In My Life
The busiest period at work probably is the time when you return from vacation. Everything piles up when you’re gone, so I spent the past two weeks catching up. Despite that, I still managed to get some reading in, so that’s good.
Other than that, my team’s league season started a few weeks ago, so my weekends are packed and I spend more time training on weekday evenings too. That’s why I’ve not been as active in the blogosphere recently. But I’m still around, especially on Twitter and Instagram, so feel free to say hi!
Popsugar Reading Challenge
Elaine, Sana, Crini and I injected more fun into the Popsugar Reading Challenge and upped the challenge by pitting ourselves against each other. That’ll definitely push me to add more diversity to the books I read this year. Now I’m even more determined to find books that fit all the prompts.
Pubslush picked up on @wordrevel, featuring my Instagram account for visual bookworms. I’m really happy to see that my bright photos of books are filling up so many feeds and I think it’s really cool that a team behind such a big platform took notice of my little bookish corner on the Net.
On the Blog
Over the past two weeks I reviewed Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I put off reading it for almost a year but thanks to Olena, I finally read it and enjoyed it. My review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer also went live and I would definitely recommend the series to anyone who still is unconvinced about reading it. Cinder wasn’t a high priority on my TBR list, yet I read and loved it!
Lately, the cleanliness of library books has been on my mind, so I blogged about it. In a bid to keep track of all the series I’m reading, I did up a spreadsheet. I explained my series tracking system and shares some of my current series reading statistics. For the most recent Book Cover Culture, I compared the German and US book covers of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.
Around the Blogosphere
- Mel @ The Daily Prophecy tried to grapple with originality. She definitely isn’t the only who struggles with this. I wonder all the time how I can continuously come up original content.
- Crini @ All About Books launched her spreadsheet tutorials. Perfect for anyone who wants to start tracking book (or other things in general).
- Speaking of launching features, Asti @ Oh, the Books! started Bookish Snaps, where she’ll share a collection of thematic book photography of hers. I’ve seen her photography get better and better since she first ventured into bookstagram and I’ve got to say, I love how distinctive her photos are.
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity decided to restrain her book buying habits this year in a bid to read the many book s she already owns but hasn’t read. I definitely agree with her that books we own must be read. That’s why I’m cutting down on library book loans this year, especially when it comes to fiction.
- Tanya @ Girlxoxo.com collated a master list of book blogging memes. Even if you’re not into joining memes, it’s a good resource for times you’re in the mood to meet new bloggers. Just check the link-ups and start reading the blogs they lead you to.