The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off.
So many changes! So last week, I gave notice at my current job, formally accepted an offer for a new one, started filling out quotes for moving companies, and boxing up my belongings. Things are a little busy.
It’s My Life
So, yeah. Like I said last week, I accepted an offer for a new job and will be moving to New York City in a few weeks! So much change! I’m so nervous! Plus, the company is based in Paris so I’ll be going there in June. I don’t know why Europe terrifies me (in a good way), but it does! I don’t even remember using my passport the one time I’ve used it.
Because of all this change, I have to cut back on my reading. I still read more than most people probably do, and am already a few weeks ahead on ARCs, so I have some padding before I fall behind. But it sucks. I haven’t picked up my Kindle in almost 48 hours. That’s absolutely crazy for me.
It’s also so hard to delete the review tour invites. Skip the “Find Titles” section in NetGalley when I log in to post reviews. Email publishers saying I’m not committing to any reviews through May. Especially when it’s about a book I really want to read.
Be a Better Blogger Challenge
Because of all that’s going on, I’m still hosting a Be a Better Blogger challenge this month. This month’s topic is cleaning up your tags. but I’m not participating in it. Not fully, at least. Instead, I’m just stating my goals here:
- Make sure all reviews are tagged with, at the very least:
- ARC (or blank if non-ARC)
- Author name
- Series name (if applicable)
- Main genre 1
- Main genre 2 (if applicable)
- Star rating
- Clean up tags over on my personal website, now that the focus of my posts has changed.
On the Blog(s)
Bookish posts from the week:
Bloggish posts from the week:
On the personal blog:
Links I Lurve
- I was interviewed by The Things We Read for their Bloggers We Read feature. Thanks, guys!
- Ashley at Nose Graze published an awesome piece on writing your ‘About’ page. I love reading posts about writing these pages, both for businesses and bloggers. I need to write my own one of these days!
- Parajunkee wrote a great post on content theft, aka using images that aren’t yours. This is a hot button issue for me, for very personal reasons. So I really like that book bloggers are finally talking about it.
- Stardust (Peaches Monroe 1) by Mimi Strong – free
- Rome by Jay Crownover – $0.89
- Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell 2) by R.L. Mathewson – $0.99
- All Broke Down by Cora Carmack – $0.99
- Jet by Jay Crownover – $0.99
- The Note by Teresa Mummert – $0.99
- Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst – $1.99
- All Lined Up by Cora Carmack – $0.99
What I’ve read: