This week on the blog you can check out:
- A post on mentorship, last summers and first steps for my Synchronized Reading of Roomies.
- My bookish bucket list from Top Ten Tuesday.
- My Chick Lit Wednesday review of Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
- Memories of my college trip to LA for my second Synchronized Reading post
- Thoughts about going to a super fun screening of Divergent (Spoiler: I liked it a lot!)
- My Synchronized Reading Roundup with all the posts Nicole and I wrote for Roomies.
Off the blog this week has been a little hectic. Because of the signings last weekend I didn’t really have a weekend to do errand stuff and I’m starting to feel it.
I worked on some stuff with Mom (moving furniture and other things). Then I saw my college friends that I briefly mentioned in my situational friends post last week. It was, of course, great to see them. I always dread meeting people and hanging out with people but it ‘s always fun so I don’t know why I just can’t be happy about it before the fact too. Whatever.
We met near the Flatiron building so I also took some awesome pictures. I might try to set up some kind of page on my personal website to share them so I can link to them on the blog without taking up file space. I need to think about it and see if anyone would be that interested.
I slept really badly all week. I’ve been trying to train myself to sleep on my back but it’s proving to be way more difficult than I thought. I’m such a restless sleeper that using a bazillion pillows doesn’t even help. But I’m determined so there is that.
I’m also in the process of taking down all of the Amazon Associate links from my blog posts. I tried the program and it just isn’t worth the time and apparently sending posts to readers via RSS emails violates Amazon’s terms of service so it just didn’t seem worth the trouble anymore. The problem is my blog is almost seven and that is A LOT of book reviews to update. However, I am also updating possible pairings as I go. (Finished the process earlier this week. Glad it’s done!)
It’s been fascinating to go back and see how little I knew about readalikes for some titles–a lot of posts I can tell now only featured pairings because I read them around the same time. So it’s been great to go back and updated all of that with my new wealth of knowledge even if it is tedious. I’m also setting up a new “best practice” for myself to update as I think of them (or write new reviews) instead of letting the posts just sit for ages.
I got a beautiful new case for my iphone and changed my wallpapers to spring-y things as I anxiously wait for better weather.
Work is going well.
Really, everything is good right now.