One Year Anniversary!

It’s a bit difficult to believe, but today marks the one-year anniversary of my first review on The Past Due Book Review.

Here we are; 43 book reviews, 15 editorials, and 263 total followers later.

I will keep this brief, but thank you again to everyone who has read my writing on here. I wasn’t sure if this blog would get much traction, but I have enjoyed every moment so far (even the daily revisions in preparation of posting) and I believe this blog makes for a unique record of how my writing has improved in the last year.

So here’s a rare picture of my cats getting along and one final thank you to all of my readers! I look forward to another year of reviews and writing!

Mr. Grumpy Gills and Ms. Photogenic


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Happy 1-Year

An Impromptu Blog: Over 100 followers on!

Well, here we are again celebrating growth on the blog. I will keep this rather short since the book I am currently reading is taking up a lot of my time and attention, but thank you all for coming to my little corner of the internet.

I appreciate that you take the time to read my work on here since it is all done in my free time and knowing that there are those who enjoy what I love to do makes my heart happy.

As a reward for your continued loyalty, here is a picture of my skinny cat. Her name is Nina, she is 12 years old, and she thinks she is queen of the castle. She was totally okay with me taking this picture of her despite the apprehension and annoyance apparent in her face. She also rubs her face on electrical outlets when the mood strikes her.


Thank you again to my 101 followers on, the 48 on my blog’s Facebook page, and the 30 on my Twitter. Here’s to the next 100!

Also, I don’t only wear white t-shirts. I realize that most of the update photos feature me in a white tee and that is pure coincidence. If you didn’t notice, then no worries!

Previously: An Impromptu Blog: Over 50 followers on!

Reading Tally for 2016

Happy New Year!

Many people are looking back at the year we leave behind and I figured that it would be appropriate to do here since keeping track of what I read in 2016 was what eventually began this blog. It started as simply seeing how many books and graphic novels I would read in a year since I had actual time to devote to recreational reading rather than articles or required reading while I was in college.

You will find below the total number of novels, fiction books, nonfiction books, and graphic novels I read in 2016, in addition to the total amount of pages, and what I read each month; the type of book is listed before the title and the authors are in parentheses.

I look forward to what 2017 has to offer and have some very exciting reviews and editorials planned.

As always, thanks for reading!

Novels (Nov): 40
Graphic Novels (GN): 38
Non-Fiction (NF): 6

Total Books: 46
Overall Total: 84
Page Total : 24,866

Continue reading “Reading Tally for 2016”

An Impromptu Blog: Over 50 followers on!

I want to say thank you so much to those of you on here who read my blog. I wasn’t sure how successful it would be due to my lengthy posts, but seeing you all reading my work really warms my heart, along with other clichés I can’t think of right now.

This was a milestone I wasn’t sure I would reach this year since starting my blog back in May. I realize that there are thousands, if not millions, of other book review blogs and the fact that even one person enjoys my writing, let alone fifty people, really lifts my spirits.

I don’t write listicles or post content from other sources as the main topic of my blog and I realize that this significantly narrows my readership, but I truly appreciate you taking the time to read my words.

As a reward for your loyalty, here is a picture of my fat cat. His name is Hunter, he is 14 years old and weighs 16 lbs. He might even live to 15 if he would STOP RUBBING HIS FACE AGAINST ELECTRICAL OUTLETS


Thank you again to my 51 followers on and the 39 on my blog’s Facebook page. Here’s to the next 50!

Reading Update!!!

Hello Reader!

I want to take a moment and thank all those who have visited my little book review blog and read my first entry.

Was it perfect? No. Did I have fun writing it? Absolutely.

So, the main purpose of this post is to inform you that I will next be reviewing the entire Harry Potter series. I am currently just wrapping up the first book and have written a draft of my review. I should have it polished up and ready to post in a couple of days, so in the meantime please contain your excitement and have a great Sunday/Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks again!