There is so much information that I come across each day, I sometimes find it hard to process it all. This is why I decided to post a weekly recap post of what’s been going on here on my blog and with me in general, in the blogosphere and also about books as a whole. Retrospect has been inspired by none other than the lovely Asti @ A Bookish Heart who somehow manages to stay on top things with her weekly Bookish Recap.
IN MY LIFE
I played my very first official league hockey match today! That’s field hockey, for all ye ice hockey lovers out there. We had an afternoon game, so it was crazy hot at 33°C/ 92° with the sun drying up the pitch. Even though the pitch was watered right before our match, it dried up rather quickly. I’m also pretty sure that I turned at least ten shades darker but I’ll only know for sure tomorrow. Either way, it was a lot better than I thought it would be since I’m new to the team and don’t possess the years of training they do. All in all, I had a good time, and I’m looking forward to the future matches in our league.
ON DUDETTE READS
- [4 Mar] Where is Home?
- [6 Mar] The Trouble with eBooks
- [8 Mar] Game On by James LaRosa, Monica Seles ★★
- [9 Mar] Retrospect #10: March 9th
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
- Arial @ In Italics wonders who actually reads the copyright page.
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea considers book hauls, asking it they’re sharing the love or showing off.
- Jenna @ Jenna Does Books goes through things that anger her in books. Some of these are love triangles, cliffhangers and impossible situations.
- Genevieve @ The Reading Shelf generally buys books she already read before and loved. If she buys a book, she expects to re-read it a few times.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters wants to know which commenting platform you prefer. That’s pertaining to blogs on Blogger. I always have trouble with the native commenting system, so I’m definitely pro-Disqus. The Blogger commenting system frustrates me so much sometimes, I drop everything and run, even if I meant to leave a comment. It’s heart-breaking every time my comments disappear.
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity has a tendency to comment on posts that are pretty old. If she has something to say, she says it. doesn’t matter if a post was from last year. I like how she rolls!
- Charleen @ Cheap Thrills talks aboutspecific criticism and vague praise.
- Trish @ Between the Lines wants to know what you do when you don’t feel like reviewing books. Personally, I keep a spreadsheet of all the important details in the books I read, so I can refer to that information when I do feel like writing reviews without goofing up on the characters’ names.
- Mel @ The Daily Prophecy considers changing older ratings, breaking down her rating habits into mood-rating, think rating and influenced-rating.
- Hannah @ So Obsessed With divides readers on spectrum from emotional readers to analytical readers. Where do you stand on her scale?
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts explains why she isn’t very partial towards book recommendations.
- Lily @ Lily’s Book Blog lists the occasions when she likes to re-read.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
I can’t explain it. That’s the way it is: life is powerful. And love, even more so.
—Mado Yazinsky, Life as it Comes by Anne-Laure Bondoux
That is something we often fail to appreciate and something to remember. Simple words that mean so much more than anyone can ever grasp.
Did you do something for the first time recently? What was it?