It’s Monday today. It was Monday yesterday. I’m sure, if I ask someone what tomorrow is, the answer will be Monday.
I feel like I’m caught up in a Monday cycle.
I haven’t been posting much lately, caught up in a few things – reading, lazing, doing more revisions on Heir of Doom (the second installment in the Roxanne Fosch series), writing articles for Conscious Talk Magazine, taking care of my kids, you know, same old, same old.
And then there’s the wordpress issue. I’m a believer of the ‘I follow back’ policy, which means I follow whoever follows me, like whoever likes my post, comment back on the post of whoever left a comment on a post of mine. But I’ve noticed that there are bloggers who will give you a follow, wait for you to follow back, then promptly unfollow you. So there I was, fool that I am, with over 3k+ blogs I follow according to my WP manager, most of whom don’t even know what my blog is about. I called them the cheating bloggers, because that’s what they’re doing, increasing their list of followers by deceiving bloggers into following them.
So for the past week or so, I’m cleaning up wp, unfollowing all the names I know I’ve been following for a while, leaving likes and comments and being completely ignored. I’ve managed to unfollow hundreds, and already my reader feels more uncluttered and manageable, though I still have hundreds to unfollow yet.
I’m not sure yet how I’ll be able to tell apart the cheating bloggers and the authentic ones – any ideas? – But I’m thinking about taking the time to unfollow the bloggers that ignore my presence every two or three months. It’ll be boring and I’d probably give up the second or third time around, so I’ll need to figure out some other solution soon. If you have any, I’m all ears.
As for the books I’ve read, here’s a list – I’ll be doing a mini, one sentence review of each soon (they aren’t in the order I read, by the way, just in the order I remembered):
Paper Princess – The Royals #1 – By Erin Watt
Broken Prince – The Royals #2 by Erin Watt
Twisted Palace – The Royals #3 by Erin Watt
Tower of Dawn – Throne of Glass #6 by Sarah J. Maas
Dragon’s Ground – Desert Cursed #2 by Shannon Mayer
Jinn’s Dominion – Desert Cursed #3 by Shannon Mayer
Rising Darkness – Game of Shadows by Thea Harrisson
Dark Queen – Jane Yellowrock #12 by Faith Hunter
The Rose and the Dagger – The Wrath and the Dawn #2 by Renee Ahdieh
An Amber in the Ashes – An Amber in the Ashes #1 by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night – An Amber in the Ashes #2 by Sabaa Tahir
A reaper at the Gates – An Amber in the Ashes #3 by Sabaa Tahir
Until Friday Night – The Field Party #1 by Abbi Glines
Under the Lights – The Field Party #2 by Abby Glines
Well, that’s it, my reading list for July. Note that at the beginning of the post I mentioned being lazy. I don’t usually read these many books, but, what can I say, I got into a crazed reading binge.