‘Quintessence: The Poetry of True Nature’ by Sara Priestley

Unfortunately I have to admit that I completely missed the depth that I expected to experience through these poems after reading the description.

‘A Different Time’ by Michael K. Hill

This is again a book I only got for the purpose of a blog tour - that was happening ages ago, and I simply couldn't make it. This time my sorry goes to (along with the author, of course) The Write Reads gang. Guys, I didn't mean to let you down. (Especially since this is not the only tour I abandoned...) I've been VERY irresponsible this past year, and I know that out of a sudden you couldn't count on me anymore. I apologize. I'm about to make up for it this year. Let's see my review of 'A Different Time'  by Michael K. Hill!

‘Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs’ by Henry Carroll

Lately I've been playing with the thought of learning photography. I mean really learning, not just buying a better camera that knows everything by itself, and then simply hope for the best. I still have next to no time for my hobbies, though, so it's pretty tiring to learn new stuff. That means I have to be, and stay motivated. And for that purpose, this little book was perfect.

‘The Flower Arranger’ by JJ. Ellis

'The Flower Arranger' is one of the books I should've read and reviewed a long, long time ago. I was supposed to be a part of the blog tour around the publication, and I cannot emphasize enough how ashamed and sorry I am that I couldn't even think about it at the time. I couldn't even write an email about not doing it. I'm so sorry! I hate that this past year was so chaotic that I couldn't even do a blog tour for them, even if I agreed to it very much in advance. On the other hand, I'm not 100% sure that my review would have suited a promotional tour. It's not really a bad one, but to be honest, not completely a good one, either. 'The Flower Arranger' has a fairly good promise as a debut novel, but it fell a bit flat for me. Or my expectations were too high, who knows. Anyways, here's my review.

A Summary of a Bad Year and Hopes for a Better One

So, as you've already might have found out, 2019 was a shit year for me. Reading-wise and in general, too. I have started to work in a hospital, I have literally no free time to deal with my mental health, I lost two close relatives withing the matter of less than two months... it's tough. Since June I've pretty much no time and energy to read, not to mention to review, and I find it so sad! I have to make it work this year, I really need it to function as a human being. Okay, I don't want to be so negative, I did get married this year, and that's something that makes me very happy! (And let's not get into the fact that we're still living with our 'temporary' flatmate, because she's simply not willing to move out...) Though I'm very much behind with both reading and reviewing, I did manage to do many. So, here's the goodreads summery of my Year 2019!