Blogging, Books, Reviewing

Improving the Blog

I’ve recently got back into blogging and I’m really enjoying it! So much so, that I would love to continue to write more and improve the blog.

So, as you lovely people have taken the time to read and subscribe to ‘The Avid Reader’, in the future I would like to make sure that the content that I’m creating, is not only is enjoyable for me to write, but also fun for you to read too!

That’s why I have created this poll. Feel free to also leave your (constructive) comments, about what you would like to read on the blog and also, I would love to hear suggestions of novels I should read in 2018.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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Blogging, Books, Life

I’m back!

I’m a terrible blogger. There, I’ve said it.

I could write another one of those posts where I apologize for not posting in a long time and give you the reasons why, like life got in the way and all of those usual excuses, but I won’t.

Instead, I’ve come back to what I love doing and that is talking about books, films and TV programmes and I promise you that I will do my upmost best to post at least twice week. If I can post more frequently, then that’s a bonus.

I haven’t stopped reading since I last posted though. Reading remains a constant in my life. Over the last few months I have read the following novels:

‘A is for Alibi’Sue Grafton

‘A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man And His Cat Found Hope On The Streets’James Bowen 

‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ John Tiffany 

The ‘His Dark Materials’ Trilogy-Philip Pullman 

‘Billy and Me’Giovanna Fletcher 

‘My Sister’s Keeper’Jodi Picoult

‘The Gunslinger’Stephen King

It has been a mixed bag with my choices of reading. Some of these titles I have enjoyed like ‘A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man And His Cat Found Hope On The Streets’ and some that I haven’t enjoyed, for example, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ (possibly a controversial choice). However, I haven’t stopped enjoying the reading experience.

Writing has been put on the back burner over the last few months, I’ve probably written a handful of pages. By getting back into blogging, I hope that this will re-ignite my passion for writing.

I have some exciting plans for future blogs. I want to start a regular film reviewing series and possibly collaborate with other bloggers, so keep coming back to see what’s new on the blog!

If you have any suggestions or would like to collaborate with me on future posts, then post in the comment box below, or send me a tweet on Twitter.

Have you read or want to read any of the books I have read over the last few months? Have you made any new book discoveries that you think I need to read?

Look out for some film talk on Friday!

Blogging, Books, Life, Reading, Writing

New Blog!

So, this blog has found a new home and has a new name! The reason I decided to move to a different blogging platform, was because I was finding Blogger infuriating.

I couldn’t edit or delete my blog lists and inexplicably, all of the photos I had posted over the years on the blog, had completely disappeared. It’s sad, because I had been writing the old blog for many years, so it feels weird to be away from that, but hopefully Tumblr will be the way forward.

Anyway, I hope that I can hang on to my loyal readers and look forward to meeting new bloggers!

On other news, I’m slowly getting back to writing again. Since my dad passed away in December, it has been difficult to return to the things I once enjoyed. Going back to reading what I have of my book so far, has been interesting and exciting. I’ve already started to plan new pieces of the story in my mind, I just have to find the time (and discipline!) to sit down and write more.

For now though, I’m excited to see what this new blog will bring!

Until the next time, I’d be intersted to hear your thoughts on how the new blog looks.