weeks (but yay, her posts will continue in her absence!).

In order to keep Leanne around (because we love her), we’ve decided to alter our blog schedule a little bit, to lighten her weekly load. Leanne will now be posting only on Tuesdays; Fridays will be dedicated to guest posts and other special topics. Everything else will flow as normal. Everyone, welcome Leanne back and let her know how much we missed her!

Oh, the Guests!

Speaking of guest posts — we had some issues with our new guest post submission form earlier in the week, so if you submitted one and haven’t heard back from Asti yet, please let us know!

In Case You Missed It

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

Behind the Scenes

Kelley’s been working on a solution for her latest secret project. We’ve also made some updates and changes to our contact forms, including a brand new review request form. Honestly, why we didn’t do this before is a mystery. The emails now come through looking well-formatted, and even include attachments for book cover images!

Our Lives This Week


May Recap

But if you really want to know. My last week in the UK (until I return in two weeks) pretty much consisted of hanging out with Dave (and celebrating his second place league trophy), watching bad reality competitions online (my weakness), working on my dissertation (slow but steady wins the race), taking my last uni exam (let’s not talk about that), and celebrating my upcoming birthday (there’s a post for it tonight)! All in all, a good last week, but I’m so happy to be home.

I’m back! I’m baaaaack! *insert a hopefully non-goofy little jig here* That spring semester was INSANE toward the end and I think I may have forgotten what sleep was and became BFFs with coffee (even moreso than usual).  You’re probably wondering just what the heck I was doing for those classes that kept me so busy, right? If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen these already, but here are some highlights of my favorite artsy things made for school or while destressing from school.


Also my best friend got married at the beginning of this month! I made the cake and was in the wedding (there were somewhat serious jokes about just putting me in a best man outfit rather than bridesmaid dress, since my BFF is the groom) and running around crazy the whole time setting things up and taking photos and and and… just lots of stuff. It was really a lovely time and a fantastic celebration, and I couldn’t wish happiness on a better couple. You’ll get to see more from that special day this coming Tuesday. 🙂

I’m starting to think that if I were a mythical creature, I might be a dragon, because I truly love collecting treasures. (And we all know that’s the main reason I play video games: to get treasures.) This week was full of lovely presents coming in the mail, and an incredibly entertaining event with Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl for Dangerous Creatures (there were cupcakes and lollipops and pink hair thingies!).

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I had written up this whole story I was going to tell you guys this week, about how I almost stepped in a dog turd trying to avoid the sprinklers, but then I went to Comicpalooza and thus collected a lot more interesting and exciting things to share instead (thank goodness).

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I went to some really great panels, where I get a ton of free books and did some networking and learning. I collected a BUNCH of awesome treasures (seriously, that Men in Kilts calendar is the best thing ever), including some GORGEOUS prints from my favorite local artist: Jamie Kinosian. But perhaps most importantly: INCREDIBLE COSPLAY.

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YOU GUYS. I met SNAKE. And REM, holy shit, this girl’s Rem costume was FLAWLESS. And my friend was there dressed as Enchantress, with her friends Thor & Loki, and her sister as one of The Doctors. I also saw BMO, Sailor Moon, Sephiroth, Jadzia Dax, Princess Bubblegum, and Drizzt (as well as the usual TONS of Harley Quinns, Lokis, and Attack on Titan folks)!

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