Cake Conversations: Wrong Address

March 14, 2015 books, miscellaneous 20

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Hello cake enthusiasts! Let’s see what happened this week, shall we?

The Week

I handed in my presentation paper that was due on Monday on… well, Monday, and then proceeded to catch up on all of my tv shows. I actually need to write two more term papers, but the pressure of approaching deadlines is something I have a lot of practice in ignoring. I discovered some good music, checked my social media sites about one million times and wrote one page. As you can see, it was a very eventful week so far.

Almost all legitimate comments people left on my blog all suddenly went to spam, and I didn’t notice until Shannon kindly pointed it out to me. I might or might not have fixed the issue by deactivating some plugins (the next couple of days will show), but it was VERY upsetting. On the positive side, I got a really nice surprise seeing all the comments at once. It also seems that a lot of my comments are disappearing from blogs that use Disqus for comments, because they keep getting marked as spam, which is almost more annoying because there’s little I can do about it.

If anyone has had similar problems and has ideas on how to fix them, please let me know in the comments! In non-bloggish news, I’m going to my cousin’s birthday today, and then I’m Doing Stuff next week, but as of right now I have nothing more interesting to tell you, so let’s watch this beautiful video together instead, savvy? Savvy.

The Shiny

I showed great restraint the past couple of weeks, but I have space on my shelf again, so I ordered a couple of books this week. Two of them already arrived, but in my post-The 100 finale emotional breakdown distraction, I had them sent home instead of to my grandma’s, where I am currently residing, because the disadvantage of living in a university town is that it turns into a ghost town during the lecture-free times.

Points if you can tell me what movie that bag is from. Anyways, these are the books that I technically now own, but won’t hold in my hands until next week:

Motocross me is a contemporary about a girl in Texas who’s working at her father’s racing track. The blurb sounds like there’s going to be a love triangle, but… racing track. I think that pretty much settles it. Night Broken is the eigth book in the Mercy Thompson series, which is an urban fantasy series that I really like. I haven’t reviewed the books on the blog, because I first read them a couple of years ago, and then I reread and caught up on the rest of the series last year, but I’m very much enjoying them, so check the series out if you’re into urban fantasy and you haven’t heard of it yet.

On the Blog

  • I finally finished reviewing the books I read during my wifi-free time! Read my opinions on In the Afterlight and Eleanor and Park, and tell me what you thought of the books or whether you’re planning on reading them!
  • I discovered The 100 two weeks ago, marathoned all the episodes and then reviewed the show and wrote an essay talked about the season 2 finale. It seems like a weirdly high percentage of book bloggers are watching the show (which is GREAT), so come and talk to me about it, so we can support each other emotionally
  • I reblogged a post from my old travel blog on the Seven Annoying People You Will Meet On Trains and people seem to think it’s funny, so check that out if you’ve ever been frustrated by public transportation (by which I mean if you’ve ever taken it)
  • I also did the Cake Book Tag, because how could I not? It features cake and books, and there’s no reason for you to deprive yourself of that, is there?

I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is a great way to see what everyone’s reading, and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, which gives us all a chance to recap what happened during the week!

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How was your week? Did you read any good books? Do you happen to be an expert on transcendentalism and want to write my term paper for me?

20 Responses to “Cake Conversations: Wrong Address”

  1. verena

    the gif is from American Beauty, right?

    Oh and where is this handsome grumpy lady from? I love her face :)

    So I am looking forward to hear about the new books!

    Enjoy your holidays a bit, you deserve it :)

  2. Lola

    That’s so weird about how your legitimate comments turned to spam, which plugins do you use for spam? I use Akismet and a fire wall, but Akismet can be a bit weird. I also had it happen once that once specific commentor kept being send to spam. Then I manually approved her comments a few times and since then she can comment on my blog without issue.
    I still haven’t started the Mercy Thompson series, even though I do plan on it. I love a good urban fantasy series now and then.
    I hope you have a great week!
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    • Vlora


      I use akismet too of course, but recently I also installed Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin, Stop Spammers Spam Control and Comments Not Replied To. Once the legit comments all got sent to spam, I deactivated all but akismet and, if I recall correctly, I deactivated the Stop Spammers one first and that didn’t fix the problem, so it probably wasn’t the cause. I then deactivated Growmap and Comments Not Replied to and from what it looks like that fixed the issue! I can’t be sure, but comments not replied to isn’t even about spam, and I just deactivated it because I was growing impatient, so it was PROBABLY the Growmap Anti Spambot plugin (the one that adds a little checkbox beneath the comment form) that wasn’t functioning correctly. Guess I’ll have to live with that one from now on! Thanks, you have a good week too! :)
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    • Vlora


      Yeah, I saw that a couple of people had problems with it this week! Not sure if it was a WordPress thing or something else, but I think it’s working again for me. Thanks! At least I’m Queen of something; I can’t say I’m too upset about that. :D
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  3. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Yeah, apparently, I am just spammy to ALL filters. Now I worry too about how many of my comments have ended up in spams around the blogosphere, people probably think I am insanely rude!

    I dislike papers. I actually would spend a solid weekend doing ALL my upcoming work for the semester and then basically ignoring classes from then on. Not a great plan either, really.

    I too lost my self control this week! I had been doing really well with not buying books but then… I got the sads and bought a bunch. Oops? I hadn’t gotten any bookmail, and I was bumming out pretty severely so I decided to fix the situation myself. Maybe not a GREAT idea, but.. it is what it is ;) Good luck on the papers, and enjoy the new books!
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    • Vlora


      Ah I’m sorry, the same thing’s happening to me on all blogs that use Disqus! Very often my comments just don’t show up, and it’s really stupid. On my blog it was definitely a general issue and nothing related to you though!

      If I can check things off my uni to-do list, I usually do them ASAP (like compulsory presentations and things like that), but with term papers I just procrastinate endlessly.

      Thanks, I hope you enjoy yours too!
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    • Vlora


      It’s all working perfectly again now, thanks! :) I love Patricia Briggs; her books are just such enjoyable, easy reads. Thanks, you too!

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