This was a much better week for me emotionally, but I am dealing with a couple of frustrating technological problems.
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Thank you so much to everyone who expressed concern for my sister, the prayers and good wishes were much appreciated. She is doing better for now, and they are holding off on deciding whether or not she will need surgery.
I am dealing with two new problems this week, but they are more garden variety issues. I am completely unable to access my personal Yahoo email. It keeps telling me that my password is invalid. I have reset the password, I have answered the security questions. I have tried in every browser on every device I own. I was briefly able to access it on Chrome, but that didn't last. I have cleared caches & cookies, used safe mode, etc. The really frustrating thing is that I can't even get the help forum to let me post.
I have had other problems with Yahoo for a while now, and have decided that I will just drop it. My main concern is that I can't access it to get contact information for everyone. And I am concerned about how to change my email on official accounts, when I don't have access to the old one.
My other problem is that the blog has been experiencing disappearing & reappearing cover graphics. This week, for the first time in over 6 months, I didn't publish a "New Audiobook Releases" post because of it. I haven't yet been able to figure out if the problem is on the Booklikes end or the Amazon one. I have definitely learned my lesson about not including an "alt" attribute though.
"Sci-Fi Month is a month-long blog event, that I [Rinn Reads] hosted for the first time in 2013, created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction. From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it was intended to help us share our love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms. It was such a success – and I honestly wasn’t expecting that many people to join in – that people were already asking in December whether it would be held again the next year!
Sci-Fi Month has a schedule that all participants can add to, meaning everyone can clearly see what is being posted each day. This also encourages participants to comment on and visit other blogs." You can also follow on Twitter @SciFiMonth and/or #RRSciFiMonth
On GMB: Last week
- SUN: I Survive a Rough Week | Sunday Summary #27
- MON: Visions of the Future: Why Science Fiction is Important | My Musings
- TUE: NYC is Weirder than you Thought: Enchanted, Inc | Review - ★★★★ Adult Fantasy
- THU: A Soda Jerk in Space: Have Space Suit, Will Travel | Review - ★★★★ YA SciFi
- SAT: When Your Sanctuary is Threatened: Tris's Book | Review - ★★★★ MG Fantasy
On GMB: Coming Up
- MON: Movies Freebie | Top Ten Tuesday
- TUE: Little Fuzzy | Review - ★★★★ Adult SciFi
- WED: New Audiobook Releases
- THU: YA Fantasy Review
- SAT: Beautiful Friendship | Review - ★★★★ MG SciFi
- SUN: Sunday Summary #29
- "Thoughts #57: How ‘Controlled’ Is Your Reading?" @ Rinn Reads
"Lately I’ve been thinking about how I miss the pre-blogging days of reading, where I felt less pressure to read certain books and reach goals, and often re-read a lot of my favourites. Even though I can choose how I read now, I do feel like there are a lot more influences and pressures than before. Here’s how I think my reading is ‘controlled’ by blogging and websites like Goodreads:"
- "5 Secret Ways Audiobooks Will Change Your Life" by Karan Singh @ Best Audiobooks
"1. You can learn about anything.
Nowadays virtually every book has an audiobook version. This makes learning about the things that are of interest to you that much easier and efficient. It doesn’t just have to be nonfiction content too; it can be all genres alike. How much easier would it be to get through the book you’ve been assigned to “read” in your highs cool English class, when you can listen to it at a faster speed while you commute to school? Or when you wake up in the morning or before you go to bed at night? Audiobooks allow you to consume written content during times you would have never sat down to read that content in the first place."
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All of these are for the CYBILS Awards:
Acquired: Giveaway Win (Woot!)
Thank you to Laura @ Field of Bookish Dreams & Terry Maggert.
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All the Kindle books I acquired that have Audible versions available.
Some of the other Kindle books I acquired.
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