This week was a clump of holidays for me! Between last week’s boyfriend’s birthday, this week we didn’t just have my mom’s birthday which falls on the Valentine’s, but of course the Valentine’s Day itself, and then… on the 16th, a really big celebration for my country – 100 years of restored independence!! No, that doesn’t mean 100 years of continous independence, unfortunately, but 100 years is 100 years! So congratulations, Lithuania!
In terms of my own celebrations, we… Couldn’t resist. And went to the same place again! I’ve got photos for you, and this time it was even more amazing, as we had the afternoon tea set, which surprised us with cake! (I guess we’re not very good at reading the menu, huh.) There was so much food that we literally skipped dinner that night. It was an amazing Valentine’s!
~ Last Week On The Blog ~
Last week I took it easy. Only two posts! But they are both very valuable to me. I posted a buddy read review of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan along with my friend and great discussion buddy Sarabi @ Swallow Song, and of course, some #NewBloggers 101 content, which I’m quite proud of: all my Goodreads, Twitter and other social media hacks that I use to be a more efficient blogger. Here they are:
~ Coming Up Next Week~
Next week I am planning two reviews (if I have time to write the second one) – as you can see by the number of stars, they were both amazing books! And a guest post from Lauren @ Northern Plunder. She will be talking about the intricacies of moving your blog from Blogger to a free WordPress account.
~ Little Book Haul ~
Well, I did haul this week – but so little, compared to how much I usually haul! Amazing, isn’t it? I really like this change for the better. The smaller TBR. The slowly growing TBR. #KeepDreaming
~ In The Bookish Community ~
Lara @ Words With Lara talks about what to do if you’re reading a book that’s just too much
Shruti @ This Is Lit gives useful recommendations on how to write a book review request email to a blogger
Continuing the author topic, Gayathri @ Elgee Writes talks about why it’s important for authors to have a website
For Valentine’s, Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tells us why we should give some love to book bloggers as a whole
So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?