Book hauls, Sunday post

Sunday post #28 Post-blogoversary blues

Good morning, everyone! I admit, today’s maybe the first morning ever when I don’t really feel like writing a Sunday update, cause I’m having the “I’ve been blogging for a year already, but what of it” blues, lol. But I wouldn’t miss my chance to talk to you all!

So this week:

  • flew by without me noticing it??
  • I finally started my #ARCsAnonymous book (which I really like!!)
  • I’ve devised a scoring system that we use in the group so people are motivated to read more of their old ARCs
  • I did not request any new ARCs! (that’s a definite win.)
  • Taught a class which was relatively fun
  • Also started reading Diamond Age for Sci-Fi Month 2017 and I’m not sure I’ll even finish it in time??? (that book is huuuge.)
  • Had my blogoversary

And that’s about it!

~ Last Week On The Blog ~

I would say it was a pretty exciting week blogging-wise, as it was both my blogoversary, and the debut of my co-blogger with his Overwatch review! That said, Ebilshrimp was a little worried that it’s a very niche book and not many of you knew what the book or the review was about, but hey – first posts are always tough! I say he did just fine.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman overwatch anthology

~ Coming Up Next Week~

Next week we will debunk sci-fi myths with the help of a real astronaut – I really do recommend reading the Endurance post cause it’s as much a discussion as a review! I loved writing it and felt empowered by it, I hope you enjoy it too. Then we will also review Weaver’s Lament which I already fangirled to you about last week. And we will have a blog tour stop for It’s Just Nerves – a collection of essays on disability that I truly enjoyed.

endurance by scott kelly Weaver's Lament by Emma Newman
it's just nerves Kelly Davio

~ Little Book Haul ~

This week’s book haul is little again! Which I am very proud. Way to go shrinking TBR! It was also not a book I requested, but a book that I was offered by the author, after she read my review of In Case I Go. It’s a book on a similar topic, as far as I know, so I agreed to review it when I have time.

Song of Batoche

~ In The Bookish Community ~

This week I don’t have a whole lot to share, but I’ll still share a few links! Didn’t have a lot of time to blog hop, sadly!

This is no new post, but it could be very useful to you, as it was to me! Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction shares Two (Free) Tools that Have Transformed My Replying and Commenting Back

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer shares a discussion about The Awkward Duty and Ecstatic Joy of Comments

Sophie @ Beware of the Reader shares a very relevant post to all of us self-hosted people – what to do to organically appear in the WP Reader

That’s it for this week! What’s new with you? Share your news and update links in the comments!

As usual, I’m linking up with the Sunday post meme at Kimba’s book blog and Stacking The Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews. I might also link up with Mailbox Monday and Book Date if I decide to 🙂

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

You’ve had a great week, Evelina, happy Blogoversary! <3 It's hard every now and then to think about blogging and what it really means, no? I think I'll keep on blogging for a long time, because I love sharing my reviews – even if sometimes it seems as if I'm the only one reading them 😉
No new ARCs? That's a feat!
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Happy blogoversary! I’m looking forward to mine next June. I will have been blogging for…wait for it…ten years. Crazy, right? Totally unexpected. I definitely remember the first year, wondering why hordes of people weren’t visiting my blog and leaving comments.

Patrick Sean Lee
3 years ago

Yep, read your blogs every week, Evelina, and I start those weeks with a smile (and a resolution to read more!). Happy Anniversary!

Sim @ Flipping Thru the Pages

Happy blogoversary again And Ebil did really fine. And it’s really great how you have controlled youself from buying or requesting any thing new
Have a great weekend!

Sophie Eloy
3 years ago

Once again happy blogoversary! Thanks for highlighting my post and for your very interesting comment about Discover. I confess that now I’m interested in having your intake about promoting your blog if we can’t show on WP reader under “Discover”. At least now my posts appear in my friends feed as it was not the case before.

