Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Look Back at Blog World (4)

A Look Back at Blog World (4)

Interesting Posts of the Week:


Learn how to make your own balloon invitation at Nheng's Wonderland.


Somewhat Simple shares how to make your own 2015 Journal Jar Kit - it's not too late to start now, and the link includes some free printables. 


Skip to My Lou offers some cute Valentine Bookmark printables

One of the hosts of the 2015 Discussion Challenge, Feed Your Fiction Addiction, shared a post this week titled "I Wasn't Stressed About Blogging Until I Found Out I was Doing it Wrong."

Your Questions Answered:

On my Into the Woods movie review, someone asked if the movie had a similar feel to the film version of Les Misérables.

Answer- I wouldn't say it's too similar, as Into the Woods is definitely a bit more sillier and funnier, though it had some serious/dark moments. I think they are alike in that they feature a large cast of various ages. 

On my post Lunar Chronicles...So Far, I got a couple questions.

Q.  I actually had no idea the first three were all focused on a different character all with a common goal. Do they crossover at all? 

A.  Yes, they are all part of one large series! The book starts with Cinder, but Scarlet and Cress also focus a great deal on Cinder...it just adds in the other girls, their stories, and how they all fit together in the greater battle.

Q. Which book in the series was your favorite?

 A. I read them all back-to-back so it's hard to say which individual book I really loved the best. I feel like the first book in any series is always a favorite, but I also really liked Scarlet.

Young Adult Assignment Help:


I am currently taking a Young Adult Literature course, which is totally awesome in terms of reading lots of great YA books I've been wanting to read (look for lots of reviews from that this semester), but I also have some projects I need to do.

One is a Young Adult interview, so if you're reading this and you're a teenager and wouldn't mind talking to me on facebook chat or through another chat forum, please get in touch! I have a certain amount of questions I need to ask and I need TWO people to do this with. You can leave your email in the comments or email me: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

More...Ask Me Anything!


I'm still looking for people to do one of two guest posts. Either talk about online identity or do a Ask Me Anything post where you let your readers ask you questions and then you answer them in a follow up post. You're welcome to do both too! For more details, email me: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Thank you if you've done something already; and if you decide to help out, I'd really appreciate it! This movie is based on a book...so we gotta spread the love!

12 comments:

DMS said...

Great to hear about all the interesting bits all over the blogosphere. :) I have to read Cinder! It has been on my list for forever. :)
~Jess

Kindlemom said...

I didn't realize that about the Lunar Chronicles either which might be why I haven't read any more but I will, I don't know why I have been putting it off.

Alise said...

My college needs to offer a YA literature course ASAP. So jealous! Love all these interesting ideas, especially with the journal jar, I could totally see myself writing down memories in there and taking them out down the road.

Emma said...

Love the Valentines bookmarks, I've already downloaded them and will send them to my friends. Perfect little gift for my bookish friends. Thank you so much for that. Great post, Lauren! :D

Brandi Kosiner said...

The YA course sounds interesting

kimbacaffeinate said...

I loved Scarlett too. I am off to check some of the links you shared. Thank you this was an informative post.

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

The balloon invitations is such a cute idea, I'll have to pass it onto my cousin, she's always planning different ways, haha. :) I wish I was still a teenager, definitely would've been interested in helping, sounds like a fun course though!

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I think Cress is my favorite books so far, I think her writing gets better with each book.

Sharons Book Nook! said...

I like that journal and the bookmark links. Will be putting those to use. :-)

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Oh my word! I'm in love with that balloon invitation idea! Thank you for sharing this; I'm going to try it for my little girls birthday come June :P

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The journal jar is such a cool project!

Alexia561 said...

Thanks for the links! I really like the journal jar idea. And the Valentine bookmarks are really cute!

Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...