The Events I Gave Up On

I don’t know if any of you follow me on Twitter, but recently I was put on the spot with the current issues Photobucket had caused for, not only myself, but for a lot of people. I’m not complaining about that – they did what they thought they had to do. I myself have opted for an alternative photo saving service which will suit me fine for the time being.

Whilst I was in the moment of trying to fix blog posts from back in 2013 I came to the realization:

It didn’t take too long to start dreading this entire experience:

And then I was having a conversation with my beau that lead to an epiphany.

If people didn’t like my posts then, why should I care/expect them to like them now?

That was the end of that. I decided to give up and privatize (currently) 102 posts from “back-in-the-day”. Which posts, you might wonder, did not make the cut?

Just about every weekly or monthly blogging event I took a swing at when I first started my book blogging adventure. To be more specific: Friday Finds, Waiting on Wednesday, In My Mailbox, and Weekly Round Up. A lot of these I gave up on a year or more ago, and the simple fact is, I just don’t spend enough time online looking at blogs and websites, finding ideas of where or what can inspire a post.

I will still continue to (sometimes) participate in Top 10 Tuesday and Monthly Wrap-Up, but other than that, the content on this blog is simply randomly inspired (hopeful) conversation pieces, reviews and, maybe one day, an interview or two.

Now I turn the mic to you. Have you given up on any blogging memes or events because of it’s lackluster or capability to attract your desired audience?

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Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Published: 2013
By: HarperCollins
Source: Borrowed
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hrs., 44 mins.

ISBN:  9780062268273

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I finally read/listened to this book. It took two tries, but I did it! Needless to say, not my cuppa tea.

Needless to say, it was an okay plot but I just had a lot of trouble getting into it. Maybe it’s the science fiction stuff, you guys know I don’t read a lot of it. I did know this book had been a popular one when it was first released so I thought I’d give it a go.

The story itself is about a girl who is under the pretense that she has lost her father, that her mum is really her mum, and she was randomly uprooted from the big city and for the last little while they’ve been living in a little town where nothing happens.

Alright, that seems to sum it up, right? Probably not, but I figured I’d save the spoilers for later.

Mila acts, thinks, and looks like a typical teenager. She winds up being thrown from the bed of her friend’s pickup truck and this is where is gets interesting – I guess. Her arm is badly damaged but isn’t bleeding. She’s seeing herself for the first time for who she really is – an android.

Cool stuff. This is when we later find out the military is after her because she’s actually been
kidnapped
robot-napped
stolen because she was considered too human to be used for such terrible things the government/military had originally planned for her.

And that’s all this story is about. I realize I didn’t go into a lot of details about this book. I probably won’t continue the series, unless somebody can convince me to do otherwise.

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Review: Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan

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It all began because of a war. Dividing clans and tribes and planets and time. This is all very Romeo & Juliet but lasts much longer with a much greater adventure. The “Romeo” in this story is Marko, and “Juliet” is Alana. They are of separate species. Alana was standing guard as Marko was imprisoned. Because of a book, it inspired them to run away together. And thus begins the real story.

The whole thing is narrated by their little girl, Hazel. She is a “half-breed”, and everybody is out to find her; for good or for bad reasons. It’s evident that with everything her parents know and how much they love her, they aren’t going to give her up too easily.

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