A Tale of Terrible Formatting, Misspelled Author Names & Cringe-Worthy Reviews — My Ten First Blog Posts {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s a Throwback Tuesday, because I’m taking you back in time, all the way to January 2016, when I was a fledgling blogger who, after a lot of doubt, finally took the plunge and just started her own book blog… Which was (and who am I even kidding, still IS) a learning curve. So here’s to rookie mistakes, not giving up, and getting better one day at a time!

Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

My first ever book review is also my shortest one ever (not counting my recent ‘review to follow’ reviews because by now we all now there is no review following). I’m not as in love with this book as I was back then, and I also have zero interest in any sequels, but back then I quite enjoyed it.

TV Review: Shadowhunters Premiere

Re-reading this aaaallmost makes me want to re-watch Shadowhunters. If only for the Malec and Simon scenes. But then again, I better not. Let’s just have a gif-party instead.

Book List: Most Anticipated Reads of 2016


At least ACOMAF lived up to my expectations 😉

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Look, now I know this book is problematic, but when I reviewed this I wasn’t aware of this yet. Now I am, and though I won’t quickly recommend it because of its issues, I still quite enjoyed the story.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

January-2016-Lindsey, YOUR LAY-OUTS SUCKED! But you read 9 out of 10 books on your TBR, so you’re doing a whole lot better than 2019-Lindsey…

Book Review: Shadow & Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugho

Another SUPER-SHORT review, but I was clearly in love with this series. And that was before I ever met Nikolai so I was in for quite the surprise <3 But really Lindsey, DID YOU HAVE TO MISSPELL LEIGH BARDUGO’S NAME IN YOUR REVIEW? Geez.

Book Review: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Another book that I’ve since learned to be problematic, yet I did highly enjoy this one. And I’m still watching fluffy light-hearted comedies to try and get over it.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Become Movies in 2016

Well, here’s my reminder to go watch Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Book Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Funny how I gave this one a 4-star rating, but have zero interest in the sequel and actually unhauled this book a few weeks ago…

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Futuristic Societies I Would Not Want To Live In

Well, this post is one I still completely agree with! But then, I also haven’t read a lot of Dystopian since then, so I can’t really update it either.

Tell Me:
Fellow bloggers, do you also have some cringe-worthy things in your first blog posts?
Who would win your tbr contest, 2016-you or 2019-you?

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16 thoughts on “A Tale of Terrible Formatting, Misspelled Author Names & Cringe-Worthy Reviews — My Ten First Blog Posts {Top Ten Tuesday}

  1. Annemieke says:

    I mean my formatting was so bad haha and I clearly learned a lot about writing reviews. 😀 Also I am in desperate need to read Pride and Prejudice and zombies. Maybe for halloween haha.

  2. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

    Great twist on this week’s topic! I thought Passenger would be right up my street, but I’ve seen so many ‘meh’ reviews that I’ve never bothered checking it out so I’m not surprised to hear you unhauled it.

    Also “So here’s to rookie mistakes, not giving up, and getting better one day at a time!” – YES! I couldn’t agree with you more. 🙂
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  3. Dini @ Dinipandareads says:

    Your reactions to your reviews had me LOLing. Fun post! I only started writing reviews last year and wasn’t so bad but I was a lot easier with my stars/ratings back then ?

    If you’d like to check it out, here’s my TTT

  4. Angela says:

    Haha, yes, it’s interesting to look back at the formatting choices I made for my early posts! I’m glad I can’t see the blog designs I used to have!

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