Blogging Life: Why You Need To Understand Your Platform
Book Review / April 7, 2017

Oh hai friends. I learned a pretty critical lesson this week. Honestly, I don’t know what happened. But, it turns out one of the plug-ins I use on my blog compromised the whole thing. Death by Tsundoku was off-line for over a day, and it wasn’t until my Admin got in touch with WordPress that we figured it out. I don’t recall updating any plug-ins, but one of them was the source of my blog’s distress. In the end, we had to shut down all the plug-ins and we even removed quite a bit of theme functionality.  Now I have access to my blog, and you can read my posts, but all my reviews are a bit, well, broken without my enhanced functionality. Due to the availability of my Admin as well as some WordPress research needs, Death by Tsundoku will be on hiatus until we can get to the source of this problem.  I have spent a lot of time pondering this. While I am technically still able to post, I am floundering without my aesthetic and metadata structure. I didn’t realize how much I relied on them until the foundation for the structure of my posts vanished. Suddenly, I feel…

1 Year Blogoversary!
About the Blog / December 30, 2016

        Wow. I can’t believe a whole year has passed. Looking back, this year has been an incredible journey, unlike anything I ever could have imagined. I started without a plan or a real clue what I was doing. I just knew that I loved books, and I had a lot to say. Little did I know I’d be embarking on a journey of self-discovery. No, I am not exaggerating. This blog has changed me an been a real shining spot in 2016. And we all know how important that is! (P.S. That link is soooo NSFW.)   The Origin Story In 2012, I started to get back into reading again. I had been an avid reader as a child, constantly hiding under my covers with a flashlight and reading into the wee hours of the morning. I got addicted to series in particular and would read them completely through. All of Boxcar Children were read. I read every book published in the Star Wars Legends universe (at least, all those published before 2000) to the point where my English Teacher told me she was glad I was such an avid reader, but it would nice if I…

Death by Tsundoku Received a Makeover!
About the Blog / September 5, 2016

As I’m certain you can tell, Death by Tsundoku received a makeover this weekend! Thank you, three-day weekend, for allowing some downtime to overhaul many things. I sat down and had a conversation with many of my readers. Listening to all your feedback, this is the newest iteration of Death by Tsundoku. Some things are obvious, but some things will be more subtle. What changed?  First, you’ll notice that we have a new layout. This includes: Slider displaying the most recent book reviews on the home page. Feedback was it took too long to scroll down the home page to see new books reviewed. This allows you to quickly see the most recently reviewed books, as well as the most recent comments. Home page displaying summaries of each post, instead of the whole post. Same feedback as above; this allows you to see a summary and decide if you want to Two menus on the top of the page. Feedback was that it was too crowded, but all the information was useful. Hopefully, this will help break things up a bit and improve ease of navigation. Content has been optimized for different screen sizes. Feedback was that the blog was challenging…