Weekly Recap Oct 19-25, 2014

Weekly Recap

News & Updates at Oh, the Books!


You’ve probably noticed that things are looking slightly different around here this week. Well, we’ve been working on fixing the email issues (and the strange problem of some people being redirected to unsavory websites when trying to visit our blog), and things are finally under control. The culprit has been found and eradicated, but sadly, it was one of our favorite plugins: Special Text Boxes.

This means we are in the process of finding a suitable replacement and then adjusting all of the millions of places across our site in which we were employing that plugin. It’s been a long and intense process, and things are still in flux right now, but we’re working on getting it back to a state that feels like home. In the meantime, please bear with us!

NOTE: If you use the Special Text Boxes plugin, we highly recommend that you disable and uninstall it asap. Find a replacement. It has some serious security backdoor issues.


Despite all the stupid problem troubleshooting going on this week, we still managed to have a very full post schedule.

  • Kelley confessed she’s having trouble keeping all her lives separate.
  • Asti talked about monsters: scary or marry?
  • Kelley posted her mini reviews for things she read in September.
  • Our October Bookish Guide: Witches & Dark Magic went live!
  • Asti reviewed Half Bad by Sally Green.
  • Carley stopped by to talk about her life library.
  • Kelley reviewed Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
  • Day One of The Bookish Games Ready Player One Edition began!


In Asti’s Life…

I’m going to be honest here, my week has been pretty much full of nothing. I haven’t really gone anywhere or done anything special. It’s just been job hunting, blogging, take pictures of my books, and reading. Pretty boring, right?

But look at the pretty pictures!

Well, okay, there is ONE exciting piece of news. I have ordered a DSLR camera! I’ve been eyeing one for a while now, for a variety of reasons, and have finally decided to just take the plunge since Dave told me he’d pay for it as my Christmas present. (So what if Christmas isn’t for two more months?) It’s supposed to be here Monday, but I’ll be out on work placement (going back to Little, Brown to work with their marketing department for two weeks) so won’t be able to sign for it so have no idea when I’ll actually get to start playing with it. Still, super excited!

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