More sleep deprivation this week. I submitted my first conference abstract though! And I also failed my first grad school class. 😥 The good: I might not have to retake it. The bad: I’m taking the second part of the course right now and I’m avoiding it like a plague when I should really be embracing it with all of my heart in order to pass this time. Failing a class is never fun, but I just have to pick myself back up and keep on going. Anyway, onto the happier things in life…
LIKE NEW WORDPRESS EMOJIS. No peanut butter emoji (YET) but here’s a cookie to celebrate. 🍪 Thanks for open sourcing this set, Twitter! Okay okay, now onto the real happier things in life…
- REVIEW: The Summons by John Grisham
- THOUGHTS: Weird Bookish Conversations on the Bus
- REVIEW: The Tastemakers by David Sax
- EVENT: Loading Sci-Fi November…
- EVENT: My Year in Nonfiction
- REVIEW: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
- EVENT: Yay! Not Another Sci-Fi November Bingo Challenge
- Ashley @ Nosegraze explained why she doesn’t care about Adobe “spying” on the e-books that she reads and why she cares about numbers.
- Asti @ Oh, the Books! read my mind and created a sci-fi bingo card!
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters shared the social media sites that she uses and why she doesn’t use them all.
- Christine @ Oh, Chrys! considered reading as a passion of many.
- Janet @ Dear Authors asked if “safe” books are really what we want.
- Josephine @ Word Revel started a series of posts about book photography, and this one about using a white background is really informative.
- Json @ Dear Readers tried a new way of reading with Spritz, which shows one word at a time. Is this the future??
- KJ @ Worlds in Ink started a sci-fi blind book challenge – can you figure out what these books are based on the clues given?
- Nara @ Looking for the Panacea created a quiz on guessing the book from the chapter heading which I totally failed but gosh look at those pretty headings!
- Sana @ Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile tackled the trend of island settings in YA books.
- Calling all aliens and computers, you are now eligible to compete for this Japanese science fiction award!
- Netflix is planning on adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events! Very excited for this.
- The world’s 10 most expensive books ever sold, as listed by Forbes.
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