Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

2014, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions

Bless me, Bloggers, for I have sinned…

 

I’m In Trouble Now!

I’ve only ever watched Gone with the Wind, but not read the book, even though this blog’s name is inspired by it. It was the first adult movie I watched as a kid, in the 80s, dubbed in Spanish, because I lived in Mexico at the time, but I fell IN LOVE.

 

TBR Shame

The amount of unread books on my shelves and in my ereaders is embarrassing. Yet! I can’t stop myself from buying more or requesting egalleys. What is wrong with meeeee?! :(

 

Some Progress

I’ve stopped requesting PHYSICAL ARCs, so that’s good, right? That’s one step closer to minimizing my TBR… right? ;) Also, I didn’t go to any conferences this year, which is where I would get the bulk of ARCs that end up at my house.

 

NO-WoWW

Get it? Cause of J-WOWW and the meme is abbreviated as WoW… Anyway! I stopped doing Waiting on Wednesday posts. I just…don’t anticipate books like I used to. I’m no longer DYYYYYYING for those pre-publications. You can blame my daunting TBR piles, lol.

 

Cool book, bro.

Back when I started blogging, I wasn’t all too concerned with getting ARCs. But that changed after a short time and I’d get the biggest cases of BOOK ENVY when I’d see other bloggers get ARCs I’d been coveting. I no longer get envious. I sometimes get a pang (I’ll Give You The Sun! Lola!), but then I remember that the book will be released when it’s released and in the meantime, here’s all those other books you’d been DYING to read, Jess. Read those. LOL

 

Speaking of…

I haven’t read many of my most anticipated books of the year. Or last year. Or probably the year before that. Send help.

 

Then there’s this!

I hardly ever (ok, never) stick to Top Ten Books I plan to Read this Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter lists. I think we can conclude I read what I want for the most part, but putting it in list form makes it homework in a way, so it turns me off. :/

 

No you didn’t!

Sometimes, I watch the movie first to see if I want to read the book. *runs away and hides*

 

Take my YA reader card. Just do it.

I’ve only ever read the first Harry Potter book.

 

But let’s be honest…

My most personal confession: I’ve thought about quitting blogging a few times this year, but I don’t think I could ever really do it. I think what I need is a break. A break to just enjoy reading without worrying about writing reviews, a break to rethink my whole blogging process so that it doesn’t feel like a chore sometimes, a break to just break. I’ve been doing this for three years now and I can tell you I never imagined I’d be here, but I also can’t image not doing it anymore. <3

 

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging Confessions”

  1. Gaby @ Queen Ella Bee Reads

    Uh, this list is hilarious and perfect. I love it. Never quit blogging, kay thanks. (But do take a break. Breaks are good. I took one in January. And have taken a lot of no-posting days recently. It’s fiiiine just make sure you come back and write hilarious and perfect posts for me to read.)

  2. Chrissi Reads

    I definitely have far too many books on my TBR pile both on my Kindle and physical copies. I need to stop buying books… but not sure that’ll happen! ;) Great confessions!

  3. Jo

    Take a break if you want, but please don’t give it up – I enjoy reading your blog. I can understand feeling overwhelmed, though. I don’t have a book blog (just a blog), and I find sometimes a month goes by before I post anything. Book blogs are a lot of work. My reading has really suffered this year and I really don’t know why. I am so behind on my Goodreads goal, and as you mentioned above, so many of the books I REALLY want to read are just languishing on my Nook and Kindle.

  4. Jessi E. ( The Elliott Review)

    I had to quit blogging due to things going on in my life at the time, but within the past year I have started voraciously reading again. To me, a perk of not blogging is being able to catch up on all the books I wanted to read. I’ve been having a great time. I still rate and sometimes make a comment on Goodreads, and I recently startrd looking at Twitter again. I have wondered if I should start blogging again, but I fear it would steal this new joy and freedom.

    And as a side note, you MUST finish the Harry Potter books – stat!! ;)

  5. Whitney

    I’ve actually had thoughts of quitting blogging too. I just got tired of reviews and everything. But I went about a month reading books from Wattpad, which a lot of those books aren’t published, and they don’t have a goodreads page so I didn’t write a review for them. And it really helped. It was really relaxing so it helped me get back on track with my other reads.

    I hope you do get your break so it won’t seem so bad! :)

    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

  6. Emma @ Hopeful Happiness

    Yes to the Usher gif!! I totally included the song in my post!I too have some major TBR shame. My Netgalley and Edelweiss are out of control. Luckily, I have taken a fast and am making a conscious effort to read more of those books. (Then I get distracted by other shiny books. UGH!!)

  7. Lina

    *gasp* This is the best list with the best gifs. I’ve already read a lot of other blogger’s TTT’s this week, but none were quite as shocking as yours. ;))

  8. Cialina

    I can’t say I’ve officially quit blogging, since every now and then I get a really strong urge to update my site. But I’ve definitely taken long breaks just because I get tired of the constant pressure to update.

  9. Betty

    LOL… “Take my YA Reader Card.”

    I swear we are reading habit twins. I also suck at TBR…. I also long for books, get them, then don’t read them (hello Ruin & Rising and Heir of Fire)!… I went to 2 conferences this year and it is a major problem having over 100 ARCS on my shelf that I KNOW I won’t get to anywhere near on time. Love your freaking GIFs. hahahaha
    Also, I think breaks are important, especially if the thought keeps creeping up on you. I took one a couple months into this pregnancy (i was soooo sick and tired) because it made no sense to be blogging like normal when I just wasn’t all there. Even now, I’m starting to get tired again and we are trying to sell our house, so I haven’t taken a “break” but I have been okay with not being so diligent!

  10. Cait @ Notebook Sisters

    Haha! These were kind of funny! Although I AM laughing at your pain and I feel bad… >-< But take away my YA card because I only started reading Harry Potter this year! (Although I HAVE read 4 of them, so hehe. I can get my card back? XD) I no longer do WOWs or make lists of books to read. I read what I want. Loki style. *tosses hair* I don't like plans or challenges.
    My TTT!

  11. Tanya (Read. Run. Study.)

    I’m also terrible at reading the books on my TBR lists. Publishing my TBR list for a given time period tends to be a sure sign I won’t read any of the books on it. I’m doing a little better this summer, but I’m already starting to veer off course. Oh well.

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