Friday, 10 January 2014

Blogging Resolutions

 Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 

This week I am very lucky to be one of the featured blogs!

When did you start blogging?

In a few weeks it will be two years which seems just crazy! It feels more like two months.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Can I say having an excuse to sit around and read books and comics all day? No in all seriousness it has to be the people I have met because of it.  Other bloggers, authors, publishers, readers just so many wonderful and like-minded people who have made this a journey worth taking.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

Mainly Sci-fi and fantasy novels/graphic novels but I like most genres so there is a little bit of everything.

What is your favorite book(s)?

Such a hard question.  The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Tolkien, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R Martin, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

Finding loads of awesome books and meeting loads of awesome people. 

Resolutions: Put together your blogger resolution list for all of us to see!

Recently I have turned this blog from a solo book blog to a collaborator based entertainment blog so there are movie and TV reviews, news and features as well as bookish stuff.  It also means that in the future there will be loads of different writers with loads of different interests involved so hopefully there will be something for everyone.  It was a BIG change to make and a big risk to take but I am so glad I did it.   

One of my big resolutions is to find more contributors for the blog. I want this site to include something for everyone and I simply am not into everything.  I think it is really difficult for aspiring writers/journalists/bloggers etc to get their voice heard.  I looked all over the Internet for websites I could write for and they were mostly really hard to get into, you need a degree, a CV full of experience or the right friends to even get noticed.  I want people to be able to write for this blog no matter their background, knowledge base or experience.

One thing I must do this year is be more social.  I am really bad at commenting on other people’s blog, not because I don’t want to but because I can never find the time.  That has to change.  I am also really good at tweeting but terrible at talking to others on twitter so I am going to work on that as well.

I promised myself that this year I would do more of the things I have always wanted to do.  I always make excuses (normally time and money) to not do the things I want.  This year I will not do that, I have booked tickets to London Movie and Comic Con where Stan Lee will be appearing (so excited!!) There is also going to be the very first YA literature book convention at the same event hosted by Malorie Blackman and Waterstones.  I have heard that all the major publishers and loads of authors are going (there isn’t a guest list yet).  It is pretty rare for things like this to happen in the UK so I am really excited.

That is just the start of the adventures I have planned for myself.  I guess it is a pretty selfish resolution, but life is for living  : )

If you wanted to check out LMCC here is the website.  You can find more information about the YA convention in the forums, specifically here. If you join or are already a member then come say high, I am Starbuck17

What are your resolutions? 


  1. I love this! Your blog is absolutely adorable! I similarly review TV/Movies as well as books, although I don't do any posts on News stuff. Congrats on the feature :) New follower via Twitter/Bloglovin/GFC!

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

  2. Those sound like great resolutions. Congrats on being featured this week as well. :) New follower! Happy Friday. :)
    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

  3. Love your blog! Too cute! OMG! I sooo want to go to comiccon. One day hopefully! I'm a new follower through GCF and bloglovin'!!

  4. Congratulations on being featured. And good luck to your blog expansion. Thanks for sharing. Old follower. :)

  5. I've been considering collaborating with another blogger as well and I think I might take the leap in 2014 as well. I think having a co-blogger (or two) is really nice because it allows for more diversity and less pressure on one person.

    Time really does fly doesn't it!? I've been blogging for a few years now too and I notice that I refer to books that I talked about "last year," only to go to look them up on GR, where I find that it was more like 4 years ago. I love the blogging community too. It really is something quite remarkable, but I think it stems from how solitary bookworms can be in real life... or maybe it's that there never seem to be very many in the same place at the same time, so we reach out virtually instead! EXCEPT, of course, at conferences, which are bookworm mecca... where we can go to be with our people. Usually, there are cardigans and glasses everywhere. ;)

    Great blog - I look forward to reading more! (New follower via Bloglovin')

  6. 1: Congrats on being the featured blog!
    2: This is a gorgeous blog so great job on that!
    3: New Bloglovin' Follower!

    Come see me at!

