Weekly Recap | Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2014

News & Updates at Oh the Books!

Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Relativity by Cristin BisharaLast week we had a giveaway to win one of Kelley’s  favorite books (in honor of her birthday). The giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Lauren @ Lose Time Reading for winning! She chose to receive a copy of Relativity by Cristin Bishara – and it’s on its way! Thanks to everyone who entered the competition (and wished Kelley a happy birthday). Better luck next time 🙂

In Case You Missed It

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

  • Kelley shared all the things coming in October she’s excited for.
  • Asti talked about the past year of her life in London.
  • Kelley discussed and mini-reviewed books about synesthesia.
  • Asti reviewed Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
  • Katrina came by to talk about tales as old as time.
  • Kelley reflected on her reading progress so far this year.

Our Lives This Week

It’s been a good week, albeit a quiet one online. I spent last weekend down at Swanage with Dave’s family to go fishing and to check out Corfe Castle (1 + 2). It was really quite beautiful, though a bit sad because the castle had been destroyed during some civil war and only bits and pieces were left of it! Darn those people back in the day for blowing stuff up!

(1 + 2) Corfe Castle (3) Book Haul

(1 + 2) Corfe Castle (3) Book Haul

And then once I came back it was straight to London for a week placement with Orion. This was my third time helping out with their publicity department and I really enjoy it because the people there are lovely and the tasks are varied. I also like that it’s located right in central London. During my lunch breaks I would go shopping (couldn’t resist buying the new Scott Westerfeld book (3)) or check out the tourists and performers at Trafalgar Square.

It’s definitely been a good week, but a busy one. I’m glad I have this week off to a) catch up on blogging and online stuff and b) start making some progress on that whole job hunting thing (wish me luck)!

This was pretty mentally and emotionally exhausting for me. It’s been a roller coaster every day; alternating between crappy news and happy news, stressful things and satisfying things. The good news is that I’ve been quite productive both at work and on blog stuff, even though I haven’t done much besides that.

Squeakers Mama Kitty

And, of course, in Cat Saga news… all three of them now pretty much hang out and wait for me every day when I get home from work. Squeakers (the black one, pictured above) is now comfortable enough with me to snuggle — and I even got him purring the other day! I also spotted a group of 5 kittens nearby and goodness they were so cute! They looked just like Squeakers and Sourpuss, so clearly they’re all coming from the same parents. Sigh!

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