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Sunday post #32 I've Created A Pinterest Account!

For some reason, I can’t even recall what this week’s been like! I… taught a class? Maybe? I… Ate? Maybe you remember what I did..?

All I know is that I remember a dream I had tonight, which was that I accidentally wrote a novellete, when trying to write a blog post. Go figure. I’m not even in NaNo! All of you must be rubbing off on me or something.

However! Luckily, I did this on Friday, which still counts asΒ the glorious weekend, so I remember I wanted to ask youΒ about your Pinterest accounts. Do you guys have Pinterest? If so, I want to follow your boards! I have started my own account and I don’t know what’s the easiest way to connect with friends there. So if you would follow me or give me your links in the comments, I’d love to connect with you! I will be pinning mostly funny bookish stuff – for now, until I figure out what Pinterest is all about and what I want to do there πŸ˜€

Here are my liveliest and most fun boards at the moment:

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

Last week we hadΒ full throttle on the SciFi Month, although I am sorry that I didn’t visit much of you other SciFi Month’ers during the week, as I was incredibly busy. I’ll try to catch up! So last week, IΒ reviewed Central Station, a non-Western slice of life sci-fi, alsoΒ wrote a touchie post that a lot of you loved about how my sister helped me become a book blogger, and also I wrote aΒ discussion/list about the hopeful scifis I’ve read,Β cause we just can’t keep reading about sad futures all the time. Oh yes, I also posted aΒ monthly recap, and although I usually don’t include Sunday posts, maybe you want to see what happened during my month, if you missed it.

Central Station by Lavie TidharΒ my favorite gift ever
scifi hope about humanity October stats fever

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week I will be posting just about my only non-SciFi Month review (for a change) forΒ Sweet Bean Paste, a very sweet and endearing book with a little twist about the things that matter (namely, illness and isolation of those who are different), then we’ll be back to SciFi Month withΒ Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age: A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, which was a great book, especially if you like Stephenson, and we will finish off the week withΒ a review of Gemina.

Β The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
gemina amie kaufmann jay kristoff

~ Little Book Haul ~

I was doing so great last month with the hauling. I feel like this month I’m going to have an abundance of books again, *sigh*. Here are my weekly grabs. I also include one from last week, since we… Didn’t want to talk about the haul on last week’s Sunday post. Heh.

The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans #1) Creatures of Will and Temper To the Edge of the Sky: A Story of Love, Betrayal, Suffering, and the Strength of Human Courage Freshwater
On Being an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person: A guide to boundaries, joy, and meaning The Pool Boy's Beatitude The candida cure

And that’s all! Unfortunately, I haven’t been blog hopping much, so no links this week. Hopefully, next time… Share your news with me in the comments!

As usual, I’m linking up with theΒ Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blogΒ and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews.

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

64 thoughts on “Sunday post #32 I've Created A Pinterest Account!

  1. Sadly I don’t have Pintrest account – what with the blog, teaching and my own writing, I simply don’t have time. I hope it goes well – I know a lot of folks really enjoy adding images and it is something that I should consider in due course, given that I enjoy taking photos (though I’m horribly behind with those, too). Have a great week:)

    1. Figures, that’s alright πŸ™‚ I can get the whole time thing. Luckily, the phone speeds things up πŸ™‚ I’m also not completely sure what being on Pinterest even entails!

  2. Pinterest was my personal blackhole when I first started pinning. I used to just keep clicking forEVER, and then I would turn around, and I couldn’t believe the amount of time that had elapsed. I want to try and utilize more while I am reading. I love the boards people make to describe books, and I think it would be cool to do more of that.
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    1. Thanks for sharing, Sam πŸ™‚ I will follow the relevant boards!
      Oh, cool idea – yeah, boards for books could be cool. You’d end up with tons of boards, heheh πŸ˜€

  3. Dreams are so weird! I do have a Pinterest, but it’s not book related and I rarely use it these days. It is a fun rabbit hole to fall into though! I hope you enjoy all your new reads! The King of Bones and Ashes looks really interesting. Have a great ewek!
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  4. While I was writing my Sunday Post, I couldn’t remember how my week was like too. I could not even remember the good news I received concerning ARCs. I do have a Pinterest account, but I can’t remember my username -my memory seems to be failing to me this week…

    I’ll have to take a look at the Sci-Fi titles you recommended. I really need to read more sci-fi.