  7. oooh, I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone!! I cant wait for the last one!!! I actually have The Book Thief and Gone Girl on my TBR shelf, but haven't had a chance to pick them up yet!! I'm just a baby blogger. New to this whole thing! But I followed you via gfc!

    Pivot Book Reviews FF

  8. Hopping through. Your new blog format sounds neat. I've been getting more into geek culture (Doctor Who was my gateway drug) so I'm getting interested in things beyond books.
    My FF

  9. Congrats.
    New Follower via Bloglovin
    My FF:

  10. Grats on being featured this week! Good luck on the collaboration and all of your other goals. Have a great week. New GFC follower.

    Lacie @ Rainy Dayz Reviewz

  11. Congratulations on the feature! I am also considering looking for more contributors, but maybe sometime in the far future. :) I'm a new Bloglovin' follower.:)

    My F&F Post

  12. Aw man I wish I could go to more conventions and meetups and stuff, but it'd probably mean going overseas :/
    Hope you are successful with finding a contributor and your other resolutions!
    Old follower!
    My impromtu FF

  13. Hi Kate,
    Great resolutions! Finding collaborators it's a great idea and a nice way to diversify content. Haven't thought of that yet.
    New GFC and G+ follower.

    Here's my FF

  14. Congrats on being the featured blog, new GFC follower. Stop by my blog any time:
    PS: Also looking for reviewers of my e-book Language in the blood, let me know if you want a free review copy.

  15. Congrats on being featured! I definitely agree with how hard it is to get into an online writing group due to all the requirements. That's why I like blogging because it allows you to write freely about whatever you want to write about!

    Happy Friday! :)

    My FF

  16. Congrats! I'm following via Feedly. my FF

  17. Congrats! I'm following via Feedly. my FF

  18. New follower via bloglovin and twitter!
    Congrats on being one of the featured bloggers (:
    Tina @ Pages of Comfort
    My FF

  19. Congrats on being featured :)!!! I'm following you via GFC, Google +, and Twitter. You can see my FF at
    Happy FF

  20. Congrats on being featured! Nice resolutions :)

    New Bloglovin' follower
    My FF .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

  21. Congrats on being the feature!!!! I love your blog title. Super cute!!! Great answers. Thanks for sharing. Happy reading and have a great weekend. New follower My FF

  22. Congrats on being featured. I'm an old GFC follower. I'm looking forward to the Comicon coming back to my town this year, last year was so cool! I got to meet Wil Wheaton and people from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
    Check out my FF

  23. Congratulations on being a Feature! I think it's great you've changed for scope of your blog - it's awesome - and I wish you luck with finding contributors. I, too, plan to be more 'social' this year by focusing on commenting more. :)

    I'm a new Bloglovin follower. :) Happy Friday!

  24. What a cool blog you have here, so glad I found it through FFF! I'm a new Bloglovin' follower, and you can read my resolutions here:

  25. Congrats on being a Feature!!
    This is such an amazing blog :)
    New follower via GFC

  26. Congrats on being featured!! I'm hoping to make it to some book events this year too, maybe even BEA. Crossing my fingers on that one. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin'.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  27. Hello Kate!! Did you know my comment for you has been posted on the other featured blog. Lol!! I got confused, and you know.. mixed you up. Anyway, congrats on being featured!! Congrats for having reached almost two years!! That is a great achievement. :)

    I post a few music and movie posts on my blog, too. If you want a temporary/guest contributor, just contact me. :)))

    And this is the part that has been wrongly posted on another blog:

    Eeeep!! The lack of social skills is also my problem. Yes, I know how to post and tweet, but when someone strikes a conversation, I usually run out of things to say or I don’t know how to verbalize my response.


    Followed you via Bloglovin'
    Happy blogging!

    My #FF: Little Librocubicularist

    teepee @ Little Librocubicularist

  28. Great blog and congrats for the feature!

    New followers via GFC

  29. Congratulations on being the feature! I absolutely love your layout!

    New bloglovin' follower
    My FF


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