The Sunday Post {3}: HAPPY TEARS! + VLOG

4.05.2015
The Sunday Post is hosted at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, intended to recap the past week and share upcoming news!
I'M TRANSFERRING! I was offered admission a program that ensures you get the amount of aid determined through a larger-than-average amount of grants and smaller-than-average amount of loans, since my family has such a low income. Which means I won't have to take out $11k next year just to go to this school. And it's applicable for all three years I'm going to be there! WHICH MEANS I'M TRANSFERRING. I cried happy tears for about a half hour after I read this email, guys. Still going to be in debt. But you know. That's inevitable at this point.

SO. I vlogged. And committed the major faux-pas of having my back to the sun, yes, but TRUST ME. YOU DID NOT WANT TO SEE THE VERSION WHERE I WAS FACING THE SUN. The detail on my face. Yeesh. It was too much. Watch below for frizz galore! And you'll probably cringe the entire time. I'm truly sorry. (Also sorry that everything is backwards, but no one ever said I was an expert.) I can't believe I actually put this out for the public to see.


Won:
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith (Thanks to Penguin Teen!)
We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
(Thank you to Candace for the above!!)

Brought from home:
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

I'm a lot more excited for these than I probably sound in the video.

In other news:
  • I'm considering Disqus. Mostly because I'm not a fan of the fact that the Blogger platform is so ugly. Does any have any opinions or advice for this?

  • Chemistry??? This is all I do now???
  • Review of Awakening by Shannon Duffy. I wasn't particularly a fan.
  • A list of the top ten characters I'd like to check in with. This topic is so fun!
  • Review of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. Maybe. I have turned into such a slow reader, guys.
  • A discussion post about fake names.
  • I'll hopefully start Angelfall.

What did you get up to last week? Opinions on Disqus? Advice on how to actually get through some books? Let me know!

16 comments on "The Sunday Post {3}: HAPPY TEARS! + VLOG"
  1. I'm in the same boat as you with Disqus. It seems like it's something that if the commenter has an account they love it but for those who swing by and don't have a Disqus account they find it annoying. :\ I don't want to alienate some of my readers by switching but it such a nice feature.

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  2. I totally understand about the blogger commenting system, I'm not a huge fan either. Disqus is a great option though. I personally went with IntenseDebate just because it lets commenters leave a direct link to their last post and I find that easier to comment back :)

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    1. Ooooh, that's one I've only heard of once or twice! I'll have to look into that.

      Delete
  3. I like using Disqus, and I've honestly never regretted opening an account with them just to leave comments everywhere --- it's a good platform for getting replies, etc without having to subscribe to ALL new comments on the page, which is cool from a guest perspective.

    Personally, I like using commentluv on my blog; it's a great add-in that lets me have an easy link to go to their posts on their blog with a single click. It's one I also like from a user perspective on other blogs.

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    1. Commentluv is definitely something I would get. And that's one of my biggest reasons for wanting Disqus - PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY KNOW THAT I RESPOND TO THEM.

      Delete
  4. I love All the Bright Places! It's a great read. And I use Disqus, and I do like it a lot better than the blogger commenting system, which is really difficult and cumbersome. It is really easy to set up if you are considering it though!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

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    1. I'm happy to hear that it's easy! I'm okay with html, but honestly that's only when it comes to tumblr. I don't try to touch anything on blogger. Too afraid.

      Delete
  5. I LOVE your personality <3333

    I'm excited about All The Bright Places and I LOVED I'll Meet You There !

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    1. Aww, THANK YOU <3 And I'm glad to hear that you loved it, I actually haven't read much about it! I need some good contemps in my life.

      Delete
  6. Congrats on the Transfer very happy for you! Tears of joy are always good tears :)
    You are a natural in front of the camera! I could never do that! lol

    Have a great week! Happy Reading!!!

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    1. Oh God it was so awful haha I was so uncomfortable the whole time I was filming. BUT THANK YOU!

      Delete
  7. I got The Alex Crow last week too! Not sure I'm a fan of Disqus, but there are many people who have it.

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  8. Aw yay! I am so very glad you are able to transfer!! I really hope things are better when you do :)

    Those books... WOW, that is an amazing haul! I adored All the Bright Places, I'll Meet You There, and Vanishing Girls! They were all 4.5 stars and up for me, so I hope you love them too!

    As for Disqus... I don't know. I don't *love* it, but I also really hated the Blogger system when I used Blogger. I tried IntenseDebate, but it kept messing up, so I eventually just went back to the blogger comments before I just gave up and switched to WordPress. I probably would have tried Disqus next, had I not switched. Good luck!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  9. Lot's of good looking books this week.

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  10. You won so many books! Ooh, and I'll Meet You There is wonderful! :D

    I'm a big fan of Disqus. When I put it in, Blogger didn't allow for replies to comments, which made a big difference to me. Now they do, but you don't get a notification for it. I like Disqus personally, but it definitely makes things a bit hard for people. I can't say enough for the notifications of replies, though.

