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 best and worst series endings.
I reviewed Stephanie Perkins’ Anna And The French Kiss.
I also reviewed Rick Riordan’s The House Of Hades.
I shared my thoughts on striking a balance between school and blogging.
I held a debate with my brother on the author John Green.
IN MY WORLD
I came back from a week long hiatus. This should be evident in the fact that I haven’t posted a recap since September 23rd, which of course makes me feel lonely. However, I have resolved to stick to my blog and work my ass off to provide you guys with quality content daily, and so far I think I’ve been holding up the way I want to.
I went through a week of Yearbook photoshoots. I’m a graduating student, and this is definitely one of the highlights of my senior year. It was an entire week of chaos, where the batch gathered in the auditorium to get hair done and makeup fixed and pictures taken– basically, we shared the spotlight as make-believe celebrities. The group shots were the best part, as we got to round up all our previous cliques and circles of friends from all four years of our miserable yet exhilerating high school lives (the Filipino term being ‘barkada‘), and take trips down memory lane with them through pictures. Needless to say, I was breathless in anticipation for the printed copies after I finished.
I contemplated self-hosting. This one stressed me out quite a bit. I’ve always been happy with the way my blog’s been run, but recently, I’ve been considered my better options. Self-hosting seems like capital-F Freedom, and I’ve always wanted to be in total control of my blog, and not have to worry about it shutting down due to external issues. However, it’s quite a bit of work to transfer all of my accomplishments from one blog to the next, and I’m honestly not sure if right now, I’m prepared for that sort of pressure. What do you think?
Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Books I Was Forced To Read
Review: Lola And The Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
Day of Debate: Is There Too Much Romance In YA?
Blogger Bites: The Reviewer’s Dilemma
Optional: Feature and Follow / News Post
ELSEWHERE IN THE BLOGOSPHERE
Alice-Jane talks about the importance of design in the age of e-books.
Anya discusses the new blogging platform Medium.
Asti talks about social media and her blog.
Asti also shares experiences from her first author event.
Charlotte admits her fear of talking to other bloggers and authors.
Charlotte also asks us who reads our blogs.
Chiara shares her review must-haves.
Christy talks about how she organizes for her blog.
Eve discusses the hardships of reviewing books.
Genevieve talks about becoming a book snob.
Hazel talks giving discussions a go.
Helen asks us which horror book we think she should read.
Holly talks about DNFing books.
Kayla discusses the statistical probability of DNFing a book.
Kelley talks about comment exchanges.
Kelly discusses the guilt of not posting.
Kristy and Melissa talk about writing negative reviews.
Meggy shares what she thinks every sidebar should have.
Meggy also shares which fictional inventions she wishes were real.
Lili talks about the do’s and don’ts of blogging during college.
Reem has an interesting conversation with an imaginary publisher.
Sandra shares a list of the things she looks for in a blog.
Shannelle asks us what would happen if Feedburner was to say goodbye.
I write a guest post over at Chiara’s about bloggy best friends and how I met mine!
And that’s it for this week! If I missed anything else, please don’t hesitate to tell me 🙂