The Weekly Write-Up is where I talk about what’s gone on in the past 168 hours, both on the blog and off.
Oh, what a week. I’ve barely slept at all and already dropped several New Year’s resolutions, but now I’m relaxed in my TARDIS onesie livetweeting the Golden Globes, drooling over Matt Bomer (who won!) with popcorn and wine, so all is good.
Like the title says, it was back to the daily grind for me. I only went into the office like six days in December since all of my vacation days were expiring. I tend towards nocturnal, so when there’s no alarm dictating my sleep schedule, I stay up until the sun’s almost up. Doing that for so many days in a row really messed with my sleep schedule.
So waking up at 6:30 am every day this week was really fun. So was coming back to somehow be around three months behind on some projects, even though I was only gone for three weeks.
But one resolution I’ve made progress with is catching up with friends that live near me, yet I never see. My social calendar this month is looking to be more full than it was in the past year combined!
I had to go to the dentist yesterday, and they kept me waiting for awhile. But they’re a “dental spa” and have massage chairs in the waiting room, so I between those and my Kindle, I really, really didn’t mind. They said I had a cavity, so I did retail therapy and got some more yarn, VS Pink sweatpants, and a glorious massage bar from LUSH afterwards. 😉
I’ve also become quite obsessed with arm knitting and made more progress on the current blanket I’m knitting than I have with any other blanket attempts:
- I posted a Read This Review Round-Up, but I think I’m going to be taking a break from these for awhile.
- I posted a few more Bumblings Blog Tips that will hopefully help everyone participating in January’s Be a Better Blogging Challenge:
- I reviewed The Temp by Emily Benet, and it was probably the most negative and difficult review I’ve written to date.
- I reviewed New Point by Olivia Luck, and it took from when I first read it like a month ago until this week to decide how I actually felt about it. Major flip-flop.
- Bookmark this post for next time you get the blogger blues. I give 7 ideas for how to deal with book blogger burnout.
- Ashley @ Noze Graze shared how she uses the Streak CRM for her web design and coding work. I love those kinds of posts and learning about tools. I then downloaded Streak for my own work stuff. She talked about using it for book blogging, but I love my Trello method.
- An Oh, the Books! guest post talks about book amnesia, which I get really badly sometimes.
- Parajunkee talks about highlighting top posts and recycling older, well-performing ones. They’ll definitely be listed as resources in future BABB challenges in the works!
- She also talked about getting feedback on your blog, which I definitely wish I had more of. (Want to give me some (please!)? Drop it in my contact form.)
- Brianna @ The Book Vixen posted her to-do list for next week’s mini-Bloggiesta, which gives me hives because I haven’t even finalized the challenge I’m hosting, let alone make my to-do list.
- You can now pre-order The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and the wonderful Penny Reid! $3.99? Not too shabby!
- I finally got around to reading Life in a Rut by J.D. Hollyfield! I bought it as soon as I read and loved the second book in the series, Life Next Door, but it went to the TBR folder. I didn’t love this one as much, mostly because of the writing, but I still really enjoyed it and it’s awesome to see how much she improved her writing in the span of just one book!
- I’ve seen nothing but amazing things about The Pact by Karina Halle, so I finally bought it this weekend. The premise reminds me of so may hilarious things that have happened on Friends, aka the greatest sitcom of our time.