The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off.
It’s My Life
Boo for summer being over, but yay for fall! I love fall. The weather, the foliage, and it’s my birthday season!
I bought a new computer this week, yay! Finally have a personal computer that can handle more than one browser tab at a time (literally, I had to try to use one tab at a time – at most 4 or everything would go to crap). It also came with a free pair of Beats, which I was planning on buying with some birthday money, so score!
I spent the holiday weekend as I usually do: by being lazy and doing nothing until I celebrate on the last day. 😛 I had a weekend full of popcorn, walks in my neighborhood park, and Netflix. But then today I went to the beach with my boyfriend’s family.
Back to fall:
I’m kicking it off pretty awesomely: I’m leaving for the train station in a few minutes. Where am I headed? Only one of the coolest / best sounding inbound marketing conferences. In a city that I’ve always been weirdly obsessed with but have never actually visited. I just feel like I would just get Boston, ya know?
And honestly, time for my nerd to show – I’m so excited for a 5-hour train ride. I never took trains much until I moved to NYC and started taking them out to the boyfriend’s parents, to my cousin’s house, to visit home. And now? I totally get why Sheldon Cooper loves them so much.
Trains are so relaxing. I find it practically impossible not to fall asleep, just because the train is swaying you back and forth and humming you a damn lullaby. We’ll see how working on there goes… Also so looking forward to all that quiet and relaxation on the way home, after my introverted self has been socialized to exhaustion.
I’m excited about the conference, too, obviously. But I don’t know what to expect for that, so my excitement isn’t as vivid as it is for the train. 😛
On the Blog(s)
- Author Bumblings – author marketing services – mind helping me spread the word? here’s a tweet!
- Work Smarter Weekly – get productivity and app tips in your inbox every Saturday morning.
Be a Better Blogger:
For this month’s challenge, we’re writing / planning reviews – to not publish. They’ll go in a rainy day file for when you’re strapped for blog content. Failing to plan is planning to fail, and all. 😛 The goal is to, at the least, outline talking points for 3 different book reviews. Of course, you could also draft or fully format them.
Links I Lurve
Do you skimm?
TheSkimm is a daily newsletter (every weekday) that sends you a summary of the headlines from the day before. Actually, it’s better. Because the writing is funny, sarcastic, witty, and full of fun culture references. All while making me a more informed citizen. After all, why read the news when I can read a book? 😛
What I’ve read:
- Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren – $7.99 – Omg guys. I think this is my favorite of the series so far since it was so much more relatable. I mean, too much so. Lola and I have some serious shit in common. I’m normally SO good at keeping my hard copies pristine, but I accidentally read a sad scene while sitting with the book in my lap, and now it’s drenched in my tears. Curse you, gravity!
- Playing with Fire by Kate Meader – $6.99 – Agh! Again, this book beat out all the others in a series I already loved. Alex was a literal Wonder Woman but also kind of nerdy and quirky, and Mr. Mayor made me feel things.
- Dirty Talk by Megan Erickson – $1.99 – So I’ve read a lot of books with Alex in them this week. I also work with an Alex, and love and live with an Alex. Life has been confusing. Anyway, I loved this book. But I also can’t figure out if I read the first one. I thought I hadn’t, but then Cal & Jenna and everything felt familiar and I suddenly had a memory of reading it during a weekend at my parent’s house. But a few minutes ago, I went to look it up, and I can’t find it on my Goodreads shelves, Amazon purchase history, or book lending history. So I’m really confused right now and I hate it. But once that fades I’ll love it again. 😛