Weekly Wrap-Up: Blogoween, Project Canvas and Finally Caught Up on Comments

Posted October 6, 2018 by Sophia
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Hey, hey, bookwyrms!

Surprised? IT’S SATURDAY, and I’m doing an early weekly wrap-up because tomorrow has a Blogoween post. 11/10 would encourage everyone to join us for this month if you are able to. 😏

Blogoween

Meanwhile, IT’S A CAUSE OF CELEBRATION. After many months of struggling to stay on top of comments, I am finally all caught up. It’s been a long and arduous journey, and I hope I can keep up this trend instead of letting everything pile up on each other.

Also good news: I’m getting published. 😱 IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING. I submitted a piece to Project Canvas two years ago, and I am exciteth. We’re having a Handwriting Contest and you can win a copy of the book!

project canvas handwritten contest

This Week’s Posts

Book Haul

I’ve brought more books than I’ve read because they were on sale. 😳

  • The Gryphon Series box set by Stacey Rourke – I loved the first and own the old versions of the sequel but apparently don’t have the updated ones? That’s okay, because I need the rest of the series.
  • The Falconer trilogy by Elizabeth May – all of the books were on sale and I have it on my TBR. Therefore it’s only logical.
  • Second Star by J.M. Sullivan – Peter Pannnn.
  • White Stag by Kara Barbieri – this was available as a read now and I’m just why? It didn’t get on my radar and there are monsters involved?

Reading Life

The past two weeks have been a rough reading week – I had to finish three books within days of each other, and omg I’m feeling the burnout so bad it’s not even funny. I’m just impressed I even cracked a review out on time for my internship (I am so sorry, dear editor). 😅

Thankfully I’m going to try to be ahead with my reading because October has another week of two blog tours. I’ll find myself in a rough patch if I keep doing it to myself. I finally started Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Death by the River and The Scarlet Sisters.

Let’s talk, bookwyrms! Tell me about your week – are you super busy? Have you experienced burnout from too much in so little time? Are you joining Blogoween?

Sophia is a socially awkward Communications major who has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House Crisis. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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21 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up: Blogoween, Project Canvas and Finally Caught Up on Comments

    • Yay! *eats cake happily* We’ll see how long I’ll STAY caught up, haha. Knowing my luck I’ll be behind by December. Also I’m sure you’ll get over the slump soon – seems like everyone is slowly getting into one, so massive boo to that.

  1. Ooh congrats on being published, and yay for Blogoween! I can’t wait to see all the Blogoween stuff over the next few weeks. And the Falconer books look so fun- I’ve had those on my TBR for a while too. I just need to get to them.

  2. WOW, Congratulations Sophia on getting published, that is wonderful.

    Oh yes, thank you for suggesting the test blog, I made one this week to help with html while changing my blog look. It was nice seeing the changes before I made them to my public blog. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Congratulations on Project Canvas! The whole thing sounds really interesting. Lately, I have been reading a bunch, but falling behind on reviews. I hope to catch up when I return home after my vacation.

  4. Congrats on catching up with replies. That’s a constant struggle for me.

    This week has been a surprisingly good one for reading for me. I finished 3 books, which is above my on-top-of-game average. Of course, I haven’t been on-top-of-game for two years now. But there’s always next year.

    Good luck with your writing and reading. Congrats on the publication!

  5. Ohoh! Congrats on being published! That’s a high feat! Now I can’t wait for Blogoween (I am on level 2) but I have so many posts to plan!

  6. I am feeling you, I’ve been not feeling much myself for a few months because of busy life outside of the blog. Hoping October can turn that around. I love reading scary books this time of year

  7. Congrats on getting published -that’s awesome! I AM doing Blogoween. My first posts should start to go up this week. I have a lot that I need to schedule for this month still, and then I want to Blog Ahead more as well.

    -Lauren

  8. Congrats on catching up on comments! I’m constantly behind. Actually, I’m here right now because I’m commenting back to everybody who commented on my blog last week. Congrats on getting published. Have a great week!

    • It’s an endless cycle of thinking you caught up but not actually catching up, haha. Good luck on getting caught up – I’m sure you’ll get there in no time! And a week isn’t as bad as months?

  9. Those comments, as soon as you catch up, they all come flooding in again. I found that I reply and return comments after each new post. It’s the only way I can stay on top of them and still have time left to actually blog. That’s amazing! I seen a few advertisements for the contest but wasn’t sure what it was about. Wow, one of thousands and thousands chosen! Congratulations Soph, that’s incredible news!

    • I’ve been trying to get into the habit of that, or at least by the next newest post. I’m behind again, though, but I’m sure I’ll catch up soon since I know full well leaving them unreplied for months is well… quite a journey to catch up again, haha.

      I think the contest you’re referring to might be a different Project Canvas. This one is actually small and will be self-published in about a month, but still exciting nonetheless!

  10. Oh no, that’s not fun having burnout after every book read. and hooray for both of us! I’m hoping to get to White Stag during the break for the holidays.