Recently I saw an interesting post on Nick & Neyreda’s Infinite Booklist where they revealed their blogger confessions. It inspired me to do a post on it as well because I realised I have quite a few myself, and wanted to see if perhaps some of you might share the same ones or what different ones you have. 🙂
Please don’t take anything personally, every confession is relative and situational! 😀 I thought it would be a great opportunity to share these thoughts, and perhaps talk about things we don’t normally talk about. I’d love to hear some of your confessions!
- I sit/lay/starfish in really weird positions when I’m reading.
- I don’t have that many books on my shelf because I used to read everything on my Kindle.
- I actually haven’t read that many books because I only started reading intensively 2 years ago, and even then I stopped for over 8 months in between (my final year at uni was too hectic).
- I love knowing about the person behind a blog, and always read the “About Me” page on my first visit.
- I hate having one book in paperback and one in hardback. If it’s a series, I want them to all be matching.
- I need to have all my favourite books in hardback. If I really love it and I only bought it in paperback, I will order the hardback. It’s counterproductive and wasteful, I know, but they are my babies. Plus, wasting money on books is the best way to waste money, right? 😉
- But preferably I would like all my books in hardback.
- It annoys me when one cover (UK/US) is so much nicer than the other. I will always need the prettier one.
I really don’t give a flying hoot about ARCS and have never privately contacted a publisher.This has changed since I started FairyLoot, but they are mostly for potential upcoming boxes.
- I think commenting back is incredibly important and if a blogger doesn’t comment back after a few comments I find it rude and don’t bother visiting their blog again. If you won’t bother giving me the time of day, I won’t either.
- I have no method to the way I plan my blog posts, and have only recently started taking notes when reading books (most of which haven’t even been useful, haha! In the notes for one book, I think I wrote “confused” in 6 bullet points – clearly, I was very).
- I love reviews with a lot of animation and emotion, not just breaking down the facts and sounding all formal.
- I want to swear more in my reviews but feel guilty when I do, so I always end up removing them.
- I like the GIFs in my reviews to be matching, either from the same series or movie or whatever.
- I like text that is broken up and easy on the eyes and I don’t enjoy reading really chunky reviews.
- Blogs with constant promo blitzs and promotions turn me off; they come across as marketing platforms and are very impersonal.
- I often think my reviews sound repetitive and get nervous wondering what people will think of them (especially the pictures I take with my books).
- I am genuinely terrible at taking pretty book pictures and far too lazy to get better at it.
- I am seriously considering doing a video review one day, just to see how it would be but I’m friggin’ scared.
- I need my books to be in perfect condition and detest bending the spine so as you can imagine I spend most of the book reading at a rather inconvenient angle.
- I will literally dive across the room and tackle you if I see you trying to hurt my books.
- I have met some incredibly unique and intelligent people in the blogosphere, which I never thought would happen but am so happy it did.
- I think my reviews could be more harsh/critical, but that with each book I read I get better at expressing that and it gets better with the more books I read.
- I am still genuinely surprised everyday that people read the stuff that I have to say, and it makes me feel so happy and grateful.
- I have become incredibly proud of my blog.