A New Start

After the rather depressing post that I uploaded this time last year I decided that I couldn’t let this completely go down the drain.

I always knew that it would be hard for me to keep it up so there had to be a point where I broke and couldn’t carry on as I had because I always found it hard to find things to say for the books.

I have a few posts that I will be uploading that I had already written before my year away from this blog but once they have all been posted my reviews will be Very different.

I’ve decided that for me the easiest thing to do is basically what I do on Goodreads.

I add a book as I’m reading it or when I’ve finished reading it and I never add any comments but I always fill in the 5 star rating.

Therefore I’ve decided that I my posts will be very basic with the image of the book cover and the 5 star rating at the least. I will try to add a few words but if I have the intention of not having any words to support my rating the pressure will be less but I will try to write a sentence or two explain why I liked or didn’t like the book.

I will also include any quotes from the book that stood out to me. There may be a lot of quotes or there might not be any, it just depends what the book is about and if anything means anything to me at the time I read it.

1 Year Ago Today

Ok, so it turns out that I made this blog one whole year ago today.
And no I did not remember that, WordPress just told me.

Although I know more what I am posting on this blog I don’t know if anything else has really gotten better. To start with I had no idea what I was going to be posting on here but I was kidding myself when I said that because what else would this be other than a book blog?! I read way too much for it not to be and with a couple of other things chucked in every now and again.

The thing is I was hoping that the reviews of the books I read would get better. I don’t think I ever really manage to get across what I want to say about the books and I don’t think I would fair much better if I was talking to you about it either. So maybe that’s just how I am when it comes to books.

I probably do set myself up for a little failure as I compare myself to my friend, Becky over at Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic and she has pretty good and Long reviews which make mine not so good in comparison.

Over the past year I have done my A-Levels and started my first year of uni. I now have 4 months off for summer so hopefully things will be a little better over the next 4 months as I have neglected my blog a lot recently. I have loads of posts to write and loads that are written and need to be posted as well. Hopefully if I manage to get it all sorted I can do a better job when I go back to uni in September.

Within the year I have done 66 posts and have had 80 comments on the blog. Pretty much all of those are between me and Becky though but I don’t mind about that.

My blog has had 1,023 views within the year. I’m not sure what to think about that. It means that people are actually looking at what I write and I don’t know if I really expected that.

I realise that this isn’t an especially happy post and I’m not looking for anyone to come along and tell me that what I write is good because it could be better. I’m just saying what I think.

Hopefully next year will be better than the year just gone