Hello and welcome to the 12th installment of the Book Blogger Challenge. I can hardly believe I’ve been doing this weekly for 3 months.Pretty awesome. I also cannot believe that I just passed my 7 month blogiversary. Holy moly. I never thought I could maintain this book blog for so long. Not only that, but my numbers are starting to increase.It took awhile for that to happen and I am thrilled that it is happening.
Anywho, this feature is hosted by Good Books and Good Wine and today’s query is…
How Do You Fight Blogger Fatigue?
Oh man, this is a tough one. I think that fighting blogging fatigue is directly linked to reading fatigue. I look at my massive TBR pile and I groan because I know that means that I’ll have to write reviews for all of them.I get exhausted just thinking about it. But really things have been slow on the blog lately and that’s due in part to me being behind in my reading and also having read & reviewed books that aren’t scheduled for release for months.
I don’t want to do a whole lot of discussion posts because then things get boring and stagnant. I also don’t do “filler” posts such as cover reveals, book tours etc all that much anymore.I guess I could just write and write about totally random stuff but then I feel like the blog gets away from why I created it. I created it to talk about books. Yes I do personal posts but I don’t want those to become my main posts.
So I just have to hope that the slump that I am in right now ends soonish.
So how do you fight blogger fatigue?
This feature comes from Good Books and Good Wine. If you are participating in this challenge don’t forget to go and link up your posts.
How Do You Choose What Book To Read Next?
Well for me it is all about the deadlines. If I am doing a book review for a blog tour, then that book gets first priority. Books that are coming out in the next few weeks also get priority. Once I am done with the blog tour stuff then I move on, usually to those books that are going to be released in the next few weeks.Aside from that, I don’t really have any specific criteria. If it’s a book that I have been really looking forward to, then I’ll definitely read it, even if it’s release date is not for months.
I’ve been bad recently. I’ve read several 2014 releases instead of two book tour books whose tours are in the next month. Ooopsies!
I do try not to read too many books of the same genre back to back. I would hate to get bored of the genre. Yet, as you can see this week I had the reviews of two YA dystopians back to back. Yeah not the best planning in the universe. But I digress.
So how do you choose what book to read next?
Okay so I know I am super late to the party and everything but I have had things to talk about and so this challenge got pushed to the back-burner many times. Now I have the time to devote to it. I have changed it to doing it once a week instead of once a day. Partly because I don’t like having multiple postings on the blog every day and also partly because I am lacking in Friday discussion post topics now.
This comes from Good Books and Good Wine. Over the past few months many bloggers have jumped on the same bandwagon to do this. It’s fun and interesting to get to know our fellow book bloggers this way. So let me know if you’ve done this or if you can relate to any of my confessions.
So here goes…
Week 1-Make 15 book related confessions
1. I have to be eating or drinking something while I read.
2. Up until about 2.5 years ago I had no clue what YA was or what Dystopian was.
3. My favorite place to read during the daytime is on my antique couch.
4. I use index cards as my bookmarks. These index cards have the book title, author and whether its a review book or a me book.
5. I have to write the review immediately after I finish the book. Unless it’s like 3am or something.
6. I read more than one book at a time.
7. I’m a certified speed reader. I can finish a 400 page book in a day.
8. I was reading on my own by age 4.
9.As a child, I devoured books about medical stuff.
10. Until recently, books rarely made me cry.
11. I enjoyed the Twilight series once,but I will never read it again.
12. I tend to shy away from the books that are mostly romance. I need action in my books.
13. If a book has great characters, chances are super high that I’ll love the book.
14. Pretty covers lure me in almost immediately.
15. I love the kick-ass female characters, The weak female characters drive me bananas.