Top Ten Blogging Confessions
Let's be honest: Blogging, like any form of social media, is deceptive. While I try my best to write interesting and thoughtful and generally high quality posts here at the B-Drag, all of you reading this blog are only getting a small glimpse into my life. You might read a (hopefully?) intriguing review of a book I just finished, but you don't see my white shirt that just got stained with the red licorice my daughter was eating last night, or the dirty dishes in my kitchen sink, or the broken wheel on my stroller - all of which are currently being ignored in favor of my bloggity.
So I was kind of excited to write this week's prompt. Transparency is awesome. Here are my top ten blogging confessions. Here's to being real!
10. I recently went from blogging 6 times a week to 5 times a week, and I'm not sorry one bit.
9. I never read other bloggers' Waiting on Wednesday posts. My apologies to all you fellow book bloggers who participate in this weekly meme, but I just would much rather talk about books I can currently read!
8. I admit it, I really like reading and writing negative reviews. The critic in me just loves them. (I often hope the author never comes across those reviews, though!)
7. I haven't read anything by the Bronte sisters, but I have read everything by Stephenie Meyer. I don't really feel all that badly about this fact.
6. I totally Twitter-stalk J.K. Rowling.
5. I think the Hunger Games films are the best book-to-film adaptations I've ever seen.
4. I read the entire Harry Potter series to my daughter before she was 6 months old. (Context: she kept falling asleep while nursing, so in order to keep her awake so that she would finish eating, I would read out loud to her. I have a feeling this is the beginning of an annual tradition. Minus the nursing part.)
3. It really bugs me when people tell me that they wish they had more time to read. We all have time to do the things we really want to do. I read a lot because I want to. If you would rather do yoga or go to a movie or organize your sock drawer... great! Power to you. But don't pretend my life is somehow cushier than yours because I make reading a high priority.
2. Few things make me want to growl more than the phrase "teenage fluff." As if being a teenager was nothing but fluff. As if the issues teens face (peer pressure, family problems, deadlines, competitions, failures, relationships, etc.) are merely teen issues, not human issues. As if I should feel badly for reading something that I connect to, because of the age of the (fictional) protagonist. Take your snobbery elsewhere; I'm busy reading.
1. One of my goals in life is to attend Book Expo America. As an introvert, though, the idea of going to BEA is just as frightening as exhilarating.
Okay, now that I'm feeling extremely vulnerable, tell me what some of your reading/blogging/bookish confessions are!!