In My Life
So, uhm, it has been four weeks since I last posted a weekly review. Needless to say, a lot has happened since then. It’s so much, I don’t even know where to begin. For one, work has pretty much taken over most of my waking life. I think it’s safe to say that that is the case for most people when they start out — some more some less. I probably belong to the “more” camp. I am that overwhelmed. But I think I can handle it.
Reading-wise, I’ve found renewed love and appreciation for audiobooks. Audiobooks make it possible for me to get in time to finish books, even when I’m insanely busy. Reading basically means I need to block off time to read. Listening means I can simultaneously do something else and so double on time that I technically don’t have for reading. Also, at night, before going to sleep, I’ve taken to listening to audiobooks because I then get to rest my eyes while still continuing with the stories.
On the Blog
In the middle of September I decided that I wanted to spend more time reading, and so announced that I would roll back on blogging for a while. Even if I hadn’t decided that back then, I would’ve had to step back, so I’m glad that I was already prepared. I did manage to get my book review of This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready. After that I launched my personal read-a-thon and pretty much disappeared from the blot for a little over two weeks.
This week I returned with my read-a-thon wrap-up. I noted that I didn’t get to read quite as much as I had initially hoped, although considering my newly hectic schedule, my progress wasn’t all that shabby. Plus, I missed blogging, so I am excited to be back!
Even though I was pretty much absent from the blog, I was still around on other social media platforms. My favourite of these was (and is) Instagram, where bookstagramming still kept me connected to other lovely bibliophiles. Twitter follows as a close second because that’s where all the cool kids are. Haha.
Seriously, without Twitter I’d be very clueless on the latest happenings, like the author, Kathleen Hale, who stalked a reviewer just because said reviewer negatively reviewed her book. I’m not going to link to her article (posted by The Guardian, no less!). But do take a look at Ceilidh’s open letter and Katherine’s thoughts on the scariness of this stalking incident.
In any case, if you’re into book photography, look me up on Instagram. If you’d like to talk to me, don’t hesitate to tweet me @wordrevel. For links to book-related news, you can follow me on Facebook. Lastly, for more laid-back blogging, I’m also on Tumblr. I’m always happy to connect with other readers on whichever platform you’re comfortable with!
Around the Blogosphere
Honestly, I hardly read any blog posts during this time. I’ll start linking to noteworthy posts from fellow bloggers again next week onwards.