5 Things…That are Hard to Resist in Book Blogging!

October 2, 2014 5 things 2

Lindsay’s top 5 things:

5) Swearing. Sometimes a review needs a little creative and colorful language. I know that’s it’s fucking okay to swear here in our little safe haven, but I have to remember to edit my fucking reviews before spreading them around on the fucking web. Fuck.

4) Netgalley. It’s like crack for bloggers. I can’t seem to resist the call of new books to read, regardless of the fact that I have a whole stack that I haven’t read yet. I have years worth of books, but that doesn’t seem to stop me from wandering over to NG to see what they have.

3) Procrastination. I read a book last month, and the review is supposed to be up tomorrow. Have I written that review yet? Nope. I could have written it right after finishing the book, while it was still fresh in my mind, but for some reason I found something that was more important to do. I probably moved on to the next fantastic book waiting in the queue, and told myself that I would write the review after I finished a chapter. Or maybe I started watching Teen Wolf or playing Candy Crush! I guess we’ll never know. The thing is… I know I have a problem. But I just. Can’t. Stop.

2) Bookstores. I’ve always had a problem with bookstores, in that I can’t walk past one without going inside. But NOW I can justify my book purchases as “research”. Totally legit.

1) It’s hard to avoid… avoidance. I can pretty much spend every waking minute reading, and blogging adds a sense of responsibility to it. So now I have deadlines. Add to that the fact that I can’t turn away from bookstores and I have a serious procrastination habit, and what do we have? Too many books and too little time! Time to amp up my coping strategy: AVOID EVERYTHING! This means that I need to read instead of doing dishes, laundry, vacuuming etc. Kraft Mac n’ Cheese for supper again. Showering is overrated.

The first step is admitting you have a problem.


Lori’s Five Things:

5.) Same as Lindsay. Only I fucking fail at it!

4.) It’s hard to resist getting involved in all the DRAMA. The thing is, we all fuck up. We all make mistakes and  bad choices but people are so quick to judge, or throw each under the bus that it’s hard to ignore it, and sometimes it’s hard to let it go.

3.) Staying up late to finish a book! I get up at stupid o’clock in the morning. I can’t afford to miss sleep.

2.) One clicking every book that looks reasonably good.

1.) Facebook. It’s just flat out hard to resist facebook.

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  • Kristin@Blood, Sweat and Books

    Omg this list is the best. I pretty much agree with all of these because I’m guilty of doing many if not all of them. Great post!

    • Lori Parker

      We need a Book Bloggers Anon to help us overcome our ‘problems’.