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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Week in Review (1)

I've seen quite a few blogs doing a Weekly Roundup or other sorts of Sunday posts to wrap up their blogging weeks and I can't help but agree that it's a good idea. I'll be trying this type of post out for a couple of weeks and seeing if it's helpful and/or worthwhile. :)

This week was interesting... I didn't write near as many reviews as I normally do (because I was focusing on the Readathon) and I experimented with a few memes I've never done before. Yay for new things!

This Week

 GIVEAWAY Oh, the things my mom will do... by Marianne Richmond

READATHON GOALS & PROGRESS Partipated in the 7th Bout of Books Readathon 

CHALLENGE Bout of Books Challenge - Book Spine Poetry 

LIST Top Ten Books Dealing with Tough Subjects 

REVIEW Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier 

MEME Throwback Thursday featuring The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

MEME Favorite Summer Read featuring Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols 

BLOG TOUR The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy 

REVIEW Written in Red (Others Bk #1) by Anne Bishop 

Notable News
  • The Redhead Reviewer, Andrea, is Calling All Bloggers to participate in the Bookstore Bookblogger Connection. This project is a great way for book bloggers and book stores to work together to get good books into the hands of readers - now that's a worthy endeavor if I ever saw one!
  • This week I discovered the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club (IGGPPC). Dedicated to "reviving the lost art of letter writing," this project pairs participants (pen pals) by age and interests. I love this idea because letter writing is awesome and who doesn't need another similarly geeky friend? I know I do! Pop over to the website and sign up to receive a pen pal or just to chat on the forums. 
  • My primary motivation for writing The Hiding Spot has always been to encourage people to read and connect them to books they might have otherwise overlooked - simply put, to make sure good books make it into the hands of readers. Because of this goal, I'm always on the look out for new places to post reviews and promote books. This week I stumbled upon BookLikes, a new-ish site where readers, reviewers, etc can set up blogs and share what they've read. I'm just starting to explore the site, but I like what I see so far!
  • In the last month, quite a lot has changed in my personal life. I quite both of my jobs, wrapped up the school semester, and moved back to my hometown in Northern Michigan. This week, I was offered two new jobs (thank goodness - I get antsy when I'm not working), one of which is at my local library. It's going to be an interesting experience working at the library where I spent so many hours when I was kid, but I'm super excited. Working with books and people has never felt like a job to me, so I'm so happy to be back where I feel I belong! 


  1. I'm part of the Geek Girl Pen Pals too! Great group :)
    Hope you met your bout of books goals


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