What did I miss? is a feature here at The Grammarian’s Reviews showcasing weekly updates and highlights from both here and other bloggers. So let’s get on with the recap!
Commenting: it’s important — Why I think leaving and replying to comments is a vital part of blogging.
How to overcome a reading slump — Not enjoying reading as much as you were? Here are 20 steps to help get you back on track.
[review] Red Glove by Holly Black — An awesome, surprising sequel to White Cat.
Contemporary Summer Event — My guest post over at Planet Print, in which I share new and old contemp favorites.
Whip it Up Mondays — Blueberry streusel muffins. (I took a break from making cupcakes!)
What an eventful week! My internship ended a week early, so I was able to come home. And that means I can cook all I want and drink all the coffee I want. But what I’m most looking forward to is sleeping in. I’m excited to have more reading time, too. ‘Cause let’s be honest: sometimes after a day of work I didn’t feel like reading. This past week was proof of that. I spent a lot of time holing up in my room and doing absolutely nothing.
And because I did absolutely nothing, I still haven’t planned anything for my upcoming blog birthday. I’m going to have to make it my mission to plan something this week.
Say hi to me! — I stopped by Creativity’s Corner for a brief interview in celebration of Anne’s blog birthday!
Like a film — Novel Sounds introduced this awesome new feature in which they pair books to movies. First up? Anna and the French Kiss!
Favorite covers — Liz shared her favorite contemporary YA covers.
Donate your books — If you have any spare books, Cialina can help you send them off to a good cause: the Reading Club.
1. Don’t hate yourself for being in a reading slump.
2. Seek comfort, sympathy and similar reactions from others on Twitter.
4. Don’t look at your growing TBR list.
5. Don’t try a book out of your comfort zone.
6. If you tried a book out of your comfort zone and disliked it… refer to #5.
7. Don’t worry about not having any reviews to post.
8. Don’t post meaningless filler content just because you don’t have reviews to post.
9. Get off the computer and try a non-reading activity to give yourself a break.
10. Take a break. Your body and mind will thank you.
11. Ask friends with VERY similar reading tastes for book recommendations.
12. Choose a book that’s relatively short – around 200 pages is ideal.
13. If it doesn’t immediately grab your attention by the first sentence and/or paragraph, save it for later.
14. Repeat #s 11 and/or 12 until your attention is seized.
15. Remember reading isn’t a race. Don’t feel pressured into finishing the new book really quickly. Savor it.
16. Don’t force yourself to enjoy the new book.
17. When you finally finish the new book, start another.
18. Don’t immediately write a review for the first book.
19. Finish the second book and decide whether you want to review them.
20. Remember that you always have the choice to both review and just read for fun. Now celebrate on Twitter!
Then get back to reading.