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 @ Oh, the Books! when she used to do her weekly Bookish Recaps on her original blog, A Bookish Heart.
IN MY LIFE
At the moment my life’s pretty much developed a routine. I read, blog, bake, hang out with friends, spend time with my family, engage in sports, and try to figure out what’s next. It’s no wonder everyone’s favourite question to me is if I have found a job yet. I’m trying not to let others stress me out and pressure me into applying for jobs I’m not interested in. I’d rather apply for a few jobs and focus on convincing those who’re bring to pick me over other applicants than send a hundred applications and be half-hearted about it. Sure, it’s disheartening to come across jobs that interest me with 3 to 5 years minimum work experience but I’m not giving up. I will find something that suits me and what I’m suited for.
ON DUDETTE READS
- [28 Apr] Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott ★★★½
- [30 Apr] The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook ★★★½
- [1 May] Piracy is not an Answer
- [4 May] Retrospect #18: May 4th
This week I posted another round of Books On My Desk, basically proving that I’m hopeless when it comes to library books. Since my wallet doesn’t factor in when I pick up books, there’s nothing concrete to restrain me from borrowing more than I should. Needless to say, books I own are once again on the back-burner. Either way, if you’re interested in the books I’ve picked up, just head on over to my BookLikes post.
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE
BLOGGERS & BLOGGING
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner shares her thoughts on diversity in YA.
- Rachel @ Parajunkee has the lowdown on designing a cover photo for the new Twitter profile. She also provides a PSD file with the dimensions.
- Hannah @ So Obsessed put together a a book blogging to do list printable and made it available for download. Psst, it’s free!
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish lists 22 things to do to make the book blogging community a happier place.
- Ana @ Read Me Away outlines the usual plot when a new guys is involved.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters is tired of book comparisons with The Hunger Games. If the only similarities between books is that they’re YA and dystopian, then there’s no point in comparing.
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea wants to know if you plan monthly TBR books.
- Kristilyn @ Reading in Winter talks about her difficulty of abandoning books and what it takes for her not to finish reading a book.
What have you been up to the past week? Anything exciting to share?
Hey there! Wow, that’s a comprehensive list of updates in the book blogging world. :) There are so many book blogs out there that it takes a lot of time to sieve through the mountain of new posts and information. To make things easier, I could just come here for your weekly recommendations! LOL.
First off, all the best in job-hunting. True, you have to look for those that you are really interested in. It’ll be super-awesome if you could land the job of your dreams.
Now I’m gonna check out that book blogger to-do list.
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Josette recently posted Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art
Joséphine @ Dudette Reads says
Hi Josette! Hopefully you find blogs you like through these links! :) I subscribe via RSS and sift out the posts that interest me, and pick the ones that I liked the best every week. Sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on how much time I have. If you want truly comprehensive recaps, you can refer to Christina Reads YA and Oh, the Books! because they link up to way more posts than I do. Very handy when you have a free afternoon and are looking for blogs to read.
And thank you for the well-wishes!
Joséphine @ Dudette Reads recently posted Covers I’d Frame