Website Updates: New Name, New Look

Hello all,

Pass Me That Book is no more. After five years, I felt it time for a change. Totally Honest Reviews is a name born out of the fact that I try being honest in my opinions, as well as everything else. Kindness is our motto, but promoting how I feel about a book-whether good or bad-is where the new name comes in. If you don’t like it, too bad, I say.

There will be further changes. I’m aiming for these to be changed:

-website name change from passmethatbook.com to totallyhonestreviews.com

-frequent posting

-being more open about accepting reviews

-going through all my unorganized posts, and labeling them appropriately

-to be determined

I stated in an earlier post how I would like to see more changes on my website. How I’d like to be more on time and get a lot more content in. Prepare for that to come true. Suggestions welcomed in what all I should post as new content, and what you would like to see changed. Also let me know if any links don’t work.

Thank you, all for your support, and until next time!

New Year, New Look, New Style

Hey,

It’s been a few months since I’ve been bloggin’, I know. I had some close to me deaths. Grandfather passed from cancer. It was rough. Then a few months later, a close friend of the family also passed. Again from cancer but a different kind. We knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier for both of those people we cared about.

So I apologize for my absence. I got a lot of catching up to do. Shit’s changed, and I’m WAY behind on reviews to the point I don’t think I will ever catch up. Sure, I still posted vaguely to twitter and Goodreads, but otherwise?

All was quiet on the western front.

It’s been rough, but I’m eager to get back to it. New year, new look, new style. I’m trying to learn more HTML. By the way?

This blog is run by ONE PERSON. Not many all at once. I do all the html editing, I write the reviews, I read the books, I do the emails…a lot of work, pride, and joy goes into this blog. I spent years working on it. Sure, I might go quiet now and again, but that’s because real life sucks. It’s why I escape into books to begin with.

So I apologize for my long absence, friends. I appreciate all those who stuck with me, through and thin. I was gone almost half a year from my blog, longer than what I’d done previously. I will make up for it.

And for all those politics going on? This blog is meant as a safe haven away from that sort of thing. Reading is an escape. It’s entertainment. Its fun and rewarding. Please keep your political thoughts and feelings off this blog. That’s all I ask. Thanks.

So, let’s pick up where we left off, shall we?

And make this blog into something stupendeous!

(As far as book blogs go anyway, lol.)

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

Arcs, Updates, & Status

Brief update. My internet went away and therefore so did I. I’ve read a few arcs, but haven’t been on here much less written a review in ages. I’ll be uploading a fair amount later in the next couple of days.

Updates:

-arc apocalypse

-October tbr

-monthly wrap ups

-new updates on my review pages

Overall I will be quite busy. Apologies for the unexpected hiatus but I have returned and plan to once I update regularly!

Brief Mini Hiatus Over: Back to Blogging!

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Hello all,

As you might have noticed, I spent an entire month mostly away from the blogosphere, mainly because I wasn’t reading as much as I should have. There’s been a lot of things going on at home; moving downstairs into a new bedroom, getting kittens, loosing the last chicken out of the batch of twenty-five that we started with so that we are now chicken-less, so on and so forth. This next month I hope to change all that.

I’ve updated my website so that it’s more fall/winter appropriate. If there’s any issues, please let me know at once. I’m not the best at this kind of thing yet, though I’m learning still, and will hopefully be soon buying the personalized package for my website, and owning my domain name at last, if things work out the way I want.

In reading news, I read three kindle e-books today. All of them a mere 3 or barely a 4 star read, so I doubt that I’ll post reviews on them, though I might later change my mind (all contemporary romances too).

Other plans that I would like to do is to add all my want to read books onto a single page here on my blog to keep track of. But that will take *ages*. I’m not sure that I will ever get around to doing that. Perhaps one day.

I hope y’all like the new changes for the season. Let me know if there’s anything else I should be thinking of working on with this little ol’ website of mine.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

4th Year Anniversary: Now What?

It’s been four years since I started this blog?! Where has the time gone?! What do I do now?

(Obviously I’m going to read, lol.)

Greetings, friends!

Today is a special post in that I’m explaining why I started the blog, how it’s progressed, and what happens next.

New Things:

There’s going to be a lot of changes here soon. Here’s a list of what to expect:

  1. New Review Policy, Contact Page, and Bio
  2. New background!
  3. The Secret Project page will be revealed
  4. New content, plus more frequent reviews
  5. More frequent guest posts, author interviews (hopefully), and possible giveaways
  6. More blog hopping? Not sure how that works tbh
  7. New menu organization!
  8. Other?

Old Things:

This blog has been around. I’ve grown as a reader; and can safely say that when I started this blog, I never expected to have almost 200 followers, new friends, and new books…lots of them!

Lately the blogging has been challenging but still as fun as ever. I’m learning new things all the time, and meeting with lots of cool people (online at least).

That’s not to say it hasn’t been hard. Figuring out what to read lately is a real challenge, and reviewing seems to be getting more and more complicated.

Still, I’m in this for the long haul!

Inbetween Things:

This blog would not be here without support of my followers, so thank you. Not only has my blog turned 4 but I’ve also hit 4k views on my blog too. That’s crazy!

I plan on doing some more posts here daily,but for now I’m just going to sit back and cheer as my blog continues to grow and change.

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book.

Wow, 100 followers?!

100-followersWow, 100 followers!

I have NEVER achieved that high of a number before! I’m dancing around in circles!!!

Thank you, everyone, for following me, and supporting my blog! I am deeply humbled and honored that you would all follow me!

Stick around, because there’s plenty more changes coming onto my blog, such as:

*New Releases Gallery

*More Anticipated Reads Added onto my Anticipated Reads Page

*I’m going to try to fix my Pinterest Board so it shows images, rather than just a boring link

*Several more things

Again, thank you! You have no idea how much this means to me!

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