What did I miss? {6/3 – 6/10}

Jun
10

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What did I miss? is a new feature here at The Grammarian’s Reviews. I thought it was about time I feature weekly updates and highlights from both here and other bloggers. So let’s get on with the recap!

Grammar: a love/hate relationship — My thoughts on being a grammar lover, and grammar nazis.

[review] White Cat by Holly Black — The first book in the Curse Workers series. Highly recommended!

My “real life” experience with reading and books — Part of Armchair BEA week, in which I discuss how my family came together through their love for reading and Harry Potter.

The Best of 2012 — Part of Armchair BEA week, in which I single out my favorite book of 2012, and list some upcoming hopefuls.

An Introduction — My kickoff post for Armchair BEA week, in which I interview myself.

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In other news, I acquired Red Glove AND Black Heart by Holly Black – the next two books in the Curse Workers series! I’m soooo excited to begin reading Red Glove, especially because I’ll be reading along with Amanda. Book buddies ftw!

I also participated in Armchair BEA this week (for a second year), and while it was fun at first, the fun quickly tapered off halfway through, which was a bit of a bummer. I really enjoyed it last year. This year just didn’t click with me. Too much focus on Beyond the Blog stuff left me unable to participate, which ultimately just sucked all the fun out of it. However, I ended up meeting some pretty cool people that I now enjoy talking to on Twitter. So yay!

I’ve also gotten better at scheduling posts! Just about all of this week’s posts I’d scheduled in advance! It made me feel so… productive. So I’m definitely trying to get posts finished ahead of time. It’s a time saver and means I don’t have to scramble around after working all day, trying to put something together. I’d rather take my time with my posts and provide better content. I think it’s been going well. I’ve been getting a lot more feedback on posts and seen a tiny increase in traffic to the site. Whether there’s a correlation between these things or not, I don’t know for sure, but I’m going to take it that way.

Got a Kindle, or thinking of getting one? — Amanda talks about the pros and cons she’s discovered over the course of a year with her own Kindle.

Cialina reviewed Red Glove just after I happened to finish White Cat — Her review made me super pumped and hopeful to continue the series!

Online book clubs — Amanda at LIO, while talking about how she goes Beyond the Blog, mentioned her online book club. I had no idea such things actually existed. Sure, I’d heard of them before, but for older people. But what really caught my attention was that Amanda’s club employs Skype for communication. How frickin’ awesome is that? Reading and talking about books? Online? I’d love to organize something like that, if it were possible and garnered enough interest/availability.

Sarah posted some beautiful shots of NYC — With this past week being BEA week, I was hardcore longing to be in the city; these pictures helped to make me feel like I was there, if only for a few seconds.



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10 Responses to “What did I miss? {6/3 – 6/10}”

  1. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the shout-out and I’m so glad that you like my photos! :D

  2. I like this new feature, Alissa! (and not just because I’m listed. ;)

  3. Anne says:

    I would LOVE to have an online book club! My library runs quite a few book clubs, but none of them are in genres I’m interested in, so I’ve never participated – it’ll always be ONE book I want to read out of 4 in the series, so why join.

    Actually, thinking about it, would you be interested in starting one together? We seem to have pretty similar tastes, and I would love to have a chance for discussing books more. Something to think about, anyways.

    • Alissa says:

      I would! Granted, it’ll take a lot of planning. Like, a lot a lot. But I’m up for the challenge of at least mulling it over. You’ll never know if you don’t try, right?

      • Anne says:

        Oh yeah, I can’t imagine we could get it up and running until at least the fall, if then even, because I have a few upcoming events on my blog that have me running in circles trying to keep up. But, if you’re interested, why don’t I email you and we can start throwing ideas out there for books etc.? :)

  4. Cialina says:

    Haha, now, I’m super pumped for Black Heart.

    Man, I kind of miss doing my round up post, but it’s so time-consuming.

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