In My Life
A few books I ordered from The Book Depository finally found their way into my mailbox after being en route for almost three weeks. I’ve come to a point where I’m surprised whenever I find books in my mailbox rather than disappointed that they haven’t arrived yet. It used to take a little over a week for books to arrive, while now it’s closer to three weeks. For one, it takes longer till the books ship out and for another, shipping itself also seems to be taking longer. Why that is, I don’t know.
I also ventured out to a local bookstore on Friday before meeting a friend for dinner and to my delight, found that they had massive sales of up to 80%! Of course I couldn’t walk out of there empty-handed, so I bought Chalcot Crescent by Fay Weldon and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
Over the past week I’ve had Pourquoi regardes-tu la lune? by Anouk Aïata on replay. Indeed, why do we watch the moon night after night, wishing for things to be different? What can I say? I’ve been in a wistful mood lately and this song perfectly encompasses that.
On the Blog
- [28 Jul] Retrospect #30: July 27th
- [31 Jul] Never Without a Book, Always a Book in My Bag
- [1 Aug] Book Cover Culture #1
Around the Blogosphere
I’ve not had a lot of time to look through the latest posts in my feed. I only managed to look through about a third from the past week. I’ll cover the rest in the coming week and will link up to those that I thought were interesting in the next edition of Retrospect. Meanwhile, here are the three links that caught my eye thus far for from the past week.
Bloggers & Blogging
- Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism advices bloggers to write some extra posts ahead of time, so there’re posts to fall back on when you’re too busy to blog.
- Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf picked out some trends in YA book covers. I gotta say, I’m a sucker for what Amber termed hipster-ish covers.
- Ashley @ Nose Graze conceptualized LitRate and firmly believes that it is the next big thing in the reading world. In order for that to happen, she needs backers for her Kickstarter campaign. As she explains in her blog post introducing LitRate, she and her husband are prepared to cover the server costs but they do need help to raise $15,000 for the book data that is necessary to support book cataloguing functions on the site.