Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This meme gives bloggers a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or received for review each week. I also decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
Luaus and Sunsets
So while you may have noticed that my blog has been a little active the past week, you may have also noticed that I failed to write a Stacking the Shelves or Sunday Post post. That was because I was in beautiful O’ahu, Hawaii for the past week, and didn’t return to Los Angeles until last Wednesday. So aside from the scheduled posts I had set up before I left town, the blog was on a bit of a vacay. The week was great! I attended the Lions International Convention with my mom who is an active member in the organization. We met a lot of new Lions, including some from next year’s host country of Japan. So excited for that trip! I guess I need to learn a bit of Japanese 😉
Last 2 Weeks on the Blog
This Week on the Blog
- Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
- Waiting on Wednesday: Nightwalker by Jacquelyn Frank
- Book Review: Hard As You Can (Hard Ink #2) by Laura Kaye
- Book Review: Hard To Hold On To (Hard Ink #2.5) by Laura Kaye
- Book Review: Hard To Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye
- Book Review: Hard To Be Good (Hard Ink #3.5) by Laura Kaye
- Book Review: Hard To Let Go (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye
Around the Blogosphere
Announcing July’s TBR Read Along! (The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater) via Bookish Lifestyle
Trilogy Enders: Winners, Disappointments and Unknowns via Hello, Chelly!
- Plugin Update: Nose Graze’s Ultimate Book Blogger (Version 3), Reading Challenges Add-on Update, Rating Report Add-On Update
- New: Flame Rating Add-on, Front-End Review Submissions
Video: 4th of July Plan With Me-Erin Condren via Creating&Co.
Let’s Get Organized!
I’ve always been obsessed with notebooking. First I started out with a basic Mead pocket notebook, and then gradually started using Moleskine notebooks. My favorite were the traditional black hardcover notebooks, because I liked storing things in the pockets. Then, I began using the soft covered books, and customizing them by decorating the covers, adding tabs, and cutting/pasting photos inside. I even added stickers to the inside covers. When I did interviews for television and film, the notebooks were a great way to store interview questions, and get ready for San Diego Comic-Con.
Last year I began using Erin Condren Teacher Planners, which I loved! The laminated covers made my lesson planner more durable, and I didn’t have to deal with it falling apart by the end of the year. Sadly, as I’ve become more organized in my classroom, I’ve become less organized at home. This is mostly due to me trying to go completely digital. As a paper and pen girl, this has failed miserably 🙁 So I’ve decided to go back to what works, and ordered a new EC Life Planner. They’re a bit pricy, but since I have a history with using, decorating, and storing my Moleskines, I figure this won’t be a fly by night hobby, and will end up being worth the money in the long run. *fingers crossed*