Friday, September 17, 2010

'Fess Up Friday

I don't know why I feel like I should be playing Ursha (that's Usher for the proper folks) in the background.  Oh hell, let me drop a little leprechaun love for y'all.

Now that that's out of the way, here's the part where I confess my book blogging secrets.
  1. Sometimes I don't feel like blogging.  I just want to read without worrying about whether or not I'm going to finish the book in time to have a post.
  2. My feelings get hurt when no one comments on a book that I thought was really great.  I'm overly enthusiastic (and long winded) about books I really like. I want others to be overly enthusiastic about them too.  Everyone has their preference.  I'm working on not being so gushy and sensitive about what I read.
  3. Some days I would rather blog about reality TV.  If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I'm a fan of the Real Housewives series and umm...Swamp People.  Don't judge me! I'm fascinated by the Cajun accents.
  4. I think the book blogging world can be just as segregated as the shelving at Borders.  Someone once told me that if I wanted to increase my readership, I should blog about more mainstream lit.  And by mainstream they meant paranormal/vampire lit, romance novels, historical fiction, books with white characters, etc.  I blog predominantly about books by and/or about people of color because I enjoy it and if I don't, who will?  I don't knock anyone that blogs about the other stuff, but it's not my cup of tea. 
  5. Jodi Picoult needs to go sit down somewhere.
  6. I hate authors that friend me on Goodreads just to plug their book. Stop filling my inbox up with repeated recommendations for your book.  If it's good, I'll get to it and you only need to tell me once!
  7. I think it's rude as hell when someone that's never commented on the blog emails asking me to send them one of the freebies on the Giveaways page.  Yeah, they're free to you, but the postage costs me.  At least have the decency to say something in the email other than your name, address and name of the book you want.
  8. I'm not a fan of street lit.  I'm sure most of you already knew that, but I have to put it out there again.  A fellow tweeter and I were discussing it last week after the whole Omar Tyree post and out of nowhere, street lit authors came for us. What the what? The Twitterverse isn't gang turf! I'm not about to fight you over what you write.  There's an audience for what you write, but I'm not picking up what you're putting down, so stop trying to bring me over to the dark side.  Know your audience and govern yourselves accordingly.
  9. I think grown people that read nothing but YA lit are weird.
  10. I think Kindles, Nooks, etc. are overrated.  Yeah, I said it.  I know some of you swears on the precious when it comes to those things. I still prefer paper books.  (Did you see how I threw that Lord of the Rings reference in there? I stans for Smeagol!)

Ahhh, confession is good for the soul.  So what do you need to confess this Friday?


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