Why I Left The Book Blogging Community (And Why I’m Coming Back) – Real Talk #3

It’s been almost two years since my last post on this blog. Two years that have proven themselves to be pivotal in my development as a human being and now, as an almost 19 year old, an adult.

I started this blog in 2015, after I met a woman named Heather at that year’s YALC event. Heather was from Scotland and while waiting in line for a book signing for someone, she told me of the wonders of book blogging. At the time I was reading avidly and I was aspiring to journalism as a career, so the prospect of my very own book blog was very appealing. Continue reading “Why I Left The Book Blogging Community (And Why I’m Coming Back) – Real Talk #3”

The Return

So, as some of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted anything in about two months. This isn’t because I’m lazy, even though that can be true some times, but it is instead because I have had to revise for my GCSEs.

For those of you who are not in the UK or just don’t know, the GCSEs are massive exams for secondary school students over here. They are a massive deal and basically determine what I’ll be able to do for a career in the future. I would say that GCSEs are the UK equivalent of SATs in the US (I think).

I just wanted to say sorry for not posting anything for so long, but I didn’t forget about this blog. In fact, I’ve been coming back every so often to see how things are going. And I have been pleasantly surprised. It makes me so happy to see that even when I’m not posting content, people are still visiting the blog. It makes me feel as if what I am doing here is actually worthwhile.

This is probably the worst reading slump I’ve ever had since I started reading when I was two years old. I am getting increasingly annoyed at myself, because I just can’t bring myself to pick up a book, especially now when my examinations are actually taking place. Also, ashamedly, I must admit that even though I pre-ordered ‘Lady Midnight’ by Cassandra Clare, I am only on page 90 of about 700 and have been for quite a while.

On a more positive and exciting note, I will be attending YALC 2016 on the Saturday 30th July. This is especially exciting considering that it was this event which inspired me to start this blog and it’s just a great event. I’m not sure if the schedule is up yet, but I’ll be sure to keep an eye out.

Lastly, I was thinking that I would start doing more posts about issues that aren’t necessarily bookish. Look at the tag ‘Real Talk’ to see what I mean What do you guys think? Comment below if that would interest you.

❤ DW



Apologies everyone who may have been waiting for a post recently. I know that is not a lot of you, but still… I have been on hiatus, but I was so busy that I even forgot to announce it. Anyway, I’m back now and you can expect a post once or twice a week. Again, I’m sorry I’ve been away, but I really am glad to be back. Hopefully I’ll have a post up in the next few days.

DW ❤

Blog Update: New Weekly Post Schedule

The New Weekly Post Schedule:

Magical Mondays: A tag, book review, list or book talk about a book or series that contains magic or the supernatural.

Top Ten Tuesdays: A random book related top ten list.

What I’m Reading Wednesday: An update on what I am currently reading.

Theme Thursday: I choose a theme and talk about my favourite books that relate to it. E.g. Twilight for the theme of vampires.

Fresh Friday: I talk about upcoming releases and any new books I have obtained or read. This may be a review of a relatively new release.

Saturday & Sunday: Most likely review posts, but could be tags or lists.

This new schedule comes into effect beginning 10th August 2015