Friday, September 1, 2017

New Blog Up and Running!

First, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone again. You've made me so happy to have decided to jump into the book blogging community, not having any idea what I was doing. And I'm very much looking forward to a new blog/new start.

Because, this post is to tell you my new blog, A Thousand Worlds, is now live! I have my first post up. It's just a welcome post, but I have lots of scheduled posts coming up that I'm very excited to get out there. Here's a link to my new blog's main page.

What this all means for this blog is that this is probably the last post I will ever publish for it. It has been a blast and a great learning experience. I hope I can take what I've learnt from this blog and use it on my new one. Also, I have met some great people. Thanks so much for making this blog such fun!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Quick Update

Hey, all. Just popping over for a quick update on my situation.

I've been hard at work learning how to use wordpress (and playing with the idea of paying for the premium one - it's definitely a thought and I'd love to hear if anyone upgraded to it and if they like it) and starting to get a bit of a scheduled post cushion.

I'm deciding how I want to lay a few things out - mainly my review post and am deciding how best to tag/categorize stuff - but it looks like I will be making my September first 'grand opening'.

I probably won't have another update until my blog goes live and at that point I'll post up a link to it so you guys can find it. I've been having fun with this and am starting to get quiet excited at the thought of a new blog and a new start!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Update On My Situation

First off, I'd like to say thank you to everyone that left me comments recently and I'm so sorry for not responding to them. They do mean a lot to me, even if I didn't comment back.

Now, I was getting ready for an August return, slowly working on a few new posts and shifting things around a bit for my blog and schedule. I was also considering making the switch from blogger to wordpress - but I didn't think I'd do that until the beginning of the new year.

I was searching for an old post I made some time back and while looking for it, I clicked on another one and found that photobucket - who I had been using as my image sharing site - had made it so you can no longer share your photos unless you upgrade and pay for their services. Well, this entire time, I've not payed for anything concerning this blog. It's free and it's a hobby and I'm not paying sixty bucks a year so I can share pictures.

This was the last push I needed to get determined that I need to switch my blogging platform - because it's really too big of a pain to go back and switch out all my old pictures. Now what I'm intending to do is make the switch to wordpress before I return to blogging.

This will push my return back further than August. I am hoping for a September return now, but I'm not entirely sure I'll make it.

When I get there, I will be posting a link so you can come visit me at my new blog - and, depending how things go, I might keep you updated on my progress. In the mean time, I'm actually really looking forward to the switch.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Unintended Hiatus

As you might have noticed, I've been a little absent the past week or two - and haven't replied to comments or visited other blogs since the beginning of the month.

This is partially because I'm in the midst of a major reading slump. I believe the last book I read was at the end of last month. I've picked up a few books but when they fail to grab me in the first 10-20 pages, I put them down and lose interest. So, I don't have any reviews to post and I really don't want to just post two meme's a week and nothing else. (The infrequent discussion topic I can't write doesn't actually help matters.)

Also though, I've been busy with other stuff and when I have downtime, I spend most of it either playing video games or writing. (And very definitely not getting enough sleep.)

The simple fact is, right now, just thinking of all the catch-up I have to do - with this blog and visiting others - not to mention the comments I have to reply to at the very least, makes me feel incredibly exhausted and a little like I'm drowning.

I don't know when I'll be coming back to this blog. I do want to, but the way I feel so indifferent to even picking up a book to read... I don't know when it will be. I just need a break for awhile, time to not feel guilty about not posting and commenting and all that other stuff, and time to actually get some posts lined up.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Top Ten 'Amy-Bait' Things in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Original title: Top Ten Things That When They Are Even HINTED At In A Book Will Mean Amy Want's To Read It Right Now (but that title was too long).

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

T5W - Books That Would Make Awesome Video Games

Top 5 Wednesday is a group on goodreads that you can find here. Every week - or less for some of us ;) - the members get together and post five books that pertain to a specific topic.

This topic is like tailor made for me. For the past two months - almost three now, I think - I have been locked into the whole Dragon Age franchise. Playing the second one half a dozen times, replaying the first one twice, all in preparation for the third one. So, I definitely have a pretty certain idea of what kind of games I'd currently like to play.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Top Ten Most Unique Sounding Books On My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

I think the longer I blog, the more I experiment with books that are a little outside my usual wheelhouse. Honestly, I love that. Sure, it does let me in for some 'what the hell was I thinking' moments, but sometimes the book turns out to be amazing and I never would have found it if I stuck to the norm. So, here's ten eight books on my TBR that sound different than anything else I've read!