Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #17 - Top Ten Blogger Confessions



These are my Top Ten Blogger Confessions:

1. My Netgalley Ratio is...horrible
It's really, really bad but I'm planning on marathoning my Netgalley books soon to try and made that number something to be proud of!

2. I haven't finished the Harry Potter series 
I know, I know, I read the first four books and never got around to finishing it. I enjoyed the first four that I read but I feel uncomfortable reading books with a lot of witchcraft in, so I never finished the series.

3. If I got a freebie on the Kindle or a review book and I see it in the library, I will take it out at the library
Although I love my Kindle, I love physical books more and if I see a book that was free or really cheap on the Kindle or one that I got for review and I see it at the library, I will most likely check it out and read it in physical book format.

4. When authors reply to me I fangirl a lot, like, a lot
Authors are a booklover's rockstars and whenever an author tweets me or replies to my emails/tweets I get super excited and fangirl and scare everyone within a 15 metre distance.

5. I don't read more than one book at a time
I hate reading more than one book at a time as my brain muddles stuff up between the books and I have a hard time adjusting to the changes of the storylines etc.

6. Sometimes I wonder if people actually read my blog
I think this is something that a lot of bloggers have felt previously. When the amount of comments and viewings plummet and it seems like no one is reading all the hard work you've put into your blog, it can be quite upsetting. There have been a few times where I get so busy and have to make so much time for blogging and then seeing so little comments on my reviews, it makes me wonder if it's worth it. I love blogging though and all the friends I've made, so I don't think I could really give it up as it's become such a huge part of me!

7. I forget to reply to comments
I love getting comments and they always make my day! But with school and other stuff on my plate I sometimes forget to reply to comments.

8. Sometimes I don't enjoy reviewing books
There, I said it. Sometimes I don't like reviewing books, especially ones that were amazing (as I can't do them justice) and ones that were merely average (never know what to say) but as I write it gets easier to put down what I felt.

9. I get distracted by social media and it eats up at my reading time
I know, I feel so bad for this. Sometimes I say I'll just quickly check Instagram or Twitter but then I end up on Youtube and watching BookTube videos and then I'll end up posting pictures of books on Instagram and tweeting about books and not actually getting in enough reading time! 

10. I take out a lot of library books even though I have so many of my own to read ._.
I have a lot of books on my TBR pile - and I don't use that term lightly! There's literally about 500 books on my physical TBR pile and then quite a few more on my Kindle and lately I've been knocking off quite a lot of books though and I AM PROUD! 


Because I'm trying to review my review books and I often review my own books, I like going to the library and reading just for fun! Reading for fun is why I love reading and why I started blogging and if I read too many books that I have to review in a row, it feels like a chore and that's not what reading is.

5 comments:

  1. You aren't alone in getting discouraged by lack of views/comments. I didn't start blogging with the intention of getting tons of followers or anything (I just wanted to read more and to keep track of my thoughts), but it does get discouraging sometimes when you spend a lot of time working on your blog and no one seems to read it. I just keep reminding myself that I'm writing for m and that helps.

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  2. I agree with you on basically all your points. Sometimes it gets hard reviewing books, especially the ones that were so good. I hate reading more than one book at a time. The only time that ever happens is when i have to read one for school, but I also want to read what I want to read. It's not something that happens often (thank goodness) but I hate it cause I feel like I spend too much time on one book and not enough time on the other

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  3. That's exactly how I also feel! When I was younger I use to often read more than one book at a time and I use to say something like "I'll read 5 chapters of each", so that I was giving the books the same amount of attention but then I generally would read more of the one and less of the other.

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  4. Thanks! That's great advice! <3

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  5. I totally agree with #8. Reviewing books is probably the hardest thing. And if I don't either write the review or take good notes right after reading the book, I struggle so much trying to remember what I thought of the book. Great list! =]

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