Blogging, Bookish and Real Life News:
I may have purchased a few books this week, in my defense, I was left unsupervised at a book fair at my daughters school. So I seriously blame my husband for letting me go alone. Also the Amazon books are totally my fault. The Ember in the Ashes, I’ve wanted for a while and Scythe is my shotgun pick for a post I am doing with Berls. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is a book I have been stalking for quite some time and OMG I love a Frankenstein retelling. I should do a post about it….I think I will….Tis the season! 🙂
I also had to share this “I was at the book fair at the school. A Woman said to her daughter….
“Put this book back, I am not buying this, it’s $13!!!, I would rather you spend your money on…..”
At that point she looked at me, her eyes got a little wider and I am not 100% sure what my face looked like but she didn’t finish the sentence and walked away.”
Ok so here is what happened…As most people might be aware Berls and I joined up to co-host Bloggiesta. It wasn’t going well even with our help we really tried but we sort of weren’t sure how we wanted to handle it in the coming months. We finally decided on a date when we found out the Bloggiesta website was gone. Apparently the person that owned it got into some trouble and deleted herself from all of social media, taking Bloggiesta with her. I was able to get all the mini challenges from an archive of the website but basically otherwise it was gone. Berls and I decided that it was time to take a step away from Bloggiesta and do something on our own. So in a few weeks or maybe next week we will be introducing on the COYER website the new organizing challenge for readers and bloggers called CORA’S Bookish Bootcamp, which will be similar to Bloggiesta but more reader friendly too. So if you need to do some work on your blog or get some post done this is a great event to help motivate you do it. Or are you a reader that is completely unorganized with your reads, maybe your shelves are a mess on your kindle or in your house. Is your goodreads shelf a complete mess? Well this is the perfect event for you. Lets get all those tasks done and lets do it together! Cheer each other on! and help with any questions anyone has. That was always my favorite part of the original bloggiesta…Now that I sounded like an advertisement…lets get on to some other news.
The COYER website is also getting a MAKEOVER!!!!, we have decided to put all our challenges that we co-host on the website and we are changing the name to CORA’s Challenge Corner. We are kind of excited about it, design changes will take place in December of this year but it will be official complete in Jan 2019. I am also brainstorming to see if I can maybe come up with some fun new challenges. 🙂
Wanna know what else will be different in 2019? Our website is getting a MAKEOVER TOO! I am so excited about it and can’t wait to show you all what I did. lol It is going to be so awesome but I need to finish a bunch stuff but it should be finished enough by Jan of 2019.
Otherwise the weather was hot as hell and muggy but by the end of the week it was gorgeous and in the low 70’s. We finally took the AC out of one of the windows and hoping by next weekend we can take the rest out since the weather is going to cool off. They still haven’t found my husbands truck, I am not sure they will ever find it.
Also this week….My real job, I am just done with it, I just can’t stand feeling like I am not good enough. Limabean Designs is doing good but not enough to quit my job. I am not sure what I want to do yet but I am really unhappy. Starting to do Pre-made covers again so maybe, just maybe, things will pick up enough that I can quit and find something else while doing LD.
The next few months is filled with fun events for reading, Fraterfest Read-a-thon hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer on October 11th to the 16th, Dewey Read-a-thon on October 20thand then the HoHoHo Read-a-thon hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer November 9th through the 18th, Sign Ups will be live for this I believe on September 26th. Can you read a series in a month? sign ups are now Live! challenge starts November 1st
Last Week on the Blog:
- [24 Sep] Children of the Forgotten Gods by Kennedy Daly ★★★★½
- [25 Sep] Silent Threat by Dana Marton ★★★½
- [27 Sep] Can you read a series in a Month? Join the Challenge! Starts November 1st
- [28 Sep] Small Spaces by Katherine Arden ★★★★★
- [29 Sep] Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
- [30 Sep] I accidentally bought a bunch of books ~ WIR & SP
What you might see this week:
- Bookish Conversations
- The October Book Report
- My TBR List for October
(Read, Currently Reading & Next)
What I grabbed
I accidentally bought a few books this week….oops
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!