Bloggin’ Recap: March 9th-15th


It’s Sunday, the beginning of a new week so that means it’s time for a Bloggin’ Recap. A feature inspired by A Bookish Heart. Every Sunday I’ll get the chance to tell you what’s going on in my life, what I’ve posted for the week, what to expect in the upcoming week and posts I enjoyed from other bloggers.

In Real Life

I know I’ve been pretty quiet these last couple of days but it’s because I’ve been working on top secret project! I’ve been obsessing over it the last couple of days forgetting to eat, sleep and converse with fellow mankind. I’m still fine tuning some details but I think I’m ready to share my news.


That’s right! I’ve purchased a self-hosting site and have renamed my blog The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater. My former blog name was chosen sporadically and on a whim, so it wasn’t until much later that I realized the consequences of having such a long blog name. The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater still sums me up without being a tongue twister at the same time.

I’ve been thinking about moving to a self-host site for a long time now because of the freedom it entails but a gut feeling always kept me from committing. That is until Ashley @ Nose Graze created Book Host. A host designed for the convenience of book bloggers like me! I knew that this was what I had been waiting for and immediately signed up.

It’s funny because even though I planned on using Book Host I was still going to wait a bit just to make sure it was something I definitely wanted. But than Wednesday we got new furniture and sitting there on that brand new sofa, basking in its glory I had an impulsive moment. An email showed up in my mailbox stating that Book Host had officially been launched and before I knew it, I had signed up.

So these last couple of days have been dedicated to tweaking and perfecting the new site, I’ve been rather obsessive over it to be frank, which is why the content I was SUPPOSE to post this week got shoved over to next week. I’m really sorry, but if you get a new site you’ll understand, it’s addicting.

Now down to the nitty gritty, if you’re an email subscriber never fear, WordPress will transfer you over to the new subscription so you shouldn’t miss anything. I just have to contact them and then they will do all the work. Same goes with Bloglovin’ followers, as soon as I let Bloglovin’ know I moved, they transfer my followers to the new site. However if you are none of these things and simply read my posts when you see me in your reader, I urge to check out the new site and subscribe somehow, otherwise you won’t be able to find me.

I’m REALLY excited about this and I hope that you’ll follow me over there, as you all are the reason that I do this in the first place. So please go over and check out The Day Dreamer and Candy Eater and let me know what you think!

How was your week?

On the Blog:

Posts to Look Forward to:

  • The Hype Monster
  • Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Stand Alone vs. Series
  • Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Posts from Blogging Buddies I’ve Enjoyed:



On Writing

Romance Related


Reading Related


When I’m Not Blogging or Reading I’m…

Today I thought I would dedicate a post to my life outside the blog and books. Believe it or not but I do more than read in my free time, granted not much, but still– there are different activities that shape who I am today.

1. Participating in Theater

I LOVE theater, especially the acting aspect of it. When I was about twelve I would write out plays for me and my sisters to perform in front of the family (I would always give myself the best parts). My mom would make it a grand event too, she invited the entire family and served appetizers and drinks while we sold our cut out tickets we made earlier that day. In seventh grade I performed in my first play at the community theater. My role was ‘Head Elf’ and let me tell you, I knocked everyone’s socks off.

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The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six CoverNovel Facts:

  • Published: August 23rd, 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Series: Lorien Legacies
  • Pages in Hardback: 406
  • Preceded by: I Am Number Four
  • Followed by: The Rise of Nine
  • Quote: “The only limits of tomorrow are the doubts we have today.”
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Dreaming Novel Things: The Coolest Book Ends Ever

dreamingnovelthingsDreaming Novel Things is a feature in which I discuss book related subjects, but in a creative way. I’ll use interviews, narratives and lists to talk about book trends, book opinions and bookish matters. If you have any book related subjects you’d like to see me discuss just leave me a comment below!

I don’t know if I’ve already mentioned this before but my very first set of book ends, were red and Dr. Seuss themed. And boy, did I love them. I dug them out of the memorabilia boxes in the garage and seeing them made me do a massive search on Pinterest, subject: book ends. Here are some of the coolest ones I found

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four CoverNovel Facts:

  • Published: August 3rd, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Series: Lorien Legacies
  • Pages in Hardback: 440
  • Followed by: The Power of Six
  • Quote: “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”
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