Edit: I’m having a blog party! Check out my blogger friending meme :)
If you’re on twitter, you probably already know this
unless you’ve been living under a REALLY heavy rock, but there’s some SERIOUS charity stuff going on over there. Patrick Ness, author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here (which has been on my to-read for a while now) and some other books, started a fundraiser to collect money to give to Save the Children for refugees, because he was tired of only tweeting about it. He offered to match the first 10.000 pounds, and then John Green jumped in and said he’d match the next 10.000, and suddenly it all gained momentum.
SO MANY authors (and Hank Green, but I hear he’s writing a book, so…) participated that we all raised 400.000 pounds (~600.000 dollars) in only 36 hours. Obviously this wouldn’t be possible without all the people who keep giving, so please consider stopping by and giving some money yourself – every little bit helps! I love when humanity actually does something good, and this makes me proud to be a part of the book community. If you’re also a nerdfighter, this whole thing kind of feels like Project for Awesome, but on twitter.
I also had a suprising bout of productivity this week! Not for university or anything sensible like that obviously, but I wrote a lot of blog posts and did some other things that gave me the illusion of productivity. I also have IDEAS for my blog, but I’m not sure about the details yet. You know that feeling when you invite everyone to a party and worry that no one’s going to show up the whole time? No? Just me? Anyways, that’s a bit how I feel about this. But we’ll see. Be prepared for STUFF.
I read the Percy Jackson series as a teenager, and I loved it, but I haven’t read this one yet. I was a little worried it might feel a bit too young, but people have told me it’s more YA than middle grade (not that there’s anything wrong with middle grade)? I don’t know, but I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time, and now that the series is completed I can savely do it without having to wait for the next book for ages.
‘Round the Web
- Karolina wonders about appropriate expressions of anger in books
- Shannon wants to recruit you for her villain squad
- Cait gets serious about food quotes
- Lola wants to know whether it matters in what language you read a book
- Inge is doing the BEST roundup posts
- Kristin gives you all the reasons why being a bookworm on holiday is not always easy
On the Blog
GUYS. The list finally makes sense! I always start a list and then there’s only one item on it, so I’m disproportionately proud that this time there’s actually a reason to do this in a list.
- Remember when I asked you to take a survey on my first blogoversary a couple of weeks ago? Well here are the results! I’m ridiculously excited about this post and there are graphs and gifs
and even some of your answers, so make sure to check it out!
- I spilled all my secrets and there are EVEN MORE gifs. It’s funny, okay? Stop by to find out why I never want anyone to look back on my history on the internet ever
- I also – GASP – actually reviewed a book this week. I know I’ve been slacking off with book reviews, because I always just do it on Goodreads and then check it off mentally, but I solemnly swear that
I am up to no goodI’ll share more reviews in the future
As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!