#Bloggiesta Fall 2014

#Bloggiesta Fall 2014

September 18, 2014 Challenge 3

  Welcome to our first Bloggiesta post – ever.  BookShelfery (formerly The Bawdy Book Blog) is nearly 4 years old and we have NEVER participated in this, largely because I (Jennifer) always find out about it way too late LOL.  You can still sign up here! Bloggiesta is a chance for bloggers to take care of tedious things on our punchlist and also have fun while doing it.  So without further ado, here’s our list. To-Do Clean up tags Look at category hierarchy to determine if it needs to be culled and/or re-vamped Schedule Indie Author Excerpt Posts Clean up Indie Author Excerpt archive Write two reviews Go through old reviews to add to Goodreads using UBB plugin Clean out… Read more »

Audiobook Review:  Conversion by Katherine Howe {meh}

Audiobook Review: Conversion by Katherine Howe {meh}

September 17, 2014 Book Review 2 ★★★

Conversion by Katherine Howe should be a love it or hate it kind of book.  But I don’t know, I just felt a little indifferent about it. This unusual illness has taken over St. Joan’s Academy, an elite school for girls in Massachusetts.  Mostly the wealthy go there, but there are scholarship kids, too, and none of them is a slacker.   Dreams of Harvard, Yale, and other Ivy Leagues plague their thoughts as they compete with one another for the most prestigious honors among their class, as well as placement within their chosen undergrads.  When a mysterious illness begins felling all of her peers, Colleen starts to believe there are other forces at play, and struggles fruitlessly to get… Read more »

ARC Review: FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle {I kind of loved this!}

ARC Review: FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle {I kind of loved this!}

September 16, 2014 Book Review 2 ★★★★

FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle is so fracking adorbs!  If you love contemporary YA romance, this is for you! Paige Townsen is your typical American girl: she goes to school in a suburb of Portland (at least I think it was Portland), she works at a little shop part-time for spending money and she gets good grades. She’s also had the same best friends since she was in grade school.  But Paige has acting ambitions, and when she gets cast in the biggest teen blockbuster of the year, her life starts spinning out of control. Enter Rainer and Jordan, the sexy leading men of LOCKED (the movie they are filming).  Rainer is warm and friendly and Paige has this connection… Read more »

Migrating URLs is Hard, Yo.

Migrating URLs is Hard, Yo.

September 15, 2014 Discussion 17

I got the itch to ditch The Bawdy Book Blog name a long time ago.  Perhaps some of you remember my attempt to switch to nerdhuffing.com last year, which I guess technically went well until I discovered lots of people couldn’t reach us due to “huffing” in the URL.  Thanks, you glue sniffers!  So I migrated back and decided to sit on it for awhile and think about what we should become. I sat on it for about a year.   Eventually I decided I needed to give it another go, because Bawdy was just…terrible.  We needed a good name that encompassed reading and shenanigans but didn’t refer to any particular genre, since we all have different favorites.  I gave… Read more »

The Sunday Post {Readathons, Author Drama, & Outlander}

The Sunday Post {Readathons, Author Drama, & Outlander}

September 14, 2014 Meme 4

  The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.   Recently & Coming Up Recently: Review: The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Jennifer Got Married! Discussion: Jennifer hates getting Goodreads notifications now!   Coming Up: Discussion: Domain migrations Some reviews, but we still need to write them! #slackers   Book Haulin’! Jennifer received for review: We’d like to thank the following publishers… Read more »

Discussion: I Hate Getting Goodreads Notifications These Days

Discussion: I Hate Getting Goodreads Notifications These Days

September 11, 2014 Discussion 18

  I don’t know about you, but these days, I hate signing into Goodreads because I know my notification icon is going to be full-up with stuff about “attend XX online event for XX book” or “READ MY BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT” and I’m going to be all like, DELETE. I used to really like Goodreads, because I wanted to chat about books and get excited about books and basically, I wanted to squee about books.  But I don’t love it anymore. Lately, it feels like a marketing machine.  I even get that feeling from other bloggers and readers!  If you are a blogger, you might be pimping your blog tour of the month; and if you are a… Read more »

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-A-Thon Sign-ups!

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-A-Thon Sign-ups!

September 10, 2014 Read-A-Thon 8

Back by popular demand, Kimba from The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and I are once again hosting the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon! So break out the cocoa, the coffee, and cookies! Grab those holiday theme books and bring your holiday spirit. Prepare to enter challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and Twitter chat with us. You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participate the more entries you will earn for the Participant Giveaway. We love holiday themed reads from the covers to the warm & fuzzy tales on the inside. For this read-a-thon you must read holiday themed or winter setting reads. For bloggers, we have spoken to most of the main… Read more »

I’m Back and Married!

I’m Back and Married!

September 9, 2014 News 20

I’ve actually been back for a couple of weeks, but I decided to migrate the blog before doing any posts, because I wanted to get it out of the way before returning to work.  And then I just basked in the glory of not having any wedding planning to do (now I need to write my thank-you notes!). And I know you really just want pictures, so here ya go!  All photos were done by Jasmin & Matt Photography, who were amazing to work with!  They are one of the funnest couples we’ve ever met, and if we ever get back to Mexico, we have to meet back up with them, because they rock! Why we decided to do a… Read more »