Reflection on the first half of 2013...

At the beginning of the year I made a note to myself stating how I would connect with more bloggers, read more books and write better reviews. Six months later, I've failed miserably at all three. Well...I like my reviews, they're informal, concise, personal and still informative. So maybe not a complete fail. But definitely failures on the other two.

I still have many books to read for my challenges. My current read is turning out to be a serious roadblock...but I must endure. Also, I decided to change blog platforms earlier this year:

A Morose Bookshelf 

It's not quite where I want it to be, but I really like it so far. Please check it out and let me know what you think...subscribe...leave comments, whatever. Eventually, all my thoughts will be on this new site.

Also--I joined a bookclub the other day. Which is a step for me. So maybe networking with other bookworms and bloggers can still happen. We'll see. I'm not thrilled about the first book because it's YA and dystopia. YA, Dystopia!

I can't get away.

I'm being silly...it could be amazing, right? I'll have to purchase the kindle edition because there is no way in hell I'm paying $18.00 for a hardcover of this book--no way!

So far I've only read few spectacular books...then again I haven't read many books at all. Maybe 15 or so. (Do not judge!) I know once I get past this current book, I'll pick up my reading pace and everything will be good.


  1. Hey Amber! I love your reviews, just so you know! Don't feel pressured to do anything though ... it's nice to set up little goals and just enjoy. I;m horrible making the rounds and commenting ... but then I'm not exactly a social butterfly IRL so I connect when I feel like it.

    Love your new blog! I was contemplating going back (yes, back, as I started in WP) to WP but the amount of work to do so kind of put me off.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad somebody othen than myself likes my reviews haha.

      Interesting. I'm wondering what made you switch to Blogger. I really want to get the new site to be better than this one.

  2. I'm also having a slow year. I'm not one to get caught up in numbers but I have read far fewer books that I had by this time last year. I did have a few months there where it seemed that every book I read was mediocre, but I'm on a bit of a tear with excellent books at the moment and as a result I seem to be tearing through them.

    And I also love your reviews.

    1. Hey Ryan,

      I'm glad you like my reviews. I'm getting better I think...

      I decided to put down the book that was holding me up. The writing was good but I just wasn't interested...the book I'm reading in its place is much better--well more to my liking.

      I'm also glad to hear you've read some excellent books! I noticed the Adiga and Kingsolver to name a few. Good stuff.