Hello all and welcome to the update for the week starting 15/1/18!
Happy New Year! Looky here, the website is all redone! Hurray! After months of technical difficulties and YouTube tutorials, I have finally completed the website redesign! As you can see, I now have a separate section for these updates and wrap-ups, plus a separate section for miscellaneous blog posts (some previous links on social media might not work because of the transfer of posts, sorry). This is because of some plans I have for this website in an attempt to make interesting and personal content for you all to enjoy!
As we reached the ending of last year, so many different things were happening. I wanted to do so much and turned myself into a ball of stress. Too many commitments fell on top of each other and I missed out on producing the amazing content I had planned. Never fear, with the new year comes my resolution: to put more time into this blog. So here we are!
With the new website redesign also came the blog post I promised a while ago, which was about the TV Industry Night I was honoured to be a part of, as well as The Lord of the Rings reviews that I had delayed for far too long. Go check them out here, here and here!
Anyway, let's crack into this year and into this update!
We can all celebrate since I have posted the reviews for The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien now! It was definitely a long time coming and I'll make sure that doesn't happen again. This blog is all about stories, so I should probably review them consistently!
This week, I plan on posting up the reviews for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and Looking for Alaska by John Green. These will probably fall on Tuesday and Thursday, but in future I would like to try and post a review on a Monday alongside this weekly update... but we shall see!
Something you will notice in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the setting of the book. This week, I would like to write a blog on the use of microcosms and how, in a book like Kesey's, they play such an important role. I plan on this blog being posted on Wednesday, so keep and eye out since it is a fascinating literary technique (or at least I think so).
Bitter Fruits by Alice Clark-Platts
Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill
Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin
All these books I purchased from a charity book sale at my workplace. They were not on my original list of books to read and in what order (all the books on said list being ones I currently own and have already read in the past). I have decided to go against the list on this occasion to try out some new books and provide reviews from stories that I have no previous knowledge about. So, this will be a fun little detour for all of us. New year, new books!
(If you're interested to see the list of books that continues to grow, please let me know and I'll post it).
Achievements for the week
All I want this week is to show you all how committed I am to this blog now that it has been redesigned. This is what I always wanted this website to look like and I'm not entirely sure why I let it look like what it did originally. I always find whenever I write stories that if there's something I'm not happy with, it continues to niggle at the back of my mind and forces me to stop what I'm doing. I have a feeling this is why I couldn't make consistent content before. No more excuses, though!
And that's it for this week. I hope you're just as excited as I am for what the rest of this year has in store! It's going to be a fun year, I can tell. Remember: if there are any books you would like me to read and review in future, let me know and I will add them onto my list. You can suggest these books via the comment section or on TaleInferno's social media. Or, if you have suggestions regarding the blog itself, such as the content you want to see, send that through as well!
Let this be the year you ignite the story!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.