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The Weekly Write-Up: Needing a Reading Break

Posted 7 April, 2015 in Weekly Write-Ups / 3 Comments

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.

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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:

  • 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.

Book Bumblings

Sales:

What I’ve read:

So, how was your week?

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3 Responses to “The Weekly Write-Up: Needing a Reading Break”

  1. Congrats on the new job, life, move, etc! I’ve been a little out of it with my own big move so if I’ve already told you Congrats, ummmmm skip the second one. Lol

    Anyways, how excited you must be!!!! Will you be doing the same thing as now? The BF is in NYC, right? That’s will be so nice for you. Can’t wait to here about your adventures. Thanks for the shout out and for participating.

  2. New York and Paris both? You are going to have the time of your life! I’ve only been to Paris once, for a quick 3 days, and loved it! Don’t speak a word of French, but I found that if you make an effort most people are nice and speak a smattering of English. Plus, charades are always fun! Best bread I’ve ever had in my life! So excited for you!

    I’ve been working on cleaning up my tags. Slow going as I’m also cleaning up old posts and adding pictures, but at least I’m making progress! My main tags are year read, star rating, genre, ARC or review copy, and reviews or discussion post. There are a few more, but those are the biggies.

    Good luck with the transition!

    • Terri – I’ll be going for 10 days in June, and maybe one other time this year. I don’t know any French except for ballet terminology lol. I’m glad to hear your cleaning up your tags! Have you added your to-do list to the linkup yet?

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