Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Bookish Confessions (Anything! You dog ear, you hated a book but said you loved it, you have $500 library fines…anything goes!)
Sometimes I have nothing to say. I’m a pretty person and I’m a quite person. I’m not the best at small talk. These things sometimes transfer over to the internet, especially with Twitter. I adore Twitter, but sometimes I just don’t have anything to say. Interesting or otherwise. Sometimes I’ll think ‘Man, I haven’t tweeted all day. I should.’ Then I can’t come up with anything to say. This also happens with commenting. I want to comment on all of your posts but
I judge your blog designs. I do, I can’t help it! If I click through the TTT linky and you have a cute blog design I’m much more likely to check out more of your posts. Shallow…I know.
This goes along with the I have nothing to say thing. You know when you tweet a review link to a author and they maybe write you back and say ‘Thanks so much! You’re Amazing!’ or something along those lines? Well, I never ever know what to say back to that. I want to be witty and thankful that this author even took the time to speak to lowly me. But after 3 hours of trying to think of something intelligent to say this is what I usually write: ‘Oh! Thank you! I loved the book so much.’ =/
I’ve been at this blogging thing for a long time so I shouldn’t let my daily happiness be determined by how many comments I get, but sometimes that’s hard. I know I should just be thankful because I do get a good amount.
Drama, stats, comments…sometimes I get a little disheartened by it all.
This might make me a horrible person, but I never reply to review requests from self published or indi published authors. Most of the time I don’t even read the whole email and I have deleted them without reading them before. I state very clearly in my review policy that I don’t accept books from indi or self published and if I replied to every email…that’s all I would be doing 24/7.
I hate doing interviews. Remember how I agonize over what to say to authors? Yeah, same goes for this. I agonize for weeks about this and then I finally come up with 5 or 6 semi intelligent questions and then it gets like 15 hits (slight exaggeration there). You get my point, right? I put tons of work into it and then no one reads it. So, I’d rather just not do them.
Sometimes I’ll read a book and OMG LOVE IT but by the time the sequel comes out I’m all meh… I’m not sure why this happens.
I give up on books too easily. Sometimes I get bored with books and just stop reading, books that might have been a 3 star read when it was all said and done. I always feel guilty about it.
It’s a huge part of my life and I tons of work into it. I take it very seriously.