3 years ago

Congrats on the one year and the no ARC requesting 😉 ARCs Anonymous is such a cool idea! I’ve actually been having the opposite problem of not seeing any ARCs I want to request….

3 years ago

Happy Blogoversary! Keep up the fun 😉
Got me curious about Overwatch with its busy cover.

Corina Paris
3 years ago

Hi Avalinah,

I’m going to check out Weaver’s Lament – actually I already requested Brother’s Ruin from the library. I like the cover of Weaver’s Lament and could see this series being right up my alley.

Love you sharing posts from the bookish community!! ♡♡♡

Have a great Sunday, and happy reading!!

Thannya @MyLovelySecret

Once again, HAPPY BLOGANNIVERSARY! You had such a fulfilling week. Not requesting a single ARC is a big step -it’s just like spending a week without buying books (although, you may go bankrupt because of the latter). Thank you for sharing those links -those are some really interesting discussions/tips.

Happy readings!
Tânia @MyLovelySecret

3 years ago

Happy Blogoversary! Aww, we all get the bloggy blues, but I am glad you wrote your posts! YAY, for no new ARCs. Your powers amaze me. Hope the week ahead is a good one!

3 years ago

Happy Blogoversary! Good for you not getting any new ARCs this week. I’m trying to resist.

Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow
3 years ago

I liked your review of The Rules of Magic. While I found the beginning slow, I soon found myself immersed in the world of the characters…and wanted to know what would happen next.

Thanks for sharing…and enjoy the new week. And thanks for visiting my blog.

The doll you liked on my blog is sadly, not mine…yet. I found it on Amazon, and may have to go and “click to buy” at some point. Meanwhile, I like looking at her.

Maureen Bakker
3 years ago

I definitely know what those Sunday’s feel like Evelina.
And great job on not getting any new ARC’s. That’s definitely progress right?! 😉
Have a great week and happy reading!

3 years ago

Happy blogoversary Evelina! Here’s hoping there’s many more wonderful years for you to come. And I know what you mean, I seriously don’y know where this week went, and the weekend is almost over too! Well done on not requesting any ARC’s, I’ve been good so far too! I hope you have a great week! 🙂

3 years ago

I cannot wait until your Sci-Fi myths article + real astronaut!! My husband and I occasionally geek out on space stuff so would love to hear what he says 😀

(And I think you’re a mind reader with the links to comment moderation this week. The struggle is real in my neck of the woods and I feel like I’m always missing comments until a day or two until after their posted)

Happy reading!! 🙂 🙂

3 years ago

Oh I am really curious about the Scott Kelly book! It looks great.
Have a great week!

3 years ago

I used to think too much about blogging in the beginning but now I just do what I like to do. I think that is the most important thing. Be you.

You had so much self-restraint in hauling. I hauled 13. Though to be fair, it was my birthday.

Sascha Darlington
Sascha Darlington
3 years ago

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I admire your control in not taking on more ARCs!

3 years ago

I have no idea how you resist requesting ARCs. I just want to read all the books.

Karen Blue
3 years ago

I am really looking forward to the sci-fi astronaut thing you have coming up. Thanks for sharing all the links this week. I did check out the WP reader post but honestly, after spending almost all week working on getting https working, I can’t even think about taking on another project.
I honestly meant to not get any ARCs, but then I got this email from Harper Collins and then…the inevitable happens. As long as I stay on top of it I am okay, right? Right!
Have a great week!

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

No, don’t get down, your one year blogoversary is something to be happy about! A lot of people don’t make it that far, but you did! But isn’t it funny how we get excited when we get ARCs but also excited when we don’t? Lol. I’m glad you taught a fun class and that you seemed to have a pretty good week 🙂

Rachel @The Readers Den

Happy blogoversary! And congratulations on your self-control with requesting ARCs. It feels so good to get caught up. I’m seriously trying! Have a great week, and happy reading! 🙂

Jen S.
3 years ago

Congrats on your one year blogoversary!
I didn’t request any books this week, either. The ones I got were either free downloads or for upcoming blog tours. So I don’t feel too bad about getting them.