    Happy readings & Have a great week Evelina.
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    1. I haven’t read his earlier books (although I’ve seen them around a lot). The publicist mailed me asking to review, so I agreed – this will be my first book of his πŸ™‚
      Oh dang, I don’t think I have your Instagram either!

  5. When I get to the end of my week, I often sit in a dazed state trying to focus on what I did…my reading is pretty well documented, as I keep a notebook. But everything else is so often a blur.

    As for dreams, I do recall dreaming about the Deep Scrub I was going to give the kitchen. Borrrrring. LOL. I was not eager to do it, and going through the process in my dreams was like punishment.

    Here is my Pinterest, although I haven’t done much on it lately:
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    1. Exactly! I feel like the reading is the bit we document the most πŸ™‚ funny that. I used to also write down dreams, so the actual real life would be… The least documented bit of my life πŸ˜€
      Thanks for sharing your Pinterest, I’ll see if I can follow some bookish boards of yours πŸ™‚

  6. Sometimes I have weeks like that. πŸ™‚ This week was quiet, which a “4 letter” word at our house, because it normally leads to a very hectic week the following week. lol… I have a Pinterest
    , and I enjoy it, but once I go on it I lose track of time.

    Have a great week ahead.

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  7. Ooh Pinterest. Mine is here Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with, there is so much awesome stuff on Pinterest. And glad to see you’re going all out with SciFi Month, I haven’t posted anything for it yet but I will soon hopefully. My health issues derailed me a bit on that front.

    Yay Gemina! Loved that book, can’t wait to see your thoughts.
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    1. So at first I was like, I’ll follow one or two or three of his boards… but then I was like, whatever, let’s just follow EVERYTHING πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ cause you always have such good artwork in your collections!

      Aleen said she couldn’t find my profile link, so just in case you couldn’t either, here it is:
      I mostly just pin book jokes xD cause it’s fun πŸ˜€

      Well, you had serious reasons for not posting too much for SciFi Month! But it has really worked for me, although I’m also glad I can finally start posting about other topics too soon πŸ˜€

  8. Pinterest is so much fun. Not only for books but all the other stuff too. You can get ideas for everything over there. In the beginning, I used to pin everything without even making specific boards, but now after I started blogging, I have organized it a little bit. But I still don’t use it as much as I should. I always forget to pin my own book pins there πŸ˜› Btw, I followed you there πŸ™‚

    And it seems like you got a good haul this week, and I assume that most of these are from NetGalley?
    I am so busy this month, that it’s been a whole week since I posted something πŸ™ But see, I find time somehow for checking your post πŸ˜€

    Have a lovely week Evelina!
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    1. Yes, I used to only pin recipes (in my personal one, I mean). I’s simply perfect for that πŸ˜€ haha, I also am reluctant to pin my own books. It feels a little like spam, plus, what am I even going to say πŸ˜€ maybe after I have more pins by other people! So it doesn’t look like it’s only my pins πŸ˜€

      Actually, most of that haul was from Edelweiss! I got unexpectedly approved for a lot from there. And I’m sorry it has been over a week and I haven’t answered the comments yet πŸ˜€ I was ignoring my blog for a week solid… LOL

    1. Cool! I’ve followed your book boards and some of the other cool stuff, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ oh, I guess I only linked to some of my boards on my post! Here’s my profile link πŸ™‚
      I also feel like Pinterest is the last one we bloggers ever figure out πŸ˜€ for now, I just keep pinning funny bookish jokes and thoughts and I’ve decided to “decide what to do” later πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. I’ve had a Pinterest account for about a million years now. I don’t get on it much anymore though. When I first started using it, I was super addicted and used it to pin all the delicious fatty looking recipes I could find, and then I discovered that I have a tendency to pin the same recipes more than once because they still look good but I’ve never made them (I think I’ve made a whole three things that I’ve pinned on Pinterest at this point).

    Looks like a nice haul of books for you this week. Hope you enjoy them and have a great week.
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    1. I know what you mean, I used to be super addicted too πŸ˜€ I am mostly pinning all the bookish jokes and just can’t stop πŸ˜€ they make life so much better. Oh, and cute animals. Those also make life so much better.
      And maybe it’s good you only pinned but never actually made the fatty looking recipes πŸ˜€ all in moderation! Sometimes looking at a photo is enough πŸ˜€ imagination drives us bookworms anyway.

