Why hello there, long time no talk! I’ve decided on the spur of the moment to rename Weekly Papers because I feel bad for not updating these every week… so taking inspiration from those puff pieces in newspapers, these are now Paper Puffs! Whaddya think, whaddya think? The major difference is that these might be more sporatic and lengthy, because I’m still going to try to get these out on Saturdays, but they’ll include everything since the last puff piece. (I’m totally butchering the way “puff piece” is supposed to be used, aren’t I?)
My life is pretty hectic right now, and I can’t even procrastinate by writing book reviews or blog posts like I did last year! I procrastinate by doing homework or reading papers, and sometimes I procrastinate by exercising while watching The Biggest Loser because it makes me feel like I’m taking care of my body. Womp womp. (But who’s watching that show?? I’m absolutely loving the two new trainers!)
Blog-wise, have you noticed the new and kind of boring theme? I just felt like I needed something simple, and hopefully the change is as refreshing for you guys as it is for me. And book-wise, I think I have a problem – I’m officially taking a step back and admitting that I’M A BOOK HOARDER. Ahhhh! You may have remembered me showing pictures of my books in the past and wonder why I haven’t reviewed or mentioned most of them here, and that’s because I hoard faster than I read. Ugh. Here are some new (but actually old?) books I’ve added to my collection since my last update:
- Review: Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett & Maureen Seaberg
- Review: The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
- Review: Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
- News: Back to the Books!
- Mini Review: Glitches by Marissa Meyer
- News: n Weeks Without Books
- Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
- Bekka @ Great Imaginations wrapped up her summer book bingo and started a fall book bingo but I’m still here, alone on the struggle bus. Sigh. (IT WILL HAPPEN! I’ll finish one of these bingo boards eventually!)
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish interviewed one of my fave book bloggers, Joséphine of Word Revel, about book photography!
- Kelly @ Stacked wrote an amazing post about advocating for and writing about girls that needs to be shared more.
- Tanya @ GirlXOXO did a Spook’Tober edition of the “6 Degrees of Separation” meme in which she linked 6 different books together.
- Banned Books Week
- B.J. Novak’s ‘A Book with No Words’ is an amazingly written children’s book that is super funny and silly. Watching him reading it and seeing the kids’ reactions is awesome!
- I could’ve used Book Riot’s 5 tips for getting out of a long-term reading slump like five years ago.
- Sixteen fantastic words that can’t be translated into English, from Ella Frances Sanders’ illustrated book, Lost in Translation. Dude, I’ve gone akihi so many times…
- This controversial letter directed towards self-publishing (summarized by The Washington Post) has already attracted some heated comments and debates.
Do you have any interesting news that you want to share? Let me know!