In My Life
So many books, so little time! I’m sure many of you can relate to this. Lately I’ve been wanting to spend more time reading, and less time blogging. I’ve been thinking of taking a week or two off from blogging, so I can gain more time to read. Taking a break is inevitable anyway, no matter the hobby. I don’t train for sports all year round. When a season concludes, my teams have always taken a break before resuming training for the next season. I’m thinking with blogging, a break might do me good as well.
Then again, if I would just get my act together and schedule posts, then that would solve that problem too. Content would be updated, I’d still be able to interact through comments but wouldn’t have to think about what my next post was going to be. I don’t know. I’ll see how things go.
The past week I’ve also been baking more again. I find baking bread especially soothing, what with the calm of kneading dough and inhaling the glorious smell of leavening dough. It’s particularly satisfying to wake up in the morning and eat bread I baked for breakfast. For some reason I’ve neglected baking over the previous few weeks, so I’m glad I found my baking mood again; a little at the expense of blogging but I’m happy, which is what counts.
On the Blog
Around the Blogosphere
Bloggers & Blogging
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish is dreaming big and would love to travel as part of the Big Blog Exchange 2014. In order for that dream to become reality, she needs your help! Vote here or read more about it on her blog.
- Ashley @ Nose Graze addresses the questions of whether GIFs infringe on copyrights. It’s such a grey area, which is why I hardly use them myself. I wouldn’t know whom to credit.
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters asks for opinions on short comments and if they’re okay.
- Kristilyn @ Reading in Winter wonders whatever happened to originality in book blogging, in light of the increasing promotional posts that abound in the book blogosphere.
- Meg @ Adrift on Vulcan is tired of happy endings. She seeks realistic endings, “even if it means that the heroine must die,” she says.
- Ula @ Blog of Erised rants about the overuse of stock photos on book covers.
- Tabitha @ Not Yet Read considers genre shelving errors at bookstores.
Rating & Reviewing
- Tabitha @ Not Yet Read collected feedback from publishers about what’s okay to do with ARCs (advanced reading copies).
- Amy @ Aya M. Productions takes issue with Amazon and Goodreads reviews.
- Miranda @ Tempest Books asks if you have a particular review style.
- Miranda @ Tempest Books and Sana weigh in on the merits of mood reading versus systematic reading.
- Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity guest posted on Oh, the Books!, wondering if reading too much is a bad thing.
Quote of the Week
The sound of words as they’re said is always different from when the sound they make when they’re heard because the speaker hears some of the sound from the inside.—A, Every Day by David Levithan
I’m currently in the midst of listening to the audiobook of Every Day and I must say, I adore the prose. This quote especially struck me because perceptions have a huge influence on how we relate to things that have been said. We might hear the same words that have been spoken, yet understand completely different things. I think that is something that we cannot take lightly and need to remember, especially when we run into misunderstandings.