This week, some of my best blogging friends (like Asti and Nikki) are gone from the blogosphere, but they’ve got a load of awesome guest posts lined up to keep us all entertained! You can check them out in the “Notable Expeditions” section of this post. Also, this week was pretty hectic for me because everything you’ve heard about Asian parents are true: they do work their children half to death. So I pretty much spent my weekend doing homework. The joy.
What’s gone on this week, Captain?
- I reviewed Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
- I list down the top ten books I’d love to see on the big screen
- I reviewed Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich
- The first Blogger Panel for the month stops by and discusses advice for newbie bloggers
- I reviewed This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
- Find out why I thought Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (film) was so disappointing
- Ashley @ Nose Graze does a very detailed analysis of the kinds of posts that are most popular
- Kelley @ Another Novel Read wants to know how we take notes while reading
- Kelly also talks about bringing ARCs to book signings and how authors feel about it
- Asti stops by The Paper Sea for a guest post on the pros and cons of book amnesia
- Stormy stops by The Paper Sea for a guest post on battling book amnesia
- Beth Revis stresses on how important representation in books are
- Chrys @ Oh, Chrys! talks about blogger interaction: daunting or effortless?
- Nara @ Looking for the Panacea asks if we can remember the last names of characters + a quiz
- Nikki stops by A Bookish Heart and shares some BEAUTIFUL fanmade covers of well-known books
- G.S. Prendergast stops by A Bookish Heart and breaks down the basics of verse novels
- I stop by A Bookish Heart to debunk five things in YA fiction
- Hazel @ Stay Bookish lists down some unforgettable songs in fiction
- Ashley @ NoseGraze asks if we should review a book we didn’t finish
- Reem @ I Read and Tell shares with us some bookish pickup lines that’re sure to… err, scare people away
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts talks about reader and author interaction
- Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens talks about reviewing the reviewer
- Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews has gotten her site fixed, and she’s back in the blogosphere! Go give her a warm welcome 🙂
- Kat @ Cuddlebuggery shares some book reviews reviewed by BATMAN. Guys, we always knew this woman was a bit crazy 😉
- Mel @ YA Midnight Reads talks about why she loves Courtney Summers’ books so much
- Are you a fan of Sarah J. Maas? If so, she’s visiting Goodreads for a chat on Crown of Midnight this Wednesday, Sept 18
- Apparently, a new Harry Potter film is going to be made! News was that the Hogwarts schoolbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where the Find Them by Newt Scamander, was optioned for film by Warner Bros. What do you think of this?!
What about you?
I hope the increase of reviews (three a week!) didn’t put everyone off, especially since they seem to be the most unpopular on the blog! What do you think of reviews in general? Why do you think they don’t get as much traffic as other posts do? We are, after all, book blogs, right?