    1. Thanks for sharing! Followed your book and blog boards πŸ™‚ I get what you mean, I also feel like Pinterest is just such a different social media, it might take time to figure it out. But hey. At least it’s fun πŸ™‚

  10. I feel like I have missed so much on your site this week. I hope to get caught up today. I need to read your review of Central Station since I am still on the fence about even finishing reading that one. I am looking forward to your review of Gemina.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

    1. Don’t worry about it, you’ve had so much on your plate lately. I am thankful you took the time to visit πŸ™‚ I also need to catch up with your blog!
      Plus, look at me answering comments from more than a week ago πŸ˜€ that implies I’m even more behind! Haha.
      Anyway, hope you are doing well and that things are more cheerful for you. Been thinking about you this past week and hoping things are alright.

  11. I loved Gemina and I just cannot wait for the third one! I’m not normally a big sci-fi reader, but these books just sucked me in!!

    I really like Pinterest. I’m trying to use it more. I find some great ideas of course too. I followed you – I’m @shootingstarmag

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  12. LOL! One of those weeks, huh? Sometimes I can barely remember what I did the night before, let alone earlier in the week. It’s bizarre!

    I DO have a Pinterest account! I am pretty addicted to Pinterest. πŸ˜€

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books! Have a great weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
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  13. I think I have a Pinterest account but I don’t use it. Honestly, I can barely keep up with what I am doing now most weeks so I try not to take on more. I know exactly what you mean about not remembering what you did during the week. I sometimes have to enlist help from my husband when I try to summerize my week. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books.
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  14. Sounds like you got a lot done last month. My weekends have been pretty busy but that’s good it is once holiday season hits huh? I look forward to seeing some more sci-fi recommendations as I really should read more of that genre. Hope you have s wonderful week.

    1. Haha the book Santa πŸ˜€ yes, he came early! Of course I read Illuminae, I read them in order πŸ˜€ I hope you get to read it soon, I feel like you’ll love it loads πŸ™‚

  15. I have a Pinterest account, but my site is currently experiencing issues with its crawler (ugh). I haven’t been blog-hopping much, either—mostly visiting other’s pages and then getting distracted by something else. I bought The Host and have been wanting to read that instead of doing stuff on the computer, plus I’ve been devoting more energy to NaNoWriMo.
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    1. Tell me about it! It seems like we have a lot in common as bloggers, crawler problems included πŸ˜€ granted, that’s not a thing I would enjoy sharing with anyone, haha, but oh well. For some reason I can’t even upload my sitemap or robots.txt file. Why do simple things have to be so complicated? XD

      You’re doing NaNo? That’s great, how is it going?

      I haven’t read The Host, but I’ve glimpsed the movie (mom was watching xD) and it looked interesting. I wonder what you’ll think about it πŸ™‚

      Thank you for visiting!

        1. Yeah, I read your post on it after I posted my comment πŸ™‚ I think it’s good that you dropped NaNo. I’m also setting a lower reading goal for myself next year because of the same reasons, pretty much. What’s the point of torturing yourself over, well, numbers?

          Also, nope, my SEO still isn’t sorted. Yes, the sitemap exists… But the Search Console does not approve it. It’s just been pending for months. And the robots file won’t let me upload a new one. Funnily enough, I work with someone who does SEO (I do PPC marketing), so we had beer on Friday with the workmates and they just told me to give him access and he’ll figure it out πŸ˜€ which is good news!

          1. Are you also unable to edit it, too? That’s…weird, haha. Oh—are you able to see it? If you have cPanel, there should be an option to “Show Hidden Files” when opening “File Manager” (or in its settings after opening). Sometimes (usually) the robots.txt file is hidden, because like the .htaccess, it’s not typically something people need to edit.

            Ah, either way, good luck! If he can’t figure it out, I used to run a webhosting company. πŸ™‚
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          2. Haha I’m not that smart xD I don’t know what cPanel is… a friend is hosting my website, so the only thing I’ve ever seen is the actual WordPress interface. I’m only accessing the robots file through the Search Console (or Webmaster Tools I guess).

            I guess my colleague hasn’t had time to do this yet xD so I’m trying not to think about all the traffic I might be losing xD xD and thank you! Worst case scenario πŸ™‚

  16. I’ve had weeks like that…those garbage men from Inside Out chucked inactive memories lol…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Bookmarking your hopeful sci-fi post to check out, because hopefulness is something I think we all need in our lives right about now…and, you know, I like speculative fiction.

  17. I’ve been wanting to read Gemina but I haven’t yet. New books keep me distracted every week. I hope you enjoyed it. Anyway, I have a Pinterest account. Need to pin all the Picts on the blog. Hopefully this week.

    Here is my account:

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ❀️

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