02 July 2015

3 Template Pet Peeves and How To Solve Them

When someone clicks onto your blog, the very first impression you're going to make will be your template.  If it's chaotic, readers looking for hassle-free information will be instantly turned off.  You don't want to make your followers work to find the information you put so much time into producing.  Having a template that works for you and your followers is a must.

Here are a few common mistakes that really tweak my tail, why they're damaging to your image, and some suggestions about how to fix them.

01 July 2015

The Game is On (Again)

If you are a college student and a blogger and haven't gone on random, unannounced six-month hiatuses, kudos.

I don't even remember how to properly spell blogosphere.  My fingers have forgotten; I had to slow down and double check.  Blogging isn't natural anymore.  I've lost the touch.

This post was originally going to be about why I stopped blogging, and then it was going to be about what I planned to do in order to get back in the game, but now I just want it to be a post where I can say: Hey, I'm back, but I may not be around as often as you might think, though that doesn't mean I don't want to hear from you.

I'll just say this: It astounds me how bookworms tend to be introverted and yet are remarkably extroverted online.  I admire it greatly, mostly because I seem to be the only person whose introversion so tragically follows them into the inter webs.  Everyone else seems to have their introversion trained to sit and stay while they go away.  My introversion is like a disobedient two-year-old with separation anxiety.

Okay, well.


And, what recent release are you most excited about?  Come on, guys, help catch me up.  I'm so out of the loop right now.  What new release are you looking forward to most?

06 January 2015

Teaser Tuesday (25)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

02 January 2015

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.

Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.