Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers there at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!
This week’s topic was REALLY hard for me! Because I haven’t been blogging like I used to, I sort of had to really think about the way I do things, and what would count as a “confession”. I almost just did a few of them, but eventually did manage to crank out a list of ten things. I’ll be curious to see how my confessions match up to other folks’!
I will be the first one to rush out and buy a book, and then let it sit on my shelf for ages before finally reading it. I’m always afraid that I won’t like it and be that one dissenting voice amongst the masses!
I know. I am probably the only YA blogger in existence who’s never read anything by this author. But see point number one, okay?
Admittedly, I haven’t finished it. But I got 50% through and just really wasn’t feeling it!
I really don’t use Twitter like I should. Sometimes I just honestly don’t feel like I have anything remotely interesting to say!
Sometimes I feel like I don’t offer anything “new” to the YA Blogger World. While I do insert my own voice into my posts, and have some things to give this blog a more personal feel, I still struggle to come up with things that others (and myself) would find interesting. See above re: the Tweeting, ha!
Writing reviews is HARD sometimes! Occasionally I find it hard to say what I want to say in a way that’s concise and non-spoilery. Sometimes I find it hard not to fangirl all over something. Other times I will procrastinate to the point that the details of the book I’m trying to review become fuzzy! But since part of having a book blog is writing reviews, I shall continue to muddle on through!
Maybe writing reviews wouldn’t be so hard if I did, but … I don’t. I don’t take notes. I usually can remember details well enough that writing notes isn’t really necessary. I will, however, use the Goodreads progress system to save quotes that I love, or to rant about plot happenings that annoy me!
I am SUCH a bad commenter on others’ blogs! I don’t WANT to be bad at it, but I really really am. I will always reply to comments left on my own blog – and when it comes to memes, I tend to visit those who visit me – but otherwise I really fail at the whole leaving comments thing.
Which makes this one ridiculous, right? If I can’t comment on others’ posts I really have no right to expect them to comment on mine.
Man, I have so many galleys I haven’t read! Admittedly this is because, when I was first accepted at the galley sites like Edelweiss and NetGalley that I sort of went crazy with the requesting. Now that my reading drive has dwindled quite significantly, I have been very judicious with my requests. I am hoping that I will eventually be able to get everything I have saved on my Kindle read and reviewed. It’s just going to take a LONG time.
So those are my confessions! What are yours? Please link me!