Hey everyone! So, uh…my computer’s not working?? And neither is my phone?? Or, well, ok, my computer is basically completely broken, because it’s old af. My phone, on the other hand, still works fine, except it won’t let me access any blog pages?? I think it’s the wifi, but I’m not sure. Because I tried using different wifi servers all throughout my house and in different coffee shops/restaurants, and I tried just using 4G, but it still didn’t work.
This keeps happening and I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried accessing mine and other people’s blogs through WordPress, Safari, Chrome, etc and my phone keeps saying that they don’t exist. I nearly had a heart attack the first time this happened, because I thought my blog had been deleted completely??? But some wonderful people on goodreads helped me out by checking for themselves and they all said that they had full access to my blog. So I don’t know what’s happening. I can still access blog posts through WordPress reader, and I can still post things on my blog (I hope, this is the first time I’m attempting it since this started happening), but it’s difficult because I can only do so on my phone, as my laptop doesn’t work at all.
My point in saying all this is that I might not be as active on here as I’d like to be, because I genuinely just don’t know how to fix this. I love interacting with you all, and I’m going to try my best to continue to do so consistently, but if you do leave a comment on my blog and I don’t like/ reply to it, or if you post something and I don’t like/comment on it, I swear I’m not trying to ignore you guys, I’m just trying to work out how to use the WordPress app, and am having a ton of trouble with accessing blog posts. Like, blog hopping is basically impossible for me at the moment, which is breaking my heart. But trying to fix this ASAP. I’m going to try to keep to my posting schedule (Top Ten Tuesday, Tags on Friday, and usually one or two other posts per week), but I hate writing posts on my phone, it takes me a lot longer to do so, and it’s difficult because I don’t know how to work the app very well yet. I know I’m already behind, because this tag was supposed to come out on Friday and I was supposed to post a review over the weekend, but with all of this suddenly happening, I’ve just been too busy trying to figure out what the hell is going on. This week my whole schedule will be completely off (not that I’ve ever really done all that well at sticking to it, whoops), but from next week, I’ll hopefully be back to posting normally, even if it does take me a little longer to write a post, or if there’s no pictures or links or any of that fun stuff. And my Muse of Nightmares review is still coming! I’m hoping to post it on Thursday or Friday, and then everything should be back on schedule 😁
If any of you are technology experts, or just know anything about what the bloody hell is going on, I would forever be in your debt if you could help me out. Even if you have any random/stupid ideas that I could try that might fix this. I’ll take anything at this point. But yeah, sorry to start this tag off on such a negative note, I just wanted to make sure you guys knew what was going on, because I didn’t want any of you to feel bad if I’m not interacting with you as much.
On a far happier note, I’ve been tagged in a tag!! Like, actually tagged. I’m honestly so excited and honored, so massive thank you to Helina!! Her blog is amazing and in two languages (Spanish and English), which takes the kind of talent and commitment I aspire to have, so you should all check it out 😊 Also, this tag was originally created by Jamieson @Jamishelves, so you should check out her post as well! And now onto the questions:
1. A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it:
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Don’t get me wrong, I’d want to read this book either way, because you all know I’m utter garbage for gorgeous writing and intense, gay romance. However, it feels like this is on every single one of my friends’ favourites lists, and no one seems to shut up about it. It’s so incredibly beloved that I low key feel like a fake fantasy fan for not having picked it up yet? But I am super hyped to get to it (hopefully this year), so, ummmm, please let it live up to the hype and completely blow me away?
2. A book that’s really long:
The Diviners by Libba Bray is nearly 600 pages, and it’s just the first in this series. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this story, but the size of it is just so intimidating that I keep putting off reading it.
3. A book you’ve owned/had on your tbr for too long:
I added The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken to my tbr on the day I joined goodreads (February 19, 2016). It’s been over three years, and I still haven’t read it, despite having owned it all that time. In fact, I actually have two copies of this book (my dad bought me it not realizing I already owned it), and yet, here I am, still not having read this. The bloody movie adaptation for this book came out, and it’s still collecting dust on my shelf. It’s not that I don’t want to read this, because I do. I just haven’t found myself in the mood for dystopian? And other books keep distracting me? And I’m a terrible reader?
4. A book that is required reading:
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is one of those classics that pretty much everyone has read, or at least heard of. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” might possibly be the most famous opening line of all time. But I don’t consider it required reading because of that. I consider this required reading because my soul is powered by The Infernal Devices and everything Will Herondale, and this book was such a massive part of Will and Tessa’s love story, and yet I haven’t read it?? I have literally memorized the entire note Will wrote to Tessa in her copy of this book, that’s how obsessed I am with them. The fact that I haven’t read this yet is, frankly, disappointing at best. In saying that, I very rarely read classics, so I doubt I’ll be adding this to my read shelf anytime soon.
5. A book that intimidates you:
Literally anything and everything by Brandon Sanderson intimidates the fuck out of me. All of his books seem to be massive adult high fantasies, or something similar, and as good as they all sound, and as much as I’m sure I would love them and want to read them, my lazy arse avoids them at all costs.
6. A book that you think might be slow:
I have been excited to read The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan since it came out. I got it last year, and the cover is so beautiful that I frequently take it off my shelf just to admire it. But it’s a contemporary/magical realism that’s 450+ pages, and I just don’t tend to feel like books of this genre need to be that long? So my gut instinct is that this book will probably be fairly slow (but hopefully still enjoyable!)
7. A book you need to be in the right mood for:
I’m genuinely excited to get to Dry, especially because it’s by Neal Shusterman, who wrote my all-time favourite contemporary novel (Challenger Deep). But I don’t read dystopian books very often, and have to be in the right mood for them, otherwise I don’t tend to enjoy them as much as I’d like. So whilst I feel like I’ll definitely love this book, I probably won’t be reading it for a little while, cuz I want to wait until I really feel like reading dystopia.
8. A book you’re unsure if you’ll like:
Solitaire by Alice Oseman sounds like something I’d love, being about a protagonist who suffers from depression, and this author also wrote Heartstopper, which is a graphic novel love with every single piece of my soul. However, I’ve read SO MANY mixed reviews, and so many people who’s opinions I trust don’t like this, so I really just don’t know if I actually will end up enjoying this or not.
(Also, I’m sorry I’m posting this so late, I was originally gonna put this up yesterday, but I got distracted with the tv show I just started watching and a bunch of fan fiction cuz, whoops, I’m trash.)
But yeah, tagging people. Thanks to Xandra’s amazing post I actually know how to tag people so that they’ll get a pingback notification, which is super helpful, because lord knows I wasn’t about to work that out by myself, being the technology dumbarse I am 😆 But yeah, I can’t access anyone’s blogs at the moment, so I can’t check to see if people have done this tag already. So if I tag you and you’ve already done this, feel free to either do it again, or ignore this lmao. But I tag: Lais @TheBookishSkies || Caitlin Althea || Umairah @Sereadipity || BloggerBooks || The Sassy Library Fox || Xandra @Starry Sky Books
Feel free to still do this tag if you want to, though, even if I didn’t tag you! And let me know in the comments a book that’s on your tbr that intimidates you 🙂 That’s all for now, and sorry again about my messed up schedule for this week. Byeee 🙂