Summer Reading List (You Tell Me)

Well, helllooooooo there.

I know it’s been a while. Like, a long, long while. Alas, college will do that to a girl. But now that summer is here, I’m excited to get back to blogging! And reviewing!

But what to read, what to read? During the semester, I have so little time to read (besides 7oo pounds of pre-1900s literature, of course), and so it’s easy to get really behind the current trends. That’s why I’m asking for help.

Tell me what books I should have on my summer reading list! What’s your favorite book of the year? What new releases are you most excited about? What books should I be pumped for? Let me know; I’ll love you forever!

Thanks, and hopefully I’ll be back with an actual blog post soon enough!

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

Hello there! It’s Tuesday again, and with my least favorite day of the week comes Top Ten Tuesday–a bright light among Tuesdays. If you don’t know already, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. If you like lists, and you like books, then go on over to their blog and link up! This week, I only did my Top 5, because I don’t have that many blogging confessions, and it’s always good to keep a few secrets up your sleeve.

1. I think I overdid it a little at NetGalley

This is a confession that I feel like a lot of book bloggers will have, because what’s better than free books, especially ones that you can read before they’re released to the public? When I started requesting titles on NetGalley I got click crazy, and now I have a lot of books in my review pile, and my review ration is miserable because of this. Like awful. Like I’m not even going to put it here because of the shame. But I am planning on getting to at least 80% of those, so that my ratio will be on-par.

2. And speaking of free books…

That’s kind of the reason I decided to start a book blog. That sounds awful, right? 0_0

I just saw on this one site that if you had at least 30 followers you could start requesting titles, and I had a mini panic attack thinking about it. Books! Free! All I need is a blog and 30 minions followers! I thought it would take me months. But then I started my blog, and within two weeks, I had the necessary amount of followers. By that time, I realized two things.

One, that I might have started the blog so that I could review books (and end up getting ARCs), but I wanted to keep running the blog because I love interacting with people, venting my thoughts, and reading other people’s’ blogs.

And two: I completely forgot what site gave out free books for reviews at 30 followers anyways…

3. I feel guilty when I don’t post something for days at a time

My blog is really recent, and so maybe this will fade as time goes by, but I feel like I’m slacking if I go two or three days without getting a post up. But going a couple of days without positing is sometimes inevitable for me. Not because of an actual life or anything (ha), but because I’m easily addicted to things. Like, TV series. For the past few days, my life has been consumed with watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Office, and Parks and Recreation, with a dabble of Portlandia. So not a legitimate excuse, but isn’t that the point of excuses?

4. One day, I want to add a vlog to my blog.

Not a near daily thing like my written posts, but maybe a couple a month. I think it would be cool to do book reviews or bookish rants or just my thoughts with that kind of outlet. I would try terribly hard not to be boring, and I think it could be fun! But as of now, I’m not sure if (or when) this will become a reality.

5. I’m overly paranoid about what I’m sending out into the Internet 

Like, even the description of number 5. I’m pretty sure that ‘sending out into the Internet’ doesn’t even make grammatical sense, and I spent a minute just staring at it, head tilted, before I realized that I’ll just put my struggle right here, and it won’t matter if it’s wrong. But, seriously, it’s usually not even grammar I’m paranoid about. I’m a bit of a people pleaser, and I want people to like my blog and my posts, and I’m worried that one day, like, seven dozen people will start commenting about the awfulness of my blog, of me, and possibly of my dog. Really, I don’t know why, because if people did start commenting about how awful my blog and I am, I wouldn’t be that upset. I’d probably reply with something snarky and move on…unless it’s about my dog. Nobody messes with my dog.

So those were my bookish confessions. What are yours? Be sure to let me know in the comments! Because another bookish confession is that I love getting comments just as much as I love replying to them! 😀