This recap was requested by a few of my readers– I’ll be telling you what went down the past week, in and out of Flip That Page, and give you a sneak peek preview of sorts on what to expect for the week to come. Happy blogging! 🙂
ON THE BLOG
I shared ten of the things that have helped make blogging easier.
I discussed the reasons behind my love for discussion posts.
I asked the question: are we screwed if YA books were real?
I reviewed an ARC copy of Ingrid Jonach’s When The World Was Flat.
I reviewed Tahereh Mafi’s Unravel Me.
I participated in Jamie’s feature entitled My YA Life In Book Titles.
I accepted the Versatile Blogger Award!
IN MY WORLD
I took a break from school the entire week, due to the heavy rains that kept on flooding the streets. I know I should be grateful for the time given to catch up on sleep, but I seriously feel for all the families affected by the storm, so I’ve been donating some money to raise funds for their well-being. My parents don’t know, but I guess they won’t mind.
I watched the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie, and thought it was pretty acceptable. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t as horrible as my brother thought it was. I guess knowing the premise beforehand makes all the difference. The accents were pronounced, so it was quite challenge to grasp what any of them were saying.
I wrote part of a letter to my Australian penpal. I’ve never had one before, so it’s really exciting. She’s a co-blogger, and an awesomazing one at that– I do believe you may have heard of her! Plus points go to the first person who can tell me her name 😉
I completed a live redesign of the blog, adding the new header (Picmonkey customized, thank you very much), as the final touch! I know I’m not the best of graphic artists (matter of fact, I ain’t one), so I hope that in some way, you approve of the new look.
Review: The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater) and The Woken Gods (Gwenda Bond)
Blogger Bites: On Social Networking
Top Ten Tuesdays: Most Memorable Secondary Character
Special Post: Bookish Senior Superlatives
Crossover From This Week: Day of Debate on Zeroes vs Heroes
Optional: Feature and Follow / News Post
ELSEWHERE IN THE BLOGOSPHERE
Abria discusses blogger burnouts and shares some thoughts on them.
Amanda tells us more about the importance of book reviews.
Asti shares her reasons for not requesting ARCs.
Bec shares some reasons for breaking a book buying ban.
Cayce shares some likes and dislikes when it comes to Feedly and Bloglovin’.
Cece tells us about what she thinks makes a good character.
Charlotte asks what we consider spoilers and how we avoid them in reviews.
Charlotte and Paola try to debunk some myths about Asians.
Chiara discusses the Disappearing Parent Syndrome.
Christy discusses reviewing every book we read.
Genevieve discusses the broody couple and the fun friend in YA books.
Erin shares some thoughts on the book trailer craze.
Hazel has a moved to a self-hosted site!
Helen discusses jumping on the bandwagon.
Holly also tells us what she thinks of negative book reviews.
Kelly shares some of her weird bookish habits.
Laura tells us about scheduling and managing posts.
Lindsey asks us what type of book shelf person we are.
Liza talks about reading books that include a foreign language.
Melissa talks over-hyped and under-appreciated books in a little video.
Octavia asks us what features have added the “spice of life” to our blogs.
Reem shares her thoughts on the different types of villains.
Sandy discusses the desecration of her books.
Stormy asks us about book cravings and what we do about them.
And that’s it for this week! If I missed anything else, please don’t hesitate to tell me 🙂