I’ve had a rather slow week. Didn’t do all that much. Mostly daydream, I think, so I didn’t get much reading done. As it is, I can’t say it was a productive week, although I did rearrange my bookshelf and am in the midst of rearranging my bedroom now that I’ll be residing at home again. No more dorms for me, which feels odd because many of my friends resume classes tomorrow for the second semester in the academic year. It’s still sinking in that I’m done with my studies, unless I take up Masters, and that that means I should really do something about my job search.
Aside from that, I suppose I’m slowly getting into the groove of becoming fit again. My dad dragged me to the gym. Thankfully he had booked a trainer to show me some of the stuff because the only machines I knew how to operate were the treadmill, ellipticals and gym bicycle. Never been into weights and for all the sports I’ve ever done, circuit training used to be how I got into shape. Anyway, turns out the gym is not such a scary place after all.
- [8 Jan] An Abundance of Katherines by John Green ★
- [9 Jan] Keeping up with the Times as a Contemporary
- [11 Jan] Are you into BookCrossing?
- [12 Jan] Retrospect #2: January 12th
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish outlines markers with which bloggers can measure the success of their blogs. Stats do matter but they aren’t everything.
- Alice-Jane @ Crazy Red Pen resolves to blog for herself this year to avoid the pressure that an obsession with stats and follower counts can cause.
- Emily @ Constellation Chronicles shares her experiences of interacting with others in the blogosphere. One things I’d like to add on is that non-bloggers too are more than welcome to integrate themselves because at the end of the day, we all love books, am I right?
- Genevieve @ The Reading Shelf wants to know if she is the only one who does not care about incidental sequels if the original standalone already concluded with a satisfying ending.
- Echo @ InkBerry Books considers what influences her decision to read a book. Looks like a book must be able to sell itself because recommendations and reviews are not her deciding factors.
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity compares original and movie book covers.
- Arial @ In Italics asks, do you visit the library?
- Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner goes through her methods to decide if a book she owns and has read stays on her bookshelf or not.
- Alice-Jane @ Crazy Red Pen linked up 5 productivity apps and blogs.
- Asti @ A Bookish Heart showcases her dorm room, portraying her flair and proving that there’s always space for books, no matter how small a room is.
- Stormy @ Book. Blog. Bake. evaluates the good and the bad about BookTubes as opposed to book blogs.
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea proclaims that she is not a ‘real’ reader and she’s proud of it as she explains why she almost exclusively reads ebooks.
- Ginger @ GReads reflects on what it means to read YA through adult eyes.
- Carrie @ The Mad Reviewer is curious about what your favourite ebook reader is. I say Kindle Paperwhite! But I like my iPad too when it comes to reading non-fiction involving a lot of photos and images.
- Amy @ Ten Penny Dreams admits she might be a Kindle convert after all.
- Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading encourages everyone to join Twitter because that’s how she met so many wonderful people.
People always put their own spin on things, remember what they want to remember, and somewhere in the middle of it all is the truth—the real version—one you could only write yourself if you were willing to.
How was your week? Started working on any of your resolutions yet? Also, I’m still curious about BookCrossing. Anyone have experiences to share?