Last weekend was so packed for me, I couldn’t make the time to put together my weekly Retrospect post. But I’m back and rolling this week!
So, what happened over the past two weeks? One of my teammates got married! Exciting stuff. And I’ve a few more teammates who’re planning to get married over the coming year. But that’s for the older ones. I mean, I realize I’m an adult and all but beside them, I feel like I’ve got nothing figured out. At least there’re still a couple of undergrads, so we band together as the “kids” of our team. That is how it goes when your club is mostly made up of graduates from your uni.
Speaking of teammates, I’m also back to floorball training. Season won’t start until much later this year but we’re determined to be promoted to the highest division. Facing relegation last season was very unexpected for us, so we learnt the hard way that we had been short on dedication as a team. This time has to be different.
Other than that, my life’s been pretty quiet. Mostly been chilling. Meeting friends, helping out with things at home, enjoying some major downtime. All good things must come to an end though as I begin my active job hunt this coming week. Fingers crossed!
- [10 Mar] The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith ★★★
- [12 Mar] One Lovely Blog Award
- [13 Mar] Open Endings Mirror Life
- [19 Mar] More Than This by Patrick Ness ★★★★½
- [20 Mar] Dust Jackets, Begone!
- [22 Mar] Red by Alison Cherry ★★★★
- [23 Mar] Retrospect #11-12 (Double Edition): March 23rd
BLOGGERS & BLOGGING
- Rachel @ Parajunkee shares 10 tips to keep your blog fresh.
- Kelsey @ Verbosity reviews reminds bloggers that they can’t do everything.
- Leigh @ Little Book Star asks if you prefer brief or long posts. Personally, I don’t prefer either. What matters to me is that the length is appropriate to the content. Elaborate for clarity, cut down on unrelated information.
- Asti @ Oh, The Books! details the considerations that go into starting a group blog.
- Christina @ Christina Reads made an MBTI chart featuring Divergent characters. Looks like I might have a split personality between Jeanine Matthews and Marcus Eaton. I’m more of an (I/E)NTJ, generally not showing much of a clear preference for extroversion of introversion, and when I do, it’s slight and very much dependent on my stage in life. (Yes, I swing like a pendulum on the extro- and introversion scale.) What about you? Who are you like?
- Kayla @ The Thousand Lives turned from a hardcover hater into a hardcover lover.
- Lily @ Lily’s Book Blog lists 5 reasons couples are better than love triangles.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters compares book covers, explaining how they can hopelessly confuse her.
- Estelle @ Rather Be Reading talks about pre-ordering books.
- Emma @ Mab is Mab appreciates parental presence in YA books, citing a few examples.
- Kelley @ Oh, The Books! weighs in on when book promos go overboard.
- Mime @ Notebook Sisters deconstructs “quality literature” and maintains that so long as books are enlightening, it doesn’t matter which genres they belong to.
- Genevieve @ The Reading Shelf lists her reasons for rereading books.
- Cee @ The Novel Hermit is a free-spiritied reader rather than a planned reader.
- Asma @ Icey Books shares some of the weird thoughts that run through her mind when she reads.
- Miranda @ Tempest Books wonders if anyone else is afraid of rereading books.
And it’s always the wrong choice. It’s like my life is a broken record, and even though I can see it coming, I can’t seem to jump the scratch.
That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling about my choices
Did you find any new bloggers this week? Or did you like any of the posts I linked to in particular?