It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!
This week in my life
It’s been another beautiful, sunny week and I’ve been trying to make the most of it by getting outside as often as I can. I’ve been having great fun chasing my daughter around the garden and we went to a barbeque at a friend’s house earlier today before visiting my mum.
Work has been much better of late but I’m ready for a break now. I’ve been having some back pain that has made sitting in the same position all day really difficult and it turns out that I’ve strained a muscle (probably lifting my little one). I’ve also been getting numbness and tingling in my fingers that is possibly repetitive strain injury from typing or using a mouse. It’s not really surprising since I work 8 hours a day at a computer then use my laptop in the evenings for blogging. Although these are not serious issues, it’s kind of given me a wake-up call that I need to look after my health more. I need to improve my posture while working and take a proper lunch break instead of sitting at my desk, for example.
This week on the blog
Bloggiesta finished last Sunday night and while I didn’t get everything on my list done, I was happy with what I achieved. I managed to catch up with replying to comments and visiting back, updated my plugins and backed up the blog.
Blog Ahead is still ongoing but I’ve barely done anything so far. Hopefully, I can catch up this week!
I was really proud of myself for posting a piece of my own writing for National Writing Day, though. Sharing my work is something I struggle with as I always doubt myself.
- Book Blogger Hop: Balancing Blogging with Work
- “No People, No War”, a Short Story for National Writing Day
Next week’s line-up
- Tuesday-Top Ten Tuesday (Red, White & Blue Book Covers) and Insecure Writer’s Support Group
- Wednesday-Monthly Wrap-Up
- Friday-Blog Ahead Wrap-Up
- Saturday-Book Blogger Hop
- Sunday-The Sunday Post
Plus at least one book review, hopefully!
Summer 2018 Comment Challenge Update
The June Summer 2018 Comment Challenge came to a close yesterday. I had lots of fun getting to know my partner, Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe. She’s got the best taste in books and I love how she discusses them so articulately and passionately in her Youtube videos. Her bookstagram pictures are so original and creative. She’s juggling her life as a student and book blogger with so many other hobbies such as creative writing, yoga, nail art, travelling and basketball, and somehow she still finds time to have fun with family and friends. I find her incredibly inspiring and you should definitely check out all of her channels!
I’ve signed up for the July comment challenge and am delighted to have been paired with Maddie from Munch Reviews, a fellow mum who loves snacks and books. I love her colourful blog design and friendly writing style and am looking forward to getting to know her better.
Camp NaNoWriMo begins today and although I’m ridiculously busy already I decided to sign up. You can find my profile here. I’m aiming to write 15000 words (just 500 words per day), which is realistic for me while I’m still working. I’m trying to create a good habit of writing daily as I procrastinate so much. Next month when I’m on holiday I’ll hopefully be able to write lots more.
What I’m reading
I finally finished the audiobook of Children of Blood and Bone and it was bittersweet because the ending was amazing but I’m so sad it’s over and I need the next book RIGHT NOW! My review will be coming soon along with my attempt at an arty bookstagram picture.
I picked up Carve the Mark again, which I actually started reading before and then sidelined in order to concentrate on CoBaB. It seems really good so far, but I feel like I’m on the rebound.
More ebooks to add to my ridiculously huge collection (click to see them on Goodreads):
Links I’m loving
- Strawberry Rose Moon-Deborah Weber talks about this beautiful moon phase and its symbolic associations.
- How to Grow Your BookTube Channel-Olivia shares some great advice for small BookTubers looking to grow their audience in informative video.#
- Top Ten Writing Tips I Learned at WIFYR-Nicole shares some great tips she picked up from a writing conference.
Before you go…
How was your week? Is it nice weather where you live? What are you reading?