3 years ago

Diamond Age– not familiar with that one, but looking forward to your review for SciFi Month! Which I can’t wait for lol, should fun. I don’t remember if I wished you a happy blogoversary yet- if not, happy blogoversary!! And if so, well… happy blogoversary again!

Hope you have a great week!

3 years ago

Same here! And no I have never read Stephenson, although as a fan of cyberpunk I probably should have. I’m about to give Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan a go, as he’s another one. What would you recommend from Stephenson as a first try?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
3 years ago

Happy blogoversary again!! Yay for not requesting ARCs. I am making progress on my pile and it feels so good and I am trying not to request any either. Hope you have a great week!

Katie @Just Another Girl and Her books

Go you for not requesting any new ARCs…I’m not sure I have that much self-control.

Hope you have a great week.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Sorry you’ve had the post-blogoversary blues—hope you cheer up, my friend!!

Paul Liadis
3 years ago

I own Diamond Age but have not yet read it. I have a couple Stephenson books I haven’t finished yet. I enjoy his writing and he is a good writer, but also it takes dedication to get through one of his books.

Paul Liadis
3 years ago

Unrelated, I saw you tweeted about Pittsburgh the other day. There’s a book along the same lines as what they were discussing. It’s about Aliquippa (a town/city right near Pittsburgh) where my Dad is from:

He said it’s a really good book, yet a bit sad what has happened there.

3 years ago

Congrats on not requesting any ARCs! (I can congratulate you for that, right? lol)

I’m looking forward to your sci-fi myths post! I watch sci-fi but don’t really read it much (sometimes, like…The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which I’m pretty sure is entirely impossible haha)

Have a great week!

Barb (boxermommyreads)

I’ve got The Rules of Magic requested at my library. I hope it arrives this week as they are closed next week due to some renovations they are doing. Congrats on not requesting any new arcs, I need your willpower.

Geybie's Book Blog
Geybie's Book Blog
3 years ago

Happy blogoversary again. Mine is in December. So excited. Anyway, I’m curious about your #arcsanonymous. Is it a challenge?
Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ❤️

Jackie B.
3 years ago

You are TOTALLY welcome to not want to post. I don’t know where this week went either, honestly! It was a strangely fast week. It’s like I wrote a post on Sunday, blinked, and BAM: Now it’s Monday again and barely wrote anything?! What? It’s like last week didn’t even happen. Perhaps it didn’t? Perhaps this is all just a strange time warp?! I digress. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! I couldn’t be more excited for you, and I am STOKED to check out your posts from this past week #SlackerFriend Great job starting your #ARCsAnnonymous book! I have made a little bit… Read more »

Jackie B.
3 years ago

Wait. I have Twitter messages from you?! UGH!!! Lately, Twitter hasn’t been notifying me properly. I think this is tied to my most recent iOS update. I’ll get on that.

Pft, you can post your review whenever you want. I have quite a few books which are over a year late… But, hopefully, ARCsAnnonymous will help me make a dent in that! I won’t get my ARC done for this month, I don’t think, which makes me sad. I’ve got so much reading to do! Where did October go?

Jackie B.
3 years ago
Reply to  Jackie B.

P.S. Sorry I just spammed your Twitter to death. O_o

Nikki @ The Bibliophibian

Good job on keeping the haul minimal! I can never resist, seemingly…

Jennifer | Book Den
3 years ago

I had that exact same feeling but I did skip posting. 🙂 I hope you are having a good week.

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Wow! Well done on the ARC front! You’re getting super organised there. I’ve been pulling back on arcs for months and trying to feel like I have a manageable list. And I did for a month! September was an absolutely awful month for reading and blogging though so I’ve had a speed wobble…. But I’m still in a good place now I’m most of the way through October! My goal is to try to focus more on my own personal books though rather than having arcs rule….. It could happen! Congratulations on your blogoversary! I hope this week has been… Read more »