Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week we will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
July 8: Top Ten Book/Blogging Confessions
1. Biggest Library Snob I don’t know if its snobbish but when I got to library and I check out their adult and NA section and I look up authors and if they don’t have most of an authors famous works or some obscure novel that I feel they should have on their shelves because I can GUARANTEE people will want to read it, I feel as if it’s my sole duty to suggest books for them to get. I’ve done this at three libraries and one of them was a small town library and so grateful when I beefed up their shelves.
2. I dog ear library books and if I’ve checked out a dog-eared book I smooth them all out and ear them at the parts that I like, sometimes its the same as the one before me and that makes me smile.
3. I never know what to say my favorite book is Harry Potter is so cliché right? right?! And I’m older now and you’d be surprised how many book snobs are out there, like Fyodor Dostoyevsky as a favorite author, I call BULLSHIT. But seriously, I should have 5 that I can call upon when put on the spot. Honestly I love books, but there are so many favorites for so many different reasons. Each genre and book played a special part in my life, its hard and mean to choose just one to describe adolescence to adulthood.
4. I’ve never bought a book at a bookstore When I went through my Harry Potter phase, all the books were pre-ordered for me by my parents. Best gifts ever, I never had to stand in line, now we’re in the e-reader age and although I still read physical books I’ve just never bought any before. This will all change when I build myself a library, I swear.
5. I’ve never been to a book signing or convention and I feel like I’m the book lover who’s missing out. I want to experience the magic of meeting an author I admire and having them sign my book or geeking it out at a convention with other book lovers, think of all the friends and new reading material I’d have after!
6. I want to stay at every room in Inn BoonsBoro is Chesapeake Bay all because I read the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy by Nora Roberts and fell in love and when I realized its a real place I was a goner, every anniversary I am going to spend in a certain room, btw Nora Roberts owns this place and the bookstore beside where she does signings ahh I’m freaking out. Seriously check it out here (those are the rooms and they are heaven!)
7. I was adamantly against e-readers I mean, I looked down on people who had them and thought I was so high and mighty for not caving to the devil that is e-books and e-readers and then I got one as a gift or something and now I’m like e-books I love you. I’m so ashamed because I love physical books and whatnot but e-books are so darn convenient. I don’t have to wait for the library to get the book or travel a great distance to buy it, it’s just button clicks away. I understand the craze now. But I gave up a piece of my soul. 🙁
8. I’m super lazy so since I have templates sort of I kind of don’t have to change anything on my new posts. Like the color scheme or the Top Ten logo, its uniformed and the same and it takes a load off my shoulders.
9. Reviewing books for authors when I’ve been asked makes me so nervous, especially if I didn’t enjoy the book, it’s like thanks for letting me read it but it wasn’t that great. I feel bad but I refuse to sugar-coat.
10. I’ve moved to a different country and I’m moving apartments for the second time and I’m job hunting, so although I’m still reading and writing reviews when I can for Goodreads. Blogging is taking a huge backseat and is more of a chore than something I want to do ONLY because I’m so busy and tired and I want to go back to enjoying and looking forward to my posts. :'( I will get there, soon!
anotherafterthoughtJuly 9, 2014 at 11:41
I think I’m even worse off than your nervousness for non sugar-coating a book since I don’t even have the time to pick up these author requested reviews at all and they just keep getting backlogged and then some. Ahh, I feel so terrible haha. I feel like I’m never aware that there are book signings. Like: “oh, so and so was in town? really? last week?! damn.” But hopefully that will somewhat change when I attend a convention as well!
joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts
sashwilsonJuly 9, 2014 at 23:50
haha you’re hilarious. I totally agree, right now I’m behind and playing catch up with everything, I can’t decide if the good book reviews are easier than the bad haha I think the bad book reviews are easier for me to write. And most of the time, I honestly don’t feel bad until after I’ve read what I said and I’m like “damn that’s harsh…oh well.” 🙂
I can’t tell you how many signings I’ve missed. It’s ridiculous that they were so close yet so far. Next time, I tell myself, next time is always next time tho..Priorities!
pooksJuly 8, 2014 at 09:43
So much wonderfulness in this list! But mainly — omg how did I not know about the Inn Boonsboro????
As for Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which by the way I totally cut and pasted because otherwise no way I could spell it–never read a word. I feel inadequate because I haven’t, but frankly, just haven’t felt interested. The only thing that stops me from feeling like a total loser is that I can honestly say that Lolita is one of the most magnificent books I’ve ever read, and so that gives me a bit of literary cred, if only a bit.
I love your list.
sashwilsonJuly 8, 2014 at 10:43
haha thanks! Inn BoonsBoro is amazing, now you know about it so you can go visit website and browse to your heart content, I made plans just by visiting the website, its top ten on my bucket list of places to visit.
I had to copy and paste that name too lol I need to think of a book that I’ve read and enjoyed that will lend me that literary cred, choosing is so hard!
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Cora @ Tea Party PrincessJuly 8, 2014 at 07:34
Love your list 🙂 I love visiting places that have featured in books. I remember reading The Poison Diaries and it made the Poison Gardens in Alnwick even more special.
Cora @ Tea Party Princess
ChrissiReadsJuly 8, 2014 at 00:54
Author requests always make me really nervous too. I’m kind of thinking tat I must stop accepting requests. The amount of good books I’ve found through author requests is unfortunately very minimal so far…
sashwilsonJuly 8, 2014 at 02:26
I know! It’s shocking to me. I’ve just stuck to Goodreads as my means of getting an arc copy, for a while now, I couldn’t handle an author asking me to read and review and then not like it and have to give my review to them directly. It hurts. :/
BrianaJuly 8, 2014 at 00:27
I actually experienced a lot of frustration at my library when I was younger because libraries tend to carry the most famous of an author’s works…and that’s it. If you want Jane Eyre, that’s great. If you want one of Charlotte Bronte’s other books, tough luck. It’s been less of an issue for me now that I have my own spending money and can buy more books for myself, but I still feel sorry for library patrons.
Unfortunately, suggesting a book to my library costs 50 cents (because they put it on hold for you if they buy it, and holds cost 50 cents), so I can’t do it wllly-nilly or the cost would go up. Also, I think it’s funny they don’t seem to think I would suggest a book because OTHER people might want to read it, not because I do. If I just wanted to read it, I’d ask for an interlibrary loan, not suggest the library purchase the book.
sashwilsonJuly 8, 2014 at 02:21
Right?! Libraries always have the most well-known works of an author but what about the lesser known works that are equally as good and sometimes even better.
I’ve never been charged when I suggested a library buy a book but times have changed and I haven’t suggested any in the place I’m living now but like you said, I have my own money and can buy it now without suggesting that they do. Tough that everyone else isn’t getting our book expertise but that’s why we blog right? 🙂
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