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

    ReplyDelete

4.05.2015

The Sunday Post {3}: HAPPY TEARS! + VLOG

The Sunday Post is hosted at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, intended to recap the past week and share upcoming news!
I'M TRANSFERRING! I was offered admission a program that ensures you get the amount of aid determined through a larger-than-average amount of grants and smaller-than-average amount of loans, since my family has such a low income. Which means I won't have to take out $11k next year just to go to this school. And it's applicable for all three years I'm going to be there! WHICH MEANS I'M TRANSFERRING. I cried happy tears for about a half hour after I read this email, guys. Still going to be in debt. But you know. That's inevitable at this point.

SO. I vlogged. And committed the major faux-pas of having my back to the sun, yes, but TRUST ME. YOU DID NOT WANT TO SEE THE VERSION WHERE I WAS FACING THE SUN. The detail on my face. Yeesh. It was too much. Watch below for frizz galore! And you'll probably cringe the entire time. I'm truly sorry. (Also sorry that everything is backwards, but no one ever said I was an expert.) I can't believe I actually put this out for the public to see.


Won:
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith (Thanks to Penguin Teen!)
We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
(Thank you to Candace for the above!!)

Brought from home:
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

I'm a lot more excited for these than I probably sound in the video.

In other news:
  • I'm considering Disqus. Mostly because I'm not a fan of the fact that the Blogger platform is so ugly. Does any have any opinions or advice for this?

  • Chemistry??? This is all I do now???
  • Review of Awakening by Shannon Duffy. I wasn't particularly a fan.
  • A list of the top ten characters I'd like to check in with. This topic is so fun!
  • Review of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. Maybe. I have turned into such a slow reader, guys.
  • A discussion post about fake names.
  • I'll hopefully start Angelfall.

What did you get up to last week? Opinions on Disqus? Advice on how to actually get through some books? Let me know!

16 comments:

  1. I'm in the same boat as you with Disqus. It seems like it's something that if the commenter has an account they love it but for those who swing by and don't have a Disqus account they find it annoying. :\ I don't want to alienate some of my readers by switching but it such a nice feature.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I totally understand about the blogger commenting system, I'm not a huge fan either. Disqus is a great option though. I personally went with IntenseDebate just because it lets commenters leave a direct link to their last post and I find that easier to comment back :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooooh, that's one I've only heard of once or twice! I'll have to look into that.

      Delete
  3. I like using Disqus, and I've honestly never regretted opening an account with them just to leave comments everywhere --- it's a good platform for getting replies, etc without having to subscribe to ALL new comments on the page, which is cool from a guest perspective.

    Personally, I like using commentluv on my blog; it's a great add-in that lets me have an easy link to go to their posts on their blog with a single click. It's one I also like from a user perspective on other blogs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Commentluv is definitely something I would get. And that's one of my biggest reasons for wanting Disqus - PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY KNOW THAT I RESPOND TO THEM.

      Delete
  4. I love All the Bright Places! It's a great read. And I use Disqus, and I do like it a lot better than the blogger commenting system, which is really difficult and cumbersome. It is really easy to set up if you are considering it though!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm happy to hear that it's easy! I'm okay with html, but honestly that's only when it comes to tumblr. I don't try to touch anything on blogger. Too afraid.

      Delete
  5. I LOVE your personality <3333

    I'm excited about All The Bright Places and I LOVED I'll Meet You There !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, THANK YOU <3 And I'm glad to hear that you loved it, I actually haven't read much about it! I need some good contemps in my life.

      Delete
  6. Congrats on the Transfer very happy for you! Tears of joy are always good tears :)
    You are a natural in front of the camera! I could never do that! lol

    Have a great week! Happy Reading!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh God it was so awful haha I was so uncomfortable the whole time I was filming. BUT THANK YOU!

      Delete
  7. I got The Alex Crow last week too! Not sure I'm a fan of Disqus, but there are many people who have it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aw yay! I am so very glad you are able to transfer!! I really hope things are better when you do :)

    Those books... WOW, that is an amazing haul! I adored All the Bright Places, I'll Meet You There, and Vanishing Girls! They were all 4.5 stars and up for me, so I hope you love them too!

    As for Disqus... I don't know. I don't *love* it, but I also really hated the Blogger system when I used Blogger. I tried IntenseDebate, but it kept messing up, so I eventually just went back to the blogger comments before I just gave up and switched to WordPress. I probably would have tried Disqus next, had I not switched. Good luck!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lot's of good looking books this week.

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    ReplyDelete
  10. You won so many books! Ooh, and I'll Meet You There is wonderful! :D

    I'm a big fan of Disqus. When I put it in, Blogger didn't allow for replies to comments, which made a big difference to me. Now they do, but you don't get a notification for it. I like Disqus personally, but it definitely makes things a bit hard for people. I can't say enough for the notifications of replies, though.

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

    ReplyDelete