Weekly Recap | Nov 2-8, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

Sci-Fi November is in Full Swing!

Thanks so much to all of our amazing participants this year. The first week has been jam-packed with great discussions, reviews, author interviews and chats, and more. Make sure to check out the schedule on our Sci-Fi Month Information and Resource page if you haven’t already! We’re looking forward to everything you guys have planned for the next three weeks! (And a special thanks to Asti to has been incredible and keeping up with ALL of the posts and making sure the @SciFiMonth twitter account never sits idle!)

In Case You Missed It

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

And in other news, Kelley is really excited about the cute little sliders she’s employed on our Bookish Bingo Cards page and also on our Bookish Guides page. Aren’t they coooool?! (Kelley gets easily excited about these types of things. ;))

Our Lives This Week

In Asti’s Life…

Well, this week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me. I think I’ve finally realized just how impossible this getting-a-job-in-London thing is. I know, I know. I’m amazing so why wouldn’t I get a job? Surely there has to be something out there? What I don’t think many of my wonderful and supporting friends realize is that this country doesn’t want more people living here. They don’t want people staying here, taking up whatever little space they have and possibly using their benefits, when they already have so many people here. And I can’t say I blame them, it just really sucks for someone like me who wants nothing more than to just be with the person I love and work in the industry I want to be in.

I don’t want to spend more time on this than I have to, other than to say that this has been really hard for me. I feel like over the past year I’ve finally found myself thinking of London as home. I’ve made more friends here in this past year than I have over the last five years in the States. I love the publishing industry – my placements have been interesting and I’ve met some amazing people. And I absolutely love every minute I spend with Dave. There’s just so many little things I appreciate about London and I’m sad to think that each day brings me closer to the end of this amazing experience.

I’m going to try and keep my head up and enjoy my remaining time here, but if for some reason over the next three months I don’t quite seem like myself, this is probably why. I have no idea what I’m going to do once I have to move home – job-wise, relationship-wise, me-wise. There’s just a lot of unknowns floating around my head, and that’s always scary to deal with. But I’m going to do my best to keep things up blogging-wise and to be my usually book-loving self. I know I have tons of amazing friends in the book blogging community who love and support me, and to each and every one of you I just want to say thank you.

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